27 Days
Tammy’s Self Drive Cape Town, Garden Route, Karoo & Safari Odyssey

5 nights Cape Town | 2 nights Hermanus | 1 night Mossel Bay | 3 nights Plettenberg Bay | 2 nights Tsitsikamma | 4 nights Lalibela Game Reserve | 2 nights Graaff Reinet | 3 nights Oudtshoorn | 1 night Montagu | 3 nights Franschhoek

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Winelands
  • Boulders Beach
  • Garden Route
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Eastern Cape Safari
  • 4x4 Game Drives
  • Big 5
  • Road Trip

Client Review

Pembury Tours provided excellent service, value for money and a fabulous holiday. We were recommended to Pembury Tours when we contacted Lalibela Game Reserve asking about a safari and planning a trip to South Africa. I looked at their website and reviews on Tripadvisor which were all positive. I e-mailed Pembury Tours and was contacted by Tammy Harding. What impressed us was the prompt response, the attention to detail and a real desire to get things exactly how we wanted. Paying money these days over the internet is always a worry. However, the systems Pembury Tours have in place worked well and were reassuring. All the accommodation was excellent. We had an unbelievable time at Lalibela, the staff were amazing, the food excellent and of course the animals and safari drives 1st class. Having Tammy at the end of a phone was reassuring just in case we had an issue. But the trip ran like clock work and every need taken care of. Well done Tammy and everyone for making our holiday a trip to remember.

Sandra P & Annett W

Tour Consultant's Overview

Having recently retired, Sandra and Annette were ready to start the next season by visiting South Africa for the first time.  They wanted to see a bit more of the interior and not just the usual sights.  With the free time they now had they were able to extend their trip to almost 4 weeks which provided them with enough time to relax and to get better acquainted with each stop along the way. n Being adventurous Sandra & Annette were interested in the idea of a road trip and they cut costs by self-driving instead of having a guided tour.  The savings they made by self driving meant that they could spend more of their budget on really comfortable accommodation and they had a really fabulous holiday!
Tammy Harding
Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town

This morning you arrive at Cape Town airport. You are met by a Pembury Tours representative who will hand over your travel documents before transferring you to Winchester Mansions for your 5 night stay. You have the day at leisure to relax and recuperate after your international flight.

Days 1 to 5 Cape Town (5 nights)

Set on a rugged peninsula between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, the city of Cape Town sits in one of the world's most spectacular settings. But the scenery isn't restricted to the city alone: short drives take visitors to white sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages and wild mountain ranges while must-see destinations such as Cape Point, the Cape Winelands and the whale-watching capital of Hermanus are easy day trips. With so many beautiful places to explore, you only have to visit Africa's favourite city once and you’ll probably be planning your next Cape Town travel holiday before your tan’s had time to fade.

It's a multi-faceted destination that deserves to be explored. Take some time to browse African craft markets in the walkably compact city centre, visit the colourful Cape Malay suburb of Bo Kaap, lounge on its best beaches and stroll around the ever-popular V&A Waterfront with its shops, restaurants and luxurious hotels.

Day 6 Cape Town to Hermanus

This morning your hire car is delivered to you. You meet the car hire representative in the foyer of the hotel. You check out and leave Cape Town behind. You make your way to towards the Garden Route. You stop en-route at Hermanus where you spend 2 nights.

Days 6 to 7 Hermanus (2 Nights)

Hermanus is a quaint and scenic seaside town and has many beautiful beaches. Grotto Beach stretches for 20 km, making it ideal for those wanting to take a long walk. Voëlklip Beach has great lawns, white sands and good facilities, complementing the beauty of this setting. This is also a good spot for watching surfers who can always be found in the breakers. Langbaai (Long Bay) is a favourite beach for those seeking a bit of peace and privacy. Formed between two rocky outcrops this beach is tiny in comparison to the other beaches. It offers good swimming and white sand. Onrus Beach is flanked by a beautiful lagoon.

For those wanting to get out to sea, there are many operators offering boat trips. Dolphins are spotted year round and whales can be seen in the winter months. Sea kayaking is also very popular and no experience is necessary. Very stable kayaks are used with highly experienced guides. The village of Hermanus has many delightful shops and there are over 50 restaurants available offering stunning food and local wines.

Day 8 Hermanus to Mossel Bay (1 night)

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning before setting off and heading along the N2 towards the Garden Route. You bypass Riviersonderend and Swellendam before arriving in Mossel Bay where you spend the night.

