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Cape Highlights and Safari: Cape Town, Garden Route & Kariega Game Reserve

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,889

FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Enjoy a stay in South Africa's Mother City; Cape Town before getting up close with African wildlife on the Eastern Cape. Visit the world's ostrich capital, sample the best of South Africa's famous Winelands, and follow the Garden Route to see South Africa in all its diverse beauty.


This 11-day South Africa journey captures all that’s beautiful about the Cape, including the famed wildlife and landscapes of the Cape Peninsula, and the big game of South Africa’s famous national parks.

Begin in Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City, where its complex history and natural splendor (not to mention two oceans) come together. Take a Cape Peninsula tour to get your bearings, including city sights that are harder to reach on your own. Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and take in the view from False Bay. Say hello to the penguins of Bolders Beach and visit the port of Simon’s Town before returning to the city. The following day takes you to Stellenbosch, heart of South Africa’s renowned Winelands, on a day that’s as much about history and beauty as it is about wine.

Cape Town is a big city with plenty of different sides to explore, so take a full day to see it your way. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for stunning views, or dive into the colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood for some real Cape Town flavour. Take a Walk to Freedom tour to understand the legacy and scars of apartheid, or visit Robben Island to see the former political prison turned museum dedicated to the struggle against oppression. Then leave the city behind, exploring the Hex River Valley, and a number of beautiful towns en route to Prince Albert, a town famed for its produce and wines.

Over the next few days, you’ll see just how diverse South Africa is as you explore the Garden Route. Visit Oudtshoorn, the world’s ‘ostrich capital,’ the limestone formations of Cango Caves, and Knysna, South Africa’s ‘oyster box.’ You’ll end up at Port Elizabeth, thought by many to be South Africa’s friendliest city, before reaching Kariega Game Reserve for a 3-night safari. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of the ‘Big 5’ and many other incredible creatures, then spend your days relaxing at the lodge, enjoying its pool and patios, where the wildlife comes to visit you – at a safe distance of course.

Transfer back to Port Elizabeth Airport for departure.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,889

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

You will be met by a Goway representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Southern Sun Waterfront

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    Southern Sun Waterfront



    Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance to the V and A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly …

    Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance to the V and A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Gym
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • TV
    • Undercover parking
    • WIFI (500 MB per day)

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Day 2

Cape Town Peninsula Tour

Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before you are picked up for your full day tour of the Cape Peninsula Region. Travel along one of South Africa's most scenic routes. Travel past Sea Point and Camps Bay, past the famous beaches of Clifton and Llandudno towards Hout Bay (optional Seal Island Cruise, if time permitting). Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard and pass through Noordhoek and Scarborough. After lunch (own account), visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Experience one of the most famous views in the world, False Bay. Continue along the Indian Ocean coastline, where you visit the beautiful Boulders Beach to see the famous colony of Jackass Penguins. Afterwards, enjoy a short stop at the naval port of Simon's Town. Drop off will be at the hotel in the late afternoon.

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Day 3

Cape Winelands Tour

Historical, glorious Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands. It is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It is truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country's prestigious universities, and great for exploring fine art galleries, the architecture, the history and the curious and quaint shops. Take a leisurely drive to get acquainted with the beauty of this world-renowned region, then get inducted into the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour and wine tasting. Drop off will be at the hotel in the late afternoon

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Day 4

Cape Town at Leisure

Today you are at leisure to explore this wonderful city. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world strategically situated at the south western tip of Africa. The city lies about 60km north of Cape Point, in a natural bowl, with the magnificent Table Mountain to the rear, and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the front. Cape Town, the Mother City, is historically, culturally and visually the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city in South Africa. There is so much to see and do. Explore the fabulous shops at the V&A waterfront or consider a trip to Robben Island or a trip up Table Mountain for dramatic views of the whole of the Cape Peninsula.

