Cape Town & Safari Meander | 10 day Self-drive

This 10-day Self Drive adventure starts in stunning Cape Town, then a lazy meander through the scenic Garden Route, ending with a Big Five safari adventure at the Malaria-free Lalibela Private Game Reserve

Day 1 Arrive in the Mother City of Cape Town

On your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, collect your hire car and drive through to the City Centre, to Welgelegen Guest House, a stylish Victorian guest house nestled near the base of Table Mountain

Relax for the rest of day recovering from possible jetlag or exploring the surrounding area

Day 2 – 4 Enjoy sightseeing in Cape Town

Spend the next three days enjoying all the sights that Cape Town has to offer.

You cannot visit Cape Town without going to the summit ofTable Mountainby Cable Car, with views from the top as far as the eye can see.

Spend a day visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulder Penguin Beach, and stroll along the streets of Kalk Bay with quaint shops and restaurants

We suggest you take time to visit the Cape Winelands enjoying tasting award winning wines, returning to your guest house to sip on cocktails as the sunsets behind Table Mountain

Day 5 – 6 Relax on the Garden Route

Depart early to make the most of your day, and drive along the coastal route of the Garden Route to the coastal town of Knysna, where you will spend two nights at the personal and lovelyElephant Hide of Knysna Guest House.

There are many activities for all in this area, from Cruises on the Knysna Lagoon, to hiking in the near-by nature reserves. Enjoy an exciting Elephant Encounter in Plettenberg Bay or perhaps walk with Cheetahs at Tenikwa.

Day 7 – 9 Spot the Big Five on Safari

Head off towards Port Elizabeth, taking time to enjoy the amazing views from Storms River Bridge and the beauty of the Tsitsikamma Forest en-route.

Approximately one hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, you will find yourself in Big Five country in the Eastern Cape where you will enjoy a unique safari at Kariega Private Game Reserve at Ukhozi Lodge

Your time on safari will be spent on early morning game drives with your ranger in the hope of spotting the elusive leopard amongst other animals. Return to your lodge to relax around the swimming pool, and after lunch if you are feeling energetic, enjoy a bush walk

In the late afternoon, when it is cooler, you will depart on an afternoon game drive, with the opportunity of watching the sun set over the vast plains of the reserve. As darkness descends, excitement builds and the game drive vehicle turns on the spot light. This is an amazing opportunity to see the nocturnal life and the predators hunting.

Return to Ukhozi Lodge for a hearty dinner around the camp fire

Day 10 All adventures have to come to an end!

After breakfast and your last Game Drive in the Eastern Cape, drive to Port Elizabeth Airport, where you will drop off your hire vehicle in time to connect to your onward flight