10 Days South Africa Cape Town Safari
Arrival in Cape Town, are picked up by our Representative and driven to hotel. Rest of the day just relaxing from jet lak. Overnight: Harbor Bridge hotel | President hotel | AC Hotel Marriot for dinner and overnight. 4**** BB
Breakfast and spend the day on relaxation. Overnight: Harbor Bridge hotel | President hotel | AC Hotel Marriot for dinner and overnight. 4**** HB
This morning you will be picked up and taken by cable car, up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views of the Mother City and the surrounding peninsula (weather dependent). Back to the city, you will see the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square, the SA Museum and colourful and picturesque Malay Quarter known Bo-Kaap. In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting & lunch at a local wine estate in Constantia. We also suggest a visit to the V&A Waterfront, situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, offering an abundance of indoor shopping and entertainment. Overnight: Harbor Bridge hotel | President hotel | AC Hotel Marriot for dinner and overnight. 4**** HB
Wine Tour of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch – Then it is onto Franschhoek to sample some of the delicious wines on offer. The Wine Tram allows you to easily visit multiple vineyards in a day so you can sit back and enjoy the scenery (and wine!). Overnight: President hotel | AC Hotel Marriot for dinner and overnight. 4**** HB
Breakfast and take a tour of the Cape Peninsula, or drive down the coast for sightseeing tours. Stop at Gordon’s Bay, a dinky little beach town. South Africa has the world’s best coastline here. Proceed to Koolbaai for more site seeing. Next, proceed to Hermanus, a lovely little town and the easiest place in the world to spot whales from land between July and January. Get back on the road and head to Birkenhead Brewery for lunch: wine and beer tasting. After sipping delicious wines and enjoying that fabulous view, proceed to Swellendam, a pretty and sleepy inland town at the base of the mountains. Overnight at Swellendam Hiltop Country Retreat/ Arumvale country Retreat, a very cozy and comfortable place. HB
After a delicious breakfast, cross the mountains. To the heart of the Karoo and on famous Route 62. Stop to photograph the church in the town of Barrydale. The main stop is Oudtshoorn, the wacky town of ostriches. Visit Cango Wildlife Ranch, a zoo filled with everything from giant bats to lemurs. Explore the crocodile cage diving and Visit Cango Ostrich Show Farm.
After gunning through the mountains for the second time arrive in Sedgefield just in the nick of time to catch the sunset and a beer. Overnight at Afrovibe Adventure Lodge. This is a party hostel in an incredible location, right on Myoli Beach. In Toto/ Pelican lodge. HB
Breakfast and this morning, I discover the beauty of Myoli Beach with paddle boarding and kayaking on the lagoon, which is incredibly peaceful and fun or go paragliding or even mountain biking instead.
Make a stop over at Riverdeck Restaurant in Buffalo Bay for a snack of boerewors roosterkoek with sous (sausages sandwiches with a great spicy tomato sauce), some relaxing in the sun, and a ride on the bike boats. Proceed to Plettenberg Bay for your overnight. Ocean Watch Guest/ Howberry Hill Place. This is a quiet, comfy place. HB
Breakfast and spend the day whale watching. Located only a short 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town, Hermanus is easily accessible and offers arguably some of the best land-based and boat whale watching in the world. One of the reasons the whale watching is good here is that the waters run deep until close to the shore, this means that the whales (migratory southern right whales and resident Bryde’s whales) swim right up to the bay so can be seen from the clifftop paths, or even from the beach. The best months are August to October, with the Hermanus Whale Festival taking place in late September or early October. As the whales are around during South Africa’s winter, it can be cool and rainy at times. These gentle giants can be seen in Hermanus from the cliff tops along the shore or on boat trips. A Hermanus tour can be much more than a whale-watching trip, the small town is packed with art galleries and restaurants, and farms offering excellent wine tasting. The whales’ migration northwards also coincide in some months with the Sardine Run which happens between May and July where billions of South African sardine spawn in the cool, nutrient rich waters of the Agulhas Banks before heading northwards in search of warmer waters – a remarkable sight to behold in itself. Overnight at Whale Rock luxury lodge/ Nautilus Guest, a very cozy and comfortable place. HB
Breakfast and take a 3 hour boat trip to the Whale invested area of Hermanus. Spend the day whale watching. Nearly thirty different species of whale and dolphin can be seen off the coast of South Africa making it one of, if not, the premier destinations you can head to with a great chance of encountering these gentle giants of the oceans. With a vast array of whale watching activities by land, sea or air – there’s without doubt an experience to suit everyone’s bucket list. Overnight at Whale Rock luxury lodge/ Nautilus Guest, a very cozy and comfortable place. HB
Breakfast and transfer to airport for your flight back home.
* Meet and Greet Services with assistance
* All airport transfers with assistance
* Accommodation in hotels as specified
* Transport in a custom-built vehicles as specified
* entry charges fees
* Services of an English-Speaking and professional guide
* All Government taxes and levies where applicable.
* Airport transfers
Visas (can be purchased on arrival), Tips and gratuities to driver guides and hotel staff, internet, drinks, any extra meals not mentioned plus all manner of personal spending.