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Destinations

Destinations

South Africa,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Self Drive

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Discover Cape Town’s gourmet restaurants and beautiful beaches before heading to the Cape Winelands, dotted with wine estates where you can sample some of the world’s finest wines. Continue to Oudtshoorn, known for its ostriches, and Knysna surrounded by forests, lagoons and beaches. There are numerous activities to choose from along the way; see the penguins at Boulders Bay, wander around Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, look out for whales at Hermanus (Jul-Nov), visit the Cango Caves at Oudtshoorn, walk with wild meerkats and enjoy water sports at Knysna such as surfing, swimming, yachting, jet skiing, boating and fishing.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Self Drive Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Cape Town, end in Cape Town

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1: La Splendida Hotel Cape Town – B&B 3 Nights
  • Day 4: Hawksmoor House Cape Winelands – B&B 1 Night
  • Day 5: De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve Oudtshoorn – B&B 1 Night
  • Day 6: Belvidere Manor Hotel Knysna – B&B 2 Nights

Key B&B: Bed and Breakfast

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.

RATES – PER PERSON ZAR

November 2018 – March 2019
• Price per person sharing: ZAR 10,900
• Sole Supplement: ZAR 3,500

25 December 2018 – 5 January & 1 – 14 February 2019
• Price per person sharing: ZAR 12,400
• Sole Supplement: ZAR 3,250

April 2019
• Price per person sharing: ZAR 9,600
• Sole Supplement: ZAR 3,150

May – September 2019
• Price per person sharing: ZAR 8,400
• Sole Supplement: ZAR 3,000

October 2019
• Price per person sharing: ZAR 9,700
• Sole Supplement: ZAR 3,500

What's Included

  • Rental car economy category with basic insurance, unlimited mileage, manual transmission and a/c
  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation including breakfast

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Indigo Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Indigo Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

On arrival in Cape Town, collect your car at the airport and make your way to your hotel, for your first night in Cape Town. If you arrive early, explore the city either in your own car, or prebook a city tour through us. Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. 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.

Overnight: La Splendida Hotel – Sidewalk cafés, the expansive Atlantic Ocean and a bustling promenade set the scene where La Splendida is found, in Mouille Point. This region is incredibly trendy and forms part of Cape Town’s upmarket Platinum Mile. The hotel is ideally suited to its surrounding environment as it similarly exudes a fashionable look and modern feel. La Splendida’s prime location, moments away from Cape Town Stadium, Green Point Park and the V&A Waterfront, add to the hotel’s appeal and the convenience it offers guests. Although surrounded by much excitement, the hotel maintains a peaceful, seaside atmosphere.

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Explore the Cape Peninsular with your own car. Drive all the way to the Cape of Good Hope via the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive and on the way back, stop in Simons Town to see the penguins. And if you are interested, have a look at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden afterwards.

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Our recommendation for this day is to go to Robben Island and enjoy the city for the rest of the day. In whale season (Jul-Nov) a day trip to see the Southern Right Whales from Hermanus can be prebooked.

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

After breakfast, leave Cape Town and make your way to the stunningly beautiful landscapes of the Cape Winelands. Check in at Hawksmoor House, where you will stay for the night and then go for a wine tasting. The drive from Cape Town only takes 1 hour. Resting at the foot of the Boland Mountains, the Cape Winelands is a renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape boasts incredible mountain scenery and numerous luxury wine farms laden with vineyards stretching across lush fertile valleys. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities including: exploring a collection of historic little hamlets and towns dotting the countryside, sampling a wide selection of world-class wine at a historic Cape Dutch farmstead as well as many other wine estates; and enjoying a network of hiking and biking trails traversing the picturesque landscape. While the wine is undoubtedly the highlight of the region, visitors can also enjoy a meal at some of the country’s best restaurants offering delicious food and wine pairings.

Overnight: Hawksmoor House View – A Cape Dutch country retreat located on a 220 hectare wine farm, Matjieskuil, near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Meticulously restored and each room individually and beautifully decorated with a mix of modern furnishings and exquisite antiques, it occupies a stunning location amidst rolling vineyards with breathtaking views of the Table Mountain, and enjoys spectacular sunsets. A 25 minute drive away from the buzzing Cape Town centre, the estate is quiet and serene. In addition to our guests, the farm is home to horses, cows, porcupines, hawks, pelicans and countless other wildlife. Our resident German Pointers keep a watchful eye on the daily workings of the farm. If you love dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight, an owl outside your window, and don’t mind sharing the pool with the occasional disoriented frog, or getting a paw print of our overzealous dogs on your trousers, you have found your place!

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Don’t leave too late, because the drive along the scenic route R62 through the Little Karoo will take about 5 hours, without stops. The destination today is Oudtshoorn, which is known for its ostrich feather industry and the famous Cango Caves. If you arrive early enough, you can still visit both this afternoon, if not, you can one in the morning, on your way to Knysna. Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.

Overnight: De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve – Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working lusern farm, is malaria free and child friendly. De Zeekoe offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (five shy meerkats) and to be part of the shy 5 experience!

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Very recommendable, before you leave to Knysna, is to join the ‘Into the Wild’ tour from the Guest Fram, to encounter their little Meerkat colony (can be prebooked through us, but has to be paid directly ZAR 500 per person). The drive to Knysna will only take about 1 hour and there you will stay for 2 nights at Kanonkop Guesthouse. Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, explore the town’s picturesque waterfront and quaint streets, adventure through the lush forest, skip over streams and catch a glimpse of the multicoloured Knysna Loerie, take a ferry trip to the famed Knysna Heads and sample the local oysters. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including: surfing, swimming, yachting, jet skiing, boating, fishing and golfing.

Overnight: Belvidere Manor Hotel – Belvidere Manor Hotel, situated in the exclusive Belvidere Estate in Knysna has been owner run by the Mills Family since 1996. Built in 1849, the delightfully restored Belvidere House presides over the property and is the architectural model for 27 individual cottages, each offering a private retreat and situated in the beautiful gardens overlooking the lagoon. Each spacious cottage offers a comfortable living room with satellite TV, DVD player, ceiling fans, and fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and options of one, two or three double en-suite bedrooms. Guests can enjoy the advantages of full hotel service whilst having their own space in which to relax and unwind.
Lazy breakfasts are served on the terrace of Belvidere House and light lunches by the pool. In the evening, enjoy dinner at Caroline’s bistro where fresh, locally sourced ingredients are prepared with South African flair, or a pub meal at The Bell Tavern, a Garden Route “Culinary Legend” which occupies the oldest building at Belvidere. Facilities include a sparkling swimming pool, the use of two tennis courts, a petanque court, lagoon boat trips, undercover parking and a library of fiction, non-fiction books and dvds.

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy the small town with its unspoiled beaches and the beautiful waterfront, or go and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

  • Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy your last breakfast in South Africa, before you drive back along the N2 to Cape Town, to drop off your car and fly home. Extension nights can be arranged.

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