CAPE TO ADDO & PORT ELIZABETH

TOUR C 16B

DAY 1:     CAPE TOWN – CAPE L’AGULHAS 

We start out along the N2 freeway to Gordon’s Bay then on to Betty’s Bay along Clarence Drive, one of the most dramatic coastal roads in the country, with several look-out points along the way. We continue past Hermanus, an up-scale week-end & holiday resort, and during June — October the Southern Right Whale can be seen in abundance. At Gansbaai there is the opportunity for shark- cage diving. Then it’s onto the quaint Elim mission station before we finally reach Cape Agulhas, a rocky area which is the geographic southern tip of Africa. We overnight at Ou Pos B&B.

DAY 2:     We follow the coast to Struisbaai with its 14km-long beach, then onto Arniston. Here a short hike to Waenhuiskrans is a highlight. Fields of wheat, canola and barley surround us en route to Bredasdorp. We visit de Hoop Nature Reserve and overnight in the area.

DAY 3:     An exciting journey awaits us. We cross the Breede River on the Malgas Pont, still manually-powered, then enjoy the picturesque village of Witsand. We rejoin the N2 near Heidelberg. A visit to Aloe Vera gives an interesting insight into how the indigenous aloe is used in cosmetics and herbal medications. Our overnight stop is at the Garden Route Game Reserve.

DAY4:      GARDEN ROUTE

We now start the world-renowned Garden Route with a drive around Mossel Bay and Groot Brak Rivier. Thereafter we visit Victoria Bay, the Wilderness and Sedegfield, where we stroll along Myoli beach, dwarfed by its towering dunes. We move on to overnight at Knysna.

DAY 5:     KNYSNA

This is South Africa’s favourite tourist town. We spend the day enjoying local hotspots such as the Heads, Leisure Isle and the Waterfront. An evening boat cruise on the estuary to the Heads will complete the beautiful day. Overnight is at Knysna Manor.

DAY 6:     KNYSNA – SUNDAYS RIVER VALLEY

Leaving Knysna, we take in Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley, the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrantz bridge and the majesty of Storms River Mouth. The walk through milkwood trees to the suspension bridge is a great experience. We continue along the N2 until we turn off to Uitenhage, home to the largest car production plant in Africa. We view the Drostdy and Boer Concentration Camp site plus other boer highlights. The day ends with a drive through the citrus-farming area of Sunday’s River Valley to overnight at Chicane B&B.

DAY 7:     ADDO ELEPHANT PARK – PORT ELIZABETH

After breakfast we proceed to Addo Elephant National Park for game viewing in the 3rd largest National Park in South Africa. In this wildlife Sanctuary there are over 550 elephant as well as lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, zebra and a variety of antelope species. In the late afternoon we make our way to Port Elizabeth and check into Beachwalk B&B.

DAY 8:     PORT ELIZABETH

We explore both British and Xhosa heritage in this beautiful city. Our tour ends with a sunset cruise on Algoa Bay. Overnight in PE.

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