Experience Africa’s “Big 5” animals in the Garden Route, including a 4-star overnight stay! Breathtaking scenery, and packed with adventure, highlights include 2 x Big 5 Animal safari Game Drives, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Knysna (South Africa’s favourite town), Bungy jumping and whale watching
ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn Via Route 62 Stop At: Oudtshoorn Tourism Bureau, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeDepart Cape Town at 6am and head up to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo semidesert area, which also is the ostrich capital of the World. This drive follows theworld-famous Route 62 which is the longest wine route in the world! We’ll visitthe Cango Caves for a tour through this magnificent cave system and also visit anostrich farm for a closer look at this enormous bird. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Backpacker Dorm Accommodation - Accommodation in a dorm room with multiple guests share one room. Linen provided Day 2: Leave Oudtshoorn through mountain range to the coast and the Gorgeous Garden Route, passing Knysna, Plettenberg Bay Stop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western CapeLeaving Oudtshoorn we'll cross the mountain range to the coast and the gorgeousGarden Route. Our first stop is the scenic 'map of Africa' lookout in the Wilderness andthen we're off to Knysna (consistently voted as South Africa's favourite town). Herewe will visit the Knysna Heads, Waterfront, markets and explore thoroughly. AfterKnysna we pass through Plettenberg Bay where we overnight in Storms River VillageDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Staying in Tsitsikamma Village at a 4 star backpackers and or 4 Star Guest House Day 3: After Tsitsikamma National Park's walk of the coastal walk to the suspended brigde we head to Addo Elephant Park Stop At: Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern CapeThe magnificent Tsitsikamma National Park awaits us this morning. Thunderingwaves, thick forest, plentiful birdlife and otters, this National Park has it all! Walkthe coastal route to the hanging bridge over Storms River Mouth and experiencewhat makes this the most scenic park in South Africa. From here we'll head on.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Addo Raptor and Reptile Centre, Addo Elephant National Park, Greater Addo, Eastern CapeAddo elephant National Park and your opportunity to spot huge elephant herds,various antelope species, dung beetles galore and more. For those whom are notinterested in Addo, we drive through Jeffrey’s Bay – the surfing Capital of SouthDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Over night at a 4 star Backpackers in Jeffreys Bay or option of a 4 star Guest House Day 4: Jeffrey's Bay back to the Garden Route Stop At: Garden Route, Western CapeFrom the Eastern Cape, we head back towards the Garden Route and to the World’shighest Bungy Bridge at Bloukrans (plenty of time to jump for those thrill seekers). This216-m high bungy is a true marvel to behold, even for those that have a fear of heights!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Garden Route, Western CapeOur journey leads us to the Garden Route Game Lodge where we will also overnight inthe luxury accommodation. We will do a late afternoon safari drive where we willhave the opportunity to view rhino, lion, buffalo, cheetah and many varieties ofantelope species. A sumptuous and varied buffet dinner is served at the lodge andis yet another highlight! (Breakfast, Dinner) Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay at the luxury Game Lodge Day 5: Depart after breakfast to head to Cape Town via Hermanus and Betty's BayStop At: Hermanus Cliff Path, Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg District, Western CapeDeparting around lunch time we head towards Hermanus and the best land-basedwhale watching site in the world (June-December). The Southern Right whales aremaking a dramatic comeback after nearly becoming extinct a mere 50 years ago. We returnto Cape Town late afternoon via the stunning False Bay coastline where with luck we’llsee some dolphins to welcome us home. (Breakfast)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.