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Feel the rhythm of South Africa as you explore diverse wildlife; safaris; beaches; marine life and majestic mountains in the land of sunshine. Together let us explore a world-class African experience in the Western Cape.

Feel the rhythm of South Africa as you explore diverse wildlife; safaris; beaches; marine life and majestic mountains in the land of sunshine. Take the opportunity and tap into the knowledge of an expert local tour guide and get to see the world where nature; adventure; cultures and landscapes merge and locals call home. Together let us explore a world-class African experience in the Western Cape.

Day 1

We will meet at the Arrivals at Cape Town International.
From here we will proceed to your hotel for the check in, a briefing and an orientation
Dinner will be at the h hotel or a nearby restaurant

Day 2:

We will depart from your hotel at 09h00 and then head up picturesque Boyes Drive.

Our first stop will be the vibrant seaside suburb Muizenberg where we will visit  St James tidal pool for a look at the colourful changing huts, painted speckles against a majestic backdrop of blue mountains hues.

From there it is a short drive to Simons Town Harbour where we will stop for some refreshments before we reach  Boulders Beach,  famous for the resident African Penguin colony.

Boulders Penguin Colony in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. This colony is one of only a few in the world, and the site has become famous and a popular international tourist destination.

The Boulders consists of 3 pristine beaches, 1 penguin viewing area and 3 boardwalks. The boardwalks were built as a measure to allow for viewing of these wonderful birds, whilst keeping them safe from poking fingers, so please be sure to stay on the boardwalks at all times within the viewing area.  This beach is ideal for children as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves.

From here we will then head off to Cape Point (Cape Of Good Hope), where you will have the option to walk up to the lighthouse or take the authentic tram called Flying Dutchman.

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is such an ideal retreat, but it is also filled with history. The Cape Point itself was used as a navigational landmark for sailors in the 1400’s but the storm that occurs here also claimed many ships over the centuries.  This was why the lighthouse was built in the 1800’s. You can still see shipwrecks along the coastline from some of the hiking trails in the reserve.

The Flying Dutchman takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up against an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse.

One point, a million points of spectacular views

At the tip of the Cape Peninsula 60 km south-west of Cape Town, lies Cape Point, a nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park; a declared Natural World Heritage Site. Encompassing 7 750 hectares of rich and varied flora and fauna; abounding with buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra as well as over 250 species of birds, Cape Point is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.

We will enjoy an excellent 5-star lunch at the Two Oceans restaurant with its spectacular views of  False Bay.

The Two Oceans Restaurant occupies an enviable position above False Bay at the southwestern tip of Africa. The restaurant is as famous for its seafood cuisine as it is for a superb wooden deck that looks out onto one of the most stunning ocean views in South Africa.

After lunch, we will head off to Cape Town via the scenic Chapman’s Peak Road., passing by Camps Bay heading back to your hotel at about 16h00.

Day 3:

An early departure from your hotel at  07h30 and heading to unique Table Mountain Aerial Cable car.

Please note that this activity is dependent on the weather.

The five-minute cable car trip to the top of Table Mountain, 1 089 meters above Cape Town, seems like an eternity as the views are mesmerizing. Once on top of Table Mountain we will meet the some of the local “wildlife”, like dassies & tortoises, enjoy the sights and scents of the fynbos and casually just be exploring the summit of this iconic landmark.

We will then enjoy a good cup of coffee while sitting back and soaking up the magnificent birds’ eye views of Cape Town, Table Bay, the nearby mountain peaks  and all of the Table Mountain National Park

After this magical Table Mountain experience, we will embark on a completely opposite but no less impressive experience. A visit to the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront from where we will catch a ferry to Robben Island for a visit to the prison that was once home to South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.

All in all this tour takes about 3.5 intriguing hours. The prison tour will be conducted by a qualified Robben Island Tour Guide.

The Robben Island Tour includes a visit to the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour then culminates with a visit to the prison cell of Nelson Mandela.

After lunch back at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, you have the opportunity to walk around and visit the unique, authentic and sometimes weird shops at the Waterfront.

At 17h30 we will return to your hotel.

