An ideal safari, city and coastal experience and a prefect trip for that first-time safari experience or for those wanting to reconnect with one of the world’s most spectacular cities. There’s no reason to rush Cape town as there’s so much to see and do, not least enjoy the amazing quality and great food and wine of this foodie city. A few nights in the picturesque winelands in a boutique hotel, along with a day on the wine tram circuit, before flying to the Eastern Cape for the wildlife of Kariega.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Fly to Cape Town and on arrival you’ll be met for a private transfer to your hotel for a 4 night stay. We’ve picked the waterfront area to stay here, with other options including vibrant Kloof Street or Camps Bay and beyond.
Head out on a full day private tour of the Cape Peninsula, starting with a drive ion one of the world’s best ocean roads to the famous Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Visit boulders beach and see the colony of African penguins and head through the towns of Hout Bay and stop at Simons Town. Enjoy a picnic lunch and head to the colours of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, on the flanks of Table Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Two free days in Cape Town. Head up Table Mountain for those famous views, you can take the boat to Robben Island with a guided tour, experience the flavours of the Cape in one of the many eateries. For an insight into the history Cape Town, we can arrange a Long Walk to Freedom walking tour, or an appreciation to the current styles and vibrancy of 21st century South Africa take the arts and culture guided tour.
Private transfer into the hills of the picturesque winelands. There’s a variety of places to stay here, all close to the vineyards in areas of great natural beauty and attractive towns with historic Cape Dutch architecture, galleries, restaurants and boutique shopping. Base yourself in Franschhoek.
Spend the day visiting a number of local wineries on the wine tram, with your tickets included. Partly on tram lines and partly on a converted bus, you can choose from several routes to different wineries, a great way to see the different farms each with their own character. The wine tastings and snack are extra payable, but are amazing value and quality.
Transfer to Cape Town airport and fly to Port Elizabeth. On arrival you’ll be met for the transfer into the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape and your safari lodge. The Eastern Cape has become increasingly important in terms of wildlife protection and there’s a variety of excellent private wildlife lodges to choose from to suite all tastes, for classic tented camps to manors and stone lodges, all with excellent guides and wildlife viewings. Stay for 3 nights with plenty of time to see the wildlife and relax.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
With two full days on safari, you’ll be taken out on morning and afternoon to evening game drives, when the wildlife is at its most active. Not forgetting classic sundowners and all meals included for that classic African safari experience. Make sure your camera is charged and you khaki is packed ready for encounters with elephant, giraffe, zebra and on the lookout for big cats.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Transfer to Port Elizabeth for your departure flight. You can extend your trip in the Indian Ocean, usually flying via Johannesburg. Or why not head up to Victoria Falls, or even stay on the Garden Route coast for a few more days.
‘Iconic Building, Perfect Waterfront Position’
The Table Bay Hotel has a total of 329 rooms and suites and is located in the heart of the Victorian and Alfred Waterfront to which is has direct access along with Cape Town’s largest shopping centres, restaurants, bars etc. The elegant neo-Victorian architecture of The Table Bay Hotel combines with traditional hospitality and luxury accommodations combine to deliver a tempting all-round sophisticated residence from which to explore this magnificent city.
‘Beautiful historic residence within the gourmet capital of South Africa’
Set in the heart of Franschhoek village, the Last Word Franschhoek hotel is a beautiful historic residence within the gourmet capital of South Africa. Within walking distance of the many award-winning restaurants this beautifully restored hotel has been designed with sumptuous home comforts and sophisticated interior. There are 6 luxurious rooms to choose from and a wooden decked balcony with offers stunning views of the mountains.
‘Big Five and Beach – What a Combination!’
River Lodge on the Kariega Game Reserve is unique with 10 tastefully appointed thatched suites meandering along the banks of the Bushman’s River. A natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route, and only 80 minutes from Port Elizabeth, this renowned malaria-free private game reserve is set in 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness it offers a combination of ‘Big-5’ and general game viewing from open vehicles with qualified game rangers and an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife. The unique Kariega experience includes guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing, fishing, an overnight bush camp activity, a spa and gym. Guests staying at the River Lodge will be able to find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the magnificent views from the deck overhanging the river. Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea; there is an optional daily ferry to the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea.
International and domestic flights in economy class
All local ground transfers on a private basis
Accommodation as noted in itinerary.
Full board including drinks on
Two game drives daily on safari in shared vehicle
Conservancy entry fees
Price based on travel September
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