7 nights / 8 days at $1450 per person shared room or $1850 per person for private accommodations. Join us in Cape Town, Africa for an action packed, dream trip to one of the most beautiful places in the world. This trip features stays at 4 star properties that will leave you speechless! The first two nights will be spent in the lively city of Cape Town. You can hike to the top of Table Mountain or stroll around the city that boasts world class dining and bars. After exploring Cape Town, we will depart for a 5 day tour of the Capes Garden Route. Some of the highlights include a stop at Boulders Beach to visit the penguins, wine tasting at Cape Vineyards, canoeing and hiking at Wilderness Park. We will also make a stop at the township village in Knysna to visit an orphanage. A safari drive through Addo elephant park will give you a chance to get up close to elephants, lions, warthogs, and zebras. This trip also feature optional activities such as bungee jumping the highest bridge in the world, zip lining, sand surfing and a chance to swim with the seals. This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring and adventure, then this trip is for you. Bring a family member or friend, but make sure they are fun!
Day 1: Cape Town Thursday May 23th
Arrival day. Day at leisure in Cape Town. Meet at the top on the rooftop bar at 5pm at the Grand Daddy Hotel for meet and greet reception. Overnight at Granddaddy hotel https://granddaddy.co.za
Day 2: Friday 24th May: Cape Peninsula
You won’t believe the beautiful scenery you will experience in one day on the Cape Peninsula. We will start by driving to the beautiful Atlantic seaside suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay, and see the Twelve Apostles. We will then take the coastal road to the Hout Bay harbor. After Hout Bay, onto a scenic drive up Chapman’s Peak, one of the best views in the region. We will then travel on to the Cape of Good Hope, the furthest southwestern point in Africa. We will have time for hiking to the Cape Point lighthouse. We will then stop for lunch and wine tastings at the beautiful Cape Point Vineyards. On our way back we will take the scenic route back to Cape Town via Vishoek and Muizenberg, we will stop at Boulders beach penguin colony to view the African penguins. Overnight Granddaddy hotel https://granddaddy.co.za
Included tours Entrance To Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Entrance to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony Wine Tasting at Cape Point Vineyards
Day 3: Saturday 25th May: Cape Town – Mossel Bay - Knysna
After breakfast, we will head to the Garden Route. First stop will be Mossel Bay to spend some time on the spectacular beaches, hike the Cape St. Blaize trail along the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, or visit the famous Diaz Museum complex, commemorating the first known European exploration around the tip of Africa. The more adventurous can try an optional 10,000 foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We will arrive in Knysna in the early evening. Overnight at Lofts Boutique Hotel http://www.knysnahotel.co.za
Optional activities 10,000 foot tandem skydive, R2550 (extra R450 for video) Sand Boarding R 500 pp
Day 4: Sunday 26th May: Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Knysna
After breakfast, we head to the beautiful town of Plettenberg Bay where guest have the opportunity to explore this beautiful town. The more adventurous can go on a optional snorkel tour with some Cape Fur seals. We will be back in Knysna around lunch time where guests will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Lofts Boutique Hotel http://www.knysnahotel.co.za
Optional activities Seal Snorkelling in Plettenberg Bay, R 850 pp
Day 5: Monday 27th May: Knysna – Wilderness - Knysna After breakfast we head to Wilderness where we will explore Wilderness National Park with some canoes. Enjoy an easy paddle up the Touw River through indigenous forest, enjoying the abundance of birdlife. After about 40 minutes, the canoes will be left for a 2km hike along a boardwalk, which will take us to a lovely waterfall and rock pools. The afternoon guests will depart on a guided township experience of Emzini Township. Overnight at Lofts Boutique Hotel http://www.knysnahotel.co.za
Included activities: Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park Guided township tour
Day 6: Tuesday 28th May: Knysna – Tsitsikamma - Addo
After breakfast, off to Tsitsikamma National Park. En route we will stop at Bloukrans Bridge to view the world’s highest bungee jump bridge (216 meters). There is plenty of time for the adventure seekers among you to test their courage. The afternoon will be spent in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forest and beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. The park has a wide choice of activities for all, including hiking, crossing a suspension bridge and swimming. In the afternoon, we will leave the Garden Route for Big 5 country, Addo. In the evening, guests will have a South African braai for dinner.
Overnight at Zuurberg Mountain Village http://www.addo.co.za
Included Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
Optional Activities Bloukrans bungee jump, R950 Treetop canopy tour, R595
Guests will have the morning to relax at your lodge and have a leisurely breakfast. In the afternoon we will head to Addo Elephant National Park for an afternoon game drive and a picnic in the park.
Overnight at Zuurberg Mountain Village http://www.addo.co.za
Included Afternoon game drive in tour vehicle at Addo Elephant National Park
Day 8: Thursday 30th May: Addo – Port Elizabeth
Up early for a 2-hour open vehicle game drive with an Addo game ranger. After your morning drive, guests will be transferred to Port Elizabeth where your tour will end at approximately 10am. You will be responsible for flights back to Cape Town or Johannesburg. Mango Air https://www.flymango.com or FlySafeAir https://www.flysafair.co.za are discount airlines we recommend. You also have the option to stay on our bus for the 9 hour bus ride back to Cape Town at no additional charge.
Included 2 Hour open vehicle sunrise game drive
- Services of a professional tour guide/driver
- Air-conditioned transport
- 7 nights’ accommodation (4-star guesthouse/hotel)
- Daily breakfast
- Entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
- Entrance to penguin colony at Boulders Beach
- Wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards
- Canoeing and hiking in Wilderness National Park
- Township Experience in Knysna
- 2-Hour open vehicle 4x4 sunrise game viewing safari
- 4-hour game viewing safari in Private Game Reserve on open tour vehicle
- Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park
- Entrance to Addo Elephant National Park
Both the $200 deposit and final balance paid within 60 days are NON REFUNDABLE. If you do cancel and I can find another person to take your spot I will refund you your monies paid. Pre payments are required months in advance to secure hotel rooms and tours. You Can't Steal My Happy is not responsible for trip cancelations due to miss airline connections, weather or medical. Everyone who attends a You Can't Steal My Happy Trip is required to sign an electronic liability release form. Trip insurance is also highly recommended. There are several companies that offer this insurance and it's usually very inexpensive. I personally use this company. https://www.bhtp.com/partner/AA3689
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