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Grand Tour of South Africa
Days : 9 | Nights : 8Cape Town , South Africa
South Africa boasts of some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, gorgeous beaches and the most bustling cities in the whole world. It has everything that a tourist longs for. Behold the natural beauty of the crystal-clear waters of the Cape Peninsula. The Cape Peninsula tour takes you to witness the most breathtaking natural scenery which is made of apple green crystal waters and soaring green mountains.
The Cape Floral Kingdom also has a beautiful botanical garden which is even listed as a UNESCO site. There is no doubt that South Africa is the perfect holiday destination for any nature lover. With beautiful sunsets, gorgeous views of high mountains and ceaseless flora and fauna, the country is sure to captivate your senses. Tourists can also indulge in wine tasting tours of the city that will take you to some of the most amazing vineyards in the town. Try the local cuisine at any one of the several local pubs and eateries. While the beauty if Cape town is undeniable, the Eastern Cape is the perfect getaway for the wildlife lover with visits to the Tsitsikamma National park which is home to some of the rarest animal and bird species in the world.
Day 01: Arrival Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Meet your English speaking driver and transfer to your hotel privately. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: In Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a half day Cape City and Table Mountain Tour. See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then, proceed to see the city highlights up close. After descending from South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (included and weather permitting), you’ll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, and colorful neighborhoods like Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.
Without a doubt ,it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.
Castle of Good Hope
The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).
South African Museum
At the South African Museum, you can see everything from dinosaurs to rock art and fossils to a stuffed quagga, the extinct zebra that once graced Table Mountain. These exhibitions document the evolution of animals and man in Africa. One of the highlights is the Whale Well where you can listen to whale sounds and see a life-size, 20-metre-long skeleton of the planet's largest mammal; the Blue Whale. This is always a crowd-pleaser with the kids.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula. See all the top sights along South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Explore Hout Bay and take an optional boat trip to Duiker Island (own expense). Spend time at leisure in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and take a return Funicular trip to the top of Cape Point and visit Simon’s Town on the peninsula’s east coast - home to a colony of African penguins! On the drive back you will have time to stop for a walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
The originally small fishing village of Hout Bay is now a popular suburb of Cape Town. Over and above being a lovely family beach, it has many tourist attractions which include the World of Birds, a township tour to the vibrant Imizamo Yethu, arts and crafts, boat rides out to Seal Island and some great, casual restaurants where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman's Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.
Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents and large waves - but please always take care. It is a rare pleasure to swim with the penguins but don't touch or feed them. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
On the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcases some of the Cape’s rich flora. Taking centre stage here is the unique ‘fynbos’ vegetation. Those who work up an appetite while exploring this garden paradise can visit the restaurant or tea room, which are fully stocked with delicious meals, yummy treats and refreshing beverages. In summer, Sunday music concerts provide sunset entertainment. Kirstenbosch is rated as the seventh best of its kind in the world.
Seal Island Hout Bay
Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbor, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Cape Town – Franschhoek
After breakfast, a collection of car hire will be at the hotel foyer at 08:30, proceed to Franschhoek and indulge at the Grande Provence Winery with 1 x Wine Tasting and Pairing. Overnight at the hotel in Franschhoek.
Day 05: Franschhoek - Hermanus
After breakfast, proceed to the small coastal town to the home of the Southern Right Whales. Overnight at the hotel in Hermanus.
Day 06: Hermanus - Knysna
After breakfast, depart for Garden Route, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Cruise to the Knysna Heads, on a boat comfortable and cozy with a classic wooden feel.
Featherbed John Benn
The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna. The John Benn is a fully enclosed luxury ferry, beautifully appointed with her upper and lower decks constructed from Yellowwood sourced from the Knysna Forest.
This legendary floating restaurant is for eating, drinking and having fun! The galley team onboard the vessel is young and energetic, serving tasty food made from the freshest local selection.
Eating out in Knysna can become a whole new experience as a family activity.
This wonderful floating restaurant offers a wide dining selection from the a la carte menu, has a bar on each of the upper and lower decks and is fully enclosed. The John Benn is an ideal venue for corporate functions, staff parties and weddings, or simply to have a good time! Overnight at the hotel in Knysna.
Day 07: Knysna
After breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Oudtshoorn privately. Experience the Little Karoo at its best, a truly scenic wonder of Africa. This tour covers the magic of this unique area with visits to the vast limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, an ostrich farm, where you can see, touch an ostrich and the Cheetah Wildlife Ranch, where you will find white tigers, lion, cheetah, crocodile and many more animals.
The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.
Cango Ostrich Show Farm
The privately owned and managed Cango Ostrich Show Farm is located in the lush Cango Valley, Schoemanshoek. The farm is situated 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves. Facilities at Cango Ostrich Show Farm include disabled-friendly wide walking paths, a wine house, a fine dining restaurant and a curio shop.
The show farm provides 45-minute educational tours, ostrich interaction and feeding, as well as visits to the egg incubation area. Cango Ostrich Show Farm does not permit the riding of ostriches. The exciting guided tours start every 20 minutes daily from 08h00 until16h30 and a free cup of tea or coffee is provided before and after each tour.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species, while encouraging supervised interaction – making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages. Housing the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide, visitors can view these powerful, speedy cats in a natural bushveld environment from elevated walkways. From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world’s most dangerous beasts.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Kwantu Private Game Reserve
An early morning game drive followed by a morning breakfast, lunch will be served at the lodge. An afternoon safari into the game reserve with dinner after the game drive. Overnight at the hotel in Kwantu Private Game Reserve.
Day 09: Departure
After breakfast, check out of the lodge and transfer by the lodge shuttle service to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight back home.
Days : 9 | Nights : 8