Additional Trip Information
Arrival & Departures
Please plan on arriving early on the day of your trip departure (or, to be safe, at least one day prior to your trip departure). Day one of your itinerary starts at Cape Town International Airport depending on your arrival time. Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Faro Airport or your Faro hotel.
Easy to moderate hiking, mostly short and on flat terrain. The Lion’s Head hike is a bit more challenging though and does include a short ladder to climb, then a series of handholds with chains to climb up – but it’s a ‘fairly easy climb’ (and there is another path that avoids the climb altogether). Biking:
One shorter ride and one 20-kilometer, mainly off-road, path. The second ride can be adapted to suit all levels of experience and fitness Horseback Riding:
Options for both experienced and inexperienced riders Options at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve:
Included: Guided Walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks. Nature, marine & coastal drives and walks including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching especially during July – December). Bird-watching. Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks, transfers to/from all activities and conservation levy. For an additional fee: Spa Treatments, whale watching boat trips, boat trips to Dyer Island, Shark Cage Diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking, kayaking, wine tours. Options at Sabi River Sun Resort:
Golf or various adventure activities, such as: full-day, morning, or afternoon tours of Kruger National park. Two-hour quad-bike ride, half-day river rafting, half-day repelling, or skyway trail canopy tour. You can also experience Graskop Gorge Lift, where an elevator takes you 51M down into the gorge, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges meander along a 600M trail through the indigenous forest. Discovery:
Search for the Big Five, on game drives in Kruger National Park, keeping an eye out for the many smaller creatures that live there too, including over 500 bird and 100 reptile species. Take in the view of Cape Town from atop Table Mountain. Shop local handicrafts in a market from 1696. Witness the cell that kept Nelson Mandela captive for 18 years. Understand the apartheid-era history of South Africa, how it affected peoples of color and what measures are being taken to rectify the population’s still-evolving economic divides. View penguins and playful seals from a kayak. Enjoy a ‘bike safari’ through a reserve filled with zebra, baboons, ostrich, antelope, abundant birdlife, and even lynx! Hike to the Cape of Good Hope. Bike the vineyards of the Stellenbosch region and, naturally, sample their world-renown local wines. Experience the ‘Little Five’ (smaller creatures that are critical to the local environment) in a nature reserve, then head to the coastline to see if you can spot any of the Marine Big Five. Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price. Included in the Trip Price
Not Included in the Trip Price
- Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
- All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions.
- Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
- Any necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
- Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
- Austin Adventures T-shirt, luggage tags and luggage service.
- Pre-departure and packing information.
- Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
- Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
- Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
- Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
- Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
- All types of personal insurance.
- Personal expenses.
After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.