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Day 5

Cape Town - Mossel Bay

After an early morning departure from Cape Town, we'll travel along Sir Lowry's Pass, with its magnificent views from the top, to Grabouw and Elgin, a lush landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. Our journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is considered the icon that signifies the tip of Africa and that creates unforgettable memories. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Diaz Hotel & Resort

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    Diaz Hotel & Resort



    The Diaz Hotel & Resort welcomes you to the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay's renowned Diaz Beach, offering you a thrilling and entertaining holiday experience right in the heart of the picturesque and famous Garden Route. The Diaz Hotel is located only 10m from the …

    The Diaz Hotel & Resort welcomes you to the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay's renowned Diaz Beach, offering you a thrilling and entertaining holiday experience right in the heart of the picturesque and famous Garden Route. The Diaz Hotel is located only 10m from the high-water mark and offers spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony. The Diaz Hotel was named in honour of the famed Portuguese navigator, Bartolomeu Dias, who landed in Mossel Bay in 1488. Themed on the long and vivid history of the area, the Diaz Hotel offers guests a comfortable stay with FREE Wi-Fi and considerate service throughout your stay.

    The Diaz Hotel & Resorts offers 86 superior sea-facing rooms, each with a private balcony from where you can enjoy our breathtaking views. We currently have 1 wheelchair-friendly room available. Our rooms are key card operated, non-smoking and are cleaned daily. Please note that all rooms have air-conditioning. Wake-up calls can be arranged with reception. Each room has its own private sea-facing balcony with deck chairs.

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Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast we continue our journey to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

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Duration1 Night
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La Plume Guest House

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    La Plume Guest House



    La Plume Guesthouse is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and wine farm, in the Olifantsrivier Valley. It offers spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains. The attractive homestead has expansive wooden floors and Cape antiques. There's a swimming pool to take a …

    La Plume Guesthouse is a 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and wine farm, in the Olifantsrivier Valley.
    It offers spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains. The attractive homestead has expansive wooden floors and Cape antiques. There's a swimming pool to take a dip in.

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    • Bicycles
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 7

Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
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Rex Hotel Knysna

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    Rex Hotel Knysna



    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers …

    One of Knysna's most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. The impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon. The Rex Hotel offers its guests free onsite parking, free bicycle hire and 24 hours security. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to all major banks, shopping malls as well as the Waterfront.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Hair Salon
    • Parking

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Day 8

Knysna - Port Elizabeth - Kariega Game Reserve

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Port Elizabeth, known as the "friendly city" via the Tsitsikamma Forest. Continue Eastwards towards Kariega Game Reserve, for your 3 night safari experience.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Kariega Game Reserve - Ukhozi Lodge

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    Kariega Game Reserve - Ukhozi Lodge



    Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The Lodge boasts unique African-style …

    Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool. Here, guests can unwind in front of warm log fires, enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African bush.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)

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Day 9

Kariega Game Reserve

The next two days are devoted to the wildlife in the reserve and taking in the facilities of your lodge. Included in your stay are morning and afternoon game drives. The lodge does have a swimming pool and lovely patio areas to enjoy the wildlife that comes to you while relaxing at the lodge.

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Day 10

Kariega Game Reserve

Today enjoy both an early morning and late afternoon game drive. The rest of day is at leisure to enjoy Kariegas many optional activities.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11

Depart Kariega

After your morning safari and your last opportunity to enjoy Africa's wildlife, you will be transferred back to Port Elizabeth Airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

2021: Mar 18, 25; Apr 1, 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun 10; Jul 1, 15, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet at Cape Town Airport
  • Shared arrival transfer from Cape Town Airport
  • Private arrival and departure transfers from Port Elizabeth Airport
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations in Cape Town
  • 1 night in moderate accommodations in Mossel Bay
  • 1 night in first-class accommodations in Oudtshoorn
  • 1 night in deluxe accommodations in Knysna
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Kariega Game Reserve
  • Small-group Peninsula Tour (max 18 guests)
  • Small-group Winelands Tour (max 18 guests)
  • Transportation in shared air-conditioned microbus or minibus (max 18 guests per vehicle)
  • Shared services of English-speaking driver/guide days 5 - 8 (max 18 guests)
  • Shared sightseeing with entrance fees days 5-8 including (max 18 guests):
    • Wine tasting at a local wine estate
    • Guided visit to the Cango Caves
    • Guided visit to Ostrich farm
    • Guided visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • 2 shared safari activities per day at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 8 guests per vehicle)*
    • Guided bush walks
    • River cruises
  • Conservation and community levy
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, local beers, wine, and spirits at Kariega Ukhozi Lodge
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

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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26 Aug 2021
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