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Module 3: Addo – Cape Town (overnights 13 – 20)

Elephant in Addo
Elephant in Addo
Addo Elephant National Park is our next stop. The park houses more than 450 elephants and at the end of 2003 lion and leopard were also introduced. Addo is a Big 5 Game Park. A morning game drive is included before our departure for Plettenberg Bay, with a short visit to Tsitsikamma National Park en-route. After the opportunity to enjoy some optional activities in this coastal town we set off via the Garden Route to Oudshoorn, where visits to the Cango Caves and an Ostrich farm are included.
 


Wild Coast-Greater Addo-Plattenburg Bay- Oudshoorn-Cape Town

Day1: Haga Haga- Port Elizabeth & Greater Addo

Game viewing
Game viewing

Module 3 participants: Make your own way to the hotel, where a briefing will take place at 19:00 in the hotel lobby.Depending on your time of arrival at the first hotel for this Module (normally Zuurberg Mountain Inn), we recommend that you do one of the following optional activities (to be pre-booked if possible) View Optional Activities (Not Included)

Day 2: Greater Addo - Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay

Deep within the shadows of the dense valley bushveld of the Sundays River region of the Eastern Cape lies the Addo Elephant National Park. Safe from relentless persecution in the past, the grey leviathans of the bush now roam in peace. The park houses more than 450 elephants. At the end of 2003 lion and leopard were also introduced. Addo is a Big 5 Game Park.

A morning game drive (from the comfort of our air-conditioned touring vehicle) is included in this park before our departure for Plettenberg Bay.

En-route to Plettenberg Bay we will stop at the Tsitsikamma National Park, where entrance is included for a short visit (time permitting). The park was established in 1964 and is South Africa’s only marine reserve.

Day 3: Plettenberg Bay

Coastal view
Coastal view

We start the day by taking a stroll in the picturesque town of Plett (as the locals call it).

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Day 4: Plattenburg Bay-Oudtshoorn

Ostrich Farm Visits

Today we visit Knysna and the Heads before heading to Oudtshoorn – the ostrich capital of South Africa. Be sure to charge your camera’s batteries because the landscape is awe-inspiring!

Day 5:Oudtshoorn

Cango Caves
Cango Caves

Cango Caves & Ostrich Farm visits:
Late morning we head off to the renowned Cango Caves, located at the foothills of the Swartberg range. The caves are one of the country's finest, best known and most popular tourist attractions. Although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over four kilometers, only about a quarter of this is open to visitors, who may proceed into the cave only in groups supervised by a guide. Before time catches up with us, a visit to an ostrich farm is also on the itinerary. Here you will learn everything about the industry built around this peculiar bird.

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Day 6:Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

Atlantic ocean
Atlantic ocean

Route 62 will lead us on a picturesque road past wine farms and farm stalls to Cape Town. After Montagu we take the road via Robertson, Worcester and the Huguenot Tunnel to the “Boland” town of Paarl, named after the huge granite dome of rock overlooking the town.

From here we approach the “Mother City”, founded by the Dutch in 1652 as a replenishment station for weary seafarers on the spice route to the East. You will spend the next two days exploring the city and its surroundings

 

Day 7: Cape - Peninsula

Cape Peninsula
Cape Peninsula

Today we take you on a journey past Hout Bay (where a large fleet of colourful fishing vessels enhance the bustling ambience of this attractive resort). We follow the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open to traffic) to Simon’s Town, a charming little coastal town, which has been South Africa’s naval base since1814. View Optional Activities (Not included)

 

Day 8: Cape - Winelands

Winelands
Winelands

Today you will get a chance to visit one of some wine farms to taste some of South Africa’s best vintages. Leave some space in your luggage, because you are sure to buy a bottle or two of your favourite year.
 
We will start our day by visiting Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country, situated in the heart of the Winelands. We continue our journey over the Hellshoogte Pass through a landscape of fruit farms, Cape Dutch houses and vineyards.

In Franschhoek (literally meaning "French Corner") you could visit the Huguenot Memorial, commemorating the 1688 settlement of the French Huguenots here after fleeing religious persecution in France.

Optional Activities (NOT included):

All entrance fees, wine-tastings or cellar tours will be for you own account.

 

Day 9:Cape Town - Home

Your last day in Cape Town can be spent sightseeing or doing some optional visits before departing home. Our guide and vehicle will no longer be available, so all activities and transfers need to be undertaken by own arrangement.

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