Cape Home & Wildlife

The Cape Home & Wildlife tour is a 9 day self-drive experience for those seeking to combine adventure with a real cultural experience.  Explore the Western Cape province with its breathtaking views. This itinerary is offers you the best of both nature and culture. Drive the Route 62 inland towards the Ostrich capital of South Africa. From there will you continue your way towards the coastal town Knysna, after which you will continue on the Garden Route into the Eastern Cape. This trip shows the Rainbow of our Nation, taking you into the world of the famous Route 62 and Garden Route, staying at homes of locals and ending in the Addo Elephant National Park with its abundant wildlife.


Cape Home & Wildlife

Day 1, 2 & 3 Cape Town

After your arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by our local representative who will explain to you the details of your tour. After this will the representative transfer you to your first accommodation centrally located in the city of Cape Town. Depending on your time of arrival you will have the time to explore Cape Town and/or acclimatize at the accommodation.

You have 3 days in Cape Town and there are many things to do. When you book our Activity package will you be picked up after breakfast on Day 2 for a Cape Peninsula Tour. This tour goes around the scenic Cape Peninsula; visit the fishermans village Hout Bay, take the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Noordhoek, Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. Return along the False Bay coastline with its historic towns to Boulders beach and visit the colony of African Penguins before returning back to your accommodation late afternoon.

Explore the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and enjoy a quiet walk through the indigenous vegetation. There is much to do and see in the centre of town from antique shopping to local craft markets and some wonderful offbeat cafes on Long Street. Visit Robben Island, or hike Table Mountain. Or if the weather is fine, relax on one of Cape Town’s many beaches.

Overnight: 2 nights in selected accommodation in city centre incl. breakfast

Day 4 – 5 Via the Route 62 to Oudtshoorn / De Rust  (Klein Karoo) (480 km)

Drive Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape and continue to the Klein Karoo; Oudtshoorn, the “Ostrich Capital” of South Africa. Experience the world’s largest, flightless bird at the Ostrich Show Farms in Oudtshoorn. These birds are known throughout the world for their feathers, leather and meat. You have time to explore the area; have a look at the impressive Cango Caves, just one of the many natural wonders in the Little Karoo. Water, time and simple chemistry have combined, over hundreds of thousands of years, to create a magical display of carved caverns, corridors and dripstone formations deep within the Swartberg Mountain Range. Or travel the Swartberg Mountain and enjoy great views over the Karoo countryside.

Overnight: 2 nights De Rust – in unique and historical renovated Ox Wagons incl. breakfast

Day 6 Knysna (ca. 125 km)

Departing the Klein Karoo, you drive toward the Garden Route,  to Knysna, which nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned indigenous forests surrounding it.  Exploring the area, visit the Tsitsikamma National park with its  famous hanging bridge.. You can explore the forest by foot or mountain bike or see the hidden beauty of the sea on a snorkelling or diving trip.

Overnight: at a Homestay of Mothers of Creation, an initiative inspired by rural women, who invite you to appreciate the natural beauty of the lovely countryside surrounding them. All the “mothers” on the route offers basic accommodation in a homely setting. Enjoy the opportunity to experience their way of living and to contribute responsibly to the local Rural communities, 1 traditional dinner & breakfast included

Day 7 – 8 Grahamstown (295 km) – Addo Elephant park (125 km)

Continue your way Grahamstown, where you can enjoy a great lunch with the locals at the at Kwam eMakana Homestay. They offer a nice and delicious meals for everyone. After Lunch and a visit to the city of Grahamstown, one of the pineapple farms or the Big Bend by Bathurst.

Continue to Addo Elephant Park before sunset. You can go on safari in the comfort of your own car! Also home to a variety of other animals, Addo is always full of surprises. The park has more than 500 Elephants, which used to live in and around the Eastern Cape. These particular elephants feed on the leaves “The pink-flowered spekboom (Portulacaria Afra)”. Activities in the Park include hikes, horse trails, game drives and 4×4 (evening) safaris and bird watching.

Overnight: at the border of Addo Elephant National Park incl. breakfast

Day 9 Port Elizabeth (ca. 80 km)

After breakfast, depending on your onward travels, you can go to Port Elizabeth, often shortened to “PE”. Famous also for its long white beaches, horse rides and museums – Port Elizabeth has something for everybody ; stroll along its seashore and shops or participate in an optional city tour.  Return your car to the airport to connect with your onward travels.

RATES & INCLUSIVE / EXCLUSIVE

Included

  • detailed route descriptions and accommodation and/or excursion vouchers
  • 8 nights in comfortable selected responsible accommodation on basis of Bed & Breakfast
  • One dinner at Mothers of Creation homestay
  • 1 lunch on day 7 with Kwam eMakana

Excluded

  • Insurance
  • conservation fees
  • Car rental incl. fuel and insurance
  • extra meals not mentioned
  • personal expenses

Please read our terms and conditions to inform yourself about our booking procedures.
Kindly note that the prices and accommodation are subject to change based on date, availability and special requests.

What makes this tour different

The name of this tour indicates what makes this tour so unique ‘Cape Home’. Combine your holiday with home visits and learn the stories of Africa first hand without missing out on the safari highlights.

Contact us now if you want to have info on availabilities or other open questions!

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