Seven Day Overland Safari

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Seven Day Overland Safari

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Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 750

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

South Africa enjoys a spectacular coastline, starting with the cold Atlantic currents and storm battered rocks of the beaches around Cape Town through to the crystal clear, warm Indian Ocean and unspoiled white sandy beaches of Durban. On this tour we endeavor to explore this coastline thoroughly, and to enjoy the many nature reserves and activities encountered en-route. This tour is designed for active clients who wish to make the most of the time available, we cover vast distances, but also include walks and other activities.Bungalows, Inns and Hotels are used on this tour, some basic but always comfortable, all are chosen for their location. This tour requires a certain amount of fitness and flexibility; it is not suitable for those seeking a five star, luxury tour. The highlights of tour includes the following: Southern Tip of Africa, De Hoop Game reserve, Route 62, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Seasonal Whale Watching, Knysna Boat Trip, Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant Reserve, Wild Coast beaches and Nelson Mandela’s Birthplace.

Trip Properties:

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Cape Town

    Cape Town – De Hoop Nature Reserve.

    Departing from the Drifters Cape Town Inn at 08h00, we follow the rugged coastline through the numerous fishing villages to Hermanus, well known for offering the finest land based whale watching in season. Our next stop is the southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans meet.


    This afternoon we will spend time game watching in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, acclaimed for its unique fauna and flora and spectacular scenery.

    Villa Rental

    We spend the night in bungalows. D

  • Day 2 - Oudtshoorn

    Garden Route – Oudtshoorn.

    An early start, we leave the coast, crossing the mighty Outeniqua Mountains and entering the dry Karoo interior. We follow the famed Route 62 toward Oudtshoorn where we visit the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great wonders.


    We will also visit a commercial Ostrich farm to learn more about these huge flightless birds.


    Late this afternoon we traverse the Outeniqua Pass and then travel through the Lake District en-route to our Log Cabins hidden in the heart of the Knysna forest.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Our home for the next two nights will be the Drifters Knysna Inn. B L D

  • Day 3 - South Africa

    Small Ship or Yacht Cruise

    This morning we will enjoy a boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon in the Drifters Ski Boat. Weather permitting, we will cruise through the Heads and out into the open ocean in the hope of spotting whales, dolphins, sharks, and other marine life that frequents this stretch of coast.


    We return to Knysna village and have some time free to explore this quaint woodcutter’s town, or to simply relax at the Waterfront.

    Food and Dining

    Dinner tonight will be own expense, enjoyed in one of the towns many restaurants.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Return to the Drifters Knysna Inn for the night. B L

  • Day 4 - Port Elizabeth

    Tsitsikamma – Port Elizabeth.
    National Parks

    Tsitsikamma National Park, we pass through the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay, and negotiate the deep ravines and high lookouts of the “Old Passes Road”.


    At Tsitsikamma we enjoy a short hike along the rugged coast and a visit to the suspension bridge that crosses the Storms River before continuing our journey to Port Elizabeth.


    On arrival we check into our hotel near the seafront and then set off to explore the many Cafés, Pubs, and Restaurants in the surrounding area.

    Food and Dining

    Tonight’s meal will be own expense. B L

  • Day 5 - Eastern Cape

    Addo Elephant Park – Eastern Cape.

    This morning is spent game driving in the Addo Elephant Park, renowned for its herds of African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Dung Beetle’s, and other interesting species.

    Villa Rental

    Leaving the park in the afternoon, we continue to our next stop where we overnight in comfortable bungalows. B L D

  • Day 6 - South Africa

    Wild Coast.

    Today we travel into an area that was designated as a Tribal Homeland during the apartheid era (Transkei). Nelson Mandela was born here, and our route takes us past both his birthplace and the holiday house that he had built to replicate his prison house.

    All-Inclusive Resort

    This afternoon we arrive at our remote, secluded Coffee Bay resort where we spend some time on the beach and enjoying the surf. To stretch our legs we will conduct a walk to “Hole in the Wall” a unique rock formation created by the constant pounding of the waves. B L D

  • Day 7 - Durban


    A long drive today, we pass through Umtata and then wind our way through the scenic hill’s of the Eastern Cape, dotted with rural villages where women work in the fields and men tend their cows as they have for centuries. Our journey then takes us past the many resorts of the Kwazulu – Natal south coast before we enter Durban, South Africa’s holiday city, and home to Africa’s largest harbour.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Our stop tonight is just north of Durban at the Drifters Dolphin Coast Inn, situated literally on the beach, this is the perfect place to unwind after the many days of traveling.

    Food and Dining

    Tonight we enjoy a celebratory meal at a local restaurant (own expense). B L

  • Day 8 - Johannesburg

    Food and Dining

    The tour ends this morning after breakfast, however clients wishing to stay on at the Drifters Dolphin Coast Inn may book extra nights in order to enjoy this superb stretch of unspoiled beach.

    Private Car Service

    Clients wishing to travel to Johannesburg may join the guide today at a cost of R300-00 (payable directly to the guide), but Drifters will not be under obligation to provide this service, and although we intend to be back in Johannesburg by 18h00, we can not always guarantee this. B

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