7-day Package Tour –
Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route
& Addo National Park
Cape Town, the “Mother City”, or the world’s most fabulous city, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela and several other political prisoners who fought against the apartheid government is only one of the highlights. Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature will be visited by the Aerial Cableway, as well as most of Cape Town’s best attractions. Wine Farms, the Cango Caves, The Garden Route and the Addo National Park where the Big Seven (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, the Southern right whale and the great white shark) are, will also be visited.
Day 1: Meet us at your centrally located hotel, or at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront from 08:00 am to board for Robben Island. This must-see excursion takes about 4 hours and includes a ferry trip to the Island where you will be guided to see all the historical sites around the Island. We enjoy lunch and browse through the awesome shops at the Waterfront. After this, we visit the Bo-Kaap-Museum and walk the steep cobbled streets to view the Colourful houses. We choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at a hotel close to the waterfront.
Day 2: We leave our hotel for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in the natural beauty and stunning views. The first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom follows. Lunch is at an African cuisine restaurant. Visiting Groot Constantia, we taste their export quality wines. We journey along the False Bay coastline to Kalk Bay harbour and stroll along the quaint cobbled streets. From here we go to Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. We overnight at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel (or similar) (B).
Day 3: First visit is Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular and visit Cape of Good Hope. Driving in the direction of Stellenbosch, we visit the Vergenoegd wine farm for some wine tasting. We go to the Spier Wine Farm for chocolate and wine tasting on the banks of the Spier dam. We overnight at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel. (or similar)(B)
Day 4: Starting our journey to the Garden Route, we visit some of the numerous farm stalls at Grabouw, and then pushes on to the town of Oudtshoorn with Route 62. This route delivers an unforgettable South African travelling experience, making of life-long memories. (Lunch en-route) After visiting the Cango Caves for a Heritage Tour, we head down the scenic Outeniqua Pass and onto the green forests and beaches of the Garden Route. Overnight is at the Wilderness Hotel (or similar). (B)
Day 5: A short drive brings us to Knysna where we enjoy a Featherbed Eco Experience at the Featherbed Nature Reserve, including a Ferry ride, Trail, Nature Walk & Buffet Lunch, or as an alternative, a Paddle Cruiser - to Knysna Heads. We discover the town of Knysna and visit some of the unspoilt beaches (and dinner) in the area. You overnight at Mandalay B&B in Plettenberg Bay.(or similar) (B)
Day 6: Driving to the Addo National Park, we stop over at the ‘highest recognised bungee from a bridge’ in the world, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump. We look out for Humpback Whales at Nelson Mandela Bay. (Lunch en-route) You go to the Addo National Park where we will have dinner at their restaurant, and a night game drive. Overnight here in a cottage.
Day 7: Breakfast follows a game drive out of the Addo National Park and we drive to the Dias Museum in Mossel Bay for a tour and lunch. A shark cage diving experience can be arranged at Mossel Bay as an optional activity. After this excursion, its all the way back to Cape Town.
South Africa is a big country of 1,219,912 km2 (471,011 sq mi).
On this tour you will be travelling an average of 400 km per day.
The itinerary is subjected to slight changes according to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances. Bring sunblock, a sunhat, walking shoes, binoculars and cameras.
Accommodation as per itinerary
National Park fees
Professional guide at specialist venues
Transport by private vehicle
Welcome pack, and free use of smart phone and data
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Lunch and Dinner
Activities indicated as optional
Food and drinks, unless specified
Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees