This fully escorted small group tour takes in many of Cape Town’s renowned highlights, from its lively multi-cultural city centre to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, with a stop en route to see the penguins at Boulders Beach. You also spend a full day exploring the Cape Winelands. The tour leaves Cape Town and meanders along the iconic Route 62, with its quaint charming Karoo towns where time has stood still, before reaching the heart of the Garden Route. Explore Knysna, the Plettenburg area, Tsitsikamma National Park and Addo Elephant Park. The tour ends in Port Elizabeth, which gives you the opportunity to extend your trip with a safari in either the Eastern Cape or transferring north to the Kruger area. You stay in small 4-star hotels and lodges throughout, with many meals included. The tour departs on a weekly basis with a minimum of two people and maximum of 14.
Depart from the UK on overnight flight to Cape Town.
Monday - Cape Town
On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Radisson Blu Hotel in the V&A Waterfront for a 3-night stay with breakfast.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of Cape Town starting at the modern shopping malls of the V&A Waterfront, then into the heart of the city which is filled with historical buildings, modern high-rises, even a castle, all thrown together with the hustle and bustle of city dwellers and street vendors.
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Waterfront
Tuesday - Cape Peninsula
Spend a full day exploring the Cape Peninsula. You head down to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, via trendy, along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive and into the southern suburbs where you find historic coastal villages and a penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Wednesday - Winelands
Finally the wine! Enjoy a picturesque drive into the heart of the Cape Winelands through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Stop for wine tastings and lunch (own account), visiting the towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Thursday - Route 62 & Oudtshoorn
After breakfast depart for Route 62, effectively the back road to the Garden Route. First stop the quaint town of Barrydale for lunch (own account) before going onto Oudtshoorn, which was once the ‘feather capital’ of the world.
Take a guided tour of a working ostrich farm and then check in at De Opstal Country Lodge in the late afternoon for 1 night stay in a standard room with breakfast and dinner included.
Accommodation: De Opstal Country Lodge
Friday - Knysna
The first stop of the day will be the Cango Caves before heading to the lagoon side town of Knysna for a cruise to the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). The day ends at one of our favourite lodges, Hog Hollow in a suite with breakfast and dinner on both nights.
Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Visit the largest free-flight Avery at Birds of Eden. There is an optional whale and dolphin boat experience (weather & time permitting) before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Sunday - Tsitsikamma National Park + Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Explore the Tsitsikamma National Park, first taking a walk on the suspension bridge that takes you across the Storms River mouth gorge, where there are incredible views and photo opportunities. The tour will end this afternoon at Port Elizabeth Airport.
You will be met and transferred by private vehicle to Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Stay 3 nights at the Edwardian Manor House, Longlee Manor with all meals and 2 game activities per day included.
Accommodation: Shamwari Game Reserve
Wednesday - final game drive & transfer to Port Elizabeth
Enjoy a morning activity before your transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for return flight via Johannesburg to the United Kingdom
Pricing Information & Dates
11 day tour, from £2900 - £3550 per person
01 Jan 2017
31 Jan 2017
01 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
• Return flights from London Heathrow
• Airport taxes
• Services of guide and vehicle with specified touring
• Accommodation with meals as specified.
• Items of a personal nature
• Additional tours and transfers where not mentioned.
• Weekly departures are available departing the UK on a Sunday, and will depart with a minimum
of 2 persons and maximum of 14.
• Supplements apply in peak seasons, school holidays etc.
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