Day 4

At 10h00 we will pick you up from your hotel for a visit to the cultural heartland of Cape Town. Starting off at Cape Town City Centre for a City walk, Visiting the Slave Quarters, The Company Gardens, a number of the Historic Churches, Green Market Flea Market and the Castle.

Day 5

09h00

Kirstenbosch

We will pick you up from your hotel from where will head off to the most beautiful garden in Africa.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain

An experienced guide will then guide us through these amazing Gardens

11h00

Groot Constantia

We will head off to Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa.

In 1679 Simon van der Stel was appointed by the Dutch East India Company. After years of loyal service, he requested land from the Company. He periodically sent out riders to collect soil samples in 1685. He chose 891 morgen (about 763 ha) situated behind Table Mountain for its wine-growing potential and magnificent scenery. He named his farm "Constantia" - Latin for constancy or steadfastness - attributes that Van der Stel held in high esteem.

13h00

Hout Bay

 We will head off to vibrant, colourful seaside town of Hout Bay via Constantia Neck scenic road. After spending some time exploring the shops on the Hout Bay Warf, we will head back passing by Camps Bay heading back to your hotel at about 16h00.

Day 6

Langebaan

Picking you up from your hotel at 08h00 we will depart to Blaauwberg Beach, our first stop.

Blaauwberg ( Blue mountain) Beach with its clear views across the Atlantic Ocean of Table Mountain and the famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned offers unequalled photo opportunities of Table Mountain across the bay.

 At 9h30 we will then make our way to Jewel of the West Coast, Langebaan, via the scenic West Coast National Park.a colourful flower tapestry after the annual spring rain.

In 1995 unmistakable human footfalls in rock (formerly sea sand), fondly called Eve’s Footprints, were discovered. They are said to have belonged to a young woman who lived 117 000 years ago. The original prints are housed at the Iziko Museum Museum in Cape Town, but the replica can be viewed at the Geelbek Information Centre inside West Coast National Park.

Langebaan is the ornithological capital of South Africa with the largest recorded oyster shell deposits in the world. An internationally acclaimed Ramsar Site for its importance as a wetland and the tidal mudflats, the lagoon not only hosts many local bird species but also attract migratory birds every year. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere.

Lunch will be served on the beach at Die Boesmanland Plaaskombuis, an authentic South African food experience!

Boesmanland Plaaskombuis is a place where everyone meets for African food, Seafood and Boerekos with a difference. Imagine big potjies simmering on the beach over slow fires and homemade breads provided by beachside ovens to accompany over two dozen dishes.

We will stop at Club Mykonos for a walkabout on the white Caribbean like beaches surrounding the crystal clear waters of the Langebaan Lagoon. From here we will head back to Cape Town.

Day 7

Hermanus

Departing from your hotel at 9h00 we will take the scenic coastal road to Betties Bay. Here we will visit the resident offshore penguin colony at Stony Point. The wooden walkway over the colony will provide you with ample photographic opportunities for these comical flightless birds.

At the turn of the century, Stony Point served as one of South Africa’s  whaling stations of which the remains a clearly visible and well signposted. Inside the restaurant, which is run by the local community,  a  photo display depicts live during the turbulent whaling days.

From Stony Point, we will drive to Hermanus, a hidden gem on the Cape Whale Coast. Often described the Rivera of the Whale Coast, this modern, cosmopolitan village has something to offer to each of its visitors.

Stunning ocean views are a dime-a-dozen in South Africa but the frolics of a southern right whale is a different sort of luxury. We will take a whale watching boat ride from the New Harbour for up close and personal encounters with the migrating southern right whale. Whale watching is only from late June until early December.

From the Old Harbour in the centre of Hermanus, you will have the opportunity to visit the Whale House Museum, the open air museum and the photographic museum where the colourful stories of Hermanus will come alive.

We will lunch at Dutchies open-air restaurant the at the Blue Flag Grotto Beach 

  After lunch, you will be taken to your hotel from where you can explore the beautiful town of Hermanus.

Day 8:

Early 5h45 pick up at your hotel and then we head off to Kleinbaai a stone’s throw from just outside Gansbaai, great white shark capital of the world!

Please to note that shark cage diving is an activity dependent on the weather.

Alternatively

We will pick you up at you hotel at 10h00. From there we will visit places of interest in Hermanus. Always popular is the Old Harbour with seasonal views of the whales from the cliff paths.For the adventurers, you can go out on a kayak paddle.

