South Africa: Garden Route to Cape Town

October 29 - November 13, 2018


The world is a vast and wondrous place to explore. Africa is a large part of it with South Africa its largest country on the southern tip. The history of this country is one of many cultures starting with the indigenous tribes of the land through years of colonization by the Dutch and British resultling in years of aparthaid . In 1997 with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison after 27 years the country began the road to desegratation. Today it is still a country fighting for equality, with a high level of unemployment and poverty among both the white and black. However, the middle class has seen growth in both populations. Eleven languages are spoken within its borders with Afrikaans developed during the Dutch occupancy and spoken today by most black and white South Africans. English is used in public and commercial life. The country is also ranked sixth out of the world's seventeen megadiverse countries. From large animals, such as the elephant, to small fungi plants the country is has been actively working to perserve Nature and participates in the world's treaty: Convention on Biological Diversity.

This trip, sponsored by WomanTours, will take ten women and their guides through the southern part of the country along the coast and up into the mountain regions to explore the biodiversity of the land. To follow along, merely click on the links below:


October 29: Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa

October 30: Johannesburg

October 31: Johannesburg

November 1: Johannesburg

November 2: Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, South Africa

November 3: Addo Elephant National Park, Bike along the Garden Route from Port Elizabeth to Tsitsikamma National Park

November 4: Bike through Bloukrans River Valley to Robberg Nature Reserve; Overnight in Knysna

November 5: Garden Route to Lake District

November 6: Over Outeniqua Pass to Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn -- Ostrich Capital of the World

November 7: Schoemans Poort Gorge to Cango Caves

November 8: Montagu

November 9: Cogmannskloop Gorge to Breede River Valley and Stellenbosch

November 10: Jonkerskoek Nature Reserve to Cape Town

November 11: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Hout Bay and back to Cape Town

November 12: Table Mountain and Botanical Garden, Cape Town

November 13-14: Fly Home