Jewels of the Cape – West Coast
Safari > Knysna > Oudtshoorn > Montagu > Paternoster > Cape Town
UK / Johannesburg / Port Elizabeth – Overnight Flight:
Depart on an overnight flight to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg, arriving early afternoon the following day. Having cleared your luggage, collect your hire car and drive to your preferred Big Five game lodge.
Airport / Safari – 2 Nights:
With its wide diversity of natural habitats, the Eastern Cape caters for all tastes and budgets. The Eastern Cape is home to various nature reserves, marine reserves and game parks, where a wide variety of fauna and flora can be found. It is a malaria free area, making it the perfect safari destination for both a first-time safari experience as well as return visitors (and especially for families). The area supports prolific birdlife; and game includes, among many others, the Big 5. (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo)
Amakhala Safari Lodge or similar
Safari / Knysna (Garden Route) – 2 Nights:
Diversity typifies the Garden Route and it offers a pleasant Mediterranean climate. With its abundance of closely-protected nature reserves and National Parks, Mother Nature presents visitors with an up-close and personal experience with the best she has to offer – the world over.
The Bloem Guest Suites or similar
Bed and Breakfast
Knysna / Oudtshoorn (Klein Karoo) – 2 Night:
Surrounded by the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountains means that every road into Oudtshoorn follows a dramatically picturesque pass and all present the traveller with scenic drives through unspoilt areas of great natural beauty. The Meiringspoort Gorge, which travels through the awesome Swartberg Mountains is one such drive, whilst the Swartberg Pass offers the motorist magnificent panoramic views over the Matjies River Valley. The winding descent crosses many willow-shaded streams, which are ideal for picnics. This pass has been declared a national monument and is considered one of the most spectacular and breath-taking passes in Africa.
Surval Olive Estate or similar
Bed and Breakfast
Oudtshoorn / Motagu (Breeded River Valley) – 1 Night:
There really is no adjective apt enough to describe the beauty of the Breede River Valley. This incredibly picturesque fruit and wine producing valley is littered with wine producing vines due in no small part to the hot climate that is perfect for fortified desert wines like Hanepoot and Muscadel in particular. More than 50 wine estates are incorporated into various wine routes within the valley as well as a Brandy route. The relatively new and extremely popular Route 62, marketed as the longest mountain and wine route in the world, extends from Oudtshoorn through to Robertson and beyond.
Galenia Estate or similar
Bed and Breakfast
Montagu / Paternoster (West Coast) – 2 Nights:
The West Coast and its hinterland are a cultural experience of museums, monuments and missionary stations such as Mamre and Wupperthal. In spring, carpets of wild flowers cover the region from the coast to the mountains. Spring flowers and fynbos are a constantly changing wonder that attracts hikers and nature lovers throughout the year.
Paternoster is considered by many to be the most magical destination on the West Coast of Southern Africa. Where else in the region would you find such an irresistible combination of pristine beach, whitewashed village charm, and little to disturb the gentle, soothing atmosphere a mere hour away from Cape Town? Famously friendly, Paternoster has much of the rustic, idyllic character one would expect from a tiny Mediterranean Island. In fact, it’s one of the last traditional fishing villages on the West Coast.
Paternoster Dunes Guest House or similar
Bed and Breakfast
Paternoster / Camps Bay (Cape Penninsula) – 3 Nights:
A visit to Cape Town is much more than a City Break! Cape Point offers rugged cliffs, scenic coastline, baboons and wild ostriches. The wooden walkways of Boulders beach allow you to observe the African penguins in their natural habitat without disturbing them.
Visit Simons Town, a haven for visitors interested in maritime history. Visit the statue of Able Seaman Just Nuisance and hear the story of this legendary Great Dane (and friend); Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens is a must for every visitor to Cape Town and is a haven for lovers of nature, flora and fauna.
Azamare Camps Bay or similar
Bed and Breakfast
Cape Town / London – Overnight Flight:
Return your hire car at Cape Town International Airport, prior to checking in for your overnight flight to the UK.
This itinerary is a suggestion only!
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Scheduled economy class flights (of your choice) throughout, including relevant taxes (subject to change until booked and ticketed)
Eleven nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
Two nights’ full board accommodation whilst on safari. Stay includes all meals and two game drives per day. Some lodges include beverages during your stay
Fourteen days Europcar Group D car hire. Rate includes 100% Classic Plus Cover (CDW & Theft/Loss Waiver), PAI, VAT, Unlimited mileage, Additional driver, Contract Fee, windscreen, tyre and rim damage, hubcaps
Comprehensive Itinerary including a door to door directions & a comprehensive list of to-do’s
Services of our local representatives
Extra car hire charges (payable locally): Fuel deposit (credit card), Young driver surcharge (R294 per driver per day), Optional equipment, One Way drop off charges (R1114), Delivery and collection fee (R440), Traffic fine handling fee (R279), GPS unit (R117 per day)
Meals, other than stated above
Local tourism levy of 1% (only where applicable)
Passports – Please ensure that your passport has at least six months’ validity from the date of your return to the UK and at least two blank pages
Driver’s License – You must hold either the new British License with your photograph or an International driver’s license.
If you want to book your own international flights, simply advise one of our consultants when enquiring.
Holiday costs are impacted by many factors including the exchange rate and specials as introduced by properties from season to season. The cost is meant to serve as a guide only, so be sure to request an updated cost from our consultants so you can get the best value for your money. Ask about upgrading the standard of accommodation and / or room types where available and remember you can mix & match to get a completely tailor-made holiday that fits your interests, time and budget.
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