Cape Town, Winelands & Garden Route

12 days

Highlights

  • Enjoy central accommodation in Cape Town
  • Self-drive your way to Cape Town's highlights
  • Relax in style at a country estate in the Winelands
  • Cruise the Garden Route at your own pace
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Knysna lagoon
  • Spot the Big 5 in malaria-free Kwandwe Reserve
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Overview

Experience the beauty of both Cape Town and the Garden Route before enjoying a malaria-free Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape's Kwandwe Reserve on this 12-day luxury retreat.

Start your self-drive adventure in the spectacular and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town as you spend four days exploring her many attractions. You can opt to take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain and soak up the amazing views, enjoy a slow drive down the spectacular Cape Peninsula to Cape Point via the penguin colony of Boulders Beach and have a stroll around the ever-popular V&A Waterfront.

Then it is time to head for the Cape Winelands and to indulge in the gourmet delights of South Africa's fine food. Enjoy great wine tasting and award-winning cuisine.

Continue east along the Garden Route to the coastal town of Knysna, at the heart of this famous holiday region. Spend a few days in this pretty little town as you explore indigenous forests or nearby beaches.

Finish your journey in the exclusive Kwandwe Game Reserve at The Great Fish River Lodge. Sit back and relax as you take in wonderful views during the search for the Big 5 on expertly led and informative game drives.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arriving in Cape Town

Cape Town Central, Cape Town, South Africa
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Arriving in Cape Town | 4 Nights

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Cape Town Central, Cape Town, South Africa

Once you have arrived in the Mother City, as Cape Town is known to the locals, pick up your hire car and drive to The More Quarters Apartment Hotel, a gorgeous boutique hotel situated at the heart of the city bowl and close to the city's main attractions.

Days 2-5: Explore the Mother City

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The next three days are yours to explore this vibrant city and all that it has to offer. Why not kick off with a slow drive down the rugged Cape Peninsula to see the penguins at Boulders Beach before visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve?

You could finish your first day with a delicious dinner in ever-fashionable Camps Bay as you watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.

Perhaps spend the next day wandering the landscaped gardens of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens before lunch at one of the historic wine estates in nearby Constantia. Return later to the city to take the cable car up Table Mountain for stunning views of Cape Town and a spectacularly picturesque sunset.

Day 5-6: Relaxing in Stellenbosch | 1 Night

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Cape Winelands, South Africa

This morning you will drive to the charming Cape Winelands town of Stellenbosch and the Majeka House boutique hotel. The next day will be yours to settle in and enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Winelands.

Visit a boutique wine farm, browse through the town's many galleries and craft shops, or simply relax on your hotel's beautiful grounds and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains.

Days 6-8: Take in Knysna | 2 Nights

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Continue east after breakfast as you drive along the iconic Garden Route to its epicentre, the coastal holiday town of Knysna. Located on Kanonkop Hill, Kanonkop House offers you breathtaking views of Knysna Lagoon. Enjoy exciting days in Knysna as you relax in the tranquility of the Garden Route.

Set out on a romantic sunset cruise on the Lagoon, take a walk through sun-dappled indigenous forests, or drive to one of several pristine beaches in the immediate area to soak up the African sun.

Days 8-11: Searching for the Big 5 in Kwandwe | 4 Nights

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Have a final breakfast in Knysna and continue making your way along the striking Indian Ocean coast past the towns of Plettenberg Bay and Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. This exclusive conservation area is situated at the heart of the Eastern Cape safari experience and offers complete privacy and wonderful views.

During the next few days you will be heading out on morning, afternoon and early evening game drives to track down the famous Big 5 as well as other classic African big game species. Between game drives you'll have the chance to explore the rolling hills and grassy plains of Kwandwe on nature walks with an expert guide.

Day 12: Ending your tour in Port Elizabeth

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After a final game viewing activity and breakfast, say goodbye to Kwandwe and drive back to Port Elizabeth for your scheduled onward flight. Your adventure ends once you have dropped off your hire car at the airport.

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Inclusions

  • 12 days car rental
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Exclusions

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

Rates

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  • 2019-06-01 - 2019-09-30

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Long stay discount

All inclusions

4 nights accommodation at More Quarters Apartments

1 nights accommodation at Majeka House

2 nights accommodation at Kanonkop House

4 nights accommodation at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Selected activities and transfers as mentioned above

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Dates Price
2019-07-27 — 2019-08-18 $4,130
2019-08-19 — 2019-09-10 $4,130
2019-09-11 — 2019-10-03 $4,535
2019-10-04 — 2019-10-26 $5,530
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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