Cape Town: 4-Day Cape to Addo Return Safari Tour
On your first day, you will leave Cape Town behind and head into the semi-arid Little Karoo along the scenic Route 62 driving to the town of Oudtshoorn. Known as the ostrich capital of the world, it is situated in a beautiful, fertile valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains. Here you can choose between a 1-hour guided tour of the Cango Caves, a guided tour of the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch or cage diving with crocodiles.
Following this, you will head over the Outeniqua Mountains to the lush coastal region known as the Garden Route, where you will head to the beach town of Sedgefield to spend your first night. If time allows, you can also head to the beach for a swim in the Indian Ocean.
On the second day, you will drive through Knysna on your way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from. You can choose to visit an elephant sanctuary (where you learn about and interact with orphaned elephants), or a monkey sanctuary (where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area).
Following this you will visit the world’s highest commercial bungee jump, standing 216 meters tall, where you will have the option to take the exhilarating plunge. Finally, to end the day you will take a beautiful walk through the indigenous Tsitsikamma National Park to the Storms River swing bridges, before you head to the famous surfing town of Jeffreys Bay where you stay at a backpackers directly on the beach.
On day 3, you can choose to sleep in and take some time in the morning to explore the town’s many surf factory shops, or go for a surf lesson in one of the most famous surf spots on earth. You can also choose to wake up early and visit the Addo Elephant National park, where you go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5, and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world.
At the conclusion of your day, you will drive back towards Sedgefield for the night. If there is time available you can visit the famous Knysna Heads for some absolutely amazing pictures where the ocean meets the inlet to the Knysna Lagoon.
After breakfast on the final day, you will begin a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall. You will then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia, and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. You will arrive back in Cape Town late on Thursday afternoon.