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“A wonderful week traveling along the Garden Route”
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Cape Xtreme
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Owner description: CapeXtreme Adventure Tours and Cape to Addo Safari's has been operating quality scheduled and private tours since 2006 and is the first and original operators of the Cape to Addo route. We offer unique week and weekend Garden Route tours with guaranteed departures, as well as day tours and packages throughout Cape Town, the Garden Route and Kruger NP.
Reviewed 8 February 2014

My husband and I, both seniors, opted for this budget safari even though the company warned us that our traveling companions would much younger than us and that the tour was geared to a younger age bracket. We took the 7 day Cape to Addo tour in January 2014 and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our driver and guide Nico picked us in Hermanus where we were staying with friends and we then met our traveling companions. They hailed from Argentina, Brazil, the UK and the Netherlands, and we all enjoyed one another's company throughout the entire trip. We spent 7 interesting and adventure filled days together. The program was varied, balanced, and interesting. We watched our companions bungee jump from the Bloukrans bridge, joined them zip lining, hiking, and swimming in some of the beautiful beaches where we stopped along the way. The itinerary followed the Garden Route and included visits to many natural wonders, such as the Cango Caves. Our trip culminated in the visit of Addo Elephant Park where we took an early morning game drive with a park ranger during which we saw lions, tens of elephants, jackals, zebras, etc, followed by another drive with Nico who took us to another section of the park where we saw many more wild animals. The accommodations where we spent the nights were all comfortable, clean, and well situated. The guest house at Sedgefield was located near the beautiful Myoli beach where the owner of the company Gavin, and Nico our guide drove us before dinner, for a memorable swim in the sunset. Everything about this trip was enjoyable and Nico spent a lot of energy to insure that everyone was comfortable and had a good time. His efforts were successful. It was a wonderful trip.

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JimmyA661, General Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2014

Hi Vagabonde401,

Thank you for your positive review of Cape to Addo Safaris.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every minute of the tour even though you considered yourselves "seniors"! The tour is generally considered to be geared towards the youth travel market, but we do strive to make sure that whoever is on our tour enjoys themselves and is made to feel included in the tour group.
We will be sure to pass on the great feeedback to our tour guide too.

We look forward being able to offer the same service with a smile to you and your family/friends when next you find yourself in South Africa!
Kind regards,
James - Cape to Addo Safaris

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I would recommend to do that tour with lourens. It was an amazing trip with a really interesting guide.

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JimmyA661, General Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2014

Hi Jo,

We would like to thank you for your Tripadvisor review of Cape to Addo Safaris.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed it, and especially the tour guide. We will be sure to pass on the kind words to Lourens.
Kind Regards,
James - Cape to Addo Safaris

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

All I have to say is Jimmy (James)! That may sound strange, but this tour guide and driver is a true gem to have around. Very knowledgeable, patient, insightful and funny character. We booked (Rather late, as usual with my family) for a wine tour of the Winelands region of Western Cape, and gladly my endless search directed me Revel who went out of their way to accomodate my large party on a one day notice of intention to partake on a tour.

The tour took us to Paarl, stellenbosh and Franschoek regions to some fantastic wine tasting venues (Not the commercially known wineries, but some true hidden gems of the region) for some vino tasting and interesting pairings with not only food but chocolates and cheeses (Try the Marble cheese from Fairview).

Jimmy Took us off the beaten track for some insightful and knowledgeable tastings and visiting, even going as far as taking us to see the prison from which the Great Madiba was released from (not Robben Island for all you self appointed Mandela fundis out there), which was off the tour route but worth the visit, and even at a stage assisting on one of the wineries to provide us with information on the wines being served (yes by him as well), to which i might add was delightful and surprising and he kept all in a familiar tone and funny.
Revel went out of the way to provide us with a modified rate to accomodate us and not just sticking to the price is this take it or leave policy that some other operators stick to. I recommend you give these chaps a call to book you next tour. I am definitely putting these guys on my speed dial to kill off some items of my bucket list. (Do read the funny captions on the back of their tour buses - Hilarious)

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Martin Hitge picked us up at our hotel in Capetown on a Sunday morning and we soon got acquainted with a group of delightful traveling companions from Austalia, Brazil and the UK. We were in for a fascinating and varied travel experience. Our first stop was Hermanus, the world's whale watching capitol. We then visited Cape Agulhas, Africa's southernmost point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Monday's highlight was a visit to the Cango Caves near Oudtshorn, South Africa's ostrich center. That evening we were treated to ostrich steaks from a local ranch. They were delicious, like eating a very tender beef steak. Other highlights included a stop at the Bloukrans Bridge, where some of the younger members of our party partook in the world's highest bungie jump. A hike along the coast in Tsitsikamma National Park on a rainy morning provided spectaucular views of a rugged coast, a chance to see many wildflowers and rock hyrax, the closet living relative of elephants. Game drives in Addo Elephant National Park provided an opportunity to see large herds of buffalo and elephants as well as zebra, kudo, warthogs, jackals and other animals. A special treat was a stop at Botlierskop Farms where we had the opportunity to walk with Mufasa and Lyla, a pair of young, very well trained lions. We could even pet Lyla on the rump. Our accomodations were backpacker lodges. They were simple but clean and comfortable. Martin, it was a great trip. We would do it again. Many many thanks.

Bill and Pat Ciesla
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

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JimmyA661, General Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2014

Hi Bill and Pat,

We would just like to thank you for taking the time to review our Cape to Addo tour.
Sounds like you had the perfect trip (besides the weather down @ Tsitsikamma NP), with a mix of nature, adventure, scenery and of course the South African lekker local culture!
We look forward to being able to show you and your family/friends as good a time down here in sunny South Africa as you had!
Kind regards,
James - Cape to Addo Safaris

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Reviewed 17 December 2013

A highly recommended tour and our tour guide Lourens made sure that the experience was memorable. Informative and accommodating throughout, he joined in some activities like Bungee jumping , zip wiring and para-gliding and showed he was as thrilled as the rest of us at the experience. We were part of an interesting mix of people - all ages and nationalities and we gelled and had great times. The Safari,Walking with Lions and other wildlife experiences were truly awe inspiring!!! Photography enthusiasts will be in their element.
Varied accomodation was good and the food was excellent - some of it cooked by Lourens - some exotic meats on the braai! A wonderful trip. Thank you.

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JimmyA661, Public Relations Manager at Cape Xtreme, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2014

Hi Dianned244,

Thank you for reviewing Cape to Addo Safaris, we appreciate you taking time out to review our organisation. It is always great to hear great feedback like this from our tours!
We will pass on the kind words to Lourens as well.

Thanks again!
Cape to Addo team

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