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Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari Cape Town, Garden Route & Safari

8 Nights

Cape Town 'The Mother City' is where this tour begins. The cosmopolitan beauty of this city is hard to ignore against the imposing backdrop of Table Mountain.

Based in Cape Town, enjoy three days of touring to discover the city sights and surrounds.

Between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape runs an astonishingly beautiful stretch of coastline dotted with quaint towns and villages; a journey in itself which only ends when the safari starts in the malaria-free Eastern Cape private game reserve of Kariega.

This is a self-drive tour, allowing you to travel and discover at your own pace.

Days 1-3 Cape Town

Met on arrival at Cape Town airport where your Somak Representative will assist you with collecting your car. Spend the next three days exploring Cape Town and the surrounding areas at your own pace. We suggest a visit to the V&A Waterfront, a cable car ride up Table Mountain, or a trip to Robben Island. You can enjoy a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula - drive along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Stop at Boulder's Beach to see the African penguins, and then travel through the naval port of Simon's Town. Spend a day meandering around the Cape Winelands, sampling wines that are among the finest in the world and admiring the tranquillity and beauty of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Overnight : The President
Meals : Breakfast

Day 4 Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town and travel to Oudtshoorn. The town of Oudtshoorn is in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and you may wish to visit an ostrich farm. The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.
Overnight : La Plume Guesthouse
Meals : Breakfast

Days 5-6 Knysna

Drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, then to Knysna, perhaps South Africa's most stunning resort, in the heart of the Garden Route. There are a multitude of things to do and see in this scenic part of the country, from leisurely relaxation, high energy adventure and sporting activities to shopping, delicious cuisine, sampling Knysna oysters or drinking the locally brewed beer, Knysna reflects the finer things in life. Track the mysterious Knysna forest elephant, take a ferry trip or a sunset yacht cruise, hike or cycle in the beautiful forests, take a walk on the beach or sip your favourite drink while watching the sun set over the estuary.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Meals : Breakfast

Days 7-8 Eastern Cape Game Reserve

Travel to Kariega Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. You will be taken on game drives twice daily in open safari vehicles, usually in the early morning and late afternoon, although times are dependent on the season and weather. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the African bush, while your skilled ranger provides details and fascinating facts about the surrounding wildlife. Game drives are the centre of the Kariega safari experience and guests will be thrilled by close-up encounters with lions, elephants and an abundance of other African wildlife.
Overnight : Kariega Main Lodge
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 Depart

After your morning game drive and your last opportunity to enjoy Africa's wildlife, return to Port Elizabeth Airport and drop off your hire car. Continue with your ownard travel arrangements.
Meals : Breakfast



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This itinerary is also available as:

5* Deluxe Self-Drive Tour
Days 1-3 Cape Town - Cape Grace
Day 4 Oudtshoorn - Altes Landhaus
Days 5-6 Knysna - St James of Knysna
Days 7-8 Eastern Cape Game Reserve - African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve, Water Lodge

Where Next
Add to your experience by extending your holiday to one of these easy to combine destinations: Victoria Falls, Mozambique, Malawi, Seychelles, Mauritius or Dubai.