•     Southern Tip of Africa
•     De Hoop Game Reserve
•     Route 62
•     Seasonal Whale Watching
•     Tsitsikamma National Park
•     Otter Trail Hike
•     Addo Elephant National Park
•     Wild Coast Beaches & Hikes
•     Ostrich Farm
•     Cango Caves
•     Nelson Mandela's Birth Place
•     Township Tour

•     Bungee Jumping
•     Quad Biking
•     Sea Kayaking
•     Elephant-Back Ride
•     Forest Mountain Biking









 


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Departs every 2nd Thursday from Drifters Cape Town Lodge
 
 

LODGE

CABIN

CAMPING

 6 Nights

 3 Nights  0 Nights
 

Price
€725
per person

   
From the Cold Atlantic currents, storm battered rocks, and pristine white beaches around Cape Town, we will move northward through to the crystal clear, warm Indian Ocean and unspoiled sandy beaches of Durban. On this tour we endeavor to explore the area thoroughly and to enjoy the many nature reserves and activities encountered en-route.

The tour is designed for active participants who wish to make the most of the time available; we cover vast distance, but also include walks and other activities. Bungalows and Inns are used, some basic but always comfortable, all are chosen for their location. A certain amount of fitness and flexibility will be required; more suitable for those looking for adventure.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN - DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Departing from the DRIFTERS CAPE TOWN LODGES at 06h30, we follow the rugged coastline through the numerous fishing villages to Hermanus - well known for offering the finest land based whale watching (May - December).Here clients have opportunity to experience a dive with Great White Sharks (own expense) .Our next stop is the southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, where the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans meet. This afternoon we will spend time game watching in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, acclaimed for its unique fauna, flora and spectacular scenery. We overnight in comfortable bungalows, clients may be expected to share - more than 2 per bungalow.

DAY 2: OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA

An early start, we leave the coast and cross the mighty Outeniqua Mountains to enter the dry Karoo Interior. We follow the "famed and funky Route 62" toward Oudtshoorn where we visit the Cango Caves; one of the world's great wonders. We will also visit a commercial Ostrich farm to learn more about these huge flightless birds. Late this afternoon we traverse the Outeniqua Pass and then travel through the Lake District en-route to our cosy Drifters Knysna Lodge on the shores of the picturesque Lagoon - Our home for the next two nights.

DAY 3 : GARDEN ROUTE

This day will be spent exploring this renowned region and its many attractions. We will visit sun-kissed beaches, and explore the Knysna Heads and attractions. Tonight we dine at a restaurant in the vibrant woodcutter town of Knysna. (Lunch and dinner are own expense).

DAY 4: PORT ELIZABETH - ADDO

Today we will travel to the Tsitsikamma Costal National Park where we will walk part of the acclaimed "Otter Trail". Continuing along the coast, we will pass through Port Elizabeth en-route to our overnight stop near Addo Elephant Reserve where we stay in comfortable cabins.

DAY 5: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

This day will be spent exploring the Park. Renowned for its herds of African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Dung Beetle's, and other interesting species. This Park is one of Africa's conservation success stories. We return to our cabins for the night.

DAY 6: EAST LONDON

Back to the coast today, we wind through the frontier area settled by the 1820 settlers. We will pass through numerous coastal towns before making for East London where we will be overnighting. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided township tour and will enjoy a drink in a local shebeen. We then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 7-8: WILD COAST

Today we travel into an area once designated as a Tribal Homeland during the apartheid era (Transkei). Nelson Mandela was born here, and our route takes us past both his birthplace and the holiday house that he had build to replicate his prison house.

This afternoon we arrive at the remote DRIFTERS WILD COAST LODGE where we will spend two nights. This Lodge is part of a community project, and is hidden in a natural cove offering excellent swimming opportunity. A full day is spent here with time on the beach and enjoying the surf. To stretch our legs we will conduct a hike along the Wild Coast.

DAY 9: DURBAN

A reasonably long drive today, but well rested, we pass through the scenic hill's of the Eastern Cape, dotted with rural villages where women work in the fields and men tend their cows as they have for centuries. Our journey then takes us past the many resorts of the Kwazulu - Natal South Coast before we enter Durban, South Africa's holiday city and home to Africa's busiest harbour. Our stop tonight is just north of Durban at the DRIFTERS DOLPHIN COAST LODGE, situated literally on the beach, this is the perfect place to unwind after the many days of traveling. Tonight we enjoy a "braai" on the patio before falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves.

DAY 10: TOUR ENDS

The tour ends this morning after breakfast but those wishing to return to Johannesburg will set off early and will arrive in the late afternoon. B

Clients wishing to stay on at the DRIFTERS DOLPHIN COAST LODGE may book extra nights in order to enjoy this superb stretch of unspoiled beach before flying out of Durban.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This tour involves a fair amount of walking, so a small daypack is advisable. A sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. Clients should also be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Our price includes transport from Cape Town to Umdloti or Johannesburg, food, coffee, tea, fruit juice at breakfast, accommodation, permits and park entry fees, group equipment, Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, boat trip and a professional guide. The price does not include alcohol and soft drinks, tips, curios and optional extras. Before departure clients will be required to enter into an agreement agreeing to our booking conditions and general information. Clients are required to have their own comprehensive personal travel insurance.

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