This self-drive tour combines stunning coastal scenery, remarkable wildlife and a varied selection of thrilling outdoor activities, making it ideal for all age groups. Start in Cape Town, dominated by Table Mountain, and tour the stunning Cape Winelands. Drive east along the Garden Route and see the ostriches of the Little Karoo and the beautiful beaches of Knysna and Plettenberg. Finish in the Eastern Cape where you may spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’: elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions and rhinos. The Cape has a year-round moderate climate and easy driving conditions, with driving on the left, so you can explore at a relaxed pace.
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Arrive into Cape Town and transfer to an African
Elite Waterfront Apartment for a 3-night stay.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure. (N)
Morning stand-up paddle boarding tour along the
canals of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. In the
afternoon ascend Table Mountain on the cable car
for 360-degree views of the Cape. (B)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Activities
tailored to the family may include Segway tours
through the vineyards, watching farming practices
in action and tasting sessions. A number of farms
are geared towards wine lovers and their families,
with special grape juice tastings for the children. (N)
Your hire car will be delivered this morning. Drive
to Oudshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital’ of
South Africa due to the many ostrich farms. Spend
2 nights at Bufflesdrift Game Lodge. Afternoon visit
to Highgate Ostrich Farm followed by an evening
stargazing tour at the lodge. (D)
Early morning meerkat viewing followed by an
interactive elephant feeding experience. Afternoon
wildlife drive. (B, D)
Drive to Knysna and spend some time at leisure in
the picturesque seaside town. Stay 2 nights at the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa on Thesen island.
Take a boat cruise to the stunning Featherbed
Nature Reserve and explore the waterfront with its
boutique shops and cafes. (B)
Drive to Plettenberg Bay and stay 2 nights at
Emily Moon River Lodge on the southern bank of
the Bitou river. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Activities such as canoeing, horse riding, mountain
biking, walking, birdwatching and river tubing
can be booked locally. The beautiful beaches of
Robberg and Keurboomstrand are close by. (B)
Morning at leisure. Drive east to Tsitsikamma
National Park. Explore Storms River Gorge by
kayak and inflatable lilos. Finish with some cliff
jumps before returning to Plettenberg Bay in the
Drive through Port Elizabeth to the Amakhala
Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Stay
2 nights at Hlosi Game Lodge overlooking a wide
river plain. Afternoon wildlife drive in search of the
Big Five. (B, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife drives. Other
activities include the evening Bushman’s River
Cruise, guided bush walks, birdwatching and
canoeing. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife drive. After lunch, drive to Port
Elizabeth and drop off your hire car. Fly home via
Johannesburg, arriving the next day. (B, L) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch,
D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards, to discuss
flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call
020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
African Elite Properties provides luxury, serviced accommodation in exclusive apartments and villas. All properties are centrally located in the heart of either De Waterkant or the V&A Waterfront, a short drive from Table Mountain and Cape Town's city centre and beaches.
All of the properties in the portfolio are innovative and stylish and promote a lifestyle focused on local living. All are graded 4 star and range from 1 to 3 bedroom apartments. On arrival you will be provided with tea, freshly ground coffee and nibbles and breakfast hampers are delivered daily, consisting of a croissant, ham, cheese, yoghurt, muesli, fruit salad and juice. Housekeeping, concierge and tourist information facilities are provided and personalised shopping is also on hand for your convenience. Additional services that can be arranged include spa treatments in the privacy of your own apartment, laundr...
Bufflesdrift Game Lodge is a sprawling game farm in the fertile Cango Valley at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, South Africa's 6th World Heritage Site. Lush Karoo vegetation and a 5 hectare natural waterhole create a haven for a variety of game species including elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, giraffe, hippo, Cape mountain zebra, eland, kudu and springbok. Enthusiastic bird watchers will enjoy trying to identify the more than 217 bird species to be found in the area. Situated 7 km outside Oudtshoorn, the Lodge is in the heart of ostrich country. Accommodation is in luxury en-suite tents with air conditioning, which are on the edge of the waterhole and offer breathtaking views of the Klein...
Embracing the southern bank of the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay, Emily Moon River Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge with accommodation for just 16 guests. Each luxurious suite is a separate lodge for two people, with their own sitting area, private viewing deck and spacious, fully appointed bathroom. The area is has fabulous trails for hikers. The highlight of the area is undoubtedly the rivers, beaches and the...
Hlosi Game Lodge is part of the 7,000 hectare, Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. This family friendly lodge is set on a tranquil hillside, overlooking a wide river plain and undulating grasslands. The four luxury suites are designed in the spirit of a bygone era. Two of the suites have two bedrooms making them ideal family options. The rounded entrance leads to a spacious dining area, a large lounge and library and the bar, all joined together by a double-sided fireplace. There is also a separate television lounge with a DVD player, games and books. This main building is totally surrounded by shady verandas offering stunning panoramic views across the savannah or towards the swimming pool and sun deck.
Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, guided bush walks, bird watching and canoeing on the Bushmans River.
Features: 6 suites, lounge, dining room, boma,...
Situated on the island of Thesen, the Turbine Hotel Knysna is a unique boutique property developed from the old firewood power station on the island, in one of the most exclusive areas of Knysna. Linked to the Knysna lagoon by a series of waterways the hotel has kept many of the original features of the power station and incorporated them into the general theme of the hotel. There are 24 well appointed, individually decorated rooms with flat screen television, air conditioning, mini bar, DVD player, DVD library and either a balcony or garden.
The hotel's main restaurant, The Island Café, is situated in the old turbine room with seating arranged around the original turbines which are still in situ. The restaurant is a previous winner of the Diners Club Platinum Award for its wine list, while with views out across Knysna lagoon the Tapas Bar and Deck is ideally suited for sundowners...
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We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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FMS2018: 11 Nights
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