Day 1: Cape Town
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport,
you will be met by a local English-speaking tour guide and welcomed
into South Africas popular "Mother City". You will be transferred
to your hotel for check-in. Afterwards we will
transfer to Cape Towns V&A Waterfront Cape
Towns premier shopping and entertainment complex to enjoy lunch
at one of our many local restaurants.
After lunch, we embark on an afternoon excursion to Cape Towns
most famous landmark - Table Mountain. No visit to Cape Town would
be complete without a cable car ride to the top of the
mountain. Sunset from the top of this massif provides one
with unequalled panoramic views of Cape Town. Late afternoon return
to your hotel with time to relax and freshen up before dinner at a
local restaurant. Overnight at City Lodge, Waterfront B/L/D.
Day 2: Cape Town
Today will be a full days excursion where we will take a
scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula. Included in todays
excursion will be a short boat cruise to Seal Island to view our
large Cape Fur Seal Colony. At the tip of the Cape
Peninsula you will find Cape Point situated within the Cape
Peninsula National Park where we will transfer to the
Lighthouse lookout by funicular or on foot for spectacular views
over the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Lunch will be served en route at a local seafood restaurant.
After lunch we will visit Boulders Beach to view our resident
African Penguin colony. Enjoy a traditional dinner
at the Africa Café and overnight at City Lodge, Waterfront
Day 3: Knysna
After breakfast, we depart Cape Town for the start of our journey
along the scenically beautiful Garden Route. Your
route will take you via Mossel Bay and George to the coastal
holiday village of Knysna this quaint town has been voted
South Africas favourite town. It is the place of adventure, with
everything from adrenaline-thumping extreme sports to the more
relaxing pleasures of arts, crafts and culture.
The Waterfront at the Knysna Quays is a popular destination for
tourists and locals alike, and offers unusual restaurants,
bookshops, clothes, gifts and jewellery stores. Lunch will be
enjoyed at Knysnas popular Waterfront. This afternoon we will
enjoy a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon on board
the John Benn ferry, taking in the spectacular scenery of the
Knysna Heads. There are plenty of local restaurants to choose from
as dinner venues. Overnight at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays -
Day 4: Knysna / Oudtshoorn
After breakfast, we will make our way inland, towards the
Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, where we will enjoy an
excursion to the famous Cango Caves, followed by a
visit to one of the many local Ostrich Farms in the
area and of course one cannot miss out on Oudtshoorns most popular
tourist attraction the Cango Wildlife Ranch, where one can observe
cheetahs, lions, jaguars, pumas and white Bengal
The Cango Wildlife Ranch and its breeding centre is carefully
designed so that its more than 47 species of animals and
reptiles can roam peacefully in comfortable natural
enclosures, giving visitors the opportunity to closely observe, and
in some cases, interact with a wide variety of unusual and
endangered animals. Here you will also have the unique opportunity
to stroke a live cheetah!
We will return to Knysna during the late afternoon where we will
have dinner and overnight at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays B/L/D.
Day 5: Addo Elephant National Park
Today we travel further along the Garden Route via
Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth.
72kms from Port Elizabeth in the Sundays River Valley and Zuurberg
Mountain range, we will arrive at the Addo Elephant National
Park the best place in the world to get up close and
personal with the biggest land mammal. This park is sanctuary to
over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalo, black rhino, and a variety of
antelope species. Accommodation in the park will be in standard
bungalows. Overnight at Addo Elephant National Park B/L/D.
Day 6: Addo Elephant National Park
Enjoy a full day at leisure in the Addo Elephant National
Park. There are various optional activities available
including breathtaking horse-riding trails experience the thrill
of riding on horseback between herds of elephant;
4x4 adventure rides, nature and walking trails through pristine bush
and of course game-viewing which guarantees one of
close encounters with the parks main inhabitants.
One can also enjoy guided night drives where you
will join rhino, buffalo and a host of other nocturnal hunters in
the lush Addo bush. Overnight at Addo Elephant National Park
Today we will transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport in time to
connect with your flight to Johannesburg.