Arrive in Johannesburg the morning, clear immigration, meet your Getaway Guide and set off for Graskop and the Blyde river Canyon. Early dinner. BB
Blyde River Canyon
2. Early depart for the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window, breakfast at Harries Pancakes!! After breakfast we descend the Drakensberg Mountains to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. Game drive through the park on our way to our lodge in Kruger. Tonight a night drive with a bush braai (BBQ) in the bush is included. DBB
Kruger National Park
Today we explore Kruger and make our way south through the park, overnight in one of the southern camps. Dinner at the restaurant for own account. BB
Early morning bush walk with a Kruger Ranger, return for breakfast and then explore the southern Kruger for the rest of the day. Stops at different camps are made during the day. Last night in Kruger, and a braai for dinner! DBB
Morning Walk in Kruger
Depart Kruger this morning for our drive to Johannesburg and flight to Bloemfontein, here we collect our vehicle and depart for Phillipolis, close to Tiger Canyon, home of the only free roaming Tigers in Africa! Dinner at the hotel tonight included. DBB
Early depart for Tiger Canyon, after our game drive we’ll have breakfast at the lodge before departing for our trip to the Cape Mountain Zebra Park. We arrive there in the early afternoon, in time for a short drive! Dinner at the camp restaurant for own account. BB
Cape Mountain Zebra
Today is a full day spent exploring this wonderful game reserve that was created to save the critically endangered Mountain Zebra, today the they are flourishing and many other species that had disappeared here over the last century like Lion and Cheetah have now been reintroduced with great success! Braai tonight! DBB
Lions of the Zebra Park
Early depart this morning for Hogsback, the mystical little town high in the Amathole Mountains, We’ll explore the town and hike through the forests today, overnight at the Hogsback Inn. Dinner at the Inn included. DBB
Waterfall at Hogsback
Hogsback is a magical world of mountains and forests. It is situated high up on the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape, and is surrounded by centuries old indigenous Afro-montane forests.
The beauty of the surrounds is said to have inspired J.R.R Tolkein to write his Lord of the Rings trilogy, so you can imagine the dramatic splendour of the place. Hogsback is named after three mountain peaks, which look something like the wild hogs that frequent the forest, and trails through the forest are marked with hogs of different colours to denote various walks.
Leave Hogsback after breakfast and head for East London, from here we transfer to Kob Inn on the Wild Coast. All meals included at the various hotels while on the wild coast. LDBB
Wild Coast Hike
This unique Trail offers you the opportunity to walk a section of our magnificent Wild Coast. The area that the hike covers is a nature lover's paradise, with access so limited that the only way to see the majority of the coastline is to hike. You will encounter long lonely beaches, river estuaries teeming with marine life, river fauna, and majestic views. Experience peaceful tranquillity that is unsurpassed. Not only is the scenery unbelievably beautiful but this remote area of the country remains relatively untouched by the trappings of civilisation
This 6-night 7-day trail allows you to walk, swim and explore the coastline during the day and spend every night in comfort at one of the Wild Coast Hotels, where you can enjoy the wonderful cuisine and warm hospitality. Carry only your personal items (clothing and toiletries, etc.) and a picnic lunch, which will be provided by the hotels. The Trail covers a distance of about 55km.
The trail is adaptable and can be extended or shortened to suit your requirements A popular choice is to spend an extra night at Wavecrest Hotel after the 21km hike.
The Trail itself offers some interesting and challenging aspects yet river crossings are done by ferry, hiking over headlands, beach walking and crossing the Kei River on a pontoon. As the daily distances are very average and the terrain relatively easy, no great level of fitness is required. Anyone reasonably fit and able can do this Trail. Children are welcome so this is an ideal back to nature family holiday. We use locally trained guides, all of whom are friendly and eager to share their knowledge and love of the land with you. This provides a valuable source of income for the rural areas.
Kob Inn and Beach Walks
Canoe quietly on the river taking in the prolific bird life. Quad bikes are available for hire.
