South Africa 2
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Day 01: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas
Our trip to Hermanus begins on Monday morning when we leave Cape Town. If you're going shark cage diving, the diving operator will pick you up extremely early in the morning
Betties Bay, an endangered African penguin population, is the first destination on our gorgeous coastline route. During the whale season (July to November), Hermanus, a beach resort town, is home to hundreds of Southern Right Whales. Hermanus also has a plethora of stores, restaurants, and marketplaces. Cape Agulhas, Africa's southernmost point and a location recognized as the "actual" point where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet is our next destination in the afternoon.
Day 02: Cape Agulhas Oodtshoorn-
Road 62, South Africa's longest wine route, takes us to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the World, in the Little Karoo. Lunch and wine tasting will be served at a nearby winery before we visit the Cango Caves on a guided tour.
Day 03: Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Sedgefield
After breakfast, we'll take a scenic drive over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Wilderness National Park, where we'll rent kayaks and explore the park on foot. As you float along the Touw River through native woodland, take in the diverse wildlife that abounds. To get to the waterfall and rock pools, we'll need to travel roughly a two-mile boardwalk path from the canoes. After the kayaking, we'll take the Garden Route's Lake District to the famed town of Knysna.
You'll find a plethora of boutiques, restaurants, and shoreline in this posh small town, where you may relax and browse. After Knysna, we'll visit the Knysna Heads lookout point for spectacular views of the estuary of the Knysna River and the Indian Ocean, Sedgefield's beaches and panoramic vistas may be explored in the late afternoon.
Day 04: Sedgefield- Tsitsikamma - Addo
On to Tsitsikamma National Park for the morning. We'll make a pit break at Bloukrans Bridge, the tallest bungee jump bridge in the world, as we go (216 meters). There's plenty of time for those of you who like a little risk-taking. Afternoons will be spent at Tsitsikamma National Park, a rare blend of indigenous woodland and the Indian Ocean shoreline, which will be explored.
In the park, visitors may choose from a broad range of recreational pursuits, from hiking to crossing a suspension bridge. We'll depart the Garden Route in the late afternoon for Addo
Day 05: Addo – Mossel Bay/Wilderness
Explore Addo Elephant National Park this morning. About 600 elephants, some Cape buffalo, lions, black rhinos, warthogs, zebras, elands, kudus, hartebeests, and other creatures share the 28,000-acre National Reserve with us.
Afterward, we'll travel back to the Garden Route and spend the night in Wilderness or Mossel Bay, depending on the weather.
Day 06: Wilderness/Mossel Bay - Cape Town
In the morning, we'll make a pit stop in Mossel Bay to enjoy the beautiful beaches, take a trek along the cliffs of Cape St. Blaize, or visit the Diaz Museum Complex, which commemorates the first known European discovery of the southern point of Africa's continent by Europeans in 1492.
Sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa or a 10,000-foot tandem jump is another option for thrill seekers. Towards the end of the day, we plan to return to Cape Town/Stellenbosch.