Endless Circle Safari. Code (OV10) A 5 day tour.
4 Nights, 5 Days
Endless Circle Safari
Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park and Zuurberg Mountains
Meet and greet by Alan Tours in Port Elizabeth and depart for the Addo Elephant National Park, a short drive from the city centre. On arrival we check in and take the opportunity for a comfort break before immediately starting our game viewing as we travel northwards searching the thickets and plains for the many animals and other creatures that inhabit this park.
On reaching the main rest camp we break for an early lunch before departing for our overnight accommodation on the top of the nearby Zuurberg Mountains.
After check in we depart and descend into the valley to the north of our accommodation to meet the three large but gentle Elephant bulls we will ride for a once in a life time experience, through the reserve thickets, viewing the other species on the reserve from the backs of these incredible creatures.
After our time with these awe-inspiring animals we head slowly back for dinner and a well-earned rest. Overnight Zuurberg Mountain.
Zuurberg Mountain and Addo Elephant National Park
After delicious breakfast we depart for the well renowned Addo Elephant National Park with its population of over 600 African Elephants, herds of Buffalo, Lions and Leopard amongst the many species of antelope, Zebra and Warthog, the unique flightless Dung Beetle as well as the rich and diverse bird and reptile life that inhabit this expanded national park.
At check in there is time to browse the well-stocked curio shop before continuing our game viewing experience, keeping an eye out for the diverse creatures on the open plains and sub-tropical thickets.
We return to the main camp for lunch under the shade of the trees and relax at the waterhole or spend some time in the bird hide catching up with the many African jewels nesting in the reeds before departing for the afternoon game drive searching the thickets for Elephant, Eland, Red Hartebeest as well as the stately Kudu, the males with their huge horns blending like grey ghosts into the background.
Dinner at the park restaurant before a well-deserved rest accompanied by the sounds of the African night. Overnight Addo Elephant National Park.
Addo Elephant National Park to St Francis Bay
Early morning wake up for coffee, tea and rusks and depart for a game drive, viewing a wide variety of African big game in these vast thickets and plains. This is the best time to catch the predators wondering the thickets before they lie up for the day. The awesome Lion live side by side with Warthog, Zebra, Kudu, Eland and Red Hartebeest in this 48 thousand hectare section of the national park.
Returning to the rest camp we take breakfast at the park restaurant before checking out. After packing up, we leave on a game drive, making our way out of the park and depart for St Francis Bay on the southern Cape coastline. We travel via Sundays River to Port Elizabeth for lunch and proceed along the southern scenic route where we stop at the wildflower reserve overlooking a high arch bridge and steep gorge. We pass the coastal town of Jeffreys Bay, a onetime fishing village and now a thriving surfing mecca that hosts one of the 10 best surf spots in the world. Here we can walk the beach and watch surfers carving the waves if conditions are favourable. In St Francis Bay we check into our comfortable accommodation. Dinner and overnight in St Francis Bay.
St Francis Bay to Baviaanskloof
We wake up early for a long stroll along this unspoilt sandy beach before returning for a scrumptious breakfast at the guesthouse. Afterwards we check out and travel in land away from the coast to the rugged but beautiful landscape of the Baviaanskloof (Valley of the Baboons), a world heritage site for a unique wilderness experience where we over night at a local guesthouse and working farm with the opportunity to view some of the delicate and esoteric rock art, a legacy of the Bushmen and their culture so long gone from these remote mountains and valleys. Dinner and overnight Baviaanskloof, Guest House.
Baviaanskloof to Port Elizabeth
After a specially prepared farm breakfast we take a last walk in the field, learning about some of the interesting plants and the medicinal uses they had and still have for the local people of the Valley. Returning we pack up and depart to return through parts of the little Karoo and the typical small villages that so characterise these vast landscapes, return to Port Elizabeth………….
……………and back to the start of the Endless Circle.
Rate per person sharing: R 24 250.00
Minimum two persons
Rate valid till 31 October 2017
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