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14 Days Sightseeing and Tour Safari in Cape Town, South Africa

African Palm Cottage, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa

Awe-Inspiring Safari South Africa

Hottentots Shuttle & Tours offers a huge variety of tours to cater to every experience that you can think of in the Western Cape. Take beautiful photos, explore Cape Town, and indulge in the wonderful culture and rich history of the South African people. Grab this chance to see the most spectacular views, combined with exciting encounters with the South African wildlife.

Key Information

  • Private tour
  • Group size: 2 to 8 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 12 years can participate under the supervision of a parent/guardian.
  • Starting and ending point: Cape Town
  • Languages: English, Dutch, Vlaams, and Afrikaans
  • Entrance fees for all prescribed attractions included.

Highlights

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Sightseeing and wine tasting
  • Exploration of the Slavery Museum and Good Hope Castle
  • feed and walk with the elephants in Knysna Elephant Park
  • Visit to South Africa’s famous attractions
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


10 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans, Dutch
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

On this safari, you will be provided 13 nights on accommodation. On the first night up to the fifth night, you will be staying in Durbanville. On the sixth night, you will stay in Hermanus, and on the seventh night, accommodation will be at Botlierskop. The eighth night will be spent at Knysna, and the ninth night will be spent at Oudtshoorn. On the tenth up to the thirteenth night, you will stay back at Durbanville.

African Palm Cottage

Feel right at home in South Africa! This delightful self-catering cottage’s feels like home. African palm cottage is a self-catering accommodation, situated in a peaceful residential area in Durbanville near Cape Town. It is modern and stylishly furnished, ensuring your comfort and privacy while not being too far from boutiques and spas.

The relaxed atmosphere and peaceful ambiance at African Palm Cottage will help you unwind effortlessly.

Botlierskop

Situated between the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and unspoiled beaches of the Indian ocean, in the heart of the Garden Route, lies the 4,200 hectares Botlierskop Private Game Reserve in the Western Cape ensuring its visitors of a uniquely South African luxury safari accommodation.

The Western Cape Safari Park is only a 4.5-hour scenic drive from Cape Town, the mother city of South Africa, between Mossel Bay and George. This malaria free, family-owned, and privately-operated Garden Route game lodge is home to an abundance of animals, including four of the Big Five, lions, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, rare black impalas, and more as well as a unique bird life.

Program

Hottentots Shuttle & Tour is based in Durbanville, but has its roots in Europe. Both owners, Katia and Thierry Vergauwen, have a substantial background of 15 years shuttle, tour, and taxi service in Belgium.

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, they want you to feel at ease. Therefore, their first class vehicles, combined with the dedicated staff, will pick you up and drop you off safe, sound, and on time, anywhere you require in the Western Cape area.

The owners speak English, Dutch, Vlaams, and Afrikaans, so please state your preference upon reservation. The shuttle service is as complete as it gets, and Hottentots Shuttle & Tour adhere to European standards. They offer an airport and general shuttle service from one to eight passengers.

Katia and Thierry Vergauwen have both chosen South Africa as their new stomping grounds when they fell in love with this country several years ago. Both of them love to travel and enjoy life to the fullest sharing their professionalism. The “savoir vivre” with you is what makes Hottentots Shuttle and Tour services stand out from the rest. It is personal, private, safe, and timely. It offers you the European standards in vehicles and service everyone expects when travelling for business or pleasure.

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town

You will be met and greeted by a representative at the Cape Town International Airport (CPT) upon arrival.

Day 2: Cape Town

Admire the beauty of Cape Town on top of Table Mountain with the unforgettable gondola ride. Take a walk on Devil's Peak, and enjoy a part of the mountain often forgotten. You will have infinite possibilities to make wonderful photographs, including on Signal Hill.

You will visit the Slavery Museum where the international visitor gets a better understanding of slavery, apartheid, and oppression of the South African people throughout history. The Bo Kaap, also called "Cape Malay" area, is a beautiful piece of town with houses in bright colors and fragrances of the east coming from the shops and restaurants.

