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South African Private Coach Tour
Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, including Garden Route

A Private Coach tour including Cape Town, Garden Route, Addo National Park wildlife AND comes with exciting optional extras to add-on


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10 DAY SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR ITINERARY - CAPE TOWN TO PE

(code 1000ST)

 

Day 1
ARRIVAL AT JOHANNESBURG or CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL. 
Those of us who arrive at Johannesburg will re connect with the flight to Cape Town.  We will be met at Cape Town International Airport by our personal guide / driver and transferred to Cape Town Lodge, a stylish four star hotel on the outskirts of the CBD within easy reach of many of the Mother City’s scenic and historic attractions. 
Helicopter flights over Cape Town
The lodge has earned a fine reputation for friendly hospitality and outstanding service.  We can spend the rest of the afternoon acclimatising at our leisure and soaking up the atmosphere of this most beautiful of cities before Dinner.  The Hotel offers a complimentary dinner shuttle service to most nearby restaurants in Cape Town.
 Overnight at
Winchester Mansions Cape Town. (B)
South African Tours - Dinner under the stars
Winchester Mansions below the Table Mountain's cable station
Large well designed spacious en-suite rooms

Day 2
CAPE TOWN. 
After breakfast we’ll take the ultra-modern Revolving Cable Car to the peak of Cape Town’s world-renowned icon - Table Mountain, subject the weather conditions,  rising 1000m (3000 feet) above the city.  This world heritage site with its staggering numbers of plant & animal species offers amazing photographic opportunities and views that stretch to the far horizons.  After that we will go on a City Tour to see the Houses of Parliament, the Castle, the District Six Museum, BoKaap and many more historical sites.
Table Mountain cable car tours
Penguin colony Boulders beach near Simons Town
Then it’s off to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the romantic meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic oceans in what Sir Frances Drake called
'The fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the globe’.  Then in the picturesque naval base of Simon’s Town we can sit among the African Penguins at Boulders Beach in one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world.  Back at the hotel we can reminisce about the day’s activities over a quiet drink in the bar before tucking into a great meal in the famous Butcher’s Grill Room.  Overnight at Cape Town Lodge.  (B, D)

Queens Hotel Oudtshoorn

Day 3
OUDTSHOORN. 
On leaving Cape Town behind, we’ll stay off the beaten track as we take Route 62, the world’s longest wine route, through to Oudtshoorn.  This is a region of magnificent landscapes and towering cliffs, crystal clear streams and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora.  Along the way  we’ll stop for lunch (at own expense) in Barrydale.  In Oudtshoorn we’ll book into the skilfully renovated Queens Hotel where the British Royal Family sojourned on their 1948 tour of the country.  Later we’ll gather in the cosy wood-panelled pub for fortifications before trying the fine traditional South African fare in the renowned Colony Restaurant. 
Overnight at the Queen’s Hotel.  (B, D)

Queens Hotel Oudtshoorn dinning

Queens Hotel Oudtshoorn pool & garden


Riding an ostrich  - South Africa coach tours

Day 4
OUDTSHOORN. 
Widely acclaimed as one of the most diverse towns to visit in South Africa, Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world, offers an extraordinary blend of heritage and nature, and provides remarkable contrasts.  Today we have a really exciting day ahead of us so after a delicious garden breakfast we’ll head off for the Cango Caves not far from town.  These picturesque limestone caves which began forming 20 million years ago are the largest in Africa and one of the archaeological and historical highlights of the Klein Karoo.  From the caves we’ll make our way to an ostrich farm and spend an extremely interesting hour or so getting acquainted with the world’s largest bird before enjoying a traditional lunch.  Back in our air conditioned bus we continue onto the Cango Wildlife ranch where we enjoy a guided tour seeing Lions, Crocodiles etc with an opportunity to have our photograph taken stroking a Cheetah. 
Back at the hotel we’ll have late afternoon tea in the lovely courtyard garden before freshening up for dinner.
Overnight at the Queen’s Hotel.  (B, L, D)

 

Feeding ostriches coach tours

Cango caves tours

Knysna Graywood hotel accommodation   Knysna Graywood hotel room   Knysna hotel accommodation

Day 5
KNYSNA.   
Today we’ll leave the Klein Karoo behind and head back over the mountains and descend the

Robinsons Pass to the sun-washed town of Mossel Bay.  This small harbour town, first discovered by Bartholomew Dias back in 1488, boasts a wonderful temperate climate, miles of golden beaches and a rich cultural history.   On our short stop here we’ll take a boat trip out to Seal Island to see the colony of 3000 Cape Fur Seals, discover some of South Africa’s early history at the Vasco da Gama museum and we’ll also learn the legend behind "The Old Post Office Tree".  After lunch we’ll head east along the soft rolling hills of the Garden Route to Knysna which was voted South Africa’s favourite little town for several years running and famous for its oysters, elusive seahorses and the beautiful Knysna Loerie (Tucan).  Nestled between the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean and surrounded by protected forests it is easy to see why Knysna is a firm favourite with foreign and local visitors alike.  We’ll get to know some of the local landmarks on a tour of the town before checking into The Graywood Hotel, conveniently situated close to the Waterfront and the centre of town.  The charming hotel is decorated in the spirit of the surrounding forests with beautiful woodwork throughout and lush landscaped gardens where we can meet to catch up on the day’s events over a sun downer before dining at the Blue Goose Restaurant.  Overnight at the Graywood Hotel.  (B, D)

