The Garden Route Wilderness Adventure

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The Garden Route Wilderness Adventure

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Length of trip:

8 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 800 to $ 1500

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

This is a South African Garden Route Adventure Tour - an exciting new concept along the Garden Route. It is an action-packed "must do" for all thrill seekers. The itinerary includes a variety of thrilling outdoor activities like: river gorge hikes, Great White Shark viewing, mountain biking, horse riding, waterfalls, forest, whales, wine, beaches and wildlife - the itinerary has something in it for everyone.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Cape Town

    Cape Town. After arrival at Cape Town international Airport, a quick 20-minute transfer takes us to our Hotel close to the Cities V&A Waterfront. The day is left to use as you wish.

    Sightseeing

    Options are a visit to the famous Robin Island Prison where Nelson Mandela was held, take the cable car up Table Mountain, a half-day trip into the townships to get an idea of how the majority of South Africans live, or simply visit the shops and festivities of the Waterfront or one the Cape Beaches.

  • Day 2 - Cape Town

    Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
    Sightseeing

    This is a full Cape Peninsula tour. We follow the Atlantic coast past Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno, to the fishing village at Hout Bay.

    Sightseeing

    Here we will do a 1/2 hour scenic boat cruise to visit an impressive seal colony (own costing @R30). Then it’s on over the Constantiaberg Mountains, to Soetwater where we begin our optional cycle with a total distance of 24km ending in the Cape Point Nature Reserve where we will serve a buffet-style picnic lunch.

    Hiking

    We will then continue on to Cape Point, where you can choose to climb the hill to the lighthouse or take the funicular up. There is also a 1/2 hour cliff top hike from Cape Point to the Cape of Good Hope - the South-westernmost tip of the African continent (or take the bus).

    Sightseeing

    On our return home we will visit a rare colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach in False Bay. We then follow the road past the southern suburbs back to the city.

  • Day 3 - Mossel Bay

    Private Car Service

    Depart from Cape Town and drive along N2 towards Swellendam, heading for Mossel Bay where we have time to visit The Diaz Museum, The Post Office Tree and other attractions of Mossel Bay.

    Safari

    Late afternoon drive back towards Albertinia on the way to a Sunset BIG 5 Game Drive at the Garden Route Game Lodge.

    Hotel

    Dinner and Jacuzzi under the stars before overnighting at the Santos Express on the beach at Mossel Bay. [BD]

  • Day 4 - Oudtshoorn

    Private Car Service

    Depart from Mossel Bay and drive over the spectacular Robinson Pass on the way to Oudtshoorn.

    Sightseeing

    Spend the day at the Cango Caves; ride ostriches at the Cango Ostrich Farm and view Cheetah’s, Crocodiles and many other cats at the Crocodile Farm.

    Canoeing

    Overnight in Wilderness at the Faery Knowe lodge where we have the option of canoeing on the lagoon spotting 200 different species of birds. [BD]

  • Day 5 - Plettenberg Bay

    Private Car Service

    Depart Wilderness and drive to George.

    Optional
    Canoeing

    Option of catching the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe steam train to Knynsa or going canoeing on the river.

    Adventure

    Thereafter we visit World’s highest Bungy at Bloukrantz (plenty of time to jump for those thrill seekers) as well as walk the hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth.

    All-Inclusive Resort

    Overnight at Stanley Island (S.A’s only privately owned island) which includes half an hour champagne cruise. Dinner at own expense this evening in Plettenberg Bay.

    Optional
    Adventure

    Optional extra of gliding effortlessly with qualified pilot over Plettenberg beaches spotting dolphins and whales. [B]

  • Day 6 - South Africa

    Swellendam.
    Sightseeing

    Depart Plettenberg Bay and explore secluded castles at Noetzie. Visit Knysna heads and explore Knysna.

    Sightseeing

    Thereafter we have a tour of an aloe factory outside and overnight at the Buffelsjagts Dam outside Swellendam with the option of going on the longest foefie - slide in Africa! [BD]

  • Day 7 - Cape Town

    Private Car Service

    Depart Swellendam and follow the coastal route towards Hermanus.

    Adventure

    There is time for an optional extra of Shark Cage Diving if any one so wishes. Visit the beer brewery (plenty of tasting!).

    Wine

    Thereafter we explore Hermanus including whale watching (in season) and wine tasting at Hamilton Russell.

    Sightseeing

    Return to Cape Town late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline where hopefully we’ll see more whales or dolphins. [B]

  • Day 8 - Cape Town

    Depart Cape Town.
    Shopping

    Have a relaxing morning in Cape Town doing some last minute shopping etc.

    Afterwards taking the transfer back to the airport for our flight home on which everyone will sleep every minute of the way. [B]

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