South Africa Overland: Sea Cliffs & Safari Drives
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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 on a safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic CEO (Chief Experience Officer), journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the coast, you'll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: DCD/126845
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Durban, South Africa
  • Finishes: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Durban
  • Chintsa
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Knysna
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Cape Town



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.


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.


Day 3: Chintsa

Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari 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 wildlife safari drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare wildlife 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.


Day 4: Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari 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 wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.


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.


Day 6: Tsitsikamma National Park

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


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.


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.


Day 9: Oudtshoorn/Cape Town

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


Day 10: Cape Town

Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.

    • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Durban Bunny Chow, Durban
    • Addo Elephant National Park entrance and wildlife safari drive
    • Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fees
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Participation camping (7 nts), hostels (2 nts, multi-share)
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    • Private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout as head guide/cook, driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Search for 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.