Venture Cape Town, Hermanus and Safari

If you are more adventurous of heart, this itinerary is for you! Start with three nights in Cape Town including unique experiences. Two nights in Hermanus with Shark Cage diving and a 20km Fatbike tour. Depart to Cape Town for your flight to Port Elizabeth. After all this spend three relaxing nights at Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge in the Addo Elephant Game Reserve.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2828 - $3556
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
11 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Night drive safaris Night drive Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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If you are more adventurous of heart, this itinerary is for you! Start with three nights in Cape Town including unique experiences. Two nights in Hermanus with Shark Cage diving and a 20km Fatbike tour. Depart to Cape Town for your flight to Port Elizabeth. After all this spend three relaxing nights at Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge in the Addo Elephant Game Reserve.

Day 1 - Cape Town "The Mother City"

Upon arrival at Cape Town International airport you will be met by an English speaking guide who will hand over vouchers and explain all the details of the tour. A driver will be waiting to transfer guests to The Bay Hotel (approx. 24km)

 

Situated in Camps Bay, this elegant 5-star hotel features landscaped grounds with 4 outdoor pools and views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. It offers spacious guest rooms a 10-minute drive from Cape Town city centre.  The modern rooms at The Bay Hotel come equipped with satellite TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. Some rooms feature a spacious living area and a private balcony with a spa bath and ocean views.  In the morning, the hotel serves a full-English breakfast. Sandy B Cocktail Bar has a sun deck and serves a wide range of exotic drinks. Guests can enjoy an in-room massage, or visit the spa centre for a beauty treatment. The hotel has a fitness centre with free weights and a tennis club with 5 outdoor courts. The Bay Hotel is 4 km from the Table Mountain Cableway and only 9 km from the V&A Waterfront. It offers a 24-hour front desk service. Camps Bay is a great choice for travellers interested in beach, relaxation and nature.

Overnight at The Bay Hotel in a Mountain view room, inclusive of Breakfast.

Day 2 - Cape Town "The Mother City"

An early morning start!  Your English speaking guide will collect you from the hotel at 08:00 for your privately guided Unique and Exquisite Cape Point tour in a limited edition Landrover.

 

We Capetonians can’t do anything without starting the day with a cup ofCoffee. We start the day at Origin Coffee roasting where African Coffee and the Creation meet.

 

Time to move on… Departing to Cape Point…

Visiting Cape Point, the most South-Westerly tip of Africa, is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys.

 

Flagship for Lunch…

Chef Duncan Doherty hosts the lunch at the well known Flagship Restaurant, on the shores of False Bay.

The Penguins of Boulders Beach…

These Penguins are about as famous as birds can be. They’re also evermore endangered, under threat from loss of habitat, dwindling fish resources and their human neighbours.

Return to hotel 17h00.

 

Overnight at The Bay Hotel in a Mountain view room, inclusive of Breakfast.

Day 3 - Cape Town "The Mother City"

Another early morning start for an exciting day to explore Cape Town City!

Graffiti Art, at its very core, is illegal in its nature, and hence a visual act of defiance and revolt. Graffiti is a form of representation of South African culture, it is deeply linked to our contemporary social world – it is part of us. Come and join us through the city of creativity, street art and the “Michelangelo’s” of Cape Town.

ITINERARY:

• 08h30 – Meeting @ scooter Dr. And completion of paperwork.

• 09h00 – Coffee and Breakfast at Origins Roasting (own account)

• 10h00 – Cape Town Street Art & Graffiti Tour

• 12h30 – Refreshment break @ Woodstock Exchange

• 13h00 – Scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive via Constantia & Hout Bay

(toll fees on own account).

• 15h30 – Return to Scooter DR. along Atlantic Seaboard.

• 16h00 – End of services.

In the evening your English speaking guide will collect you from the hotel for an exciting epicurean experience in Cape Town

If you consider yourself a “Foodie” then this experience is for you. A unique and delicious walking tour discovering Cape Town’s amazing culinary scene.

 

ITINERARY:

•          17h00 – Welcome drink Cocktail @ Orphanage Cocktail Emporium

•          An Orphan Alchemist leaps unto the African void, offering Orphanage a specialist emporium of artisan cocktails, elixir’s, intoxications and a delicious food kitchen offering plain, tasty, simple seasonal fare.

