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Drive along the famous Garden Route taking in the picturesque beauty, exceptional wines and view some Big Five game along the way.
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seven nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, eight days car rental, one-way drop off fee and scheduled game drives and activities at the private game reserve.
Drive the Western and Eastern Cape and discover some of South Africa’s most scenic landscapes. Visit the winelands of the magnificent Franschhoek Valley, followed by a picturesque drive along Route 62 to Oudtshoorn. Continue along the Garden Route to the beautiful town of Knysna. Travel to Port Elizabeth, stopping en-route at Jeffrey’s Bay to check out the surf. Finally drive to Kariega Private Game Reserve and end your journey with a Big Five safari experience.
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Leisurely drives along famous Route 62 and the Garden Route, stopping at Oudtshoorn and Knysna along the way.
You'll have the chance to soak up warm hospitality and enjoy world class cuisine in some of the most scenic regions.
Enjoy game drives and search for the Big Five on a family-owned private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
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Today you will collect your hire car and depart Cape
Town, heading for the beautiful Cape Winelands. Explore this scenic region and the towns
of Stellenbosch and Paarl before heading to Franschhoek for the night. The Winelands
is one of the most stunning regions in South Africa. The small village of Franschhoek is
famous for its spectacular beauty and is a must visit destination. The town of Stellenbosch
is a great place to discover amazing food and to sample the wines available in the area. The
Cape Winelands is one of the most renowned wine producing areas in the world.
Continue along the famous Route 62 to Oudtshoorn
in the enchanting Klein Karoo, known for its ostrich farms and the Cango Caves, a true
showcase of evocative dripstone formations nestled deep in a series of hidden chambers
in a limestone layer of rock. Route 62 is the tourist route through the Western and
Eastern Cape. It’s an area of magnificent landscapes, towering cliffs and an abundance
of indigenous flora, which all contribute to making it one of the most diverse areas in the
country. The easily accessible towns, nestled in the valley along the route, offer plenty of
opportunities for discovery. You will have the time today, if you choose, to stop off at an
ostrich farm for an experience you will never forget. You can enjoy a guided visit and there
may even be a chance to touch and feel these magnificent birds.(B)
Travel over the Outeniqua Pass and along the Garden Route
to Knysna. The Garden Route is high on travellers’ to-do lists and it’s easy to see why. The
beautiful natural scenery will take your breath away. The coast is dotted with amazing
beaches, while inland you’ll find rolling hills, picturesque lagoons and lakes and mountains.
The ancient indigenous forests that line the coast are great for hiking, bird watching,
canoeing or sliding through the tree canopy. Upon arrival into Knysna, perhaps enjoy a
cruise on the Knysna Lagoon with a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Continue to your
hotel in Kynsna.(B)
Today is free to spend at your leisure enjoying all the Knysna has to offer. You
may choose to shop or discover one of the many restaurants along the waterfront.(B)
Drive towards Port Elizabeth stopping at Plettenberg
Bay, one of South Africa’s premier holiday spots with golden beaches, the iconic
Robberg Peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests, and
the Tsitsikamma Forest, which is home to an abundance of plant life and is popular for
adventure activities. If you have time, check out the surf at Jeffrey’s Bay en-route.(B)
This morning drive to Kariega
Private Game Reserve, a family owned and operated malaria free Big Five game reserve
comprising nearly 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. The park is home to some of the
richest biodiversity in South Africa as well as two abundant rivers. Here, each day begins
with a morning safari into the South African bush where you will experience the dawn of a
new day as the landscape comes to life with the sunrise. During evening safaris you may be
lucky enough to witness the thrill of a lion hunt, or watch as a family of hippo emerge from
the water for a night of grazing. As nocturnal life begins to stir, return safely to the lodge
for a hearty dinner. Park the car and let Kariega’s expert rangers look after your activities
during your stay. Choose from game drives in open 4WD vehicles, river cruises, guided bush
walks and canoeing.(B)(L)(D)
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing
After your morning game activity,
depart the reserve and drive to Port Elizabeth airport for your onward flight.(B)
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