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12-Day South Africa | Self Drive Cape Town Peninsula, Oudtshoorn, Graaff-Reinet & Eastern Cape Game Reserve

Explore South Africa at your own pace with this 12-day self-drive safari. Your journey starts in Cape Town, where you’ll have three days to see the sights. Then, in your rental vehicle, drive yourself to Franschhoek to visit the wine farms. Route 62 will then take you to Oudtshoorn. After two nights visiting the caves and ostriches, head to Graaff-Reinet for a night. Finally, drive to Amakhala Private Game Reserve for excellent game viewing before returning your vehicle in Port Elizabeth.

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Day 1
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Welcome to Cape Town! You’ll be met on arrival – as you disembark the aircraft or airport bus, depending on if the aircraft is in the terminal or on the apron – and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You’ll then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle, and you’ll embark on a private road transfer to your accommodation.

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Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Day 2
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After breakfast, your rental vehicle will be waiting at your hotel for you to set off on your day of leisure, exploring the Mother City as you wish. There are exhilarating outdoor adventures, incredible dining opportunities and many cultural experiences on offer in and around Cape Town.

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Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Day 3
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Wake up in your own time. After fuelling up with breakfast at your hotel, spend the day again at your leisure, exploring Cape Town and its surrounds. Perhaps drive around the Cape Peninsula, and stop to swim with seals (additional cost).

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The Last Word Franschhoek

Day 4
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After breakfast, check out of your hotel and wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands – through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Spend the morning exploring before checking into your accommodation in Franschhoek.

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The Last Word Franschhoek

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Rise and shine to enjoy your breakfast before spending the day at your leisure, exploring the winelands. This is the place to experience gourmet cuisine and fine dining on cobbled terraces, visit the farms and indulge yourself in the wonders of this majestic area.

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Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Day 6
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After breakfast, depart Franschhoek and travel along Route 62 to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world, situated in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Check into your accommodation in the afternoon and spend the evening at your leisure.

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Surval Boutique Olive Estate

Day 7
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Enjoy breakfast at your lodge, and take the day to explore the surrounding area and its highlights. The world’s biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty. The region is also home to the spectacular Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers.

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Drostdy Hotel

Day 8
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After breakfast, depart your lodge and make your way towards Graaff-Reinet, the fourth oldest settlement in the country. The town is filled with historical buildings, restored pre-Victorian homes and a collection of museums and galleries.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Day 9
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After breakfast, depart Graaff-Reinet and take an approximate three-hour drive to Amakhala Game Reserve, where you can relax and unwind in the bush. Experience an afternoon game drive and thereafter enjoy dinner at the lodge before spending the evening at the outdoor fireplace, admiring the unspoilt African starscape.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Day 10
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Wake up to the sound of birds and the smell of the bush. Enjoy morning and afternoon shared game drives leaving from the lodge. You will be guided by informative, professional rangers through Amakhala Game Reserve in open Land Rovers.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

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Today once again you can spend the day at leisure between the morning and afternoon game drives offered by the lodge. Here you can return to nature and explore the abundant wildlife, the diverse vegetation and the dramatic landscape of the Eastern Cape.

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Amakhala Bush Lodge

Day 12
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After breakfast, depart the lodge and make your way to Port Elizabeth International Airport, where you will return your rental car and continue your journey as per your own arrangements.

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Safari Prices

USD3,007 Per person sharing
USD5,050 Solo traveler
USD2,942 Per person sharing
USD4,921 Solo traveler
USD2,369 Per person sharing
USD3,897 Solo traveler
USD2,480 Per person sharing
USD4,072 Solo traveler
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Some details

  • VIP meet-and-greet services for arrival are at Cape Town International airport.
  • The car rental will be a group B (manual, air-con and power steering) such as a Ford Fiesta Hatch or similar on a premium-package basis from Avis.
  • This is a quotation only and is subject to availability of all services at the time of booking.
  • Car hire rates from 10 January 2020 to September 2020 are provisional and subject to change.

Includes

  • VIP meet-and-greet at Cape Town International airport
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and drinks as specified
  • Transfers as specified
  • Activities as specified
  • National park and concession fees
  • 11 day ‘group B’ car hire on a premium-package (super-cover insurance)

Excludes

  • Meals, drinks and laundry not specified
  • Premium-brand drinks, Champagne, Cognac, cellar wines, cigars and cigarettes
  • Gratuities and any items of a personal nature
  • Sightseeing and excursions not specified
  • All flights
  • Transfers not specified
  • Exclusive viewing activities unless specified
  • National park and concession fees not specified
  • Visa fees (please be sure to check if visas are required)
  • Bed levies at South African hotels and lodges
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport departure tax (to be paid directly at the airport)
  • Statutory increases beyond our control
  • Additional activities not specified, including but not limited to:
    • Scuba diving and scuba-diving instruction
    • Deep-sea fishing
    • Spa treatments

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