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T2: Safari, Garden Route & Cape Town

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T2: Safari, Garden Route & Cape Town

This trip offers great game viewing and the chance to road trip from Port Elizabeth down to Cape Town or v.v. Taking in all the sights along the way at your own pace. • Big 5 Safari experience in a malaria-free area. • Time at leisure to discover the natural beauty of the Western Cape’s coastal region. Be amazed at the accessibility of experiences like whale or dolphin watching, shark cage diving, hikes through indigenous forests or walks among the capes fynbos vegetation. • See the sights of Cape Town, sneak in a wine estate or two and finish off with an indulgent meal at a top restaurant.

DAY 1

Port Elizabeth

Flight into Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth was established to accommodate British settlers who were bought out on a government sponsored programme to provide a buffer between the warring Cape Dutch and the Xhosa. The little port grew from there and today it is the gateway to the Garden Route, as well as the Eastern Cape’s game reserves and beaches. Read more

Kelway Hotel
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DAY 2

Amakala Private Game Reserve

1.5 Hour drive to Amakala Private Game Reserve. Hillsnek Safari’s is an intimate family-run lodge, set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking vista of rolling African plains. Located in the Amakhala Game Reserve, it offers a malaria-free safari experience.

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DAY 3

Amahala Private Game Reserve

Morning and evening game drives are in open Land Rovers through the Amakhala Game Reserve offering Big 5 game viewing. It is also possible to explore the reserve on a boat cruise up the Bushman’s River or on guided walks.

Hillsnek Private Game Lodge
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DAY 4

Knysna, Garden Route

3.5 Hour drive to Knysna. The Knysna Rex Hotel is a modern town-centre hotel is 2 blocks from the Waterfront Knysna Quays

Knysna Rex Hotel
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DAY 5

Knysna, Garden Route

Knysna is the center of the Garden Route region, a lush 200km stretch of coastal plain which is sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Knysna was established around beautiful indigenous forests and a gorgeous lagoon. Visit the privately-owned Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible by ferry only. Read more

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DAY 6

Knysna, Garden Route

Explore the Garden Route venturing as far as Storms River Mouth Nature Reserve. This, "the place of much water", is the Tsitsikamma Section of the Garden Route National Park. The heartland of the park stretches some 5km to sea, protecting a wonderland of inter-tidal life, reef and deep-sea fish. Dolphins frolic in the breakers, surfing and playing for the sheer joy of life, and the gentle giant of the ocean, the southern right whale visits here, coming inshore to breed. Read more

Knysna Rex Hotel
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DAY 7

Hermanus

4.5 Hour drive to Hermanus. Enjoy expansive views from your private balcony or patio at On The Cliffs Guest House, which gets its name from its location above the Atlantic Ocean.

On The Cliffs Guest House
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DAY 8

Hermanus

Established around an old whaling harbour in the 1800's Hermanus is now world famous as a whale watching destination. It is a beautiful destination with views of Walker Bay, fynbos filled mountains and gorgeous lagoons. It offers outdoor activities, restaurants, shops and wine tasting. historical sites. stablished around an old whaling harbour in the 1800's Hermanus is now world famous as a whale watching destination. It is a beautiful destination with views of Walker Bay, fynbos filled mountains and gorgeous lagoons. It offers outdoor activities, restaurants, shops and wine tasting. historical sites. Read more

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DAY 9

Cape Town

2 Hour scenic drive to Cape Town. Acorn House is an elegant guesthouse in one of Cape Town’s prime residential suburbs on the foot of Table Mountain.

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DAY 10

Cape Town

Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens and Groot Constantia Wine Estate. On the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcases some of the Cape’s rich flora. Taking centre stage here is the unique ‘fynbos’ vegetation, including the beautiful Proteas.

Brenwin Guest House
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DAY 11

Cape Town

Take a boat trip to Robben Island, an icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela's imprisonment here. This notorious prison is located seven kilometres off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay.

Brenwin Guest House
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DAY 12

Cape Town

Take a tour of the Cape Peninsula taking in Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve and The Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. Chapman's Peak Drive is a 9km route, which skirts the rocky coastline between Noordhoek and Hout Bay, offering stunning 180° views of these coastal villages. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. apartments. Read more

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DAY 13

Transit

A visit to Cape Town isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. Embark on a tour of the City on a Hop on Hop off Bus, taking in many cultural and historical sites. Flight out of Cape Town. Read more

Tour Ends
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Port Elizabeth
Hotel Kelway Hotel
Day 2
Location Amakala Private Game Reserve
Day 4
Location Knysna
Day 7
Location Hermanus
Day 9
Location Cape Town
Hotel Acorn House

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Meet & Assist
  • Personalized Travel Journal
  • Group B Car Rental
  • Car Rental Contract Fee
  • All Meals, Selected Beverages and 2 Safari Activities at Hillsnek Private Game Lodge
  • Bed & Breakfast in Guest House Accommodation

Package excludes

  • All flights
  • Dinners and Lunches (but where stated)
  • All Activities (but where stated)
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • Prices quoted in South African Rand
  • Prices may change due to exchange rate fluctuations and availability
  • Price is quoted on a Per Person Sharing Basis
  • Single Supplement available on Request
  • Upgrade to Luxury Accommodation on Request
  • 15 December 2017 to 8 January 2018: Rate on request
  • Activities in the itinerary are suggestions only

REVIEWS

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Margie and Jessie, United States

What an amazing adventure. It was truly a trip of a lifetime. We can’t thank you enough, as well as Nick and Elaine and everyone else who jumped in to assist us. Service above and beyond!! Again, thank you thank you for providing us with memories that will last a lifetime.

Johan, Germany

Berth and Michelle had a fantastic experience. Everything was more than super and it worked perfectly. Many thanks for everything!

Paul, United Kingdom

I cannot begin to describe how much we enjoyed our trip. From the moment we landed in Durban to when we left, we had an absolutely fantastic time. The beautiful weather was a bonus. One more time, can I just thank you for your efforts in making all the arrangements and making everything so easy

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