Discover the Cape

Cape Town to Cape Town

       

Discover the Cape

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 1,789 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Cape Town

Safari Ends: Cape Town Number of Days: 11
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AZR

Safari Price Includes:

All breakfasts included.
10 nights chalet and lodges.

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals / Drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Discover Cape Town

Our adventure begins in Cape Town and we take some time to explore this beautiful city and visit its highlights, including the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope. We then head out into the wine regions of Stellenbosch for wine tasting and spend the night in Franschoek, known as the 'gastronomic capital' of South Africa.
As we head down the Garden Route coast we pass breathtaking scenery, lovely beaches and pristine forest of the Tsitsikamma National Park, which can be explored. The coastal town of Hermanus offers excellent whale watching (in season) and a chance to relax.

Discover the Cape Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Lodge  

Clients on the direct group flight from London will arrive mid morning. Those on land only arrangements will meet the group at the hotel. After the group have had lunch and the briefing from the leader they will be able to take the cable car up Table Mountain (own expense) to enjoy the spectacular views of Cape Town. In the evening we recommend you go to the Waterfront for dinner by the sea.


Day 2: Cape Town Lodge Breakfast

This morning it is just a short drive to the Cape of Good Hope. We stop at the former Royal Navy base at Simonstown and take time to visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. The highlight of the day is our visit to the famous Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which covers an area of 7680 hectares. The reserve is home to eland, bontebok, grysbok, springbok, wildebeest, baboon and ostrich. Rugged cliffs, unspoilt beaches, shipwrecks and beautiful flora are the main features of the reserve. We will go on a walk in the reserve of approximately two hours. We first take a walk to the old lighthouse for the panoramic views, we then follow the pathway to the new lighthouse which offer spectacular cliff views. We then follow the downhill path to the Cape of Good Hope and the iconic board showing the most Southern Western point of the African continent. Once we leave the park we follow the Atlantic Seaboard back to Cape Town via Chapman's Peak drive, if it is open! We drive past the town of Hout Bay, Llandudno, Camps Bay before returning to Cape Town.


Day 3: Franshoek, Stellenbosch Lodge Breakfast

Today we will leave Cape Town and drive to the vineyards of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, established in 1679. It is a town famous for its old Cape Dutch architecture and it retains an old world feel. There is the opportunity to do a cellar tour and spend a full day wine tasting (optional). We then continue on to beautiful French Huguenot town of Franschoek, famous for its excellent restaurants, where we spend the night.


Day 4: Outshoorn Lodge Breakfast

In the morning we drive over the Franschoek pass that was completed in 1825. We head through the fertile fruit valleys towards the town of Mantague. The route takes us through the little Karoo and the farming communities of Barrydale, Ladismith and Calitzdorp and then on to Oudtshoorn. This is a relatively long day?s drive that is punctuated by some very dramatic scenery such as the Huise River pass through the Cape Fold Mountains.


Day 5: Outshoorn Lodge Breakfast

Today is a much more leisurely day, in the morning we will visit the impressive Cango Caves. An enormous cave complex filled with stalactites and stalagmites. After lunch we will visit a local ostrich farm for a guided tour.


Day 6: Knysna Lodge Breakfast

After breakfast we transfer to the small town of Knysna located on the edge of a beautiful lagoon surrounded by forest. We drive down the Outeniqua Pass, leaving the Karoo behind us we follow the coastal route through Wilderness and Sedgefield. We will visit the famous Knysna Heads and spend time at an Oyster farm with optional tastings.


Day 7: Breakfast Lodge Breakfast

We spend a full day in this coastal national park, Africa's oldest and largest marine reserve. The park plays a vital role in the preservation and conservation of marine fauna and flora and is well known for its rugged, unspoiled coastline. We will walk through the forest and hopefully see the baboons playing in the trees. The walk leads to the mouth of the mighty Storms River for amazing views. In the late afternoon we return to Knysna for the night. En route we pass the worlds highest bungee jump at the Bloukraans River Bridge, we will stop if anyone in the group feels brave enough to attempt the jump!


Day 8: Hermanus Lodge Breakfast

Today we leave Knysna and start the long drive along the coastal road following the Garden Route to the small beach town of Hermanus. En route we will stop at the post office tree in Mossel Bay and enjoy the change in scenery from the forest to coastal fynbos and then the cultivated fields of the Western Cape.


Day 9: Hermanus. Lodge Breakfast

The day is free for you to enjoy the many activities Hermanus has to offer. In season this is one of the best places in the world to spot whales and sharks. There are lovely craft markets to wander through, you can enjoy one of the local nature reserves or walk along the coastal paths of Walkers Bay.


Day 10: Cape Town Lodge Breakfast

This morning we will drive 130km along the coastal whale route back to Cape Town. After lunch there is a free afternoon for optional activities. The tour of Robben Island is a fascinating excursion to see the prison that held Nelson Mandela for 18 years. You may decide to relax on one of Cape Town's many beaches or do a township tour.


Day 11: Cape Town   Breakfast

Free morning for last minute shopping. Those on Land Only arrangements will leave today, those on the group flights will transfer to the airport in the afternoon.






Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Discover the Cape Departure Dates

2010 Safari Departures

Jan Departures

Feb Departures

Mar Departures

Apr Departures

May Departures

Jun Departures

-

-

-

-

-

-

Jul Departures

Aug Departures

Sept Departures

Oct Departures

Nov Departures

Dec Departures

-

-

4 September 2010

2 October 2010
30 October 2010

20 November 2010

18 December 2010


Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email