At 13h00 we will drive to the Hemel and Aarde Valley for a visit to selected wine estates on the where we will do some wine tasting and lunch in one of the gourmet cuisine restaurants on a wine estate till about 17h00 when we will take you back to your hotel.

Hermanus boasts with a delectable selection of fine restaurants which will become part of your experience when we collect you from your hotel at 19h00.

Day 9 :

We will pick you up at your hotel at 9h00  and drive inland towards the picturesque towns of Napier and Bredasdorp. The sheer intoxicating beauty of the Overberg area is, quite frankly, reason enough to visit, Mountain-like hills fold into each other and the green and golden hues of the wheat fields are spectacular to witness.

We will visit the unique Lighthouse Museum, a building carved from limestone.The design of the building was inspired by the Pharos of Alexandria.

The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse Museum was opened in 1994 and is the only one of its kind that is found in Africa. The museum is a wonderful historical source of not only the lighthouse but also of the historic fish traps.

If you’re feeling fit enough you can make your way up the narrow winding staircase with its 71 steps to the top of the lighthouse, with breath-taking views over a treacherous coast, aptly called, the graveyard of ships!

Also clearly visible from the top are the old fish traps, made out of stone, that was used hundreds of years ago by the indigenous Khoisan people can be seen from the top of the lighthouse.

If you’re hungry for a bite to eat after the climb to the top, stop off at the Lighthouse Restaurant for a bite to eat.

The Lighthouse Museum is but a stones’ throw from the real meeting place of two oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic oceans, where we will visit the small cairn which marks the spot where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans mix at the Most Southern tip of Africa!

.We will also stop at Struisbaai harbour to see if we can get a look at the Stingrays that swim amongst the fishermen.

17h00 we will make our way back to your hotel.

Day 10:

Check out of your hotel and head for Gondwana Safari Lodge via the scenic Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch.

We ill arrive at Gondwana Safari Lodge in time for the Sunset game drive. Early the next morning we will do another game drive before we head to Oudtshoorn

In Oudtshoorn, where we will overnight, we will visit the unique Cango Caves, a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa.

The 20 million-year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer.

Quick Facts about the Cango Caves:

  • Frequently described as one of the great Natural Wonders of The World.
  • The biggest show cave system in Africa.
  • Inhabited since the Early Stone Age.
  • It is South Africa's oldest tourist attraction.

Day 11:

In its heyday, Oudtshoorn was famous for the export of ostrich feathers to the fashionable ladies of Europe. The derelict mansions tell many a story of the once wealthy feather barons who succumbed to the changing fashions whims of the ladies. ?After breakfast, we will visit an ostrich farm where the brave will have the opportunity to ride an ostrich!

From Oudtshoorn, we will travel to the Garden Route gem, Plettenberg Bay, where we will overnight.

En route we will stop at the Knysna heads to take some photos of the scenic views of the treacherous entrance to the ocean from the lagoon.

At Plettenberg Bay we will spend the late afternoon watching the sunset on a beautiful sandy beach before settling down in our luxurious accommodation overlooking a vast ocean.

Day 12:

The visit to the Addo Elephant Park where we will spend some time will be an unforgettable wildlife experience! From up close you will see herds of elephants in their natural habitat, learn about their history and for the more active visitor, there is an opportunity to embarking upon a once-in-a-lifetime experience of an elephant walk, feeling the heartbeat of the elephant herd as you literally walk in their footsteps. You will rarely experience anything quite as humbling!

Another highlight of your visit is the late afternoon game drive with an experienced, knowledgeable guide.

We will stay at the Addo Elephant Park for 2 nights for a relaxing and holiday wind down

Day 13:

Experience Africa at its best on a morning and late afternoon game drive

Day 14

After breakfast, we  leave Addo Elephant Park and head for Port Elizabeth Airport where you will board a flight to meet your connecting flight back to your home country.

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Transfer service throughout the Cape Province.
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Registered vehicle with Road Transport Permit
Driver with professional drivers permit
Passenger liability
Fuel cost
Registered tourist guide

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Clients meals and refreshments
Guides meals
Expenses of a personal nature
Gratuities

 

 

 

 

 

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