Drakensberg and Garden Route Tour

Durban to Cape Town

       

Drakensberg and Garden Route Tour

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,290 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Durban

Safari Ends: Cape Town Number of Days:11
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: WADCA11

Safari Price Includes:

Fully equipped safari vehicle,
Services of trip leader and driver Accommodation as specified Scheduled National Park entrance fees.
Meals where specified.
Meals not shown will be to the clients account.
Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early game drives.

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas
Passports
Vaccinations
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Drakensberg and Garden Route Safari

Enjoy the awesome views of the stunning Drakensberg Mountain range, and explore the deep ravines, waterfalls, forest and grasslands of the Natal South Coast. Say hello to South Africa's untamed Wild Coast that is home to the small rural village of Coffee Bay. Then visit the wild Elephants in the Addo Elephant National Park nestled in the thorny bushveld of the Eastern Cape. Enjoy the tranquil Knysna Lagoon and experience Oudtshoorn, the town that is synonymous with ostriches and is known as the 'feather capital' of the world! From here it's off to the beautiful city of Cape Town – home to an exciting blend of cultures and experiences.

Drakensberg and Garden Route Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Durban Lodge  

Umhlanga is situated just north of Durban and is well known for its great beaches and its great many opportunities for a bit of retail therapy. Today is spent at leisure enjoying the beautiful sea views and excursions this area has to offer. This evening we meet our fellow travellers at the pre-departure meeting.


Day 2: South Drakensberg – Sani Pass Hotel Breakfast

This morning we bid farewell to those who finish their tour here, and after saying our goodbyes, we head inland to the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain range. The Drakensberg have long been a favourite for hikers and there are various view points and walking trails scattered along its base.


Day 3: South Drakensberg – Sani Pass Hotel Breakfast

After breakfast we enjoy a full day hike into the mountains. For those not wishing to exert themselves, there is an option to enjoy an exciting 4x4 drive to the top of Sani Pass to enjoy a cold drink in the highest pub in Africa.


Day 4: Wild Coast – Coffee Bay Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

Today we make our way further south to the beautiful Wild Coast and the little town of Coffee Bay - a quaint little town situated in a stretch of untouched beach. The name is derived from a coffee carrying ship that ran aground here.


Day 5: Coffee Bay Hotel Breakfast

We spend the day at leisure exploring the beaches and the famous rock feature "The Hole in the Wall". This geological feature is known in the local mythology as a home of angry spirits. Take in the Wild Coast's dramatic scenery by enjoying a walk along the beach or enjoy some of the optional activities that are available here, such as 4x4 excursions, abseiling, inflatable boat excursions or visit the traditional Xhosa craft centre.


Day 6: Zuurberg Pass, Addo Lodge Breakfast

Departing early we make our way towards the dense valley-bushveld of the Eastern Cape and head to the Addo Elephant National Park. After exploring the park's wildlife on a game drive, we drive via the Zuurberg Pass, to our lodgings for the night.


Day 7: Knysna Chalet Breakfast

Today we make our way to the popular seaside town of Knysna. On the way, we stop at Bloukrans Bridge where you have the option of doing the highest bungi jump in the world (216m). In Knysna we have a chance to try the excellent locally grown oysters and brewed ale. There are various other optional activities to do here such as the "Featherbed" boat ride across the Knysna lagoon, abseiling off the cliffs at the Knysna heads or a township tour. Your tour leader will assist with bookings.


Day 8: Knysna Chalet Breakfast

See day 7 for Itinerary


Day 9: Oudtshoorn Chalet Breakfast

Moving on to the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn we travel via the picturesque Outeniqua Pass on our way to visit one of the ostrich farms that made Oudtshoorn famous. We enjoy a tour around one of these farms and even try your hand at riding an ostrich! We also enjoy a tour into the Cango Caves to view the magnificent stalagmite and stalactite formations.


Day 10: Cape Town via Stellenbosh Lodge Breakfast

We depart early and make our way to our final destination - the "Mother City" of Cape Town. On our way we stop over at the second oldest town of South Africa, Stellenbosch. Here we have some time to walk around town, visit some of its attractions before having the option to go for wine tasting at one of the local wine farms. In the late afternoon we arrive at our destination. Cape Town has many exciting attractions such as the famous Table Mountain, Robben Island, the beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, The Cape Peninsula and much more. Your tour leader will assist with bookings. Spend your time here discovering all it has to offer.


Day 11: Cape Town- Tour ends    

Our tour ends after breakfast from the lodge and we part ways having just experienced a trip of a lifetime!

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Drakensberg and Garden Route Tour Departure Dates

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28 September 2010

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