Although the town's sprawling outskirts aren't much to look at, as soon as you reach the ocean you’ll find protected sandy bays that are perfect for swimming, sailing and kayaking. It is situated on a spectacular sunwashed peninsula embraced by the warm Indian Ocean. No wonder that the town is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as having the mildest all-year climate, second only to Hawaii.

Being a popular holiday destination there’s plenty to do in the area as well: take a boat trip to Seal Island, go horse riding along the beach and visit nearby Botlierskop, a private game reserve that gives its visitors a taste of South Africa’s legendary game viewing experience. Mossel Bay is also where to go on the Garden Route to try one of the country's biggest thrills: cage diving with great white sharks.

Mossel Bay also has a fascinating history, much of which is on display at the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex. Of the seven National Monuments on the Museum Grounds, 6 are buildings dating between 1830 and 1902. The history is reflected by the architectural styles found throughout the town. Many of the well-preserved old stone buildings today are part of an historic walk through town.

Day 9 Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay

Today you have time to explore Mossel Bay if you would like to do so before heading further along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay for a three night stay.

Days 9 to 12 Plettenberg Bay (3 Nights)

The jewel of The Garden Route, tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, unspoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea. With its exceptional climate and beautiful view sites over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for tourists interested in exploring, watching or just lazing.

Day 12 Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma

You have a short trip today to nearby Tsitsikamma. I would suggest spending a bit of time exploring en route and perhaps taking a drive down to Storms River Mouth on the way to The Fernery. You spend two nights in this beautiful area

Day 12 to 14 Tsitsikamma (2 Nights)

Tsitsikamma is a Khoi word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water". The region stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east, is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean. The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea, creating spectacular waterfalls and deep kloofs.

Day 14 Tsitsikamma to Lalibela Game Reserve

You enjoy breakfast at your lodge before checking out. Head towards Port Elizabeth and then continue passed the town. About 1 hour after Port Elizabeth you will reach Lalibela. Try to arrive around midday so that you can enjoy lunch.

Upon arrival at Lalibela game reserve you check in and are taken to your lodge. You have time to freshen up before departing on your first afternoon/evening game drive.

Day 14 to 18 Lalibela Game Reserve (4 Nights)

Game viewing in the malaria-free Eastern Cape is excellent. The Eastern Cape straddles the meeting point of 5 distinct biomes (valley bushveld, savannah grassland, fynbos, riverine forest and acacia woodland), resulting in a breath-taking variety in animal and bird species. In addition, the carrying capacity of the vegetation in Eastern Cape game reserves is much higher than that of the Kruger area, so you will find a much higher concentration of animals. The region has some of the most luxurious safari lodges in the country, all seeking to offer discerning travellers the ultimate African adventure that harks back to the golden age of safaris.

Lalibela Game Reserve is a 7,500 hectare malaria-free Big Five game reserve in the heart of Eastern Cape game country. Lalibela brings you the charm of authentic Africa and is a perfect blend of the formal and informal. Lalibela has three lodges, all offering décor that is infused with the essence of Africa, as well as warm and friendly service, exciting safari cuisine and unforgettable game viewing.

Day 18 Lalibela Game Reserve to Graaff Reinet

Today you enjoy your last game drive and breakfast before checking out and heading further inland to the small town of Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape. You check into your charming hotel for a 2 night stay.

Days 18 to 20 Graaff Reinet (2 Nights)

Graaff-Reinet, the Eastern Cape’s oldest town, lies in the centre of the Karoo Heartland at the Sundays River, backed by the Sneeuberg Mountains. With more than 200 restored Victorian houses, this archetypal Karoo town has the country’s largest concentration of national monuments and is home to one of the most impressive Dutch Reformed churches. Various museums document the area’s history with fossils and collections including the chronicle of Robert Sobukwe, freedom fighter and founder of the Pan African Congress. Graaff-Reinet is surrounded by the Camdeboo National Park, rich with fascinating fauna and flora – a welcomed oasis in the arid Karoo. The park’s main attraction is the spectacular Valley of Desolation, a palaeontologist’s paradise with one of the world’s largest natural graveyards of prehistoric fossilized bones. The breathtaking dolerite columns and cliffs of volcanic origin, some of them high as 120 metres, offer great hiking opportunities and scenic settings. Try other exciting outdoor activities include game viewing, quad biking and mountain biking or take specialised tours to learn more about rock art, historic Boer War monuments or daily township life.

