Cape Town to Addo

Our customised private tours to Addo pick up in Cape Town and we spend 4 days making our way up the Garden Route.

Duration: 5 Day tour

Included: Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Tsitsikamma

Sights:  Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Bloukrans Bungy, Natures Valley Hike, Stormsriver mouth, Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Knysna Heads

A typical private tour itinerary would be as follows:

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The drive to Oudtshoorn is along the world’s longest wine route (Route 62). There are a number of wonderful wine estates to visit for tasting or lunch on the way back, the quirky towns of Ladismith, Barrydale and Montague. A drop in on iconic Ronnie’s Sex Shop (it’s not what you think), a wonderful lunch to be enjoyed at Joubert Tradouw wine estate, and the world’s best milkshake at Diesel ‘n Cream are among the highlights. In the late afternoon we will reach our destination. Here, you will experience the majestic Cango Caves, and overnight at a working Ostrich Farm. This night you will be treated to some fantastic Afrikaner hospitality at De Denne guest house, as your hosts will prepare an Ostrich steak “braai” for you (a South African tradition!).
From the Klein Karoo and the historic town of Oudtshoorn, we cross the Outeniqua and head up through the scenic Wilderness area to Plett, as it’s affectionately known, to overnight at Robberg Beach Lodge. We suggest to stay two nights in Plett, but we also have wonderful overnight options in Knysna if you wanted to be in this slightly busier tourist gem.
With Plettenberg Bay as our base, we explore the area. This includes the Garden of Eden, the Knysna Heads, an optional eco-cruise with the Featherbed Experience on the Knysna Lagoon, and visiting Myoli Beach in Sedgefield. Our preferred location on the Knysna Waterfront is the Protea Knysna Quays, but if you wanted the best views in town Atlantic Guest House up on the hill is the winner. Or just take it slow and spend the afternoon walking on the Robberg Peninsula to watch the seals, go for a whale watching cruise (in season) or take a long walk on Plett’s main beach.
Depending on your preferences, today can be exhaustingly busy as there are options to stop off at Bloukrans bridge for the world’s highest bridge bungy jump (or maybe just watch others do it), the wonderful animal conservatories of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, the Elephant Sanctuary and Jukani. For the hidden treasure seekers, a hike in Nature’s Valley to the undisturbed Sand River mouth is a winner. We arrange an overnight stay inside the park at the Sanparks economy cabins.
An early rise for us to go visit some of the watering holes and watch the abundance of wildlife start their day. The Addo Elephant Park is an unheralded gem of the Garden Route, and the spectacular scenery will leave you wanting more. Feel like spoiling yourself? Recommended to spend a couple of nights at Gorah Elephant Camp, with full board, professional rangers hosting you and probably a herd of elephant refuelling on your lodge porch. 
Cape Town to Addo