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Cape Town, Klein Karoo & the Eastern Cape: A South African Adventure

If you’re looking for a trip that’s jam-packed with adventure and intrepid discovery, look no further than the beautiful and wild South Africa. On this daring eight-night trip, you’ll experience the best that this fascinating country has to offer; from rugged coastlines, awe-inspiring wildlife and hair-raising activities peppered across the landscapes. So pack a bag and dive straight on into this South African adventure.

The Edge of Africa

For a truly South African experience, we’ll start you off in Cape Town, the city where stunning scenery meets vibrant culture. From the airport, we’ll whisk you off to your cliffside abode for the next three nights – Tintswalo Atlantic. Teetering on the edge of Chapman’s Peak and overlooking the azure waters of Hout Bay, you’ll be in prime location to explore the wonders of Cape Town and its surrounding natural bounty.

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Chapman’s Peak

With a guide in tow, drive over the hair-raising Chapman’s Peak, keeping your eyes peeled for baboons in the rocky outcrops above. From here, you’ll continue onto Simons Town where you’ll embark on an epic kayaking tour of the Cape of Good Hope National Park. Glide past the infamous penguin colonies of Boulders Beach before paddling to the south-westernmost point of Africa where you’ll be astounded by the towering cliffs and peaks. Stop off for a picnic lunch on a deserted beach, where you can soak in the lush views without a tourist in sight.

Head back to your hotel for dinner on the deck with a quintessential Capetonian sundowner, for one of the best sunsets you’ll ever lay your eyes on. No visit to Cape Town would be complete though without a trip up Table Mountain for 360-degree views of the city and surrounds. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, why not abseil down?  Soak up the sights of the city by perusing along the stylish antique stores of Long Street, before settling down for a decadent Cape Malay dinner as you watch the city come to life after hours.

The Klein Karoo

Bid farewell to the coast as you drive inland towards Oudtshroon in the heart of the Klein Karoo; South Africa’s own outback where the imposing Swartberg Mountains loom over the vast landscape. Spend the next two nights amid the blissful nature on the shores of the lake at Zeekoe Lodge. Take your own dugout canoe for a spin round the lake, or come face to face with South Africa’s friendly watchdogs – the meerkat. Tomorrow, the nearby Cango Caves are well worth delving into as Africa’s largest subway cave network. Once you’ve surveyed the drip-stone caverns and moonlike formations it’s then time to take the plunge and dive with the crocodiles as you’re submerged in a protective cage with the massive reptiles swimming on by.

Safari in Samara

Finish off your adventure at the Samara Game Reserve for a quintessential bush safari.  Spend a few days exploring the surrounds with game drives through the park, or get up close to nature with guided bush walks proving the best way to see the wildlife. For those with a penchant for conservation, the park offers tours where you can volunteer to spend the day with the park’s conservationists, learning a thing or two about the natural environment. Our favorite thing about this landscape has to be the star-spangled night sky that illuminates the surrounding bush. With a knowledgeable guide in tow and armed with an astrology book, do a little star gazing for a truly spellbinding way to end your trip.

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