Garden Route & Safari
... this classic self-drive Journey perfectly showcases the diversity of South Africa. After the dream-like scenery of Cape Town and the Garden Route, your trip will end with once-in-a-lifetime game viewing opportunities on safari.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Explore Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities
- Ascend Table Mountain for stunning city and ocean views
- Sample fresh oysters on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon
- Sip local fine wines among pretty mountain vineyards in Stellenbosch
- Head to Plettenberg Bay to observe whales, dolphins and seals.
- Spot the Big Five on guided 4x4 safari in Addo Elephant Park
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- International flights
- 10 nights in 4-5* hotels
- 11 days car hire
- 3 game drives
- Table Mountain & Cape Town city tour
Need to know
- Arrives: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
- Time difference: GMT+2
- Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
- Language: 11 official languages including English and Afrikaans
- Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
- Flying time from UK: around 12 hours
- Plug type: 3 large round pins
- Voltage: 230V
- A one-way fee applies for the car hire in this Journey; please ask us for details
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Cape Town’s location is unrivalled – a modern, eclectic city at the foot of the commanding Table Mountain, beside a glittering expanse of ocean. Some days the mountain is covered by the famous tablecloth, a cluster of clouds that obscure the summit, but the cloud always clears to reveal heady views of the vibrant city below. Hike up Table Mountain then abseil your way back down, or opt for the more sedate cable car. Back at sea level the attractive Victoria and Alfred waterfront is filled with top-class restaurants, swanky bars and excellent craft shops. For a short half-day trip head for Boulders Beach, home to a curious colony of African penguins, who don’t seem to mind visitors at all. Or perhaps head to Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, set at the foot of Table Mountain and filled with fabulous flowers of the fynbos, unique to this region and the smallest of the world’s floral kingdoms. With all these activities and more, Cape Town has something for everyone.
4* Bantry Bay Luxury Suites
Includes a Table Mountain and city tour
It's time to start your drive along the South Africa Garden Route – head on to the handsome town of Stellenbosch in the winelands region. Stellenbosch is known for its countless wineries, museums, galleries and restaurants and its winding streets are home to some fine examples of Cape-Dutch architecture. Spend an afternoon sampling fine wines and cheeses in a beautiful mountain vineyard.
4* Spier Hotel
Today you drive to the harbour town of Mossel Bay for a one night stop. Although many visitors relax on one of the beautiful beaches, for the more active there are plenty of adventurous outdoor activities on offer here, ranging from hiking trails of various lengths and levels, to getting up close and personal with fearsome great whites while shark cage diving.
4* Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
Next up is the pretty coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. This town is home to beautiful white sandy beaches and is a fantastic whale and dolphin watching destination – jump in a boat or watch from the shore as you spot humpback whales breaching (May-June) and calving (November-February) or southern right whales frolicking (June-November). Bottlenose dolphins are seen year-round, and the Robberg Nature Reserve is a great place to see the Cape fur seal. For the adventurous, Plettenberg Bay also offers a range of exciting water sports.
4* Whalesong Hotel & Hydro
Addo Elephant Park
It's on to Port Elizabeth today for the Grand Finale – your South Africa safari experience. With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, Kuzuko Lodge lies in a private concession to the north of the National Park. You will sense your proximity to the wildlife as the evening's silence is broken by the howl of the black-backed jackal and the francolins' call heralds each new dawn. During your time here you will enjoy three guided game drives into the park to get up close to the animals – an unforgettable experience. After your final night here it's time to head for the airport and reflect on your fantastic trip.
5* Kuzuko Lodge
Includes three game drives
Depart Addo Elephant Park and return to the UK
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