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Overview

You’ll explore some of South Africa’s most stunning and contrasting highlights, with this packed 10-day adventure through city and safari via the picturesque Garden Route.

Your journey begins in the western-most tip of South Africa, in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Soak up the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere, surrounded by the natural beauty of world-class beaches, lush vineyards and iconic Table Top Mountain.

Once you’ve explored Cape Town’s many attractions, the freedom of the road is yours. Pick up your car and set off on the Garden Route. You’ll travel at your own pace, stopping at pristine beaches and pretty coastal towns – this area is a delight for all who visit.

The final phase of your South African adventure will see you immersed in exhilarating Eastern Cape game drives in search of the spectacular Big Five.

Whether it’s city or savannah, beach or mountain, this tour has Cape Town, the Garden Route, and a compact safari experience covered. 

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town

You’ll arrive at Cape Town Airport and take your private transfer to your chosen hotel.

Known as the 'Mother City', Cape Town is edged by mountains and ocean and is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Standard: The Charles Guest House (Breakfast included)

Superior: Southern Sun Waterfront (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront (Breakfast included)

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Day 2

Cape Point Tour (optional)

Today you can opt for a guided tour, taking you from city centre to the towering headland of Cape Point (not included) – one of the world`s most scenic stretches.

You’ll see magnificent beaches and historic coastal villages along the way, including Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders penguin colony, Simonstown, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Standard: De Waterkant House (Breakfast included)

Superior: Southern Sun Waterfront (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront (Breakfast included)

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Day 3

Cape Town City Tour (optional) – Table Mountain – V&A Waterfront

This morning you can opt for a guided tour through the centre of Cape Town before taking the Table Mountain Cableway (weather permitting) to view the breath-taking view from the top. Spend late afternoon exploring the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with its luxury shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Standard: De Waterkant House (Breakfast included)

Superior: Southern Sun Waterfront (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront (Breakfast included)

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Day 4

Hermanus

Today you’ll collect your hire car and head eastwards, out of the city, towards the pretty fishing town of Hermanus. Take the scenic coast route – the views are spectacular – you’ll pass the quaint seaside towns of Gordon’s Bay, Betty's Bay and the beautiful beaches at Koel Bay.

Standard & Superior: Harbour House Hotel (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: The Marine (Breakfast included)

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Day 5

Garden Route – Mossel Bay

Today, after breakfast, you’ll set off on the scenic Garden Route. As you leave Hermanus the coast gives way to open farmlands and distant mountain views. We recommend stopping at Mossel Bay for lunch before arriving at your chosen hotel in the afternoon.

Standard: The Robberg Beach Lodge (Breakfast included)

Superior: Protea Hotel by Marriott (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: The Plettenberg (Breakfast included)

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Day 6

Garden Route – Plettenberg Bay – Dolphin & Whale Watching Tour (optional) – Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (optional)

Today you’ll head for Plettenberg Bay. Known to attract a multitude of marine life – from the endangered African oystercatcher to juvenile hammerhead sharks and thousands of dolphins – which comes into the bay to feed. You have the option to take a whale and dolphin spotting tour – beginning with a unique dry launch into the surf zone – and you may also visit the seal colony if time permits. You could also visit the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or Birds of Eden while you’re here.

Standard: The Robberg Beach Lodge (Breakfast included)

Superior: Protea Hotel by Marriott (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: The Plettenberg (Breakfast included)

 

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Day 7

Garden Route – Plettenberg Bay – Knysna Elephant Park (optional)

During your stay in Plettenberg Bay, we recommend a visit to the Knysna Elephant Park where expert guides will teach you about the sad and mystical story of the world's Southern-most elephants. The park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Standard: The Robberg Beach Lodge (Breakfast included)

Superior: Protea Hotel by Marriott (Breakfast included)

Deluxe: The Plettenberg (Breakfast included)

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Day 8

Tsitsikamma National Park (optional) – Eastern Cape Game Reserve

Today you’ll drive to your fantastic Eastern Cape lodge for a two-night stay.

On the way, we recommend you visit the Tsitsikamma National Park – fifty miles of rocky coastline with fabulous inland scenery of rivers and valleys covered in fynbos.

Once you arrive, you’ll spend time tracking the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo – with experienced and knowledgeable game rangers. Between game drives you’ll enjoy sumptuous cuisine and the opportunity to relax under the African sun.

Standard: Elephant House, Sundays River Valley (Breakfast included)

Superior: Kariega Game Reserve, Kariega Private Game Reserve (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast included)

Deluxe: Pumba Water Lodge, Pumba Private Game Reserve (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast included)

 

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Days 9

Eastern Cape Game Reserve

Today you’ll enjoy a second day in your wild African safari destination, nestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

As well as the Big Five, you’ll have a chance to experience many of Africa's wildlife – from giraffe to antelope, small game and over 270 species of bird. The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape is favoured by elephants in the dense bushveld environment.

Standard: Elephant House (Breakfast included)

Superior: Kariega Game Reserve (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast included)

Deluxe: Pumba Water Lodge (Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast included)

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Day 10

Depart Port Elizabeth

Today you’ll drive to Port Elizabeth Airport where you’ll drop off your hire car and take your onward or homebound flight.

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  • What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to chosen hotel
  • 7 days’ car hire (Group A on the Standard option, Group B on Superior and Deluxe option)
  • Standard cover (see Avis details for inclusions/exclusions)
  • Personalised self-drive kit
  • Daily game drives on days 8 and 9 (one daily game drive on the Standard option; two daily game drives on the Superior and Deluxe options)
  • International flights in the tour and flight price
Not included
  • Certain excursions, tours, and parks specified as ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration

What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 9 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to chosen hotel
  • 7 days’ car hire (Group A on the Standard option, Group B on Superior and Deluxe option)
  • Standard cover (see Avis details for inclusions/exclusions)
  • Personalised self-drive kit
  • Daily game drives on days 8 and 9 (one daily game drive on the Standard option; two daily game drives on the Superior and Deluxe options)
  • International flights in the tour and flight price
Not included
  • Certain excursions, tours, and parks specified as ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration

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