12 days

South Africa round trip with Lizzy

Travel along the famous Garden Route on our South Africa round trip and discover majestic, wild animals and unique landscapes with Lizzy @flossys_wonderland

2699€ p.p.

2699€ p.p.

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Travel duration
12 days
Price p. person
from 2599€
Max. Guests
19 guests

What is included?

What awaits you

Dear Explorers, Last September 2023 was my first trip to Africa and of course I chose TripLegend to guide me. I visited Namibia on a 15 day adventure, it was also my first time doing safari and it completely blew me away. Astonished, humbled, emotional - just a few words to describe my feelings at the time. The fact that we share the earth with such incredible creatures is so overlooked in everyday life, it is only when you get so close, so immersed in their home and their environment do you realize just how incredible the world we live in is. Safari wasn't the only thing that blew my mind in Namibia, so many things about this spectacular country make me hungry for exploring more of Africa - the culture, the people, the landscape, so vastly different to anything I had ever seen or experienced before. On my flight home I had a 6 hour stopover in Cape Town, and I almost went to take a look around the city, but decided instead that I would come home and plan a proper trip to South Africa, because clearly 6 hours would not do this beautiful country justice. To solidify my plans, I was sat next to a South African man on the plane, who I spoke to for a few hours of my flight. He told me all sorts of amazing stories about South Africa, the places I should go and the things I should do, and it really ignited a fire in me. I knew I wanted to visit this country and to see these things for myself, to have my own stories to tell from my time there. So I present to you...a magnificent group trip to South Africa. Curated by TripLegend, with an absolutely stand out itinerary, one which I have shared and has been deemed 'perfect' and 'very special' by multiple South Africans who have contacted me regarding this trip. I am very excited to go on this once in a lifetime adventure with you, Sending you love and courage, Lizzy x

What awaits you

Dear Explorers, Last September 2023 was my first trip to Africa and of course I chose TripLegend to guide me. I visited Namibia on a 15 day adventure, it was also my first time doing safari and it completely blew me away. Astonished, humbled, emotional - just a few words to describe my feelings at the time. The fact that we share the earth with such incredible creatures is so overlooked in everyday life, it is only when you get so close, so immersed in their home and their environment do you realize just how incredible the world we live in is. Safari wasn't the only thing that blew my mind in Namibia, so many things about this spectacular country make me hungry for exploring more of Africa - the culture, the people, the landscape, so vastly different to anything I had ever seen or experienced before. On my flight home I had a 6 hour stopover in Cape Town, and I almost went to take a look around the city, but decided instead that I would come home and plan a proper trip to South Africa, because clearly 6 hours would not do this beautiful country justice. To solidify my plans, I was sat next to a South African man on the plane, who I spoke to for a few hours of my flight. He told me all sorts of amazing stories about South Africa, the places I should go and the things I should do, and it really ignited a fire in me. I knew I wanted to visit this country and to see these things for myself, to have my own stories to tell from my time there. So I present to you...a magnificent group trip to South Africa. Curated by TripLegend, with an absolutely stand out itinerary, one which I have shared and has been deemed 'perfect' and 'very special' by multiple South Africans who have contacted me regarding this trip. I am very excited to go on this once in a lifetime adventure with you, Sending you love and courage, Lizzy x
Travel duration
12 days
Price p. person
from 2599€
Max. Guests
19 guests

What is included?

What makes our trips
so special

Roundtrip South Africa: Travel Details

Click on individual days for details

You have the option of booking your flights separately or contacting us quickly and easily via WhatsApp for a personalized flight offer. If you book your flight separately, please plan your journey so that you arrive in the afternoon to start our South African adventure together in the evening.

Your highlights today: Meet Lizzy @flossys_wonderland and your other fellow travelers

When you arrive at the airport, your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you. You will then travel together to your first accommodation, where you can check into your hotel room. In the evening, it's time to get to know your fellow travelers and Lizzy and explore the city. Over the next few days, we will travel along the Garden Route from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. The Garden Route is a globally popular dream route for road trips with countless animal, culinary and adventurous highlights. Look forward to unforgettable days in South Africa!

private transfer (approx. 25 km/30 min.)

Never@Home

Your highlights today: Watch penguins and explore the Cape of Good Hope

Today we embark on a spectacular journey to the Cape of Good Hope and visit the African penguin colony on Boulders Beach. We will explore Cape Point National Park on foot and take a walk to the lighthouse or ride the "Flying Dutchman" funicular.

