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SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN & GARDEN ROUTE LODGE SAFARI

Destination

South Africa

Highlights

Cape Town, Table Mountain, Boulders Penguins, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Knysna, Tsitsikamma Forest, Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves, Route 62

Tour Type

Accommodated Safari

From

R 32,500 pp sharing

Duration

9 days/8 nights
Cape Town to Cape Town

This is a fun tour in a way and suits travelers looking to experience Cape Town, but have enough time to expand their adventure, and the Garden Route is the perfect choice in such a case.

It’s very much about culture, scenic and more scenic on this one and we travel far and wide bringing this magical region to you.

ROUTE: (CAPE TOWN – CAPE TOWN)

DAY 1
We collect you at the CT international during late morning and deliver you to your lodge for an afternoon of relaxation and rest in preparation for the adventure starting tomorrow at 08h30.

DAY 2
Collection is soon after breakfast and first up is a scenic drive up signal hill to give you a birds eye view of the city in all its glory down below.
A 2 hour excursion up Table mountain follows and you will be blown away by the beauty of the latest wonder of the world.
After enjoying the top of the mountain we take the journey back down below and our next stop is the very popular Cape Town museum, an absolute must for visitors to our shores.
The historic Company Gardens is up next and it’s also here that we enjoy a light lunch.
The afternoon see us visiting Green Market Square and the Bo Kaap, before heading back to your lodging where you have spend the late afternoon relaxing, before heading down to South Africa’s premier tourist attraction, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, where you enjoy dinner.

DAY 3
We have an exciting day ahead as we visit the beautiful Cape Winelands today.
The wine region has hundreds of top end wine producers and we visit 3 of the best ones to sample the magic stuff they produce.

DAY 4
After a great breakfast at your lodge, we depart on our last outing whilst in Cape Town and today we travel all along the Atlantic ocean, visiting Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak and Cape Point along the way.
After enjoying lunch at the tip of Africa we move on to Simonstown, the Boulders penguin colony and finally Kalk Bay before heading back to your lodge.

DAY 5
It is an exciting day today as we depart on the first leg of our journey to the famous Garden Route, one of the most popular tourist destinations in SA.
The Garden Route hugs the warm Indian ocean all the way and is one of the most picturesque areas in the country for sure.
Our destination is Knysna, the oyster capital of SA, where we will spend 2 days exploring the many attractions on offer.
Arrival is around lunchtime and the rest of the day is available to explore all the attractions in and around Knysna, some of which are the Knysna heads, scenic boat cruises as well as all the shops at the Knysna waterfront.
Dinner is enjoyed at the waterfront, a stone throw away from our lodge.

DAY 6
We have a full day ahead and leave the lodge soon after breakfast.
First stop is Plettenberg Bay where you have an opportunity to partake in an excursion on an ocean going whale boat, hoping to see some of the giants of the seas from close up.
Next stop is the amazing monkey and bird world, where a variety of monkeys and birds are kept in their their natural habitat.
The enclosures are enormous and covers many hectares of the indigenous forest, allowing the animals to lead normal lives.
Finally we take a leisurely drive to the Tsitsikamma forest area where we visit the scenic Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve for late afternoon tea, before heading back to our lodge.

DAY 7
We say good bye to Knysna and travel inland to the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn.
The morning is spent visiting a working Ostrich ranch, whilst we visit the famous Cango Caves in the afternoon.

DAY 8
The adventure is nearing its end and we take a slow drive back to Cape Town via the popular and scenic Route 62.
The route has many interesting small towns and we visit some of them as we travel along.
Arrival at your lodge is at around 6pm and you enjoy your last dinner on African soil before your onward flight tomorrow.

DAY 9
It’s time to say our goodbyes and I collect you after breakfast for the 30 minute drive to the Cape Town International Airport.

 

Highlights
Table Mountain
Cape Point
Boulders Penguins
Ostrich farm
Cango Caves
Monkey and Bird World
Plettenberg Bay
Knysna

This is a fun tour in a way and suits travelers looking to experience Cape Town, but have enough time to expand their adventure, and the Garden Route is the perfect choice in such a case.

It’s very much about culture, scenic and more scenic on this one and we travel far and wide bringing this magical region to you.

 

What Is Included:
All road transfers
Passenger and public liability insurance
All lodging
All meals
Entries to Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulders Penguins, Monkey world, Bird world, Oudtshoorn Ostrich farm, Cango caves

What is Excluded:
International air travel
Personal travel insurance
Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
Personal items
Sweets, gifts and gratuities
Boat cruises and attractions not mentioned above

Items not included but available for own account
Paragliding
Bungee jumping
Whale as well as scenic boat rides
Game drives
Sea and river kayaking

 

Clothing
Neutral colours are recommended when on a wildlife safari, whilst random colours are in order when on scenic and landscape safaris.
The choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel

Cooler months – May through August
Although evenings will be cool to cold, nights might drop to zero degrees celsius or even below zero
days might be cool but sunny and temperatures could reach mid 20’s regularly.

During these months we recommend some long pants, long sleeve tops, jerseys and jackets as well as warm socks, gloves, a beanie and scarves
Thermals
Sarong
Sunhat
Sunglasses
Siking shoes
A travel towel or two
Sleeping bag liner
Short sleeve shirts t shirts, skirts and sandals for warmer days
At least one nice outfit

Warm months – September through April
During these months do bring predominantly short sleeve shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, sandals as well as a few warm items in case of freak weather
Sarong
Sunhat
Swimsuit
Sunglasses
Sandals as well as hiking shoes
A travel towel or two
At least one nice outfit

Medicinal
We recommend you bring some basic items including:
Malaria prophylaxis
Tablets for headache, nausea, cramps as well as diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer

Other items
Binoculars
Camera with spare batteries
A torch or headlamp
A good book to read
A water bottle
A universal power adaptor
A power pack or portable charger with usb cable

To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it…