Classic South Africa
Recommended Duration: 10 nights plus
For an in-depth taste of what this enthralling country has to offer, but minimising ‘moving around’, we would recommend an itinerary along the following lines:
Day 1: Fly overnight to Cape Town.
Day 2: Upon arrival take a private transfer to your chosen hotel for 4 nights.
Day 3: Take delivery of your hire car so that you can explore this stunning peninsula including Cape Point, Boulders Bay and Table Mountain. The Winelands and Overberg are also only a day trip away.
Day 6: Today drive eastwards to the Garden Route (approx 5 hours) and check into your hotel for 4 nights. Explore the wild coastline, tranquil lagoons and indigenous forest whilst visiting local animal sanctuaries.
Day 10: This morning continue your journey to the Eastern Cape (approx 3 hours) for your 2 night ‘Big Five’ Safari. Game Drives in open 4 × 4 vehicles take place at Dawn and Dusk each day in search of Lion, Elephant and other animals.
Day 12: This afternoon drive to Port Elizabeth Airport, return your hire car and take your overnight flight home, changing planes in Johannesburg.
Prefer to take your safari in the North West? You can fly from George on the Garden Route to Johannesburg and travel to / return from your Lodge from here, effectively taking your internal flight earlier in the itinerary.