We then drive to the Cape of Good Hope, the most south-westerly point in Africa. A spectacular coastal drive along Chapman's Peak, one of the most beautiful views in the region, will leave us with unforgettable memories on our second day.

Breakfast

private transfer (approx. 130 km/3 hours)

Never@Home

Your highlight today: Taste South Africa's best wine varieties

South Africa's Western Cape is home to more than 500 wineries. Today we say cheers and will visit our three favorites. However, the wine region offers more than just wine - there are also beautiful landscapes and interesting history to enjoy along the way. The wine estates are located in the Stellenbosch area, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Stellenbosch is known for its Cape Dutch style architecture and its importance to wine growing. The farms on this tour have been carefully selected to offer a diverse range of historic estates and smaller family-run wineries.

Breakfast

private transfer (about 140 km/2,5 hours)

Never@Home

Your highlight today: Watch penguins in Betties Bay

Today we drive from Cape Town to Hermanus. We follow the scenic coastal road and stop at Betties Bay for another chance to observe a colony of endangered African penguins. We can spend the afternoon in the seaside resort of Hermanus, which is famous for hundreds of southern right whales during the whale season (July to November) as well as for its numerous stores, restaurants and markets. In the afternoon we continue to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where we visit a viewpoint known as the "real" place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.

private transfer (approx. 250 km/3 hours)

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Your highlight today: Experience an evening and a night on the "Klein Karoo" ostrich farm

Via the spectacular Route 62, the longest wine route in South Africa, we drive to Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world. There is the opportunity for a delicious lunch at a local winery before we enjoy another wine tasting. We will check into our accommodation, which is situated on a working forest farm, the Klein Karoo. We will then head to the Cango Caves, which are among the most beautiful caves in the world. Before the sun goes down, we can enjoy a tour of the ostrich farm and relax with the view of the Outenique and Swartberg mountains in the background.

Breakfast

private transfer (approx. 330 km/4 hours)

Uthando Backpackers Lodge

Your highlight today: Go by canoe across the Touw River

After breakfast, we drive over the magnificent Outeniqua Pass and then explore the Wilderness National Park by canoe. We enjoy the canoe trip on the Touw River along the forests and observe the species-rich birdlife. After about 40 minutes, we continue on foot for about 2 km. The canyoning takes us to a beautiful waterfall and rock pool. Afterwards, we continue towards Knysna, where we can enjoy wonderful views.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 145 km/2 hours)

 Afrovibe Beach Lodge

Your highlights today: Explore Tsitsikamma National Park and optionally take the world's highest bungee jump

Today we drive to Tsitsikamma National Park. On the way there, we stop at Bloukrans Bridge, the highest bungee bridge in the world (216 meters). For the more adventurous among us, there is plenty of time to test our courage and jump into the depths. Watching the leashed bungee jumpers daringly hurl themselves off the bridge is an experience in itself. We spend lunch in Tsitsikamma National Park with its unique combination of indigenous forests and the beautiful Indian Ocean coastline. After we have had enough time to explore the park, we leave the Garden Route and drive to the land of the Big Five, Addo.

Breakfast

private transfer (approx. 320 km/4,5 hours)

Avoca River Cabins

Your highlights today: Discover elephants in Addo and go on a game drive in the game reserve

We spend this morning exploring the Addo Elephant National Park. We will take 2-3 hours to explore the 28,000-hectare national reserve with around 600 elephants and some Cape buffalo, lions, black rhinos, warthogs, zebras, elands, kudus, hartebeests and many other animals. After an exciting morning of game viewing, we head towards Kariega. There we will check into our accommodation and have another safari in the afternoon, where we will hopefully be lucky enough to spot some animals again.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Safari (approx.2-3 hours), private transfer (approx. 120 km/1,5 hours)

Kariega Main Lodge

Your highlight today: Experience the sunrise and sunset with the Big Five

 

It's time for a safari! Today it's "the early bird catches the worm". We set off in the morning on our first game drive to observe the wildlife in the Eastern Cape. Keep an eye out, because now is the best time to spot the Big Five: leopards, lions, buffalo, rhinos and elephants. After the morning game drive, we return to our lodge, where we can enjoy our free time before going on safari again in the afternoon. This time we can enjoy our drinks & snacks at sunset while watching the animals.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Safari (approx. 5-6 hours)

