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Cape, Garden Route and Safari Escapade

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,173

Experience the breathtaking sights of Cape Town, explore the famous Garden Route, and venture in the African bush to see the Big Five on this comprehensive journey along the South African cape. You’ll learn about South African culture, enjoy premium amenities, and see incredible animals on this epic family adventure.


This 10-day South African vacation takes you to Cape Town, a luxury hotel outside George, and a private game reserve near Port Elizabeth.

Your trip to South Africa begins in Cape Town, the gorgeous city located on the Cape of Good Hope. Located on the coast in the shadow of Table Mountain, Cape Town is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in South Africa. A city tour will showcase some of the city’s many highlights. Begin by ascending Table Mountain before visiting the oldest building in the city, known as The Castle. Continue by the government buildings before reaching the cobblestoned streets of the Malay Quarter and trendy Bo-Kaap. Finish off your tour at a professional diamond cutter to see how these precious jewels are crafted. The next day, explore the picturesque Cape Peninsula, journeying along Chapman’s Peak into Table Mountain National Park. Stop off at Simon’s Town and visit the penguin colony at Boulder Beach before ending the tour at the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

From Cape Town, connect eastward to George, the sixth-oldest town in South Africa and a woodcutter’s outpost set along the picturesque Garden Route. George sits amidst a gorgeous landscape of lush forests, rolling mountains, and striking beaches. It’s also known for its exceptional golf courses. You’ll spend a few days in George staying at the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club, a luxury hotel with 133 rooms and suites with exceptional views of the surrounding environment. The hotel is equipped with several premium amenities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a salon, and a full-service spa. It also has three Gary Player-designed golf courses. During your time at Fancourt, you can play a round of golf or enjoy a spa treatment each day.

From George, head further east to Shamwari Game Reserve for the final leg of your South African vacation. Known as the ultimate luxury reserve for Big Five African Safari adventures, Shamwari Game Reserve is committed to responsible tourism and the conservation of South Africa’s incredible animals. Set amidst 25,000ha of diverse landscape, the reserve boasts a startling variety of wildlife as well as many plant species. Spend your days at the Shamwari Riverdene Lodge of Shamwari Game Reserve heading on two daily game drives, exploring the African bush in the company of an expert tracker and guide. Spot giraffes crossing the savannah or lions dozing in the shade of a tree. During your time at Shamwari Game Reserve, you’ll also visit the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary to engage in animal conservation and see some remarkable endangered species.

At the end of your stay, head to Port Elizabeth to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,173

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Commodore Hotel

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    Commodore Hotel



    Escapism is not only a state of mind; it's a place at the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. That place is The Commodore, a Legacy hotel, where stylish living, excellent service and a tranquil setting comes standard. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ...

    Escapism is not only a state of mind; it's a place at the cosmopolitan Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. That place is The Commodore, a Legacy hotel, where stylish living, excellent service and a tranquil setting comes standard. Enjoy breathtaking views of the charming 'Mother City' from the upper floors of the hotel's superior rooms or treat yourself to cocktails on the terrace.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Parking (Valet)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna

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Day 2

Cape Town City Tour

Today you will enjoy a city tour of the mother city. Summit the legendary Table Mountain before visiting the country's oldest building, The Castle followed by the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Sense the depth of history as you drive past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge before moving up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter to marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Finally, trace the moves of a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl's dream stone.

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Day 3

Cape Town Peninsula Tour

Today's private full-day excursion takes you along Millionaire's Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up close and personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along Chapman's Peak Drive with lunch (own account) at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simon's Town and the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Summer or Winter, Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour.

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Day 4

Cape Town to George

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to George.
Sandwiched between the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and set along South Africa's world-famous Garden Route, the historic city of George is the sixth oldest town in the country. Once a woodcutter's outpost, today it is the commercial hub of the Garden Route. This idyllically set city boasts a rich history and is surrounded by lush scenery including endless beaches, soaring mountains, and glittering lakes, and is a haven for nature lovers and adventurers alike.
For the next three days enjoy the exceptional facilities at Fancourt, South Africa's premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. This internationally renowned estate features 133 luxury rooms and suites, fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, The Spa, The Kidz Club and a variety of excellent restaurants. A hair salon, ladies boutique, Pro Shops, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing dams and walking trails provide guests with an endless supply of luxurious and exciting entertainment.
Included in your stay is a round of golf per day, or a spa or dinner voucher.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Fancourt Hotel and Country Club

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    Fancourt Hotel and Country Club



    A luxury resort at the heart of South Africa's Garden Route, this stunning country estate has its own golf courses, event venue and wellness centre. Located just a short drive from George, Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate offers accommodation in the manor as well ...

