03 Sep 8 days South Africa Discovery Tour
11 official languages, a stunningly beautiful landscape, super charming people and one of the best safari destinations in the world – this is South Africa, the rainbow nation.
I have lived in South Africa for almost 3 years and traveled the country, that became my second home, a lot. For everyone that hasn´t been there yet, check out this amazing 8 days tour that friends of mine offer:
For everyone that is interested in more than 8 days South Africa, here we go!
What makes this South African tour different?
You can only get to know a country, its culture and traditions by meeting its people and by getting off the beaten tracks. That’s exactly what this trip offers – you will benefit from experiencing “the real deal”! When travelling with us you stop being tourist, you become local. You participate in your holiday and thus leave feeling enriched. We take you on road-trip style journeys and create those unforgettable real moments.
We create memories when you:
- discover a hidden stunningly beautiful beach that only locals know about
- go on a village tour and meet the people in a real South African village
- have dinner with the locals
Day Zero (if included in your package)
We pick you up at your accommodation in Cape Town or from the airport in the afternoon and then we spend a chilled evening at Once in Cape Town or Ashanti Backpackpackers, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Mother City. We’ll get together in the evening for the pre-tour and full safety briefing and chat about what you can expect on the tour, which activities you’d like to add and answer any questions you might have.
Day One (Friday)
We wake up bright and early and head out of Cape Town to your first adventure… ziplining through the trees! After that we’ll grab a quick lunch and head to the Garden Route. We’ll arrive in Mossel Bay in time for sunset drinks with a breathtaking view…
Day Two (Saturday)
Today we explore the historic parts of Mossel Bay with a short hike on the majestic St. Blaize cliffs and swim at the famous ‘Poort’ rock pools or at Santos Beach. You can choose to do some adrenaline-pumping activities or just chill and enjoy the view before we enjoy sunset drinks and a traditional South African braai.
Day Three (Sunday)
We start the day with a 3-hour Game Drive and try to spot the Big Five. Then we lazily make our way to Plettenberg Bay with some stops at magical farm stalls and craft markets on the way. Explore more adventurous activities at the Crags and Natures Valley and then enjoy a delicious organic dinner around the fire.
Day Four (Monday)
Kick off the day with the famous Salt River hike to a hidden beach through indigenous forests. Then explore the town of Plettenberg Bay with some cocktails on the beach, a swim and even more awesome activities. End the day with a spectacular sunset and LIVE music!
Day Five (Tuesday)
First up we visit Judah Square for a tour of the Rastafarian village, then we head down to the famous Knoetzie Beach for champagne and snacks. We explore Knysna’s local shops, try some thrilling water activities, a Mitchells Brewery tour and beer tasting and then enjoy a delectable seafood dinner and evening fun.
Day Six (Wednesday)
Today we either explore more of the secrets of Knysna and the Slow Town of Sedgefield, or we go deep into the Knysna Forests, depending on the weather. We spend the night at a backpackers on the beach.
Day Seven (Thursday)
Enjoy a relaxed morning at the backpackers or choose another activity before we make our way to Wilderness. Try some fresh coastal oysters while wandering through Timberlake Organic Village. Cocomo Restaurant is a MUST SEE with live music and epic pizza, before we sleep over at a secret off-the-beaten-track backpackers!
Day Eight (Friday)
After breakfast we start making our way back to Cape Town. Choose between the famous Route 62 and stopping off in Oudtshoorn OR we can go via the N2 Farm Stall route with some classic wine tasting. Arrive back in Cape Town in the evening. We’ll either drop you at your accommodation or if your package includes an extra night, we’ll end the evening off with a dinner to remember!
- Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Cape Town CBD
- Transport throughout the week
- Dorm room accommodation with bedding for 7 nights (Fri – Thurs)
- All breakfasts and dinners (8x)
- Entrance into National Parks
- One tree planted with Precious Tree Project per person to offset carbon emissions
- Welcoming drinks at some of our feature stops
- Zipline adventure with Cape Canopy
- 3-Hour Big Five game drive / Safari
- Kayaking to a beautiful waterfall in Wilderness National Park
- Champagne on the beach for a kickstart to your day
- Mitchells Brewery tour and beer tasting
- LIVE music
and a local experience like no other!
- Optional extra activities (see poster or website)
- Room upgrades to private rooms
Departure dates 2018:
- 5th October
- 2nd November
- 16th November
- 30th November
- 14th December
Departure dates 2019:
- 4th/ 18th Januar
- 1st/ 15th Februar
- 1st/22nd March
- 4th/19th April
- 3rd/17th/31st May
- 14th June
- 5th/ 19th July
- 2nd/ 16th/30th of August
- 20th September
- 4th/ 8th October
- 1st/ 15th/ 29th November
- 13th December
About the tour operator:
- fully registered and licensed South African tour operator with more than 15 years of experience
- accredited with SAYTC, Reisenetz e.V and SATSA in South Africa
- ZAR 14 900 – without pre-departure and post-return nights in Cape Town
- ZAR 15 900 – pre-departure and post-return nights in Cape Town (incl meals)
ZAR – South African Rand
You would like to become a part of the discovery team and join this amazing trip or would like more information?
Then quickly drop me an e-mail to: [email protected]
I will send you a Promo Code for a 10% discount once you book and will put you in touch with the tour operator as well.
Save even more money:
By the way you will not only benefit of my 10 % discount. The South African currency Rand is really weak right now. Especially people from the EUR-zone, USA, Australia… booking this trip will benefit from the weak Rand and will save lots of money. So rather make your booking now!
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