The trip was designed so you could visit 6 of our national parks in one trip. Each one very unique with lots of animals to find. Our route will take us from Cape Town to the Karoo National Park, Camdeboo, Mountain Zebra, Addo Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma and Bontebok National
DAYS 1 : 28 Aug
You will be picked up early from your home for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by a tourist guide and depart immediately for Karoo National Park. Travelling through the Great Karoo with its wind-swept, arid countryside.
Soon the white turrets of Matjiesfontein’s Lord Milner Hotel come into view, and we stop here to overnight and have a lovely dinner at this world famous Hotel.
Day 2: 29 Aug & 30 Aug – Karoo National Park
After a great breakfast we continue our journey to the Karoo National Park - our home for the next (2) nights. We settle in to our comfortable chalets, and relax, you can visit the Fossil Trail that is inside the camp to stretch your legs and also look at the prehistory of the region before we have dinner at the Camp’s restaurant
Day 3 – 1 Sept – Karoo National Park
Breakfast and then a drive up the Klipspringer Pass, constructed in the "dry stone retaining wall" technique which was perfected by Thomas Bain. We will be looking for the ever elusive lions. We return to camp for a bit of relax and either dinner again at the restaurant or a lovely braai with the view of the mountains and maybe the roar of the lions close by.
DAY 4 : 2 Sept – Camdeboo & Mountain Zebra National Park
Breakfast and then we head for the plains of the Camdeboo, and historic Graaff-Reinet, the 4th oldest town in South Africa.
The road to the top of the valley was tarred in 1978 and today provides tourists with easy access to the viewpoints with their panoramic views of the landscape.
After a light lunch, we travel eastward toward the higher lying grassland of the Eastern Cape Midlands. In the late afternoon we reach Mountain Zebra National Park near Cradock, and check in at this relatively remote and less visited wildlife sanctuary.
DAYS 5 - 6 : 3 & 4 Sept – Addo Elephant Park
We set out for a game drive through the varied scenery of the park, stopping frequently to observe and enjoy sightings of local wildlife. Many endemic species find refuge here, including cheetah, buffalo and black rhino, a number of antelope and bird species, and, of course, the rare Cape mountain zebra. A breeding nucleus of lion was released into the park during 2013. We then leave the park and drive to Cradock for a light lunch before turning south for Addo Elephant National Park. We arrive at Addo in time to settle into our chalets, and then to explore the camp, browse through the curio shop or spend time at the waterhole.
We spend the next two days in the park, slowly driving through the variety of landscapes that have shaped Addo.. Addo is, of course, famous for its elephants - now well over 500 in number. A wide diversity of other wildlife, such as lion, buffalo, spotted hyena, black rhino red hartebeest, kudu, and many others, also find sanctuary here. We return to camp for a light lunch and some free time, before going out on an afternoon game drive. Dinner at the Camps restaurant.
DAY 6 : 5 Sept – Tsitsikamma National Park
Leaving Addo, we head for the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park. En route there is an opportunity for a walk through the indigenous forest along the eco-friendly boardwalk.. We check into the Storms River Mouth section of the Garden Route National Park, with its dramatic coastal scenery and comfortable wooden cabins. The fit and adventurous can walk the thrilling series of suspension bridges at the river mouth. We return to our cabins for free time, to relax and enjoy the sunset over the ocean. Dinner either at the restaurant or a braai watching the sunset.
Day 7: 6 Sept Bontebok
We set off westward for the resort towns of Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and Wilderness. The scenery en-route is interesting and varied, from high forest and coastal bush to striking river and sea views. Lunch on route before we check into our chalets at the Bontebok national park. Relax, take a walk and enjoy dinner
DAY 8 : 7 Sept
We depart early with breakfast on route to drop you off at the Cape Town International Airport for your flight home. In Johannesburg you will be taken by to your homes.