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Garden Route South Africa Tours Safari Holidays Road Trip Cape Town

Holiday: Cape Town, South Africa + Escorted Garden Route Tour + Safari (Big 5)

South Africa: Cape Town Garden Route Tour + Safari
SYA12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Cape Town South Africa Escorted Garden Route Tour Safari Big 5

This wonderful holiday to Cape Town in South Africa combines with a fully escorted Garden Route tour, including a visit to the quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert, spectacular Meiringspoort Pass & Oudtshoorn, continuing along the scenic coastal road to Knysna & Port Elizabeth. After your tour enjoy a thrilling East Cape safari to see the Big 5 and more. Regular departures from Cape Town. Group size 2 to 25.

Holiday Cape Town South Africa Escorted Garden Route Tour Safari Big 5
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Holiday Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Escorted Garden Route Tour
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Prince Albert
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Monkeyland
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Port Elizabeth
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Big 5 Safari
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Holiday Cape Town, South Africa
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Table Mountain
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Escorted Garden Route Tour
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Prince Albert
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Ostrich Farm, Oudtshoorn
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Knysna Lagoon
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Monkeyland
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Tsitsikamma Forest
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Port Elizabeth
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Big 5 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 you will be collected from your hotel for a 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
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 5
This morning you will be collected from your Cape Town hotel around 08h00 for your small group tour,  travelling 5-hours to Mossel Bay - the gateway to the beautiful Garden Route.
 
We travel through the picturesque Sir Lowry's Pass to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
 
We then continue through the historic town of Swellendam, which has some lovely Cape Dutch architecture to Mossel Bay, where the famous Portuguese explorer Bartholemew Dias landed and erected a cross. He was the first European to set foot on South African soil.
 
Note: On escorted group tours please note that for operational reasons it is sometimes necessary to substitute one hotel with another of a similar quality.
Day 6
This morning we drive 1.5-hours from Mossel Bay to the ostrich capital of Oudsthoorn, where we visit an Ostrich Farm, to learn more about these huge flightless birds and their magnificent plumage.
 
Afterwards enjoy a Wine Wasting at a local wine estate, then tour the world famous Cango Caves, a vast series of underground halls and caverns that were formed over 20 million years ago in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The caves, which extend for over 3 miles, contain spectacular stalagmites and stalactites and offer relatively easy access.
Day 7
Today we drive over the magnificent Outeniqua Pass 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.
 
On arrival we take a boat ride on Knysna Lagoon, the entrance to which is guarded by two magnificent sandstone cliffs, before checking in to our 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 8
Today enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Knysna area, with its lush indigenous forest of yellowwood trees, thick green foliage and streams.
 
We start the day with a visit to the Monkeyland sanctuary, where you can see these primates up-close in their natural surroundings.
 
We continue to the picturesque Knysna Heads, with spectacular views over the Knysna Lagoon (weather permitting), before visiting the holiday town of Brenton on Sea with its endless unspoilt beach.
 
The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore more of Knysna independently.
Day 9
Today we leave Knysna and travel 1.5-hours along the scenic Garden Route to Tsitsikamma.
 
We pass through the 'millionaires playground' of Plettenberg Bay and visit the Birds of Eden sanctuary, the largest free flight bird aviary in the world. Located within a two-hectare dome that spans a gorge of indigenous forest, you can see beautiful local birds in their natural habitat.
 
We then drive across the Bloukrans Bridge, a high single span arch bridge that offers the highest bungy jump in the world and visit Tsitsikamma National Park. Weather permitting, we stop at the scenic Storms River mouth and cross a suspension bridge where photographic opportunities abound, before checking into our hotel.
Day 10
Today travel 2-hours from the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth Airport, arriving around 12.30 at the end of your Garden Route tour.
 
From here you will be transferred to your hotel in this warm and friendly holiday city, with its magnificent beaches.
Day 11
Today transfer 2-hours from Port Elizabeth 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 under the stars in your warm African surroundings!
Day 12
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 13
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing, before your 2-hour transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight home.