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SOUTHERN HIGHLIGHTS

THE CAPES FINEST ADVENTURE TOUR

TOUR OVERVIEW
14 days
       
Cape Town, South Africa
       
Fully accommodated 
               
Mini-bus  / Safari Vehicles
              
13 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches, 6 Dinners
South Africa Offers Something For Everyone!
Big 5, Dramatic Landscapes, Mountains, Beaches, Gastronomy, Culture and A True African Experience.
Come explore the 'World in One Country'.
The Southern Bucket List is 14 Days of Pure Adventure Through South Africa's Southern Cape offering The Perfect Mix of Nature, Beaches, Mountains and Safaris.

TOUR SCHEDULE

DAY 2 - CAPE TOWN


Today, you will enjoy a hike up the world famous Table Mountain. The hike is a steep but rewarding trek to reach the summit, from there you will embrace the 360 Degree view of Cape Town and immerse yourself in the beauty of this world class destination.

The hike continues over the back of the mountain, into the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Our journey will then continue by vehicle towards the Cape Point National Park. The route winds along the ocean cliffs and offers perfect scenery over the Indian Ocean. Once in the National Park we will enjoy a short walk to the peninsula offering panoramic views over false bay.

After an adventure packed day, we will return towards the city of Cape Town. The drive is once again extremely scenic and is via the remarkable Chapmans Peak.

Tonight’s dinner will be an own expense at one of Cape Town's trending local restaurants.

Included Highlights:

  • Table Mountain National Park Hike
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cape Peninsula Scenic Drive
  • Cape Point National Park
  • Chapmans Peak

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel on The Promenade or Similar




DAY 3 - CAPE WINELANDS


This morning we will travel into the heart of the Cape Winelands.

We will arrive in the old French town of Franschoek where we will hop onto bicycles and enjoy a cycling tour in the Franschoek Vineyards. While en route, we will be sampling some of the Cape’s finest wines whilst trying to stay steady on two wheels. After a festive cycle and with everyone being very merry, we will enjoy a well-deserved lunch in the winelands.

Our next stop is the historic student town of Stellenbosch. We will have some time to explore the town on foot and embrace the leafy Cape Dutch archithecture.

We will be staying the night in the winelands region.

Included Highlights:

  • Cycling in Franschhoek
  • Wine Tasting Experience
  • Stellenbosch Visit

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Asara Wineland Hotel or Similar




​DAY 4 - HERMANUS


Departing Stellenbosch, our journey continues towards the coastal town of Hermanus. The small town is famous for being the Whale Capital of World. The drive is arguably the most scenic coastal drive in the world as it meanders alongside the shear overberg mountains and presents sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.

En-route, we will stop for an off the beaten track hike on the Overberg Peninsula. The hike brings us to crystal clear rock pools high up in the mountains. We will take a dip and have a picnic lunch at the pools.

After the hike we will visit a penguin colony and enjoy the aquatic birds interact in their natural surroundings.

After the many activities for the day, we will arrive in Hermanus. There are many options for leisure including a cliff walk where you may admire the vast False Bay, and if lucky, even see whales in the right season. (June - December)

Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Hike in the Overberg
  • Penguins at Stony Point
  • Hermanus
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Accommodation: 138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse or Similar




DAY 5 - AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK


This morning you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of optional activities or otherwise relax in the seaside town of Hermanus.

For those who wish to come close to nature's most feared predators - the Great White Shark - we suggest one of South Africa's most extreme adventures as an optional activity, Shark cage diving! You will be collected in the early morning from the lodge and head for the treacherous waters of Gansbaai.

For those who prefer to take it easy, Hermanus offers numerous activities, ranging from hikes, canoeing, whale watching and so on. The group will be reunited at Gansbaai at around midday where we will have lunch and continue our journey. Moving on, we head towards the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas National Park.

Once at Cape Agulhas National Park, we will explore the Southernmost tip of the African continent.

After standing on the tip of Africa we will head back inland to the mountainous countryside where we will spend the night in the off the beaten track town of Swellendam.

Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive though off the beaten track South Africa
  • Southernmost tip of Africa
  • Swellendam Countryside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Aan De Oever or Similar




DAY 6 - GARDEN ROUTE


This morning we will be heading into the well known Garden Route for some continuous adventure fun.

Once we enter the Garden Route, we will embark on a kayaking experience up a scenic river, followed by a short walk to a beautiful waterfall.

After our morning exercise, we will then make our way to the vibrant town of Knysna, known for its beautiful lagoon and ancient forests.

Our evening is set aside for some relaxation time.

​Included Highlights:

  • Scenic drive in garden route
  • Kayaking to a waterfall

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: One on Bollard or Similar




DAY 7 - KNYSNA


This morning, we will be mountain biking in the ancient Harkerville forest, these trails are known to be some of the most scenic cycling routes in the country. We ride in amongst the coastal forests and along cliffs offering amazing photo opportunities over the Indian Ocean.

There are various trails depending on fitness. All are rewarding for the scenery and experience.

In the afternoon, you may relax or enjoy a wide range of optional activities including boat cruises, stand up paddling, canoeing and paragliding.