Kariega Main Lodge

Your highlight today: Go on safari one last time

After a last game drive together in the morning, we make our way back to Cape Town, but not before making a stop in the beautiful coastal town of Wilderness. There we check into our accommodation for the night and explore the surrounding area together,

Breakfast

Safari (approx. 2-3 hours), private transfer (approx. 450 km/6 hours)

Fairy Knowe Hotel

Your highlight today: Enjoy the diversity of Mossel Bay

After breakfast, we set off on our return journey to Cape Town. Our first stop is in Mossel Bay. There we take time to explore the beautiful beaches, hike along the cliffs on Cape St. Blaize Trai and visit the famous Diaz Museum Complex. The more adventurous can try a 10,000-foot tandem skydive or sandboarding on the longest dune in South Africa. We arrive back in Cape Town in the early evening, where we check into our accommodation and round off the evening in comfort.

Breakfast

Private transfer (approx. 450 km/4.5 hours)

Never @Home Hostel

Your highlight today: Enjoy one last day in Cape Town

Today we start our last day together. As we have the day at leisure, we have the opportunity to do whatever we like. Go out for a good meal, take a walk along the harbor, hike up Table Mountain or visit the stadium! Organize the day however you like! The main thing is to enjoy your last few hours in the south of Africa. If you need a little inspiration for your day, you can always ask your guide. He has great insider tips and knows the best spots! In the evening, we will take you to Cape Town airport, from where your journey home will begin!

Breakfast

  Private transfer (approx. 40 minutes)

If you book your flights separately, you can plan them flexibly.

We'd love to have you back for the next adventure!

Your Guide

Khotso is one of our great guides, but it is possible that another equally great guide will accompany you on your trip. Find out more about the possible guides for your trip on the website. In your TripLegend WhatsApp group, you will find out who your guide will be before the start of your trip and can even get in touch with him/her in advance.

Travel period

Accommodation

Never@Home

Overnight stays: 4 (1st , 2nd , 3rd and 11th day)

Location: Cape Town

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Outdoor pool, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, private bathroom, bed linen, air conditioning

You can start your day in the best way possible in this accommodation. In the morning you can revive yourself with a refreshing swim in the outdoor pool and then enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast in the kitchen to strengthen you for the day. In the evening you can spend a relaxing night in a freshly prepared bedroom.

Cape Agulhas Backpackers

Overnight stays: 1 (day 4)

Location: Struisbaai

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: outdoor pool, wifi, shower, bed linen, shared kitchen

In this accommodation you can start the morning perfectly, starting with a comfortable night in a freshly made bed, then in the morning a jump into the outdoor pool and after a delicious homemade breakfast in the kitchen you strengthen yourself for the day.v

Uthando Backpackers Lodge

Overnight stays: 1 (day 5)

Location: Oudtshoorn

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: WLAN, restaurant, bar, air conditioning, terrace

After a cave discovery tour you can look forward to a delicious dinner in the hotel's own restaurant. Afterwards, enjoy the sunset on the terrace.

Afrovibe Beach House

Overnight stays: 1 (Day 6)

Location: Sedgefield

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Outdoor pool, Wi-Fi, Beach, Bar, Private bathroom, TV

Not had enough white water adventure? No problem! At Afrovibe Lodge you have two options for diving into the water world. Jump in the outdoor pool of the hotel complex with a drink from the bar, for anyone who wants to go to the sea is also not far.

Avoca River Cabins

Overnight stays: 1 (day 7)

Location: Amakhala

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Outdoor pools, Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Private bathroom, Towels, Bed linen

After so much action during the day, at some point you just want to relax, so the Avoca River Cabins accommodation is the best option. In the hotel complex you can use the Wi-Fi of the accommodation to reach your family and friends at home and tell them about your event rich day.

Kariega Main Lodge

Overnight stays: 2 (8th and 9th day)

Location: Amakhala game reserve

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Restaurant, Bar, Wi-Fi, Swimming pool, Terrace, Private bathroom, Towels, Bed linen

Get up close to the wildlife of South Africa, discover the animals from your terrace and be inspired by the wonderful nature.

