Little Karoo, Cango Caves, Bloukrans Bungee, Garden Route, Addo Elephant National Park
We travel inland to discover some of the Western Cape’s most popular wine routes and then continue on to Oudtshoorn, home of the magnificent Cango Caves. We also visit The Garden Route, Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Addo Elephant National Park where you will have a great opportunity to take in a variety of scenes from dense coastal forest with rivers that meet the sea to the charming and quirky characters that litter the arid Karoo.
Day 1 - Weaving and Winelands
We depart Cape Town and head towards Somerset West, where we will visit the Kraal Gallery, a family business that trains, employs & empowers women to become qualified master weavers. Here you will have the opportunity to participate in the “Weaverbird course”, where your teacher will guide you through the steps of making your own take-home woven sample. After lunch, we will head towards the historical town of Stellenbosch where you will have some time to explore. Later in the evening, we will enjoy some wine tasting and a dinner out at one of the local wine farms in the area.
Day 2 - Route 62 – Oudtshoorn
Today we travel along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop, not a sex shop at all, but a rather interesting country pub. We take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, which have some of the most impressive limestone caverns and the different formations are quite astonishing. You will have the opportunity to visit an Ostrich farm later in the afternoon. Tonight we stay in Oudtshoorn.
Day 3 - Knysna / Plettenberg Bay
Today we cross over the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Your afternoon is free to explore Knysna, one of South Africa’s most popular seaside towns.
Day 4 - Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park
One of South Africa’s best kept secrets is the Tsitsikamma National Park. Boasting exceptional hiking trails and superb coastal scenery Tsitsikamma is a destination that many people will return to. The first few hours of the famous Otter Trail Hike is included in your tour price. For those needing an adrenaline boost the nearby Bloukrans Bridge is home to the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!
Day 5 - Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park
Today you will have time to participate in the activities available here.
Day 6 - Addo Elephant National Park
Continuing to the Eastern Cape, we collect guests from Port Elizabeth airport before entering Addo Elephant National Park, which is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our truck gives us an elevated view on our game drive this afternoon, particularly for those photographic enthusiasts amongst us.
Day 7 - Port Elizabeth
This morning we drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where our tour will end.
Tour departs: Cape Town
Tour ends: Port Elizabeth
Single supplement: R880.00
Activity package: R530.00 (Kraal gallery weaving and wine tasting tour, Cango Caves basic tour)
Meals included: 6 x Breakfasts, 6 x Lunches, 4 x Dinners
Frequency: Twice a month
Min / Max People: 4 / 18
The itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.
General Policies & Disclaimers
All information is subject to change without prior notice. Rates quoted are for South African Residents. Rates for other Nationalities available on request. Please ensure that you have received the latest version of this dossier, as Nomad is continually striving to improve the standards and quality of our tours and itineraries are subject to change. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, or any unforseen circumstances. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.