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Tailormade Cape Town to the Eastern Cape tour
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Tailormade Cape Town to the Eastern Cape

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
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    Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
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    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
    Lodging Level Value - 3 star
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    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Overnight flight to Cape Town

    Description

    Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Cape Town.

    Included Meals : None

    Day 2 - Arrive Cape Town

    Description

    On arrival at South Africa’s Mother City you will be met by a representative who will provide you with maps, information and tips for your forthcoming self-drive trip along the Garden route. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 3 - Free day in Cape Town

    Description

    Cape Town is possibly one of the world’s most iconic cities, with Table Mountain dominating it’s backdrop and the wild Atlantic Ocean in the forefront. Today has been left free for you explore at your leisure. Depending on weather conditions you may chose to take a trip over to Robben Island, the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of 27 years. You may wish to take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 4 - Free day in Cape Town

    Description

    Today is free for you to explore, perhaps you might want to wander around one of the modern districts along the seafront. The Victoria and Alfred waterfront is particularly popular for its range of shops and restaurants, or take a trip to the Camps Bay where you can relax on the beach. Head over to the Cape Peninsula to see the African penguin colonies at Boulders Beach. Any of these options can be done with a guide, just speak to your Tailormade Regional Specialist for more information. In the evening your hire car will be delivered to your hotel.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 5 - Drive to Stellenbosch

    Description

    Today you leave the city behind and head out through rolling green hills of vineyards to Stellenbosch. At the centre of South Africa’s winelands, Stellenbosch was estabilished in 1679 and has a mix of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture. Spend the afternoon wandering the tree-lined streets and admiring the architecture, then visit the bars and restaurants in evening when the town becomes abuzz with entertainment. For something quieter we recommend Franschhoek or Paarl.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 6 - Free day to visit the vineyards

    Description

    You can’t go to Stellenbosch and not visit one of the many wineries. There are around 130 vineyards in the area as well as a number of private cellars open to visitors. It may be possible to taste some wines too. Many of the wineries have brilliant restaurants, with lovely views of the landscape it is a perfect stop for lunch. Speak to your Tailormade Regional Specialist to add on a vineyard tour to your itinerary.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 7 - Drive to Oudtshoorn

    Description

    Departing Stellenbosch this morning, you’ll drive through the Western Cape to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo. This region flourished between 1860 and 1914 thanks to the fashion industry of the western world, where it was all the rage to be adorned with ostrich feathers. Farms flourished and feather barons made their fortunes, building grand mansions. Today the ostriches are used more for their leather and meat – try some of the biltong. With a free afternoon in Oudtshoorn, there is also time to visit Cango Caves. Discovered by a European farmer in the late 18th century, these massive limestone caverns have breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 8 - Drive to Knynsa

    Description

    Today you’ll drive to the coast to the picturesque town of Knysna, joining South Africa’s famous Garden Route. Sitting on the edge of a stunningly scenic bay, Knysna is popular with sailing enthusiasts and it is possible to take a boat trip into the bay. For those preferring to stay on terra firma, there are some fabulous walks up into the forested hills surrounding the town, where you can enjoy the views overlooking the bay.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 9 - Explore Knysna

    Description

    Today you could take a walk out to Robberg Peninsula. Named after the seal colony found there by Dutch sailors, it offers stunning views of the coastline, and you may even spot seals and dolphins in the water. Between June and late November you may see southern right whales that come to the calm and warm waters to calve and nurse their young. Alternatively you could drive to nearby Plettenburg Bay, with its lovely sand beaches it is a popular holiday resort for wealthy South Africans.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 10 - Journey to Amakhala Game Reserve

    Description

    After dropping your hire car at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will be transferred to Amakhala Game Reserve. Created by a group of settlers who combined their land to create this private reserve near Addo Elephant National Park, Amakhala is home to the Big Five – rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. Located in the Eastern Cape, one of the main draws of this park is that it is malaria-free. Late this afternoon you will have the opportunity to head out into the park with an experienced ranger who will help you spot some of the resident wildlife, and as the sun sets you may be able to see some of the nocturnal animals as they wake for the evening.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 11 - Game drives in Amakhala Game Reserve

    Description

    You have two game activities today; these can be either early morning game drives which allow you to see wildlife at its most active, before the sun gets too hot, and before nocturnal animals have bedded down for the day. Alternatively you could go on a walking safari with a tracker who will point out smaller animals, insects and birds, as well as plants, that may well be missed on a game drive. After lunch and relaxing back at your lodge, you’ll head out again in the late afternoon in search of some of the park’s wildlife, you may see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, cheetah and a variety of antelope.

    Included Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 12 - Depart South Africa

    Description

    After an early morning game drive you will be transferred back to Port Elizabeth Airport in time for your onward flight.

    Included Meals : Breakfast

    Day 13 - Arrive back in the UK

    Description

    Included Meals : None

    Tour itinerary notes

    We've given each of our tours a comfort rating and a tour pace, walking or cycling grade to give you a general idea about the level of activity on each tour and the standard of accommodation you will be staying in at the end of your day's adventure. Often you'll stay in different styles of accommodation during your tour; so we make an average rating across the entire tour.  For more information on where you'll stay each night, please refer to the day by day tour itinerary.

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    We have travelled all over the world with explore on their family adventure holidays. We have an only child and she benefited so much with instant friendships, and has some wonderful holiday memories. Explore has always been very helpful with the booking process, and we have found most of the tour leaders they use to be professional, committed, really good at their jobs.
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    This was our third family adventure with Explore, all have been great experiences. Kids bond immediately and adults can melt into the background and relax. The size of the groups makes mixing manageable and the guides and crews have been first rate throughout.
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    We have a huge selection of competitive flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport to ensure you get the very best priced flight at all times. On our website we do display a UK flight inclusive package price which is usually based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure the best available fare for your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

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