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Garden Route & Route 62 eco-systems hiking experience (8 days):

HIGHLIGHTS:

Embark on an exciting coastal hiking experience in the Garden Route. Explore this marine rich coast and its unspoilt beaches in the company of an expert guide. Learn the habits of whales and dolphins. Enjoy the eco experience of this educational walkabout - highlighting the habits of the African Black Oystercatcher. Snorkel safely in rocky pools. Visit ancient caves, fish traps and Khoi-San Middens.

Tsitsikamma National Park - Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve is the southern Cape hiking paradise. Walking through extensive indigenous afromontane forest and mountain fynbos, seeing the river gorges and abundant rivers and streams continually remind us of the creative power of water and the origins of the word Tsitsikamma.

End the experience by hiking in the breathtaking Swartberg Mountains in the Little Karoo area.


DAY 1:

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens & Silvermine Nature Reserve half-day hike

DAY 2:
Scenic drive over Sir Lowry’s Pass into the Overberg area & the Garden Route

DAY 3:

Coastal hiking day along the beautiful Garden Route Coastline

DAY 4:

Beach and rocky shore coastal walk to historical site – enjoy swimming and snorkelling as well as a picnic lunch along the way before hiking further the afternoon.

DAY 5:
Final short stretch of coastal & rocky shore hiking day before relaxing at the fitness centre and spa in the afternoon

DAY 6:

Tsitsikamma National Park forest walk and the town of Knysna

DAY 7:

Outeniqua Pass & Swartberg Hiking trail. This magnificent mountain range stretches over 250 kilometres and separates the Little Karoo Valley from the much drier Great Karoo Semi-Desert.

DAY 8:

Morning short hike – drive via the scenic Route 62 back to Cape Town – stopping at some of the smaller villages for wine tasting & lunch

DAY 9:

Transfer to Cape Town airport - depending on time of departure additional activities can be organised in Cape Town such as visit to local Arts & Craft shops and galleries.

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Dyan, Nov 2010
Hi Ince,

I am back home and back at work. My visit to Cape Town was absolutely perfect. I did get to Robben Island on Saturday morning. Table Mountain cleared just after noon on Saturday so I made it up there, too. Stayed up there over 3 hours having a blast photographing the views and the plants. So beautiful!  Sunday morning a co-worker's mom took me to Blouberg beach to enjoy the views as well.

I will make sure that any of my co-workers making plans for a Cape Town adventure contact you for your assistance.

Thanks again for a great trip.
Dyan
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