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SOUTH AFRICA DISCOVERER

10 Days, Durban to Cape Town
SOUTH AFRICA DISCOVERER

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Explore South Africa's fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the 'Rainbow Nation'. Chase stunning views through Tsitsika read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (Participation camping (7 nts), hostels (2 nts, multi-share)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (15-seat touring vehicle, maximum 14 passengers).
  • Addo Elephant National Park entrance and game drive.
  • Traditional Durban meal and miner's gumboot dance.
  • Beach time in Chintsa.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 35 - 45 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Durban
Day 2 Durban/Chintsa
Day 3 Chintsa
Day 4 Chinsta/Addo Elephant National Park
Day 5 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 6 Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 7 Tsitsikamma National Park/Knysna
Day 8 Knysna/Oudtshoorn
Day 9 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town
Day 10 Depart Cape Town
Departures
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Thu, 04 Jan '18
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Thu, 01 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Thu, 22 Feb '18
  • Sat, 03 Mar '18
  • Thu, 29 Mar '18
  • Sat, 07 Apr '18
  • Thu, 12 Apr '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Thu, 10 May '18
  • Sat, 19 May '18
  • Thu, 19 Jul '18
  • Sat, 28 Jul '18
  • Thu, 23 Aug '18
  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
  • Thu, 27 Sep '18
  • Sat, 06 Oct '18
  • Thu, 11 Oct '18
  • Sat, 20 Oct '18
  • Thu, 15 Nov '18
  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Thu, 06 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Thu, 27 Dec '18
  • Sat, 05 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Durban
  • Chintsa
  • Elephant National Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Knysna
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Cape Town
  • DAY 1 Arrive Durban

    Arrive at any time. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal and watch a traditional miner's gumboot dance.

    Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

    Miners Gumboot Dance
    Durban
    Enjoy a traditional miners' dance performance presented by dancers wearing gumboots; it was inspired by miners who would sometimes put bells on their wellingtons. When the miners stomped on the ground, the bells would ring and serve as a code to other miners nearby. (Dinner)

  • DAY 2 Durban/Chintsa

    Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach.

    South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa.

    Private Vehicle
    Durban - Chintsa 10h-11h 690km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Chintsa

    Spend the day enjoying the 15km (9.3 mi) of beach. Opt to surf, join a guided game drive, or visit a local craft brewery.

    There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided game drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare game reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu's Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.

    Free Time
    Chintsa
    Enjoy a free day to hit the beach and explore the surroundings. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Chinsta/Addo Elephant National Park

    Enjoy a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle.

    Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a game drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night.

    Private Vehicle
    Chintsa - Addo Elephant National Park 5h 280km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Addo Elephant National Park Game Drive
    Addo Elephant National ParkNachmittag
    Embark on a game drive in search of resident elephants, black rhino, lions, buffalo, and even leopards. This national park may be most famous for elephants, the rest of its wildlife is fantastic, too. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 5 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma National Park

    Visit Tsitsikamma NP.

    Private Vehicle
    Addo Elephant National Park - Tsitsikamma National Park 5h 235km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Tsitsikamma National Park Visit
    Tsitsikamma National Park
    We include the entry fee and camp inside of Tsitsikamma National Park - now it's your turn to get out and explore it. Be sure to check out the beautiful hiking trails and Bloukrans Bridge.

    Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.

    Spend the next 2 nights camping in Tsitsikamma National Park. Optional activities in the area include hiking a portion of the Otter
    Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Tsitsikamma National Park

    Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.

    Free Time
    Tsitsikamma National ParkGanztagig
    Get out and explore the area.

    Optional Activities
    Bungy Jump

    Tsitsikamma
    Adrenaline junkies will be happy with a stop at the world's highest commercial bungee site. Opt to take the plunge or simply observe from the comfort solid ground. Shoot some amazing photos of those brave enough to dive into the abyss over the Bloukrans River. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Tsitsikamma National Park/Knysna

    Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.

