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Lead Price
From £3595pp
Duration
14 days & 11 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

South Africa: Cape Town, the Garden Route and Safari

This popular self-drive route ticks off many of the ‘must do’ features of South Africa in one well-paced and beautifully scenic itinerary. Begin with some time in Cape Town, learning about the city’s history and seeing its impressive sights. Then head to the nearby Winelands and sample some of the world’s most exclusive and popular brands. Continue east to the famed ‘Garden Route’, named for its seductive natural beauty and pockets of lush vegetation. End your journey in style with a stay in Amakhala, one of the most exclusive wildlife reserves in the Eastern Cape, which offers thrilling ‘Big Five’ safari experiences.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Cape Town
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Fly to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Cape Town. (N)


Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Cape Town
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Cape Town

On arrival, you will be met by our VIP meet and greet service before transferring to the Trevoyan Guesthouse for a 3-night stay. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

DAY 3: Cape Town
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Cape Town

At leisure to explore or take part in optional excursions. Popular choices include visits to Robben Island, Table Mountain and local townships. We also offer an intriguing ‘Prisoner to President’ tour, where you can delve into the history of Nelson Mandela’s momentous time in the city. (B)

DAY 4: Cape Town
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Cape Town

Your premium package category B car hire will be delivered in the morning and you then have the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city’s surrounds. The Cape of Good Hope and the penguin colony of Boulders Beach are both within easy reach and together make for an excellent day out. (B)

DAY 5: Winelands
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Winelands

Drive to the picturesque Winelands and stay 2 nights at the charming Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House. Following day at leisure (B)

DAY 6: Winelands
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Winelands

At leisure to relax or take part in some of the many wine tasting and culinary experiences on offer in this fabulously scenic region. (B)

DAY 7: Oudtshoorn
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Oudtshoorn

Drive to Oudtshoorn and stay overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate. Oudtshoorn, known as ‘the feather capital’, is set in the picturesque semi-desert region of the Little Karoo. Popular visits from Oudtshoorn include the dramatic Cango Caves and a local ostrich farm. (B)

DAY 8: The Garden Route
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The Garden Route

You may wish to rise early and join an optional meerkat viewing excursion, before driving east to Christiana Lodge, near Plettenburg Bay, where you will stay for 3 nights. (B)

DAY 9: The Garden Route
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The Garden Route

Days at leisure to explore the Garden Route’s stretch of picture-postcard beaches, lakes, rivers, indigenous forests and impressive mountain passes. Other activities include boat trips to spot whales and dolphins around Plettenburg Bay. (B)

DAY 10: The Garden Route
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The Garden Route

DAY 11: Eastern Cape
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Eastern Cape

Continue east to Port Elizabeth, where you will drop off your hire car before transferring to Woodbury Lodge in the Amakhala Private Game Reserve for a 2-night stay. (B, D)

DAY 12: Amakhala Game Reserve
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Amakhala Game Reserve

The malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve offers world-class ‘Big Five’ safari experiences and with wildlife drives and bush walks both included in your lodge accommodation, this is the perfect way to cap any Garden Route itinerary. (B, L, D)

DAY 13: Fly home via Johannesburg
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Fly home via Johannesburg

Transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport and fly home via Johannesburg. (B)

DAY 14: Fly home via Johannesburg
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Fly home via Johannesburg

(N)

Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Uncover the story of Nelson Mandela & his rise to the presidency
  • Opportunities to visit an ostrich farm & observe meerkats
  • Relax on spectacular Garden Route beaches
  • Safari experiences in a ‘Big Five’ private wildlife reserve
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
Low Season
From £3595 per person
High Season
From £3845 per person

What's included

  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • VIP meet & greet service on arrival
  • Premium car rental package with VW Polo (or similar)
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Guided safari activities at Amakhala

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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