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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Port Elizabeth, via Johannesburg. Transfer to Amakhala Safari Lodge (or similar) where you will stay for 2 nights. Join a brief welcome meeting over lunch with your guide, followed by a late afternoon game drive if time allows. (N) (L, D)Day 3: Amakhala Game Reserve (or similar)
Board specialist safari vehicles for morning and late afternoon wildlife drives in a ‘Big Five’ game reserve. Cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and an assortment of antelope species also roam these lands. (B, L, D)Day 4: Tsitsikamma • Knysna
Early morning wildlife drive, before travelling to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Here you can take a picturesque walk and cross the suspension bridge that spans the gorge at the mouth of the Storms river. Then continue west to Knysna and stay 3 nights at the Knysna Hollow, located on a beautiful three-hectare country estate. (B, D).Days 5-6: Knysna
Cruise across a stunning lagoon to the Knysna Heads aboard the John Benn, a classic boat named after a legendary harbour pilot. Then enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spend the following day at leisure, relaxing or joining an optional excursion. (B, D)Day 7: Oudtshoorn
Drive to Oudtshoorn, ‘the feather capital of the world’. Take a guided tour of the Cango Caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural rock formations. Its vast caverns are adorned with beautiful and delicate stalagmites and stalactites. Then enjoy lunch and an informative excursion to a working ostrich farm, where you will come face to face with the world’s largest birds. Overnight at Swartberg Country Manor (or similar). (B, L, D)Day 8: Cape Winelands
Head out on an optional early morning meerkat adventure, meeting rescued former captives, accompanied by an expert guide. Then continue along Route 62, a scenic roadway that leads through the Karoo. Stop at the quirky town of Barrydale for lunch (payable locally) at Karoo Art Hotel. Stay 2 nights in the Winelands at Oude Werf Hotel (or similar). (B, D)Day 9: Cape Winelands
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads between the golden triangle of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. Take a Land Rover wine tasting safari at Warwick Wine Estate, tasting ‘Big Five’ grape varieties. (B, L, D)Day 10: Cape Town
Morning guided walk around Stellenbosch, including a visit to the village museum, which charts the history of the region. Transfer to Cape Town for an afternoon at leisure. Stay 3 nights at the Cape Milner Hotel, which lies in the shadow of Table Mountain. (B, D)Day 11: Cape Town
Morning cable car ascent to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Afternoon at leisure for exploration of the waterfront area or take an optional excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for three decades. Dinner in a local home in the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, tasting authentic Cape Malay cuisine. (B, D)Day 12: Cape Town
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive along the Atlantic seaboard passing authentic fishing villages and the pretty seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Continue to the southernmost tip and visit Cape Point, returning via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. Evening farewell dinner at Gold Restaurant, accompanied by an interactive drumming experience. (B, D)Days 13-14: Fly to London
Day at leisure to explore Cape Town or take optional excursions. Evening transfer to the airport for your flight to London, arriving the following day. Alternatively, contact our travel consultants to discuss extending your holiday. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
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Swartberg Country Manor is nestled in the Cango Valley, at the foot of the world-renowned Swartberg Mountain Pass. The farm "Voorbedacht" offers a tranquil retreat with panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the veranda. The main house has eleven stylish rooms and dates back to 1864. There are a further four rooms in the Historical house and nine Karoo-style cottages as well as an idyllic honeymoon suite that was the old bakery. With bountiful aloe and jacaranda trees, the garden is lush and verdant.Meals are served in the charming restaurant and guests can have sundowners on the wooden deck. Enjoy the swimming pool on hot days, while in winter, relax in front of the fireplace in the lounge. Visit the waterfall look-out and swimming hole, or perhaps take advantage of the bird-watching, photography and star-gazing opportunities.Features: 25 rooms & suites, Patat restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, mountain bikes, walking trails, free parking, ...
The Knysna Hollow Country Estate is set on a secluded 3-hectare site, 5 minutes from the centre of Knysna. This contemporary country retreat offers stylish accommodation with warm personal service and a high quality restaurant. The 44 suites are spread throughout lush gardens and meandering walkways.Features: 44 suites, restaurant, 2 outdoor pools, bar, lounge, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Minibar, safe, television, hairdryer, airconditioning, kettle.
Kariega River lodge is located on the banks of the Bushman's river. It offers 10 superbly appointed thatched suites, spectacular views, and marvellous cuisine. The suites are air conditioned, with ceiling fans, satellite television, and en suite bathrooms with spacious showers and ornate baths. Morning and evening safari drives with experienced rangers give guests the opportunity of wildlife viewing from open vehicles and Kariega is also unique in its offering of a diverse range of activities, which include walking safaris to view abundant wildlife and birdlife, river cruises, canoeing, a spa and gym, and visits to the nearby golden beaches of Kenton-on-Sea.
Located on the edge of Cape Town’s CBD, The Cape Milner is a perfect choice of Cape Town hotels for the business traveller. It is a functional, minimalist hotel that is all about dove grey and mahogany wood. The hotel has 55 standard rooms and two suites. Rooms are extremely practical, with muted, masculine décor and all the essential mod cons you will need during your stay. Crisp white linen with earthy-toned curtains and carpets make décor unobtrusive. The en-suite bathrooms are relatively spacious with a separate bath and shower. Some rooms have private balconies with mountain views. A rectangular pool in the centre of a black slate patio with oversized deckchairs lends itself to lounging here on a summer afternoon. The in-house restaurant, 2 On Milner, overlooks the sunny patio and has a skylight spanning the length of it as well as large, open windows. Enjoy a full buffet and cooked ...
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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