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Cape Town, the “Mother City”, or the world’s most fabulous city, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. The Wild Coast is a stunning section of Eastern Cape coastline stretching from East London in the south to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north. It is the home of the Xhosa people and incorporates estuaries, sandy beaches, natural heritage sites, craggy cliffs, waterfalls, and rolling hills, providing spectacular scenery and real authentic traditional experiences. The Drakensberg, Battlefields Route, and Midlands Meander is another section of this tour.
Excellent and comfortable accommodation between three and four stars are selected. During this safari, you will stay in the accommodations below as follows:
Meet Amatungulu Tours at your centrally located hotel to start this tour for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in the natural beauty and stunning views. The first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom follows.
Lunch is at the famous Jonkershuis Cape Malay restaurant. Visiting Groot Constantia, you will taste their export quality wines. You will journey along the False Bay coastline to Kalk Bay harbour and stroll along the quaint cobbled streets.
From here, you will pass Fish Hoek and Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. You will choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel (or similar).
First visit is Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular. You will drive along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive. You visit the Bo-Kaap-Museum and walk the steep cobbled streets to view the Colourful houses.
Driving in the direction of Stellenbosch, you will visit the Vergenoegd wine farm for some wine tasting. You'll go to the Spier Wine Farm for chocolate and wine tasting on the banks of the Spier dam. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. You will spend the night at De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel (or similar).
Starting the journey to the Garden Route, you will visit some of the numerous farm stalls at Grabouw, and then push on to the town of Oudtshoorn with Route 62. This route delivers an unforgettable South African travelling experience, the making of life-long memories.
After visiting the Cango Caves for a heritage tour, you will head down the scenic Outeniqua Pass and onto the green forests and beaches of the Garden Route. Overnight at the Acorn Guest House George (or similar).
Discover the town of Knysna and visit some of the unspoiled beaches in the area and then drive to the town of Plettenberg Bay, where you can take an optional boat ride for a “Dolphin Encounters” excursion of one and a half to two hours at Ocean Blue Adventures.
Driving to the Addo Elephant National Park, you will stop over at the ‘highest recognized bungee from a bridge’ in the world, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump. Alternatively, you can do one of the activities at Stormsriver Adventures: a Tsitsikama Woodcutters Journey or a Tsitsikama Canopy Tour.
From here, you will go to the Addo Elephant National Park while being on the look out for Humpback Whales at Nelson Mandela Bay. A night game drive follows dinner at their restaurant: "Cattle Baron is famous for its steaks, having won several awards for the Best Steakhouse in South Africa. The signature dish is chateaubriand, a fillet flambéed with brandy and served with mushroom sauce and béarnaise sauce.
In recognition of its game-park location, Addo Cattle Baron also serves venison dishes like slow-cooked springbok shank." Overnight is here in a cottage.
Leaving the Addo National Park (while viewing game), you will head north to the spectacular Wild Coast along the roads of the Transkei, and see how the Xhosa people still live in their traditional rondawel huts, with farm animals grazing by the side of the road against the backdrop of the Drakensberg in the distance!
You will visit the Nelson Mandela Museum at Qunu and then veer off the N2 to “The Hole in the Wall”, one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions. The locals call this "izi Khaleni" which means place of thunder. During certain seasons and water conditions, the waves clap in such a way that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley.
If you want to have a real authentic traditional experience, sleep in a rural rondawel (hut) of a traditional Xhosa village if available at the time. You also have the choice to stay at the three-star Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel.
After visiting some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the world, you will drive to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, which lies snugly at the head of a spectacular river gorge lined with dense coastal bush and forests. The breath-taking scenery along the Umzimkulwana River Gorge makes this a photographer’s and nature lover’s paradise. Wildlife in the Oribi Gorge consists of many antelope, although the graceful oribi (after which the gorge is named) is rarely seen.
You can do an optional activity here: the Lake Eland Zip Lines, the longest zip line tour in Africa! This tour consists of 14 zip line slides starting at the top of the Oribi Gorge.
You will stay at the four-star Oribi Gorge Hotel (or similar).
The Hibiscus Coast with its inviting stretch of Indian Ocean which sometimes presents the year-round delights of frolicking dolphins and majestic, cruising whales, provide the spectacular scenery for the drive to Durban.
Your tour group now has the opportunity to do optional scuba diving at Aliwal Shoal from Umkomaas, a rocky reef which is the remains of an ancient sand dune approximately five kilometers off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The reef is inhabited by many kinds of hard and soft corals and a variety of tropical and subtropical fish species.
If you do not scuba dive, you visit uShaka Marine World in Durban, the largest aquarium in Africa, and then overnight at the Gooderson Tropicana Hotel in Durban.
Leaving Durban, you will head to Howick to visit the Mandela Monument. From here, you'll take the road north on the Midlands Meander and visit Tsonga shoes and bags, the Wine Cellar and Chocolate Heaven. The Dragon Rock Reptile Center can be visited, and you can do the Drakensberg Canopy Tour. Savor lunch at one of the delightful restaurants on the way.
You get the option to do a helicopter flight over the main Drakensberg escarpment, or attend a Drakensberg Boys Choir concert if you are here on a Wednesday. Spend the night at the Monks Cowl Resort (or similar).
You will head to Dundee to have a tour of the battlefields and historical sites of Blood River / Ncome / Talana. By 1836 relations between the British rulers in the Cape and the Dutch settlers had reached an all- time low. They decided to pack-up their worldly goods load them onto covered wagons and head into the largely unknown interior of South Africa. Thus began in 1836 the exodus that would be recorded by history as ‘The Great Trek’!
The north, west and eastward movement of this exodus of Trekkers, who became known as Voortrekkers inevitably led to conflict with the indigenous peoples who inhabited the hinterland. Trek leader Piet Retief and his party were killed at King Dingane’s capital of Mgungundlovu in February 1838. See where brutal battles took place.
This excursion follows the drive back to Johannesburg where you will be dropped off.
Jakes Conradie is a South African born who extensively traveled the country. He is competent to advise clients about all the essential aspects of traveling to South Africa. Having passed the SA Specialist Course from South African Tourism, he is always on the lookout to assist, improve the environment, and motivate communities to protect nature and all species in order to create a sustainable eco-system for future generations. His love for nature and history brought him to the most beautiful and spectacular places of South Africa where he wants to take his tourists as well.
This safari will take you from Cape Town to Table Mountain National Park, Garden Ruote, Addo Elephant National Park, Wild Coast, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, Hibiscus Coast, Howick, Dundee, and Johannesburg in South Africa.
During this safari, you will be provided with daily breakfast and dinner. Accolade restaurants with healthy and wholesome food menus are used when available. Lodges, hotels, resorts etc. are chosen with healthy and fantastic food menus.
Here are some optional activities for your own cost you can choose to do:
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