Best of Cape Town and Garden Route- 7Days

Nestling between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the waters of Table Bay, lays the scenic city of Cape Town.

Cape Town displays a rich and diverse culture, a vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with breath-taking landscapes and natural wonders.

With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

No wonder: Cape Town is rated consecutively as the most beautiful town on the Globe.

South of Cape Town lies the Cape Peninsular extending from Table Mountain to Cape Point, a distance of 40km (25 miles).

The Peninsula is bound in the west by the Atlantic Ocean and in the east by False Bay. False Bay is so called because early navigators sailing east to west mistook Cape Hangklip for Cape Point, therefore many shipwrecks are beneath the ocean.

After enjoying Cape Town, we travel to the famous Garden Route.

The Garden Route is a very popular tourism region with most of the attractions centered in and around the natural beauties of this region. These natural beautiful areas include Route 62 and the ostrich enriched suburb of Outshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

 

Kynsna and Plettenberg Bay lie against the Indian Ocean and are also hidden in the evergreen Tsitsikamma rain-forest. Here all types of activities can be enjoyed from fine wining and dining, kayaking along a quaint river to bungee jumping off the world’s highest bungee jump. 

Highlights

  • Cape Town 

  • cable car Table Mountain

  • Cape Peninsula

  • Town of Oudtshoorn

  • The Garden Route

  • Cango Caves

  • Cango Wildlife Ranch

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From
$ 3,220
Per Person Sharing

Day 1: Itinerary                   

 

FLIGHT COST NOT INCLUDED

 

·       
On your arrival in Cape Town you will be warmly
welcomed by our English speaking Tour Guide.

 

·       
Our Guide will be ready and assist you to your awaiting vehicle.

 

·        
Continue and expierence a cable car Table Mountain Tour (weather permitting and cable car
cost not included

·        
Become informed with a brief Cape Town City Tour.

 

o  
Cape Town is the legislative capital city of South Africa.
This port city is also referred to by locals as the Mother City, lies on the
south western tip of the African continent.

 

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Cape Town harbours on the peninsula beneath the ever so
imposing Table Mountain. From Table Mountain’s flat surface are breath-taking,
scenic views of the city, the busy harbour, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
and the notorious prison of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

 

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Sense the depth of history as you drive past Parliament
Buildings, City Hall, the Slave Lodge and the Castle of Good Hope, originally
built as a maritime replenishment station and now is the oldest surviving
colonial building in South Africa.

 

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Tourists hear a brief history of District Six en-route to
visiting the Company Gardens. Learn more about the history of the Bo-Kaap and
its people as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and
marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes.

 

·        
Check in at the hotel in the late afternoon and spend the
evening at leisure.

 

 

Duration: 13h00 – 17h00
(approximate duration of day tour)

 

 

OVERNIGHT:  Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre or
Similar

 

Day 2: Itinerary

 

·        
Breakfast at the hotel.

 

·        
Embark on a spectacular journey around the Cape Peninsula taking with all the
highlights and breath-taking beauty of this world-renowned region.

 

·        
Travel through many historic suburbs, charming fishing
villages and awesome viewpoints, while on your way to the Cape of Good Hope. Here it is said that the mighty Atlantic and
Indian Oceans meet in harmony. At the Cape Point, you could also spot the ‘Flying Dutchman’, which sank in 1641 in
these restless waters.

 

·        
Enjoy lunch at a local seafood restaurant.

 

·        
Greet the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, explore the renowned active Naval Base of Simons
Town before returning back to Cape Town.

Duration: 08h00 – 17h00 (approximate duration of day
tour), thereafter drop off at your hotel or the famous Victoria & Alfred
Waterfront to enjoy the vibrant bars, restaurants and shopping.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre or
Similar (B / L)

 

 

Day 3: Itinerary

·        
Breakfast
at the hotel and check out.

 

·        
Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to the town of Oudtshoorn.

 

·        
Route 62 is a tourist route in South Africa
that meanders between Cape Town,
Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route, offering the scenic alternative to the N2
highway.

 

·        Oudtshoorn is the ‘feather capital’ of the world, arriving in time for an ostrich tour. Have lunch at the ostrich farm and enjoy a scrumptious Ostrich Steak
(Vegetarian option available on request).

 

·        
Check in at your hotel in the late afternoon.

 

OVERNIGHT:  Queens Hotel or Similar (B / L)

 

 

Day 4: Itinerary

 

·        
Breakfast
at the hotel and check out.

 

·        
Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves
one of the natural wonders of the world. 
The Cango Caves is 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. It is situated in the Swartberg
Mountains, 30 kilometres North of Oudtshoorn.

 

·        
Travel to the Cango Wildlife Ranch for a tour
and spend some time to explore it on your own. 
Experience animal encounters with cheetah, lemurs, Croc-cage diving and
so much more! With over 90 species of animals, and being open 365 days of the
year, this facility offers something for the entire family.

