Addo Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 214

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Johannesburg city

Day 1: Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, enjoy an airport transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Modern art in Johannesburg

Day 2: Johannesburg - Kruger N.P.

Today, we transfer you by shuttle down to Kruger National Park (approx 5.5 hrs). It’s said that Kruger has the greatest variety of wildlife in Africa. Lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, giraffe are present as are a profusion of herbivores. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. It’s here that one can (hopefully!) view the Big Five in abundance. Get your cameras ready!

Lion looking for prey in the setting sun

Day 3: Kruger N.P.

Early this morning and later this afternoon you head off in open vehicles into the park in search of Africa’s Big Five. Keep those cameras ready! If you would like to get up close and personal with the animals you might want to arrange an optional guided walk with armed rangers.

Monkeys in the Kruger

Day 4: Kruger N.P.

Early this morning and later this afternoon you'll have game drives.

Finding the best leaves on the tree

Day 5: Kruger N.P. - Cape Town

We will transfer you to kruger airport for the flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town we will transfer you to the hotel. We will then take you on a half day city tour.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 6: Cape Town

Today we take you on a wine tour. The tour starts at 08:30 and we head to Paarl and a local wine estate. An informative cellar tour and wine tasting gives personalised insight into the finer points of wine-making. Proceed to the town of Franschhoek. Here we have time to enjoy the culinary skills of the chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (not included in cost). Onward to Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African wine Industry. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are spoilt for choice when we enjoy our final wine tasting of the day.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 7: Cape Town

Free day.

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 8: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Today you join our group tour - Garden Route. Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 9: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Group tour - Garden Route. Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route. Embark on a fun and adventurous cruise to and into the Knysna Heads (weather permitting) on board the Three Legs Rivercat – one of the most advanced river cruisers ever built. On return to the mainland, continue the journey to Plettenberg Bay for the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge

Day 10: Plettenberg Bay

Group tour - Garden Route.After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Knysna Elephant Park. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch (to own account), visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Optional: Whale & Dolphin boat experience (weather & time permitting; not included) before returning to the lodge.

Rockpool at Plettenberg

Day 11: Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Group tour - Garden Route. After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities.

Seals on the rocks at Plettenberg

Day 12: Port Elizabeth - Addo

Head into Addo National Park and to your lodge. Overnight at your lodge. Optional activities on site can be booked and paid for direct such as Nature walks, hiking, bird watching, sundowners and more.

Rocky shore at Plettenberg

Day 13: Addo

Overnight at your lodge. Optional activities on site can be booked and paid for direct such as Nature walks, hiking, bird watching, sundowners and more.

Elephant taking over the road

Day 14: Addo

We will transfer you back to Port Elizabeth today and check you into the hotel.

Hairy warthog grazing

Day 15: Addo

We will transfer you to Port Elizabeth Airport for your departure flight.

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