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Garden Route, Footprints in the Sand

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Self Drive  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 10000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 15000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1 & 2: Cape Town. You will arrive in Cape Town and collect you car from the airport. The first 2 days will be spent at leisure in and around Cape Town. Included in your package is a “Cape Town Pass”, which will allow you to do a number of activities in and around Cape Town, or you can just sit back and take in the scenery.

Day 3: Stellenbosch. Today you take a short drive to the scenic and romantic wine route region of Stellenbosch. You can spend the day visiting wine estates and tasting all the culinary splendors and world class wine of the region.

Day 4: Hermanus. After breakfast you can take the scenic drive to Hermanus and on to your home for the evening, Abelone Guest House. Hermanus is a quaint coastal town and home to the annual Whale Festival. You can spend the day relaxing, walking along the beachfront or if you are feeling adventurous you can try and look for Great White Sharks.

Days 5 & 6: Knysna. Today you can take a leisurely and scenic drive along the Garden Route to the beautiful town of Knysna. Here you can enjoy all the splendors of the Garden Route and do a bit of shopping along the Knysna Waterfront. You can spend one day visiting the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary and Snake Park or select from a number of activities on offer in the region. Some of these include, forest hiking trails, boat cruises and for the more adventurous there are black water tubing and tree top tours.

Days 7 & 8: Amakhala Game Reserve. This is quiet a long drive so you should leave early to make it in time to relax a bit before you go on the afternoon Game Drive. The rest of the time will be spent relaxing at the lodge and doing game viewing or bird watching.

Days 9 & 10: Port Elizabeth. After the morning Game Drive at Amakhala you can take a drive to your final destination, Hacklewood Hill, Port Elizabeth, where you can relax along the beach front or catch up with some last minute shopping before you say your final good byes.

Floreal House. This magnificent, well-known Cape Town building boasts sweeping views of Table Mountain (below which it lies), the Harbor and Table Bay. Dating back to the 1920’s, the lodge is exceptionally stylish, with impressive white exterior and attractive wooden-framed windows, looking out on views in all directions. Friendly hospitality is the order of the day. Meals are served all day by the swimming pool in the colorful gardens and staff are on hand at all times to help maximize the guests’ enjoyment of the Mother City. Ten exceptionally comfortable 4-star rooms offer all that can be expected for a top holiday. Conveniently situated in Oranjezicht, the lodge has easy access to the Waterfront, the mountain and the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton offering the comfort of a small hotel within a stone’s throw of the heart of Cape Town.

Allegria. Situated in the very heart of the Winelands, Allegria is the perfect base to discover the Winelands, Cape Town and beyond. The unique setting, surrounded by vineyards, is pervaded with an air of tranquility and offers breathtaking mountain views. The six rooms are individually and stylishly decorated, with modern clean lines and a 'touch of Africa'. All rooms have XL beds, aircon or fan, a spacious bathroom, satellite TV, heating, safe, fridge, tea tray and a private patio. Enjoy the 20m long pool or relax beside the open fire in the lounge. Owners and hosts Annemarie and Jan are your guarantee for warm hospitality and personal service.

Abelone Guest House. Uniquely artistic, with original South African art as part of its charm, Abalone Lodge is well positioned on Sievers Point, a landmark position in Hermanus. With easy access to the cliff path, this stylish and contemporary Lodge is a superb whale watching spot. Each of it’s eight spacious bedrooms has either a sea, mountain or garden view and offers a balcony, television, tea and coffee tray. Experience a quiet, relaxed atmosphere in a tranquil setting.

Overmeer Guest Lodge. Set high above Knysna Lagoon, Overmeer, this translates as “Over the Lake» is a beautifully located Guest Lodge. At Overmeer everything we do is centered on the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. We are confident that you will find Overmeer to be a place of exceptional views and comforts and that your stay with us will be a memorable experience.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in luxury Lodges and Hotels
- Car rental
- Meals: bed & breakfast at the Guest Lodges; breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Game Reserve.

Price Excludes:
- Deposit payable on collection of the vehicle
- Travel Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Drinks, services of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, gratuities and curios).

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