With so much to see and do in South Africa this 8 night itinerary combines it all, the culture of Cape Town, the fabulous town of Knysna and the 10,000 hectare malaria-free 'Big Five' reserve of Kariega, home to exceptional game viewing and birding experiences.
With so much to see and do in Cape Town, holidays in this beautiful city provide the perfect blend of stunning scenery, gorgeous beaches and intriguing culture.
Pick up your care hire from Cape Town airport and head into town. With incredible views over Table Mountain the V&A waterfront marina is a very special place to be with its huge Marina Wharf shopping mall, harbour-front restaurants and often local entertainment amid the buzzing atmosphere. It’s also the departure point of many of the boat tours available, including the ferry out to Robben Island. Head out of the city to super hip and trendy Camps Bay, with beach side restaurants, cafes and bars it’s the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner and a spot of people watching.
Drive from Cape Town along Route 62 or the N2 to the heart of the Garden Route and spend 3 nights in Knysna.
The Garden Route is universally known for its spectacular natural beauty. The journey crosses magnificent mountain passes, winds gently along the unspoiled coastline, and ventures deep into the breath-taking state forest in the Tsitsikamma National Park, renowned for its protection of South Africa’s remaining indigenous yellowwood trees.
The lush, forested Garden Route takes in some of the country’s finest seaside resorts, like Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, and - perhaps the best of all - Knysna, with its giant sandstone ‘Heads’ framing the entrance to the tidal lagoon. Oyster lovers will be captivated by Knysna, the country’s largest commercial oyster farming centre. Hikers and ramblers are drawn there too, to tackle the numerous world-famous coastal hiking trails.
This amazing internationally renowned ‘Big Five’ malaria-free private game reserve is family owned and managed and offers an unforgettable safari experience at great value.
A natural extension to Cape Town and the Garden Route, Kariega comprises 10000 hectares of pristine wilderness incorporating the picturesque Kariega and Bushman’s rivers, a unique feature. Kariega’s landscape spans across 5 different eco systems, resulting in extremely high game carrying capacities which results in Kariega’s game viewing and birding experience being unsurpassed in the Eastern Cape. Kariega’s stunning beauty and rivers offer dramatic views and vistas resulting in unforgettable game-drives and a diversity of unique activities including guided bush walks, river cruises, canoeing, fishing and visits to the nearby beaches.
Drive back to Port Elizabeth airport for your onward flight.