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Our action packed round trip on the Garden Route offers something for every adventure traveller: Whether it's shark diving, ...
... or bungee jumping from the Bloukrans Bridge, we have included these experiences for you.
Did you know that the bungee jump in South Africa is the highest in the world?
In Plettenberg Bay, you have the opportunity to get into the kayak and paddle off.
Near Plettenberg Bay, you will discover the Tsitsikamma National Park.
The wild coasts are a highlight of the Garden Route.
Tsitsikamma NP is characterised by the warm currents of the Indian Ocean and the pleasant, constant temperatures all year round.
Storms River Bridge: This suspension bridge spans the mouth of the Storm River, which is 69 m wide and 9 m deep at this point.
Swing from tree to tree on the Canopy Tour!
The ruggedness of nature is absolutely worth seeing.
Dolphins are not a rare sight on the surface of Plettenberg Bay.
Optionally, you can visit Monkeyland and see numerous species of monkeys.
At the end you will go on safari in the Gondwana Game Reserve.
Of course you can see the Big 5 here.
Elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions, and leopards can be seen in the Gondwana Game Reserve....
... on your forays through the fynbos landscape.
The safari is a crowning finale to your round trip.
All rooms at Gondwana Game Reserve offer magnificent panoramic views of the surrounding bush and wildlife.
Action, adrenaline, and safari along the Garden Route
Bungee jump from the highest bridge in South Africa
Canopy Tour through the Tsitsikamma Forest
Shark Diving in Mossel Bay
The Big 5 in the Gondwana Game Reserve
This South Africa trip is not for the faint of heart. Do you dare to try the world's highest bungee jump? If hiking in the forest too boring for you, then you should consider a canopy tour through the jungle. But save some courage and a dash of adrenaline for shark diving. At the end of the trip, you will enjoy a safari with the Big Five in the beautiful Gondwana Game Reserve.
The best time to travel on the Garden Route is between October and April. Temperatures then rarely drop below 16 degrees. The rainiest months are between June and August.
Welcome to South Africa. After landing, our partner agency will greet you at the airport and take you to the car rental counter where you can pick up your rental car for the next nine days. Your adventure and action trip through South Africa can begin.
You will then drive to your first accommodation, The Admiralty.
Trip duration Port Elizabeth Airport - Port Elizabeth Hotel: approx. 10 minutes / approx. 7 km
1 night at The Admiralty**** with breakfast in Luxury Room, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Adrenaline is the order of the day for the next few days.
How about a canopy tour in the Tsitsikamma Forest? Cross the wilderness of the Tsitsikamma National Park on a steel cable from platform to platform and at a height of 30 metres. The levels are mostly in the huge Yellowwood trees, the national tree of South Africa. See the landscape from a bird's eye view from up here and feel like Tarzan as you swing on a 10-metre rope. Incidentally, the first ziplining tour originated here in Tsitsikamma Park.
Is a canopy tour not exciting enough for you? Then let’s go bungee jumping! There are only a few places where you can take a jump from a height of over 200 metres. The bungee jump from Bloukrans Bridge is one of them. In fact, it's the highest in the world and listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Race towards the earth, roped to your feet, and enjoy the free fall. Below you, you can see the Bloukrans River and the deep blue ocean. If you lose your nerve at the last minute, don’t despair: You can watch the brave participants from afar with binoculars or on the screen.
For all water rats, we have included a guided kayak tour on the open sea in our trip. With a little luck, you will be able to observe whales, seals, and dolphins at close range.
Please note that you can choose the order of the activities offered.
For those who prefer less excitement, we have a few animal activities in the programme that you can book as an option:
Monkeyland: Numerous species of monkeys from Africa and other continents live here. These were once rescued from private ownership or from the circus. Today, the animals are in the caring hands of trained biologists and medics. A tour will give you an impressive introduction to the monkeys' way of life.
Birds of Eden: Probably the largest outdoor enclosure in the world, Birds of Eden is home to around 3000 native and exotic bird species that were once kept in small enclosures and later rescued. The aim of Birds of Eden is to give the birds a natural and safe home again and to rehabilitate them.
Drive time from Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay: approx. 2.5 hours / approx. 250 km
4 nights at Starfish Lodge**** with breakfast in Superior Room, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Today, the ultimate action experience is on the agenda: diving with sharks. Of course, according to the highest safety regulations. First, equipped with a diving suit, snorkel, and diving goggles, you will go out to sea by boat. A cage is lowered into the middle of the ocean - not empty, of course, but with you inside. It usually doesn't take long before the first shark is lurking around the cage. To record this experience, you will be issued a certificate for your courage at the end.
The following days you have the opportunity to explore the Gondwana Game Reserve and go on safari. Elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard, i.e. the Big 5, may cross your path here. The house is idyllically situated surrounded by rolling hills and typical fynbos.
Drive time from Plettenberg Bay to Gondwana Game Reserve: approx. 2 hours / approx. 165 km
3 nights in Gondwana Game Reserve***** with full board and activities (max. 2 game drives per day) at Kwena Hut, Gondwana, South Africa
Today you will drive to the airport in George and drop off your rental car.
If you would like to extend your stay, simply speak to our expert advisors. Perhaps you would like to explore Cape Town at the end of your trip? Contact us without obligation via WhatsApp, phone, email or chat.
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The Admiralty****, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (1 night)
The hotel is situated three minutes from the beach. Also not far from the hotel are a shopping centre, numerous restaurants, and a golf course. The elegant rooms feature a flat-screen TV, balcony or terrace (some with sea views), tea and coffee making facilities, and an en suite bathroom.
Starfish Lodge****, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (4 nights)
Starfish Lodge is only separated from the sea by a road. The rooms are decorated in a Mediterranean style and have a private bathroom with shower, safe, hairdryer and other amenities such as, for example, underfloor heating. Each room also has a balcony. The outdoor pool and Wi-Fi are free of charge. Breakfast is served every morning on the terrace or in the breakfast room.
Gondwana Game Reserve*****, Gondwana, South Africa (3 nights)
Kwena Lodge is nestled in the Langberg Mountains and surrounded by the fynbos landscape on an area of approximately 11,000 hectares. The reserve is malaria-free. The Big 5 are also at home here. Barbecues can be enjoyed at the traditional boma; a restaurant serves fine dining, and a café and bar offer fresh coffee and cool sundowners.
Duration of the trip: 9 days / 8 nights