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Holidays to Cape Town Safari Holiday South Africa Tours Stellenbosch

South Africa: Cape Town + Garden Route (wheelchair)


1PB10C
10 NIGHTS
FROM £3,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This exciting wheelchair holiday & safari vacation combines a visit to Cape Town with a tour along the scenic Garden Route in South Africa. Explore the beautiful 'Mother City'; ascend Table Mountain by cable car; visit Cape Point; enjoy wine tasting in Stellenbosch & view whales in season (July/Oct). Travel to Oudtshoorn & Knysna, before ending with a safari. Accessible hotels, transfers & all specified sightseeing included.
Wheelchair Holiday Safari Vacation Cape Garden Route South Africa
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South Africa
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Cape Town
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Garden Route
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Penguins
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Seal Island
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Stellenbosch
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Whales in season
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Ostriches in Oudtshoorn
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Knysna
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Wheelchair Holiday & Safari Vacation
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South Africa
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Cape Town
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Garden Route
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Penguins
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Seal Island
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Stellenbosch
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Whales in season
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Ostriches in Oudtshoorn
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Knysna
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Wheelchair Holiday & Safari Vacation
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 your guide will collect you for a full day tour of Cape Town.
 
We start with a short tour to see the key historical and architectural sites of the "Mother City". Weather permitting, we will then ascend Table Mountain by cable car to enjoy one of the world’s most famous views (alternatively we drive up Signal Hill, with its wonderful view point).
 
We continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where there is the option to take a boat ride to see the Cape Fur seals at Seal Island (pay locally).
 
Afterwards we visit Kirstenbosch Gardens, nestled on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and regarded as one the most beautiful botanic gardens in the world. Bequeathed to the nation by Cecil John Rhodes, the garden was established 1913. There is an avenue of camphor trees, a beautiful protea and fynbos garden, useful plants garden, sculpture garden and a dell garden as well as a world class collection of indigenous South African flora. Wonderful summer sunset concerts are held in the gardens on Sunday evenings from December to March.
 
Note: For the optional trip to Seal Island you will be lifted in your manual wheelchair into the boat, so this will not be possible for very heavy guests, nor for power chairs. If you prone to travel sickness, you may want to take preventative tablets in advance. There is no accessible toilet on the boat.
Day 3
Today your guide will collect you for a full day tour to the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  
Enjoy wonderful ocean views as we drive around the Cape Peninsula to naval Simonstown, where we visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
 
We continue to Cape Point where we hope to see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July to November). We take an accessible funicular ride up to the Old Lighthouse, before returning via spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Town.
Day 4
Enjoy a full day tour through 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. We visit the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several different wine estates – sampling as we go.
  
After lunch at a good restaurant or wine estate (own account), there is the option of visiting the Cheetah Outreach Project in Somerset West on the way home (pay entrance fee locally).
Day 5
This morning your guide will show you more of the dramatic and contrasting beauty of South Africa on your scenic 5-hour drive from Cape Town along spectacular Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn in the arid Little Karoo.
 
We travel through the beautiful Cape Winelands and Breede River Valley, where we enjoy wine tasting at a wine estate renowned for its port, before checking into our accommodation in the small town of Calitzdorp.
Day 6
This morning we drive 45-minutes to Oudtshoorn where we visit an Ostrich Farm to learn more about these huge flightless birds and their magnificent plumage. We also visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch to see cheetah and crocodiles up close.
 
In the afternoon we drive 2-hours through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Knysna on the beautiful Garden Route. Check into your hotel and relax in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
 
Note: In season we recommend bookings Knysna restaurants online in advance of your visit, to avoid disappointment.
Day 7
This morning we visit the Garden of Eden, which gives you the opportunity to stroll along a boardwalk through the beautiful Knysna Forest, the southernmost Afromontane forest in Africa with a dense canopy of ironwood, stinkwood, yellowwood, milkwood, white pear, wild fig, Cape holly, Cape beech, bastard saffron, assegai and kamassi trees. For birders, this dense forest is the habitat of the elusive Knysna turaco, which is more often heard than seen.
 
Our next stop is at Knysna Elephant Park for the opportunity to interact with and feed one of these gentle giants for 45-minutes.
 
After lunch (own account) we continue to Birds of Eden, the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, which also has a short accessible boardwalk.
Day 8
This morning we drive 1-hour along the scenic Garden Route to Mossel Bay, travelling through the small towns of Sedgefield and Wilderness.
 
In Mossel Bay we visit to the Dias Museum, which has a life-sized replica of the ship that the Portuguese explorer, Bartholemew Dias, sailed in when he became the first European to set foot on South African soil and erect a cross. At the centre of the complex is the famous Post Office Tree, an ancient Milkwood where early sailors left mail for homebound ships.
Day 9
Rise early this morning as we drive to a local malaria-free Garden Route Nature Reserve for an exciting 3-hour game drive on their game-viewing vehicle, accompanied by a ranger.
 
You can hope to see four of the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino - as well as zebra, giraffe, kudu, warthogs and many other interesting animals. With many different bird species, you can also enjoy excellent bird watching.
 
Afterwards we return to Mossel Bay, with balance of day at leisure.
  
Note: You need some upper body strength for this safari, as you will need to be transferred onto a bench-style seat in a large game viewing. Children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives. If you do not have upper body strength, or if you are travelling with young children, enquire about other safari alternatives that use an accessible vehicle.
Day 10
Today we leave Mossel Bay and drive to the small town of Albertinia, where we visit an Aloe shop and learn more about the healing properties of this fascinating succulent plant.
 
We then travel 2.5-hours towards the small town of Heidelberg and check into our guest farm in this farming district.
 
Note: The Aloe Factory is closed on a Sunday.
Day 11
Provided the farmer is not harvesting, this morning enjoy an authentic South African farm experience before continuing through the old town of Swellendam with its wonderful history and architecture.
 
We return to Cape Town via the apple orchards of Elgin and Sir Lowry’s Pass, a scenic drive of around 3-hours, with drop off at Cape Town Airport for your flight home.
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