Hands on Conservation and Marine Life

Hands on Conservation and Marine Life

$895 (Per Adult)

$149 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration6 day(s)

LocationSouth Africa

Start PointGodwana Private Game Reserve

End PointCape Town or Port Elizabeth

AvailabilityMar 09 , 2020 to Mar 09 , 2023

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

This is a thrilling twist on the classic Garden Route tour. Join us for a unique conservation experience on a Big 5 Game Reserve and for fun and games at a dreamy seaside village. Over the course of 6 days, you will be immersed in wildlife management, learn pivotal bush skills and enjoy your time at the camp and on game drives. Your 5 star accommodation comes with comfortable tents elevated on platforms overlooking the valley. Your room has a twin or king bed, private bathroom and a deck area. There is a communal lounge with a dining room, kitchen, relaxed sitting area and a outdoor dining boma. You also have a pool and comfy hammocks. On this holiday with a difference, you will get a behind-the-scenes understanding of how conservation works, while still enjoying a relaxing holiday in nature. After your stay at Gondwana, you will continue your journey to St Francis Bay. A sunny seaside resort with the best surfing spots in Africa. Stay in a luxury sea-side villa. Learn to surf and explore the nearby Tsitsikamma National Park by canoe.

Package Includes

Food Accommodation Transportation

Package Excludes

Extra activities Flights Medical insurance Tipping Snacks

Activities

  • Camping
  • Diving
  • Landscape photography
  • Game drive
  • Culture

Places

  • Western Cape, South Africa
  • Garden Route, South Africa
  • Saint Francis Bay, South Africa

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • Only Wifi

Day-by-day Description

Day 1First Day on the Reserve

Activities Included

Game Walk Game drive Culture

Today you drive to Gondwana Private Game Reserve, a 4 hours' drive East from Cape Town. You can also book a transfer with us at an additional cost (depending on group size). Arrive on the reserve and familiarize yourself with the landscape. You will be staying in a tented camp, in a spacious and luxurious 5 star tented room. You will be staying here for 3 nights. Your tented room has a spacious private bathroom and a lovely viewing deck. Meet the conservationists with whom you will be working to manage the reserve. You will receive an introduction to the reserve and wildlife management, alien-plant management and anti-poaching. You will head out for your first game drive and/or game walk.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Gondwana Game Reserve, Herbertsdale, South Africa

Day 2Conservation Work

Activities Included

Culture

On your second day you will follow the conservationists on foot and by car on their job. This is an immersive opportunity where you get to actively participate in whatever needs doing on this day. It can be monitoring specific animals, anti-poaching efforts, collaring, removing alien flora, installing camera-traps or evaluating information. You will also learn useful bush survival skills today. In the evening you return to your tented camp for your dining experience.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Gondwana Game Reserve, Herbertsdale, South Africa

Day 3Conservation Work

Activities Included

Culture

Early in the morning you will set off for a second day together with the conservationists. Again, you will be working on whatever project is ongoing at the moment and you will deepen your knowledge about animal behavior, wildlife management, our ecological philosophy, anti-poaching and much more. Return to camp tonight for a sumptuous and well deserved meal.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Gondwana Game Reserve, Herbertsdale, South Africa

Day 4Continue to Tsitsikamma

Activities Included

Culture

In the early morning you will set off for your last exploration of the reserve. Return for breakfast and further discussions with our conservationists. Then, continue to Knysna, the quaint sea-side town, for lunch. Afterwards we drive to the exclusive and quaint little town of St Francis. Here we will check in to a luxurious villa and braai together.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

St Francis, South Africa

Day 5Full Day at Tsitsikamma National Park

Activities Included

Snorkeling Culture

Today is an action packed adventure. We will either snorkel or kayak in the Storm's River Gorge, inside Tsitsikamma National Park. A guided snorkeling trip begins with a briefing on the gear, fin techniques and snorkeling skills so that you won’t be out of your depth when you are in deep waters. This is followed by a guided snorkeling adventure around the breath-taking reefs at Storms River Mouth. Kayaking is offered as an alternative in summer. We will sleep at in St Francis at the villa tonight.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Tsitsikamma National Park, Unnamed, Pretoria, South Africa

Day 6Surf and head home

Activities Included

Surfing Culture

In the morning and after breakfast, we will go surfing. We return to the villa and pack up and leave. We will drive to Port Elizabeth Airport but can take you to Cape Town at a surcharge if you prefer (price depends on group size).

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

St Francis, South Africa

Offical Visa Regulations and Health Requirements

For personalized details on health and visa requirements please check the IATA travel centre here

https://www.iatatravelcentre.com
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$895 Duration: 6 day(s)

Children Not Allowed

Destination

South Africa