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Big 7 Garden Route

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 20000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 25000 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Port Elizabeth/ The Beach Hotel. Accommodation: 1 Night. Meals: Breakfast. Check in for your flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Beach Hotel for 1 night. The Beach Hotel is Port Elizabeth’s finest boutique hotel located on Port Elizabeth’s magnificent. Safest and cleanest beachfront spot, located directly opposite Hobie Beach and Shark Rock Pier with The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex next door. Each room consists of an en suite bathroom with shower and bath, king size bed, percale linen, air-conditioning and heating, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, colour TV with selected satellite channels, mini-bar available on request.

Days 2-3: Port Elizabeth/ Hlosi Game Reserve. Accommodation: 2 Nights. Meals: Full Board. Activities: 2 Daily Game Drives, Guided Walks. After breakfast you will be collected at The Beach Hotel and transferred to Hlosi Game Reserve. Hlosi Game Lodge is situated in the magnificent Bushmans River Private Game Reserve, just a 40 minute drive from the Eastern Cape coastal city of Port Elizabeth in the heart of malaria-free game country adjacent to the famous Garden Route. The intimate lodge redefines exclusivity with four individually styled suites designed to capture the spirit of a bygone era, while providing the luxuries of contemporary lodge living. Each suite boasts a private veranda overlooking grasslands, large en-suite bathrooms with spa bath and shower, unique private courtyard with outside shower, air-conditioning, fireplace, under floor heating, bar fridge and coffee/tea facilities, telephones and Internet points.

Days 4-5: Tsitsikamma/ Buffalo Hills Game Reserve. Accommodation: 2 Nights. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner. Activities: Afternoon safari game drive. Nyathi Distillery tour and tasting. Guided morning walk. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Port Elizabeth Airport to collect your vehicle at the Europcar kiosk. Once you have collected your vehicle you will drive down the Garden Route towards Tsitsikamma where you will check in at the Buffalo Hills Game Reserve for 2 nights. Experience the beauty and tranquility of Africa in the unique, malaria-free Cape Garden Route. This game reserve is situated only 15 km from Plettenberg Bay and 35 km from Knysna where you'll find buffalo, rhino, giraffe, leopard, wildebeest, sable, kudu, bontebok, eland, impala, bushbuck and over 150 identified bird species. This exclusive game reserve consists of 9 luxury en suite safari tents with spa baths overlooking an indigenous forest. During your stay at Hlosi you will enjoy game drives, guides walks and a distillery tour and tasting.

Days 6-7: Oudtshoorn/ Stoneberry Country Lodge. Accommodation: 2 Nights. Meals: Breakfast. Depart Tsitsikamma and drive to Oudtshoorn and check in at Stoneberry Country Lodge for two nights. Luxuriously situated in an area of Oudtshoorn known as Schoemanspoort, Stonebreaker Country Lodge must have one of the most envied settings in the Klein Karoo. The lodge has only 12 rooms and looks out, from a slight rise coated with indigenous fauna and flora of the region, straight over the port and onto the opposite side of the mountains port beyond. The spacious double rooms all have outside porches with an unbeatable view of the port and en suite bathrooms with bath and/or shower and also bar fridges.

Day 8: Hermanus/ On the Cliff Guest House. Accommodation: 1 Night. Meals: Breakfast. Today you will make your way to the beautiful town of Hermanus. This 4-star luxury sea front guest house built on the cliffs of Hermanus has magnificent sea views from all rooms over the bay. You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, take a stroll along the cliff paths directly in front of the guest house, sunbathe next to the heated salt pool, sauna, relax in the pub or one of the guest lounges and then head out for a meal at one of the 50 or so restaurants. All rooms have king size beds and private patios or balconies. Room facilities include DSTV, heated carpets and full heated bathrooms. Relax and enjoy all that Hermanus has to offer including wonderful walks, long, sandy beaches, nature reserves and a quaint town centre with craft markets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars.

Day 9: Stellenbosch/ Kleine Zalze. Accommodation: 1 Night. Meals: Breakfast. Make your way to the wine district of Cape Town, Stellenbosch, where you will spend one night. Situated adjacent to the first fairway of the De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, within walking distance of the clubhouse, Kleine Zalze Lodge enjoys panoramic views of the Stellenbosch Mountains in a variety of stylishly decorated units. The 4-star, 47 bed roomed lodge, forms part of the Kleine Zalze Wine Estate, which offers award-winning wines, a magnificent restaurant Terroir featuring Provencal classics blended with some local influence and traditions, a unique function venue set in a wine cellar, vineyard walks and a swimming pool.

Although the lodge offers all the regular comforts associated with a 4-star facility, all the suites also have kitchens or kitchenettes complete with microwave, Dish Washer, cutlery and crockery. Kleine Zalze borders Stellenbosch Country Club and is opposite Stellenbosch Square, which offers shoppers an array of restaurants, boutiques and retail outlets.

Days 10-11: Cape Town/ Floreal House. Accommodation: 2 Nights. Meals: Breakfast. Today you will drive to Cape Town for 3 nights stay at the friendly Floreal House. This magnificent, well-known Cape Town building boasts sweeping views of Table Mountain, the Harbour and Table Bay. The lodge is very stylish, with impressive white exterior and attractive wooden-framed windows, looking out in all directions. The interiors are classic and unfussy, with polished pine floors and newly refurbished curtains and linens. Each well appointed rooms with spacious and classy tiled en-suite bathrooms offers all the facilities one would expect from a four-star establishment.

Day 12: Departure. Make your way to the airport after breakfast to drop off you vehicle and check in for your flight to Johannesburg.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 11 Nights/12 Days accommodation
- Accommodation types include Hotels, Lodges and Guest Houses
- Meals as per detailed itinerary
- Transport Group s car rental for 8 days
- All scheduled transfers in Port Elizabeth
- One way flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
- One way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Price Excludes:
- Travel insurance & Medical insurance
- Meals & Beverages not mentioned above
- Items of personal nature
- Gratitude’s
- Activities not mentioned above
- Petrol
- Any visas that might be required
- Deposit for vehicle rental (payable with credit card on collection of car).