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Cape Town Garden Route and Safari 2014

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  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Discovery tour
  • Description: Immerse yourself in the beauty of Cape Town on this fantastic tour that takes you through the rugged Cape Peninsula and premier Winelands of Cape Town. Marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves and embark on an awe-inspiring safari journey through the Kariega Game Reserve to seek out the 'Big Five'!
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE CAPE TOWN (3 NIGHTS)

    Upon arrival in Cape Town you are transferred to your hotel with the rest of the day free for you to explore the city or the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.


    Meal(s): (Kick-Off Party)

    Hotel: Protea Hotel President

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    CAPE TOWN (CAPE PENINSULA)

    A full day sightseeing of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula, the spectacular southern tip of Africa. We drive past Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno to Hout Bay where we will stop at the scenic harbour. An optional cruise to Seal Island is available to watch the antics of these natural performers. We continue along Chapman's Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This afternoon we travel to the naval port of Simon's Town and visit the wonderful penguin colony at Boulders Beach, before returning to Cape Town in the early afternoon.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    CAPE TOWN

    A full day free to explore this amazing city. Perhaps take the cable car up Table Mountain or visit the V&A Waterfront.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    CAPE TOWN – STELLENBOSCH (WINELANDS) (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning we depart for the Winelands and the town of Stellenbosch. Free time this afternoon to take in the charms of this historic university town & its stunning scenery.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Oude Werf or similar

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 5

    CAPE WINELANDS

    Explore the beauty of the Stellenbosch Winelands on the Vineh11opper. Choose between either the Southern or Northern route and visit some of the finest wine estates in the Stellenbosch area at your own pace.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    STELLENBOSCH - OUDTSHOORN

    We leave Stellenbosch and travel via the town of Montagu on 'Route 62', (South Africa's version of America's famous 'Route 66'), to the pretty village of Barrydale. We continue on to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'feather capital of the world' thanks to its huge ostrich industry. After a fascinating tour of an ostrich farm, we continue to our Oudtshoorn hotel for check in and overnight.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Queens Hotel

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 7

    OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded, for good reason, as one of South Africa's most spectacular natural wonders. We then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, and then onto Knysna,perhaps South Africa's most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Spend the rest of the day discovering the joys of the town's many art galleries, craft shops and coffee bars.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Knysna Hollow Hotel

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 8

    KNYSNA

    Today we cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. We enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone 'Heads' which guard the sea entrance to Knysna's huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying this lovely and special town.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)

  • Day 9

    KNYSNA – PORT ELIZABETH – KARIEGA GAME RESERVE (2 NIGHTS)

    We depart Knysna this morning, by way of the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest to arrive in Port Elizabeth mid afternoon. We are then transferred to Kariega Game Reserve where we enjoy a wonderful dinner served under the African stars.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Kariega Game Reserve - Main Lodge

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 10

    KARIEGA GAME RESERVE

    We recommend that you enjoy an early morning and afternoon safari as the animals are most active during this time. Experience close encounters with the 'Big Five' and numerous other smaller animal, bird and reptile species in open safari vehicles. The second largest of South Africa's nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape landscape ranges from the dry desolate Great Karoo to the steamy forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley. We dine again tonight at our lodge.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 11

    KARIEGA GAME RESERVE – DEPART PORT ELIZABETH

    This morning after your game drive (time permitting) and breakfast, you will be transferred back to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Fascinating tour of an ostrich farm.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cape of Good HopeSee the resident baboons and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
  • Cape TownExplore the coastline of the Cape Peninsula.
  • Cape WinelandsEnjoy wine tasting at some of the Cape’s most famous wine estates.
  • OudtshoornVisit an ostrich farm and discover the Cango Caves with its stalactites and stalagmites.
  • KnysnaCruise on Knysna Lagoon and visit Featherbed Nature Reserve.
  • Kariega Game ReserveSeek out the Big Five in open safari vehicles and stay in spacious and comfortable log chalets.

Dining

  • 10 Buffet Breakfasts
  • 2 lunches

  • 3 evening meals

Travel Highlights

  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Travel by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director
  • Audio headsets to clearly hear your guide's commentary on all included sightseeing (excluding South African itineraries).
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map

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