This one-week adventure give you the chance to experience a rich piece of Cape Town history, followed by a Big 5 safari in the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve, situated at the end of the beautiful Garden Route, where you will sleep in a 1920s style safari tent under starry skies.
During your 4 nights in Cape Town, you stay at Cape Heritage. With a history dating back to the 18th century, each room has a unique character and is stylishly appointed featuring original artworks by both established local artists and new talent. Modern meets mastercrafted in rooms featuring 200-year-old Cape yellowwood floors and carefully preserved 18th century details. In the centre of the hotel is a courtyard, and a grapevine, planted in this courtyard in 1781, still flourishes today, bearing fruit and shading guests during breakfast time.
You will have use of a hire car for a couple of days while in the city too, enabling you to explore further afield and also drive yourself back to the airport on your last day in Cape Town, where you will catch a flight across to Port Elizabeth for your 3 night safari.
The secluded Quatermains Camp really captures the pioneering spirit of a safari. Intimate and rustic, this 3* expedition style tented camp offers guests the opportunity to experience the romance of those early safari days coupled with superb game viewing. Each day you'll set off on 2 game drives through the Amakhala Game Reserve in search of wildlife. Guided by an experienced ranger on an open safari vehicle, look for the Big 5, black wildebeest, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and numerous other antelope. At night, relax in the boma area around an open fire, followed by dinner served under a blanket of stars.
Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by your driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it. You will be transferred to your hotel.
Situated in Cape Town's fashionable Heritage Square, this intimate boutique hotel offers direct access to the city's vibrant street life, shopping and fine dining. The hotel's historic roots run deep into the 18th century and the central courtyard is shaded by the oldest known fruit-bearing grapevine in South Africa. It's an oasis of calm from which to explore all that Cape Town has to offer.
Your hire car will be delivered at 10:00. With a hire car, you can explore slightly further afield - maybe taking a day trip down to the Cape Peninsula, stopping en-route there or back at Boulders Beach, which is home to one of only 2 mainland nesting colonies of African penguins in South Africa. Or head into the Winelands and stop and enjoy lunch at one of the many fine restaurants here which offer superb home-cooked food in stunning settings.
2 Day Car Rental: Group A: Datsun Go or Similar - Manual Transmission (Super Cover)
Drive to the airport this morning, return your hire car and check in for your domestic flight to Port Elizabeth. Passengers are advised to check in 90 minutes prior to the flight departure time.
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
Arrive into Port Elizabeth Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where your driver will be waiting for you. You will then be transferred to the Amakhala Game Reserve.
Quatermain's Camp is a classic 1920s style expedition camp modelled on the heyday of exploration, that golden era when adventure lay around every corner. This intimate camp offers you the opportunity to experience "Africa under canvas", in a safari tent fitted out with military campaign style furnishings - the choice of pioneers, hunters and explorers of that time.
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.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.
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