Yolo: South Africa Discoverer (DCD)

Countries Visited: South Africa
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Camping
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Camping most nights with some hotel stays to start and throughout
  • Private transport to out-of-the-way places in order to keep your gear stowed and secure
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 14, avg 12.
    Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    Accommodations: Participation camping (7 nts), backpacker dorm (1 nt), simple hotel (1 nt).

    Highlights
    Track wildlife in Addo Elephant National Park, take in the dramatic scenery of the Wild Coast, hike in Tsitsikamma National Park, soak up the culture of Cape Town.

    Description
    Explore South Africas fascinating cultural diversity on this exciting journey through the "Rainbow Nation." Chase stunning views through Tsitsikamma National Park and track big game in Addo Elephant National Park. Led by a knowledgeable and dynamic CEO, journey across the southern coast in search of phenomenal wildlife and dramatic scenery. With an itinerary taking in the best of the coast, youll be talking about this ten-day adventure for a long, long time.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    10 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DurbanDay 1 Durban (1D)
    Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Miners Gumboot Dance
    Day 2ChintsaDay 2 Durban/Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
    South of Durban, travel to the Eastern Cape province, into the heartland of the Xhosa people, and on to Chintsa. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00-11.00 hours, 690km)
    Day 3ChintsaDay 3 Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
    There is lots to do around Chintsa. Learn how to surf, take a horseback ride, hike, or enjoy the beautiful 15km (9.3 mi) beach. Opt to join a guided game drive, enjoy an elephant encounter, or quad bike through the 4000 hectare game reserve. Embrace your adventurous side and cycle or jump on the bus to Mama Tofu's Xhosa village for an inspiring cultural experience. Visit the local craft brewery Emerald Vale to taste real home-brewed ale.
    Day 4Addo Elephant National ParkDay 4 Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Today, cross many unique valleys and continue on to the Addo Elephant National Park, a unique wildlife area. Enjoy a game drive in our touring vehicle. Listen to the wild sounds of Africa while enjoying a sundowner (cheers!) and sitting around the campfire at night. Included Activities: Addo Elephant National Park Game Drive Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 280km)
    Day 5Tsitsikamma National ParkDay 5 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend the next 2 nights camping in Tsitsikamma National Park. Optional activities in the area include hiking a portion of the Otter Trail or other short hiking trails along the coastline. Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 235km)
    Day 6Tsitsikamma National ParkDay 6 Tsitsikamma National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump. Included Activities: Tsitsikamma National Park Visit
    Day 7KnysnaDay 7 Tsitsikamma National Park/Knysna (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 100km)
    Day 8OudtshoornDay 8 Knysna/Oudtshoorn (1B, 1L, 1D)
    From Knysna, take a scenic drive to travel over the Outeniqua Mountains into the area known as Klein Karoo ("Little Karoo"), and make the quiet town of Oudtshoorn our base. Opt to explore the Cango caves or visit an ostrich farm. Included Activities: Knysna Heads Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 220km)
    Day 9Cape TownDay 9 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
    Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night. Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 450km)
    Day 10Cape TownDay 10 Cape Town (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    10/19/2017$1,399.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 12; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/04/2018$1,349.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 14; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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