•          18h00 – Starter, Prawn Dim Sum @ South China Dim Sum

•          South China Dim Sum’s philosophy is simplicity... make great simple food, meet people and promote earth friendliness.

•          19h00 – Second Starter with Beer or Wine at Sausage Fest & Union

•          20h00 – Main Course @ Carne Restaurant – Main La Florentina, 1.2kg T-bone steak

(for 2 persons)

•          22h00 – Dessert @ Mama Africa Restaurant – Malva pudding with live music

•          23h00 – Coffee or Tea @ Gourmet Boeri

 

Overnight at The Bay Hotel in a Mountain view room, inclusive of Breakfast.

Day 4 - Cape Town - Hermanus

No time for sleeping in!  Your English speaking guide will collect you from the hotel at 08:00am for your privately guided Gourmet Vinyard experience.

 

Unique Breakfast experience at Babylonstoren…

Hotel departure is at 08h00. Breakfast at 10h00 at Babylonstoren’s Green House. Babylonstoren is one of the best preserved werfs in the Cape Dutch tradition. Not only the Manor House from 1777, but pioneer structures all the way back to the founding of the farm in 1690. At 11h00…it’s time for the beautiful Garden Tour.

Wine Tastings at Delaire Graff Estate & Waterford Estate…

Delaire Graff Estate has achieved what owner and globally renowned visionary Laurence Gaff OBE had in mind when he acquired this magnificent Cape Winelands property in 2003 and vowed to transform it into South Africa’s most desirable art, hospitality and wine destination. The Waterford Way is a philosophy that celebrates prosperity, life, food, wine, family and friends.

Lunch at Overture…

At 14h00…you visit Overture Restaurant on Hidden Valley, the Award winning Restaurant and Chef, Bertus Basson for a fine dining experience.

 

After your Vinyards experience your guide will drop you off at Harbour House Hotel

 

Harbour House Hotel:

Harbour House Hotel in Hermanus enjoys the most prominent of positions in the heart of the old harbour area, flanked by the seaside and the bustling centre of this holiday town. There is a wine bar, beauty salon and an outdoor pool.  The hotel is in easy walking distance of the town’s top attractions, whale watching sites, markets, restaurants, street cafés and an abundance of reserved natural splendour.

 

Overnight at Harbour House Hotel in a Classic room inclusive of breakfast

Day 5 - Hermanus

Another early morning start.  An English speaking driver will collect you from the hotel to meet for the shark cage diving in Gansbaai at 07:00am (weather permitting).

Great Whites are surface feeders.  The shark activity takes place on or just below sea level.   Full scuba gear is not required to be used for shark cage diving in the cage that is attached to the boat and no diving certification or experience  is required.  Your head and shoulders are above sea level until the dive master gives the call to let you know that the Great Whites are approaching. You then put your head and shoulders below sea level for the close sightings as the Great Whites swim towards and past the cage.  Snorkel equipment and breath holding are the most popular options selected as the scuba gear sounds are found to be distracting for the extremely sound sensitive Great Whites.  When you are not in our 5-6 man cage, refreshments are enjoyed while viewing the Great Whites and other sea life from the viewing deck.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and to refresh.

In the afternoon an English speaking guide will collect you from the hotel for your Fatbike tour.

Join us on an epic ride from De Kelders to Hermanus on a 20k ride along the beach. This is not a race so we will take our time and enjoy the scenery to the beach. Once at the beach we will enter the Walker Bay reserve then head down the 4x4 trail and along the cliff edges to the huge stretch of Die Plaat beach running from De Kelders to Hermanus. Once we are on the large stretch of beach the sand is normally firm along the waterline so riding is relatively easy. To ride on open beach for kilometres is wonderful, next to the waves rolling in and hopefully spotting the odd seal and spotting rare African Oyster Catchers. This is an eco-trip so at all times we will observe the nature from a comfortable distance and will not cause any stress on the environment or animals we come across. We will stop along the way at the stunning cave built into a rock by a local man who stayed there for up to a year! To end we will reach Grotto beach and stop for refreshments before we load up the bikes on our trailer and drive back to De Kelders.