The Good Hope Castle is the oldest building in South Africa and the center of daily life since its founding in 1666. This historic landmark offers a wonderful reminder of how people formerly lived in Cape Town. The V & A Waterfront is where you will find a mix of spectacular views, fine restaurants, and wonderful shops, as well as the typical atmosphere of a harbor.

Day 3: Good Hope

You will visit Houtbay, Simons Town, Kalkbay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, and Cape point. The name Houtbay refers to the timber that the Dutch settlers found and used to build in Cape Town. It is a small town with enchanting views of sea and mountains, and the ride that will take you via the "12 Apostles" is breathtakingly beautiful.

Chapman's Peak is the pass connecting with Noordhoek and Hout Bay, and it is one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. The stunning 180 degree views of the Atlantic coast beg for regular stops to take pictures.

Noordhoek is a national treasure of a village with long sandy beaches, and Kommetjie is a quiet and rustic coastal village situated in a sort of "bowl", hence the name, pronounced "Kommekie", well-known by surfers and kite-surfers.

Cape Point is the southern-westernmost point of Africa and can be found in the Cape of Good Hope Nature reserve, and the panoramic views are not to be missed.

Simon's Town is next to the "Boulders" beach, a charming naval town. At Kalk Bay, fishermen will welcome you into the picturesque fishing harbor, and next to the sea lions, one finds some nice restaurants worthwhile a visit.

Day 4: Cape Town

The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is against the eastern side of Table Mountain where you will find one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. In addition to an extensive selection of the most beautiful native plants such as the Protea family, you may also enjoy South African art and music.

Famous as a prison during the apartheid years, a ferry trip will take you to Robben Island to take a glimpse at what prisoners like Nelson Mandela and Jacob Zuma endured.

Day 5: Durbanville

On this day, you will have free time on the pool.

Day 6: Hermanus

On this day, you will drive along the stunning coastal road and make a stop in Stoney Point Penguin Colony in Betty's Bay. Hermanus, famous for the whales that can be seen from the coast, this seaside town offers stunning views, and once there, you will also find a variety of great shops and restaurants. The travel distance is 140 kilometers.

Day 7: Botlierskop

Between the beautiful Outeniqua mountains in the heart of the Garden Route is the 6,000 hectares safari park. With its many wild animals surrounded by beautiful landscapes, luxurious accommodation, and fine cuisine, you come here completely relax. The travel distance is 325 kilometers.

Day 8: Knysna

At Knysna Elephant Park, you can feed and walk with the elephants, as well as take a ferry on the Knysna Lagoon enjoying the glorious sunset. The travel distance is 100 kilometers.

Day 9: Oudtshoorn

While at Oudtshoorn, you will visit Cango Caves and an ostrich farm. The travel distance is 120 kilometers.

Day 10: Durbanville

On this day, you will be back to Durbanville. The travel distance is 435 kilometers.

Day 11: Durbanville

You will have free time on the pool at Durbanville.

Day 12: Stellenbosch

You will be visiting Stellenbosch and wine estates on this day. Stellenbosch, South Africa’s 2nd oldest town (after Cape Town) is named after the Cape Governor Simon van der Stel (1679). This old town with its historic Cape Dutch houses is home to one of South Africa's most fantastic wine routes.

Dorp street, the university, the small botanical garden, the art galleries, Oom Samie se winkel, and a variety of small gourmet restaurants provide everything for an enchanting visit.

You will have a visit to one of the most beautiful wine routes in the Cape. The Boland region is sometimes called the Winelands. The region has many green fertile valleys and rich vineyards to enjoy. You will visit several wineries to admire, enjoy, and savor.

Day 13: Fransschoek

In 1688, this beautiful environment of Fransschoek became the new home for several French families of Huguenots, due to their attempt to escape prosecution in France. Now, it is known as a stylish small town with a wide range of restaurants, shops, and top-class wine estates.

History is commemorated with the Huguenot monument and memorial museum, nature is everywhere if one looks at the beautiful surrounding mountains. There are word renowned wine estates to be visited.

Day 14: Departure

On this day, you will be taking a shuttle to airport.

Included excursions

  • Exploration at Winelands
  • Hermanus whale spotting
  • Knysna ferry adventure on the lagoon
  • Sightseeing and wine tasting at Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
  • Visit to a penguin colony
  • Visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Chapmans Peak, and Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Visit to Ostrich farms and the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Visit to the Table Mountain, Bo Kaap, Good Hope Castle, and major cultural sights in the city center

Location

This safari will be held in various places in South Africa, such as Cape Town, Table Mountain, Western Cape, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Robben Island, Durbanville, Hermanus, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Stellenbosch, and Fransschoek.

Cango Caves

Cango Caves is the only show cave in Africa which offers a choice of heritage (easy) or adventure tours. All tours are led by experienced, knowledgeable, and accredited caves guides. All tours are offered in English but Afrikaans, German, French, and other language options may be available.

Knysna Elephant Park

The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Over the last twenty years, the park has cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals.

Some have become part of the resident herd, others have moved onto other reserves and facilities in the Western and Eastern Cape, depending on their personalities, bonds with other animals and welfare needs.

The present Knysna Elephant Park herd numbers nine, the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. The park’s style of management offers guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants, on elephant terms.

Responsible and educational interactions allow guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, but still give the elephants the space and freedom to choose where they want to move, what they want to eat, and who they want to interact with. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter, and the environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviors.

Visitors to the park are privileged to have a personal encounter with the gentle giants, and leave having gained a new-found respect for these animals, as well as a better understanding of the African elephant and its plight across the continent. Most importantly, by visiting the park and experiencing the elephant herd, guests make a direct contribution to elephant husbandry and care.

Visitors to the park enable to give the elephants the best possible facilities, nutrition, and care. They also allow to offer other elephants in need the chance of a better life.

Safari Ostrich Farm

Safari Ostrich Farm is an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, South Africa. It was established as a tourist attraction in 1956 by two good friends: Derek Fisch and Harry Lipschitz, both being fourth generation ostrich farmers. Their main concern is farming with ostriches in an extensive basis for the meat, leather skins and feathers.

Safari Ostrich Farm is therefore a commercial ostrich breeding farm with many ostriches, in their different stages of development to see. The farm is about 1,800 hectares in size and the ostriches in camps are kept according to their age. Special male and female birds are selected for breeding purposes and will be placed together in big camps to mate and lay eggs.

There are 280 breeding ostriches of which 60% are female and 40% are male. The breeding season starts in winter and will continue will into the summer (June to February). During the breeding season, you will be able to see the miracle of ostrich chicks hatching in incubators.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting
  • Whale watching

General

  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning

Food

Food is available upon request.

Things to do (optional)

  • Boating in Hermanus (60 EUR per person)
  • Bungee jumping (80 EUR per person)
  • Cage shark diving (150 EUR per person)
  • Picture taking with the cheetahs (30 EUR per person)
  • Township tour (60 EUR per person)
  • Visit to Seal Island in Houtbay (7 EUR per person)
  • Walking with the lions at Mossel Bay (60 EUR per person)

What's included

  • All wildlife viewing
  • Sightseeing tours as specified
  • Wine tasting
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • All transportation by luxury car
  • Services of a driver guide
  • Transfers from and to Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • Fuel costs and toll
  • Entrance fees

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (10% for all service staff)
  • Personal insurance for illness, lost items, and many more
  • Additional visit to attractions that were not mentioned in the overview

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Hottentots Shuttle & Tours pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Cape Town International Airport Airport transfer included: Cape Town International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available during summer and winter season, please select an arrival date below.

 

Summer season

 

  • October 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

 

Winter season

 

  • May 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

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