Fairy Knowe Hotel

Overnight stays: 1 (Day 10)

Location: Fairy Knowe Hotel

Room category: Standard room

Equipment: Terrace or balcony, Private bathroom, Towels, Bed linen, Coffee/tea maker, TV, Wi-Fi, Minibar, Fridge

Enjoy the view of the beautiful river right outside your window!

What makes our trips
so special

Important information

Do you offer trip cancellation insurance?

Should you not be able to fly for health reasons, there is a Travel cancellation insurancee.g. from HanseMerkur.

What is the minimum number of participants for the trip?

This trip has a minimum number of 8 guests. If this number is not reached 30 days before the scheduled date, TripLegend has the right to cancel the trip.

Can I arrive earlier or leave later?

You can individually plan a few days in advance or add a few days to all our trips, as it suits you best. Of course, we are also happy to give you tips for accommodation!

With whom do I share a double room?

By default, you will share a double room with a person of the same sex, but you are also welcome to book a single room.

What does your collaboration with local partners look like in concrete terms?

For us, supporting locals means working only with local guides, staying in local, family-run hotels, and eating at local restaurants. We often have a social/environmental cause that we incorporate into our trips (from volunteering at a wildlife rescue center in Namibia to the support of Buddhist monks in Nepal in their daily work or visiting a school in a Soviet ghost town in Kyrgyzstan and bringing soccer balls, books, pens, etc.).

General information

Please note that the itinerary, activities and hotels may be subject to change. These changes may occur without notice due to availability, inclement weather, seasonal changes or other circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure that this has little or no impact on your experience.

Your travel highlights

  • Tastings at 3 different wine farms
  • Canoeing in Wilderness National Park
  • Safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Visit to the Cape of Good Hope
  • Watching the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Visit the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas

Catering

  • 10x breakfast
  • 2x lunch
  • 2x dinner
Accommodation
(These or comparable accommodations)
  • 4 nights at Never@Home
  • 1 overnight stay at Cape Agulhas Backpackers
  • 1 overnight stay at the Uthando Backpackers Lodge
  • 1 overnight stay at Afrovibe Beach House
  • 1 overnight stay in the Avoca River Cabins
  • 2 nights at Kariega Game Reserve
  • 1 overnight stay at the Fairy Know Hotel

Transport

  • Transportation during the trip
  • Airport transfer on the day of arrival and departure

If the airport transfer is needed on another day, we can arrange it for you for an extra fee.

Other included services
  • English speaking guide
  • Detailed vaccination and packing list (PDF)
  • 110% CO2 offset for flight and travel
  • 1 tree planted per person
  • 24/7 WhatsApp support through TripLegend before and during the trip
Before the trip

On site

  • Meals not mentioned (plan for 200€)
  • Tips
    • Guides & Drivers: approx. 2-10%
    • Activity staff/housekeeping: approx. 3€
    • Restaurant/Cafes: 15%
    • Gas station employee: approx. 1€
    • Ranger: 3-6€ p.p. per game drive
  • Personal expenses
  • Airport transfer on another date

Optional activities (bookable on site):

On day 4 of your South Africa trip you have the option of either Diving in the shark cage or a Whale Watching Boat Trip (Attention: only from July to November). Please let us know before your trip if you want to book one of these activities. Please note that these activities take place at the same time and therefore only one of them can be selected.

Shark cage diving

Whale Watching

Bungee Jump (85€ p.p.)

Zip line adventure (45€ p.p.)

Africanyon adventure (55€ p.p.)

2h additional Addo Game Drive in open vehicle, early morning (35€ p.p.)

Extras (bookable in our store):

  • Extra night in a single room - on request
  • Extra night in a double room - on request
  • Early check-in - on request
You have the possibility to book your round trip both with and without included flight. If necessary, you can easily request your flights for the round trip via WhatsApp and we will send you a personal offer. All our selected flights are operated by renowned airlines. For a flight from/to Germany you can also book our "train to flight" offer.

German citizens do not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

In addition to the standard vaccinations according to the RKI, travel vaccinations against hepatitis A, and in case of long-term stay or special exposure also against hepatitis B, typhoid and rabies are recommended.

Please note that the itinerary, activities and hotels may be subject to change. These changes may occur without notice due to availability, inclement weather, seasonal changes or other circumstances beyond our control. We will always do our best to ensure that this has little or no impact on your experience.

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