The Cape Town, Garden Route & safari itinerary covers the highlights of these areas including a malaria free big five safari! The holiday kicks off in Cape Town with 4 nights to explore the sights, sample the great restaurants which offer a decadent mix of flavours or enjoy a sundowner on Camps Bay Promenade. Spend a day exploring the Cape Peninsula or visit Table Mountain enjoying a ‘birds eye’ view over the ‘Mother City’. The V&A Waterfront offers some excellent shopping opportunities, or you can pop out to the Winelands for a day, indulging in a lazy lunch on one of the many wine farms. If you do have more time, maybe think about adding a night or two in the Winelands – although only a short distance from Cape Town the area has a very different feel and expereince.
The next part of your holiday takes you up the Garden Route where you will be based for 3 nights in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay in the heart of the Garden Route. There is plenty to do – or you can do nothing! Spend lazy days on the beach or explore the indigenous forests. Take a boat trip out to see the dolphins and whales or just find a place to sip cocktails as the sun sets…
The final part of your Cape Town, Garden Route & safari holiday gets a little wilder as you head to the malari free Eastern Cape, where you’ll be spending your last 2 nights in this beautiful big five private reserve. During your stay, there will be a chance to enjoy daily game drives, starting with one on the day of arrival and ending with one on the morning of departure. The reserve is home to a variety of animals including the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo & rhino) as well as many plains antelope, zebra and giraffe. There are also great birding opportunities for the bird lovers.
DAy 1 - 4 - Welcome to cape town
Arrival at Cape Town International, collect your hire car, travelling an easy 30 minutes to Cape Town where you will spend the next 4 nights. This gives you ample time to see the highlights of the area – visit Table Mountain, spend a day exploring the Cape Peninsula and Cape Point. Kirstenbosch Gardens is also worth a visit plus you can head out to the Winelands nearby. Accommodation is at Ocean View House in Camps Bay and is inclusive of breakfast.Accommodation
day 5 - 7 - garden route - plettenberg bay
Travel to the Garden Route where you will be based for 3 nights in Plettenberg Bay to explore the area. Spend a day visiting Monkeyland and the wildlife sanctuary, take a stroll in the indigenous forests and see The Big Tree. For the more active there is horse-riding and zip-sliding through the trees or you can take on the worlds highest bungee jump at Storms River. You will be staying at Milkwood Manor On Sea – located on the beach and inclusive of breakfast.Accommodation
day 8 & 9 - eastern cape safari
The last part of your holiday takes you to the malaria free Eastern Cape where you will be staying for 2 nights at River Lodge in the Kariega Private Game Reserve. Arrive in the afternoon in time for lunch, followed by the afternoon game drive. Your stay is inclusive of all meals, all game activities house drinks and conservation levies.
Kariega River Lodge is nestled along the river, and very close to Keton On Sea, which means that its possible to go to the beach as well during your stay (water level dependant…). This makes it a real ‘bush & beach’ experience all in one!Accommodation
day 10 - Homeward bound
Its your last morning to wake u early and enjoy the morning game drive on the reserve with your ranger! After the mornings excitment, come back to the lodge to enjoy a hearty breakfast before making your long way back home.
You will fly from Port Elizabeth airport in the mid afternoon, to either Cape Town or Johannesburg and then connect to the flight back to London. Or you can extend your holiday – maybe end off with a few nights in the Winelands before going back home…
- From £1325 per person sharing
- Internal flight (Port Elizabeth to Cape Town)
- Meals specified (plus house drinks at Kariega River Lodge)
- Excursions specified & Conservation Levies
- Car hire (premium insurance & zero excess with unlimited kilometers)
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered