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Safari Adventure, Cape Town & Garden Route

South Africa in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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£ 1,699

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Get to know South Africa for all it has to offer: from a safari adventure where you could spot the Big 5 to the eclectic metropolitan city of Cape Town and the impressive landscapes of the Garden Route in Knysna.

Trip Highlights

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    Addo National Park
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    Cape Town
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    Knysna
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    Port Elizabeth
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    Wilderness

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 280

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the diversity of South Africa in this journey through safaris, beaches and cities. From the chance of encountering the Big 5 while on a once-in-a-lifetime game drive in Port Elizabeth, to setting your sights on some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Cape Town, Knysna and Wilderness, this is the adventure of a lifetime.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Arrival at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check in for a flight * to Cape Town. Night on board.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

**You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

 

2nd Day: Cape Town

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Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding our optional excursion package. Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Cresta Grande or similar
tripadvisor rating

90 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

Light

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3rd Day: Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure, perfect for you to acquaint yourself with your new surroundings. Alternatively, we recommend you take part in our optional Cape Winelands excursion and cellar tour, complete with a wine and cheese tasting*. 

 

Later in the evening, you will take part in a stunning sunset cruise with a complimentary glass of bubbly to end your day in style. Overnight stay in Cape Town. Please note: Transfer is not included.

 

*Optional Full-Day Wine Route Excursion with Wine and Cheese Tasting: Sample Stellenbosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines paired with a variety of cheeses to complement. You will then head to another wine estate for a cellar tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Cresta Grande or similar
tripadvisor rating

90 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Sunset Champagne Cruise in Cape Town

Light

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Optional
Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Light

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4th Day: Cape Town

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Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is yours to spend as you see fit. Take this time to go café hopping and acquaint yourself with Cape Town’s varied culinary delights. Alternatively, we recommend taking part in the optional full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Overnight stay in Cape Town. 

 

Optional Full-Day Cape Peninsula Excursion: An explosion of adventure awaits you in this excursion through Cape Peninsula’s top attractions including: Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the stunning Twelve Apostles. 

 

Catch a glimpse of local ostriches in their natural habitat before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Finally, fall in love with the Penguin Colony, Boulder’s Beach, Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Cresta Grande or similar
tripadvisor rating

90 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

Moderate

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5th Day: Cape Town - Wilderness

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you will be leaving Cape Town to head over to Wilderness via the famous Garden Route by bus. Upon arriving, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. 

 

Take this time to explore your new surroundings or perhaps take advantage of the hotel facilities and pool at your disposal. Overnight stay in Wilderness.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Fairy Knowe Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

889 Reviews

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6th Day: Wilderness - Port Elizabeth

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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Knysna, a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. Here, you will get to witness the Waterfront (the Garden Route's most popular leisure & shopping destination) where you can enjoy the view onto the lagoon. 



From here, you will make your way to Port Elizabeth. Once you have arrived, check-in and overnight stay in Port Elizabeth.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court Kings Beach or similar
tripadvisor rating

1049 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Visit Knysna with the Waterfront

Light

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7th Day: Port Elizabeth

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on an early morning game drive in Addo Elephant National Park where you will marvel at South Africa’s impressive wildlife, including the famed Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo).


Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, you can take part in a once-in-a-lifetime optional excursion walking alongside Giraffes*, a truly unique experience that will be hard to forget. Overnight stay in Port Elizabeth.  

 

Optional Giraffe Walking Safari: Stroll alongside the skyscrapers of Africa in this unforgettable experience that will let you see this majestic animal in its natural habitat with your very own eyes. Later, visit and get to know the Born Free Foundation, a wildlife charity aimed at preserving animals in the wild.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court Kings Beach or similar
tripadvisor rating

1049 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Morning Game Drive in Addo

Moderate

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Optional
Afternoon Walk with the Giraffes

Light

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8th Day: Port Elizabeth

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Use this last full day to contemplate the beauty of South Africa before departing. Perhaps this would be a good time to go last minute souvenir shopping. 

 

Alternatively, take part in one of our two optional morning activities; either a game drive at the Addo Elephant National Park* where you could spot the Big 5 or the Whale, Dolphin & Penguin cruise** on a catamaran on both St. Croix and Brenton Islands.

 

In the afternoon, feel free to participate in our optional tour of Cape Recife***. Overnight stay in Port Elizabeth. 

