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$663.21 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Garden Route, Winelands and Addo Safari from Cape Town

5-day Garden Route Tour section Day 1: Depart from Cape Town Start the scenic journey and reach Wilderness area for a canoe ride in pure nature by afternoon. Paddle on a calm river that winds through lush forests and mountains. Overnight in Sedgefield. Day 2: Awake early to visit Knysna to walk to The Heads - two sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the lagoon. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park with a guided walk along shady forest paths or partake in an optional waterfall zip-line (own expense) across waterfalls. Bungee jump from a 216-meter bridge above the Bloukrans River (own expense) or enjoy more leisure time to explore Tsitsikamma's forests. Spend the next two nights in Jefferys Bay. Day 3: Get an early morning start for a game drive trip in the tour van at Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Home to over 550 wild elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino and a variety of antelope species. Hop aboard an additional 4x4 Addo Safari (own expense) for further game spotting. In the afternoon return to Jeffreys Bay to try optional surfing or sandboarding (own expense) in one of the world's most famous surf spots. Day 4:  Travel on the infamous Route 62 to overnight at Oudtshoorn.Visit a working ostrich farm to learn about these fascinating birds. Walk through this subterranean wonderland during a tour of the Cango Caves' vast halls and towering stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the wild for an optional late afternoon game drive in a 4x4 vehicle at a private game reserve (own expense). Day 5:  The following morning, take part in an optional 'walking with elephants' experience at the game reserve (own expense) to learn about and walk with orphaned elephants. In the afternoon you'll return along scenic Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, to sample some of the local wine. Reach Stellenbosch in the evening to spend your night at leisure. 2-day Winelands & Whale Coast Tour section Day 6:  Your guide will meet you in the morning to set off to Stellenbosch. It's time for sparkling wine MCC and wine tasting, pairing some of the best with locally produced chocolate or optional biltong. Continue back down to the coast via Franschhoek to reach Cape Agulhas at the southernmost tip of Africa. Day 7: Venture down to Hemanus to kayak (own expense) or hop aboard an Whale watching cruise (own expense) for a chance to spot some of the Marine Big Five during whale season. Hike the famous cliff path of Hermanus and then Betty's Bay penguin reserve to get up close and personal with a large colony of penguins in their natural habitat, before one final last stop at Clarence Drive viewpoint. The tour ends in Cape Town late afternoon.

$683.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Nights 5-star Sanbona Game Reserve with private transfers to and from Sanbona

Day1You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cape Town and surrounds at 8:00am and travel to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Guests are required to be at the Welcome Lounge at Sanbona by 12:00pm, and it is 3-hours, 30-minutes traveling time to get there. We will drive along the N1 through the Du Toit’s Kloof tunnel, joining the beautifully scenic Route 62 and then through the towns of Robertson, Ashton and Montagu before arriving a short while later at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The Route 62 is known as the longest Wine Route in the world. Upon arrival at the welcome lounge at 12:00pm, you will receive a refreshment before being transferred to your Game Lodge at Sanbona. Then you will be shown to the dining room for lunch. After lunch it is time to check-in at your accommodation. In the evening you will be taken for a game drive amid spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo. Game drives are 3 - 3.5 hours and led by a qualified game ranger in a comfortable open Landcruiser 4x4 Truck. During the drive, you will be able to see many different species of plants, animals, big game and birds. Upon your return, you will be greeted with some pre-dinner drinks and a delicious dinner at the lodge before retiring for the night. On the Game Drives, look out for The Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros as well as Gemsbok, Springbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Kudu, Black Wildebeest and Zebra will be seen. Small game such as Jackal and Caracal can also be seen. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a private reserve and cannot be compared to larger Safaris like Kruger National Park. Private Wildlife or Game Reserves have a limit to the amount of animals they are allowed to have on their game farm. It is not a zoo, but it is also not a national park.Day 2Awake to the sounds of the bush veld and an early breakfast in the dining room. This will be followed by a 3 hour game drive as the animals and wildlife awaken to a new day. Guests spend the day at their own leisure with options of various activities to see everything Sanbona has to offer. Don't miss out on: Lunch, an evening game drive and Dinner.Day 3On our last morning at Sanbona, you will be treated to early morning breakfast and a 3-hour game drive. After your last game drive, you will depart your Game Lodge at Sanbona late morning and arrive back at the Welcome Lounge around midday. Your tour guide/driver will be waiting for you at the Lounge to transfer you back to Cape Town. On route to Cape Town we travel back along the R62, and guests are welcome to stop for a wine tasting or 2, or even lunch at any one of the many wine estates on this route in either Ashton, Robertson or Montague. The traveling time back to Cape Town is approximately 3-hours, 30-minutes, depending on whether you would like to stop along the way. We trust you will enjoy your stay.

