Arrive at Cape Town International airport where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, in the Mother City and Gateway to South Africa. Retire to your rooms for a well-deserved night’s rest.
After breakfast, we start with an orientation session. We move on into the city for a walking tour of the city, visiting the Castle (dating back to the arrival of the Dutch in the 17th century), District Six – the area cleared of its people by the Apartheid Regime/government during the sixties and the Bo-Kaap, home of the former Malay slave population of the Cape. We then meet the ferry to Robben Island for the tour of the island, where our first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of the 27 years in prison.
We will be off to an early start on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, starting with Table Mountain and traveling along the coastline visiting the many places of interest en route passing through Fish Hoek, Simonstown (now home to the South African Navy). We visit the home to some 4000 African (Jackass) Penguins at Boulders Beach before making our way to the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve. We visit Cape Point before returning along the coastal road over the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive.
After an early breakfast, we depart for Oudtshoorn travelling through the vineyards and fruit growing areas of the Langeberg region on into the semi-arid region of the Little Karoo (Lunch en-route). Travel through the breathtaking Swartberg Mountain pass.
Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the world. Visit an Ostrich Show Farm and learn about the world’s largest flightless birds. Explore the spectacular limestone caverns of the world renowned Cango Caves.
We continue along the fruit growing area of Langkloof to Kwantu Private Game Reserve a private game reserve where you will have a true safari experience.
Experience a full day at the safari and will have the chance to experience the Big Five in a malaria-free area, and the Predator and Rehabilitation centre and visiting the Elephant sanctuary.
Before making your way to the Homestay and community project, have a chance to experience the world’s longest bunji jump off the Bloukrans Bridge.
Homestays – Kranshoek
Five nights to get really involved within the community, learning the cultures and life-style of a township with in South Africa.
Homestays – Kranshoek
We make our way back to Cape Town through the lake area of Knysna and Wilderness. Unwind and reflect on the time spent in South Africa. Pack your bags for an early flight back home.
Prepare for a very early morning flight home back home.