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Soulful South Africa 10 Nights & 11 Days

Place Cape Town

Duration 10 Nights & 11 Days

Review 4.8 (2.5k Review)

Day Tour Plan

Arrival in Cape Town Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by the driver-guide, who will be with you for the duration of your time in Cape Town, and transferred to the hotel. The guide will meet you in the arrival hall with a name board showing your name. The hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town's vibrant city centre in the colourful Bo Kaap and within walking distance of the fashionable foodie district, Bree Street, which offers a variety of dining experiences. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your own leisure, depending on your arrival time there are several options of things to do in the city. No driver-guide and vehicle included. Optional Activities (at an additional cost): Visit the lively V&A Waterfront where there are a variety of shops, markets, restaurants activities and attractions to enjoy, Sunset views from Signal Hill, Sunset Kayak Experience along Table Bay Coastline Overnight in Cape Town.

Cape Town: Private Half Day Cape Town City Tour & Table Mountain Breakfast at hotel. You will be met by the guide in the hotel reception area and taken on a Half Day Cape Town City Orientation Tour to learn about Cape Town’s rich history and vibrant cultures. The day starts with a cableway trip to the top of one of the World’s Natural Wonders – Table Mountain, also the city’s most iconic and recognisable landmark. Explore the walking trails at the top and take in the many different views point across the City Bowl, Table Bay, Atlantic Seaboard and Peninsula. From Table Mountain the guide will take you back down into the city to visit the colourful Bo Kaap (Cape Malay Quarter), enjoy a walk through the Company Gardens and Greenmarket Square and an orientation drive taking in some of the important historical buildings (for example the Castle of Good Hope – South Africa’s oldest building), streets and features. In the later part of the afternoon, you will enjoy a 1-hour champagne pre-sunset cruise. With the bubbles of sparkling wine and superb views of the coastline from the Atlantic, it’s the perfect precursor to evening fun or the perfect ending to a busy day. Overnight in Cape Town (B)

Cape Town: Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour, today after breakfast, you will be met by the guide in the hotel reception area and taken on a Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour. Cape Town is frequently acknowledged and awarded as being one of the world’s most beautiful places – this tour will show you why! Experience the spectacular natural splendour and abundance of life of the Cape Peninsula. With scenic views to take your breath away and photo opportunities galore this trip also takes you through a World Heritage Site – the Cape Floral Kingdom. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, passing magnificent beaches and the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. From the busy fishing harbour at Hout Bay you have the option of a boat trip to see the thousands of Cape Fur Seals living on a rocky outcrop. Browse for souvenirs at the Hout Bay Craft Market or take a walk on the beach and paddle your feet in the sea. The tour continues over Chapman’s Peak, known as one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world, all the way along the Peninsula to the southern tip at Cape Point. An invigorating walk takes you to the two lighthouses at the top and bottom of the headland, from where you will enjoy extraordinary views of the cliffs and the ocean below. Alternatively, you could take an optional short funicular ride to the top. Take a photo down at the most south-western point of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope beach. Lunch will be enjoyed at a seaside restaurant (excluded and for your own account) before we make our way along the False Bay coastline to the Naval village of Simon’s Town. We will visit the delightful African Penguins of Boulders Beach and then the drive takes us back via Cape Town’s coastal and southern suburbs. Overnight in Cape Town (B)

Leisure Day in Cape Town :-Today you will enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and enjoy some down time or to take part in some of the other exciting activities on offer in and around Cape Town. Vehicle and driver-guide at disposal / No driver-guide and vehicle included in today’s services.

