Lagoons, Penguins and Cape Town Safari

Cape Town to Cape Town

       

Lagoons, Penguins and Cape Town Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 3,190 (adult)
US$ 760 (child)
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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: AFFS5

Safari Price Includes:

10 Breakfasts
All Activities and Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
Fully Escorted Tour
Driver/Guide
Airport Transfer
Cable Car Table Mountain
Knysna Elephant Park
Ostrich Ranch
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Cape Peninsular Tour

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas and meals/drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Lagoons, Penguins and Cape town Safari

In Cape Town we explore some of the many highlights – Table Mountain, Seal Island, Boulders Beach with its penguin colony, Cape Point, the Cape Winelands and the Cheetah Park. We then journey along the Garden Route with its Mediterranean climate and vegetation, the sheer extravagance of its tropical forests, brilliantly hued birds, multitudinous exotic plant species, tranquil inland lakes, densely wooded mountains, pristine beaches and meandering, reed-banked rivers. From Cape Town we head to Mosselbay via Hermanus, renowned for its whale sightings. We travel to the idyllic haven of Plettenberg Bay, referred to locally as “Millionaires Playground”, a perfect beach destination. The little town of Knysna is big on attractions from the Featherbed Nature Reserve to its interactive Elephant experience. Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park has become synonymous with adventure and offers a variety of activities from tree top canopy tours to bungee jumping. Our inland trip back to Cape Town takes us through the semi-desert Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. We visit the Cango Caves, a local ostrich farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch before heading back to Cape Town.

Lagoons, Penguins and Cape Town Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Hotel  

Today is the joining day in the beautiful city of Cape Town. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Joining Hotel. If you arrive early, the remainder of the day is free. There will be a pre departure meeting at 6pm, giving you the chance to meet your fellow travellers and go through the itinerary in more detail with your guide.


Day 2: Cape Town Hotel Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for our City Tour which includes a cable car ride up the famous Table Mountain. giving spectacular views from the top. In the afternoon we visit the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Waterfront. There will also be an optional excursion to Robben Island, previously home to the most famous prisoner in the world, Nelson Mandela. This optional tour is payable locally, and the Tour Guide will help organise for those interested.


Day 3: Cape Peninsular Tour Hotel Breakfast

After breakfast, we have a full day Cape Peninsular Tour, including Seal Island, Cape Point, Fish Hoek, Boulders Beach's penguins, and the National Botanical Gardens at Kirstenbosch.


Day 4: Cape Winelands, Cheetah Park. Hotel Breakfast

Today after breakfast, we have a full day tour into the Cape Winelands area of Stellenbosch, Franschoek, Paarl etc. We visit wine farms where we learn about wine making, and visit other attractions such as the Cheetah Park at Spier Wine Estate.


Day 5: Cape Town Hotel Breakfast

Today is a free day for you to relax and explore Cape Town further at your leisure. No activities are included today.
There may be new passengers joining today to travel with us along the Garden Route for the rest of our tour. The Tour Guide will advise if there is to be a meeting which you may attend if you wish to meet your fellow travellers. If not, or if you are busy exploring, then the Tour Guide will advise the departure time from Cape Town the following morning.


Day 6: Mosselbay Lodge Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by your Tour Guide to start your tour of the Garden Route. Today we drive down the coastline stopping along the way at Hermanus, renowned for its whale sightings. From here we continue to Mosselbay where we spend the night. First discovered by Bartolomeu Dias more than 500 years ago, the town has a fascinating history. Visit the world-wide known Post Office Tree, under which, in 1501, a letter was left by a ship’s commander, to be discovered by the commander of the third East India fleet en route to India. Thus, South Africa’s first post office came into being. It has been declared a National Monument. Dominating the interior of the Maritime Museum is the spectacular life-size replica of Diaz’s caravel, the ship he sailed in when first anchoring in Mossel Bay.


Day 7: Plettenberg Bay Hotel Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, we continue further down the Garden Route passing the towns of George and Knysna and reaching Plettenberg Bay where we will be based for 3 nights. We stay at a River Lodge, a unique and relaxing playground on the banks of the Keurbooms River Lagoon just outside Plettenberg Bay, offering spacious comfort and style in beautiful, natural surroundings. The afternoon will be at leisure to enjoy the surroundings. A beautiful beach is a short walk away from the hotel.


Day 8: Knysna Elephant Park Hotel Breakfast

After breakfast at your hotel, we then make our way to Knysna. We go on a guided tour of the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The Featherbed Nature Reserve is a prime example of eco-tourism and in order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve's specialist guides.
The Featherbed eco-experience starts with a 25-minute ferry cruise. Your local guide on board will share fascinating tales about the Lagoon, the early shipping industry and oyster cultivation.
On arrival at the Reserve, visitors can enjoy a drive to the top of the Western Head in a 4 x 4 unimog vehicle with trailers, stopping at a magnificent view point en route. Here unsurpassed views of the Lagoon, mountains and Knysna can be enjoyed, whilst our knowledgeable guides explain the history and ecology of the Reserve. After the drive, your specialist guide will take you on an optional 2.2 kilometer downhill walk.
We then visit the Knysna Elephant Park in the afternoon. Guests are transported to the elephants on our tractor & trailer where they will have the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph our gentle giants and fall in love with our gorgeous baby ellie's. Elephants love eating so don’t forget your bucket of fruit and vegetables. There are no barriers or fences to spoil the close encounter. Guests are then transported back to the unique elephant curios shop and Askaris restaurant.
Later we return to Plettenberg Bay to our hotel.


Day 9: Tsitsikamma National Park Hotel Breakfast

Today after breakfast, we head to the Tsitsikamma Forest and enjoy the beautiful scenery in park. En-route we visit Monkeyland for a tour of the facility. Monkeyland is the world’s first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony.
The Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park, proclaimed in 1964, lies in the heart of the Garden Route and extends five kilometers out to sea. The park is 80 km of rocky coastline with spectacular sea - and landscapes, fynbos, evergreen forests, deep river gorges, beautiful flowers and small game, and teems with birds, and at times, even whales and dolphins. There are a host of optional adventure activities to partake in at the Tsitsikamma Forest from Tree Top Canopy tours to bungee jumping.
We return to Plettenberg Bay at the end of the day.


Day 10: Ostrich Ranch, Canga Caves, Cheetah & Crocodile Farm. Hotel Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, we depart Plettenberg Bay and make our way back down the Garden Route, leaving the coastline at George over the Outeniqua Pass into the semi-desert Klein Karoo and onto the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn.
We proceed to the Highgate Ostrich Ranch. Here we come face to face with the biggest bird in the world. After lunch we visit the Cango Caves, internationally renowned as one of the world’s great natural wonders sculpted by nature through the ages. Their fascinating limestone formation occurs in a variety of ways. We visit the Cheetah and Crocodile Farm (Cango Wildlife Ranch). Over 300 crocodiles, ranging from 50 cm to 4 metres in length, inhabit the ranch.


Day 11: Cape Town   Breakfast

After breakfast we make our way back to Cape Town where the tour ends. Here you can connect with an onward flight, or you may choose to spend additional time in Cape Town. Please note that the drive will take about 4 hours, and you are advised not to book any flights out of Cape Town before 4pm at the earliest.

No accommodation is included today, but we will be pleased to organise this for you.



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Lagoons, Penguins and Cape Town Safari Departure Dates

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3 April 2010
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3 July 2010
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25 September 2010

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18 December 2010

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