Day 20 Graaff Reinet to Oudtshoorn

Say goodbye to Graaff Reinet as you head to the heart of the Karoo – Oudtshoorn. The landscape will be quite different to what you experienced along the Garden Route. Check into your guest farm for a 3 night stay

Day 20 to 23 Oudtshoorn (3 Nights)

Oudtshoorn is separated from the Garden Route by a dramatic mountain range that forms a barrier between the lush coastline and semi-arid interior known as the Little Karoo. Luckily there's a mountain pass which makes for a beautiful drive into this unique landscape and on to South Africa’s ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn. The town has several ostrich show farms where you can learn all about these extraordinary birds and even ride one if you’d like, but our favourite reason to travel here however is the presence of the Cango Caves: its highly recommend to take a tour of this elaborate underground labyrinth, complete with narrow stone passageways and vast caverns dripping with stalactites.

Day 23 Oudtshoorn to Montagu (1 night)

Leaving Oudtshoorn you journey through the unique landscape of the arid Little Karoo, passing through Calitzdorp and Barrydale. You enter the verdant Breede River Valley, the largest of the Western Cape’s fruit and wine producing valleys. As you follow the “fruit route”, you enjoy magnificent mountain views, vineyards, orchards and indigenous flora. Stops can be made at roadside farm stalls to purchase fruit. You reach Montagu this afternoon. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, Montagu is well known for its beautifully preserved Georgian and Cape Dutch buildings.

Day 24 Montagu to Franschhoek

After breakfast you say goodbye to Montagu and continue on the scenic R62 in the direction of Cape Town. You reach your last stop, Franschhoek, this afternoon. Here you head for your guest house where you will spend your last three nights.

Days 24 to 27 Franschhoek (3 Nights)

Set against a backdrop of orchards, vineyards and mountain peaks, the little town of Franschhoek ('French Corner') is arguably the prettiest of the Cape Winelands regions. The appearance and atmosphere is that of Provence, and the mood is further reflected by elegant wine estates such as Le Petite Ferme, Chamonix and Mont Rochelle – their names testament to the early French Huguenot influence in the area.

Franschhoek has just one main street but it is lined with art galleries, boutique shops and a number of excellent restaurants. Known as the gourmet capital of South Africa, Franschhoek is a top choice for a food and wine holiday; dine on flavours ranging from traditional Cape fare to French haute cuisine – and the accompanying wine will of course come from the vineyards around you.

Day 27 Departure

You have the day at leisure before heading to the Cape Town airport where you return your hire car before checking in for your flight home.

Cape Town: Winchester Mansions

Winchester Mansions Hotel is an iconic Cape Dutch building and is the leading sea front hotel on Sea Point’s Promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean. It is two minutes’ drive from the trendy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is unique amongst Cape Town hotels for its spectacular seaside location. This charming and gracious hotel offers its guests grace, style and contemporary flair. It is a multiple winner of the “Best Luxury Hotel” category at the annual AA Travel Guide Awards and is a winner in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2013 Awards, making the list of the Top 25 hotels in South Africa.

The rooms are spacious and elegant and all of them have either sea or mountain views. There are 51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite. Sip sundowners on the terrace whilst viewing the spectacular ocean sunsets and enjoy signature dishes from Harvey’s Restaurant. The Winchester’s beautiful colonnaded Courtyard, built in the style of an Italian piazza, is a tranquil oasis. Encircled by palm trees and water fountains, it makes a perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars. You can relax around the decked heated swimming pool and there is an in-house spa offering health and beauty treatments. There is a complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the V&A Waterfront.

Hermanus: Abalone Lodge

Abalone Guest Lodge is a 4-star guest lodge situated on the magnificent ocean front of Hermanus. A combination of South African art on the inside & unsurpassed views to the outside mean that this guest lodge is unique in Hermanus. The Lodge has direct access to the well-known scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the land-based whale watching capital of the world. Abalone Guest Lodge is situated on Siever's Point, a landmark seafront position midway between the town centre and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Hermanus.

