Beautiful Garden Route – 8 Days
Day 1: Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you will be welcomed by your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel and check in and after you will be taken on a City Tour, Visit Table Mountain (weather permitting), Companys Garden, the Bo Kaap and the District Six Museum. Lunch on your own at the Cape Town Waterfront. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.
Day 2: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour
After breakfast, enjoy a Full day Cape Peninsula tour with your guide. Drive along the Atlantic Coast past the beach resorts of Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay, Landudno and the small fishing harbor of Hout Bay. Enjoy stunning coastal views along Chapmans Peak Drive to Noordhoek and continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve for beautiful views of the Cape and False Bay. The Reserve contains over 220 species of animal and birdlife.
Return to Cape Town via the coastal road along the False Bay, where you will stop for lunch. At Boulder's Beach in Simonstown, view a colony of African penguins. Stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the southeastern slopes of Table Mountain and return to your hotel late in the evening. Overnight.
Day 3: Cape Town - Hermanus
After breakfast enjoy a scenic drive through Somerset West, Gordon's Bay, Rooiels, Pringle Bay and visit Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty's Bay. The Overberg region is filled with scrubland, beautiful beaches and rolling wheat fields. The sea at Hermanus is the nursery of the southern right whale, and between June and November each year courting, mating and calving whales can be viewed from the rocky cliffs. In Hermanus, enjoy an optional Whale Watching Boat Cruise. Overnight.
Day 4: Hermanus - Knysna (Garden Route)
Breakfast. Drive to Knysna, the jewel of the Garden Route. View the Knysna Heads, the treacherous entry into the Knysna lagoon must be the most striking geological features along the entire southern African coastline. Overnight.
Day 5: Knysna – Knysna Elephant Park
Breakfast. Experience a unique elephant interaction at Knysna Elephant Park close to Plettenberg Bay. Touch, feed and walk "trunk in hand" with these magnificent animals. Return to Knysna, stopping at Knysna's Waterfront for some shopping. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight.
Day 6: Knysna - Kariega Game Reserve
Breakfast. Traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes and visit the Tsitsikamma National Park stretching over 100 km of wild and rocky coastline and shady forests along the river valleys. Stop at Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Pass Port Elizabeth and the Addo Elephant Park en route to Kariega Private Game Reserve. Walk freely and safely amongst the game in an area of the reserve which excludes the dangerous "Big-5" animals. In the afternoon, experience your first game drive in an open safari vehicle. Overnight. Stay here on Full Board basis including safari activities.
Day 7: Kariega Game Reserve
Breakfast. Day free to enjoy the roaring African Bush Experience and enjoy lodge activities. Overnight.
Day 8: Kariega Game Reserve – Port Elizabeth
Breakfast. Drive back to Port Elizabeth's Airport.