• Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
Upon arrival off your international flight, the Cullinan Holdings Guest Services team will meet you for a warm welcome to Cape Town.
Cape Town is addictive and inspires discovery and has been voted as the best place in the world to visit by the prestigious New York Times. This vibrant multicultural city is a healthy mix of urban and convenient living, vibey day and night spots, nature and relaxation as well as the ocean and white sand beaches at your fingertips. Ride the revolving cable car to the sky on Table Mountain; shop at the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa’s premier shopping destinations; stand on the edge of the world at Cape Point or delve into South Africa’s past at Robben Island, the prison that once held one of the world’s greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela. The “Mother City”, the “Green City”, the “Tavern of the Seas"…whatever name you give it, it stays beautiful and beckons to be explored—the more, the better.
Overnight: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town or similar
DAY 2, MONDAY: CAPE TOWN – MOUNTAIN AND CITY TOUR
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel for your Scheduled Guided Half Day Morning Table Mountain & City Tour. Drive past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666, City Hall, and the Grand Parade. Driving through famous Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral: The Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter which is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain where slaves were settled. Continue to join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car (for own account). Here you'll see phenomenal views, including Robben Island. Visit to the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting). Table Mountain (weather permitting) Guests will take a trip to the top of the world, high above the clouds on the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is an icon in Cape Town and is most likely the most photographed landmark in the country. Table Mountain has been named as on the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions over visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929; more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration. You will be returned to your hotel afterwards for the rest of the day to be spent at leisure, lunch and dinner for clients’ own account. Overnight: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town or similar Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3, TUESDAY: CAPE TOWN
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel for your Scheduled Guided Full Day Cape Highlights Tour. This combination tour offers the highlights of Cape Point and the Cape Winelands. The tour includes a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast and Cape Point Nature Reserve with its variety of fauna and flora. The reserve is one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises and is nothing short of a spectacular sight with its stone cliffs, fynbos, beautiful bay and beaches. It is a natural wonderland. Following the coastline along False Bay, we'll continue to the Stellenbosch Winelands, the oldest and most distinguished of all the wine routes in the famous Cape Winelands, for a wine tasting before returning to Cape Town. The Tour might include a trip back to Cape Town to collect additional guests for the second half of the tour. Tour may be operated in reverse direction. Overnight: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town or similar Meals: Breakfast
DAY 4, WEDNESDAY: CAPE TOWN
Today you have a leisure day to explore on your own. Lunch and dinner for clients own account. Overnight: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town or similar Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5, THURSDAY: CAPE TOWN/PORT ELIZABETH/ KARIEGA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast and check out your driver will collect you from The Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel to transfer you to Cape Town International Airport, where you will check in for your flight to Port Elizabeth. (Airfare included). Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be met and assisted to your transfer vehicle. An English-speaking driver will then transfer you to Kariega River Lodge, where you will stay for 2 nights. Kariega Game Reserve is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa and is a family-owned and operated. It is Big 5 private safari reserve: (Buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion and leopard). This area is malaria free.
The reserve itself is over 10 000 hectares of pristine African wilderness and has two rivers in the reserve, the Kariega and the Bushman’s River. Where there is water in Africa, there is an abundance of life and there are a number of other fascinating wildlife species in this reserve other than the illustrious Big Five-lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and the leopard. This afternoon enjoy your first Game drive in the Eastern Cape. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight: Kariega River Lodge or similar Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 6, FRIDAY: KARIEGA GAME RESERVE
Enjoy Morning and afternoon game drives are the order of the day. Experienced game rangers will drive you in open 4 x 4 vehicles on safari every morning and afternoon/evening in open game-drive vehicles, traversing the valleys, grassy plains and African bushveld. During your game drives you may get to see the Big Five, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo. You may also get to see hyena, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, kudu, waterbuck and a variety of other antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species. Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional (extra cost) daily boat cruises ferry guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches. Overnight: Overnight: Kariega River Lodge or similar Meals: Fully Inclusive basis (Includes: All meals, selected beverages and morning and evening game drives / river cruises, guided bush walks, canoeing, boating and fishing).
DAY 7, SATURDAY: KARIEGA GAME RESERVE/PORT ELIZABETH
After your last morning game drive and breakfast, an English-speaking driver will collect you from Kariega River Lodge to transfer you to The Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth, where you will overnight for 1 night. Port Elizabeth, now called, Gqeberha, is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, and is regarded as the gateway to the renowned Garden Route. The “Friendly City” acts as a pseudonym for Port Elizabeth, and guest are often pleasantly surprised to learn that the city has over 40 kilometres of Indian Ocean coastline, with many of its beaches declared as blue flag beaches. Port Elizabeth also has the rare status of being a 5-Biome City. The rest of the day to be spent at leisure. Lunch and dinner for clients’ own account. Overnight: The Beach Hotel Port Elizabeth or similar Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8, SUNDAY: PORT ELIZABETH/ KNYSNA
After breakfast and check out, you will be collected from your hotel for your Scheduled Guided Garden Route. Meet your representative and fellow travellers and head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline, and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. Visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon, in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town. Tonight enjoy dinner at Drydock Restaurant, renowned for dishes with glorious aromas and flavours, using the finest local ingredients and freshly picked herbs from the region. Overnight: The Rex Hotel or similar Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 9, MONDAY: KNYSNA
After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for a sumptuous lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight: The Rex Hotel or similar Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 10, TUESDAY: KNYSNA/ OUDTSHOORN
After, breakfast, depart Knysna and travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. Along the way, visit the ‘Map of Africa’, an extraordinary viewpoint in The Wilderness. In Oudtshoorn, we’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a fun-filled interactive tour and light lunch that includes local specialities such as Ostrich Steak. After lunch we continue the tour to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight: Hlangana Lodge or similar Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 11, WEDNESDAY: OUDTSHOORN/ CAPE TOWN DEPART FROM CAPETOWN AIRPORT
Today enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, where the tour ends on arrival.
After the tour you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport, where you will Check in for your onward