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GUIDED TOUR with 14 overnight stays:
Cape Town, Cape Peninsula - Winelands - Klein Karoo - Garden Route - Indian Ocean - Port Elizabeth and Addo Elephant National Park






We offer this GUIDED TOUR regardless of flight tickets. You book the tickets on your own, through a travel agency or via Internet. We travel in a small tour group of at least six to a maximum of twelve people.

The tour is planned so that the participants
land at Cape Town Airport on the first day of travel. We stay three times in a guest house, or on a wine farm in the Cape Winelands, just outside the city.

In the first three days, we explore Cape Town and the surrounding area, the Cape Peninsula with the Cape of Good Hope and enjoy the view from Table Mountain (if it's possible due to the weather conditions).

We visit some of the region's finest wine farms and other attractions, such as Kirstenbosch, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and Franschhoek.


On the fourth day of the tour we drive east over the Du Toit's Pass into the Breede River Valley, with its wonderful wine farms and from there to the old Cape Dutch provincial town of Swellendam. We spend the night here - in the village itself, or right next door, in the Bontebok National Park. A wonderful place with "self-catering chalets" and an inviting beach on the Breede River, just below.


Winefarm near Franschhoek

Nederduits Reformed Church at Swellendam

Winefarm near Franschhoek

Nederduits Reformed Church at Swellendam



On the fifth day we drive through the picturesque valley of the Tradouwsrivier, over the Tradouws Pass into the Little Karoo. From Barrydale, we first pass the famous biker pub "Ronnies Sex Shop", Ladismith (not to be confused with Ladysmith in Natal), the South African "port wine mecca" Calitzdorp and reach in the afternoon the former world metropolis of ostrich breeding - Oudtshoorn.

Here we will stay overnight twice. Oudtshoorn, the former "Jerusalem of the South", the ostrich farms, the Cango Limestone Caves and the Kango Wild- life Ranch, which is part of a worldwide cheetah conservation network. Due to the fragmentation of the habitat and low population densities, the genus "Acinonyx" is endangered nearly everywhere. The Kango Wildlife Ranch is part of this global breeding program to mitigate the serious consequences of inbreeding.

From the Cango Caves, we continue straight on for a t
rip over and around the the Swartberg Mountains. Here you can see on rock formations how mountain ranges pile up and fold when tectonic plates collide. There are only a few places in the world where this can be observed so clearly, because these deformed layers of rock are covered by vegetation almost everywhere. Don't forget your bathing suit, because on the way back through the gorges of the Meiringspoort, we will come across beautifully situated mountain streams and waterfalls!


From Oudtshoorn, we travel on day seven over the Outeniqua Mountains down to the coast with the endless beaches of the Indian Ocean. We spend two nights in the small village of Wilderness, right on the beach or right on the lagoon of the Touws River. We are now on the Garden Route, and so we have got many opportunities for excursions and activities from here. From long walks, or on horseback along the sandy beaches, to paddle boat tours through the primeval forests of the area, and tandem flights with paragliders along the coastline... etc.


Knysna Loerie

Knysna Loerie


Knynsa Waterfront / yacht harbour

Knynsa Waterfront / yacht harbour


Nature's Valley

Nature's Valley

On the ninth day of our tour, we continue the Garden Route eastwards - along the beaches of the Indian Ocean:
- One overnight stay in Knysna / or in Natures Valley
- One overnight stay at the Storms River estuary

All along the Garden Route, we prearranged for some activities and keep others open as an option. Some of the possible activities are weather dependent, such as boat tours and sailing trips. Beside this, there are also activities and excursions which are more dependent on personal preferences - such as climbing tours at waterfalls, hiking through the primeval forests along the coast, bungee jumping from the Bloukrans bridge, diving and snorkeling etc.

have arranged time for activities of this kind, and also planned for alternatives if the weather should upset our plans. Of course, this also applies to fellow passengers who have had different plans anyway.
On the subject of activities - see also our information page!


In terms of biodiversity, the Garden Route is one of the most important nature reserves in the country and therefore, it does not only attract tourists - from home and abroad. In fact, this landscape along the coast of the Indian Ocean, is also an important, scientific research object of universities from all over the world. The diversity of this ecosystems of indigenous forests, coastal boondocks, natural water courses and lakes, as well as the fynbos vegetation along the coasts and sandy beaches, forms a unique mosaic of landscape and vegetation forms that has achieved world fame for it's extraordinary beautyness.

For science,
because of its complex interactions between the different vegetation and landscape zones, the Garden Route is a critical, because sensitive research focus. The "Afromontane forest" of this region, together with the primeval forests near the coast, is the largest contiguous forest area in the whole of southern Africa - sometimes even with a closed canopy. The Afromontane Forests of this region, together with the primeval forests near the coast, form the largest contiguous forest area in the whole of southern Africa - some- times even with a closed canopy. The fynbos vegetation along the beaches is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the so-called "Capensis", whose unique botanical biodiversity is home to more than a fifth of all plant species on the African continent.