 

*Optional Addo Elephant National Park Game Drive: Embark on an early morning game drive in Addo Elephant National Park where you will marvel at South Africa’s impressive wildlife, including the famed Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo)


**Optional Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Cruise: Depart by catamaran from the Port Elizabeth Harbour where you will get to marvel at the sight of humpback and southern right whales, indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins and African penguins on St. Croix and Brenton islands. 


Please note: You must choose one of two of these optional morning activities. Only one of the activities can be booked.

 

***Afternoon Cape Recife Tour: Get to know the breath-taking part of South Africa’s coastline accompanied by native whales, dolphins and an array of exotic wildlife as you enjoy a sunset drink and sights that will leave you awe-struck.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court Kings Beach or similar
tripadvisor rating

1049 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Optional Morning Game Drive in Addo

Moderate

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Optional
Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise

Light

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Optional
Afternoon Cape Recife Excursion

Moderate

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9th Day: Port Elizabeth - Night on board

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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to UK/Ireland. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

10th Day: UK/Ireland

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Arrive in UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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You will need to be at the meeting point (V&A Waterfront) at 17h.

Sunset Champagne Cruise in Cape Town

Included activity for day 3 in Cape Town

Cruise in style overlooking Cape Town from a different perspective while enjoying a glass of bubbly as the sun sets to truly end your day in an unforgettable way.

Duration 02:00h .

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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The drive from Wilderness to Port Elizabeth is about 4 hours.

Visit Knysna with the Waterfront

Included activity for day 6 in Knysna

Get to know the Garden Route’s most popular leisure and shopping destination, the Waterfront in Knysna, where shopping, beaches and stunning views onto lagoons are abundant.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Included

Morning Game Drive in Addo

Included activity for day 7 in Port Elizabeth

Set off an incredible game drive in Addo Elephant National Park where you will have the chance to encounter the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo).

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Please choose EITHER Adventure OR Gastronomy packages. Activities overlap so you cannot do both. The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Gastronomic package of 4 excursions

Suggested activity for day 2 in Cape Town

Cape Winelands excursion (itinerary day 8); Meal at a grill & seafood restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice); Bo-Kapp cooking class/lesson (itinerary day 9); Meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Do not add this optional activity if you’ve already selected one of our Excursion Packages (Adventure or Gastronomic) as the activities will overlap and you WILL NOT be able to do both.

Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Suggested activity for day 3 in Cape Town

Experience the delicious taste of Stellencosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines as you sip them paired with a delectable variety of cheeses to complement before embarking on a cellar tour of another wine estate.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Do not add this optional activity if you’ve already selected one of our Excursion Packages (Adventure or Gastronomic) as the activities will overlap and you WILL NOT be able to do both.

Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

Suggested activity for day 4 in Cape Town

Gaze in awe at this paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies as you become familiar with Cape Peninsula’s top sites, including Clifton, Camps Bay, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and more.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Optional

Afternoon Walk with the Giraffes

Suggested activity for day 7 in Port Elizabeth

An exhilarating, authentic African experience is to join a giraffe tracking safari on foot in a 2500-hectare private game reserve. Giraffe are quite remarkable creatures and much more so from the perspective of being on the ground looking up!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Cape Town, Port Elizabeth - UK/Ireland
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Sunset Cruise in Cape Town.
  • ATOL Protection
  • This is not a fully guided tour. You will be accompanied by a guide between your last day in Cape Town and the last day in Port Elizabeth.
  • Game Drive in Addo Reserve Park with an English-speaking guide.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

 

Please note: This is not a fully guided tour. You will be accompanied by a guide between your last day in Cape Town and the last day in Port Elizabeth. 

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding our optional excursion packages. Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

* Please note: this optional package requires a minimum of 4 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip. 

Please note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum validity of six months from date of entry and two blank consecutive pages. Check the special requirements for travelling with children in South Africa: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    South African Rand

  • Language

    Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa.

  • Electricity

    230 V 50 Hz

  • Health

    Vaccinations against Tetanus and Hepatitis are recommended. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    GMT+ 02:00

  • Other useful information

    South Africa is known for its varied landscape. Bring sun protectant, layers, and comfortable shoes!

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 3 - 11 years old.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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