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The Keep Smiling Cape Tour + 7 day (Adventure) Experience (plz)

7 Days Port Elizabeth – Tsitsikamma – Oudtshoorn – Cape Town + 7-day Experience

Pick up in Port Elizabeth and of to an Adventure Zone of the Garden Route. In the enchanted Tsitsikamma National Park, we hike through the forest or zip-line in the trees. In Oudtshoorn your journey takes you to the fantastical Cango Caves and Ostrich Show Farm. and then to Cape Town. During The Keep Smiling Cape Tour we firstly jump on a bicycle for a tour through Cape Town and surroundings – this way you will get to know your way around and see most of the famous sights in one fell swoop. You can’t reach Robben Island by bicycle so we’ll take you onto the ferry to the prison museum to give you an insight into the rough history of South Africa. You also get the opportunity to converse with an ex-prisoner.

For the 7-day experience you might choose a volunteer project with animals, with people (from children to the elderly – sick or healthy) or within nature conservation. You can also choose to pick up a skill like learning to climb mountains or becoming a game ranger as a 7-day adventure experience. It’s all about getting involved and getting to know South Africa’s land and people. All volunteer projects and experiences are ideal for groups of friends and families – provided they are all interested in the same 7-day experience. If you opt for the self-drive Smiley Face Tours can arrange a volunteer project or experience for one individual and couples.

The Keep Smiling Cape Tour + 7 day (Adventure) Experience includes:

– accommodation of choice x7 nights during the scheduled tour + 6x standard accommodation during the Volunteering or experience, breakfast x13, lunch x13, dinner x13, we pick you up and drop you off at the airport

– 1x Cape Town City Cycle tour, entrance to the Boulders Beach penguin colony, entrance to the Cape of Good Hope, 1x Robben Island tour, entrance to the Oudtshoorn Ostrich Show Farm, entrance to the Cango Caves, entrance to the Tsitsikamma National Park

– all transport and a guide during the scheduled tour.

Group size: from 4 persons

Your guide meets you at Port Elizabeth airport and transfers you down the coast to Tsitsikamma and the Adventure zone or your experience for your first night. The volunteering or (adventure) experience can be either before or after the scheduled tour, depending on where you want to do the experience. Please consult with Smiley Face Tours about your transfer to your (adventure) experience.

Adventure or relax and sit back while you take in the verdant splendour of the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma and then passing towns like Sedgefield and Knysna, on our way to the Oudshoorn.

Your tour continues down the coast to Oudtshoorn, home to the world’s largest ostrich population with a number of specialised ostrich breeding farms. We visit one of the farms where you get to stand on top of ostrich eggs (they won’t break!) and watch the ostrich handlers race each other. The Cango Caves is another exciting stop, it is situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the Swartberg mountains and filled with the finest dripstone caverns.

You haven’t lived if you haven’t seen the splendour of our Mother City: Cape Town. Abuzz with colour and alive with energy the city will caress you in its lovely embrace. Join us on the bicycle tour, a Smiley Face Tour favoured activity, from which you will see many famous landmarks. Follow us onto the ferry to the famous prison on Robben Island where the iconic Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life in a tiny jail cell. To lift your spirits after all the historically important lessons we take you to the pompous penguin colony at Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope.