What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
    12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 12 night's based on sharing twin rooms
    12 night's based on sharing twin rooms
  • All activities with a Flash Pack guide
    All activities with a Flash Pack guide
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Private minibus, safari jeep & airport pickup any time on day 1
    Private minibus, safari jeep & airport pickup any time on day 1

Animal lovers LISTEN UP, this is the holiday you’ve been waiting for. Forget holidays where the only thing wild is the dodgy nightlife, this is one nature-brimming adventure. We’re talking safaris in open top jeeps, wild animals roaming the stunning savannah and the chance to swim in Plettenberg Bay with super friendly seals (dolphins are so yesterday’s news). Whether you’re whale watching on its sparkling coastline or admiring a pride of lions on its grassy plains, there’s something for everyone in this amazingly diverse country. There’s blue lagoons to surf on, Table Mountain to abseil down and the beautiful Garden Route to explore, all with a side helping of remarkable history and luxury lodges. Sound like your cup of Rooibos? The penguins of Cape Town are waiting for you (on a white sandy beach it just so happens…)

  • Hike the heights of Table Mountain (and abseil down part of the way)
  • Meet the famous penguins of Boulder's Beach
  • Paddle board across the sparkling Cape Peninsula
  • Visit Robben Island and see the cell that held Nelson Mandela
  • Go vineyard hopping in Stellenbosch
  • Enjoy whale watching on the Hermanus coast
  • Swim with lively seals in Plettenberg Bay
  • Surf the shimmering waves of Knysna Lagoon
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge and enjoy open top game drives and bush walks
  • Go for drinks in Camps Bay


Day 1: New country, new friends, new adventure

Touch down in South Africa and prepare for one epic fortnight. Your transfer awaits to whisk you off to your hotel, where it’s time for you solo travellers to unite for a friendly meet and greet. You’ll also meet your guide who’ll be the source of all South African wisdom during your trip. All this jetsetting is hungry work, so at 19:00 enjoy a welcome waterfront dinner at a delicious local restaurant.


For any adrenaline junkies who fancy going face to face with some great whites, we offer optional shark cage diving a day before the adventure starts. Just remember to include this when you pay your deposit. The cost includes an airport transfer, one night in the Cape Town hotel and a very early start the following morning to find some great whites!

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Flash Pack group in South Africa

Meet your fellow flashpackers over drinks

The picturesque waterfront of Cape Town

The impressive backdrop of Table Mountain

Day 2: Bear Grylls eat your heart out

Conquering the flat-topped heights of Table Mountain is on today’s agenda, a hike worth every puff of breath when you see the incredible view of Cape Town and beyond. Take in that breath taking panorama, then harness up because we’re abseiling down a portion of the mountain. It’s an exhilarating, heart racing experience, but the horizon stretching views and amazing photos make it worth every leg tremble. Once you’re safely back to sea level (with help from the cable car), spend the evening enjoying the vibrant nightlife of Cape Town…you climbed a mountain today, go crazy.

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Abseiling Table Mountain in Cape Town

Fancy abseiling down Table Mountain?

Feel awesome abseiling down Table Mountain

The views across Cape Town are spectacular

Day 3: hang out with the penguins of Cape Town

Wake up feeling awesome, another day of exploring South Africa awaits. Today we’re embracing the ocean with a Cape Peninsula tour that kicks off with some stand up paddle boarding. Glide across the sparkly sea feeling like a pro, or if you can’t quite master it then falling into the shimmering waves really isn’t so bad. After some beachside lunch, it’s time to get friendly with some locals…and it just so happens that they’re PENGUINS. On a beach. No big deal. And we’re heading to a secluded beach to admire them in all the sandy glory of their natural habitat. Then after an awesome day of ocean views, enjoy a couple of beers on us at the super trendy hub of Camps Bay.


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Cape Town's rowdiest residents

The iconic Boulders Beach

Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Set sail across the Cape Peninsula

Paddle boarding in Cape Town

Paddle boarding in the sunshine

Paddle boarding in Cape Town

Search for the penguins on paddle boards

It's a bit warmer than Antarctica...

Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Get top tips from expert instructors

Soak up some rays on the friendly waterfront

Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Stop and admire those views

Important notes

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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