Island Cruise and Big 5 Safari Tour in Port Elizabeth

Price from: R2995 per person

Duration: 11 hours

This one-day tour is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the city of Port Elizabeth that takes you on an epic Ocean and Big 5 Port Elizabeth safari. Explore Algoa Bay with an expert guide on a luxury-chartered vessel and voyage out to three nearby Islands with a visit to St Croix Island, home to the largest penguin breeding colony in the world. On this tour we have included some out-of-the-ordinary experiences to make your tour unique, such as visiting a local South African farm stall with traditional lunch. Explore the wonders of Addo Elephant National Park with a local tourist guide for an educational, malaria-free addo safari experience. Traveling with a qualified Addo elephant park guide means you'll get the best chance of spotting Addo elephant park animals along the rough paths of the park.

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Itinerary

Your ocean viewing safari begins with pick-up from your Port Elizabeth accommodation at 8:00 am, when you'll board an air-conditioned vehicle to greet your driver and guide.

Next, you'll be taken to Port Elizabeth Harbour where you will get a quick safety introduction before boarding the boat for your exciting marine wildlife viewing. (If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative activity, date or full refund)

On your epic ocean journey, your skipper will head along Algoa Bay towards the nearby Islands of St Croix. See one of the largest African penguin breeding colony and other marine wildlife like seal, dolphin, shark and whale. Be amazed at the incredible beauty and Alexandria Dune fields in the distance.

Your sea venture will come to an end after 12:00 pm where you'll be transported to a South African farm stall to break for a delicious lunch and shopping experience.

Next, continue to the check in gate for a quick break and photos before entering the park. Your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will drive through the park and stop for sightings. Animals that could be seen during the drive are elephant, buck, zebra, warthog, lion to name only a few. Keep a close lookout while driving past the bushes; animals love to camouflage themselves among the thickets!

Along the way your guide will take you to the lookout point for a stretch.

Then continue the safari journey, learning about the animals and area from your guide.

You will exit the park at around 18:00 pm to head back to your Port Elizabeth accommodation.

Location

Depart

Your Port Elizabeth accommodation or central arranged location.

Return

Your Port Elizabeth accommodation or central arranged location.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Lunch at a farm stall
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Game Drive in a closed vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned tour vehicle
  • All necessary transfers during the tour

NB: If the cruise is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative activity or full refund for the cruise portion of the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Services other than those specifically mentioned

What should I bring?

Pack: Scarf, Sunscreen, Hat, Beanie to cover your ears, Sunglasses, Warm jacket, Camera and spare memory card and Binocular.

What should I wear?

Dress: Suitable outdoor clothes and enclosed shoes recommended

How fit do I need to be?

Easy - small amount of walking is required

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