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πŸŒ„ Cape Town and Garden Route with a local - 10 Days 🌞 Best of South Africa πŸŒ…

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This itinerary is meticulously crafted to strike the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation. We seamlessly blend leisurely hikes, ocean escapades, exquisite dining experiences, and exceptional wildlife encounters. Moreover, we offer the flexibility to adjust the pace according to our guests' preferences. Whether you prefer a leisurely beach day over a lengthy hike, we cater to your desires.

Olaf Bleibtreu, 39, German - South African From dog-sledding guide in Norway, overlanding in East Africa, sailing all over Europe, to trekking in the Himalayas, anything to get the heart pumping. Extensive knowledge of Africa, guiding and cooking throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. I've run my own Food Truck business in Cape Town and have been a chef on many bush trips. Cooking slow food over the open fire is more than a hobby. I take good food and wine seriously. I'm also a qualified Tour Guide in the southern Cape with emphasis on wine tours :) Paragliding enthusiast since 7 years and avid Paramotor pilot since 2 years. Solo treks in South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Peru and Ladakh. ´´Join my trip´´ gives me the opportunity to share my love for Africa with fellow travellers and showcase what wonders, and awe-inspiring moments can be experienced here. I feel most alive when partaking in authentic, awe-inspiring moments with other humans. β€˜β€˜Dreams are the fabric of our purpose, enticing us to embrace hardships for the motivation of feeling alive in an otherwise numbing path of least resistance.´´ Olaf Bleibtreu

Indulge in a plethora of luxurious accommodations throughout your unforgettable 10-day journey across Cape Town and the Garden Route. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted with the warmth and comfort of carefully selected boutique hotels, charming guesthouses, and exclusive lodges. Each accommodation offers a unique blend of style, elegance, and relaxation, ensuring that every night of your adventure is as memorable as the day's activities.

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Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Fuel and Tolls
All park entrance fees
Transportation
Accomodation
Safari in Addo
Elephant encounter in Knysna
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Trip Itinerary
1

Cape Town

Day 1-2
Cape Town Pickβ€”up at your hotel and check in at our beautiful accommodation for the next 3 days. We all meet during the day and get to know each other on an excursion through Cape Town and have lunch at one of the hip Restaurants in Cape Town. Choice of walking up Lion's Head or relax on Signal Hill or at the BNB. Enjoy Dinner on Kloof Street. Rated as one of the hippest Streets in the world.
2

Cape Town

Day 2-3
Day 2 ​Cape Town ​ Enjoy breakfast with stunning views atop Table Mountain Explore Table Mountain, one of the world's seven natural wonders, via cable car Wander around the summit and soak in breathtaking vistas Take a leisurely 3-hour walk from Table Mountain to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Have a delicious meal amidst lush surroundings at Kirstenbosch Venture to the picturesque Constantia Wine Region for wine tasting Conclude the day with dinner at a night market or charming restaurant in Cape Town
3

Cape Town

Day 3-4
Cape Town ​ Explore the Cape Peninsula with highlights including Boulders Beach Penguin colony and Cape Point Begin with breakfast in the coastal town of Kalkbay Marvel at resident seals in the bustling harbour Witness adorable penguins in their natural habitat at Boulders Beach Experience the "end of the world" feeling at Cape Point Enjoy lunch at a charming spot in Scarborough Take a scenic drive along the stunning coastline Stop for wine and snacks tasting at Cape Point Vineyards Drive along the iconic Chapmans Peak Drive for breathtaking views Conclude the day with dinner in the charming harbour town of Hout Bay
4

De Hoop Nature Reserve

Day 4-5
Day 4 Cape Town to De Hoop Nature Reserve Depart from Cape Town and enjoy a scenic drive along Clarence Drive, renowned for its breathtaking coastal scenery. Stop to view penguins in Betties Bay, offering a serene habitat for these charming creatures. Experience a wine tasting and lunch at picturesque wine farms in the Aghulas region, known for its exceptional wines and beautiful landscapes. Visit Aghulas, the southernmost tip of Africa, to witness the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian oceans at its iconic lighthouse. Arrive at De Hoop Nature Reserve and stay at the De Hoop Collection, offering charming accommodations amidst pristine beaches, sand dunes, and fynbos-covered hills.
5