$637.70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private transfers from Cape Town to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (round trip)

Day1You will be picked up at your accommodation in Cape Town and surrounds at 8:00am and travel to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Guests are required to be at the Welcome Lounge at Sanbona by 12:00pm, and it is 3-hours, 30-minutes traveling time to get there. We will drive along the N1 through the Du Toit’s Kloof tunnel, joining the beautifully scenic Route 62 and then through the towns of Robertson, Ashton and Montagu before arriving a short while later at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. The Route 62 is known as the longest Wine Route in the world. Upon arrival at the welcome lounge at 12:00pm, you will receive a refreshment before being transferred to your Game Lodge at Sanbona. Then you will be shown to the dining room for lunch. After lunch it is time to check-in at your accommodation. In the evening you will be taken for a game drive amid spectacular displays of light as the evening sun sets over the Little Karoo. Game drives are 3 - 3.5 hours and led by a qualified game ranger in a comfortable open Landcruiser 4x4 Truck. During the drive, you will be able to see many different species of plants, animals, big game and birds. Upon your return, you will be greeted with some pre-dinner drinks and a delicious dinner at the lodge before retiring for the night. On the Game Drives, look out for The Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhinoceros as well as Gemsbok, Springbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Kudu, Black Wildebeest and Zebra will be seen. Small game such as Jackal and Caracal can also be seen. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a private reserve and cannot be compared to larger Safaris like Kruger National Park. Private Wildlife or Game Reserves have a limit to the amount of animals they are allowed to have on their game farm. It is not a zoo, but it is also not a national park.Day 2You will be treated to early morning breakfast and a 3-hour game drive. After your last game drive, you will depart your Game Lodge at Sanbona late morning and arrive back at the Welcome Lounge around midday. Your tour guide/driver will be waiting for you at the Lounge to transfer you back to Cape Town. On route to Cape Town we travel back along the R62, and guests are welcome to stop for a wine tasting or 2, or even lunch at any one of the many wine estates on this route in either Ashton, Robertson or Montague. The traveling time back to Cape Town is approximately 3-hours, 30-minutes, depending on whether you would like to stop along the way. 

