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Magnificent Cape Town, Escorted Garden Route Tour and Safari

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Discover the beauty of South Africa with this tailor made tour, including an Escorted/Guided tour of the Garden Route. You will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking coastal scenery that this amazing country has to offer. You will also see the famous “Big Five” in the third largest game reserve in South Africa. This tour will leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. (Please note that this tour departs on a Friday)

Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town

After your arrival into Cape Town International Airport, you will be greeted by your representative and transferred to your hotel where you will spend the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Day 2 – 4: At Leisure in Cape Town

You can explore the ‘Mother City’ at your leisure. There are various day tours available in Cape Town; below are a few suggestions (own account)

Some of the sites include the glorious vies of the famous V&A Waterfront, where you can enjoy the buzz of the working harbour, world class restaurants, shopping and so much more.

You can enjoy a 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.

Alternatively, you can take a full day tour of the Cape Winelands. This excursion takes in the tranquillity and beauty of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Throughout this tour you can experience the rich historical and cultural heritage while sampling wines of merit at local well known wine estates. Alternatively, you could take in the sights and sounds of Cape Town on a half day optional Cape Town City Tour. The ultimate ‘Mother City’ experience – designed to orientate you and give you insight into the magic of Cape Town.

Day 5: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn (Guided Tour of the Garden Route)

Today, you will be departing early in the morning to start your escorted Garden Route tour, and head towards Stellenbosch. Then continue on to the town of Montagu via one of the most scenic travel routes in South Africa ‘Route 62’. You will stop off at the beautiful village of Barrydale for tea (own account). The final leg of your first day will take you into Oudshoorn, which is affectionately known as the feather capital of the world, because of its large Ostrich industry.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn

Day 6: Oudtshoorn to Knysna

This morning, you will visit the spectacular underground wonder of the Cango Caves. Located in a limestone ridge, are some of the most stunning dripstone caverns, making the Cango Caves one of South Africa’s most amazing natural wonders. You will then continue via the stunning Outeniqua Pass, to the town of George, and then on to one of the most beautiful resorts in South Africa; Knysna which is the heart of the Garden Route. You will spend the remainder of the day at leisure. We suggest you visit the Millwood House Muesum which is home to artefacts of the history of the town. You can take also trip on a steam train or indulge in fresh Oysters straight from the lagoon.

Day 7: Knysna

Today you will cruise along the Knysna Lagoon, and then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Continuing on from the Nature Reserve, on to seeing the famous imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ that guards the entrance of Knysna’s tidal lagoon, marshes and immaculate beaches. After lunch, you will have the rest of the day at leisure to explore this beautiful town at your own leisure.

Day 8: Port Elizabeth

Today, your Magnificent Garden Route guided tour ends. You will be dropped off at Port Elizabeth and then transferred by road to the Kuzuko Lodge which is located on the Addo Elephant National Park.

Day 9 – 10: Kuzuko Game Lodge

Today morning and afternoon you will have the chance to enjoy an open vehicle safari and to see all of the beautiful animals at this lodge. Not only will you see the famous “Big Five” but also have a chance to see the world’s fastest feline the Leopard. You can enjoy the bush either by foot, or with an open vehicle, both giving you fantastic opportunities to take some memorable photos.

Day 11 Kuzuko Game Lodge to Port Elizabeth

This morning, you will have a final chance to see the animals, before being transferred back to Port Elizabeth for your onward flight

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We had a great time. Our lodge and game park were changed without us being informed in advance which was worrying as we only found out at final confirmation. Nevertheless, the alternative chosen was excellent, probably better than original. Reed Valley...

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Magnificent Cape Town, Escorted Garden Route Tour and Safari

magnificent cape town, escorted garden route tour and safari
  • Day 1Arrival in Cape Town
  • Day 2Cape Town
  • Day 3Cape Town
  • Day 4Cape Town
  • Day 5Cape Town to Outshoorn
  • Day 6Outshoorn to Knysna
  • Day 7Knysna
  • Day 8Port Elizabeth
  • Day 9Kuzuko Lodge Game Lodge
  • Day 10Kuzuko Lodge Game Lodge
  • Day 11Kuzuko Lodge Game Lodge to Port Elizabeth

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