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Best Malaria-Free Safari from Cape Town

ZA07: 8 Days Cape Town - Eastern Cape Safari

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town, Airport pick-up
Welcome to join the Cape Town safari tour! At the beginning of the tour, our driver guide will pick you up from the Cape Town International Airport and escort you to check in the hotel. After a good rest, you could wander around the nearby places and discover the charm of the first city in South Africa.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 2: Half day Cape Town city tour with Table Mountain
Your safari tour from Cape Town will start with a visit to Castle of Good Hope, a colonial star-shaped fortress built in the 17th century. Then we will tour around the District Six Museum, featuring a historical collection of photos, paintings, old traffic signs and other remains presenting the development of the multi-cultural neighborhood. Next, we will go to sightsee the area of Bo-Kaap, situated along the slopes of a hill above central city and known for its cobbled streets lined with brightly painted houses.

Then we will go to visit the Houses of Parliament as well as the City Hall and walk across the verdant Company's Garden, the oldest park in the city, to explore the Slave Lodge - a social history museum. After that, we will tour the Table Mountain, the most iconic symbol of South Africa, 1,084 meters (3,558 feet) in height, and characterized by its flat top, hence the name. After that, you could spend the rest of the day on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 3: Full day Cape Point tour
Today we will drive to the coastal town of Hout Bay and from there take a boat to appreciate a wide variety of seabirds and thousands of fur seals on Duiker Island at a distance. Later, we will drive along the Chapman's Peak Drive lined with dramatic landscape to Cape Point, the promontory at southeast tip of Cape Peninsula and meeting point of Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After arrival, we will take the funicular to the lighthouse built on the highest point of Cape Point in 1860. Then we will drive north along the coast line to Simon's Town and pay a visit to its Boulders Beach, where you get close to the endangered African penguins. In the end, we will tour around the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden against the eastern slope of Table Mountain, one of the world's seven most magnificent botanical gardens. Then we will drive back to the hotel in downtown city.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 4: Full day Cape Winelands tour
We will spend the day visiting some of the best wineries in Cape Town including Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, tasting their wines and learning about how wine is made in endemic environments.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 5: Fly to Port Elizabeth, Transfer to Lalibela Game Reserve
In the early morning, we will send you to take an 80 minutes' flight to Port Elizabeth, famous for its blue-flag beaches. The local driver will pick you up and send you to Lalibela Game Reserve in about 1.5 hours. Lalibela Game Reserve is a malaria-free wildlife sanctuary, famous for Big Five - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard. When reach the lodge in the reserve, enjoy a welcome drink offered by the lodge host, who will later give you an introduction about the safari at the reserve. After a short rest, go on the first game drive of your Cape Town safari tour with the local ranger!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lalibela Marks Camp (4 stars)

Day 6: Full day game drive at Lalibela Game Reserve (shared tour)
Today we will have a fresh morning game drive in the reserve. Except the famous Big Five, Lalibela Game Reserve is also home to plenty of plain game such as zebra, impala, wildebeest, eland, blue duiker, rock hyrax and other predators like hyena, cheetah, jackal and lynx. Sitting in the open vehicle driven by the experienced ranger, you will see as much as of these animals roaming around the vast land. After the morning safari, we will go back to the lodge for breakfast. Then you could soak in the sun-kissed swimming pool and get relaxed or enjoy a bird watching at the observation deck. Another game drive will be managed in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lalibela Marks Camp (4 stars)

Day 7: Full day game drive at Lalibela Game Reserve (shared tour)
Rewarding game drives are normally arranged in the early morning or at dusk when animals are most active. Therefore, you could get up early and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as well as some snacks before the morning safari starts. The evening game drive is basically the same as last day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Lalibela Marks Camp (4 stars)

Day 8: Sunrise game drive, Drive to Port Elizabeth
After the last morning safari, you will be transferred back to the reception where your driver will greet you and send you back to Port Elizabeth. According to your schedule, we could drop you either at downtown area or the airport. Thanks for booking the safari tour from Cape Town with us. Wish you all the best!

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Cape Town - Port Elizabeth.
  • Transfers in A/C vehicles with English speaking drive-guide.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Park fees and conservation fees.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of South Africa.
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for drive guide, hotel, lodge.
  • South Africa visa fees.
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