Cape Penisola – Cango Caves – Garden Route – Port Elizabeth
10 days 9 night lodge and/or guest house
1st arrival at Cape Town Airport
2nd Table Mountain and Cape Town CDB
3rd Cape Point NP and Boulders Beach Reserve
4th Constantia – Muizemberg – Gordons Bay road – Clarance Drive road
5th Hermanus with possible activity – depending on the season
6th Gansbaai and Cape Agulhas
7th De Hoop Nature Reserve
8th Cango Caves – Garden Route
9th Tzitzikamma NP – Storm River – Garden Route
10th Transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport
Nicknamed the “cradle of humanity”, South Africa, located in the far southern part of Africa, is a world enclosed in a country, a real open-air museum both for its incredible nature and for its extremely varied territories that, from desert outskirts to the wonderful ocean coasts and then to the most modern cities, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and other major metropolises.
From Cape Town, adaptable for its architectural mix of modern and ancient to the parks and nature reserves that surround it until you arrive in Port Elizabeth where your trip will come to an end but not before you have visited the many wonders that the “Rainbow Country” will have to offer you during your journey.
On this “smart” but intense journey, the focus will be on the Cape Peninsula and its neighbouring areas.
From Cape Town, versatile for its architectural mix of modern and ancient, to the parks and nature reserves that surround it to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point on the continent.
Table Mountain, which dominates the city of Cape Town and all the nearby bays, offers some of the most exciting views in the world. Since 2011 it has been one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, 1100m high over the entire city of Cape Town. The underlying Kirstenbosh Garden at the foot of the mountain, among the most lush and spectacular botanical gardens in existence, mixes and blends with perfect ease with the vegetation of fybnos, (South African shrubs), which cover the entire Table Mountain and majestically overlooks False Bay and Cape Flats.
You can experience the local life of one of Cape Town’s most historic neighborhoods, the colorful Bo-Kaap at the time of the settlers, a ghetto where Malaysian slaves and other eastern ethnicities lived, today it has become one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the City thanks to the colorful coloring of the whole neighborhood. Waterfront is one of the most popular attractions thanks to the sharing in the Commercial Port in tourist activities, such as artisan markets, exclusive restaurants and stores of various types; the mix of ethnicities gives the environment a unique atmosphere, versatile given the continent in which you are located.
Visiting the nature of the Cape you will also visit Cape of Good Hope NP and Boulders Beach Nature Reserve; the park is located at the southern end of the Cape Peninsula and covers 40 km including a territory of about 7700 hectares along the entire coast; it is home to numerous species of birds, especially ostriches, but also antelopes, wildebeest, baboons and now even some zebras.
Boulders Beach Nature Reserve, where the Cape Penguins found a home but Boulders beach was already inhabited by humans.
Constantia is one of the richest villages in Cape Town and is famous beyond for the area at the foot of Table Mountain, also for the finest wines. Together with the area of Stellembosch and Franschhoek, it is one of the most exclusive locations to spend pleasant days between nature and farm.
Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of South Africa and the entire African continent; it is considered the geographical place where there is the line of demarcation between the two oceans, Atlantic for the west and Indian for the East area. Hermanus small town on the south-east coast where in the winter period becomes a place of attraction for whale-watching, it has been recognized as the first “spot” of the country, in addition to this enjoys a “cliff path” of more than 10 km which is always recommended, at least for a short time, to travel.
Located in the middle of the Westerncape De Hoop Nature Reserve district, is one of the most beautiful and lush coastal reserves in the country with its more than 5 km of coastline in the Indian Ocean. Dunes and expanses of fynbos mixing colors and environments have become habitats for some endangered animals such as the mountain zebra and the bontebok. This particular area of the sea has been chosen by the right whale as a breeding place. While for birdwatchers De Hoop offers the opportunity to capture many birds including the Cape Griffin which resides only here with its own colony, now considered endangered.
From the province of Westerncape visiting the Cango Caves to Tsitsikamma National Park and the spectacular Storm River, a journey of its kind to unique natural beauty that only South Africa can offer in its particularity; the “wild” between endless roads in grasslands and mountains, will lead you to the achievement of exceptional landscapes and atmospheres.
The Cango caves on the slopes of the Swartberg mountain range, in the Western Cape province and are part of the Garden Route, famous for its many natural attractions, one of them also the Tsitsikamma Park, which with an adventurous path will take you to the famous Storm River, a river that flows within the park and flows into the Indian Ocean giving scenery, lush thanks to waterfalls and bridges.