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17 DAYS SOUTH AFRICA with 14 night stays
CAPE TOWN - WINELAND - KAROO - ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK and GARDEN ROUTE




 

 


 

 

CAPE TOWN

 

KAROO AND
GARDEN ROUTE











 

ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONALPARK












NEXT TRAVEL PERIOD:
from 16th JAN til 01st FEB 2015

We're travelling on a small tour group of 6 to 10 people through the CAPE REGION – the LITTLE- and the GREAT KAROO - ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK and along the coastline of the Indian Ocean and the GARDEN ROUTE back to the Cape.

 

The entire tour takes exclusively through year-round malaria-free areas!

 

DAY 1 - Departure from overseas.

DAY 2 -
Pick up at the airport early morning and transfer to the hotel. 2 nights accommo- dation with breakfast. We'll visit the Botanical Garden on Paarl Mountain with its exotic plants, and the university town of Stellenbosch.

DAY 3 -
Cellar tour and wine tasting in one of the area's famous wineries. While we are driving pass routes over the surrounding moun- tains, we visit some of the vineyards of the Cape wine region. Cellar tour and wine tasting are included in the tour price.

DAY 4 - We cross over the Du Toit's Pass to the Breede River Valley towards Montagu, visiting wine-growing places like Robertson and Ashton and traveling along the world famous biker route R62 through the Little Karoo and further to the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn. 1x overnight stay including breakfast in a luxury lodge in Oudtshoorn. Cellar tours and wine tastings are included in the tour price, as well as the tour at Highgate Ostrich Farm.

DAY
5 - After breakfast we visit an ostrich farm and continue to Kango Wildlife Ranch, which is part of a global project for the protection and conservation of wild cheetahs. From there we continue through the gorges of Schoemans- poort to the world famous Cango Caves and the Swartberg Pass route, with its magnificent views of the Great Karoo. We stop for a short break at the historic town of Prince Albert, which is famous for its Cape Dutch gable architecture and arrive in the late afternoon in the KAROO NATIONAL PARK.

We go on trips in our own vehicle as well as we take part in a night game drive with game rangers of the national park. With a little bit of good luck we will see some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the Karoo which we barely get to face during daytime – such as aardvark, brown hyena, caracal or leopards. 1x overnight stay including breakfast in the Karoo SANParks- CAMP. The National Park fees and the night game drive are included with the tour price.

DAY 6 - Early morning we take a game drive into the National Park, which takes us across the Klipspringer Pass into the Doornhoek River valley. When we are back we’ll have breakfast at the camp restaurant and after we drive through the Karoo landscape towards Graaf-Reinet, which is surrounded by the CAMDEBOO NATIONAL PARK and the primeval mountain landscape of the Valley of Desolation with its hiking trails and many magnificent viewpoints. 1x overnight stay with breakfast in the
AA’QTANSISI GUEST HOUSE / earlier Camdeboo Manor. The National Park fees are included in the tour price.

DAY
7 - Passing the landscape on our way to the ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK we’ll observe how the dry steppe climate of the Karoo transforms mile by mile into the evergreen coastal climate of the Indian Ocean. The Addo National Park is still under construction and will be expanded from the Zuurberg Mountains in the north to Indian Ocean in the south. We stay for two nights in the cottages of the ADDO MAIN CAMP – including breakfast.
 

19 days - Cape Town - Karoo - Adoo Elephant National Park - Garden Route

DAY 8 - Second day in the Addo Elephant National Park which was created in the thirties, mainly to protect the endangered sub- species of the cape elefant. During the day we’ll be on game drives in our own vehicle and in the late afternoon we start for a sundowner game drive with the national park rangers.

In the Addo National Park we do not find those antelope species which are specialized in drylands – like oryx (Gemsbok) and springbok. Beside big game like elephants, rhinoceros, african buffalos and the buchell’s zebra, in this region occur antelope species such as kudu, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, bushbuck, duikers and predators as lions, spotted hyenas, jackals, caracals, honey badger and leopards (rare). But Addo is also interesting for bird watchers: secretary bird, blue crane, grey

 

crowned crane, short-toed snake eagle, bokmakierie, red bishop... etc. – to name only a few. The conservation fee for the Addo National Park and the game drive with the national park rangers are incuded in the tour price.

DAY 9 - Day trip from Addo main can camp – to Port Elizabeth – historic city centre – Summerstrand – to Jeffreys Bay / Paradise Beach, where we walk over the endless, white and almost deserted sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. In the evening we enjoy freshly caught seafood dinner in a rustic beach restaurant.
1x overnight stay including breakfast in a GUEST HOUSE – right on the beach.
 

