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Experience the best of Cape Town, the Whale Coast and Garden Route plus the Eastern Cape on this 12-day South Africa adventure. Stay in beautiful accommodation, enjoy incredible scenery and take advantage of all the activities and experiences on offer.

Start your journey in Cape Town and the charming Welgelegen House. Cape Town has plenty to keep every member of the travel party enthralled. A rich and storied past for the history buff, picturesque city beaches, award-winning restaurants and wines for the foodies and wine-lovers, an array of adventurous activities for the adrenaline seekers, and of course the city and surrounds provide plenty of family-friendly outings for all ages.

Enjoy a romantic cliff-top stay just outside the coastal town of Hermanus where in season you’ll be able to observe southern right whales from your balcony. Just next door to Hermanus is Gansbaai – world-renowned for large numbers of great white sharks where you’ll to the waters for a thrilling shark-cage diving expedition.

The journey continues along the coast on the beautiful Garden Route to Knysna where you’ll stay on a small island on the idyllic Knysna Lagoon and enjoy a canopy tour in the tranquil Tsitsikamma Forest. Finish off in the Eastern Cape with an authentic African Big 5 safari in the Bayethe Tented Lodge in the beautiful Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Stay in the cosmopolitan heart of Cape Town
  • Explore Cape Town's beaches & vineyards
  • Watch whales from your cliff-top lodge
  • Spot Africa's fiercest marine predator in a shark cage dive
  • Wind your way along the scenic Garden Route
  • Canopy tour in the treetops of the Tsitsikama Forest
  • Relax on beautiful golden-sand beaches
  • Search for the Big 5 in the private Shamwari reserve
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Tour Duration: 11 Days
Start: Cape Town Central, South Africa
End: Eastern Cape, South Africa

Accommodations visited


Cape Town Central, South Africa

Welgelegen House
3 Nights

Whale Coast, South Africa

Cliff Lodge
2 Nights

Knysna, South Africa

Leisure Isle Lodge
2 Nights

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Bayethe Tented Lodge
3 Nights


Day to day

Your journey begins on arrival at Cape Town International Airport. Collect your rental vehicle and take in the views as you drive to Welgelegen House, a charming boutique hotel close to fashionable Kloof Street at the heart of the city. Your home for the following three nights is ideally located to discover the beauty and vibrance of the Mother City.

Settle in and get ready to explore: visit the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, cool off with a sea-view cocktail afterward and take a drive down the dramatic peninsula to Cape Point, stopping off at the colourful towns of Kalk Bay or Simons Town for lunch and a stroll along the seafront and into working harbours.

You can also enjoy fantastic views of the city from the top of Table Mountain or go on a boat cruise around the harbour, and don’t forget that historic Robben Island is just a ferry ride away. A stroll down the Sea Point Promenade with an ice cream in hand is another way to enjoy the stunning sea views and the sunset before dinner at one of the city’s many top-class restaurants.


Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Price
2024-01-01 - 2024-03-31 $4,080
2024-04-01 - 2024-04-30 $4,040
2024-05-01 - 2024-08-31 $3,995
2024-09-01 - 2024-09-30 $4,020
2024-10-01 - 2024-11-30 $4,130
2024-12-01 - 2024-12-31 $4,155

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What's Included?

  • 12 days Car rental
  • Shark cage diving whilst staying at Cliff Lodge
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour whilst staying at Leisure Isle Lodge

What's Excluded?

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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