Chauffeured Cape Town, Garden Route and Eastern Cape

15 Days from £4615 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Luxury

Enjoy the manifold attractions of the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa with the benefit of a private guide/driver to show the way. Visit vibrant Cape Town with its stunning position, with Table Mountain behind and lovely coast in front, as well as the scenic Cape Peninsula. Then enjoy the Garden Route highlights of Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma Forest, before heading to the exclusive Shamwari Private Game Reserve for fabulous wildlife safari game drives in search of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and more, before relaxing in luxury at stunning Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve. An entirely malaria-free itinerary.

Itinerary

Price from £4615 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Cape Town

Met on arrival in Cape Town and transfer to the hotel. Private half-day city tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain excursion by cable car (weather dependent - ticket not included).

Staying at Radisson Blu V & A Waterfront (Sea Facing Room). Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - Cape Peninsula

Private full day Cape Peninsula tour including Table Mountain National Park, Chapman’s Peak scenic drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach and other iconic sights.

Staying at Radisson Blu V & A Waterfront (Sea Facing Room). Includes Breakfast.

Day 4 - Knysna

Transfer to the airport and fly to George. Met on arrival and transfer to Knysna.

Staying at Kanonkop House. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Franshhoek

Day to explore beautiful Knysna and its surrounds. Optional activities include: Exploring the Knysna Lagoon on a luxury sailing yacht, or crossing the Knysna Lagoon by ferry and visiting Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Staying at Kanonkop House. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve

Drive to Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve; visit Nature's Valley en route to discover the fascinating human history of the site. Then continue on to Plettenberg Bay. The nature reserve here supports a plethora of lush floral communities and offers some great bird and butterfly watching.

Staying at The Plettenberg (Luxury Sea View Room). Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Klein Karoo to Knysna

Day at leisure at Plettenberg Bay. Optional whale-watching boat trip in season (Jun-Oct) to see the southern right whales and possibly the elusive Bryde’s and migrating humpback whales and/or walk in Robberg Nature Reserve.

Staying at The Plettenberg (Luxury Sea View Room). Includes Breakfast.

Day 8 - Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Drive to Storms River Mouth for a short walk to see the canyons, caves and waterfalls of the area. Then continue the drive to Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Your hire car will be collected from Shamwari Game Reserve.

Staying at Bayethe Tented Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Morning and afternoon open vehicle safaris in Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Shamwari protects a vast area of savannah, lowveld woodland and scrub and offers superb wildlife viewing including big cats, rhinos, elephants and some less well-known species such as the shy aardwolf can sometimes be seen.

Staying at Bayethe Tented Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Another day on safari in Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

Staying at Bayethe Tented Lodge. Includes All Meals.

Day 11 - Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

After a last morning safari, transfer to the Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve.

Staying at Oceana Ocean Suite. Includes All Meals.

Day 12 - Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Day to relax at the beach or at the comfortable lodge: you could also take optional game drives in the reserve as you wish. Other optional activities include water sports, horse riding, golf, and spa services.

Staying at Oceana Ocean Suite. Includes All Meals.

Day 13 - Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve

Another day at leisure in luxury at Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve.

Staying at Oceana Ocean Suite. Includes All Meals.

Day 14 - Port Elizabeth

Transfer to Port Elizabeth and fly to Johannesburg. Depart South Africa.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Cape Town, return from Johannesburg.

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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There are various safari lodges in the Eastern Cape to choose from. Alternatives to Shamwari (or additions if time/budget allow) include Kwandwe, Gorah Elephant Camp in its private concession of Addo Elephant National Park and Kariega.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Radisson Blu Waterfront: -33.809551, 18.468705
Kanonkop Guest House: -34.035287, 23.019965
Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve: -33.556651, 26.980435
Bayethe Tented Camp: -33.433390, 26.076851