Southern African Tours

OVERVIEW

This 3 day private tour is packed with adventure and excursions, visiting the most beautiful unspoiled coastline in the Cape, renowned for whale watching, Great white shark diving, botanical gardens, penguin colonies, Big 5 safari, Ostrich farm, Cango Caves, remains of ancient civilizations. This guided tour includes ALL entrance fees, a Great white shark dive & Big 5 Safari, breakfasts, a lunch & dinner, 3 and 4 star accommodation. Highly recommended for those with little time in Cape Town

Tour Summary

 

  • You’ll go to South Africa South Africa
  • You’ll visit Cape Agulhas (Highlight), Little Karoo & Oudtshoorn (Garden Route)

  •  This tour starts and ends in Cape Town – Getting there

Activities & Transportation

  •    Activities: game drives & boat trip
  •  Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle
  •  Getting around: 
  •  A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included                                     
photo of south africa map

DAY BY DAY

Day 1

Great White Shark Diving to Arniston

We leave Cape Town early this morning and head for the spectacular Clarence Drive on our way to Betty’s bay where we visit Africa’s largest penguin colony.

Next is the charming town of Hermanus known for the world’s best land based whale watching spot between the months June to December. PS The penguin colony and/or Hermanus might not be possible, all depending on time allocations as per shark dive availability. On arrival at Gansbay (shark capital) we have a meal and prepare for our boat trip to encounter these incredible marine creatures up close. (approx 3 hours)

Our journey continues along the Southern Cape Coast with a stop in Elim, a 19th century Moravian Missionary village and find quaint white cottages with thatched roofs.

We continue to Cape Agulhas the southernmost point of the continent, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, and also renowned for ancient Khoisan fish traps and cave middens.
Overnight in Agulhas or Arniston where one can taste authentic Cape cuisine.

Main Destination:

 

  •  Cape Agulhas

Accommodation:

  • Arniston Seaside Cottages
  • Luxury lodge located in or near the park
Meals & Drinks:

 

  • Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 2

Big 5 Safari & Cape Agulhas

Breakfast in Cape Agulhas, where the two oceans, Atlantic and Indian meet. Time permitting we visit the Dias museum in Mossel bay and then visit an ancient Khoisan cave where we can lunch on the beach. We then make our way to Botlierskop private game reserve for our 3 hour safari drive lead by a trained safari guide where we encounter the Big 5.

After the safari we continue to the town of Oudtshoorn, which is the capital of the Little Karoo, renowned for its spectacular arid landscapes, fossil finds, succulent desert plants and of course as the Ostrich Capital of the world as well as home to one of the world’s most spectacular cave systems.

We arrive at our guesthouse an awesome ostrich working guest farm and enjoy a deserved break whilst watching a ”famous” Karoo sunset.


A hearty 3 course home cooked dinner at the farm’s restaurant awaits. Time now to study the solar system, it’s well known that the Karoo offers the best star gazing in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world.

Main Destination:

 

  • Little Karoo

Accommodation:

  • De Denne
  • Luxury guest house located in or near Oudtshoorn
Meals & Drinks:

 

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Oudshoorn, Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm

After breakfast we visit the Cango Caves; said to be the most beautiful in the world where a succession of galleries, finest dripstone caverns and extraordinary limestone formations can be admired.

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestone at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, A visit to the world’s oldest working Ostrich farm for a tour and an opportunity to ride on one of these strange birds.

We continue to Montagu along the famous Route 62 with picturesque villages and local handicraft.
Following the Breede River valley wine route we pass the towns of Robertson and Worcester.

Driving through the Huguenot tunnel, Africa’s largest, gives us an insight to the to the huge obstacle for the first pioneers leaving the Cape for the interior.
We drive via Paarl which takes its name from the granite domes of the mountain. It is situated in the Berg River Valley and founded by the French Huguenots in 1652. Our journey ends in Cape Town.

Main Destination:

 

  •  Oudtshoorn.

Accommodation:

  • No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:

 

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks