11 Day – “The Fairest Cape” Tour

This tour is ideal for those who like to wine and dine, whilst filling their days visiting interesting places and sights around the Cape, such as Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point, Boulders – Penguins, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain, Robben Island, the world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. We also visit the Addo Elephant National Park, the semi dessert Klein Karoo and the beautiful Garden Route.

Minimum number of persons: 2

Size of group: Max 8

 

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Description

Dates – On Demand

Duration: – 10 Nights / 11 Days

Recommended add-on Tour: – 3 Nights – Kruger or 4 Nights – Victoria Falls

Meals:(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Various standards of accommodation are available on a tour to South Africa

* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.


Day 1:

Your guide will meet you upon arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, where he / she will transfer you to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Marine (D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star


Day 2:

After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you can enjoy an interesting city tour of Mandela Bay before departing for the renowned Addo Elephant National Park, which is the only park in the world that boast with the “Big 7”, namely – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Whale and the Great White Shark. Dinner will be served as a traditional “potjie” cooked by your guide – good luck. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Addo Elephant National Park (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Addo Elephant


Day 3:

Another day to relax in the African bush and to continue with your search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Dinner will be a traditional “braai” – barbeque prepared by your guide. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Addo Elephant National Park (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Optional activities:
Sunset or evening open vehicle safari with a park ranger.


Day 4:

Travel along the “Garden Route” towards Knysna, visit the “Big Tree”, the Storms river mouth suspension bridge in the Tsitsikamma National Park and Bloukrans. Lunch on route and dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant. Overnight in Knysna.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Knysna Lagoon


Day 5:

Morning at leisure – time to relax and enjoy what Knysna has to offer, this is a good place to do some shopping. This afternoon we take the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a 4 x 4 trailer-ride tour and hike through the reserve. Evening of leisure. Overnight in Knysna.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 6:

Travel via the “Outeniqua Pass” to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo (semi desert area), a 60km drive that reflects the great diversities of nature South Africa has to offer. Visit Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm for lunch, also learn everything and more than you might want to know about ostriches. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Accommodation: Queens Hotel (B & L) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star


Cango Caves


Day 7:

Drive to Cape Town via Riversdale, Swellendam and Hermanus in the whaling season, as Hermanus is known to have “the best land based whale watching in the world”. The rest of the year we will travel along the scenic “Route 62”. Optional and weather permitting – we take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: V & A City Lodge (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 8:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Boulders – Penguins. Have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Simonstown. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: V & A City Lodge (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star



Day 9:

A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: V & A City Lodge (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 10:

Explore the stunning scenery of the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, with a couple of wine tastings and a cellar tour at various estates, also visit the quaint historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Dinner at Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: V & A City Lodge (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star



Day 11:

Morning at leisure. Time for last minute shopping and lunch at the V & A Waterfront, weather permitting an optional helicopter flight over the Cape Peninsula. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport to catch your flight home.

Accommodation: (B)

OR

Recommended – Kruger Add-on Tour:

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport in order for you to catch your flight to Johannesburg. Your guide will meet you on arrival at O R Tambo International Airport. Travel via Middelburg, Lydenburg and “Robbers Pass” to Hazyview situated in the province of Mpumalanga.Visit the old gold rush town of Pilgrim’s Rest a museum in its entirety. Depending on availability – Enjoy some African culture with singing, dancing and dinner at Shangana, a traditional Shangaan village, meet the chief with his 3 wives and 36 children. Overnight in Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Lodge (D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star



Day 12:

Travel the “Panorama Route” of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, admire the natural beauty of God’s Window, Bourke`s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third deepest canyon in the world. Then it is off to the world-renowned Kruger National Park (KNP), enter the park through Orpen Gate. Enjoy the rest of the day in the KNP. Overnight in the KNP.

Accommodation: Satara Camp (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star



Day 13:

Another full day in the KNP in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Travel to the southern section of the KNP. Dinner will be served as a traditional “braai” – barbeque, prepared by your guide. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Lower Sabie Camp (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Other included activities:
Evening or sunset open vehicle game drive / safari with the parks ranger.



Day 14:

Return to Johannesburg the commercial hub of South Africa. Township tour of Soweto – reflect on the “Apartheid” era of South Africa’s history. There will also be time for last minute shopping before your departure.

Accommodation: (B)



Included:

Accommodation (3-4*), transport, guide, meals as indicated, porter-age where available, conservation fees and all entrance fees as per itinerary.

Excluded:

Air tickets, passport and visa fees, airport tax, insurance, phone calls, facsimiles, beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature and excess baggage.

 
 

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