5 Day Cape to Addo Adventure


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Starting Date:

Departs every Monday

Starting Point:

Anywhere in Cape Town/Stellenbosch

Ending Point:

Anywhere in Cape Town/Stellenbosch

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Highlights

  • Cruise the classic Robertson Wine Route, stopping for a tipple or two
  • Visit the infamous Ronnie’s Sex Shop on Route 62
  • Includes most meals – 4 x Breakfasts & 4 x Dinners
  • Delve into the astounding Cango Caves
  • Full ostrich experience at High Gate Ostrich Farm
  • Travel through the picturesque Outeniqua Mountain Pass
  • Canoeing in the beautiful Wilderness National Park
  • Visit Knysna
  • Pop in at Knysna Heads for some exceptional views and photo’s
  • Beer Tasting in Knysna
  • Myoli Beach – Sedgefield
  • Explore Plettenberg Bay’s amazing beaches
  • Visit at the Storms River mouth
  • Hike to suspension bridges in the Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Test your nervous at Bloukrans Bungee Jump 210m (own costs)
  • Swing between the trees on a Tree Top Canopy Tour (own costs)
  • Encounter gentle giants on a game drive through ADDO Elephant National Park
  • Check out the waves at Jefferies Bay
  • Visit the quaint town of George
  • Dias Museum and Post Office tree tour in George

Day 1: Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn

We depart from Cape Town early on Monday morning for Oudtshoorn. Our adventure begins as we travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World, via the scenic and spectacular Route 62. Route 62 is also known as South Africa’s longest wine route. Along the way we will stop for a scrumptious lunch and wine tasting at one of the many amazing wine estates on route. We will also pop in at the “infamous” Ronnie’s Sex Shop, which is a must for all tourists, local and international! Later the afternoon we will experience the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour.
Included meals: Dinner
Included activities: Wine tasting, Cango Caves Adventure / Standard Tour
Optional activities: N/A
Travel route, distance & time: Cape Town Route 62 – Cape Oudtshoorn: ±421km’s (± 4H30 mins)
Overnight: Oudtshoorn
 

Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Wilderness National Park - Knysna – Sedgefield

After breakfast we make our way to High Gate Ostrich Farm, where you will learn about the “A-Z” of ostriches!! Certainly one of the highlights of the tour. You may even be able to ride one of these special “birds” …. After our ostrich experience, we make our way over the spectacular Outeniqua Mountain pass where we will explore the Wilderness National Park in some canoes.  Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touws River through indigenous forest enjoying the abundance of birdlife. This will give you a different perspective of our surroundings and is truly “food for the soul”. After the canoeing we make our way to the famous town of Knysna via the spectacular Lake District of the Garden Route.  This up-market little town is filled with curio shops, restaurants and a spectacular waterfront, where you will be able to have lunch and do some shopping. After Knysna we will head to the Knysna Heads viewpoint for some incredible views over Knysna River estuary and the Indian Ocean.  After our lunch and exploration of Knysna we will head on to Sedgefield where you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring its views and beaches.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: High Gate Ostrich Farm; Canoeing in Wilderness National Park, Knysna Heads
Optional activities: None
Travel route, distance & time: Oudtshoorn – Wilderness – Knysna – Sedgefield: ±150 km (± 2 hrs)
Overnight: Sedgefield
 

Day 3: Sedgefield - Tsitsikamma –  Jefferies Bay

After breakfast, we’ll head off to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Our 1st stop will be “the Big Tree” - largest Outeniqua Yellowwood tree in the area with a circumference of 8.5m and a height of 36m (believed to be between 850 – 1000 years old). This is one of the largest tree species we have in South Africa and one of the most beautiful! En-route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There will be plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in the Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities on offer for all, including long and short hikes, treetop canopy tours, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. We will take a walk (±1.2 km’s) to the suspension bridges. Here you will enjoy amazing views of mountain and ocean! Great photo opportunity!! Late afternoon we will leave for the beautiful waves / surf of Jefferies Bay where we will overnight.
Included meals: Breakfast and dinner
Included activities: The Big Tree, Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park, Suspension Bridge Walk
Optional activities:   Treetop canopy tour + ±R595 & 216m Bloukrans bungee jump = ±R895
Travel route, distance & time: Sedgefield – Tsitsikamma – Jefferies Bay: ± 235km (±3hrs)
Overnight: Jefferies Bay

