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Explore South Africa's fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the "Rainbow Nation." Chase stunning views through Tsitsikamma National Park and track big game across Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic CEO, journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the Garden Route, you'll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: DCD/126845
  • Starts: Durban, South Africa
  • Finishes: Cape Town, South Africa
You will Visit
  • Durban
  • Cape Town

Itinerary

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Day 1: Durban

Arrive at any time. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal.
Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.

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Day 2: Durban/Chintsa

Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach.
South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa.

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Day 3: Chintsa

Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided game drive, or visit a local craft brewery.
There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided game drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare game reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu's Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.

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Day 4: Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park

Enjoy a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle.
Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a game drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.

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Day 5: Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma

Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Spend the next two nights camping in the Tsitsikamma area. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline.

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Day 6: Tsitsikamma National Park

Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.

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Day 7: Tsitsikamma/Knysna

Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.

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Day 8: Knysna/Oudtshoorn

Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area.
From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo (“Little Karoo”), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm.

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Day 9: Oudtshoorn/Cape Town

Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.

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Day 10: Cape Town

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Addo Elephant National Park entrance and wildlife safari drive in our vehicle
    • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fees
    • Traditional Durban meal
    • Beach time in Chintsa
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Participation camping (7 nts), hostels (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    Transport
    • Private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Track wildlife in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Take in the dramatic scenery of the Wild Coast
  • Hike in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Soak up the culture of Cape Town.


Reviews (2)
Bev F. Posted on: 

Several weeks after the tour ended I am still pinching myself, this tour met my expectations plus much more . . . The tour leader was very knowledgeable about the areas we were traveling in plus offered advised and encouragement on additional tours that were offered. I am also very pleased with how well the tour was presented on the Web site. No surprises or disappointments. Thanks for a great time

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Kate D. Posted on: 

This trip really was a trip of a lifetime. We fit in so much into a small space of time, and I came back thinking it was completely worth the money, having done some activities I never thought I could see myself doing. I have met some amazing people, and won't ever forget the experience.

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