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Winelands, Garden Route & Safari Adventure

Duration
10 Days
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US$ 2,647

On this self drive itinerary, enjoy stops in Stellenbosch, the Little Karoo, Knysna and at a game reserve. This is a leisurely trip offering wine tasting, spectacular scenery, both inland and on the Garden Route plus animal viewing all in one specific South African region.


Pick up your rental car at Cape Town airport where you will be briefed on your upcoming itinerary. Begin with a 2 hour drive to Stellenbosch and your hotel accommodation at the Spiers Hotel where you will stay for the next 2 nights. During your stay in the Winelands, South Africa’s largest wine producing region, you will use Stellenbosch as your base but you can also visit Franschhoek and Paarl, two other important wine producing areas. All three places nestle in large valleys surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges. They offer not only excellent wines and opportunities to buy and sample wines but also experience grand old Cape Dutch estates and their unique architecture.

Leave Stellenbosch and drive to Barrydale in the Little Karoo where you will stay at the Tilney Manor for 2 nights. This accommodation is close to the Sabona Game Reserve and game drives can be arranged at the hotel. There is excellent game viewing here including lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and many other species of wildlife.

Next, continue to Oudtshoorn for overnight at the historic Queens Hotel. Two highlights here are just a short drive away – the Cango limestone caves and an ostrich farm.

Then it’s on to the coast of the Indian Ocean and Knysna for 2 nights at the Kanonkop House just outside of Knysna, part of the famed scenic Garden Route. At the heart of Knysna is a lagoon protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads". Do consider a cruise. Knysna is also noted for its arts and crafts plus its excellent choice of seafood restaurants.

Your last stop is at the Pumba Water Lodge in the Pumba Game Reserve set amongst dense bushveld overlooking Lake Kariega. All rooms open onto private game viewing decks. The Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 including a pride of rare, free-roaming White Lion, Cheetah, Hippo, Antelope and more than 300 bird species. You can look forward to fantastic, personal encounters with Africa’s wildlife during your 2 night stay here. Alternate accommodation can be chosen apart from the hotels and lodges mentioned.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,647

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Day 1

Cape Town Silver Service

With a Meet and Greet, you are met in the arrival terminal of the airport and given a warm South African welcome, ensuring that you enjoy a stress-free start to your holiday. You will be provided with your travel documentation, and the representative will assist with any questions that you have about your travel arrangements.

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Duration9 Days

Spier Hotel

The Spier Hotel, built in 2000, is a place in which to relax and unwind. The 155-bedroom hotel is built on the banks of the Eerste River and has panoramic views of the Helderberg mountains and vineyards. The Spier Hotel provides four star comforts in a charming village-style setting with comfortable, spacious bedrooms grouped around six private courtyards and individual pools. Spier puts its focus on sustainability and wherever possible locally made and environmentally friendly products are used.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Spier Hotel

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    The Spier Hotel, built in 2000, is a place in which to relax and unwind. The 155-bedroom hotel is built on the banks of the Eerste River and has panoramic views of the Helderberg mountains and vineyards. The Spier Hotel provides four star comforts in ...

    The Spier Hotel, built in 2000, is a place in which to relax and unwind. The 155-bedroom hotel is built on the banks of the Eerste River and has panoramic views of the Helderberg mountains and vineyards. The Spier Hotel provides four star comforts in a charming village-style setting with comfortable, spacious bedrooms grouped around six private courtyards and individual pools. Spier puts its focus on sustainability and wherever possible locally made and environmentally friendly products are used.

    Facilities

    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 3

Tilney Manor

Explore the grandeur of the little Karoo at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town on the renowned Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Sanbona, a 54 000 hectare reserve offers five star accommodation at the beautifully appointed lodge. Tilney Manor is the original Manor House, steeped in settler history, with an old world charm, designed in true Karoo-Cape Georgian Manor house style with six large bedrooms with outdoor showers. Sanbona is the perfect retreat from a busy lifestyle and offers guests an authentic wildlife experience.