Optional Activities (At an additional cost – Upon Request):

  • Visit to the lively V&A Waterfront where there are a variety of shops, markets, restaurants activities and attractions to enjoy
  • Paragliding from Signal Hill or Lions Head
  • Sky Diving
  • Quad biking, sandboarding and/or bumper balls in the Atlantis sand dunes
  • Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai or Simon’s Town
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Lion’s head guided hike (morning or sunset) or Table Mountain guided hike
  • Robben Island Excursion - with option of a private guided tour with Christo Brand as the guide (Nelson Mandela's prison guard who became his friend)
  • Cape Malay Cooking experience in the Bo Kaap
  • If this day falls on a Saturday or Sunday a visit to a local Food Market
  • (e.g. Oranjezicht City Farm or Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill)
  • Constantia Winelands Zip and Sip Trip (half day Ziplining and Wine Tasting in the Constantia Valley) or half day wine tour in the Constantia Valley,Overnight in Cape Town (B)

Cape Town to Oudtshoorn via Route 62

420 – 440 km Approximate driving time 5 hours (7 hours with stops) This morning a representative from the car rental company will deliver your rental vehicle to you at the hotel by 08.30. Please ensure that you have a copy of your valid driver’s license, the car rental voucher and a valid credit card in order for the delivery to take place. Cheque cards and cash will NOT be acceptable, only a credit card for the holding deposit. We suggest a 09.00/10.00 departure for the next leg of your South African adventure – exploring the beautiful Garden Route. Travel along the famous Route 62 from the Cape Winelands en route to Oudtshoorn. This route has previously been named "World's Best Road Trip Destination" by CNN! There are lots of interesting stops and places to discover along the way and it is also known to be “The World’s Longest Wine Route”. A good place to stop about halfway through the journey is Barrydale, where there a few options for lunch (for your own account).Check-in at your accommodation and enjoy the peaceful and picturesque setting on a working ostrich farm. Dinner (for your own account) can either be enjoyed at your accommodation or at a restaurant in the town.Overnight in Oudtshoorn (B)

St James of Knysna, Knysna | Depart from Oudtshoorn,Today after breakfast, Depart your hotel at 09.00 sharp for your full day self-drive trip in Oudtshoorn. After the tour you will travel to Knysna which lies 120km (2-hours’ drive) from Oudtshoorn, traveling over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass and onto the Garden Route.The first stop will be at the Cango Caves, which are situated 30km / 30-minutes’ drive outside of Oudtshoorn. Here you will join the Heritage Tour at 11.00 - an easy walk through the first six largest and most spectacular halls and continuing through to the "African Drum room". This tour commences with information on the real discoverers and inhabitants of the cave and then winds its way through the rest of the Caves’ cultural and historical heritage. A comfortable walk through the most majestic of the cave chambers. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will accompany you on this journey of discovery and knowledge which takes around 1-hour to complete. Next you will go on to the Cango Wildlife Ranch in time for a quick lunch at the restaurant there, followed by a guided 1-hour tour of the facility. The ranch has been in existence for 35 years and comprises of over 90 different species of animals. The guided tours provide a voice for each species and create animal and environmental awareness. Enveloped in a fun and unique setting, this is a one-of-a-kind centre that has something for everyone, 365 Days of the year! The last stop for the day is Safari Ostrich Farm for a guided tractor tour where you will get to meet and learn more about these large flightless birds that have had such a big impact on the economy of the town. This tour also takes 1-hour, after which you can shop for some ostrich leather products in the shop. You will then travel to Knysna, arriving at the hotel in the early evening. Overnight in Knysna (B)

Leisure Day in Knysna

Enjoy the day exploring the area, there is a wide variety of activities and excursions to enjoy around Knysna. All entrance fees, activities and excursions will be at an additional cost and for your own account – pre-booking is recommended.