    A luxury resort at the heart of South Africa's Garden Route, this stunning country estate has its own golf courses, event venue and wellness centre.

    Located just a short drive from George, Fancourt Hotel & Country Club Estate offers accommodation in the manor as well as spread over the estate. Enjoy stunning garden views from the comfort of your room, suite or studio. Balconies and a light interior underline the hotel's open feel.

    With the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as its backdrop, Fancourt has 3 specifically designed golf courses and the only Taylor Made Performance Lab in the whole of Africa. Improve your golfing skills or simply explore the 620 hectares of countryside surrounding the manor.

    Treat yourself to a drink from the bar. Offering a variety of dining options, Fancourt features 5 restaurants, each serving fine cuisine in a stylish atmosphere.

    Facilities

    • Hair Salon
    • Laundry Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis Court
    • Valet Service

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Day 5

Fancourt Hotel and Country Club

Today, enjoy the exceptional facilities at Fancourt, South Africa's premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. This internationally renowned estate features 133 luxury rooms and suites, fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, The Spa, The Kidz Club and a variety of excellent restaurants. A hair salon, ladies boutique, Pro Shops, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing dams and walking trails provide guests with an endless supply of luxurious and exciting entertainment.
Included in your stay is a round of golf for a day, or a spa or dinner voucher.

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Day 6

Fancourt Hotel and Country Club

Today, enjoy the exceptional facilities at Fancourt, South Africa's premier lifestyle estate with mountains, indigenous forests and the warm Indian Ocean in close proximity. This internationally renowned estate features 133 luxury rooms and suites, fantastic family facilities, three Gary Player designed golf courses, The Spa, The Kidz Club and a variety of excellent restaurants. A hair salon, ladies boutique, Pro Shops, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing dams and walking trails provide guests with an endless supply of luxurious and exciting entertainment.
Included in your stay is a round of golf for a day, or a spa or dinner voucher.

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Day 7

Shamwari Game Reserve

After breakfast on day 7, you will be transferred from Fancourt to Shamwari Game Reserve. Shamwari Game Reserve is the ultimate Luxury Big Five African Safari Adventure & Conservation effort coupled with responsible Tourism. It is home to Africa's Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard) and is Malaria Free. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild & free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal & bird life. This Reserve has received numerous International Awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company & Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

For the next three nights all your meals, two game drives a day, guided walks and selected local beverages are included. Your accommodation at Riverdene Family lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari. Supervised children's activities, plus a rim-flow pool with shallow area for children, play-room and jungle gym, ensure your children will have a wonderful stay. You also have the opportunity to become part of the solution when it comes to nature conservation by visiting the Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

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    Shamwari Riverdene Lodge



    Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve ...

    Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Luxury safari accommodation is offered in 7 different lodges on this private game reserve. Choose a lodge that compliments your ideal African experience. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realisation of one man's dream, and the success of many people's passion. Steeped in pioneer history, and dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild and free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal and bird life.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 8

Riverdene Family Lodge

For today, two game drives, guided walks and selected local beverages are included. Your accommodation at Riverdene Family lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari. Supervised children's activities, plus a rim-flow pool with shallow area for children, play-room and jungle gym, ensure your children will have a wonderful stay. You also have the opportunity to become part of the solution when it comes to nature conservation by visiting the Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 9

Riverdene Family Lodge

For today, two game drives, guided walks and selected local beverages are included. Your accommodation at Riverdene Family lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari. Supervised children's activities, plus a rim-flow pool with shallow area for children, play-room and jungle gym, ensure your children will have a wonderful stay. You also have the opportunity to become part of the solution when it comes to nature conservation by visiting the Ian Player Rhino Awareness centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Port Elizabeth

This morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth for your onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet & greet on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
  • Private return transfers between Cape Town International Airport & the Commodore Hote
  • 3 Nights at Commodore Hotel, Standard Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Private Cape Town City Tour - Including Entrance Fees & Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Return Ticket
  • Private Full Day Peninsula Tour - Including Entrance Fees and Mineral Water
  • Private transfer from the Commodore Hotel to Fancourt
  • 3 Nights at Fancourt, Luxury Room - Bed & Breakfast

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    Private transfer from Fancourt to Shamwari Private Game Reserve
  • 3 Nights at Shamwari Private Game Reserve - Riverdene Lodge - Accommodation

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon tea

  • Game drives

  • Guided walks

  • Selected local beverages (excluding French champagne and other premium products)Tea coffee Guest Conservation Contribution

  • Transfer from Shamwari to Port Elizabeth Airport

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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15 Oct 2019
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