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South Africa Discoverer

South Africa

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10 days
2019

Thu, Dec 05

Sat, Dec 14

€934

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Overview

Explore South Africa's fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the Rainbow Nation. Chase stunning views through Tsitsikamma National Park and on a safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic Chief Experience Officer (CEO), journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the coast, you'll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.

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Itinerary

Day 1Durban
Arrive at any time. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.
Day 2Durban/Chintsa
Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach. South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa.
Day 3Chintsa
Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari drive, or visit a local craft brewery. There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided wildlife safari drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare wildlife reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu’s Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.
Day 4Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle. Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.
Day 5Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma
Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump. Spend the next two nights camping in the Tsitsikamma area. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline.
Day 6Tsitsikamma National Park
Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 7Tsitsikamma/Knysna
Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.
Day 8Knysna/Oudtshoorn
Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area. From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo (“Little Karoo”), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm.
Day 9Oudtshoorn/Cape Town
Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.
Day 10Cape Town
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.

Accommodation

Participation camping (7 nts), hostels (2 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Durban Bunny Chow, Durban. Addo Elephant National Park entrance and wildlife safari drive. Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fees. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hard-top case), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months(May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. Please be advised that if you plan to bring a drone with you, the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Durban
Arrive at any time. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.
Day 2Durban/Chintsa
Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach. South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa.
Day 3Chintsa
Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari drive, or visit a local craft brewery. There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided wildlife safari drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare wildlife reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu’s Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.
Day 4Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle. Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.
Day 5Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma
Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump. Spend the next two nights camping in the Tsitsikamma area. Optional activities include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline.
Day 6Tsitsikamma National Park
Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 7Tsitsikamma/Knysna
Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.
Day 8Knysna/Oudtshoorn
Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area. From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo (“Little Karoo”), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm.
Day 9Oudtshoorn/Cape Town
Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.
Day 10Cape Town
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking an extra night in Cape Town to explore all that this area has to offer.

Accommodation

Participation camping (7 nts), hostels (2 nts, multi-share).

What's Included

Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Durban Bunny Chow, Durban. Addo Elephant National Park entrance and wildlife safari drive. Tsitsikamma National Park entrance fees. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labelled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hard-top case), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa, Namibia and Botswana) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months(May to October) please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. Please be advised that if you plan to bring a drone with you, the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.
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10 days
2019

Thu, Dec 05

Sat, Dec 14

€934

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