This 4-Star package offers exceptional value for anyone wanting to experience a quintessential journey to South Africa. Begin this 12-day adventure with 4 nights in Cape Town, staying at the lively Waterfront district, with tours of the city and Cape Point included. Then head out on a 4-day small group guided tour of the Garden Route, ending in Port Elizabeth. End the trip with 3 magnificent nights at the Kariega Private Game Reserve staying in their Main Lodge. This naturally secluded and peaceful reserve is home to an impressive range of habitat and wildlife. Be sure to look out for the Big 5 and so much more!
**Travel between the 1st May and 30th June, 2019 and receive an additional night at Kariega Private Game Reserve FREE OF CHARGE, making this a 13 Day/12 Night package**
All pricing is per person based on twin share. Package is valid for sale between 1st November 2018 and 1st March 2019. Valid for travel between 1st May and 31st August 2019. Package may be withdrawn or extended at any time without notice. All segments of the package are subject to availability and seasonal surcharges apply. Package excludes visa fees, airport taxes, tips and gratuities, personal expense items, early check in, late check out, medical insurance, evacuation cover and travel insurance. Package subject to change without notice. Valid for new bookings only and not valid with any other offer. If paying by credit card, credit card fees will apply. For full terms and conditions, please contact African Travel Specialists.
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met and transferred to the SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT HOTEL for your four-night stay.
Day 2Cape Town
After breakfast, you will be taken on a half-day scheduled tour of the city and Table Mountain. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure where you can explore the waterfront area from your hotel’s central location. (B)
Day 3Cape Town
This morning you will be taken on a half-day Cape Highlights tour. Visit the Cape Point National Reserve and gain an appreciation for the natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Afterwards, return to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 4Cape Town
Enjoy a final full day to explore Cape Town at your own pace. (B)
Day 5Cape Town – Oudtshoorn
This morning you will be collected from your hotel for the beginning of your 4 day group tour of the Garden Route. Head east along Route 62 through the contrasting Western and Eastern Capes. In the afternoon, enjoy an optional informative tour of a local ostrich farm before arriving at the picturesque Oudtshoorn where you will overnight at the SURVAL BOUTIQUE OLIVE ESTATE (or similar). (B)
Day 6Oudtshoorn – Knysna
After breakfast, visit the nearby Cango Caves network before continuing over the Outeniqua mountains to the Garden Route. Stop at lookouts in Wilderness National Park and the Map of Africa for opportunities to capture the sweeping views on camera. Arrive in Knysna where you will have the opportunity to partake in an optional relaxing sunset oyster cruise – a culinary delight for seafood lovers. Two nights at PROTEA HOTEL KNYSNA QUAYS (or similar). (B)
Head to Plettenberg Bay this morning where you will have the option of taking a marine excursion with an emphasis on marine-mammal conservation. Depending on the season, you may encounter whales, dolphins and seals. In the afternoon, there will also be the option to visit the Oolweni Township and learn about the various community development programs focused on education. Return to Knysna for the evening. (B)
Day 8Knysna – Port Elizabeth
After breakfast, depart for Port Elizabeth with stops at the Storms River suspension bridge and the beautiful hundred-year-old trees of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Arrive in Port Elizabeth, marking the end of your Garden Route tour. Overnight at THE BEACH HOTEL. (B)
Day 9Port Elizabeth – Kariega Game Reserve
This morning you will be transferred east to the Kariega Private Game Reserve for your three-night stay. Three nights at KARIEGA GAME RESERVE MAIN LODGE. (B, L, D)
Days 10 - 11Kariega Game Reserve
For the next two full days, you will head out on morning and afternoon game drives. Explore the vast plains of this premier game reserve, spanning many different landscapes and supporting a plethora of wildlife. You may spot white and black rhinos, lion, leopard, giraffe, hippopotamus, elephant and many more. (B, L, D)
Day 12Kariega Game Reserve – Port Elizabeth
After a final breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred back to Port Elizabeth Airport where your adventure comes to an end. (B)