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Garden Route South Africa Tours Safari Holidays Road Trip Cape Town

Cape Town Safari + Knysna, Garden Route: South Africa Holiday (Whales & Penguins)

Cape Town + Knysna + East Cape Safari
SRE10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £1,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Cape Town Safari Knysna Garden Route South Africa Holiday Whales Penguins

If you do not wish to self-drive, this Cape Town safari includes transfers to Knysna on the scenic Garden Route in South Africa. Start your holiday by ascending Table Mountain to see one of the world's most famous views, visit Cape Point where you can see penguins & whales in season & Stellenbosch winelands. Then fly to Knysna  & enjoy a thrilling Big Five safari. All transfers & game drives included.

Cape Town Safari Knysna Garden Route South Africa Holiday Whales Penguins
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Cape Town Safari
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Stellenboch Winelands
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Knysna, Garden Route South Africa
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Knysna Elephants
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Whales & Penguins
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South Africa Holiday & Safari
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Cape Town Safari
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Robben Island
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Stellenboch Winelands
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Knysna, Garden Route South Africa
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Featherbed Nature Reserve
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Knysna Elephants
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Whales & Penguins
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South Africa Holiday & Safari
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
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
  
Your tour travels through Hout Bay and along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point peninsula, returning via Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens. This is a scenic tour of the whole Cape Peninsula, with the optional opportunity of visiting the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
Day 4
At leisure to relax and explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season) and explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 5
Today we recommend an optional full day shared tour to 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.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 6
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at George Airport and transferred 1-hour to the oyster capital of Knysna in the heart of the scenic Garden Route.
  
Enjoy the beaches of Wilderness and the lakes of Sedgefield, before continuing to Knysna and checking in to your hotel in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
 
Note: In season we recommend booking Knysna restaurants online in advance of your visit, to avoid disappointment.
Day 7
This morning we recommend making your way to Knysna Waterfront for the ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve situated on Knysna's 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).
 
The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore 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.
Day 8
Today is free to explore the small town of Knysna with its beautiful lagoon, shops, restaurants and beaches.
 
Optional activities include horse riding, mountain biking, kayaking and golf.
Day 9
This morning transfer 5-hours along the scenic Garden Route to your malaria-free private game reserve near Addo in the beautiful Eastern Cape.
 
After checking in to your lodge enjoy an afternoon game drive, where game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately. Hopefully see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five - before dining in your warm African surroundings.
Day 10
Rise at dawn to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day and enjoy a thrilling open-top game viewing safari with your lodge ranger in your Private Game Reserve which is home to all the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Hope to see many interesting species before returning to your lodge for breakfast.
   
The rest of the morning is free to relax by the lodge swimming pool, before setting out again in the late afternoon for another game drive. Hope to see giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons and many other interesting animals. With hundreds of different bird species, 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: If travelling with a child < 6 please request a family lodge that allows young children on open top game drives.
Day 11
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing, before your 2-hour transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight home.