$393.55 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

4-Day Garden Route Safari and Wine Long Weekend Tour from Cape Town

ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town - SedgefieldStop At: Garden Route, Western CapeStart with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town.In the anticipation of the journey to come, it’s easy to daydream and miss the ever-changing scenery on your first day’s drive from Cape Town. You’ll wind your way through mountain passes where lazy baboons line the roadside; through fertile micro-climates with rows and rows of grapevines and rolling farmlands. A stop at a local winery is a great introduction to a spectacular weekend ahead, you'll taste sensational wines and soak in the panoramic views all while getting a better idea of the history of the area. (Subject to availability of accommodation and activities, this itinerary can also run in reverse or different order)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, Western Cape4x4 Safari - Just a little further on you'll spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open 4x4 vehicle in a malaria-free private game reserve. Among the dense coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos, search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra and wildebeest, to name a few. The game drive is led by an experienced game ranger sharing his knowledge of the local wildlife; including antelope species, birdlife and insects.Just when you thought your bush experience couldn’t get any better, hop off the safari vehicle for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a short tranquil bush walk. Follow your game ranger as you track wildlife and learn about the medicinal value of the plants around you as you walk.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Sedgefield Tourist Information Centre, Sedgefield, Knysna, Western CapeJust when you thought your bush experience couldn’t get any better, hop off the safari vehicle for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a short tranquil bush walk. Follow your game ranger as you track wildlife and learn about the medicinal value of the plants around you as you walk.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Sedgefield at Afrovibe or similarDay 2: Knysna - TsitsikammaStop At: Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western CapePristine wild and adventure go hand in hand on this adrenaline-packed day.With a morning spent admiring the views from the imposing Knysna Heads, towering sandstone cliffs that flank the mouth of the Knysna estuary, you'll be spoilt at the lookout points offering exquisite views.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern CapeWith even more mesmerising nature scenes on offer, Tsitsikamma National Park marries lush mountain forestry with dramatic ocean views. A short, albeit steep walk to the suspension bridge is worth it, if just for the views alone, and you’ll get a thrill as you test the bridge’s swing factor. Marine life can often be seen in the water and rock hyraxes regularly sun themselves on the rocky coastline.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Tsitsikamma National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern CapeBungy or Zipline - This gentle morning is followed by an afternoon of action for those who dare as you can choose between a bungy off the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy or a treetop ziplining adventure over forest waterfalls. But it’s not all about the adrenaline, and those that get their kicks from nature can forgo the plunge and continue on to explore the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma area. (These are both optional activities at your own expense.) Kick back this evening in the heart of Tsitsikamma, surrounded by nature.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Tsitsikamma at Tube 'n Axe or similarDay 3: Tsitsikamma - OudtshoornStop At: Kaaiman's River, Wilderness, Western CapeBe prepared to witness some of South Africa's contrasts as this day brings dramatic landscape changes. The oasis-like town of Wilderness is surrounded by lush vegetation and dense national parks. In the midst of it all, you'll experience the tranquillity first hand with a paddle along the Kaaimans river, which provides the perfect setting to bird watch and enjoy the clean wild air.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cango Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeAs you leave the Indian Ocean shoreline behind and wind your way through the Langkloof Mountains to the arid lands of the Klein Karoo, you'll start to notice the landscape changing. Here, the ostrich reigns supreme. Bird-filled paddocks line the highway with colourful feather stalls and show farms around every corner as you head into Oudtshoorn. The palatial sandstone homesteads stand tall, harking back to an era when ostrich feathers were worth more than gold. Visit to the Cango Ostrich Show Farm gives you a glimpse into the farming industry, allowing you to observe the world’s biggest bird beak-to-beak. Oudtshoorn hospitality is second-to-none, and the serving sizes are generous so this evening's traditional braai will have you frothing at the mouth. Relax under the stars and savour the South African flavours as you drift off after an adventurous day. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeYou'll then have the privilege to join an optional stroll with rescued elephants - you are in Africa after all - along the dam wall at the Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Gentle giants, Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo made this their home after their parents were poached in the north of South Africa. This optional experience (at own expense) will have you following in their massive footsteps, making memories you'll never forget. Duration: 45 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Oudtshoorn at Backpackers Paradise or similarDay 4: Oudtshoorn - Cape TownStop At: The Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn, Western CapeAs dawn breaks in Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s sunniest town, you'll delve deep underground into the magical Cango Caves' limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights into the formation and dripstone evolution. Or, by contrast, the Adventure Tour allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more adventurous underground route. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ronnie's Sex Shop, Barrydale, Overberg District, Western CapeAfter your morning adventure, it’s time to head back to Cape Town along the famous Route 62, modelled after America’s Route 66, but with a distinctly local flavour. You'll make an entertaining pit stop at the infamous Ronnie's "Sex Shop" - using this name to lure any passersby - which is actually an innocent roadside pub that's known as the oddest pub in South Africa and packed with quirky character. You'll soon discover that the Route 62 is much more than just burgers and beers, farm stalls or small country towns as you venture through the heart of the Klein Karoo back towards Cape Town.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1279.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

South Africa Discoverer

Explore South Africa's fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the Rainbow Nation. Chase stunning views through Tsitsikamma National Park and on a safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic Chief Experience Officer (CEO), journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the coast, you'll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.

$2294.15 18-to-Thirtysomethings

South Africa & Swazi Quest

The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent’s most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa’s incredible culture and wildlife are at a premium on this tour — from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive wildlife safari drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger. You’ll also have the chance to visit a traditional Swazi village, explore modern Cape Town, and follow the glorious Garden Route. Add in knowledgeable Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) and some of the best camp meals you’ve ever tasted and you’ve got a recipe for adventure par excellence.