Coastal Explorer

Cape Town to Durban

       

Coastal Explorer

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 725 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Cape Town

Safari Ends: Durban Number of Days: 9
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: DCTSA1

Safari Price Includes:

Transport
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

Safari Price Excludes:

Alcohol
Soft drinks
Tips
Curios
Optional extras

Coastal Explorer safari

Experience the best of South Africa's Coastline. From the cold waters of Cape Town to the warm welcoming beaches in Durban.
On this tour you will have the chance of visiting the world famous Nelson Mandela's birth place. Have a bit of adventure while Elephant-back riding and
quad biking. The congo caves are also a must see as well as the many nature reserves.

Coastal Explorer Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Cabin Dinner

Getting an early start we make our way up through many fishing towns to Hermanus which is famous for whale watching between the months of May - December. 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. We overnight in comfortable bungalows, clients may be expected to share - more than 2 per bungalow.


Day 2: Oudtshoorn - Knysna Log Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 Log Cabins hidden in the heart of the Knysna forest.


Day 3: Garden Route Cabin Breakfast

Today we explore this amazing region. We will walk in the forest in search of the elusive Knysna Lourie. We will visit sun-kissed beaches, and will explore the Knysna Heads. Tonight we dine at a restaurant in the vibrant woodcutter town of Knysna.


Day 4: Port Elizabeth - Addo Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 camp near Addo Elephant Reserve where we stay in comfortable cabins.


Day 5: Addo Elephant Park Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day we will be exploring the park. This park is one of many success stories in Africa with a variety of amazing animals some of which include: herds of African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Dung Beetle's, and other interesting species. After a day out in the fresh air, We return to our cabins for the night.


Day 6: East London Inn Breakfast, Lunch

Back to the coast today, we wind through the frontier area settled by the 1820 settlers. We will pass through numerous costal towns before making for East London where we check into a cosy inn situated near the beachfront. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided township tour and will enjoy a drink in a local shebeen. We return to The Inn and then enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Dinner own expense.


Day 7: Wild Coast Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 our accommodating where we will spend two nights. This inn 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 8: Wild Coast Cabin Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 7 for Itinerary


Day 9: Durban Inn Breakfast

Making our way along the coast you will be amazed at the beautiful scenery of mountain landscapes. Our stop tonight is just north of Durban at an INN, situated literally on the beach, this is the perfect place to unwind after the many days of traveling. Tonight we enjoy a "braai" (BBQ) on the patio before falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves.


Day 10: Garden Route   Breakfast

Tour ends this morning

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Coastal Explorer Departure Dates

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7 January 2010
14 January 2010
21 January 2010
28 January 2010

4 February 2010
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18 February 2010
25 February 2010

4 March 2010
11 March 2010
18 March 2010
25 March 2010

01 April 2010
08 April 2010
15 April 2010
22 April 2010
29 April 2010

6 May 2010
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27 May 2010

3 June 2010
10 June 2010
17 June 2010
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1 July 2010
8 July 2010
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5 August 2010
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2 September 2010
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16 September 2010
23 September 2010
30 September 2010

7 October 2010
14 October 2010
23 October 2010
28 October 2010

4 November 2010
11 November 2010
18 November 2010
25 November 2010

2 December 2010
9 December 2010
16 December 2010
23 December 2010
30 December 2010

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