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Duration2 Nights
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Tilney Manor

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    Tilney Manor



    Explore the grandeur of the little Karoo at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town on the renowned Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Sanbona, a 54 000 hectare reserve offers five star accommodation at the beautifully appointed lodge. Tilney Manor is the ...

    Explore the grandeur of the little Karoo at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve near Cape Town on the renowned Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Sanbona, a 54 000 hectare reserve offers five star accommodation at the beautifully appointed lodge. Tilney Manor is the original Manor House, steeped in settler history, with an old world charm, designed in true Karoo-Cape Georgian Manor house style with six large bedrooms with outdoor showers. Sanbona is the perfect retreat from a busy lifestyle and offers guests an authentic wildlife experience.

    Facilities

    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Fireplace
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Pool (s)
    • Sauna

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Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 5

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 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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Queens Hotel

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    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

Kanonkop House

Kanonkop house is an all-suite, family run, boutique hotel. It's 3.2 km from Eastford Private Nature Reserve and 3.7 km from Knysna town centre. Kanonkop House has breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs dominating the entrance to the Indian Ocean, yet is tranquilly positioned in a private and peaceful indigenous forest only a 5 minute drive from the centre of town. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace and bar. Full breakfast and all drinks from the bar, internet, safe parking and friendly service are included in the rate.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Kanonkop House

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    Kanonkop House



    Kanonkop house is an all-suite, family run, boutique hotel. It's 3.2 km from Eastford Private Nature Reserve and 3.7 km from Knysna town centre. Kanonkop House has breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs dominating the entrance to the Indian Ocean, ...

    Kanonkop house is an all-suite, family run, boutique hotel. It's 3.2 km from Eastford Private Nature Reserve and 3.7 km from Knysna town centre. Kanonkop House has breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon and the giant sandstone cliffs dominating the entrance to the Indian Ocean, yet is tranquilly positioned in a private and peaceful indigenous forest only a 5 minute drive from the centre of town. The grounds at Kanonkop House include a swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace and bar. Full breakfast and all drinks from the bar, internet, safe parking and friendly service are included in the rate.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Bar
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Internet
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Packed Lunches
    • Parking
    • Sundeck
    • Swimming Pool
    • Terrace
    • Ticket Service
    • Tour Desk

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Day 7

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8

Pumba Water Lodge

Stroll to your own stone walled, thatched chalet off the meandering timber footpaths after a day out, and relax in absolute comfort. A romantic moment on your private wooden deck, an outdoor shower, or sundowners on the floating jetty can all be enjoyed as the South African sun burns the sky before it sleeps and the hippo's meander in the distance. Once the sun is down, enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with vintage wines under the African stars.

Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5, where visitors have a chance to experience many of Africa's wonders... from giraffe to the elusive leopard, antelope, other small game and over 300 species of birds. The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape is favoured by elephants in the dense bushveld environment.

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Duration2 Nights
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Pumba Water Lodge

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    Pumba Water Lodge



    Stroll to your own stone walled, thatched chalet off the meandering timber footpaths after a day out, and relax in absolute comfort. A romantic moment on your private wooden deck, an outdoor shower, or sundowners on the floating jetty can all be enjoyed as the ...

    Stroll to your own stone walled, thatched chalet off the meandering timber footpaths after a day out, and relax in absolute comfort. A romantic moment on your private wooden deck, an outdoor shower, or sundowners on the floating jetty can all be enjoyed as the South African sun burns the sky before it sleeps and the hippo's meander in the distance. Once the sun is down, enjoy a gourmet dinner paired with vintage wines under the African stars.

    Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5, where visitors have a chance to experience many of Africa's wonders... from giraffe to the elusive leopard, antelope, other small game and over 300 species of birds. The unique vegetation of the Eastern Cape is favoured by elephants in the dense bushveld environment.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Fireplace
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Optional excursions
  • National Park and Entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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 enquire.

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