There is a quiet, relaxed seaside atmosphere at the guest house, where each of the air-conditioned room is individually decorated and has panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and the mountains or of the indigenous gardens. There are 5 suites with seaviews, 2 luxury rooms with seaviews, 2 luxury rooms with garden views and 4 standard rooms with garden views. Some of the rooms are inter-leading making them ideal for families. All rooms have a private balcony or patio. Bathrooms are spacious with basins, baths and separate showers complimented with luxury amenities.

Breakfasts are served on the patio in front of the Lodge, to make the most of the views across Walker Bay. There is an in-house spa offering health and beauty treatments, a sauna and an outdoor swimming pool.

Mossel Bay: Bar-T-Nique

Bar-t-nique offers top quality 4 star accommodation in Mossel Bay. A very busy holiday resort in summer and the ideal retreat in winter with year round sunny weather. The charming sea facing bedrooms all have a private balcony. Choice of twin single beds or King size beds, DSTV, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and security safes. All our rooms are air conditioned and equiped with a mini bar. Breakfast is prepared daily and served in the dining room which has unsurpassed views of the working harbour and the Indian Ocean. There is a swimming pool, honesty bar and lounge for guests to enjoy.

The guest house is close to golf courses, beaches and many popular restaurants. There is plenty to do in Mossel Bay like hiking, Great White Shark cage diving, safe swimming, beaches and water sports. Enjoy a 4x4 game viewing drive or relax on a cruise around Seal Island, see the Whales up close in season. Magnificent panoramic views of the Mossel Bay harbour, Indian Ocean and distant Outeniqua Mountain Range makes staying at the guest house a visual experience to behold. Bar-t-nique Guest House is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the magnificent Garden Route.

Plettenberg Bay: Milkwood Manor

Milkwood Manor has the most desirable location in Plettenberg Bay and is surrounded on three sides by sea and lagoon. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, on its own small peninsula jutting onto the beach, with 180º vistas of ocean, beaches, lagoon and mountains.

The Georgian-styled building is designed for spaciousness, without sacrificing ambiance or intimacy. This is epitomized by the airy double-storey foyer, the large yet cosy in-house restaurant, the private patios and balconies, and large breakfast and sundowner terrace, all with spectacular views.

There are 2 guest lounges and 11 bedrooms with breath-taking views from their private patio or balcony. Milkwood Manor offers free uncapped wi-fi to all its guests. The in-house 100-seater Lemon Grass Seaside Restaurant serves award-winning cuisine on a terrace overlooking the beach. There is direct beach access from the guesthouse and the adjacent coves offer safe swimming. Guests may make free use of the stable double kayaks and explore the lagoon.

Tsitsikamma National Park: The Fernery

The Fernery Lodge is situated on the Forest Ferns Estate on the boarder of the Tsitsikamma National Park and offers breathtaking views of the river gorge, the Fernery plantation and the Indian Ocean. Each room is spacious and is individually decorated with understated and romantic elegance. The crisp linens, underfloor heating and luxury bathrooms ensure a comfortable stay.

Lalibela Game Reserve: Tree Tops Safari Lodge

Tree Tops is a tented camp and is Lalibela’s flagship lodge. The luxury safari tents perched high on thatched platforms at “tree top” level are joined by raised walkways and offer spectacular views over the thickly-wooded valley. The rooms, with their canvas walls and thatched roofs have huge window areas and give guests the feeling of being right in the bush. Each room has a private veranda where guests can sit and relax in privacy. Tree Tops has a large lounge and open-air dining deck with a view over a small waterhole. The swimming pool has a gazebo with day-beds on which to relax.

Graaff-Reinet: Drostdy Hotel

The majestic facade of the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet speaks for itself. It was built in 1806 and designed by famous French architect Louis Thibault as a "Drostdy" or magistrate’s court. Initially restored to its former splendour in 1977, it has recently undergone a multi-million rand refurbishment, making it a thoroughly 21st century hotel.

Accommodation is provided in 48 beautifully styled rooms in clusters of historic outbuildings. The rooms in Stretch’s Court are housed in old slave cottages on either side of a 19th Century cobbled road, with Victorian street lamps and flanked by pastel coloured doorways. The other accommodation areas, Ferreira precinct and Kromm’s Court, also have their own pool areas and particular style. All rooms are air-conditioned, with underfloor heating in the en-suite bathrooms. Luxury touches include complimentary Nespresso style pod coffee, herbal teas and biscuits in room, 24-hour room service, fully stocked personal mini bar in all rooms, bathrobes and slippers and luxury bathroom amenities. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

Other facilities at the hotel include a superb in-house restaurant, Cambdeboo, which specializes in Karoo cuisine. There is a bar, a gym, an Africology spa, an art gallery, a wine shop and a wine cellar. There is also a classic cigar lounge where you can escape into the Old Karoo with some carefully-curated local literature and a cognac.

