The Spirit of the Cape

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The Spirit of the Cape

Summary Of The Route and Costs

This is a classic Cape experience, starting at a 5* hotel situated in the heart of the vibrant and buzzy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and ending at a secluded and luxurious tented safari lodge  in the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

The elegant Victoria & Alfred Hotel is known for its friendly and efficient service yet never being too intrusive. Your Mountain-Facing Room offers inspiring views over the ever-awake Alfred Basin and majestic Table Mountain. Walk in the utmost safety to some of the finest retail outlets from designer stores to restaurants, craft markets, cinemas, boat cruises to Robben Island and entertainment in the amphitheatre.

Shamwari is famed for its animal conservation efforts and home to the all-important Big 5. Every dawn and dusk, you'll set off into the bushland on the lookout for wildlife and you'll sleep in a gracious Bayethe Lodge is a tented safari lodge that allows you to immerse yourself in complete luxury and tranquility, surrounded by rich vegetation that provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: The Spirit of the Cape

Countries Visited: South Africa

Day 1
Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport, collect your luggage and enter the Arrivals Hall.

Make your way to the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.

4 Day Car Rental: Group D: VW Polo Vivo or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)

Drive into Cape Town to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, situated in the very heart of the vibrant Waterfront area. Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities - with a magnificent mountain as its centre, miles of sandy beaches, a colourful and moving history, and countless bars and restaurants, Cape Town captures the hearts of visitors. During your stay here, enjoy the major attractions in the city (Table Mountain, Robben Island, township tour, Camps Bay, V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens, numerous museums and galleries) and if time permits, take a day trip down to the Cape Peninsula, stopping on the way back at Boulders Beach, which is home to one of only 2 mainland nesting colonies of African penguins in South Africa.

Day 5

Drive back to Cape Town Airport, return your hire car at the Car Rental Returns, and check in for your flight to Port Elizabeth. Passengers are advised to check in at least 90 minutes prior to the flight departure.

British Airways BA6323 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 11:35 to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), arriving at 12:45

Collect your luggage and make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to the Shamwari Game Reserve.

During your stay here, you'll set off on 2 thrilling game drives per day, one at sunrise and one at sunset, with your game ranger and fellow guests in an open game viewing vehicle, in search of the Big 5 as well as cheetah, hyena, hippo, zebra and antelope.

Day 8

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight home via either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

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Example Cost

Holiday Title: The Spirit of the Cape

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

All monies paid by UK customers for the air package holiday shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245.

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

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