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“The Fairest Cape”  Port Elizabeth to Capetown - 11 days

Or with optional extension of Kruger National Park to make 14 Days

 

  

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Cape Town and Table Mountain

 

 

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Day 1   Arrrive Port Elizabeth



Catch your connecting flight to Port Elizabeth on your arrival in South Africa, either from Cape Town or O R Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport. Our representative will be at the airport to meet you and hand over your travel documents (Vouchers). Collect your car at the Budget Rentals or First Car Rentals office at the Airport. Afternoon at leisure in Port Elizabeth, also known as the "Friendly City". Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants near you hotel.

 



Day 2   Addo Elephant National Park



After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you can enjoy an interesting city tour of Mandela Bay, before departing for the renowned Addo Elephant National Park. This is the only park in the world that boast with the "Big 7", namely - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino, Whale and the Great White Shark.

Overnight in the park. 

 

 

 

Day 2   Addo Elephant National Park



Another day to relax in the African bush and to continue with your search of the "Big 7" and a host of other animals.

Overnight in the park.



Optional activities: Enjoy a sunset or evening game drive in an open vehicle with a park ranger.

 



 

Day 4  The Garden Route

 
Travel along the Garden Route towards Knysna, visit the "Big Tree", the Storms river mouth suspension bridge in the Tsitsikamma National Park and Bloukrans - "Highest bungee in the world". Lunch on route. Our recommended restaurant - Dry Docks on the waterfront.

Overnight in Knysna.

 



Day 5   The Garden Route



Morning at leisure - time to relax and enjoy what Knysna has to offer, this is a good place to do some shopping. This afternoon you can take the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a 4 x 4 trailer-ride tour and hike through the reserve. Evening of leisure.

Overnight in Knysna.

 

 

Day 6  Knysna - Oudstshoorn

 

Travel via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo (semi desert area), a 60km drive that reflects the great diversities of nature South Africa has to offer. Visit Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm for lunch, also learn everything and more than you might want to know about ostriches.

Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

 

 

Day 7  Oudstshoorn - Capetown

 

Drive to Cape Town via Riversdale, Swellendam and Hermanus in the whaling season, and the rest of the year you could travel along the scenic Route 62. Weather permitting - take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Our recommended restaurant - Mamma Africa. Overnight in Cape Town.

 



Day 8  Capetown  



Take a scenic drive around the Cape of Good Hope. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and the Boulders - Penguins. Have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Simonstown. Evening at leisure. Our recommended restaurant - Hildebrand on the V & A Waterfront.

Overnight in Cape Town.

 

 

Day 9   Capetown



A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities - a city orientation tour of South Africa's beautiful Mother City on the "hop-on hop-off bus" or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic - take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave - shark cage diving. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Cape Town.

 

 

Day 10  Capetown



Explore the stunning scenery of the Cape's world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. Enjoy some excellent wines, with wine tasting and cellar tours at some of the numerous wine estates along this route. Also visit the quaint historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Our recommended restaurant - Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) in the city. Overnight in Cape Town.

 


Day 11  Depart Capetown 

 

 
Morning at leisure. Time for last minute shopping and lunch at the V & A Waterfront. Weather permitting an optional helicopter flip over the Cape Peninsula. Then drive to Cape Town Airport, drop-off your hired car at the Budget Rentals or First Car Rentals office, before catching your flight home.

 

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Recommended Option - Kruger National Park add on tour:

 

 

Day 11  Capetown – Johannesburg - Hazyview

 

 

Drive to Cape Town Airport, drop-off your hired car at the Budget or First Car Rentals office at the airport before catching an early morning flight to Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport (We recommend you book your flight as early as possible). Collect your hired car at the Budget or First Car Rentals office at O R Tambo International Airport. Travel via Middelburg, Lydenburg and the scenic Long Tom Pass to Hazyview situated in the province of Mpumalanga, meaning "the land of the rising sun". Depending on time and availability - you could enjoy an evening of African culture with singing, dancing and dinner at Shangana, a traditional Shangaan Village, meet the chief with his 3 wives and 36 children. Overnight in Hazyview.

 



Day 12   Hazyview – Kruger National Park

 


Visit the picturesque little town of Graskop, an excellent place to do some shopping. Travel the Panorama Route of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, admire the natural beauty of God's Window, Bourke`s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon - third deepest canyon in the world. Then it is off to the Kruger National Park (KNP), enter the park through Orpen Gate. Overnight in the park.

 



Day 13   Kruger National Park



Enjoy a full day in the KNP in search of the "Big 5" and a host of other animals. The KNP is known to be the most diverse park in the world with 140 mammals, 119 reptiles, ?506 bird, 55 amphibians and ?1980 plant species. Overnight at one of the camps in the southern section of the park.

 

  • Optional activities: Open vehicle sunset drive - with game ranger.

 

 


Day 14  Depart Kruger National Park

 

Spend the morning in the KNP, travel to Johannesburg, the commercial hub of South Africa, drop-off hired car at the Budget or First Car Rentals office at O R Tambo International Airport before you to catch your flight home.

 

  • Optional activities: Early morning bush walk - with game ranger.

 

This suggested itinerary can be adjusted to suit your own requirements and it can be combined with other arrangements in South Africa or elsewhere in Africa.