Wilderness

Day 5-6
Day 5 De Hoop Nature Reserve to Wilderness ​ Participate in game viewing at De Hoop, led by knowledgeable guides through herds of wildlife, with optional cycling or walking tours. During low tide, explore tidal pools and rock pools teeming with marine life on an enchanting discovery trail. Have lunch at a South African farm stall, experiencing local cuisine and hospitality. Relax at Wilderness On Sea, offering beachfront accommodation with stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Engage in nearby activities like paragliding, hiking or explore the wilderness area with its outdoor adventures. Optional afternoon activities include walking along the beach, hiking to the waterfall along the small river, or paragliding. Weather dependent.
6

Plettenberg Bay

Day 6-7
Day 6 ​Wilderness to Plettenberg Bay ​ Enjoy a delightful breakfast with locally sourced ingredients in elegant surroundings. Walk with Elephants at Knysna Elephant Park for up-close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Hike the renowned Robberg Trail along the Garden Route, offering breathtaking coastal vistas and unique wildlife sightings. Have lunch at one of Plettenberg Bay's top-rated spots. Relax at the beautiful Cottage Pie in Plettenberg Bay, offering beachfront accommodations with stunning ocean views. Spend leisure time at the beach, swimming in the ocean. Enjoy dinner at 19:30 at the BNB.
7

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 7-8
Day 7 ​ Plettenberg Bay to Addo Elephant Park ​ Enjoy a breakfast at the BNB with Continental and English options. Experience sandboarding or walking in one of the world's largest coastal dune field systems, followed by a 40-minute river cruise on the Sundays river. Indulge in a delightful lunch featuring local cuisine by the tranquil Sundays river. Embark on a self-drive through Addo Elephant National Park, known for its diverse wildlife including the African Big Five. Stay overnight at Addo African Home, just 5 minutes outside of Addo Elephant Park, surrounded by nature's beauty. Enjoy dinner at Addo African Home restaurant, offering authentic African cuisine prepared like home-cooked meals.
8

Addo Elephant National Park

Day 8-9
Day 8 ​Addo Elephant Park ​ Enjoy a hearty Breakfast at the Addo African Home accommodation. Take an easy morning off enjoying the pool or treat yourself to a massage at the African Home accommodation. Set off to Schotia Safari after lunch. Schotia Safari's offers an unparalleled chance to witness Africa's Big Five in their natural habitat, with expertly guided game drives ensuring unforgettable encounters. After exhilarating adventures, guests enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the stars in the rustic lapa, creating a perfect blend of wildlife excitement and exquisite dining in the heart of the African bush.
9

Oudtshoorn

Day 9-10
Day 9 Addo to Oudtshoorn Start the day with an early breakfast and a scenic drive through the great Karoo to Oudsthoorn. Have lunch at traditional Padstal, a popular South african road side cafe, known for its satisfying lunch experience and welcoming ambiance. Experience the epic waterfalls at Meiringspoort, offering crystal-clear pools for swimming, picnicking, and diving. Spend the night in Oudtshoorn, nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, boasting breathtaking landscapes and picturesque Swartberg Mountains. Enjoy dinner in Oudtshoorn, sampling traditional South African cuisine amidst its vibrant restaurant scene.
10

Cape Town

Day 10
Day 10 Oudshoorn to Cape Town​ ​ Enjoy Breakfast in Oudshoorn Stop at Ronnies Sex shop for a photo opportunity. Have lunch in Barrydale: Diesel & CrΓ¨me in Barrydale is a vintage diner and cafΓ© located on Route 62. Known for its fabulous milkshakes and hearty meals, it offers a unique dining experience reminiscent of classic Americana. The vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff, and stylish dΓ©cor make it a charming spot to enjoy a delicious lunch. Drive back to Cape Town and be dropped off at your hotel around 16:00.
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments & Bed & Breakfast
10 days trip
Cape Town, Cape Town & 8 more
Transportation
Car
What's excluded?
Drinks and alcohol
travel insurance
special activities like paragliding
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