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5 Day Garden Route Safari

elephant in the river

Malaria free

  • Day 1: Knysna
  • Day 2: Addo Elephant Park 
  • Day 3: Scotia Private Game Reserve
  • Day 4: Jeffrey's Bay
  • Day 5: Cape Town ( Transfer day )

Itinerary

Day 1:
Depart from Cape Town and travel over Sir Lowrey's Pass to the town of Swellendam. Here we stop for a morning break. Swellendam is one of the oldest towns in South Africa filled with history and culture. Our next stop will be at the Bungee jumping bridge over the Garitz River. Here we watch the brave and have the opportunity to Bungee ourselves. We arrive in Knysna early afternoon and spend the rest of the day exploring the town. We visit the Knysna Heads (the large cliff entrance to the Knysna lagoon), the waterfront and time dependant take a stroll in the Knysna forest. We are accommodated in a backpackers for the evening.

Day 2:
After breakfast we depart from Knysna to the National Addo Elephant Park. On route we make a short stop and visit "big tree". This is a large yellow wood standing tall above the canopy of the rest of the forest. Very impressive and makes us wonder how long have the trees been living here. We make another stop at the Bloukrans River bridge. Here one can also view or take part in the 216m Bungee jump (at ones own expense). We arrive at Addo National Park early afternoon and after settling in we spend the rest of the afternoon and early evening game viewing. That evening we spend listening to the sounds of the wild while we enjoy dinner around the campfire.

Day 3:
We wake to the smells of nature and enjoy breakfast. A short game drive is in order before we travel to our next destination. This is a private game reserve called Schotia Safaris. Here we are welcomed by our host and climb aboard the specialized open game viewing vehicles and depart on a game drive. Our guides are very informative and have many stories and facts to tell us. They love questions, so don't feel shy to ask.

We all return to the ‘Boma' (thatch enclosure) to enjoy an afternoon snack. Comparing who saw what and how many animals we have seen so far. Later that afternoon we depart again on the open vehicles and go on an evening/night game drive. This always proves to be a highlight of the tour. The evening dinner is enjoyed back at the ‘boma' before we head of to bed after an exciting day.

Day 4:
Breakfast is enjoyed and after our farewells to our hosts we travel back towards the coast. Destination, Jeffrey's Bay. Here we spend the rest of the day exploring the clothing factory shops, participating in optional activities or relaxing on the beach. We spend the evening at a backpacker where the evening programme is always festive.

Day 5:
We start our journey back to Cape Town along the Garden Route visiting farm stalls and places of interest along the way. Our estimated time of arrival back in Cape Town is 18H00.

Contact Details

P.O. Box 787
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA

Telephone : + 27 (021) 685 7305
Fax : + 27 (021) 686 5803
Mobile:   + 27 (083) 9555 790
Email:  info@xama.co.za