South Africa Round Trip
Safari experience and garden route
von 24.03.2015 bis 04.04.2015
This round trip combines the beauties of the Garden Route with a South African safari in a typical game lodge. In South Africa, friendliness and cleanliness are paramount. Whether you are in tourist centers or rural, smaller towns.
Cape Town is a great city right on the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding area offers many white sandy beaches and an extraordinary “Albert and Victoria Waterfront” on the harbor. The small, colorful houses alternate with modern high-rise buildings. Not to forget the world famous Table Mountain, which can be reached within a few minutes by panoramic cable car. The view from Table Mountain over Cape Town is fascinating.
On the way to Montagu you will enjoy a boat trip on the Breede River (wide river) with a typical South African gourmet picnic – where of course a bottle of wine and biltong (dried meat) should not be missing.
The next day continue to Oudtshoorn – discover the famous Cango Caves (Africa’s largest cave system – stalactite caves) and an ostrich farm. A highlight is the ride on an ostrich bird – an unforgettable and fun experience for all travelers.
After this successful day the journey continues to Jeffreys Bay – the venue of the International Billabong Pro Surfing Competition and especially a surfer’s paradise with beautiful beaches. The drive there leads through a barren area – called Klein Karoo. The name means “small desert” and the landscape looks accordingly. Dry steppes with mighty mountain ranges in the background.
The next destination is the “Game Lodge” in Albertinia. It is furnished in a typical country style with its own “wellness cottage” located in the middle of the wilderness. While you treat yourself to a massage, an elephant or a giraffe may stroll by. Between the overwhelming impressions of the free-living animals and the landscape in the lodge, the relaxation at the pool does not come too briefly.
Another highlight are the game drives in open jeeps at the game lodge. Impressive how close you get to the “BIG 5” like lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, etc. Try the delicacies, such as steaks from ostrich and wildebeest – freshly prepared.
Arniston is a small fishing village on the Indian Ocean. Passing Cape Aghulas – the southernmost point of Africa, this forms the official border between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Stellenbosch is one of the largest and best-known wine-growing regions in South Africa. A wine tasting with local specialties should not be missed. In the small university town there are countless cafes, markets and an old store like in grandmother’s time.
Tip: Bettys Bay – Here hundreds of spectacled penguins can be observed in the wild.