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Kwantu & Garden Route Panoramic Route (10 days)


 
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Unveil the Majestic Wilderness on a Madikwe Game Reserve Tour

The Madikwe game reserve, established in the year 1991, is one of the premier game reserves in Africa, and area wise the fifth largest in number. This national park has not yet been explored much, making it a hidden treasure for wildlife lovers which offers some of the best African wildlife safari experiences.

The park shelters around 66 large mammals and 300 bird species, including the famous and fierce Big Five. Apart from being a malaria free safari heaven, it is also adorned by a number of luxurious resorts and community lodges. This Madikwe holiday package, not only offers incredible experiences of Big five safaris for kids, but also gives you the exceptional opportunity to relax and unwind in the lap of nature, graced by comfort and luxury. You will get to experience a different universe all together, in this amazing Madwike Safari package.

A Madikwe game reserve trip takes you to explore the magnificent African wilderness, uncovering the picturesque countryside of Cape Town, through the beautiful Garden Route. The amazing landscape of the South African Garden route is renowned for its remarkable scenic beauty and is known as one of the most scenic routes of the country. You will be taken in awe by the magnificence of the route itself, but if you are on alookout for more of awesomeness, try going for the Bloukrans Bungee at the Bloukrans Bridge near Cape Town or try cage diving with Great white Sharks at Gansbaai, close-by Cape Town.

All About Kwantu & Garden Route Panoramic Route (10 days)

Explore the beauty of South Africa including Madikwe Game Reserve, Cape Town and the Garden Route, incorporating a safari, Cape Town highlights, cruising the Knysna lagoon, whale watching in Hermanus, and much, much more...


 

Important Notes:
Minimum of 2 passenger Excludes Certain Block Out dates

Tour Summary:
Day 1 :	Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve
Day 2 :	Madikwe Game Reserve
Day 3 :	Madikwe Game Reserve to Knysna, John ben cruise 
Day 4 :	Knysna - Plettenberg bay - birds of eden and monkey forest day tour
Day 5 :	Knysna - oudtshoorn day tour with cango caves, wildlife ranch and ostrich farm 
Day 6 :	Knysna to Hermanus
Day 7 :	Hermanus to Cape Town
Day 8 : Cape Town - city tour with table mountain
Day 9 :	Full Day Cape Point Tour
Day 10 : Departure

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 Nights in Madikwe
  • 2Nights in Knysna
  • 1 Night in Hermanus
  • 3 Nightsin Cape Town
  • Breakfast daily from Day 2 – Day 9
  • Entrances as specified in the itinerary
  • 24-hour manned emergency assistance
  • Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Tour
  • 4 days Car Hire: Group C: Toyota Corolla or similar
  • Return road transfers between Johannesburg and Madikwe
  • Airport transfer on departure from Cape Town
  • Knysna - Plettenberg bay - birds of eden and monkey forest tour
  • Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Cango Caves, Wildlife ranch and ostrich farm tour
Excluded in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All flights, International & Domestic, reservations, taxes, fees etc.
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Porterage
  • All other transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like tips, mineral water, laundry charges, telephone charges, food
  • Any increase in services that may come into force prior to the commencement and any increase in the cost of land arrangements or airfare due to increase in fuel prices, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates etc.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in “included in price”
  1. Day 1 Arrive inJohannesburg: transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve

    On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, an Our representative will welcome you and your journey begins as you travel north to the Madikwe Game Reserve.
    This hidden gem is one of South Africa’s lesser known wildlife areas, even though it is the fifth largest game reserve in the country and recognised as one of the best conservation areas in Africa. The vast open woodland and grassland plains accommodate a wide variety of animals, including the Big 5 and a thriving population of the highly endangered Wild Dog. This is malaria free game viewing at its best.
    On arrival at your lodge you will be given an orientation and will have some time to settle in before embarking on your first game drive. You will be guided through the bush by experienced and knowledgeable rangers in open game drive vehicles in search of all the animals on your wish list. Enjoy sundowner drinks while watching a spectacular African sunset before arriving back at the lodge in time for dinner.

    Overnight
    Thakadu River Camp (3 star)(standard room) or similar
    Thakadu River Camp (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Madikwe River Lodge (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  2. Day 2 Madikwe Game Reserve: Safari activities

    An early start to the day with an early morning game drive. The best time to see animals is in the early hours of the morning before it is too hot and when the animals are still active before seeking shelter under the trees.
    Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and the rest of the morning at leisure. Read a book, take a cooling dip in the swimming pool and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush.
    Enjoy lunch, more leisure time and then after your afternoon tea another afternoon/evening game drive, hopefully to spot the animals you have not yet seen.

    Overnight
    Thakadu River Camp (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Thakadu River Camp (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Madikwe River Lodge (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  3. Day 3 Madikwe to Knysna via Johannesburg and George

    After breakfast you will be transferred back to Johannesburg for your flight to George – gateway to the Garden Route. On arrival in George a Our representative will welcome you and assist you to collect your car rental.
    In the later part of the afternoon you will reach the lagoon town of Knysna and check into your hotel. A good option for dinner would be the Knysna Waterfront, which has a variety of restaurants, some lovely shops and great sunset views over the lagoon. Knysna is known for its oysters which come highly recommended with a glass of bubbly.