Oudtshoorn: De Zeekoe

De Zeekoe guest farm is an expansive, privately-owned working ostrich and alfalfa farm on the banks of the Olifants River just outside Oudtshoorn. Richly-decorated rooms each with its own private entrance, are tastefully styled with textures of wood, earthy fabrics, colourful rugs and soft lighting. Wake up with the call of the fish eagle and a view of the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains and hear the silence all around you

Montagu: In Abundance Guest House

This charming 4 star guest house is surrounded by mountains, and the garden flows seamlessly onto the adjacent Keisie river, providing spectacular views as well as a sense of calm. With only 4 bedrooms this is sure to be an intimate and personal experience. Each of the en-suite bedrooms offers king size beds, luxurious bed linen as well as a seating area and interesting books.

Franschhoek: Auberge Clermont

This stylish country guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a historic vineyard and fruit farm. Surrounded by magnificent mountains and only a few minutes from the centre of the quaint village of Franschhoek. Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation as well as peace and seclusion for the discerning traveller.

This Four Star Bed & Breakfast has six luxurious en-suite rooms, including a romantic honeymoon suite. The suites are individually decorated in the colours and moods of Provence. Underfloor heating, air-conditioning and ceiling fans ensure year round comfort.

Delicious gourmet country breakfasts are served under the 18th century oak trees or in the charming courtyard dining room. Auberge Clermont has a tennis court, sparkling pools overlooking plum orchards and leisurely walks through the vines and along the oak lined river.Clermont offers our guests the chance to stay close to the centre of Franschhoek yet still experience life on a working farm and vineyard. Take time to try our delightful wines or sample our award winning olive oil from the Franschhoek Olive Oil company. We look forward to welcoming you and ensuring you have a wonderful stay in the Cape Winelands.

Suggested Cape Town: Topless Bus City Tour

A cost effective and flexible way of seeing the city would be by taking the “hop-on-hop-off” bus. The “red route” takes you through Green Point and past the famous soccer stadium to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (stopping at The Two Oceans Aquarium and the Clock Tower), to Cape Town Tourism centre in downtown Cape Town, to the Castle of Good Hope, the museums and galleries in the City Bowl area, up to the Cable Car station at Table Mountain, over Kloof Nek to Camps Bay.

Included in price Cape Town: Robben Island Tour

You head to the Nelson Mandela Gateway this morning. Here you take a ferry from the Waterfront across Table Bay to Robben Island. An ex-prisoner takes you on an extensive tour of the prison, which includes a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell, the limestone quarry and the old leper colony.

Included in price Cape Town: Cape Point Tour (Full Day)

You are collected from your hotel by a tour guide and taken on a drive along the Atlantic seaboard via glamorous Clifton to the quaint seaside village of Hout Bay. We continue via the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. Looking at this dramatic promontory jutting into the sea gives one an idea why early sailors nicknamed it the Cape of Storms. We then follow the coastline northwards via Simonstown, where you can visit the penguin colony of Boulders Beach. We also visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which is dedicated to the extraordinary variety of plants found in the Cape Floral Kingdom. A leisurely drive through the leafy southern suburbs will bring us back to the city bowl in the late afternoon.

Included in price The Garden Route: Crags Wildlife Encounter

Enjoy an action-packed day full of the best animal-based adventure activities the Garden Route has to offer. Have an early breakfast and then start the day off with an exhilarating stroll through indigenous forest and Cape fynbos as you join the cheetahs of Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre on their daily walk. You then enjoy a guided safari through Monkeyland – the world’s largest free-roaming primate sanctuary, where previously caged primates can live in dignity. Here you can expect to see many species of monkeys, apes and lemurs living in this forested sanctuary. Thereafter you work up an appetite as you wander through the world's largest free-flight aviary at Birds of Eden, which incorporates the indigenous forest with waterfalls and elevated walkways. Previously caged birds from every corner of the globe live here in free flight. You can then enjoy a light lunch under the vines at Bramon Wine Estate. Bramon is the only wine estate this far east of the Western Cape and has pioneered a superior Sauvignon Blanc champagne-method sparkling wine.