 

Camdeboo National Park


DAY 10 - We continue along the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range to the TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK as far as the lagoon of Nature's Valley. We participiate in a boat trip into the Storm's River mouth, trough the jungle covered gorges upriver and walk to the famous suspension bridge of the Storm's River. From Tsitsikamma we continue to the famous Bloukrans Bridge where the brave can plunge of the world's highest commercially operated bungee jumping facility. Down the Bloukrans Pass route we arrive in the late afternoon at our Lodge in Nature's Valley.
Two overnight stays at TRANQUILLITY LODGE, located right at the mangroves between the endless sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean and lagoon. The conservation fees for the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park and the boat trip are included with the tour price. The Zip-Line Canopy Tour along the Kruis River are optionally available - payable on the spot.
 

 

Lions at Addo Elephant National Park

DAY 11 - On our program for the second day around Nature's Valley: beaches, sand, sea and lagoon, a canoe trip over the lagoon and upriver into the jungles along the Groot River.
A tour to Birds of Eden, Monkeyworld and the Jukani Predator Centre.
The Entrance fees are included in the tour price.

DAY
12 - Drive along the N2 to Plettenberg Bay and a short hike through the Robberg Nature Reserve, from where we have of a magnificent view over the bay and the seal colony below us.

 

 

 

Nature's Valley - beach between sea and laguna

From there we drive the GARDEN ROUTE westwards and reach over Knysna and Sedgefield, Wilderness - where we'll stay annother night at a GUEST HOUSE - which is again located right on the beach / including breakfast.
The conservation fee for the Robberg Nature Reserve is included in the tour price.


DAY 13 - Return drive along the N2 towards Cape Town via Swellendam. We will have a short break at the BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK, and - as the wheather allows - we make a detour via the scenic coast road along the Koëlberg Nature Reserve to Gordon's Bay.

In CAPE TOWN we stay in a guest house three times - either in Somerset West: CAPE

 

Khamai GUEST HOUSE or in Sea Point, close to the City Bowl. The Bontebok national park fees are included in the tour price. Sea Point, nahe der City Bowl. Die Eintrittsgebühren in den Bontebok Nationalpark sind im Tourpreis eingeschlossen.
 

DAYS 14 and 15 - AEven in the Cape we will need to align our timing with the current weather situation. The following points are on our shedule:
A Trip over the Cape peninsula – with
the magnificent Boyes Drive, Simon's Town, the penguin colony at Boulders, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, Scarborough, Kommetje, Noordhoek, the dream road along Chapman's Peak Drive, Houtbaai and the coastal road between Llandudno and Camps Bay.
Cape Town City Bowl with the Company Gardens, Long Street ... etc, Signal Hill, the Table Mountain cable car, V & A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden at the eastern slopes of Table Mountain where some of the oldest wine estates of South Africa are situated.

 

 

 

Pearl Valley Golf Course

 

 

 

The entrance fees to Table Mountain National Park, Cape of Good Hope, the penguin colony at Boulders, Two Oceans Aquarium and the botanical gardens at Kirstenbosch are included in the tour – as well as the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and the wine tastings.

DAY 16 - Bevor Sie abends vom Cape Town International Airport aus die Heimreise antreten, haben wir noch genügend Zeit den Tag in Kapstadt zu genießen und Souvenirs einzukaufen. Wir bringen Sie so rechtzeitig zum Flughafen, dass Sie auch noch Zeit haben, die Formalitäten am VAT Return Schalter zu erledigen, um sich die Mehrwertsteuer für gekaufte Souvenirs erstatten zu lassen. Rückreise nach Deutschland mit Nachtflug.

DAY 17 - Ankunft morgens in Deutschland.






A printable, detailed description of the tour - with maps and images, as well as a list of all services included in the tour price - can be downloaded here - *.pdf-Format.

Concerning to flight tickets, please advice us if we should book for you via our PARTNER TRAVEL AGENCY in Germany (GERHARD TRAVEL AGENCY / see below) or if you want to book the tickets yourself.

At Cape Point / am Kap der Guten Hoffnung

 

 

 

>>>19-DAYS - CAPE TOWN - KAROO - GARDEN ROUTE and ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

NEXT TOUR:  from 16th JAN to 01st FEB 2015

PRICES (without flight tickets for arrival / departure):
             
€ 2.380,00 per person in double / twin rooms
             suplement for single room € 400,00 / person

 

REISEAGENTUR GERHARDT


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