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Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

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FROM ZAR 18,607

€ 1,286 • £ 1,139 • US$ 1,595 • R 18,607

* Rates based on today's exchange rate

Overview

Enjoy 4 nights in magnificent Cape Town, whilst exploring the world’s favourite city (according to TripAdvisor) and it is regularly voted the best place to live by The New York Times. Then spend 3 nights in the heart of the Garden Route based in Knysna, on the shores of a beautiful lagoon. No visit to South Africa is complete without the ultimate African adventure of a Big Five safari. End your journey in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, spending 3 nights on a Big Five safari at Lalibela Game Reserve.

11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS

Cape Town ~ Knysna ~ Eastern Cape Safari

Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you make your way to the car hire kiosk where you collect your travel documents & hire car. You drive towards the city and check into your hotel for a 4 night stay.


Days 1 - 5 Cape Town (4 nights)

Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.

Accommodation

Option 1: Cape Grace [+]

Option 2: Winchester Mansions [+]

Activities

Included: Cape Town - Hop-on-Hop-off City Tour [+]

Suggested: V&A Waterfront, Robben Island & Two Oceans Aquarium [+]

Suggested: Winelands [+]

Suggested: Cape Point [+]


Day 5 Cape Town to Knysna

You leave Cape Town behind and enjoy a scenic drive over the mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass, through the apple orchards of Grabouw and over undulating wheat fields to historic Swellendam. You continue through Wilderness and the Lakes District to reach Knysna. Check into your hotel for a 3 night stay.

Driving time: ± 5½ hours


Days 5 - 8 Knysna (3 nights)

Knysna is the perfect base for exploring the Garden Route. Set on the shores of the beautiful Knysna lagoon and surrounded by the Knysna Forest, which form part of the Garden Route National Park, Knysna is blessed with great scenic beauty. This quaint seaside town is brimming with quirky arty-crafty shops and markets. Find yourself in foodie-heaven – with superb fine dining restaurants, legendary Knysna oysters and bustling wholefood markets.

Accommodation

Option 1: Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa [+]

Option 2: Belvidere Manor [+]

Activities

Suggested: Knysna Lagoon & the village [+]

Suggested: Knysna and surrounding area wildlife [+]


Day 8 Knysna to Eastern Cape Safari

Drive along the coast and through the Tsitsikamma Forest, an indigenous primeval forest with towering ancient yellowwood trees, lush vegetation and deep gorges. Continue past Port Elizabeth to Eastern Cape safari country and check in at your game reserve for a 3 night safari.

Driving time: ± 4¼ hours (to Lalibela) / ± 5¼ (to Kwandwe)


Day 8 - 11 Eastern Cape Safari (3 nights)

Game viewing in the malaria-free Eastern Cape is excellent. The Eastern Cape straddles the meeting point of 5 distinct biomes, resulting in a breath-taking variety in animal and bird species. In addition, the carrying capacity of the vegetation in Eastern Cape game reserves is much higher than that of the Kruger area, so you will find a much higher concentration of animals. The region has some of the most luxurious safari lodges in the country, all seeking to offer discerning travellers the ultimate African adventure that harks back to the golden age of safaris. Enjoy morning and evening game drives with an experienced ranger.

Accommodation

Option 1: Kwandwe Game Reserve - Great Fish River Lodge [+]

Option 2: Lalibela Game Reserve - Tree Tops [+]

Activities

Included: Daily Safari Programme - Eastern Cape Safari [+]


Day 11 Departure

After brunch you are transferred to reception to collect your hire car. From here you make your way to the airport in Port Elizabeth to catch your flight back to Cape Town.

Driving time: ± 1 hour (from Lalibela) / ± 2 hours (from Kwandwe)

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Tailor-made Itinerary:

Remember, we tailor-make all our tours for each client, listening to your dreams and wishes and making optimum use of the time and budget you have available. As with all the sample itineraries on our website, the above tour is merely to give you an idea of what is possible. Destinations and activities can be added in, hotels can be substituted and self-drive programmes can be adapted to chauffeur-drive or a guided tour.

Contact us to begin planning your trip of a lifetime.


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Prices

Contact Us For A Quotation For Your Holiday - There Are Plenty Of Options And A Huge Variance In Rates!

  • These rates are meant as a guide only. Contact us for a personalised itinerary and full quotation.
  • All rates are subject to availability.
  • All rates are subject to seasonality.
  • Single supplements are often applicable but vary from hotel to hotel. Contact us for an accurate quotation if you require a single room.
  • Children often enjoy reduced rates if sharing with parents but conditions vary from hotel to hotel. Contact us for an accurate quotation if you are travelling with children.

Inclusions

THIS ITINERARY INCLUDES:

CAR HIRE:
11 days group B car hire with unlimited mileage & super cover insurance

CAPE TOWN:

  • 4 nights in Cape Town on a bed & breakfast basis:
    Option 1: Cape Grace in a Luxury room 
    Option 2: Winchester Mansions in a Classic room
  • "Topless Bus" city tour on a "Hop-on Hop-off" basis
  • Wine Tasting and lunch at a Cape wine estate

KNYSNA:

  • 3 nights in Knysna on a bed & breakfast basis:
    Option 1: Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa in a Standard room
    Option 2: Belvidere Manor in a Garden Classic Cottage
  • A cruise on board the "John Benn" ferry on the Knysna Lagoon

SAFARI:

  • 3 nights on safari (fully inclusive of all meals, all drinks, 3 morning game drives and 3 evening game drives):
    Option 1: Kwandwe Game Reserve’s Great Fish River Lodge
    Option 2: Lalibela Game Reserve’s Tree Tops Safari Lodge 

THIS ITINERARY EXCLUDES:

  • Contract fee, fuel, refundable fuel deposit and one way drop off fee for car hire
  • All meals where not specified
  • Tipping, items of a personal nature
  • Flights