Suggested The Garden Route: Tstitsikamma Forest & Storms River Mouth

The Tsitsikamma Forest is a primeval, indigenous rain forest occurring along the southern Cape coastline of South Africa and is situated at the eastern end of the Garden Route, near Port Elizabeth. It is characterised by towering Outeniqua yellowwood trees, many as old as 600 years. Other common trees are ironwood, stinkwood, white pear, Cape plane and assegai tree. The understory of the forest is characterised by wild pomegranate, tree ferns and seven week fern. The forest is home to many small mammal species, five of which are on the Red Data list and are highly endangered. The forest also offers excellent birding and is home to the Knysna Tauraco and Narina Trogan.

Activities available at Storms River Mouth include several short walking trails through the forest to the swing bridge or along the shore, bathing at the small beach, snorkeling, scuba-diving, kayaking and boat trips.

Included in price Lalibela Game Reserve: Daily Safari Programme

Lalibela is home to the Big 5. There are no public roads running through the game reserve and all of the animals, including the predators, are free-roaming throughout the reserve. Game drives in an open vehicle with an experienced game ranger bring you face to face with a multitude of game species, ranging from mighty elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo to tiny blue duiker and rock hyrax. Lalibela is also home to cheetah, hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and numerous species of antelope, such as eland, kudu, bushbuck and wildebeest. On thrilling night drives under the vast African sky, you search for elusive bat-eared fox, aardvark, black-backed jackal, aardwolf and the curious spring hare.

Upon arrival at Lalibela Game Reserve you are transferred from reception to your lodge, where you are given a welcome drink and your safari experience will be explained to you by your lodge host. There will be time to settle in before afternoon High Tea followed by your first game drive. Game drives take place in the early morning and evening to ensure game viewing when animals are most active. Night game drives provide a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the predators. You return to your lodge in time for a sumptuous safari cuisine dinner. The next day after a light snack you are taken on a morning game drive. You return to the lodge for a grand brunch. Then there is time to relax around the sunny pool, do some bird-watching from the observation deck or read a book in the peace of your room’s private verandah. After High Tea you set off on another evening game drive, returning again in time for dinner. On your day of departure, you will do a morning game drive and will leave the lodge after brunch.

Included in price Graaff Reinet: Camdeboo National Park

Formed hundreds of millions of years ago, the Karoo of South Africa is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Camdeboo National Park provides the visitor with insights into the unique landscape and ecosystem of the Karoo, not to mention awesome scenic beauty.

One feels a humbling sense of awe when you’re standing on top of towering dolerite columns overlooking the vast Karoo plains. This is the breathtaking Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo National Park, which virtually surrounds the town of Graaff-Reinet. Also known as the Cathedral of the Mountains, the site was declared a national monument of geological and scenic significance in 1935.

The park is filled with activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This includes the picnic and braai sites, 4x4 trails, short and long hiking trails, mountain biking, game viewing, birding and watersports and fishing which are done at Nqweba Dam.

Included in price Oudtshoorn: Meerkat Experience

There is an early start this morning as you join the wild habituated meerkat tour. The tour commences at sunrise and lasts between 2-3 hours. Upon arrival at the meerkat burrows, guests are treated to a hot cup of coffee, after which they are issued with a lightweight aluminium chair to sit in while observing the meerkats as they come out of the burrow into the sunshine and then go about their daily routine of foraging and frolicking. Please note that the tour is dependent on fair weather, since these little creatures will not venture outside their burrows on cold and rainy days.

Suggested Cape Winelands: Wine Tram

The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when they are ready, hop-on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley, complimentary wine tastings and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

The Blue Line visits the following estates: Mont Rochelle, La Couronne, Holden Manz, La Bourgogne, La Bri, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence. The Red Line visits the following estates: Maison, Eikehof, Leopard's Leap, Dieu Donne, Chamonix, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.

This itinerary started on 18 January 2018
When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: USD$ 4,860
Remember, this is an actual itinerary, 100% tailor-made to meet this client's expectations. We can use this itinerary as a starting point for you.
I'm Tammy Harding
I tailor-made this itinerary for my client and can do the same for you.
Tammy Harding
My direct contact details are EMAIL ME+27 87 353 7870
Pembury Tours office details +27 41 581 2581 EMAIL US