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2018 Garden Route Family Safari

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From ZAR 25'500

If South Africa is a world in one country, then the Eastern and Western Cape provinces are the world. Join the perfect travelling family on a tour of the most beautiful scenery that our country has to offer. 

 

The Garden Route, a spectacular stretch along the south-eastern coast of South Africa, gets its name from the lush vegetation that can be found in the area. It is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world with diverse greenery, beautiful beaches, mountains and lagoons packed into the area.

 

You are in for a scenic diversity treat of charming picturesque towns and villages, dramatic & scenic landscapes, tall trees, deep gorges, shimmering lakes, majestic mountain ranges, golden beaches and lush indigenous forests on all our Garden Route Tours.

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Day 1: JOHANNESBURG

 

On arrival you will be met by a Toerboer representative who will transfer you to your guesthouse. After check in you will have some free time before meeting with your guide to discuss the itinerary and general information for the tour.

 

Day 2 – 4: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

 

After breakfast you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth Airport and be met by your TOERBOER Guide that will accompany you on this wonderful trip through South Africa’s Garden Route. You will travel +/- 105km’s to Nyati Rest Camp in Addo Elephant National Park.

 

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Zuurberg Mountain range and surrounded by hills, Nyathi Rest Camp is the new, exclusive, selfcatering addition to the accommodation offering at Addo Elephant National Park. The name of the camp means buffalo, which is something you are sure to see. The seasonal river flowing just beneath the camp brings relief to many animals that are found in this section, be on the lookout for baboons, kudu, warthog and the main star, elephants. As Addo Elephant National Park is home to the 'Big 7', you will partake in a Marine Eco-tour in order to catch a glimpse of a great white shark and/or southern right whale.

 

Day 5 & 6: GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK

 

After an early breakfast we will make our way to the Garden Route National Park where we will reside for the next two nights. On route we’ll stop in the small coastal town of St. Francis Bay for lunch at the local brewery (own account).

 

On arrival at Storms River Camp you have the day free to explore the area. Where the booming breakers of the Indian Ocean relentlessly pound rocky shores, where temperate high forest and fynbos roll down to the sea in an unspoilt verdant carpet, where ancient rivers carve their paths to the ocean down rocky ravines. This, "the place of much water", is the Tsitsikamma National Park. The heartland of the park stretches some 5 km to sea, protecting a wonderland of inter-tidal life, reef and deep-sea fish. Be sure to join your guide for a 1 ½ hour walk to the suspension bridge for spectacular views.

 

You have free time on the second day to enjoy any of the many optional activities at an extra cost.

 

Day 7: ROBERTSON

 

After a very early breakfast we drive through the heart of the Garden Route including Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, the Lake area and George. We’ll stop at Knysna Heads for beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, the Knysna estuary and drive through the charming town.

 

From George we cross the Outeniqua Mountain and drive along the famous Route 62 through the Klein-Karoo to Robertson in the Western Cape. Your guide will advise on which stops to do along the way based on your interests. Places like Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp and Barrydale are must sees!

 

On arrival at Africamps Robertson you’ll settle in and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Activities on site include:

- Swimming

- Mountain biking (on request)

- Fishing (bass fishing)

- Two hiking trails 3-5 hours

 

Tonight dinner will be prepared by your guide.

 

Day 8: CAPE TOWN

 

After breakfast we start our day with a tour through the Boland Wine Region. We’ll travel to the beautiful small town of - and visit the boutique winery, Bemind, owned by award-winning winemaker, Ilse Schutte. If you’re interested in Brandy, the legendary South African Brandy Cellar, Klipdrift, is situated in Robertson.

 

You’ll end the winelands tour with a stop at Spice Route in Paarl, a sensory feast for today’s connoisseurs of craftsmanship and authenticity.

 

Every artisan invited to be part of the Spice Route Destination community is handpicked and different. From chocolate making, beer brewing and glass blowing to a selection of tastes from all corners of South Africa, the shared goal is to bring a unique strength and art to the whole collective while supporting each other’s individual trade. After a late lunch (own account) we make our way to Mojo Hotel in Sea Point.

 

After check-in your guide will accompany you on a walk down Sea Point Promenade. Ambulating along Sea Point’s wide, paved and grassy promenade is a pleasure shared by Capetonians from all walks of life – it’s a great place to observe the city's multiculturalism. There are kids' playgrounds, a well-maintained outdoor gym, and several public art works that are worth taking the time to see.

 

Day 9: CAPE TOWN

 

After breakfast we make our way to the international renowned landmark Table Mountain. This natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula.

 

Thereafter we take the the famous Chapmans’ Peak drive via Houtbay to Cape Point, a spectacular sight with towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos, breath-taking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valley. A Natural World Heritage Site, Cape Point is historic and, some even say, haunted. It is a birder’s rich escape and a botanist’s holy grail. It can seem absolutely fascinating to those with a keen eye, or, to the less curious, simply a finger of land jutting out into the ocean 60kms from Cape Town. Ultimately, though, it is one of nature’s great places.

 

From there we travel onwards to Boulders Beach, a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders. It is a popular stop because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. You’ll have some free time to explore the small suburb of Kalk Bay before we head to Camps Bay to enjoy the beautiful African Sunset.

 

 

Day 10: CAPE TOWN

 

Today is a free day in Cape Town. Your guide and transport is as full disposal for the day and will discuss various options and activities.

 

Late afternoon we will make our way to Blouberg Beach where we will enjoy a special farewell dinner at the famous Blue Peter Hotel to reflect and celebrate our tour through South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route.

 

 

Day 11: CAPE TOWN - JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast your guide will take you to explore Long Street before heading to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg

 

 

 
 

Highlights Include

  • Marine Eco-Tour
  • Morning and Night Drive in Addo Elephant National Park in an open safari 4x4
  • Suspension Bridge Walk
  • Knysna Heads
  • Garden Route Scenic Drive
  • Route 62 Scenic Drive
  • Wine tasting at various cellars
  • Klipdrift Brandy Cellar
  • Spice Route
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Cape Point
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Kalk Bay
  • Camps Bay Sundowner
  • Bloubergstrand beach
  • Farewell Dinner

 

INCLUDED

ACCOMMODATION

  • Johannesburg – 1nt
  • Addo Elephant National Park – 3nts
  • Garden Route National Park – 2nts
  • Robertson – 1nt
  • Cape Town – 3nts

FLIGHTS:

  • One way flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
  • One Way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg

GUIDE

  • English speaking TOERBOER driver/guide

TRANSPORT

  • Fully air-conditioned 13-seater minibus with driver guide

ACCOMMODATION

  • Two-bedroom family apartments unless otherwise specified

MEALS

  • As stipulated in itinerary

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

  • Assistance with all administrative duties and payment options
  • Travel and Visa information pack for each touring member
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance

GIFTS

  • Toerboer Water bottle and Keyring
  • Bamboo Keyring that represents a real tree planted on your behalf by Greenpop - http://greenpop.org/

 

NOT INCLUDED

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: TOERBOER requires every traveller to be fully insured whilst touring with us. We can assist with the purchase of the correct travel insurance
  • Any item not listed above
  • Other meals, excursions, transport or services not mentioned or mentioned as optional.
  •  Excess baggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
  • TIPS We recommend the following: R 50 - R100 per person per day for your full-time guide, R 50 per day for a site guide (ie Jeffrey’s Bay Surfing), R20 - R30 per day for other staff

 

 

 
 

Route

  1. O.R. Tambo
  2. Addo Elephant National Park
  3. Garden Route National Park
  4. Robertson
  5. Cape Town