Thursday arrivals are used as a guideline for this package, however, daily arrivals are available. Our Destination Specialists can provide you with a price for your preferred arrival date.
DAY 01: THU - Arrival in Cape Town where you will be met by a representative of FIT Tours who will run through your program with you, and present you with a detailed travel digest outlining property to property route descriptions and points of interest along the way. You will also be assisted with the collection of your Europcar rental vehicle.
The Premier Hotel Cape Manor is located in the beautifully tree lined Marais Road on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town commanding spectacular views of Table Mountain or the awe inspiring Atlantic Ocean. This luxury hotel is in close proximity to all major tourist attractions including Table Mountain, the world famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and Camps Bay and Clifton beaches thereby making it the best choice for accommodation for both leisure travelers and business executives. Overnight Cape Manor Hotel
DAY 02: FRI - Enjoy the full day to explore all that this world city has to offer. Highlights that should not be missed include a journey around the magnificent Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope, a trip up Table Mountain for unsurpassed views of the city and beyond and a trip to Robben Island for a poignant look into South Africa’s troubled past and inspiration of hope for a bright future.
This wonderful city lies in the shadow of Table Mountain and at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean offering a spectacular array of natural wonders from large seal colonies and irresistibly cute colonies of penguins to the worlds smallest but richest floral Kingdom.
The city is also a hub of activity for those in search of gourmet restaurants or stylish nightlife, not to mention cutting edge fashion and design with a distinct African touch. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Cape Manor Hotel.
DAY 03: SAT - Another full day in Cape Town. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Cape Manor Hotel.
DAY 04: SUN - Today after a leisurely breakfast you will bid farewell to Cape Town for the short journey to the fabled Cape wine region, renowned throughout the world for top quality wines.
Enjoy the day exploring this beautiful region famed for wine and food, and make sure to stop and try some of the areas famed vintages. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Protea Hotel Franschhoek.
The Protea Hotel Franschhoek overlooks the majestic mountains and famous vineyards of the historical village of Franschhoek , some 80 km east of Cape Town and prides itself on its charming ambiance, gracious style and attentive service. Indeed, if you are looking for tranquillity and beauty, you will find it at the Protea Hotel Franschhoek. The hotel has a rich history, with one section dating back to the 1880s. The town itself takes its name from the French Huguenots who settled here in the early 1680s after fleeing from their home country. Franschhoek has since become one of South Africa 's leading culinary and wine-tasting destinations. Overnight Protea Hotel Franschhoek
DAY 05: - Today continue your journey east and head into the beautiful Klein Karoo. Travelling through the Klein Karoo the visitor passes through fruit growing, wine producing and ostrich farming towns such as Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp, Ladismith, Van Wyksdorp, Barrydale and Uniondale and historic Amalienstein, Zoar, Dysselsdorp and Haarlem.It's an area of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and the abundance of trees and indigenous flora - all contribute to making the Klein Karoo one of the Western Cape 's most diverse regions.
Your destination is the town of Oudtshoorn, capital of the Klein Karoo. Oudtshoorn is situated at the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain range. Numerous rivers, streams and falls have their origins in the Swartberg, Outeniqua and Kamanassie ranges around the town. However, the town is most famous for its feathered inhabitants, ostriches. This is the undisputed capital of the ostrich and there are some 400 farms in the area a few of which are now designated “show farms” where you can visit the farms and get an idea of the life of this feathered giant. In addition do not miss the chance to visit the spectacular Cango Caves, one of the world’s greatest cave complexes with extraordinary displays of stalactites and stalagmites to captivate even the most weary traveler.
The Thorntree Country House in Klein Karoo, South Africa is the perfect base from which to explore the unique attractions of this area. The Country House is situated on the route to the Cango Caves , the Swartberg Pass and the circle route to Prince Albert via Meiringspoort. It is also within easy reach of the Cango Ostrich Farm and Cango Wildlife Ranch. The homestead and outbuildings date back to the 1800's and reflect the typical Klein Karoo architectural style. They have been gracefully restored to their original splendour, and equipped with all modern conveniences. Our dining room reflects our warmth and hospitality, and overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. The picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley provides a breathtaking backdrop.
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Thorntree 4****
DAY 06: - After breakfast time to head over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the Indian Ocean. Travel along the beautiful coastal road through the lakes and beaches of Wilderness to the resort town of Knsyna. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua mountains and the Indian ocean , with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. At the heart of Knysna is the 21 ha estuary, protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent sentinels down the centuries of the rich history of this unique part of "paradise of earth".
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Cunningham Island Guest House.The guest house boasts luxury accommodation and fine facilities, with friendly and efficient service. Wake up gently to the sounds of the birds, then enjoy a complimentary breakfast before setting off for adventure. Or you can simply relax by our pool or even taking a leisurely swim. Evenings here are perfect for strolling down the beach.
DAY 07: - Enjoy the day to explore the surrounding area renowned for its natural beauty. Explore the magnificent beaches and enchanting indigenous forests, or take a cruise on the lagoon to visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve, or visit Monkeyland for a walk in the wilds with a large variety of primates. However, if you want to chill, why not just sit at the edge of the lagoon and sample some of Knysna’s famous oysters with glass of great South African sparkling wine! Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Cunningham Island
DAY 08: - Today continue your journey eastwards to the Amakhala Game Reserve your home for the next 3 nights. The journey is around 3 and a half hours and will take you into a whole new world in which Africa ’s large game is abundant. You will arrive just in time for lunch and a chance to relax before your late afternoon / evening open vehicle game drive with your experienced game ranger in search of Africa ’s wildlife. After sundowner drinks in the bush continue your drive with the aid of a powerful spotlight to search for the savannah’s nocturnal game. Return to the lodge for a hearty dinner. Overnight in a standard room on a full board basis at Bush Lodge. Feel invigorated by the sounds and fragrances of the African bush, while lounging on your personal deck, or viewing from within your plunge pool. Built in the bush, against a back drop of aloe’s and indigenous fauna and flora, make the Bush Lodge a perfect African retreat. Our luxurious. secluded tented rooms with private plunge pools, atmospheric fireplace, alfresco double showers and hot and cold air-conditioners, offer an unforgettable and exceptional romantic experience. Leisure time can be spent indulging in professional treatments in the privacy and comfort of your own suite by an exclusive in-house therapist. Enjoy cuisine that excites the palate and leaves you needing to explore true African culture, hosted by local staff that are willing to attend to your every need. A far cry from the average safari experience, the Bush Lodge provides undivided, personal attention ensuring your stay is pleasurable and unforgettable.
DAY 09: - Your morning and evening game drives, with the services of rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve, will leave you in awe of the diverse vegetation and spectacular scenery which abounds here. The reserve is home to a wide variety of game including the famous “Big 5” – elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard, as well as many other species including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and cheetahs. During the mid day relax at the lodge and soak up the views over the floodplains as you revel in being in the midst of pure nature. Overnight in a standard room on a full board basis at Bush Lodge.
DAY 10: - Another full day of morning and evening game drives. Overnight in a standard room on a full board basis at Bush Lodge.
DAY 11: - After one final morning game drive and a hearty breakfast it will be time for your to retrace your tracks to Port Elizabeth where you will return your vehicle to the Avis office at the airport before your departing flight to Johannesburg and onwards to your flight home.