South Africa Discoverer

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Durban to Cape Town

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Addo Elephant National Park entrance and wildlife safari drive
  • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fees
  • Traditional Durban meal
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Track wildlife in addo elephant national park
  • Take in the dramatic scenery of the wild coast
  • Hike in tsitsikamma national park
  • Soak up the culture of cape town.

Itinerary

Day 1 Durban (1D) Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Durban/Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D) South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00-11.00 hours, 690km)
Day 3 Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D) There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided wildlife safari drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare wildlife reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu’s Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.
Day 4 Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night. Included Activities: Addo Elephant National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 280km)
Day 5 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the next two nights camping in the Tsitsikamma area. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline. Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 235km)
Day 6 Tsitsikamma National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump. Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Visit
Day 7 Tsitsikamma/Knysna (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 100km)
Day 8 Knysna/Oudtshoorn (1B, 1L, 1D) From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo (“Little Karoo”), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm. Included Activities: Knysna Heads Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 220km)
Day 9 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town (1B, 1L) Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 450km)
Day 10 Cape Town (1B) We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
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