Take an unforgettable trip to Cape Town and the famous Garden Route in South Africa and enjoy the Eastern Cape Safari during an 11-day tour which will take you to the most amazing sites in the country. There is no particular schedule for your first 3 nights which will be spent in Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’. You can wander off into the Winelands and sample some of the tastiest local wines, take a trip to Robben Island or discover the region with the Cape Town City Tour. The enchanting Garden Tour on Route 62 will begin after your stay at Cape Town. You will have three days to get to know the Ostrich capital of the world, over scenic pass to Knsyna, where you will be able to appreciate the beautiful flora and fauna. Putting an end to your special holiday is the Eastern Cape Safari where you will be able to observe the ‘Big Five’ (5 different ecosystems offering the most dramatic view) at the Kariega Game Reserve. The meal plan and accommodation will change according to the itinerary.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: cape town, South Africa
- Departs: cape town, South Africa
- Arrives: london
Wonders of Cape Town and Garden Route + Eastern Cape Safari
- Superior Tour - As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- whale watching, wine tasting and the 'Big five'
- Time to explore Cape Town at your leisure
- A true Garden of Eden on Route 62
This self-drive or escorted holiday adventure presents curious travellers with the best way to discover some of South Africa's most famous landmarks and exciting routes. Travellers on this tour will embark on a unique journey of discovery, taking in the Winelands, doing some whale-watching, going on the Garden Route and admiring the breathtaking views of the mountain scenery as they work their way down to one of the private game reserves in the Eastern Cape, where they will stay for a couple of days and get the chance to see the African Big 5.
This tour comprises 10 Nights exploring the Wonders of Cape Town and the Garden Route plus an Eastern Cape Safari on a Bed & Breakfast and Full Board basis (depending on the different hotels you will be staying at throughout the trip - detailed below) and including 8 days car hire for self-driven excursions and explorations during your leisure time.
Day 1 to 3 - 3 nights in Cape Town staying at the Protea President hotel (on Bed & Breakfast basis)
After arriving in Cape Town in the morning, you will be greeted by representatives at the airport and then transferred to your hotel where you will get to spend the rest of the day at your own leisure. During the first three days of your journey you will be spending your time as you desire, with plenty of free time available for independent sightseeing and strolling around Cape Town on your own.
Suggestions: Spend your leisure time discovering Cape Town, known as the “Mother City”. A perfect opportunity to visit the V&A Waterfront, where you can experience: spectacular views, the buzz of the working harbour, world class restaurants, shopping and so much more. There are various day tours available in Cape Town and we suggest spending one of your free three days by going on the full day Cape Peninsula Tour, where you will be driven along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. You will then stop at Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, and then travel through the naval port of Simon’s Town. Simon’s Town is situated on False Bay and is rich in history, character and atmosphere.
3 Nigths Garden Route
Day 4 - Oudsthoorn - staying at The Pearl Hotel (on Bed & Breakfast basis)
Departure from Cape Town today as you head towards "Route 62", one of the most beautiful travel routes in South Africa, as well as one of the least known and least travelled ones. Make your way off the beaten path via Robertson, to Montaque and passing towns like Barrydale and Calitzdorp, a Port Wine producing area.
Arrive in Oudtshoorn, affectionately known as the ‘feather capital’, because of its large ostrich farming industry. Here you can visit the Ostrich Capital of the world, visit an ostrich farm show and explore the Cango Caves; boasting a labyrinth of massive caverns and intertwining passages. These caves are considered one of the world’s great natural wonders.
Day 5 - Oudtshoorn to Kynsna - Knysna Hollow Boutique Hotel (on Bed & Breakfast basis)
Guests are based in the main lodge on arrival depending upon the time game drive takes place in the afternoon. There will be two game drives each day on days 8 and 9 and a morning game drive on day 10.
Day 10 - Depart from Kariega Game Reserve towards Mossell Bay ( staying Mossel Bay Lodge on Bed & Breakfast basis)
Day 11 - Depart Mossel Bay to Cape Town and onwards journey home to the UKToday you will get the chance to enjoy and take in the changing passing canvas as you make your way back to Cape Town International Airport, via the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass, which provides spectacular views of the Cape Peninsula, arriving at the airport in time for your return flight.
End of Tour
Should accommodation not be available we will offer a similar standard
We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday but did find the driving tiring - though very scenic. We would have appreciated another day in Cape Town and shorter drives. In particular the drive to Oudtshoorn and that from Kariega to Mossel Bay were long. We would pay more for a 2 week holiday with one or two...
Harold Potter reviewing Wonders of Cape Town and Garden Route + Eastern Cape Safari (13-Oct-2013)
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