The Ultimate Hipster Road Adventure
A road trip unlike any other!
Collect your rental vehicle from Cape Town International Airport for your approximate 30-minute journey to Cape Town, before spending the next three nights at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice!
Continue to Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands for the next two nights. You will then embark on your Cape Route 62 journey and spend an overnight in the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. You travel to the celebrated Garden Route with an overnight in Plettenberg Bay before making your way to beautiful Storms River for your Tsitsikamma Park adventures and overnight stay. Your journey continues as you make your way to the Addo Elephant National Park with three nights spent in the African bush at 5-star Kuzuko Lodge.
You return to Port Elizabeth at the end of your hipster journey for your onward travel arrangements.
- Rates are RACK & commissionable to international tour operators
- Rates are subject to change without prior notice
- All services remain subject to availability until time of booking
- Comprehensive travel insurance is recommended
- Package is based on a minimum of two guests
- Meet & Greet on arrival in Cape Town
- 12 days’ Category C Car hire
- 3 nights’ stay in Cape Town at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice by Marriott including breakfast daily
- 2 nights’ stay in Stellenbosch at the Spier Hotel including breakfast daily
- 1 night’s stay in Oudtshoorn at De Zeekoe Guest farm including breakfast
- 1 night’s stay in Plettenberg Bay at the Lily Pond Country Lodge including breakfast
- 1 night’s stay in Tsitsikamma at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn including breakfast
- 3 nights’ stay at Kuzuko Lodge in Addo Elephant National Park on a fully inclusive basis, including all meals (breakfast, light finger lunch and four-course dinner), selected drinks (welcome drinks on arrival, local beverages and early morning tea/coffee), transfers between Kuzuko Gatehouse and Kuzuko Lodge, and daily activities
- All airfares, air reservations and airport taxes
- All accommodation other than specified
- All meals not specified
- All transport other than specified
- All sightseeing not included
- Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers, game rangers and trackers
- Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages not included, telephone calls and laundry
- Any other services not mentioned above
THE RATES ARE VALID FROM 01 JUNE 2018 TO 30 NOVEMBER 2018 AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE AVAILABILITY OF ALL SERVICES AT THE TIME OF BOOKING
Day One, Day Two & Day Three
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by an English speaking Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris representative who will hand over your travel documents. From there you will collect your rental car to begin your journey to your hotel in Cape Town for a three-night stay in the Mother City.
Cape Town is addictive and inspires discovery and has been voted as the best place in the world to visit by the prestigious New York Times. This vibrant multicultural city is a healthy mix of urban and convenient living, vibey day and night spots, nature and relaxation as well as the ocean and white sand beaches at your fingertips. Ride the revolving cable car to the sky on Table Mountain; shop at the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa’s premier shopping destinations; stand on the edge of the world at Cape Point; or delve into South Africa’s past at Robben Island, the prison that once held one of the world’s greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela. The “Mother City”, the “Green City”, the “Tavern of the Seas”…whatever name you give it, it stays beautiful and beckons to be explored—the more, the better.
Overnight at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Cape Town. [B]
Day Four & Day Five
Cape Town – Stellenbosch
After breakfast, you take the next leg of your journey to the Cape Winelands and settle in to Stellenbosch.
Stellenbosch is often described as the crown jewel of the Cape Winelands. It is a world-class wine, art and hospitality destination and has exceptional examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture along its oak-lined streets. It is the second oldest town in South Africa and was founded in 1679; it also boasts being the oldest wine route in the country. Stellenbosch also has a youthful exuberance thanks to the prestigious university. Today, it has a wealth of wine estates that beckon with the promise of pleasing palates as well as art galleries, designer boutiques and fascinating museums. Gastronomy is an art form in Stellenbosch and plates are usually masterpieces of passion and creativity. Stellenbosch is an aesthetic beauty and there are a number of hiking trails in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve for those who want to immerse themselves in the landscape.
Overnight at Spier Hotel. [B]
Stellenbosch – Oudtshoorn
Your road adventure continues to Oudtshoorn. You travel via Montagu and Barrydale on the famed, off-the-beaten-track Route 62, and we recommend a stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop. It’s not a real sex shop but rather a roadside bar, where you can strike up a conversation with a local to find out how this interesting place got its name. Make sure you stop at the famous Cango Caves too near Oudtshoorn to see this beautiful subterranean world, or pay a visit to one of Oudtshoorn’s fascinating ostrich farms.
Overnight at De Zeekoe Guest Farm. [B]
Oudtshoorn – Plettenberg Bay
After breakfast, make your way to the celebrated Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay. “Plett”, as it’s often referred to by locals, is an ocean-resort town and an extremely popular holiday destination. The town boasts 20 kilometres of beautiful Indian Ocean coastline with six beaches of which many are Blue Flag accredited, allowing visitors to enjoy an unspoilt beach holiday. An array of outdoor activities keep the adventurous busy during the day, from boat cruises and hiking to canoeing and abseiling, and a visit to the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is a must. When you walk down the main road there is a flurry of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping for travellers to discover. For those interested in savouring some locally produced wine, hop along the Plett Winelands to tantalise the taste buds, and for the daring, trips to the Mampoer and Witblits distillery are an exciting day’s excursion.
Overnight at Lily Pond Country Lodge. [B]
Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma
After breakfast, it’s time to explore the Tsitsikamma Park, a huge outdoor playground with incredible scenery such as white Indian Ocean breakers pounding rocky shores beneath sheer high cliffs. The coastal scenery is further complemented by evergreen forests, fynbos, rivers and rocky ravines. The park is also one of the largest marine reserves in the world. You can experience a treetop canopy tour or a one-of-a-kind Kayak and Lilo tour (for own account).
The Storms River village where your accommodation for this evening—Tsitsikamma Village Inn—is situated is home to one of the Garden Route’s most beloved attractions, Marilyn’s 60’s Diner, which takes you on a journey back in time to the days of screen legends. The Storms River village is also home to a micro-brewery for the beer lover.
Overnight at Tsitsikamma Village Inn. [B]
Day Nine, Day Ten & Day Eleven
Tsitsikamma –Addo Park
After leaving the Storms River and Tsitsikamma area you make your way to Kuzuko Lodge, situated in a private reserve in the Addo Elephant National Park. Addo Park is the third largest national park in South Africa and is a malaria-free bush adventure. This bush lodge offers 5-star excellence.
Spend your days on exciting exploratory activities that can include anything from a unique Bushman painting exploration walk to a morning or afternoon game drive, tracking the wild in its natural habitat. You could also choose to spend your day revitalising and re-energising at the lodge’s spa with indulgent treatments specifically designed to relax, or sipping cocktails by the pool while escaping the African sun. Relish four-course dinners by the fire in the boma surrounded by beautiful African starry night skies.
Overnight at Kuzuko Lodge. [DBB]
Addo Park – Port Elizabeth
After breakfast you leave the African bush behind and head out to Port Elizabeth to return your rental car, before continuing with your onward travel arrangements. [B]