Hogsback is a magical world of mountains and forests. It is situated high up on the Amathole mountains of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, and is surrounded by centuries-old indigenous Afro-montane forests. Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation park situated close to Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is one of the country's 19 national parks
Day 1: 07h00: Distance for day: 580 km
Today we follow the main N1 route, travelling through the Free State, with stops on route made at Kroonstad and Bloemfontein to view the sights of these historical towns. We will check into De Stijl Hotel at the Gariep Dam for the night. The distance for the day is longer than normal, but it is mostly on a very safe, duel carriageway.
Day 2: Distance for the day: 430 km
We continue the drive today through remote parts of the Eastern Cape. We first travel towards Molteno, to arrive in Queenstown for lunch. After lunch, it is another very scenic drive over the Nico Malan pass before we arrive in the Katberg region. The last part of the drive takes us through the towns of Fort Beaufort and Alice, and then it is uphill towards the charming village of the Hogsback. On arrival, we check into the Arminel Hotel for a 3 night stay. The hotel has wonderful gardens and footpaths to explore.
Day 3 + 4: Distances for day: 50 km
The next two days are set out to explore this wonderful mountain area, and the charming attractions, galleries and gardens in the area. Various drives and walks will be undertaken to the various points of interest, with enough relaxation time in between. Some of the attractions to be visited will be – the morning market, the Eco Shrine, the Labyrinth, the Edge, the Big tree, the micro tower for views of the 3 “Hogs” and waterfalls, the Arboretum, and various gardens that are open to the public during spring time. It is truly a delight for garden lovers.
Day 5: 07h00: Distance for day: 250 km
Today we travel down the mountain on a scenic route to the Addo Elephant Park. We will check into the well-appointed chalets at Addo National Park for the next 2 nights of the tour. Around 16h00 we will do a first afternoon game drive in this wonderful park. Dinners and breakfasts at Addo will be prepared by your host.
Day 6 : 08h30: Distance for day: 50 km
Today we will do game drives into the park to view the variety of animals, and especially the elephants. We will set aside some time as well for a bit of relaxation, where guest can view the water hole form their chalets. Enjoy the beauty of this park.
Day 7: Distances for day: 120 km
After a last drive through the park it will be time to move on again. We travel from Addo towards Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg. You will be met in Johannesburg and transferred to your homes.
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