12 DAY CAPE TOWN & GARDEN ROUTE & SHARK DIVING

From R37,500.00 Per Person

 

This Private multi-day Tour incorporates the best of Cape Town along with the best of the Garden Route. We have included Great White Shark Cage Diving in the itinerary. The Shark Diving can be replaced with Boat Based Whale Watching between September and November as the Whales are seasonal. Shark Cage Diving is an activity that is enjoyed all year round!

NOTE: SPECIAL RATES APPLY TO GROUPS

DEPART | CAPE TOWN

RETURN | PORT ELIZABETH

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Product Description

On this tour you are guaranteed to experience all the main attractions along the route as well as a high standard of local knowledge from your qualified Tour Guide. This itinerary is presented with Port Elizabeth being the end point, but this tour can be adjusted, making the tour a circular route returning to Cape Town. As with all our tours the standard is of the highest quality and this one is no different. If you would like to experience exotic locations, exciting activities and in depth local history then this is a perfect choice for your holiday!

ITINERARY

Day 1
CAPE TOWN

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Our staff will receive you at Cape Town International Airport. We will then do a City Tour which also serves as an introduction to the Mother City, pointing out Historical Landmarks, shopping hot spots and recommended restaurants. On arrival at the Hotel we will go over the itinerary confirming times and any personal requests.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN WATERFRONT

Day 2
CAPE TOWN | ROBBEN ISLAND & TABLE MOUNTAIN

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We combine two of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks in a Full Day experience that will be both spectacular and also emotional as well!  When you visit the cell that Nelson Mandela lived in for 18 years of his 27 year incarceration, tears have been known to flow. The day is divided into two parts, Table Mountain in the morning and then Robben Island in the afternoon. This is because weather can be a factor, normally the conditions are more favorable for the mountain in the morning. Lunch will be at the V & A Waterfront before departing for the Island.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN WATERFRONT.

Day 3
CAPE TOWN | KIRSTENBOSCH & CONSTANTIA VALLEY

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is the flagship of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and was established in 1913. It is the largest of the country’s nine botanical gardens covering 528 with a large part developed garden. There is a network of wonderful walkways to explore. The Constantia Valley is home to the oldest wine farm in South Africa and is a wonderful area to delve into with your guide. The Valley has a combination of first world experiences mixed with old world charm. Groot Constantia Wine Farm 1685 is just one of the many attractions that make for a thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable day.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN WATERFRONT

Day 4
CAPE TOWN | CAPE POINT & PENINSULA

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This is one of the Cape’s most popular day tours and you will enjoy many attractions on the day. You will meet the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, pass through historical towns while seeing the unique flora & fauna at the Cape of Good Hope.  A walk to the most South Westerly tip of the African continent is also quite stunning. This day tour must rank amongst the best in the world when it comes to variety. Lunch can be at the Black Marlin Restaurant or at one of the very many restaurants along the route. 

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN WATERFRONT

Day 5
STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS

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One of the best things about Cape Town is a visit to the wine country with its vast and verdant beauty, world class wine estates and historical towns. On this day tour you will experience a variety of wine tasting and learn about the colourful history of the region.  The Cape Wine route was the first commercial wine route in the world and today it is regarded as one of the best!  Lunch will be enjoyed at Boschendal Wine Estate in the form of a picnic lunch or in Franschhoek at one of their fine restaurants along the route. You are guaranteed of visiting at least four wine farms on the day.

OVERNIGHT | STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS

Day 6
STELLENBOSCH | HERMANUS

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After a late breakfast at your Country Hotel we depart on the next leg of our Winelands adventure where we will visit one of the oldest privately owned wine farms in the region with 8 year old wines available for tasting!  We then travel towards the coast visiting some more exquisite wine farms in Somerset West. After a day of wine sampling we head over the mountains to the charming seaside town of Hermanus.

OVERNIGHT | HERMANUS

Day 7
HERMANUS | GANSBAAI

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On this day we depart from the Hermanus early morning, for a meeting with the worlds most feared and misunderstood predators, the “GREAT WHITE SHARK!” You will experience Shark Cage Diving at Gansbaai which is about an hour’s drive from Hermanus.  The boat trip to Dyer Island and Shark Alley takes about half an hour and then you wait for the predators to arrive! This just could be the highlight of your South African trip! If you are not keen to go into the cage then you are able to observe all the action from the deck, this is also most exciting!  After the shark diving we head back to Hermanus but not before sampling some craft beer at the Birkenhead Breweries. The afternoon is spent exploring the town.

OVERNIGHT | HERMANUS

Day 8
HERMANUS | OUDTSHOORN

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After a relaxing breakfast overlooking Walker Bay we depart from Hermanus and make our way inland towards the town of Oudtshoorn which is in the heart of the Karoo. The road trip from Hermanus is long (4 hours) covering some spectacular mountain passes and scenic countryside! We arrive at Oudtshoorn in the afternoon where you can relax at a country retreat before enjoying a fine dinner at a local restaurant.

OVERNIGHT | OUDTSHOORN

Day 9
OUDTSHOORN | KNYSNA

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We start the day with a visit to the famous Cango Caves where you will go on a guided tour of this subterranean wonder. After your caving adventure we visit Cango Ostrich Farm where you will be introduced to these fascinating wonders of nature. You will get a chance to touch them and to even ride one if you feel like it. After your encounter with the Ostriches there is a light lunch at the farm. The afternoon is spent travelling through the Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna and the start of the coastal Garden Route. After checking in at your Hotel dinner is at the Knysna Waterfront!

OVERNIGHT | KNYSNA WATERFRONT

Day 10
KNYSNA | NATURES VALLEY

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First a trip to the famous Knysna Heads, and the entrance to the Lagoon. We will then explore Knysna and the surrounding area before we continue with the road trip through the Garden Route, Highlights of the day is a visit to Monkey Land and Birds of Eden which is the world’s largest enclosed aviary. We also visit the Crags with its selection of factory shops which offer quality items at really good prices.  After these attractions we cross the border into the Eastern Cape. Our overnight destination is the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River. 

OVERNIGHT | STORMS RIVER

Day 11
TSITSIKAMMA FOREST | STORMS RIVER

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Today there is a full list of exciting activities to choose from. We have the world’s highest Bridge Bungy jump with a 218 meter free fall, the Forest Canopy Tour which is zip-lining through the trees and Storms River Mouth with an optional hike to the suspension bridge. These are just a few of the exciting activities that are found just a short drive from the village. After a full and action packed day you can relax and reflect around the hotel pool before dinner.

OVERNIGHT | STORMS RIVER

Day 12
TSITSIKAMMA FOREST | JEFFERY’S BAY | PORT ELIZABETH

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This your final morning in the Tsitsikamma Forest you are free to do any last minute things that you might have missed. We depart from Storms River Village mid-morning for our trip to Port Elizabeth. On the way we will stop at Jeffery’s Bay which is one of the world’s best surfing spots and hosts a number of surfing events which attracts the biggest names in the sport. Jeffery’s Bay is regarded as having the perfect surfing wave! We then continue to Port Elizabeth Airport where we will say our goodbyes before you depart for Johannesburg. 

DEPART | PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT

 

What We Include

  • 12 Days Private Overland Touring
  • 11 Nights Luxury Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Refreshments on Board
  • Entrance Fees to Main Attractions
  • Great White Shark Cage Diving
  • Road Tolls

What To Bring

  • Wind Breaker or Jacket
  • Sun Hat
  • Practical and Comfortable Shoes
  • Sun Screen 30+
  • Bathing Suit
  • Camera

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