​Included Highlights:

  • Harkerville Forest Mountain Biking

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: One on Bollard or Similar

Optional Activities: Boat Cruises, Stand Up Paddling, Canoeing, Golf




DAY 8 - PLETTENBERG BAY


Today we will discover Robberg Nature Reserve, a national monument and World Heritage Site.

We will be undetaking a peninsula hike which is a tough but a rewarding experience. The highlights of this hike are the fantastic views as well as the regular sightings of seals colonies, whales, sharks and hundreds of sea birds.

This afternoon is reserved for some downtime on the pristine Pletttenberg Bay beaches.

Included Highlights:

  • Robberg Peninsula Hike

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Ocean Watch Guest House or Similar




DAY 9 - TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK


Today we continue along the Garden Route.

En route, you will have the opportunity to take on one of the world’s highest bungee jumps. The jump is an exhilarating 216 Meter drop where you can really give yourself an adrenaline kick!

After some adrenaline (if you dare) we will continue to drive along the winding Nature's Valley road on route to the Tsitsikamma National Park, a must see on every South African itinerary. We will walk past waterfalls, forests as well as along a 77m long suspension bridge spanning across the Storms River mouth.

This area is well known for being a portion of the world-famous Otter Trail Multi Day Hike.

Included Highlights:

  • Natures Valley Scenic Drive
  • Tsitsikamma National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or Similar

Opitional Activities: Bloukrans Bungee Jump




DAY 10 - ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK


Today we will exit the lush forests of the Garden Route on the way to Addo Elephant National Park.

Once at the park we enter and enjoy our first Big 5 safari.

Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive through Garden Route
  • Traditional Farm Stall Lunch
  • Safari in Addo Elephant National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Addo Elephant Main Camp or Similar




DAY 11 - ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK


Today we will enjoy a full day safari in Addo National Park. The park is not only famous for Elephants but also has a healthy population of lions, rhino, buffaloes, hyenas and hundreds of interesting birds.

Our evening safari drive will be in an open 4 X 4 vehicle which will allow you to get close and personal with the park’s wildlife.

Included Highlights:

  • Full Day Safari - Addo Elephant National Park
  • Evening Open Vehicle Safari Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Addo Elephant Main Camp or Similar




DAY 12 - OUDTSHOORN


Today we turn our route around and start heading towards Cape Town.

We will be driving off the beaten track along some impressive mountain ranges.

We will be stopping en route at the beautiful Meiringspoort Pools.

Before reaching our final destination for the day, we will explore the regions Cango Caves.

The cave tour is an exciting experience through the prehistoric caves and learning about their ancient formations.

Today we will be lodging in Oudtshoorn - known to be the ostrich capital of South Africa.

Included Highlights:

  • Morning Safari – Addo Elephant National Park
  • Route 62
  • Meiringspoort Pools
  • Cango Caves

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Old Mill Lodge or Similar




DAY 13 - ROUTE 62


Today we will enjoy a final scenic drive towards Cape Town. It will be along the famous route 62, an off the beaten track wine route.

Before arriving in Cape Town, we will head to a local winefarm that has a full selection of tastings on offer. We will enjoy a local wine and beer tasting experience.

After the amazing mix of bucket list adventures and off the beaten track experiences, we will make our way back to Cape Town reminiscing the many highlights we enjoyed along the AfriVenture journey.

Included Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive through the Klein Karoo – Route 62
  • Wine and Beer Tasting at a local vineyard

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel on The Promenade or Similar




DAY 1 - CAPE TOWN


Your AfriVenture begins! Welcome to the world class city of Cape Town. Today, depending on your flight arrival time, you may go an explore the city at your own leisure. The next two nights accommodation will be situated in Sea Point, a perfectly central location for exploring the beaches, mountains and restaurants of Cape Town. From the hotels doorstep you may take a walk along the ocean promenade or otherwise a short taxi to the well known V and A Waterfront. For any recommendations or pre-activities, please let us know if you would like us to help with any bookings, advice and logistics. At 19:00 you will meet your AfriVenture guide and they will be discussing all the adventures to come.

Included Highlights:

  • Cape Town
  • Welcome Briefing

Meals Included: Own Expense

Accommodation: Hotel on The Promenade or Similar




DAY 14 - CAPE TOWN


Today, you may enjoy a breakfast at the lodge and morning at your own leisure.

Airport transfers on this day can be arranged.

Included Highlights:

  • Cape Town
  • Airport Transfer

Meals Included: Breakfast





FROM USD 1,995

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
✔️  Cape Town
✔️  Table Mountain Hike
✔️  Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
✔️  Cape Point National Park
✔️  Cycling & Wine Tasting
✔️  Franschhoek & Stellenbosch
✔️  Hike in Overberg Nature Reserve
✔️  Stoney Point Penguins
✔️  Hermanus - Whale Town
✔️  Southern Most Tip of Africa
✔️  Garden Route
✔️  Knysna & Plettenberg Bay
✔️  Kayaking Experience
✔️  Harkerville Forest Mountain Biking
✔️  Robberg Peninsula Hike
✔️  Tsitsikamma National Park
✔️  Natures Valley
✔️  Addo Elephant National Park Safari
✔️  Open Vehicle Safari
✔️  Route 62
✔️  Meiringspoort Pools
✔️  Cango Caves
✔️  Beer and Wine Tasting Experience
AFRIVENTURE

Cape Town, South Africa

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+27 73 168 0048

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