South Africa Green Hunt
Been There? Done That? Why not combine the thrill of a Great White Shark Cage Dive with the true African Safari - The Green Hunt. Cage dive or snorkel off the coast of South Africa's Cape country (Cape Town lodgings) then move to Port Elizabeth for your Green Hunt. Here ...Read Full Description
- Cape Town, South Africa; Port Elizabeth, South Africa
- Trip Length:
- 16 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Infants (under 2)
Adults (25 - 29)
Mancation, Spiritual Journey, Summer Vacation
Detailed Trip Description
Been There? Done That? Why not combine the thrill of a Great White Shark Cage Dive with the true African Safari - The Green Hunt. Cage dive or snorkel off the coast of South Africa's Cape country (Cape Town lodgings) then move to Port Elizabeth for your Green Hunt. Here you will spend 10 days in comfort while using a dart gun to knock down game to be scientifically inspected and tagged. Imagine your picture with a Rhino or Elephant!
Day 1 - Cape Town
Meet and greet on arrival at CPT Airport and private transfer to Waterfront Hotel.
Meet and greet on arrival at CPT Airport and private transfer to Waterfront Hotel. Currently the Commodore Hotel http://www.legacyhotels.co.za/content.aspx?h=2 if available. Otherwise a comparable quality waterfront hotel will be substituted on your approval.
Standard Rooms Dbl BB
Day 2 - Cape Town
Commodore Hotel base for Day Tours
Scheduled Full Day Winelands Tour from your base at the Commodore Hotel in Cape Town. Visit the Cape Winelands with its backdrop of majestic mountains, lush valleys, quaint villages and scenic vineyards.
-Stellenbosch, tree lined streets, historical architecture, alfresco cafés and good shopping
-Franschhoek Valley with its endless mountain vistas
-Paarl – “the pearl of the Cape” – home to the Afrikaans language
-Cape Dutch architecture – visit the acclaimed Boschendal Manor House
-Wine tasting on some of the finest Cape Wine Estates
Add-on options for private tours:
Horse riding in the vineyards, hot air ballooning, helicopter transfer to the winelands,long leisurely lunch at one of the Cape’s top restaurants, pamper yourself with a spa visit.
Day 3 - Cape Town
The Golf Course The Steenberg Golf Club is an exclusive, private golf club set in idyllic surroundings.
Private Full Day Vehicle & Guide
*Golf at Steenberg Golf Estate Including Green Fees
Including 1 x Caddy
*You can substitute other tours for those non-Golfers selecting this package.
The Golf Course
The Steenberg Golf Club is an exclusive, private golf club set in idyllic surroundings.
The course attracts golfers seeking a total golfing experience. Known for its hybrid plan, it offers traditionalists the opportunity to “bump and run” (a rare shot in South Africa) in the rough around the greens, and to meet the challenges of strategically placed sand pits and waterways.
The par-three, not-so-short 14th hole, features the largest green in Africa at 76 meters in length; indigenous shrubs guard the green and the mound has been shaped to echo the distinctive mountain range behind. Steenberg has always been named as one of the best conditioned courses in South Africa Golf Digest’s annual Top 100, consistent in its improvement each year.
The 18 hole course was designed to make full use of natural features and hazards such as the vineyards, pine forest and gentle waterways. Its environmental diversity gives the course its unique character.
The Steenberg Golf Club is open to the public, but priority and special green fee rates are given to hotel guests and members.
The well-designed and refurbished clubhouse has seen many golfers enjoying the 19th hole.
Return Commodore Hotel BB
Day 4 - Cape Town
Scheduled Full Day White Shark Gage Diving Including Light Brunch & Snacks
Today you are collected from the Commodore Hotel between 04h00 and 05h00 for your scheduled full day White Shark Gage Diving Tour. Including light brunch and snacks.
Itinerary for White Shark Gage Diving:
1.Enjoy a two-hour scenic drive to Gansbaai.
2.Have a nice breakfast and fresh coffee at our lodge
3.As we reach Kleinbaai harbour the dive master of the day gives you briefing on cage and general emergency procedures.
4.You climb on board. If rainy weather each person is issued with a waterproof jacket.
5.Boat leaves at about 8:00. Depending on the tide the time might fluctuate but we will let you know. It takes about 20 minutes to get to our spot!
6.Within minutes we are ploughing out of the harbour and heading five nautical miles out to sea on our quest for Great Whites.
7.We make our way around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, which boasts A large Cape Fur Seal colony.
8.The time has come to throw anchor.
9.We chum and wait…
10.When the first sharks arrive, we lower the cages into the water…
11.You climb in and….ADRENALIN!
12.We throw bait into the water to keep the sharks around the boats and cage.
13.Lunch, snacks and drinks served on board Shark Team.
14.Depending on how many sharks we see, the boat returns to shore after 3 – 4 hours.
15.Over Tea & Scones you can view your day at sea, should a video-grapher have been on board. A certificate is issued to those who dared the cages!
16.The exhausted, exhilarated divers and viewers return to Cape Town all in one piece…
A spirit of adventure!!!
We also have an exciting range of Shark-Merchandise for sale at our lodge, as well as underwater camera’s. You would also get the opportunity to buy a DVD of your day at sea – just confirm upon booking should you want a video-grapher on board.
Overnight stay at the Commodore Hotel Hotel.
Basis: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5 - On the Plane
Scheduled transfer from Hotel to CPT Airport
Fly Cape Town to Port Elizabeth Depart 12h25 - Arrive 13h40
John X Safaris Team meet you at PLZ Airport 1 Professional Hunter
Arrive 4-5 Star Accommodation at Lalibela Safari Lodge Full Inclusion
Day 6 - Port Elizabeth
Enjoy your African safari in a malaria-free game reserve in South Africa.
Our location in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa makes us a perfect extension to the Garden Route and Cape Town. Cape Town and Port Elizabeth airports allow visitors to South Africa to save precious holiday time - many of our guests fly into Cape Town, drive along the Garden Route and end with a safari at Lalibela. Check out time at Lalibela allows for guests to fly out of Port Elizabeth and connect with international flights from either Cape Town or Johannesburg, which depart in the evenings.
The popularity of doing a safari in the Eastern Cape has grown and this is borne out by the fact that our region boasts a variety of safari products such as Addo Elephant National Park, Shamwari, Kwandwe, Gorah, Kariega, Amakhala and, of course, Lalibela.
Increasingly, people are choosing to have their safari in a malaria-free area. The Eastern Cape is malaria-free, which means that your safari at Lalibela can be enjoyed without having to take any anti-malaria medication. Enjoy your African safari in a malaria-free game reserve in South Africa.
Spend your nights in Comfort at the lodge
Day 7-11 - Port Elizabeth
Green Hunt for White Rhino
GREEN HUNTING THE BIG FIVE
Hunters and conservationists are now on the same side of the fence. Pioneered in South Africa, "green hunting" is fast winning the favour of traditional hunters, who see it as a chance to enjoy their sport while contributing to conservation.
Green hunting - or dart safaris - offer a unique synergy between sport hunting and conservation, allowing trophy wildlife to be shot and wildlife research and management to be conducted at the same time.
Day 12-15 - Port Elizabeth
Green Hunt for Elephant or add in a traditional Plains hunt
Dart an Elephant or if you are a traditional hunter, you can add in a Private Reserve traditional hunt for plains game.
Day 16 - On the Plane
John X Safaris Team transfer you to PLZ Airport
Fly Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg Depart 12h20 - Arrive 14h05
Wing your way home with the memories of a lifetime!
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