Optional Activities Tsitsikamma Area:

  • Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park Storms River Mouth - walk to the suspension bridges
  • Kayak & Lilo Adventure
  • Zip Lining, Quad Biking, Scootours or Segways in the Tsitsikamma Forest

Optional Activities Knysna Area:

  • Featherbed Eco Experience with lunch
  • Kayak or SUP (stand up paddle) on the Lagoon
  • Whale Watching boat excursion
  • Sunset Cruise or Sunset Sail
  • Champagne & Oysters Cruise

Surprise Activity: Boat trip exploring the upper lagoon Enjoy a complimentary 90 min cruise on "The Boat" at the St James. Skipper Alex Mvandaba will take guests upriver to the Belvidere and the White bridge section of the lagoon. This section is only really accessible by private boat as most of the other cruises are to the Heads and back. This area is steeped in history – in fact the early ships used to moor in front of the Belvidere area, rather than the current harbor area.The Knysna Estuary is biologically the richest estuary in the Cape, and one of the largest. “A remarkable diversity of species is recorded here, the highest of any South African estuary. It is of course also home to the unique Knysna Seahorse, Hippocampus capensis.” Overnight in Knysna (B).

Knysna to Pumba, Itinerary at a Glance:

Knysna to Pumba Private Game Reserve // Pumba Msenge Bush Lodge

370km Approximate driving time 4.5 hours (6 hours with stops)

This morning you will depart Knysna and the Western Cape and drive to the safari destination, a private game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Home to the rare white lion, Pumba Private Game Reserve is the ultimate destination for an authentic African Safari experience. Encounter free roaming wildlife, reconnect with nature and create memories that will last you a lifetime in complete luxury. There are two 5-star lodges on the reserve, each with its own distinctive character and aesthetic. Unwind in your spacious chalet, with a luxurious en-suite bathroom, freestanding bathtub and a private deck and plunge pool. The highlight of your stay will be the game drives with our trained Rangers. Experience the thrill of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat and feel the heartbeat of Africa as you explore the reserve! While you stay at this amazing property – indulge in the below activities: -Stargazing (Ranger on duty)

Archery (Water Lodge & Bush Lodge)

Bass Fishing (Water Lodge)

Msenge Gym & Steamroom (Bush Lodge)

Meal with Ranger (Water & Bush Lodge)

Overnight in Pumba (Full Inclusive)

All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included)

Full Day on Safari

Experience the thrill of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat while exploring the reserve in an open Land Rover or on a walking safari. The passionate rangers are committed to providing guests with memorable wildlife encounters, while instilling a deeper appreciation and love for nature. There are 2 game drives per day included in a stay at Pumba, providing guests the opportunity to see various different animals as well as participate in other exciting activities.

Daily Safari Schedule

06h00: Wake-up call

06h30: Depart for morning game drive

09h00: Breakfast

11h00: Departing guests to vacate their suite

13h30: Lunch

16h30: Depart for afternoon game drive

19h30: Dinner

Overnight in Pumba (Full Inclusive)

* All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Pumba to Port Elizabeth

Itinerary at a Glance:

Pumba Private Game Reserve to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

113km Approximate driving time 1.5 hours After the morning game drive and breakfast at the lodge you will take a leisurely drive to Gqeberha. Spend the afternoon exploring and discovering South Africa's "Friendly City".

Port Elizabeth

Set on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, Port Elizabeth also referred to as PE, is known as the Friendly City as well as the Windy City. Port Elizabeth was established to home British settlers who were brought out on a government-sponsored programme to provide a buffer between the Cape Dutch and the Xhosa conflict. The little port grew from there and today it is the gateway to the beautiful Garden Route and serves as an excellent base to explore the Eastern Cape’s magnificent game reserves and pristine beaches. Visitors can explore the Addo Elephant National Park, inhabited by hundreds of elephants and other wildlife; climb the area’s largest dune at Maitland’s Beach, and jump on a boat tour to spot rare seabirds and whales. Your final evening in South Africa will be a special treat at your hotel where you will enjoy a fine dining 3-course dinner at the award-winning restaurant. Overnight in Port Elizabeth (B, D)

Depart from Port Elizabeth: - Breakfast at the hotel, check out formalities and free time depending on the flight back home. 3 - 4 hours prior make your way to Port Elizabeth Airport to return your rental car and catch your departure flight. (B)

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