Day 4: Jefferies Bay – ADDO Elephant National Park – Tsitsikamma

After breakfast we will make our way to ADDO Elephant National Park, not before exploring some of the factory clothing stores in J/Bay! We will spend the morning exploring Addo Elephant National Park.  2-3 hours will be spent exploring the 28,000-hectare National reserve with approximately 600 elephants as well as some Cape buffalo, black rhino, warthog, zebra, eland, kudu, hartebeest and many more animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing, we make our way back to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River where we will overnight.
Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included activities: Entrance and ±2-3hour drive in tour vehicle through ADDO Elephant National Park
Optional activities: 2-hour open vehicle game drive with Addo field guide, ±R325
Travel route, distance & time: : Jefferies Bay – ADDO Elephant National Park – Tsitsikamma: ± 335 km’s (3H30 mins)
Overnight: Storms River - Tsitsikamma
 

Day 5: Jefferies Bay – Tsitsikamma – George – Cape Town

After a food breakfast, we start our journey homewards bound! We will stop at numerous lookout points where you can take some great photos. We also call on some farm stalls on route where you can savour some of South Africa’s delicacies namely “koeksisters, milk tart and biltong”! We also visit the BARTOLOMEU DIAS MUSEUM COMPLEX in George and “The Post Office Tree”. We will also enjoy lunch in George. We arrive back in Cape Town between 17H30 – 18H30 and our adventure comes to an end!
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: Dias Museum
Optional activities: None
Travel route, distance & time: Jefferies Bay – Tsitsikamma – George – Cape Town: ±590 km (± 5H40 mins)
Overnight: N/A
 
PRIVATE TOURS - PRICE PER PERSON:  
Backpacker dorm ZAR 5,480 US$392
Backpacker twin/double ZAR 6,230 US$445
Backpacker twin/double en-suite  ZAR 6,650 US$468
Backpacker single  ZAR 6,890 US$492
Backpacker single en-suite  ZAR 7,210 US$515
Guesthouse upgrade twin/double ZAR 7,840 US$560
Guesthouse upgrade single ZAR 8,370 US$598

We can accommodate larger groups (up to 18 guests). Please contact us for a quotation.

Includes
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Registered guide
  • Pick up & drop off
  • Accommodation as per your selection (backpackers or Guesthouse)
  • 4 x breakfast
  • 4 x dinners
  • All entrance fees as per above itinerary
  • All activities as mentioned in above itinerary
  • Wine tastings
Excludes
  • International airfare (to & from South Africa)
  • Activities not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal & medical insurance

Capey Tours

Pre Departure Info

Important notes

  1. This trip departs early in the morning on day 1 and it is strongly recommended that you arrive at least one day prior.
  2. This trip is a combination of short break Adventures and you will be joined by your local tour guide
  3. Prices are based on double/twin/family share and a compulsory single supplement applies for solo traveler’s. See Important notes for more details.
  4. A departure airport transfer is included on Day 1 of this short break adventure. Please ensure your arrival and departure flight details are provided to your at least 7 days prior to your departure.

Group size

Maximum of 18 travelers per group

Your fellow traveler’s

This trip is operated in "Join-In" basis and you may travel alongside other Capey Tours or non-Capey Tours traveler’s during included activities.

Please note many of our Short Break Adventures operate with a minimum of 2 people, so there may be instances where there are only 2 people on the trip.

Accommodation

Hotel / Guesthouse / Backpackers depending on your choice

Meals & Drinks

As per the itinerary. Drinks are for your own account

Money Matters

SOUTH AFRICA

The official currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). The best way to manage your money in Africa is a mixture of cash and an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard).

Cash

Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates. ***PLEASE NOTE: MANY BUSINESSES AND BANKS IN AFRICA DO NOT ACCEPT US DOLLAR NOTES OLDER THAN 2006. IF YOU ARE BRINGING USD, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND LARGE BILLS IN GOOD CONDITION, 2006 SERIES ONWARDS ONLY. ANY OLD OR DAMAGED NOTES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. ***

The South African Rand can also be used widely in countries of Southern Africa. When changing money, only use reputable authorized money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of traveler’s being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.

Visa & Master Card

With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities and even some campsites, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. Throughout Africa, cards with the Visa logo are most readily recognized, although MasterCard is also accepted in most places. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. At “A Team Tours” we are serious about your safety and strongly advise that you follow the following rules when drawing cash at an ATM:

  • Take someone with you when you want to withdraw money from an ATM
  • Withdraw money inside a bank if possible
  • Do not withdraw large sums of money from an ATM – rather use your credit card
  • NEVER ACCEPT HELP FROM A STRANGER, not even

When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need.

Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't. This should make budgeting a little easier. You'll find this info in the Inclusions section of your Essential Trip Information (that's this document).

Emergency Funds

Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$500, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.

Joining Point

Cape Milner Hotel

2a Milner Road

Tamboerskloof

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA

Phone: 27 (21)4261101

Finish Point

Cape Milner Hotel

2a Milner Road Tamboerskloof Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA Phone: 27 (21)4261101

Joining/Finish point description

The Cape Milner is a sophisticated, comfortable hotel in the Tamboerskloof region of central Cape Town. All rooms have a refined, contemporary decor, en suite bathrooms and fabulous views of Table Mountain. Tea and coffee making facilities are included as is Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's. The hotel facilities include an elegant dining room, outdoor pool, glass-roofed bar, a small gym and many lounge areas.

Joining/Finishing Point Instructions

If you have pre-booked a departure transfer, please inform your leader and they will notify you of your departure transfer time. If you are making your own way to the airport the hotel will be able to help book you an airport shuttle or taxi. Please ask at reception.

Emergency Contact

In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, A Team Tours representatives can be reached on +27 810188912 (24/7). For general enquiries or questions about your booking, please visit us at www.capeytours.co.za/contact-us While we always endeavor to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip. We recognize that there may be times when your group tour leader/guide may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager? You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.

Visas

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

SOUTH AFRICA:

Australia: No visa required Belgium: No visa required Canada: No visa required Germany: No visa required Ireland: No visa required Netherlands: No visa required New Zealand: No visa required Switzerland: No visa required United Kingdom: No visa required USA: No visa required

Citizens of the above countries do not need visas to visit South Africa as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of all countries should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.

Entry Requirements - Passports

Please note that non-machine readable passports are no longer accepted by South African immigration. All visitors to South Africa must have a machine readable travel document (e-passport). Failure to present an e-passport will result in denied entry. Passengers with a valid visa issued in a non-machine readable passport will be handled on a case by case basis, but a fine will still be applicable.

Entry Requirements - Travelling with Children

A new immigration regulation came into effect on 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. Additionally, further documentation including permission to travel, may be required if only one parent is travelling. These are requirements of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. So just to be on the safe side, more information can be found here: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/civic-services/traveling-with-children

We recommend traveler’s check requirements before travel as they can change.

What to Take

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the tour you have chosen and when you are travelling. Generally speaking, you should pack as lightly as possible.

Most traveler’s carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc. for day trips.

Water Bottle

Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.

Health

All Capey Tours traveler’s need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveler is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Capey Tours reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

Yellow Fever

A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.

It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance

span style="font-size: 14pt;">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.

If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.

A Couple Of Rules

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Capey Tours traveler’s. Capey Tours philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Capey Tours, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately, please inform us immediately by contacting the emergency contact number detailed in these trip notes.

Responsible Travel

We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects.

Safety

At Capey Tours we take your safety very seriously. Like any other country in the world, South Africa also has “hotspots” where it’s not safe to go. In order to keep you safe at all times, we have listed a few pointers below that will go a long way in ensuring your safety in various situations:

ATM’s

  • Take someone with you when you want to withdraw money from an ATM
  • Withdraw money inside a bank if possible
  • Do not withdraw large sums of money from an ATM – rather use your credit card
  • NEVER ACCEPT HELP FROM A STRANGER, not even someone who looks like a security guard. If your card should get stuck or be “swallowed” by the machine, stay there and send you companion to look for help or phone the number on the machine
In the Car
  • Plan your route in advance
  • Keep your car doors locked at all times and windows closed
  • Lock valuable items in the boot
  • At night, park in well-lit areas
  • Never pick up strangers or hitch-hikers
  • If in any doubt about the safety of an area, phone a police station for advice
At the Hotel
  • Never leave your luggage unattended
  • Store valuables in the hotel’s safe-deposit box
  • Keep your room locked, whether you’re in it or not
  • If someone knocks, check who it is first before opening the door
  • Hand the keys in at reception whenever you leave the hotel
 

In the Street

  • Avoid ostentatious displays of expensive jewelry, cameras and other valuables
  • Don’t carry large sums of money around
  • At night, steer clear of dark, isolated areas
  • It’s better to explore in groups and stick to well-lit, busy streets
  • A policeman or traffic officer will be glad to direct you if you get lost
  • If you want to call a taxi, your hotel or the nearest tourist information office will recommend a reliable service

Feedback

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We trust you enjoyed your adventure and look forward to seeing you return ASAP!

“Capey Tours”

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