Port Elizabeth bears the legacy of being in an area where the first British, Boer, Dutch, German and Xhosa people clashed. Arrive at the Addo National Elephant Park, boasting with the Big 7 (elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, and leopard in the Zuurberg Mountains, Great White Shark and Southern Right Whales along the coast. Game drive (self) through the park in search of the gentle giants. Stop at Hap-Oor dam, named after an elephant bull that was shot by hunters through the ear, and terrorised visitors for years. The Park introduced a few lions to increase the status to a BIG FIVE Game Reserve. Afternoon lunch (optional)at the Restaurant. Watch the Elephants come to drink at the water-hole overlooking the main camp. Return to Port Elizabeth to watch the soccer matches at the Port Elizabeth Hotspots.
Leave Port Elizabeth and return to Knysna via Jeffreys Bay, popular surfing beach. Take a walk across the Paul Sauer Bridge at the Storms River. Watch adrenalin-junkies jump off the highest bungi-bridge in the world at Bloukrantz bridge. Continue over the Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Visit the world famous Cango Caves, one of our country’s greatest natural wonders. These caves have been sculptured by nature through the ages. Guided tour of the Cango Caves. Return and visit the Cango Ostrich Ranch for a tour of the farm. See and touch the largest flightless bird on our planet.
Drive along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive for stunning views of Hout Bay harbour, nestled amongst the mountains. Drive along the mystique Misty Cliffs with the mist hanging along the cliffs. It’s pure white beaches and crystal blue waters. Enter The Cape Peninsula National Park and cruise to the tip of the Cape Peninsula. Walk to the Cape Point Lighthouse for spectacular views of The Atlantic Ocean and False Bay. Photo-stop at The Cape of Good Hope, South Westernmost tip of Africa (most photographed spot in the Peninsula). Enjoy the frolicking of our endangered African Jackass Penguins in the tranquil waters of Boulders Beach. Watch our whales from the many vantage points (in season June - Nov). Visit Simon’s Town with its historical buildings and Naval Base. Stop at the monument of the famous World War Two naval dog, Able Seaman Just Nuisance at Jubilee Square.