In the dense forest areas,
the native game is not so easy to spot, whereas their tracks and droppings are almost everywhere. As larger game, the bush pig, the bushbuck, blue duikers, baboons and green vervet monkeys occur as well as predators - leopards and caracals.

native bird species, such as the knysna loerie, the narina trogon, the olive thrush, the chorister robin-chat and cape robin-chat (belonging to the family of flycatchers / muscicapidae) as well as the white-starred robin, are difficult to spot in the dense vegetation. If you want to be able to see them, you should have good hearing that can also tell apart birdsongs.

Anyone who meanders through the primeval forests on hiking trails or in a paddle boat will come across tree species such as ironwood, yellowwood, white pear, stinkwood, cherrywood and cape beech. However, these tree species - apart from their familiar-sounding names - have neither too much to do with pears, nor with cherries or beeches.
In particularly damp areas, you will encounter huge tree ferns, various climbers (e.g. wild grape), tree orchids,  (such as old man’s beard and tree orchids), mosses, lichens and colour- ful fungi.
Although the entire region is considered to be part of the temperate "Mediterranean winter rain climate zone", you will find a greater botanical diversity in the forests and in the fynbos along the coast, than in most of the tropical primeval forests.



On day eleven, after breakfast, we continue towards Addo Elephant National Park. We will decide on the spot, whether we visit downtown Port Elizabeth now and today or in a two days time, when we are on our way from Addo Elephant National Park back to the beaches. It depends on the weather. Primarly because we have planned a sundowner tour with the game rangers of the national park in the Addo National Park - for today or tomorrow.

We spend two nights in the Addo Main Camp or in the nearby Elephant House Hotel.


 From the Cape to Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elefanten-Nationalpark


Löwen im Addo Nationalpark

Due to the considerable damage to agriculture, the South African government decided in the twenties of the last century, to
completely kill the entire elephant population in the region.But after a relatively short time, an initiative started from the public and also from many of the professional hunters and farmers affected, to put an end to this project.

At first it was almost exclusively private individuals who pooled money, bought an area of around two thousand hectares and built up a protected area there for the last eleven surviving elephants, which was later expanded several times.

This "
Mentone Reserve" was proclaimed as the Addo Elephant National Park in 1931. In 1954, when there lived again 22 elephants in the park area, the then park manager Graham Armstrong fenced an area of 2,270 hectares with an elephant proof fence. Above all, the intention was to avoid conflicts with the surrounding farmers. This fence is still used by the park today is named after its initiator - as the "Armstrong Fence".

In 2004, about 350 elephants lived already in the park and
in 2006 just over 400 elephants were counted. Thus, the national park reached it's ecologically justifiable maximum of elephants. In the long term, the Addo Elephant Park is to become the third largest park in South Africa and to grow to a size of 3,600 km².

On the
thirteenth day of our tour, we drive back a bit from Addo Elephant National Park via Port Elizabeth and spend the last two days in the surfing paradise Jeffreys Bay, in a guest house which is again situated right on the endless sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean.

On the fifteenth and last day of the tour, you will fly back home from Port Elizabeth Inter- national Airport (PLZ) - via Cape Town (CPT) or Johannesburg (JNB).


The following activities are planned and included in the tour price:

- The permit fees (admission charges) for all national parks and state nature reserves along our route.
- The
cable car ride to Table Mountain and the entrance fees to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
- The
tour at the ostrich farm and entry to the Cango Caves (limestone caves) in Oudtshoorn.
- The tours to
Birds of Eden, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkeyland, along the Garden Route.
- The
Sundownder Game Drive including - cold drinks and snak - in the Addo Elephant National Park.

The Corona / CoVid19 problem has also led to many restrictions in South Africa. Although we currently assume that these will be abolished by the scheduled tour dates, their effects cannot be predicted with certainty. This affects us especially now, regarding the exchange rate development of the South African rand to the major leading currencies such as the British pound, the US dollar and the euro. And of course, this will have conversely an impact on price developments in South Africa.
Therefore, the rates and prices mentioned here initially, apply subject to the fact that we actually can only calculate them at the current time based and available data. In any case: ask about the current state of affairs.

According to our current level of information, the tour price
- with
at least six participants and accommodation, sharing a double or twin rooms - would be from € 1,840 per person.

Travel dates: We have already thought about particularly suitable dates for this tour, but we want to observe the current development for a certain time before we set them.

In conclusion: This tour leads exclusively through all year round malaria-free area!



Flight Tickets
(arrival and
domestic flights

Airline tickets are generally not included in the tour price, since many customers book the flights themselves via Internet or in a local travel agency.
On request and for a slim processing fee, we can also book flight tickets in your name . The e-ticket will then be sent directly to you.