Explore the South-East coast of South Africa from Cape Town to Addo Elephant Park and back with this 6 Day Cape to Addo Tour. Visit Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa, the Garden Route, Addo Elephant Park and more.

6 Day Cape to Addo Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas

We depart from Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning for Hermanus. (Shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator, and will miss the first half of Day 1). We follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. You can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for hundreds of Southern Right Whales during the whale season (July to November) and many shops, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we will drive on to Cape Agulhas, the most southern tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the “real” place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

Included meals: Dinner
Included activities: Penguins at Betties Bay
Optional activities: Shark cage diving, R2150Whale watching boat trip (in season, July – November), R800
Overnight: Cape Agulhas/Struisbaai

Day 2: Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn

We travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and spectacular Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. You will be able to experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour, followed by a sampling of the local wine & craft beer.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Craft beer & local wine tastingCango Caves adventure tour
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Oudtshoorn

Day 3: Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield

After breakfast we head over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. After the canoeing, we will head to the famous town of Knysna via the spectacular Lake District of the Garden Route. This up-market little town is filled with curios, restaurants and a waterfront, where you will be able to have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some spectacular views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean. Late afternoon you can spend exploring Sedgefield with its spectacular views and beaches.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
Optional activities: None
Overnight: Sedgefield

Day 4: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma – Addo

After breakfast, off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including long and short hikes, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. Late afternoon we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional activities: 216 M Bloukrans bungee jump, R950Treetop canopy tour, R595
Overnight: Addo area

Day 5: Addo – Wilderness

We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park. We will spend up to 3-4 hours exploring the 28,000 hectare National reserve with over 450 elephant and some Cape buffalo, lion, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, koedoe, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing we will drive back to the heart of the Garden Route where we will overnight and have sundowners overlooking the spectacular Wilderness Beach.

Included meals: None
Included activities: Entrance and 3-4 hour drive with tour vehicle through Addo Elephant National Park
Optional activities: 2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, R340
Overnight: Wilderness

Day 6: Wilderness –Mossel Bay – Cape Town

After breakfast at the popular George Farmers’ Market, we will stop in Mossel Bay to spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try a 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sand boarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive back to Cape Town/Stellenbosch in the early evening.

Included meals: Breakfast
Optional activities: 10,000 foot tandem skydive, R2550Sand boarding the longest dune in South Africa, R500

6-Day tour prices, per person:

Accommodation options 2017 rates
Backpacker dorm R 6900
Backpacker twin/double R 7850
Backpacker twin/double en-suite R 8350
Backpacker single R 8750
Backpacker single room en-suite R 9100
Guesthouse upgrade twin/double R 9800
Guesthouse upgrade single R 10 600

This tour can also be done as a 5 Day one way trip form Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. On day 5 of the itinerary you will explore Addo Elephant Park in the Morning and will be dropped of in Port Elizabeth at approximately 13:00-14:00

5-Day tour prices, per person:

Accommodation choices 2017 rates
Backpacker dorm R6600
Backpacker twin/double R7550
Backpacker twin/double en-suite R8050
Backpacker single R8450
Backpacker single en-suite R8800
Guesthouse upgrade twin/double R9000
Guesthouse upgrade single R9800

Departs:

Every Monday

Tour includes:

  • Qualified guide
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned transport
  • 5 nights accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options)
  • Dinners and breakfasts (except Day 5)
  • Local wine and craft beer tasting
  • Cango Caves adventure tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
  • Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park

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