Graywood Hotel Knysna

Sunset cruises on Knysna Lagoon coach tours


Day 6
KNYSNA. 
After a delicious breakfast on the sundeck we’ll be taking a ferry out on the famous Knysna Lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, a natural heritage site offering spectacular scenery and an unforgettable experience for the birder and nature lover.  After enjoying a fabulous buffet lunch at the Featherbed Restaurant overlooking the lagoon we’ll head back to the Waterfront and have a much deserved afternoon of leisure which can be spent relaxing at the hotel or exploring some of the quaint shops or Knysna’s many art galleries.  Later on we’ll meet up again for a sun downer cruise on the balmy lagoon before dining once again at our hotel.  Overnight at the Graywood Hotel. (B, L, D)

Knysna featherbed nature trail coach tours

Knysna waterfront and Marina        Knysna paddle cruiser


Day 7
TSITSIKAMMA FOREST. 
The first sight of Plettenberg Bay will never to be forgotten with its backdrop of majestic mountains stretching across the horizon and surrounded by forests and fynbos.  We’ll take a tour of the town before taking to the seas for a two hour whale watching marine safari.  The Bay itself holds an uncommon richness of marine life as this is where the hot and cold currents of the Indian Ocean meet and mix resulting in an unparalleled biodiversity.  The Bay boasts vast schools of playful dolphin as well as resident Orca and Bryde’s whales and the migratory Humpback and Southern Right whales. The qualified and informative guides will ensure that we don’t miss any of the seals, sharks and seabirds that may be around.  After lunch we’ll head on to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden, two separate sanctuaries in the living forest.  Monkeyland is a world-renowned free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary where we will see many species of previously caged monkeys, apes and lemurs while the Birds of Eden is the largest free-flight aviary in the world where previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live in free flight.  From here we pass the highest Bungee jump in the world at 216 meters free fall on our way to the magical Tsitsikamma Village Hotel where each free-standing room is individually decorated has its own garden.  There will be plenty for us to talk about this evening over a drink in the cosy Hunters Inn pub before enjoying yet another sumptuous meal in the De Oude Martha Restaurant.  Overnight at the Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma Village.  (B, D)

Tsitsikamma village hotel

Tsitsikamma village hotel rooms

Whale safaris, marine safari, between July & Oct
Monkeyland, Bruno  Monkeyland, squirrel monkey  Monkeyland, ring tailed lemur  Birds of Eden, worlds largest aviary

Day 8
ZUURBERG. 
We’ll leave behind the lush and unspoilt beauty of the forest and head for the ‘top of the world’  the idyllically situated elegant Zuurberg Hotel, originally a relay station for the horse draw coaches of yesteryear, high up in the Zuurberg Mountains overlooking the Addo Elephant Park north of Port Elizabeth.  We’ll have lunch at the hotel and then set off to the Addo Elephant Park in a four by four safari vehicle.  Tucked away in the dense valley-bushveld, Addo provides sanctuary to vast herds of elephant as well as lion, leopard, buffalo, black rhino, several species of antelope, hyena and numerous bird species.  We’ll try our luck at spotting Africa’s elusive and often neglected ‘Little Five’  the Rhinoceros Beetle, the Leopard Tortoise, the Elephant Shrew, the Ant Lion and the Buffalo Weaver!  As the animals make their leisurely way down to the watering holes we’ll stop for a drink before making our way back up the mountain in time to freshen up before a relaxing dinner.  Overnight at the Protea Hotel Addo, Zuurberg.  (B, L, D)

Zuurberg mountain inn chalets Zuurberg mountain inn log fire lounge Zuurberg mountain inn rooms

Addo Elephant Park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo National Park

Addo Lion Park



Bush breakfast on safari in Addo
Breakfast served in the bush


Addo Elephant herds

Day 9
ZUURBERG. 
Today we have a truly remarkable treat in store - the ultimate elephant experience which includes a half hour elephant-back ride and a one hour guided walking trail following the gentle giants through their natural habitat going past the waterhole where they may be tempted to swim.  Back at the reception area we’ll even have the opportunity of feeding the elephants with their favourite pellets.  We’ll be back at the hotel in time for a late lunch and then have the afternoon at leisure to enjoy a game of tennis or a hike or just laze around the pool & enjoy the fresh mountain air.  Tonight we can relax and reminisce over a sun downer around a log fire before enjoying our last delicious dinner together.  Overnight at the Protea Hotel Addo, Zuurberg.  (B, L, D)
 

