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Let yourself be enchanted for 15 days by impressive landscapes and lush forests, picturesque lagoons and beaches, herds of elephants and ostrich farms, almost endless vineyards in the famous Cape Winelands and explore Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as the crowning finale. – The route can also be taken in the opposite direction.

Price from ZAR 43 000 for 2 persons sharing a double room, excl. rental car

Day 1  Port Elizabeth Airport – Addo
Distance: ± 65 km
Included: – – –

Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth airport, collect your rental car and drive towards Addo Elephant Park.
You spend the night a few kilometres from the main entrance of Addo Elephant National Park in a stylish lodge in the Sundays River Valley. After your trip, relax on one of the comfortable sofas on the large veranda.

Day 2  Addo Elephant National Park
Distance: depending on your venture
Included: breakfast

The Addo Elephant National Park is one of the great highlights of the Eastern Cape. The park was founded in the 1930s to preserve the few elephants still living here and covers an area of about 148,000 ha. Meanwhile, many hundreds of elephants live here peacefully together. There is a good road network through the park and several water points, where you can watch huge herds of these giant elephants drinking and splashing in the water for hours. Beside the elephants as main attraction of the park, you can see here also many different antelopes in large numbers, zebras, rhinoceroses and buffalos.

Day 3  Addo Elephant National Park – Storms River
Distance: ± 225 km
Included: breakfast

Today you will return to the coast and continue to Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park. This park, with its extraordinary huge and species-rich forests, stretches more than 60 km along the coast. From your lodge you have a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside: on one side the river with the waterfall, on the other the vast Indian Ocean.
In the afternoon you can take a long walk along the Fynbos Trail or a trip to the famous “Big Tree” – a 900 year old Outeniqua Yellowood tree..

Day 4  Tsitsikamma National Park
Distance: depending on your venture
Included: breakfast

Enjoy a day at Tsitsikamma and explore the surroundings. The Tsitsikamma National Park offers some hiking trails. You can even walk part of the famous Otter Trail to a beautiful waterfall. Or take a trip to Plettenberg Bay and visit Monkeyland. Here you can see various primate species in their natural habitat. Not far from here is Birds of Eden, where a variety of African birds can be seen in truly huge aviaries. At Storms River, one may also take an adventurous canopy tour among the treetops of the Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day 5  Tsitsikamma National Park – Wilderness
Distance: ± 140 km
Included: breakfast

Continue along the Garden Route via the popular coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna with the beautiful lagoon. On your way to Wilderness it is worth making a short detour to Nature’s Valley, a lagoon surrounded by rocks and hills. Here you can hike wonderfully and discover a great variety of birds.
Stay in a small guesthouse on the banks of the Touw River and Wilderness National Park. In the afternoon you can take a long walk on the beach or paddle a small canoe on the Touw River.

Day 6  Wilderness National Park & surroundings
Distance: depending on your ventures
Included: breakfast

You have one day free to rest and for many possible activities. Wilderness National Park, with its many small lakes, rivers and lagoons, is a paradise for anglers and of course for those who enjoy a diverse bird life. You can paddle on the lagoons or go on foot. In Wilderness you can also ride a horse, rent a mountain bike or paraglide in the mountains.

Day 7  Wilderness – Oudtshoorn
Distance: ± 90 km
Included: breakfast, dinner

Continue over the coastal mountains inland to the ostrich capital Oudtshoorn.
Here you can experience the charm of a typical Karoo farm. Uniquely beautiful landscapes with the Swartberg mountain range in the background are balm for the soul.

Day 8  Oudtshoorn & Surroundings
Distance: depending on your venture
Included: breakfast, dinner

You have one day stay in the Little Karoo. Oudtshoorn is considered the centre of ostrich farming. Today you can visit an ostrich farm and learn a lot of interesting things about these walking birds on a guided tour. If you are interested in buying an ostrich egg, this is the best place to do so. You can also take a tour of the picturesque Swartberg countryside or visit the famous Cango Caves.

Tag 9  Oudtshoorn – De Kelders
Distance: ± 350 km
Included: breakfast

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
Distance: depending on your venture
Included: breakfast

From July until early December Walker Bay offers excellent opportunities for whale watching directly from the beach. You can join a two-hour boat trip on a specially designed catamaran to find the sea giants and observe them from the water. In addition to the famous Southern Right Whales you may also see Brydes Whales and Humpback Whales as well as with some luck Great White Sharks. You might also see cape seals, African penguins and dolphins. If you would like to dive with sharks, you can also book a cage diving tour.
You can stroll on the beach or go for a hike. There is a large network of different hiking trails. Along the coast, for example, there is the approx. 11 km long cliff path “Cliff Walk”. On this path you can explore the fynbos vegetation. You can also take a trip to the inland Fernkloof Nature Reserve or visit one of the beautiful beaches in the eastern suburbs of Hermanus, such as Grotto Beach.

Day 11  De Kelders – Franschhoek
Distance: ± 145 km
Included: breakfast

Continue to Franschhoek in the heart of the famous Cape Winelands.
Enjoy an overnight stay in a charming country house on a historic wine and fruit farm in the Franschhoek Valley. Here you can take a walk between the orchards and vineyards overlooking the majestic mountain landscape in the background. Then the crystal clear swimming pool invites you to cool off. During a wine tasting you will get a small impression of the variety and outstanding quality of Franschhoek wines.

Day 12  Franschhoek – Cape Town
Distance: ± 90 km
Included: breakfast

After a leisurely drive through the Cape Winelands you reach Cape Town today, the so-called “Mother City”.
You spend the night in a luxurious guesthouse in the pleasant Oranjezicht district with an impressive panoramic view of Table Mountain.
In the afternoon you can take an extended stroll through the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its interesting mixture of historic and modern buildings. The V & A Waterfront also has excellent restaurants.

Day 13 & 14  Cape Town and surroundings
Distance: depending on your venture
Included: breakfast

You have two full days to explore this unique city and its surroundings, with its quirky street markets, little coffee shops in Long Street, drink a cup of coffee and watch the passers by. We recommend a half day trip over 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.
If the weather is fine, the trip up Table Mountain is an absolute highlight. From above, there is a stunning panorama view over the city and the sea. Below Table Mountain there is the famous botanical garden Kirstenbosch, which is simply fantastic with its approximately 25000 different plant species.
Very interesting is also the boat trip to the former prison island Robben Island with a guided tour on site.

Day 15  Cape Town – Cape Town International Airport
Distance: ± 75 km
Included: breakfast

Drive to Cape Town International Airport, return your rental car and fly back home.