 

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In the early afternoon travel to Knysna.  Knysna is sandwiched between the Outeniqua
Mountains and the glistening Indian Ocean. Knysna is nestled in a lush 200km
stretch of coastal “Garden of Eden”, providing one of the world’s most
spectacular drives.   Whether you are
seeking pristine, un-crowded white-sand beaches, world-class golf courses,
ancient forests, renowned surf spots, extraordinary nature reserves, excellent
hiking opportunities or exhilarating outdoor adventure such as bungee jumping
or zip-lining, the Garden Route has it all.

 

·        
Late
afternoon check in at your hotel in Knysna.

 

·        
Embark
onto the Knysna Featherbed Paddle Cruiser with Dinner.

 

 

OVERNIGHT:  Premier Resorts the Moorings or Similar (B / D)

 

 

Day 5: Itinerary

 

·        
Breakfast at your hotel

 

·        
After breakfast travel to the Tsitsikamman National Park.

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Tsitsikamma National Park is an area of the Garden Route
National Park, on South Africa’s southern coast. It encompasses a marine
reserve, deep gorges and local vegetation like tall yellowwood trees. The Mouth
of the Trail crosses a suspension bridge over Storms River. The Otter Trail
leads to Nature’s Valley, with birds including the Cape batis. The park is also
home to small mammals, including bush pigs.

 

·        
Return to your hotel late morning and enjoy some adventure in
the surrounding areas at an additional charge. 
See Optional list below
          

 

Recommended Optional
Tours (weather permissible):

 

 

Activities

Price Per Person

Min People

Duration

 

Knysna
Elephant Sanctuary

 

 

 

 

US$85.00

 

2

 

60 min – 90 min
including the elephant ride

 

 

Zip-lining
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

 

Pre-bookings essential / Subject to
availability.

 

 

US$55.00

 

 

2

 

 

Duration: 2½ to 3 hours

 

 

Bungee
Jumping

 

World’s highest Bungee Jump at
Bloukrans Bridge – 216 meters

 

Min Age to Jump 14 Years/Bridge
Walking Tours from 6 Years

 

Open Daily 09h00 to 17h00

 

 

US$75.00

 

2

 

Max
weight

150 kg

 

 

OVERNIGHT:  Premier Resorts the Moorings or Similar (B)

 

 

Day 6: Itinerary

 

·        
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

 

·        
After breakfast, say farewell to the beautiful coastal towns
of the Garden Route.

 

·        
Travel on the N2 (national road) to the quaint coastal town
of Hermanus.

 

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Hermanus is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape
province of South Africa. It is famous for southern right whale watching during
the southern winter and spring and is a popular vacation location. The whales
can be seen from the cliffs in the town centre as early as June and usually
depart in early-December.

 

·        
Arrive early afternoon in Hermanus and spend the afternoon
relaxing and shopping or we can arrange a Quad
Bike optional
excursion at an additional charge.

 

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Activities

Price Per Person

Min People

Duration

 

Quad Biking 

 

 

 

US$45.00

 

2

 

90 min

                                                                          

 

OVERNIGHT:  Hermanus Beach Villa’s (B)

 

Day 7: Itinerary

 

·        
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

 

·        
Travel to Cape Town and drop off around 11h00 at Cape Town
International Airport for your connecting flight back home, OR, if you are
extending your stay in Cape Town, we will drop you off at your City Hotel.

 

FLIGHT COST NOT INCLUDE

Inclusions:

·         Hotels as listed in the itinerary based on Bed & Breakfast basis

·         Lunch at a local seafood restaurant on Day 2

·         Lunch at the Ostrich Farm on Day 3

·         Dinner on a Paddle Cruise on Day 4

·         All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary

·         Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles

·         Professional English Speaking Guides

·         Meals and as per the itinerary

·         Porterage at Airports & Hotels

 

 

Exclusions:

·         Domestic & International flights

·         VISA for South Africa

·         Travel & Medical Insurance (Compulsory)

·         Gratuities

·         Driver & Guides tips

·         Personal expenses (i.e. laundry, beverages, telephone calls)

 

·         Optional Excursions

* Minimum Pax:  02 

* Vehicle Size:    07 seater

 

We are not holding any rooms and services.  Hotel is subject to availability.

 

 

Star Rating

Hotel

Packages

4*

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

 US$3,220 per person sharing

 

 

 

The Queens Hotel

 

Premier Resorts the Moorings

 

Hermanus Beach Villa’s

 

 

 

 

Single Supplement

From:  US$470.00 per person

SOUTH AFRICA

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Banking and Currency

Currency

The currency is the Rand, which is divided into 100 cents. There are R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10 notes. Coins come in R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c.

Banking

Banks are found in most towns, and are generally open from 09h00 to 15h30 on weekdays and 08h30 to 11h00 on Saturdays (Closed Sundays and Public Holidays). Most of them offer foreign exchange services – with cash, bank & credit cards as well as travellers cheques. You can also obtain cash from automatic teller machines (ATMs). Several international banks have branches in the main city centres. Always advise your bank that you are travelling outside of the country as they might block your purchases if they are not informed. 

