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Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 723

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Rocky shore at Plettenberg

Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met by our representative and escorted to where you collect your rental vehicle. Drive to your hotel in the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Looking out to sea at Plettenberg

Day 2: Cape Town

Two free days to explore the ‘Mother City.’ With Table Mountain as its iconic backdrop, a bevy of beautiful beaches, the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, wonderful shops, restaurants and bars, Cape Town is an essential stop in South Africa. Take the revolving cable car to the top of Table Mountain and a boat trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or see where the two oceans meet on a day trip to the famous Cape of Good Hope.

Seals on the rocks at Plettenberg

Day 3: Cape Town

Discover the beautiful Winelands, just a short distance from Cape Town. Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, offers some of the world’s finest wines as well as being a bustling university town. Paarl is nestled in the Berg River Valley with a number of traditional-styled wine farms and Franschhoek, South Africa’s very own ‘French Quarter’, is a quaint little town with world-renowned wine cellars.

Day 4: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Make your way to Klein Karoo’s capital - Oudtshoorn today. Here there is the option to visit the Safari Ostrich Ranch or the Cango Caves to explore the ancient stalagmites and stalactites and visit endangered animals at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Since 1863 Oudtshoorn had become known as the ostrich capital of the world, successfully producing the best feathers, leather products and ostrich meat world wide. The town of Outdshoorn is situated in the beautiful valley between the Outeniqua and Swartberg Mountins, and is the commercial hub of the greater Klein Karoo region, which encompasses the towns of Prince Albert, De Rust and Calitzdorp. Being surrounded by mountains means that every road into Outdshoorn allows a picturesque pass, offering travellers scenes of unspoilt natural beauty.

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 5: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Drive to Plettenberg Bay on day 5. Known as the jewel of the Garden Route, this tranquil town is famous for its beautiful beaches, lagoons, indigenous forests and the rugged Robberg Peninsular where you can enjoy a scenic walk around the point of the peninsular. Whilst in Plettenberg Bay why not head to beautiful Knysna and enjoy a fun and adventurous cruise to Knysna Heads?

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 6: Plettenberg Bay

From Keurboomstrand in the north to the Robberg Peninsula there are 15km of beaches interrupted only by the Keurbooms River mouth. Central Beach is the busiest beach in Plettenberg Bay and it is the launch site for Marine Safaris, dive charters and ocean kayaking tours. Just 2 minutes from the town, there are many restaurants, bars and facilities nearby. Keeurbooms Beach is 10km from the town and is almost "wild" in its unspoiled beauty. Robberg Beach is ideal for very long walks, it stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island and offers the best shore-based whale watching in the area.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Your final port of call is along South Africa’s east coast at Port Elizabeth, 800km from Cape Town. Port Elizabeth is also known as "Nelson Mandela City", the landing place of the 1820 settlers and the area that saw the first meeting of Khoisan, British, Dutch, German and Xhosa people. This major sea port and tourist destination is renowned for its sunshine and sandy beaches. Conditions in Port Elizabeth are ideal for sailing, swimming and scuba diving.

Day 8: Port Elizabeth

Within the city are many parks with well landscaped gardens, the largest being St Georges Park which covers 73 hectares and is home to the world famous Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, the oldest bowling green in South Africa, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial and the 1882 Victorian Pearson Conservatory.

Day 9: Port Elizabeth

Today you have a free day to relax.

Day 10: Port Elizabeth - Addo

This morning we head to Eastern Cape with a private transfer. Highly successful conservation efforts in re-establishing the game that originally populated this area, have seen large tracts of land surrounding the Addo Elephant National Park, converted to private game reserves, resulted in strong numbers of lion, elephant and rhino – including the rare black rhino which thrives on the nutrient rich spekboom of the area. Cheetah, leopard and Cape buffalo are also frequently spotted.

Elephant taking over the road

Days 11-12: Addo

the next two days here are spent doing games drives in the morning and afternoon and spending the evening at leisure.

Grazing in the afternoon sun

Day 13: Addo

Today is the end of the services and you will be transferred to the airport to coincide with your flights home.

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