Overnight at Harbour House Hotel in a Classic room inclusive of breakfast

Day 6 - Hermanus - ADDO

After breakfast at the hotel an English speaking driver will collect you for your private transfer to Cape Town International airport (Approx. 105km).  Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth airport a driver will be waiting to transfer you to ADDO Elephant Back Safaris and lodge (Approx. 75km).

This Eastern Cape safari lodge near Addo Elephant Park enjoys a malaria-free environment in a pristine valley. For outdoor safari activities, wildlife encounters or a relaxing family retreat, Addo Elephant Safari Lodge is ideal.  With environmentally friendly policies and construction, the beautiful suites at this Eastern Cape safari lodge near Addo Elephant Park blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. Some lodges are located in the Yellowwood forest while others are set on the hillside. Meals are served in the open sided dining area adjoining the bar, overlooking the resident Elephant's favourite waterhole.

Overnight at ADDO Elephant back Safaris & Lodge inclusive of all meals, tea, coffee & bottled water, all lodge activities a

Day 7 - ADDO Elephant Game Reserve

Day at leisure dedicated to activities at ADDO Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge.

The tented lodge is situated in pristine indigenous forest within our conservancy. All game drives, game walks are conducted in our conservancy which has a variety of game species. Enjoy the thrill of observing these gentle giants at their favourite waterhole where you will be able to relax and watch the elephants wallow. All your meals are served overlooking this unique site.

Overnight at ADDO Elephant back Safaris & Lodge inclusive of all meals, tea, coffee & bottled water and all lodge activities 

Day 8 - SAFARI! Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge

After your last morning activity and breakfast, private transfer by road to Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge (Approx. 70km)

Not far from Port Elizabeth airport, this malaria free safari lodge in South Africa offers Big Five game, 5-star luxury and fabulous waterhole views. The stone and thatch lodge blends into the verdant bushveld which lies between two streams.  Guests can look forward to sumptuous meals and accommodation with attention to detail at this Eastern Cape safari lodge in South Africa. The main lodge is strategically placed overlooking a large waterhole where game come to drink and wallow. Animals that can be seen include Hippo, Giraffe, Elephant and countless others. A lovely rim-flow swimming pool sits just above the waterhole. Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge has a number of secluded spots and terraces for a variety of personalised dining experiences. This established 20 000 acre game reserve is home to the Big Five. Experienced rangers take guests out for day and night drives and can also arrange a Cosmic Safari to view the magnificent night skies through a powerful telescope. Other activities at Kichaka include walking and fishing, with great golfing, beaches and leisure pursuits available nearby

Overnight at Kichaka Game Lodge in a suite inclusive of all meals, tea & coffee, soft drinks, hand selected local wines, sparkling wines, local beers & spirits, scheduled safari activities, 2 scheduled game drives per day and refreshments on game drives.

Day 9 & 10 - SAFARI! Kichaka Luxury Game Reserve

Day at leisure dedicated to safari activities at Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge.

Experienced game rangers ensure exceptional game sightings during the safari on the 7,500 hectare game reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape. Excellent viewings of lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as cheetah, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope are enjoyed on game drives across the open plains of the reserve.The night game drives at Kichaka provide an excellent opportunity to star gaze in wonder at the Southern Hemisphere's Milky Way and identify Orion's Belt, The Southern Cross and Scorpio with the guidance of the experienced rangers. Guests can arrange a Cosmic Safari and view the wonders of space with the high powered telescope. On night drives, the elusive aardvark, aardwolf and other nocturnal game are often seen.Large herds of plains game, including eland, gemsbok, springbok, wildebeest and zebra among others, are enjoyed on the Kichaka Game reserve, which boasts diverse vegetation including 5 biomes: savanna grassland, valley bushveld, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland.  Hippos regularly reside in the waterhole at the Kichaka Lodge and sightings can be enjoyed from the comfort of the viewing deck.

Overnight at Kichaka Game Lodge in a suite inclusive of all meals, tea & coffee, soft drinks, hand selected local wines, sparkling wines, local beers & spirits, scheduled safari activities, 2 scheduled game drives per day and refreshments on game drives.

Day 11 - Depart

After your last morning game drive and breakfast, private transfer by road to Port Elizabeth airport.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • The Bay Hotel
  • Harbour House Hotel
  • ADDO Elephant Back Safaris & Lodge
  • Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Elephant
Elephant
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Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
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Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
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