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Holidays to Cape Town Safari Holiday South Africa Tours Stellenbosch

South Africa: Cape Town + Garden Route + Safari (wheelchair)


1PC12C
12 NIGHTS
FROM £4,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
This classic wheelchair holiday vacation visits Cape Town & tours along the Garden Route in South Africa to Oudtshoorn, Knysna & Port Elizabeth. Experience a thrilling safari in Addo Elephant Park & (if you have upper body strenth) open-top game drives in a luxury Big 5 game reserve. Seasonal whale watching from June-October. Accessible hotels, transfers, game drives & specified sightseeing included.
Wheelchair Holiday Vacation Cape Town Garden South Africa Safari Addo
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Whale Watching in Hermanus
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Garden Route Tour
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Safari in Addo Elephant Park
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Big Five Game Reserve, East Cape
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Wheelchair Holiday Vacation
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Whale Watching in Hermanus
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Garden Route Tour
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Safari in Addo Elephant Park
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Big Five Game Reserve, East Cape
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Wheelchair Holiday 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 more wine tasting or a visit to the Cheetah Outreach Project in Somerset West on the way home (pay entrance fee locally).
Day 5
Today your guide will drive you 2-hours from the Cape Peninsula along the scenic coastal route through Gordon’s Bay and along the False Bay coast to the small seaside town of Hermanus.
 
Along the way we visit Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, renowned for its fynbos flowers.
 
We continue to Hermanus and explore this small town on foot. It has an interesting open-air craft market in season and a coastal path with indigenous fynbos and bird life. There is a small beach at the foot of the cliffs, with steep access. From July to November, southern right and humpback whales come here to breed and it is considered the best location for land-based Whale Watching in the world. Once severely endangered, these magnificent creatures of the deep are now breeding successfully in the area due to a major international conservation effort.
 
On the way back to Cape Town, enjoy some wine tasting at a local Wine Farm.
Day 6
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 7
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 8
This morning make your way to Knysna Waterfront in good time to board the MV John Benn for a relaxing 1.5-hour cruise to the 'Heads' of beautiful Knysna Lagoon.
 
In the afternoon a special treat awaits – a visit to a Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, for the opportunity to interact with and feed these gentle giants for 45-minutes.
 
Note: If there are strong winds, the John Benn sometimes boards at ther own private jetty, which is not suitable for either manual or power chairs. On such days, an alternative activity will be substituted.
Day 9
Today we drive through Plettenberg Bay, 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).
 
Continuing northwards, we travel 4-hours past the Tsitsikamma Forest and across the dramatic Storms River Gorge to the malaria-free game Addo Elephant Park in the beautiful Eastern Cape.
 
After checking into your simple self-catering Addo Rest Camp enjoy a late afternoon game drive with your guide, where game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately. In addition to elephants, we hope to see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five.
 
Note: Addo has a restaurant where you can buy breakfast, lunch & dinner (own account). If you are tall and remain in your chair for your game drives, please be aware there will be some restrictions on your viewing due to the height of the windows in the accessible vehicle. There are no restrictions if you transfer into one of the regular seats.
Day 10
This morning enjoy a game drive in your guide's vehicle in 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 on 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 11
After some final game viewing in Addo Elephant Park, continue 1-hour to your private game reserve in the beautiful Eastern Cape, where you will be dropped off by your guide.
 
After checking in to your lodge - which is home to all the Big Five - enjoy an afternoon open-top game drive with a lodge ranger, before dining in your warm African surroundings.
 
Note: You need some upper body strength for this safari, as you will need to be lifted into the front seat of the game viewing vehicle. If you do not have upper body strength, please enquire about other more suitable safari destinations, where an accessible vehicle is allowed.
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 a lodge ranger in your East Cape Game Reserve which is home to all the Big 5 - 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.
Day 13
Enjoy some final early morning game viewing, before your 2-hour transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight home.
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