Pengunes in SA

11 Days South Africa Safaris

Spectacular South Africa with Great wine, ocean and land wildlife, gorgeous beaches.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel. A walk in Cape town, which is set at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and backed by the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling city of Cape Town presents an alluring combination of drawcards. Incredible powdery white beaches, highly acclaimed wine routes, and astonishingly beautiful mountain trails surround a cosmopolitan hub. This diverse metropolis is filled with superb shops and restaurants, extraordinary heritage monuments, a multitude of entertainment venues, and a spectacular, chic waterfront harbour. Highlights include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art; Table Mountain’s jaw-dropping views; Boulders Beach, where penguins might swim right up to you in the warm Indian ocean waters; the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where you can walk along a treetop canopy among incredible native flora or watch an open-air concert at the base of the mountain; Robben Island, where visitors can see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years; and visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Shopping Complex.

After breakfast, visit several exciting locations in Cape Point. Nowhere else in the world treats you to the level of scenic beauty that’s on offer along the Cape Peninsula. Pass the city’s famed beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, before heading to Chapman’s Peak Drive. This impressive 15km route cuts into the jagged mountains surrounding Hout Bay harbour, offering unspoiled views of the Atlantic Ocean. Once you arrive at Cape Point Nature Reserve, you’ve entered the famed South-westernmost point of the African continent. It’s here that famous shipwrecks throughout history have left their skeletons. Choose to hike to the lighthouse and take the funicular to the peak. Stretch your legs on one of the many walks on offer, all of which treat you to the local fynbos blooms.

In the morning, discover why Cape Town continuously tops the lists of must-visit travel destinations on this day-long tour highlighting the bucket list landmarks of the Mother City. explore the natural wonders of Table Mountain and Lion’s head, with the option to stretch your legs on the mountain hiking trails. Witness the sunrise on the famous ‘table top’ and take in the 360-degree views from the Cableway. Downtown, in what is known as the CBD, you’ll delve into Cape Town’s intricate history and culture, visiting the colourful Bo Kaap neighbourhood, the Castle of Good Hope military fort and the green heart of the city, Company’s Garden.

A ferry ride to the well-known and infamous Robben Island, where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, is a must for all Cape Town visitors. The emotional and significant experience offers a glimpse into the past and present of South African society that won’t soon be forgotten.

End the day with quiet sundowners from Signal Hill, where the famous African sunset shines over the Atlantic Seaboard and the city’s beaches and coastline are viewed in all their glory.

After breakfast, drive to De Hoop Nature Reserve which is set along the famously beautiful Garden Route. It is also known for its spectacular natural scenery, excellent hiking trails and abundant wildlife. This magnificent reserve stretches over 34000 hectares and is decorated by awe-inspiring, brightly-coloured indigenous fynbos. The area is home to a variety of mammals including bontebok, eland, Cape mountain zebra, and baboon, and also encompasses a marine section that extends for five kilometres into the ocean, allowing for wonderful snorkelling opportunities among pristine turquoise pools and shallows.

On the way, a stopover for lunch and later afternoon, experience an Eco Boat Cruise, where you will explore the vlei and enjoy the bird life, wildlife, otters and even a porcupine sighting.

Enjoy your breakfast before you go for the Interpretive Marine Walk. This is a walking trail exploring coastal rock pools and sandy beaches while a qualified guide points out interesting marine life forms. Also, a great way to experience the Southern Right Whales in the bay between June and December. Depart an hour before low tide from the meeting tree. Times of daily low tide will be confirmed with the guides the day before.

A farewell breakfast to De Hoop and drive toward Plettenberg Bay. The seaside town of Plettenberg Bay is a popular holiday destination situated west of Gqebertha, on the spectacular coastal Garden Route, The Portuguese explorers called it the ‘Beautiful Bay’, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with endless pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests, and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay. Adrenaline seekers can visit Bloukrans Bridge, to do the highest bungee jump on earth.

The afternoon will be spent at leisure exploring the beautiful beaches of Plettenberg Bay.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and Jukani. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary (The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) is the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can view the 550+ resident primates in their forest home, there is also a restaurant, souvenir store and viewing deck, and a 128-metre suspended canopy walk. Monkeyland’s safari guides are multilingual, languages spoken include German, French and Spanish.

Birds of Eden (next to Monkeyland) is the world’s largest free-flight bird aviary (50 metres high, covering 23 000 square meters of forest). Birds of Eden houses more than 3,500 specimens of more than 220 species, with the focus being African birds. The dome covers 2 km of boardwalks, a restaurant, several ponds and dams and a themed souvenir store. Visits to Birds of Eden are usually self-guided, however guided walks are offered on request.

At Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary the majestic big cats of the world – Lions, Tigers, Puma, Leopards and Jaguars, can be admired. The wild animals – at their forever home – Jukani, have been rescued or re-homed from facilities that could no longer care for them. At Jukani they can now explore their large natural habitats, designed and built around each individual animal’s needs. They are free of exploitation and the stress caused by human interaction. On your 80-minute walking safari with one of our knowledgeable guides you will also find Raccoons, a Honey badger, Caracal, an African polecat, some Zebra and Springbok and predators such as the Spotted Hyena. You will find hope in #TrueSanctuaries and be made aware of the plight of these animals – realising that through lifestyle changes and choices you can contribute to a chance at a better future for them. Please refrain from visiting wildlife facilities where you can cuddle cubs, walk with or cuddle apex cats, and don’t support facilities promoting feeding tours.

In the morning a transfer to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is Located in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape Province, it is a renowned conservation and community success story. The reserve comprises 22 000 hectares of African wilderness inhabited by a diverse array of wildlife including hippo, springbok, giraffe, cheetah as well as the famed Big Five. The reserve provides the perfect habitat for protected species such as the black rhino, martial eagle, and blue crane. Visitors can look forward to a wide selection of incredible activities including: scenic picnics, guided nature walks with experienced wildlife trackers, sundowners while floating on one of the reserve dams, as well as big game walking safaris and even rhino darting. In the afternoon, do a game drive in this beautiful reserve. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Enjoy a full day safari with your guide, with an early morning and later afternoons when temperatures are cooler and animal activity generally at its best. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

An early morning game drive with Rhino Monitoring. Be part of a unique insight into how Kwandwe Private Game Reserve’s ecological team monitor and protect our notable population of black and white rhino. Learn about the habits of this threatened species, the issues of rhino poaching, and Kwandwe’s very own conservation efforts. An afternoon game drive and later return to the hotel.

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Cape Town Airport. Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be assisted through to International Departures for your flight home.