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3 DAYS BIG 5 SAFARI TOUR, SHARK CAGE DIVING & KAROO. Private tour is packed with adventure and excursions, visiting the most beautiful unspoiled coastline in the Cape, renowned for whale watching, Great white shark diving, botanical gardens, penguin colonies, Big 5 safari, Ostrich farm, Cango Caves, remains of ancient civilizations. This guided tour includes ALL entrance fees, a Great white shark dive & Big 5 Safari, breakfasts, lunch & dinner, 3- and 4-star accommodation. Highly recommended for those with little time in Cape Town.
DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Cape Town
COUNTRY(‘S): South Africa
TOUR CODE: 3A-BG5-SCD
RETURN: To Cape Town
PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV
4 – 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose-built trailer
8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24-Seater
Accommodation: Arniston Seaside Cottages, De Denne Country Guest House.
Destination: Cape South Coast, Western Cape
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Cape Town to Cape South Coast 196km
Accommodation:Arniston Seaside Cottages, Cape South Coast/ Similar
We leave Cape Town early this morning and head for the spectacular Clarence Drive on our way to Betty’s bay where we visit Africa’s largest penguin colony.
Next is the charming town of Hermanus known for the world’s best land-based whale watching spot between the months June to December. PS The penguin colony and/or Hermanus might not be possible, all depending on time allocations as per shark dive availability. On arrival at Gansbay (shark capital) we have a meal and prepare for our boat trip to encounter these incredible marine creatures up close. (approx 3 hours)
Our journey continues along the Southern Cape Coast with a stop in Elim, a 19th century Moravian Missionary village and find quaint white cottages with thatched roofs.
We continue to Cape Agulhas the southernmost point of the continent, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, and renowned for ancient Khoisan fish traps and cave middens.
Overnight in Agulhas or Arniston where one can taste authentic Cape cuisine.
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included)
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
Overnight: Arniston Seaside Cottages
Arniston Seaside Cottages offers luxury self-catering accommodation in the popular seaside resort of Arniston. We are just a 2hour drive from Cape Town and are set in one of the Cape’s most exquisite locations, next to a 120-year-old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves. Our thatch-roofed cottages are within walking distance of safe and child-friendly beaches. The cottages are serviced daily, allowing you to live the relaxed lifestyle of Arniston. Arniston was voted ‘One of the World’s Best Hideaways’ by Time Magazine. Here Mother Nature ensures that you get away from it all.
Arniston Seaside Cottages are 3-star graded by the South African Tourism Board. We offer many accommodation options – there are smaller units as well as larger cottages that can be combined to accommodate groups of any size, from a honeymoon couple to a party of 80. The peaceful ambience is enhanced by light and airy living areas and balconies with panoramic views of the endless unspoilt ocean. The cottages are suitable for children of all ages and you may also bring your pets, by arrangement. There is also so much to do in and around Arniston. You can swim, fish or snorkel on our unspoilt coastline or go for rewarding walks or bicycle rides on the endless shores.
Cape South Coast to Big 5 Safari & Cape Agulhas
Accommodation:De Denne Country Guest House, Western Cape/ Similar
Breakfast in Cape Agulhas, where the two oceans, Atlantic and Indian meet. Time permitting, we visit the Dias museum in Mossel bay and then visit an ancient Khoisan cave where we can lunch on the beach. We then make our way to Botlierskop private game reserve for our 3-hour safari drive lead by a trained safari guide where we encounter the Big 5.
After the safari we continue to the town of Oudtshoorn, which is the capital of the Little Karoo, renowned for its spectacular arid landscapes, fossil finds, succulent desert plants and of course as the Ostrich Capital of the world as well as home to one of the world’s most spectacular cave systems.
We arrive at our guesthouse an awesome ostrich working guest farm and enjoy a deserved break whilst watching a” famous” Karoo sunset.A hearty 3 course home cooked dinner at the farm’s restaurant awaits. Time now to study the solar system, it’s well known that the Karoo offers the best star gazing in the Southern Hemisphere, if not the world.
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
Overnight: De Denne Country Guest House
De Denne Country Guest House gives you tranquillity, spectacular views and soul touching moments. Sunsets you will never find elsewhere and hospitality to make you feel at home. All our suites enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding farmlands, majestic mountains and the luscious garden. Situated in the main house with each having an own private entrance, De Denne offers 5 Deluxe and well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, 4 luxury garden suites and 5 beautiful family suites.
Our Chef’s choice Breakfast Buffet is served daily from 07h30 until 09h30 offering a variety of personal choices from our kitchen.Light lunches available on request. Our famous and always popular BBQ & light meal options can be enjoyed at our dining room. A local wine list is available complimenting the cuisine and making for an enticing dining experience. The bar serves a large variety of spirits, coolers, beers and cold drinks. Our vegetarian menu allows for interesting vegetarian cuisine.Our activities on the farm include Ostrich Farm Tours and Stargazing after dinner.
Oudshoorn, Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm
After breakfast we visit the Cango Caves; said to be the most beautiful in the world where a succession of galleries, finest dripstone caverns and extraordinary limestone formations can be admired.
The Cango Caves are in Precambrian limestone at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, A visit to the world’s oldest working Ostrich farm for a tour and an opportunity to ride on one of these strange birds.
We continue to Montagu along the famous Route 62 with picturesque villages and local handicraft.
Following the Breede River valley wine route we pass the towns of Robertson and Worcester.
Driving through the Huguenot tunnel, Africa’s largest, gives us an insight to the to the huge obstacle for the first pioneers leaving the Cape for the interior.
We drive via Paarl which takes its name from the granite domes of the mountain. It is situated in the Berg River Valley and founded by the French Huguenots in 1652. Our journey ends in Cape Town.
Meals & Drinks:
Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
- Qualified professional driver guide
- Vehicle / fuel
- Park entrance fees as per itinerary
- Passenger liability 15%
- VAT 2% tourism levy
- Airport transfers
- Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
- Expenses of personal nature
- Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks at lodges and on road
- Optional excursions and activities
- Tips for tour guides
- International flights and airport taxes
- Items not mentioned in the itinerary