Today hikers can take their time swimming and sunbathing en route or Lunch can be enjoyed at Kob Inn . Please inform the hotel the previous night, which option you, prefer.
Arrive Mazeppa Bay in the afternoon. Relax in this beautiful tropical setting and enjoy any number of the interesting sights e.g.. Visit the island attached to the mainland via suspension bridge. Or enjoy a beautiful forest walk.
After an early breakfast depart for Wavecrest. This day takes you along grassy banks adjacent to the coastline with many natural springs and long sandy beaches fringed with palms and many indigenous trees. Although the route is long, the terrain is flat.
Enjoy a booze cruise up the Nxaxo River. Bird lovers might consider paddling up the river in one of the many canoes to view the wonderful bird life for which Wavecrest is renowned. Unwind at the Wavecrest spa.
Today is a leisure day at Wavecrest, canoe up the river, relax on the beach!
Today's hike is about 14 km and entails a river crossing via a canoe. Around lunchtime you should reach the wreck of the Jacaranda. This is a good spot for a picnic lunch and bathing. At the Qolora River you arrive at Trennery’s Hotel where you overnight. Spend the evening relaxing - exploring the area and enjoy a mouth-watering dinner.
After an early breakfast a visit to the scenic gates on the Qolora River can be included (there is an extra charge for this trail) Thereafter depart for Kei Mouth, a 6km stretch along the beach will bring you to the Kei River. This used to be the border between the Transkei and S.A. The river crossing is made on the pontoon, which is one of the last remaining working pontoons in the country. The Trail then takes you around the village of Kei Mouth to Morgan Bay.
Arrive at Morgan Bay late afternoon and after a relaxing shower enjoy a superb dinner. The pub is always an interesting place to visit with locals telling new & old stories.
Leave Morgan’s Bay this morning after breakfast for East London, here we catch our flight to Cape Town. Arrive Cape Town late afternoon, collect our vehicle and head for Stellenbosch in the winelands. We overnight in Franschoek, while dinner will be at one of the wine estates for own account. BB
Franschhoek Lodge and Restaurant at LaMotte Vineyards
Today we spend exploring the wine estates of Franschoek and Stellenbosch, lunch at one of the estates, while dinner will again be at one of the many restaurants in the area for own account.BB
Wine Estate Franschhoek
We leave Franschoek this morning via the mountain Pass and head for Hermanus and the whales! (This is in season only, May to October) We’ll spend the day watching the whales, and explore Hermanus! BB
Early morning watching the whales before we leave Hermanus and head along the coast and visit the Penguin colony at Betty’s Bay. From here we drive along the coastal road and head for Cape Point. We visit the ‘Cape of Good Hope’ and then drive to our accommodation under the milkwoods on Longbeach. Dinner at the lodge tonight for own account. BB
Monkey Valley Long Beach
Today we visit Cape Town, we travel along the Chapman’s Peak drive, visit the city, Bo-Kaap, and the Waterfront. Dinner at the waterfront before we return to Longbeach the evening. BB
Chapmans Peak Drive, V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain Cable Car
Another visit to Cape Town, we go up Table Mountain, some last minute shopping before returning to the lodge the afternoon. Dinner at the lodge. BB
Leisure morning, take a hike along the beach, then depart for the airport and flight out. END
FB - full board
BB - bed & breakfast
DBB - dinner, bed & breakfast
LDBB - lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
As stated in the above itinerary, all accommodation and breakfast, dinners and lunches as indicated, transport, guide, excursions as indicated, all entrance fees, levies, wine tasting, two domestic flights. (JNB-BLF and PE-CT)
International flights, drinks, items of a personal nature, travel insurance.
2 Pax. R92 800 per person sharing.
4 Pax. R69 700 per person sharing.
6 Pax. R62 900 per person sharing.
Rates valid till 30 November 2021. Single accommodation rates available.