    Private Vehicle
    Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna 1h 30m 100km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    KnysnaNachmittag
    Get out and explore beautiful Knysna. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 Knysna/Oudtshoorn

    Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo ("Little Karoo"), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm.

    Private Vehicle
    Knysna - Oudtshoorn 6h 220km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Knysna Heads Visit
    Knysna
    Visit this dramatic natural formation of two sea cliffs guarding the entranceway from the sea to a lagoon. It's a great photo op, so be sure to have your camera ready to capture some breathtaking pictures.

    Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area.

    Optional Activities
    Cango Caves Tour

    Oudtshoorn
    Tour the fascinating Cango Caves with their subterranean dripstone caverns and towering formations. They're beautiful and otherworldly. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town

    Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.

    Private Vehicle
    Oudtshoorn - Cape Town 8h 450km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 10 Depart Cape Town

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 35 - 45 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 14 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes

  10. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe customized safari truck for the long drives.

  11. It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate if you are traveling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country. SOUTH Africa is to enforce new rules requiring proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers - even in airport transit - who have been in Zambia or other countries where the disease is endemic. The stricter guidelines, effective 01 Oct 2011, will see pax without an international Yellow Fever certificate refused entry. As of January 26th 2011 the Director General of the Zanzibar Commission for Tourism declared a valid Yellow Fever Certificate is required at all points of entry into Zanzibar. This includes the airport, seaport and other points of entry. Failure to provide the correct certification may result in an on the spot vaccination or $50 fine. Please check with your health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.

  12. An essential part of your safari is participation. The group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis, from kitchen duty group (helping in prepare meals and clean up afterwards), the packing group (sets up all tables and chairs outside) and the cleaning group (which cleans the truck by emptying the rubbish bin and brooming). it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask the clients to help with the washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable.

  13. Sleeping bags can not be rented on any of our Africa overland or safari

  14. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Cape Town, Livingstone or Johannesburg does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection in either of these centres, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well werecommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Southern Africa, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 10 and 48 hours after the initial plane's arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, your hotel or elsewhere in Southern Africa. You may find that your tour will begin, and you still have not received your luggage. When reporting your missing bag at the airport please provide the airline with the emergency telephone number of our local office in South Africa

  15. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Cape Town, Livingstone or Johannesburg does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection in either of these centres, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Southern Africa, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 10 and 48 hours after the initial plane's arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Southern Africa. You may find that your tour will begin, and you still have not received your luggage. When reporting your missing bag at the airport please provide the airline with the emergency telephone number of our local office in South Africa (+27 71 470 6928). Please do not give out any address (starting point hotel) as on most trips we do not stay long enoughfor the bag to arrive, the airline should phone our local office to arrange the delivery address. It is recommended that you purchase locally a few needed items, begin your tour. Your CEO or local representative will be able to help you organize this, and once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you - depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible, Please make sure to hand in the reference number of the bag and your flight details to your CEO in order to help with the tracing of the bag. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement. Please do not give out any address (starting point hotel) as on most trips we do not stay long enough for the bag to arrive, the airline should phone our local office to arrange the delivery address. It is recommended that you purchase locally a few needed items, begin your tour. Your CEO or local representative will be able to help you organize this, and once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you - depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible, Please make sure to hand in the reference number of the bag and your flight details to your CEO in order to help with the tracing of the bag. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement.

  16. Your CEO aims to provide you with the best service possible during your tour. They will be joining you in the back of the truck for a maximum of approximately 50% during driving, to answer questions and provide more information about the areas that you visit. They will spend the remainder of the driving time in front with the driver to enable them to make bookings, do planning and to fulfil other organizational requirements of the tour. During game drives, your CEO will ensure to accompany you in the passenger area of the truck. This is of course because they have a lot of knowledge to share with you during these exciting game drives. Please do not hesitate to ask your CEO any questions.

  17. Please note on this tour there will be a maximum of 14 people per vehicle (19-seat touring vehicle).

  18. VISAS. Please read the Visa section very carefully. Visas are your own responsibility. Always double check with the embassies what each countries requirement are.


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