Explore South Africa’s vibrant Mother City before heading down the coast to explore the verdant and breath-taking beauty of the Garden Route. Spend three days in Cape Town, one of the world’s top travel destinations with majestic mountains, white sand beaches and delicious food. Next we take in the scenic Klein Karoo landscape and the lush Garden Route; Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and Knysna has some of its best oysters. Our final stop will be a luxury game lodge where you can encounter South Africa’s famous and diverse wildlife.
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your luxury hotel. This afternoon your rental vehicle will be delivered to your hotel. The vibrant city of Cape Town nestles neatly between majestic Table Mountain and the cobalt blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the next few days at leisure exploring the city.
Enjoy a cableway ascent to the top of Table Mountain, spoil yourself with a delectable picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or visit Cape Point, the south-western tip of the African continent. From savouring fine wines in the lush Cape Winelands, to an informative and often evocative Robben Island tour, this lively city has something for everyone.
This fantastic jaunt shows you Cape Town’s best historical landmarks as well as its most famous landmark. Cape Town’s story stretches back centuries and encompasses the dynamic culture of many nations. This rich history will be explored before heading up the iconic Table Mountain to get a different perspective on the city.
Enjoy an early breakfast this morning before setting out on the road less travelled as you drive to Oudtshoorn along the scenic Route 62 via Montagu and the Klein Karoo. You have the afternoon at leisure to explore Oudtshoorn – known as the ostrich capital of the world. Visit the ancient Cango Caves or an Ostrich Show Farm.
Enjoy a visit to one of the regions many ostrich farms where you can have a personal encounter with the world’s largest bird. Guided tours show you the daily life on an ostrich farm. Watch jockeys hang on for their lives as you enjoy thrilling, daily ostrich races.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning, then take in the breath-taking views as you travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George and onward to Knysna via Wilderness and Sedgefield. You have the afternoon at leisure.
Spend your day discovering Knysna, the jewel of the Garden Route. This charming town nestled on the banks of a lush estuary offers experiences that range from quiet luxury to unforgettable thrill. Sail stylishly around the gleaming waters of the lagoon or make memories to last a lifetime as you walk with the elephants of the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary. For the more adventurous, spend a memorable day zipping through ancient treetops or take to the skies on a tandem paragliding adventure.
The famous Knysna forest elephants have been steeped in mystery and legend for many years. At the Elephant Park you have the opportunity to meet, feed and interact with these compassionate creatures. Expert guides and handlers make sure that your elephant experience is unforgettable.
After an early breakfast travel further east along the coast via Plettenberg Bay, Tsitsikamma and Port Elizabeth. Your malaria-free reserve is located in the beautiful and historically rich Eastern Cape. Home to a diverse and unusual range of animal and bird species, the incredible scenery is matched by luxurious accommodation, warm service and rich safari experiences.
During your Eastern Cape safari you will have the opportunity to enjoy morning and evening game drives. Accompanied by your experienced ranger and tracker team, you will spend the mornings in search of daytime animals including the majestic Big Five – Black and White rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. The evening safari offers the chance to encounter unusual nocturnal animals such as aardvark, the curious bat-eared fox and porcupine. In addition to twice-daily game drives you may also choose to join a walking safari. Accompanied by an armed ranger, walks are conducted within easy reach of your lodge and allow you a closer look at the hidden wonders of the bush.
Children under the age of four may be too young to join game drives but they will be well taken care of with fun and educational activities. Experienced minders and care-givers will lead young rangers on activities that promote conservation awareness and animal welfare.
Start your day with early morning tea & coffee followed by open vehicle game drive (time permitting). Return to the lodge for breakfast before making your way to the Port Elizabeth Airport.