Scenic South Africa

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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.

No. of Nights : 09
Cities Covered : Cape Town | Winelands | Hermanus | Garden Route | Eastern Cape Safari

Validity : 01 April – 30 September 2016

Cost Per Person in South African Rands (ZAR) : ON Request

Per Person on Twin Sharing basis ZAR 14,200

DAY 01 Arrive Cape Town

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.

DAY 02 Cape Point Tour

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.

DAY 03 City tour

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.

DAY 04 Onto Winelands

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.

DAY 05 Onto Hermanus

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.

DAY 06 Onto Knysna

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.

DAY 07 Outdshoorn

After breakfast proceed for a day trip to visit Cango Wildlife Ranch, an Ostrich Farm and the Cango Caves at Outdshoorn. Overnight in Knysna.

DAY 08 Onto Eastern Cape

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)

DAY 09 At Kwantu

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)

DAY 10 Departure

Enjoy an early morning game drive before you depart to Port Elizabeth airport for your onward flight back.

  • Stay at specified hotels or similar as per itinerary
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 2 Lunches and 02 Dinners at Kwantu Game Reserve
  • 2 game drives per day at Kwantu Game Reserve
  • 4 Day Self drive Car Hire from Cape Town as per itinerary
  • Entrances to Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Safari Ostrich Farm, Boat Cruise in Knysna
  • Cape Town: City Orientation Tour (Cable Car Fee Included)
  • Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Tour
  • All other transfers and sightseeing on seat-in- coach basis
  • All flights, International & Domestic, reservations, taxes, fees etc.
  • Lunches and Dinners, unless specified
  • Gratuities , Tips and Porterages
  • All expenses of personal nature like tips, mineral water, laundry charges, telephone charges, food
  • Any increase in services that may come into force prior to the commencement and any increase in the cost of land arrangements or airfare due to increase in fuel prices, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in “Inclusions”
  • In Cape Town : Premier Cape Manor or similar
  • In Hermanus : Harbor House or similar
  • In Knysna : Knysna Log Inn or similar In

Car Rental Terms and Conditions

  • Rates include STLW, SCDW 
  • Tyre and Windscreen Waiver
  • Airport Surcharge, Tourism levy, Vat @ 14%
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Third Party Liability
  • GPS (Complimentary)
  • 1st additional driver free (Complimentary)
  • Rental Deposit
  • Contract Fee
  • One Way Fee
  • E-Toll fee
  • Additional Driver fee
  • Young Driver Surcharge
  • Baby / Child seat
  • Claim Administration Fee
  • Assessor's Fee
  • Traffic Fine Administration Fee
  • Overdue Rental Administration Fee
  • One Way Cross Border Fees
  • Delivery/collection Fee Office / After  Hours
  • Delivery/collection Fee per km in excess of 25km from rental location
  • Water, Sand and Undercarriage Damage
  • Towing Charges (If not mechanical)
  • Cancellation / No Show Fees
  • Fuel