    Overnight:
    Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  4. Day 4 & 5 Knysna: Days at Leisure

    The next 2 days are your chance to really experience the Garden Route, with its central position Knysna is the perfect base from which to explore the area. The options are endless, and there is something to appeal to everyone – those seeking adrenaline filled adventures, those wanting to get close to nature in this spectacularly scenic region or those wanting a more relaxed and peaceful escape.
    Hikes, walks, bungee jumps, boat trips, tree top zipline tours, elephant interactions… these are just a few of the possibilities. (Please see optional activities list)
    We can recommend a day trip over the awe-inspiring Outeniqua Pass into the Klein Karoo region to Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the World. Here you will have the options of visiting the Cango Caves with their interesting limestone rock formations and of visiting an ostrich farm for a tour where you will learn all about these ungainly flightless birds, which add so much value to the region.

    Overnight:
    Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  5. Day 6 Knysna to Hermanus

    Today travel over more beautiful mountain passes to the breath-taking coastal village of Hermanus, also known as the Whale-watching Capital of the World.
    There are so many options of things to do in Hermanus… take in some fresh air and do an easy cliff side walk, visit the daily craft market or browse the town’s speciality shops and pamper boutiques. Hermanus also boasts a wine route and an art route.
    During the whale season (June to November with the peak season being August and September) you might opt for a boat based whale-watching excursion (for your own account), however some of the best sightings of the whales are from the cliff tops on the edge of the town. The world’s only Whale-Crier alerts tourists to whale sightings in the bay using a horn made from kelp.

    Overnight:
    Auberge Burgundy (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Harbour House Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    The Marine (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  6. Day 7 Hermanus to Cape Town

    After a leisurely breakfast and start to the day spend the morning in Hermanus, or perhaps take the opportunity for a Shark Cage Diving experience in the nearby town of Gansbaai.
    After lunch take the scenic drive either over the mountain or along the coastline to Cape Town. Arrive in the late afternoon and check into your hotel, which is in easy access of the V&A Waterfront. This an ideal place to have dinner and soak up the atmosphere of your first night in the Mother City while planning the days to follow.

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  7. Day 8 Cape Town: At Leisure

    Have an early morning and breakfast so as to make the most of your day ahead set aside to explore and experience Cape Town – frequently touted as one of the world’s favourite destinations.
    Again you are spoil for choice and the options are endless with something to appeal to everyone. If the weather is good use the opportunity to take the cableway trip to the top of a World Wonder of the Natural World – Table Mountain or visit the historical Robben Island, a World Heritage Site. Spend some time discovering the city centre with its rich history and culture, an open top sightseeing bus tour is a great way to do this. Whatever you choose to do for the day Cape Town will not disappoint you!

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  8. Day 9 Cape Town: Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

    After breakfast we head out for a full day guided tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, passing magnificent beaches and the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandadno. From Hout Bay Harbour you have the
    option of a boat trip to Duiker Island (for your own account), to see the thousands of Cape Fur Seals living on this rocky outcrop. Hout Bay Harbour is a busy fishing harbour sure to keep you entertained and your cameras snapping. Browse for souvenirs at the Hout Bay Craft Market or take a walk on the beach and paddle your feet in the sea.
    The tour continues over Chapman’s Peak, known as one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world, all the way along the Peninsula to the most southern tip at Cape Point. An invigorating walk takes you to the two lighthouses at the top and bottom of the headland, from where you will enjoy extraordinary views of the cliffs and the ocean below. Alternatively you could take a short funicular ride to the top (for your own account). Take a photo down at the most south western point of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope beach.
    Lunch will be enjoyed at a seaside restaurant (for your own account) before we make our way along the False Bay coastline to the Naval village of Simon’s Town. We will visit the delightful African Penguins of Boulders Beach and then the drive takes us back via Cape Town’s coastal and southern suburbs for a final stop at the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

    Included:

    • Visit to Hout Bay
    • Entrance and drive through Chapman’s Peak
    • Entrance to Cape Point Nature Reserve
    • Visit to Simon’s Town
    • Entrance to Boulders Beach Penguins
    • Entrance to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

     

    Overnight:
    Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
    Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
    Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar

  9. Day 10 Departure

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport to connect with your outbound flight, we trust you have had a memorable holiday and will be back again

Hotels, Resort and Lodges
Thakadu River Camp (3 & 4 star)(standard room) or similar
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Madikwe River Lodge (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Graywood Hotel (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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The Marine (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Inn on the Square (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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Commodore Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Knysna Log Inn (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Conrad Pezula (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Auberge Burgundy (3 star) (standard room) or similar
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Harbour House Hotel (4 Star) (standard room) or similar
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Table Bay Hotel (5 star) (standard room) or similar
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Term and Conditions
Included:
  • 4.5 % GST will be levied on the total billing.
  • Cancellation and amendments will be levied as per hotel policy, which would differ on a case to case basis.
  • No refunds for tours / transfers not utilized.
  • Prices are subject to change as per availability at the time of making the reservation.
  • Rate of exchange will be levied as per date of invoicing and final remittance.

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