Travel, Transport and Getting Around

Travelling around South Africa is relatively easy by air, road and rail.

Principal air routes are serviced by SAA and British Airways. There are also low-cost carriers on main routes, namely Kulula.com, Mango and Safair. Facilitating travel around South Africa are 10 airports managed by the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa). In addition, there are some 90 regional airports, including the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit and the Skukuza Airport, offering access to the Kruger National Park.

An extensive tarred road system makes travelling in South Africa by vehicle convenient and easy. You will find gravel roads in rural areas though. Please note that a valid international driver’s licence is required. We drive on the left-hand side of the road. Most global car hire firms have branches in South Africa and  Uber is available.

Another means of getting around South Africa are inter-city bus services such as Greyhound and Trans-Lux. Metrobus buses are available for in-city transport.  Metered taxis must be ordered by telephone.There is the popular MyCityBus system in Cape Town as well as a hop-on-hop-off tourist bus in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Our rail system includes the long-haul, inexpensive Shosholoza Meyl Metrorail trains. More luxurious options are the Blue Train, Premier Classe and the steam train Rovos Rail.  There is also the Gautrain rapid transit railway system in Gauteng Province llinking Sandton and Marlboro to the O.R.Tambo International Airport and a Commuter Service linking Rhodesfield, Marlboro, and Sandton (east-west link) and Park, Rosebank, Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria Central and Hatfield (north-south link). All stations with the exception of the Airport station have integrated car parking facilities.

Food, Drink and Cuisine Advice

Standards of hygiene in relation to food health and safety in South Africa, are generally high in hotels, restaurants, pubs and nightspots. Tap water in South Africa is safe to drink and cook with when taken from taps in urban areas. Not all tap water in rural areas is safe for consumption, so take precautions if necessary.

It is safe to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, and put ice in your drinks. South Africa’s fish, meat and chicken are of excellent quality, so there is no need to limit yourself when enjoying the local cuisine.

Restaurants are subject to South Africa’s food safety control legislation, which is implemented by local government.  Regulations include certification and regular inspections by health inspectors to ensure hygienic standards are maintained.

Street food is not as common in South Africa as it is in other countries, although vendors selling traditional snacks and meals can be found in city centres and townships. Food safety in such instances cannot always be guaranteed.

Climate and Weather

South African temperatures, which are measured in centigrade, average at highs of 28°C to average lows of 8°C in the summer months while winter temperatures range from 1°C at night to around 18°C in the day.  Average annual rainfall is on the low side at under 500mm a year, making the country somewhat dry.  Much of the rain falls in the Western Cape in the winter, differing from the rest of the country, which experiences summer rainfall. On the plus side, the South African climate boasts more than its fair share of sunshine, recording an average of 8.5 hours a day.

Clothing and Dress Recommendations

Summer

Bring clothes that are cool, light and comfortable because summer temperatures can get well into the 30 – 40 degree Celsius range in some areas. Also bring an umbrella or raincoat during summer as this is when most of the country gets its rain, but don’t forget a swimming costume (bathing suit).

Winter

The winters are generally mild, comparing favourably with European summers.  But there are days when temperatures dive, especially in high-lying areas such as the Drakensberg, so be prepared with jerseys and jackets. Cape Town gets its rain during the winter season so it’s advisable to bring rain gear along.

General

Always bring a hat, sunglasses and sunblock as the sun can be strong even in the winter months.

Walking shoes are a good idea all year-round, with warm socks in the winter.

If you are doing business in the country, business attire  (suit and tie) is generally called for in the corporate sector, but media for example generally dress more casually.

For game viewing, a couple of neutral-toned items will be useful, but there’s no need to go overboard. A good pair of walking shoes is also advisable.

For the evening, if you are dining at an upmarket restaurant or seeing a show, smart-casual attire is recommended.

Electricity and Plug Standards

Current is 220/240 volts at 50 cycles per second. A three-point round-pin adapter plug should be brought for your electrical appliances – such adapters are also available at major airports..

 

 

Travel Insurance

 

We will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, all travel involves some degree of risk and we strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your adventure. Your insurance protection should include cover for the following: cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and/or personal liability.. Credit card or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive enough.

 

Vaccinations:

 

Please enquire from your medical practitioner and/or from your medical travel clinic in your home country about any vaccinations needed to enter South Africa.

 

 

 Payment Terms

 

On confiration of Tour                        10% deposit from the total value of the booking

60 days prior to travel            50% deposit from the total value of the booking

45 days prior to travel            75% deposit from the total value of the booking

35 days prior to travel            100% balance due

 

Deposits are due to prepay all suppliers and to secure services.

 

 

Cancellation Policy:

 

60 – 46 days prior to travel                 10%  of booking value

45 – 33 days prior to travel                 50%  of booking value

32 – 00 days prior to travel                 100% of booking value

 

 

 

NOTE: This tour can be customized according to your time frame, It can also be upgraded to lodge accommodation.