Day 1 Port Elizabeth Airport – Addo
Distance: ± 65 km
Arrive at Port Elisabeth Airport, start your journey with a readily booked Rental car, and drive towards the Addo Elephant Park.
You will be staying a few Kilometers away from the main entrance of the infamous Addo Elephant Park in a stylish Lodge, which lies in the Sundays River Valley. The verandah is spacious and houses marshmallow soft Loungers to rest in, after your long journey.
Day 2 Addo Elephant National Park
Addo Elephant Park is a great Tourist attraction in the Eastern Cape. The 148.000 ha park was founded in the 1930s in a last ploy to save the dwindling numbers of Elephants; luckily recent Elephant numbers have risen to a few hundred. The road network is well connected throughout the park and there are plenty watering holes to observe these giant family members, drinking and thrashing around in the water. The park also keeps a large variety of Antelope, Zebras, Rhinos and Buffalo.
Day 3 Addo Elephant National Park – Storms River
Distance: ± 225 km
Today you will drive along the coast to the Storms River in Tsitsikamma National Park. This Park extends a great distance along the coastline, roughly 60km and features great forests and a great diversity of flora and fauna. The views from the lodge is breath taking overlooking the surroundings, on the one side of the lodge you have a view over the river and a tumbling waterfall and on the other side a view over the glittering Indian Ocean.
In the afternoon you might like to take an extended walk along the Fynbos trail or a take a trip to the famous „Big Tree“ – a 900 hundred year old Outeniqua Yellowood Tree.
Day 4 Tsitsikamma National Park
Today you have some time to explore your surroundings. You might want to explore one of the many different trails that the Tsitsikamma National Park offers, if you walk a short distance on the famous Otter Trail you will come across a beautiful waterfall.
Or make a day trip in the direction of Plettenberg Bay and visit Monkeyland where one can go have a look at a variety of different Primates in their natural habitat, a stone throw away is Birds of Eden which houses a variety of colorful African Birds in spacious aviaries. For the more adventurous you might like a view over the Tsitsikamma Forest on a zip line at the Storms River, canopy tour.
Day 5 Tsitsikamma National Park – Wilderness
Distance: ± 140 km
Continue your journey along the Garden Route via the popular coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna with its beautiful lagoon. On your way to Wilderness you might like to stop en route at Nature’s Valley, a beautiful lagoon surrounded by a rock face and rolling green Hills. There is an abundance of birdlife in the area you might like to take the time to wander around and spot some of them in their natural habitat.
Your accommodation is in a small Guesthouse which is situated close to the banks of the river Touws and close to the Wilderness National Park. In the afternoon you might like to take a lengthy walk along the beach or paddle a canoe along the river Touws.
Day 6 Wilderness National Park & Surroundings
You have a whole day ahead of you with many different activities to choose from. The Wilderness National Park is filled with lakes, rivers and lagoons, paradise for the avid Angler and naturally for keen bird watchers, who can spot a huge variety of different birdlife in the park. You might want to try your hand at paddling a canoe in the lagoon or choose a path to trail along. In Wilderness there are also opportunities for the more adventurous, horse riding, hire a Mountain Bike or take to the skies in a paraglider.
Day 7 Wilderness – Oudtshoorn
Distance: ± 90 km
Continue inland along the coastal mountain range until you reach the Ostrich Capitol Oudtshoorn. Experience the charm of a typical Karoo Farm with its unique Beauty, colourful landscapes and the stretching Swartberg Mountain Range in the distance.
Day 8 Oudtshoorn & Surroundings
We will be spending one full day in the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn is known as the centre for Ostrich farming. You might like to join a guided educational tour on a local Ostrich Farm, one can learn many interesting facts about these flightless birds and today you have the opportunity to purchase one of the largest eggs in the world. Alternatively you might like to take a drive through the picturesque countryside and Swartberg or visit the famous Cango caves, where you will find the finest dripstone caverns.
Tag 9 Oudtshoorn – De Kelders
Distance: ± 350 km
You will be heading back to the coast, to the famous Walker Bay. Your accommodation is a friendly Guesthouse situated directly over the bay. During the whale season you might be so fortunate as to spot some whales from your bedroom window.
Day 10 Walker Bay
From June to November Walker Bay is the mating and breeding grounds of the Southern Right Whale and one can spot these whales from the beach. If you would like a closer look at the whales and other sea animals we would recommend a boat trip. You might like to relax in the sun or walk along the beach. There is a network of pathways along the coast, for example the 11km long Cliff Walk that you might like to explore and view the beautiful, fynbos unique for that area. Alternatively you might like to walk further inland at Fernkloof Nature Reserve or visit one of the beautiful beaches in the Eastern parts of the suburb, Hermanus.
Day 11 De Kelders – Franschhoek
Distance: ± 145 km
You will be driving to the world famous Cape wine lands, which provide well-regarded South African wines to the World. Enjoy a unique experience in a charming country house on a historical wine- and fruit farm in the Franschoek valley for one night. Take a romantic stroll in the orchards and take in its incredibly scenic backdrop the Cape Fold Mountains. And end your day with a dip in the crystal clear swimming pool. You might like to go wine tasting, why don’t you sample some of the many varied quality wines produced in Franschoek.
Day 12 Franschhoek – Cape Town
Distance: ± 90 km
After a comfortable drive through the Cape Vineyards we reach the bustling “Mother City”- Cape Town. You will spend the night in a luxurious Guest House in the pleasant district called Oranjezicht, which has an impressive Panorama view over Table Mountain. In the afternoon you might like to go shopping at the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with its mix of historical and modern buildings and range of superb restaurants.
Day 13 & 14 Cape Town und Surroundings
You have 2 days in Cape Town at your disposal, this unique town has much to offer, with its quirky street markets, little coffee shops in Long Street, drink a cup of coffee and watch the passers by. We recommend a boat trip round the Cape Peninsula, en route you can stop off at Boulders Beach and visit the Penguin Colony. Get your feet wet at the Cape of Good Hope while taking a stroll along the beach.
When the weather is good, a ride up Table Mountain in a cable car is priceless; the panorama view of the city and sea from the mountaintop is breath taking. At the foot of Table Mountain lies the famous botanical Garden Kirstenbosch, which features an impressive, variety of over 25000 different, plant species.
Further more there is the possibility of taking a trip to Robben Island, which was previously a Maximum Security Prison, You might like to participate in a guided tour around the Island.
Day 15 Cape Town – Cape Town International Airport
Distance: ± 75 km
Cape Town International Airport, return the Rental Car, and have a safe journey home.