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Cape Highlights & Safari

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,619

Take in the wonders of the Cape region of South Africa, from the mother city of Cape Town and winelands, along the wonders of the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and ending with an African safari in a private game reserve.


This itinerary includes four nights in Cape Town, the mother city of Africa, considered as one of the most beautiful regions in the world.  It includes a full day Peninsula tour which covers all the highlights of the "Mother City", from the penguins at Boulders Beach to the Naval Town of Simons Town. A visit to Cape Town is certainly not complete without some South Africa wine, a full day winelands tour is also included which gives you a great overview of the area along with some great wine tastings.  This itinerary continues onto the Garden Route which is legendary for its wonderful natural beauty. The Garden Route runs between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, and this portion of the journey takes you across spectacular mountain passes and along a pristine coastline boasting some of South Africa's top resorts. You finish at Kariega private game lodge for 3 perfect nights to seek out the Big 5 in open 4x4 safari vehicles.

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,619

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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 to Oudtshoorn

Early morning departure at 7:30am from Cape Town and travelling on to Stellenbosch for further collections, then continue via the town of Montagu on 'Route 62' (South Africa's version of the famous 'Route 66') to the pretty village of Barrydale where you stop for tea (own account). You will get to enjoy wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the 'feather capital of the world', so named because it is the centre of South Africa's ostrich industry. After lunch (own account), you will learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Queens Hotel

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    Queens Hotel



    The Queen's Hotel is nestled in the heart of Oudtshoorn, South Africa, and is situated in close proximity to a multitude of restaurants, curio and coffee shops. The Queen's Hotel is the third oldest hotel in South Africa and was built in 1880. The original ...

    The Queen's Hotel is nestled in the heart of Oudtshoorn, South Africa, and is situated in close proximity to a multitude of restaurants, curio and coffee shops. The Queen's Hotel is the third oldest hotel in South Africa and was built in 1880. The original building was made of stone and had a thatched roof.

    The Queen's Hotel offers 40 colonial style bedrooms and service that is reminiscent of a by-gone era.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • TV
    • WiFi
    • Wine tasting

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Day 6

Oudtshoorn to Knysna

This morning go underground to marvel at the icy formations in the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa's most spectacular natural wonders. Then drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the visually stunning town of Knysna. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Knysna Hollow

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    Knysna Hollow



    Perfectly set on a secluded country estate, near Knysna's famous lagoon on the Garden Route, Knysna Hollow welcomes you with warm and friendly hospitality. Knysna Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore Knysna, the Garden Route and the surrounding forests. Activities are endless... ...

    Perfectly set on a secluded country estate, near Knysna's famous lagoon on the Garden Route, Knysna Hollow welcomes you with warm and friendly hospitality.

    Knysna Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore Knysna, the Garden Route and the surrounding forests. Activities are endless... from ferry trips across the lagoon, to walking trails through the ancient forests, a game of golf, treetop canopy tours, township experiences, whale watching or just relaxing at one of the three sparkling swimming pools set in lush indigenous gardens with abundant birdlife. The tastefully decorated Garden Chalets and Garden Rooms with patios, are perfectly placed within the lush two hectare Country Estate.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fireplace
    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 7

Knysna

Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon, then visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. 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.

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Day 8

Port Elizabeth to Kariega

Travel via Port Elizabeth to Kariega Game Lodge. This family owned and operated, private game reserve spans nearly 9,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushman's Rivers. Kariega Game Lodge offers a unique combination of awesome Big-5 game viewing with an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape that incorporates 5 different eco-systems, displaying the most dramatic views and vistas. This afternoon enjoy an open vehicle safari through the game park, before returning after sunset to a wonderful dinner served under the African stars.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge

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    Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge



    River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman's River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, ...

    River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman's River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Unique features include excellent river fishing and crabbing.

    Facilities

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

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Day 9

Kariega Game Reserve

Enjoy an early morning game drive. You are then at leisure to enjoy the many facilities that Kariega offers.

Nestled on the banks of the Bushman's River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. In addition to game drives and walks, there are optional daily boat cruises which ferry guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches. Kariega also offers a variety of well marked hiking trails on the predator-free, eastern River Lodge section of the reserve. This provides guests with the opportunity of walking safely amongst more than 25 species of game and birdlife. Alternatively, take one the canoes for a leisurely paddle down either the Kariega or the Bushman's rivers and watch in blissful silence as the river birds and animals go about their daily business. Fishing is also on offer.

This evening, experience another open vehicle safari before returning to the lodge for a great dinner.

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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:

2017: Jan 14; Feb 11; Mar11; Apr 29; Jun 10; Jul 08; Aug 19; Sep 02; Oct 21; Nov 18; Dec 2
2018: Jan 18; Feb 15; Mar 15; Apr 12; May 10;  Jul 19; Aug 16; Sep 6; Oct 11

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet on Arrival
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • Full Day Winelands Tour
  • Guided Magnificent Garden Route Tour
  • Featherbed Tour including lunch
  • All meals at Kariega River Lodge
  • Local drinks at Kariega River Lodge
  • 2 game drives per day at Kariega River Lodge

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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