While we have preferred hotels for this itinerary, as with all of our trips, we will customise this program to your preferences
PRICE TYPICALLY INCLUDES
Cape Town – Garden route: accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
Safari accommodation at Kwandwe on a fully inclusive basis
All lunches, including wine/beer
Private vehicle and qualified mountain walking/cultural guide for the duration of the trip
All walking permits per the itinerary
Wine tasting, park entry fees, activities per the itinerary
Selected dinners, including wine/beer
All walking and vehicle refreshments, water, tea/coffee
Personal water bottle and walking SWAG
PRICE TYPICALLY EXCLUDES
Activities not specified in itinerary
Some conservation activities at Kwandwe will attract an additional fee
We typically use 5* boutique hotels throughout this program
However, we have a delightful selection of 4* hotels and 5* guesthouses that can be substituted for some or all of the properties.
This program requires a moderate to good level of walking fitness
The fact that we include a hike each day, along with sightseeing and other adventures, means that participants will enjoy it best if they are used to be consistently active.
However, we can absolutely adapt the routes to offer easier walks and still maintain the flow of the program.
BEST MONTHS TO TRAVEL
This trip can be done year-round
However, Cape Town and the winelands experience their highest rainfall and coldest weather in July and August. Snow is possible on the higher mountains in August and September.
January through March are the hottest and driest months.
The Garden Route experiences rain year-round, but the driest months are typically June through September
December through March are the wettest and warmest months.
Kwandwe – the warmest and driest months fall between December and February. Most of the rain falls between March and October
June through August are the coldest months
YOU SHOULD KNOW
Kwandwe is located in the Eastern Cape, which is free of malaria
Given the length of some of the hikes, we recommend that this program is suitable for children 14 and over. We will adapt the routes for younger children, but will recommend a bespoke program for families with children under 8 years of age.
Since there is a chance of encountering dangerous game on the walking safaris, children under 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.
We cannot control the weather – this is an outdoor, nature based itinerary and indoor alternatives are limited. Come prepared to take on the elements if the weather is not playing fair.
TRANSFERS TO/FROM KWANDWE
The reserve is an easy 2 hour drive by road from Port Elizabeth or a private fixed wing air transfer can be arranged from either Plettenberg Bay or Port Elizabeth