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Garden Route & The Kruger
11 night South Africa Holiday
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Holiday Highlights
  • 3 nights at the Thornybush waterside lodge, FB with all game drives
  • £300 per person discount
  • 1 night at Babylonstoren Farm, B&B

Fly to Cape Town and stay 3 nights at the Southern Sun Cape Sun and explore this great city. Make the most of your FREE 4 door car to explore the city and surrounding sights.

After your 3 night stay in Cape Town you will drive the short distance to your farm where you will experience the freshest and finest cuisine. Then drive to Oudsthoorn for 1 night bed & breakfast at the Hlanaga Lodge where you can explore the region and visit the famous Oustriches

After you stay you have 2 nights in Knsyna followed by 1 night in St Francis bay of pure luxury at your beachhouse style lodge.

Then continue you drive to your  Port Elizabeth to drop of the car and fly to your private game reserve for a 3 night Full Board stay that will include 2 FREE game drives per day, one morning and one evening, where you'll hope to see the 'BIG 5'! This reserve is renowned for it's award winnding hospitality, fine quisine and exhilarating game drives where you'll have every chance of seeing the BIG 5.

What's Included
  • Return flights into Cape Town and out of Port Elizabeth
  • FREE car hire for the FULL duration whilst in the Cape
  • 3 nights at Southern Sun Cape Sun in Cape Town, B&B
  • 1 night at Babylonstoren Farm, B&B
  • 1 night at the Hlangana Lodge, BB
  • 2 nights at the Knysna Log In Hotel, BB
  • 1 night at the St Francis Bay Sandals Guest house, BB
  • 3 nights at the Thornybush waterside lodge, FB with all game drives
  • £300 per person discount

Day by Day

Day 1 London – Cape Town

Fly overnight from London to Cape Town with Emirates or South African Airways.

Day 2 Cape Town

Once you arrive you have a FREE car to collect for the duration of your stay. Make your way to your hotel where the rest of your day is for you to relax and unwind after your long flight.

Day 3 - 4

Your time in Cape Town is free for you to explore this magnificent city. Get to the top of Table Mountain, go whale watching or even Shark Cage diving for those of you who are brave enough, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years and take in all the amazing things to do around the Victoria & Albert Waterfront or Camps Bay. We have a range of excursions that can be pre-booked so look at the ‘Things to do’ section for suggestions and prices.

Day 5 Cape Town to Babylonstoren Farm

Today you will drive the short distance to your next accommodation. When you arrive settle into your accommodation and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Babylonstoren is a Cape Dutch farm with vineyards and orchards surrounded by the dramatic mountains of the Drakenstein Valley. It has an exceptionally well–preserved werf dating from 1690. A fruit and vegetable garden of botanical diversity supplies a remarkable restaurant. Guests staying at an exclusive farm hotel enjoy access to the entire farm, plus facilities like a spa and gym. The aim is to have guests feel more comfortable, more alive among warm smiles and the simple daily rhythm of the farm.

Day 6 Babylonstoren Farm to Oudtshoorn

After your time in the Winelands make your way to you next accommodation. When you arrive check in and enjoy the day at leisure.

Day 7 Oudtshoorn

The towns of Oudtshoorn and De Ruse are in the Klein Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. The world's biggest bird is just one of the many attractions in this area of exceptional contrasts and natural beauty.

The region is home to the spectacular Cango Caves, Africa's largest show cave system; an ecological hotspot where three distinct plant biomes (succulent karoo, cape thicket and fynbos) converge; and the Swartberg mountain range, which is part of the Cape Floral World Heritage Site.

After an overnight in Hermanus you will begin your 3 hour drive to Plettenburg Bay. When you arrive check into your amazing treetop accommodation and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 8 – 9 Oudtshoorn to Knysna

After a night in Oudtshoorn continue your drive to the seaside town of Knysna, you have 2 full days here to relax and enjoy your time here.

Day 10 St Francis Bay      

After your relaxing 2 days in Knysna you will drive east to St Francis bay where you have a 1 night stay at the stunning seaside property.

The Sandals Guest house is one of the top guest houses in picturesque St Francis Bay. The ambience of this boutique guesthouse is a blend of superb hospitality, cuisine and service. Our palm-fringed thatched house is decorated in a tropical-African flavour. Situated 150 metres from the main beach, Sandals offers you unsurpassed luxury with its pool bar, holiday setting and spacious wooden decks. The swimming pool is set in a lush semi-tropical garden.

Day 11 Sandals Guest House to Thornybush Game Reserve

Today you will drop your car off at Port Elizabeth Airport ready for your flight to Kruger. When you arrive you will be transferred to your safari accommodation.

Day 12 – 14 Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Set on the banks of the tranquil lake encompassed by breath-taking views of the African bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation, a journey of unsurpassed indulgence. Highly skilled rangers and trackers ensure big five viewing opportunities during dawn and dusk safaris, whilst bushwalks are for the more adventurous. A meander into the Kingdom of the Wild, a thrilling brush with nature and an up-close and personal encounter with mother earth. The Lodge’s 20 comfortably appointed air-conditioned thatch Suites blend into the natural habitat and are located along pathways surrounded by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.

Day 15 Kruger to London

The time has come to leave your lodge and head back to the airport where you will check in for your overnight flight back to London

Day 16 London

Arrive back into the UK after an amazing South African adventure!

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