11 Day – The Fairest Cape Tour / A Fairest Cape Private Safari


TOUR ENQUIRY


Duration:  11 Days / 10 Nights 

Accommodation:

  • A Fairest Cape Private Safari option is available for this tour – Day 2 & 3 at a 5* lodge on a “Big 5” private reserve.
  • Camping 4×4 not an option.
  • Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavour to supply comparable facilities.
  • The standard of the accommodation is on average a lot better than our grading, due to the fact that we have selected the best accommodation available for each category at each location.

Car Hire:

  • Various car hire groups as per your budget.
  • Hire from Port Elizabeth / Return to Cape Town.
  • Includes – contract fee / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover & 1 x one way drop-off fee.

Day 1:

Catch your connecting flight to Port Elizabeth on your arrival in South Africa, either from Cape Town or O R Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport. Our representative will be at the airport to meet you and hand over your travel documents (vouchers). Collect your hired vehicle at the car rental office at the airport. Afternoon at leisure in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth is known as the “Windy” and the “Friendly” City. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants found near your hotel. Overnight in Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation: **** (-)


Day 2:

After breakfast and a leisurely morning you can visit the historical & interesting city centre of “Mandela Bay”, before departing for the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. This is the only park in the world that boast with the “Big 7”, namely – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Whale and the Great White Shark. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: *** (B)


Day 3:

Another day to relax in the African bush and to continue with your search of the “Big 7” and a host of other wonderful birds, animals and creatures. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: *** (-)

Optional activities:

  • Morning and / or sunset safari in an open vehicle with a park ranger.

Day 4:

Travel along the “Garden Route” towards Knysna, visit the “Big Tree”, the Storms river mouth suspension bridge in the Tsitsikamma National Park and Bloukrans – “highest bungee in the world”. (You don’t have to jump!!!). Lunch on route. Our recommended restaurants in Knysna are: Dry Docks, JJ’s and 34 Degrees South found on the waterfront. Overnight in / near Knysna.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 5:

Morning at leisure – time to relax and enjoy what Knysna has to offer, this is a good place to do some shopping. This afternoon you can take the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a 4 x 4 trailer-ride tour and hike through the reserve. Evening of leisure. Overnight in / near Knysna.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 6:

Travel via the “Outeniqua Pass” to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo (semi desert area), a 60km drive that reflects the great diversities of nature South Africa has to offer. Visit the magnificent Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Centre and then Safari Ostrich Farm for lunch, also learn everything and more than you might want to know about ostriches. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Accommodation:  **** (B)


Day 7:

Drive to Cape Town via Riversdale, Swellendam and Hermanus in the whaling season (June to November) and the rest of the year you could travel along the scenic “Route 62”. Weather permitting – take the cableway up Table Mountain on your arrival in Cape Town. Evening at leisure. Our recommended restaurants for your stay in Cape Town are: Baia, Greek Fisherman, Quay Four, Hildebrand, Gold, Blues & Cod Father, all found in and around the city. Overnight in Cape Town on the famous V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 8:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Boulders – Penguins. Have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Simonstown, before your visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 9:

A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or spend the day relaxing in the sunshine on one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 10:

Explore the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. Cellar tours are available and enjoy some excellent wines with various wine tastings at some of the wine estates found along this route. Also visit the quaint historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: **** (B)


Day 11:

Morning at leisure or visit the city centre of South Africa’s Mother City, sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Parade Ground, City Hall, House of Parliament, Tuinhuis and the Dutch East India Company Gardens or spend the time for last minute shopping at the V & A Waterfront. Weather permitting you could do an optional helicopter flight over the “Cape Peninsula”. Then drive to Cape Town International Airport to drop-off your hired vehicle at the car rental office at the airport.  Catch your connecting flight back to Johannesburg or your direct flight home or your onward flight for your next adventure.

Accommodation:  (B)


TOUR ENQUIRY


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Included:   Accommodation (3-4*), vehicle hire – contract fee / unlimited km / maximum insurance cover / one-way drop-off fee and meals as indicated.

Excluded:   Air tickets, passport / visa fees, travel insurance, phone calls, beverages, purchases, porter-age, gratuities, conservation & entrance fees and cost of excess baggage, etc.


 

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