Plettenberg Bay Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 660

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The Smoke that Thunders

Day 1: Victoria Falls

Welcome to Africa and welcome to Vic Falls. Upon arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your first hotel. After settling in and freshening up settle down for a beautiful meal in your new surroundings which you will call home for the next few days.

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Day 2: Victoria Falls

After breakfast you have a full days worth of touring around the Falls. The iconic town of Victoria Falls, which is affectionately known as "Vic Falls", is set on the southern bank of the Zambezi River, at the western end of the mighty Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe's prime tourist destination and a magnet for visitors from around the world Vic Falls has a rich and romantic history. Discovered in 1855 by explorer and missionary David Livingstone, the railway from Cape Town arrived in 1904 and the landmark 198 metre long Victoria Falls Bridge, spanning the immense Zambezi River gorge and linking Zimbabwe with Zambia, was built in 1905.

Tree lion in Victoria Falls

Day 3: Victoria Falls

Today is where you have the option to do what you please. You can relax at the hotel and enjoy the facilities, or you can take up some of the optional activties your guide will offer you, everything what bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and helicopter rides to name a few. Later this evening you will take a sunset cruise down the beautiful Zambezi River.

Eelephant in Victoria Falls National Park

Day 4: Victoria Falls - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival you will be given the keys to your vehicle which will be Hyundai IX35 or similar and also maps which you will need for the next stage of the adventure. Port Elizabeth, 800km from Cape Town. Port Elizabeth is also known as "Nelson Mandela City", the landing place of the 1820 settlers and the area that saw the first meeting of Khoisan, British, Dutch, German and Xhosa people. Conditions in Port Elizabeth are ideal for sailing, swimming and scuba diving.

Day 5: Port Elizabeth - Plettenberg Bay

Known as the jewel of the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay is a tranquil and charming town. From Keurboomstrand in the north to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15 kilometres of beaches interrupted only by the Keurbooms River mouth. Central Beach is the busiest beach in Plettenberg Bay and it is the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours. Just 2 minutes from the town, there are many restaurants, bars and facilities nearby.

Rockpool at Plettenberg

Day 6: Plettenberg Bay

From Keurboomstrand in the north to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15km of beaches interrupted only by the Keurbooms River mouth. Central Beach is the busiest beach in Plettenberg Bay and it is the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours. Just 2 minutes from the town, there are many restaurants, bars and facilities nearby. Keeurbooms Beach is 10km from the town and is almost "wild" in its unspoiled beauty. Robberg Beach is ideal for very long walks, it stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island and offers the best shore-based whale watching in the area.

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay - Oudtshoorn

Make your way to Klein Karoo’s capital - Oudtshoorn today. Here there is the option to visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch or the Cango Caves to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites and visit endangered animals at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. The town of Outdshoorn is situated in the beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountins, and is the commercial hub of the greater Klein Karoo region, which encompasses the towns of Prince Albert, De Rust and Calitzdorp. Being surrounded by mountains means that every road into Outdshoorn allows a picturesque pass, offering travellers scenes of unspoilt natural beauty.

Cango caves, just outside Oudtshoorn

Day 8: Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

Discover the beautiful Winelands, just a short distance from Cape Town. Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, offers some of the world’s finest wines as well as being a bustling university town. Paarl is nestled in the Berg River Valley with a number of traditional-styled wine farms and Franschhoek, South Africa’s very own ‘French Quarter’, is a quaint little town with world-renowned wine cellars.

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 9: Cape Town

The old and established suburbs of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. The narrow little streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored, some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 10: Cape Town

Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain and a boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or see where the two oceans meet on a day trip to the famous Cape of Good Hope.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 11: Cape Town

Today is the end of your African adventure. Drive to the airport and drop off your vehicle before waving goodbye to this beautiful land and boarding your flight home. But don't worry to much - you'll be back soon :)

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