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Garden Route South Africa Tours Safari Holidays Road Trip Cape Town

Beach Safari Holiday: Cape Town, South Africa + Addo, Port Elizabeth + Plettenberg Bay

Cape Town + Safari + Plettenberg Bay (self drive)
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12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,495
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Beach Safari Holiday Cape Town South Africa Addo Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay

This self-drive beach safari holiday combines beautiful Cape Town in South Africa with a the wildlife of Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and the magnificent beaches of Plettenberg Bay. Ascend Table Mountain, visit Cape Point, Stellenbosch & the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Also explore Addo, before relaxing on the warm Indian Ocean beaches of Plettenberg Bay.

Beach Safari Holiday Cape Town South Africa Addo Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Winelands
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Robben Island
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Cape of Good Hope
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Game Viewing
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Plettenberg Bay
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Beach Safari Holiday, Cape Town
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Winelands
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Robben Island
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Cape of Good Hope
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Port Elizabeth
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Addo Elephant Park
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Game Viewing
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Plettenberg Bay
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Beach Safari Holiday, Cape Town
Day 1
You will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 2
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 3
This morning your hire car will be dropped off at your hotel.
 
We recommend you spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve peninsula. Start with an optional short boat trip from Hout Bay to view Cape Fur seals at Seal Island and continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to spectacular Cape Point where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
 
On the return journey we recommend driving through naval Simons Town and visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. You can also make a short stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 4
Today we recommend a full day exploring the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, travelling through the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Visit the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several different wine estates of your choice. In the afternoon we recommend lunch at a good restaurant or wine estate, and a visit to the Cheetah Outreach project in Somerset West on the way home (pay locally).
Day 5
Drive to Cape Town Airport for your onward flight.

Arrive Port Elizabeth Airport, collect your hire car and drive 1-hour to Addo Elephant Park in the beautiful Eastern Cape.
 
After checking in to your simple self-catering Addo Rest Camp enjoy a self drive safari in this national park, where game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately. In addition to the elephants, you can hope to see antelope, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe and other plains game, as well as several of the Big Five (park entry fee for own account).
 
Note: Addo has a restaurant where you can buy breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Days 6 To 7
This morning enjoy a self drive safari in the malaria free Addo Elephant Park, where you can view these magnificent animals which once roamed free in this area and were saved from extinction by this national park, which has also preserved the rare Cape buffalo and the flying dung beetle. Addo is home to all the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - as well as many other interesting species.
  
The remainder of the morning is free to relax at your rest camp, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. You can hope to see ostrich, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other animals. With hundreds of different bird species in the region, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed!
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa.
Day 8
After some game viewing in Addo Elephant Park, drive 3-hours to Plettenberg Bay on the scenic Garden Route.
 
Drive past the Tsitsikamma Forest and across the dramatic Storms River Gorge, where we suggest making a short detour to the Storms River Mouth.
 
Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s playground for the rich and famous. Schools of dolphins are sometimes seen here in the warm Indian Ocean and whales may be seen in season (July to November).  Check into your hotel and relax on one of its three spectacular beaches.
Days 9 To 11
Today is free to explore the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay with its endless beaches.
 
Walkers can enjoy a scenic coastal hike around the Robberg Peninsula. Other activities include sailing, deep sea fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and golf.
 
Optional wildlife activities include a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary; Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary; Birds of Eden; Wild Cat Sanctuary; Raptor Park or Lawnwood snake sanctuary. You can also participate in an ocean safari to search for dolphins and whales in season (July to November).
Day 12
Today we recommend driving to Knysna. This lively town is famous for its oysters, which are grown in the lagoon. It offers good shopping opportunities and many interesting craft shops.
 
From the Knysna Waterfront you can take the ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve situated on the Western Head, one of two magnificent sandstone cliffs guarding the entrance to the vast Knysna Lagoon. This spectacular nature reserve is only accessible by ferry, followed by a short trailer ride to the top of the reserve which offers panoramic views. Most visitors choose to return on foot along a 1-mile guided nature walk through natural coastal forest onto the cliffs, through caves and along a scenic coastal path, followed by an included seafood buffet lunch served under the old Milkwood trees.
  
In the afternoon we recommend a visit to Knysna Elephant Park, for the opportunity to interact with and feed these gentle giants for 45-minutes (pay entrance fee locally).
Day 13
Drive 1.5-hours along the Garden Route to drop off your hire car at George Airport for your flight home.