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5 Days Wildlife tour itinerary for south-africa: Travel On The Beautiful Garden Route

Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth

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Embark on this must-have experience of the Garden Route that is always packed with adventures and scenic splendours. While you are here, you can try a range of activities including hiking, kayaking (Storm's River Mouth), canyoning and ziplining. Come on, let the fun begin!

DAY 01

Road Tripping Through the Little Karoo

Up close and personal with wild

  • Start the with a road trip through majestic Little Karoo, a semi-desert region, with your South African tour guide. The route takes you through several amazing and diverse farming regions, including the world's longest wine route known as Route 62.

  • Pass through beautiful country towns, where time appears to have stood still. 

  • The first destination is Oudtshoorn, also known as Ostrich Capital of South Africa. Here, you will have the option to visit the Cango Caves, a wildlife ranch and/or a working ostrich farm.

Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.

DAY 02

Oudtshoorn to Knysna

View of Knysna Heads

  • Continue toward the coast, to the historic town of Knysna, surrounded by the largest natural estuary in South Africa - incidentally home to an endemic sea horse. 

  • Relax, take a boat trip to the famous "Knysna Heads" (the narrow entrance to the estuary), or go hiking in ancient indigenous forests.

  • If you are lucky, you might spot the elusive Knysna forest elephants. Knysna is also very well known for its home-grown oysters - definitely a dining experience not to be missed!

DAY 03

Knysna to Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

  • Meander through the ancient forest area in the heart of Garden Route, on your way to the seaside holiday town of Plettenberg Bay.

  • Several activities can be arranged en route, including the following: A boat-based whale watching experience, (May to November), walk with Elephants, (getting close and personal with these gentle giants), Monkey Land (a primate sanctuary), Jukani, (a wildlife sanctuary) Birds of Eden. (A birders Paradise) or an incredible walk through the indigenous forests. 

DAY 04

Plettenberg Bay to Storm's River Village

  • Storm's River Mouth, Tsitsikamma

    After an overnight stay in Plettenberg Bay (one or two nights - your choice), continue your journey to the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, regarded as one of the most pristine coastal reserves on the planet.

  • Here, you can opt for a kayaking experience through the surf and up the Storm's River Mouth, a great hike across daunting hanging bridges across the river and a great meal at a local restaurant, boasting the most amazing views of the ocean and coastline.


Hanging bridges at Storm's River


DAY 05

Storm's River Village

  • Bungee Jump Bridge

    Enjoy an amazing overnight experience in this village where time stood still. Adventure activities are plenty and will literally take your breath away, for both the faint-hearted and more brave and intrepid travellers. These include ziplining through the forests or canyons, bungee jumping from the highest commercial bungee jump in the world, canyoning down rapids, waterfalls and cliffs, hiking in pristine forests and many more.

  • As the tour ends, journey back, either to Port Elizabeth or back to Cape Town.

    Marilyn's Diner, Storm's River Village

  • 30000 ZAR Per Group (* Minimum 4 persons)
  • Transport in a semi-lux A/C vehicle (including fuel, road taxes, insurance, toll fees, passenger liability insurance).

  • Professional and registered Cape Town guide/driver.

  • Bottled water on board.

  • Dinner transfers along the Garden Route.

  • Activities (as per own choice).

  • Meals and refreshments.

  • Additional entrance fees, not specified in itinerary.

  • Accommodation; this can be sourced and booked on your behalf at an additional cost.

  • Airport transfers, dinner transfers in Cape Town

  • This tour is tailor-made to suit your exact requirements. Final quotation will be based on your personal requirements.

  • Although the tour stipulates a minimum of 4 persons, the guide can arrange a quotation for 2 persons, depending on your exact requirements.

  • The guides pride themselves on designing bespoke private tours.

  • The primary focus is to create a memorable experience around your personal needs.

Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth

Adventure
Adventure Sports Tour
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Contributed By

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ZAR 30000
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