Explore the scenic Cape region on this leisurely self-drive and scheduled tour. Explore the highlights of Cape Town, spend time in the Winelands and at the Whale Watching Capital, Hermanus, before meandering along the renowned Garden Route. The trip ends with a safari in the diverse and rich wildlife region of the Eastern Cape at a private game reserve.
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Meet your English speaking driver and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.
After breakfast, enjoy the Cape Point Tour where you visit the fishing village of Hout Bay. Then, continue traveling over Chapman’s Peak Drive onto Cape Point. Also visit Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight in Cape Town.
Today morning, after breakfast enjoy on a city orientation tour passing the Castle of Good Hope, the Parliament Buildings, Tuinhuis, Company Gardens, St George’s Cathedral and the Malay Quarter. Continue for a visit up the Table Mountain (weather permitting) where you may take a cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain. Visit the V&A Waterfront in the afternoon. Overnight in Cape Town.
After breakfast pick up your rental car today and continue at your own leisure to Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Enjoy a scenic drive this morning to the Franschhoek Valley. Stop to visit the Huguenot Memorial and Museum before stopping at one of the fine wine estates in the region for wine tasting. Cross Helshoogte Pass and descend into historic Stellenbosch with its broad streets shaded by tall oaks and lined by buildings designed and constructed to resist the ravages of time. Many can be seen and enjoyed along Dorp Street and Die Braak, the old village green. Do not miss out on the opportunity to visit Oom Samie se Winkel (Uncle Sammy’s Shop) in Dorp Street, which sells a marvelous variety of items ranging from traditional home preserves to curios. Overnight in Franschhoek.
After a leisurely breakfast, continue to Hermanus, known as the heart of the whale route, this seaside resort in Walker Bay offers the best land based whale watching in the world. A cliff path stretching from the one side of the town to the other, hugs the coastline for about 12 km giving whale watchers unlimited opportunities to study and get within 20m of the gentle giants in the coves below or lolling just beyond the breakers. Telescopes situated alongside the Old Harbour Museum makes it possible to survey the entire Walker Bay and the whales and dolphins at close range. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure at this seaside town. Overnight in Hermanus.
An early start today after breakfast, and travel along the garden route to Knysna. Embark on an afternoon cruise on the John Benn vessel on Knysna Lagoon, famous for its Oysters, a treat for all the sea food lovers. Overnight Knysna.
After breakfast proceed for a day trip to visit Cango Wildlife Ranch, an Ostrich Farm and the Cango Caves at Outdshoorn. Overnight in Knysna.
Drive down to the Port Elizabeth, South Africa’s fifth largest city located on the Indian Ocean coast. Thereafter, you will be driven to Kwantu Game Reserve. Lunch will be served depending on the time of arrival. In the evening, enjoy a game drive. Overnight in Kwantu Game Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Also visit Kwantu Private Game Reserve’s Education and Rehabilitation Centre. It is home to various different species of predators. (A visit to the Centre counts as an activity, 2 activities are included per day) Overnight in Kwantu Game Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy an early morning game drive before you depart to Port Elizabeth airport for your onward flight back.