Ride an Elephant at Zuurberg

Day 10
DEPART from Port Elizabeth Airport. 
After breakfast we’ll transfer to the airport to meet the flight to either Johannesburg or Cape Town from where you will either continue home or join one of the many add-on packages Selftours offers.  (B)



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10 Day 9 Night Garden Route
and Addo Wildlife tour

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Optional Add-Ons to your South African Coach Tour

 Kruger Park wildlife Safari
3 to 5 day package

  The spectacular
Victoria Falls

3 day+  fly in package

Mystical Island of Madagascar
7 day fly in package

The Spice Island of Zanzibar
7 day fly in package

The Paradise Island
of Mauritius

7 day fly in package

4x4 safaris and wildlife bush walks

Victoria Falls, showing road and rail bridge, official boarder between Zimbabwe & Zambia

Madagascar Sifaka Lemur - dancing lemur.

Tropical spice island of Zanzibar sunset - by South African tours

Tropical Paradise Island of Mauritius

Leopard in Kruger National Park

Victoria Falls, 1.7 Kilometers wide & 80m deep. Due to the lay of the land you can walk to with in 50 meters of the falls - South African coach tours

House of Wonders Stonetown Zanzibar

Traditional Sega dancing on Mauritius

You are personally collected in Johannesburg and transferred to a private game lodge on the edge of the Kruger Park.  Depending on the length of your stay you will enjoy various guide safaris by 4x4 or on foot day & night into the Kruger Park and surround. Also visiting scenic areas and animal rehabilitation centres.

We offer Victoria Falls vacation fly in 3 day 2 night packages from Johannesburg.  An ideal add-on to your South African coach tour vacation.
Victoria Falls activities include -
Helicopter flights over the falls, white water rafting, elephant back safaris, African culture Boma dinner, river cruises, Bungee jumping, etc.

Almost everything is strangely different on the Madagascar islands - the wildlife, the plants,  the Tsingy rock formations, everything you'll see and touch on your Madagascar island vacation is seldom found anywhere else.
A tropical island holiday that can include beautiful beaches,  wildlife, overland safaris and, mystique. This is a new holiday frontier.

There is so much more to do on a Zanzibar vacation than just relaxing on a white beach.  Explore the history of Stone Town, the Sultans of Zanzibar, the Sultans palace, the House of Wonders and the Slave Trade market.  Enjoy a fascinating guided spice island tour  while bargaining for some interesting tropical island mementos.

The island of Mauritius  is a tropical island with miles of palm lined white beach.  Activities ranging from short yacht cruises to nearby islands, to parasailing high above the ocean, to deep sea big game fishing, Submarine tours, golf or just catching up on that sun tan on the beach.  Most Mauritius hotels also offer Health Spa facilities and evening entertainment.  A place to be spoilt.


What is included in your coach tour package :

a) All Airport transfers
b) Upmarket en suite accommodation including full English breakfast & dinners.
11 Breakfasts - 9 Dinners - 4 Luncheons
c) Air conditioned coach with PA system to suit group size
d) English speaking driver &/or guide, depending on group size.
e) Various activities as outlined

1. Table Mountain Cable way
2. Entrance to Cape Point nature reserve.
3. Entrance to Boulders Beach Penguin colony
4. Ferry and guided tour of Robben Island
5. Helicopter flip over Cape Town (approx 15/20minutes)
6. Calitzdorp Port tasting.
7. Entrance Cango Caves.
8. Ostrich Farm tour and lunch
9. Entrance & tour Cango Wildlife ranch.
10. Entrance Boat trip to seal island.
11. Entrance Vasco da Gama Museum
12. Lagoon ferry to Featherbed nature reserve and lunch
13. Lagoon sunset cruise.
14. Whale boat safari (subject to sea conditions)
15. Entrance to Monkeyland and the Birds of Eden.
16 Entrance Lion & Crocodile Ranch.
17. Entrance to Addo National Park and 4x4 safari
 

What is not included :

a) International & domestic airline tickets.
b) Light luncheons, not mention above.
c) Snacks, alcohol and beverages.
d) Tips & Gratuity.
e) Travel assurance (We do offer insurance as an extra through AIG)
f) Visas, if required.
g) Vaccinations, if required.
 

Payment methods:
Credit Card, Visa or Mastercards
Bankers SWIFT transfer to our South African bank
Electronic transfers to our British Bank account

Notes :

The costing are correct at time of print.
The above does not include airline tickets, gratuities, visas etc.
Prices are subject to exchange control fluctuations

Selftours reserves the right to change accommodation and or adjust tariffs should there be any price fluctuation between the designing of this proposal and the date of your confirmation.


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