3 DAYS BIG 5 SAFARI TOUR, SHARK CAGE DIVING & KAROO

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Overview

Type of Tour: Lodging Tours

Duration of Tour: 3 Days / 2 Nights

Tour Details:
This tour is packed with adventure and excursions, visit the most unspoiled coastline in the Cape, renowned for whale watching, Great white shark diving, Botanical Gardens & Penguin colonies. It takes you to the Great Karoo, a vast succulent & fossilized desert where you safari with the Big 5, visit an Ostrich farm & the Cango Caves. Your itinerary includes: a Great White Shark Dive, Big 5 Safari, Ostrich farm tour and 4 star accommodation. Recommended for those with little time in the Cape.

Tour Highlights:

  • City Sightseeing Hop on - Hop off, valid for the duration of your pass
  • Diving in a securely designed steel cage with a qualified crew and well equipped boat.
  • You will have ample opportunity to meet with the Great White Sharks face to face in their natural environment.
  • Safari in Private Game Reserve located only 200 km from Cape Town to see African «Big 5» - elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo. The reserve is a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo.

Trip Facts:

 

Destinations

 

Accommodation

 

Nights

 

Meals

 

Cape South Coast

 

Arniston Seaside Cottages

 

1 Night

 

D,B&B

 

Western Cape

 

De Denne Country Guest House

 

1 Night

 

D,B&B

 


Itinerary

Day 1: Great White Shark Diving, Whales, Penguins In The Southern Cape

 

Accommodation: Arniston Seaside Cottages

Duration: 10 hours

A 45 minute trip from Cape Town joins the spectacular Clarence Drive to Betty’s Bay, visit Africa’s largest Penguin colony, these endangered birds will fascinate you.

A little further you arrive at the charming coastal town of Hermanus, it is the world’s best land-based whale watching spot between the months of June to December. At Gansbaai prepare for your Great White Shark encounter.

NB: This activity is weather dependent, departure times can change, if you cannot go on the day, you will be reimbursed in full.

Elim an 18C Mission Village, its beautiful white cottages have remained unchanged over time.

Finally Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the cold Atlantic meets the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

See the ancient tidal fish traps built by the Khoisan who once called this coast home.

Fresh fish for dinner perhaps!


Day 2:  Big 5 Safari & Cape Agulhas (Southernmost Tip Of The African Continent)

Accommodation: De Denne Country Guest House

This morning you can visit the lighthouse & walk along the boardwalk to Agulhas point. Departing you travel through the wheat lands of the Southern Cape to Mossel Bay. Visit the museum & Post Office Tree where the ancient Portuguese mariners started South Africa's first post office. Walk up to the Khoisan cave, after which enjoy a light lunch on the beach.

At Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, a game ranger will take you on a 3.5-hour safari drive, where you will encounter the Big Five.

From Botlierskop, travel to Oudtshoorn, capital of the Little Karoo & renowned for its spectacular arid landscapes, & of course as the Ostrich Capital of the world as well as home to the spectacular Cango Caves.

Your luxury guest house is on a working Ostrich farm, watch a classic Karoo sunset & after an excellent (optional) 3-course dinner, watch the majesty of the Southern African night sky as the stars mesmerize & wrap you in their arms.

Fall asleep in your luxury room to the night sounds of the Karoo.


Day 3:  Great Karoo, Cango Caves & Safari Ostrich Farm

After a typical South African farm breakfast, you visit the Cango Caves, said to be the world’s most beautiful. Where dripstone caverns will amaze you & where you will admire extraordinary limestone formations.

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestone in the Swartberg mountain range near the town of Oudtshoorn,

Visit the oldest working Ostrich farm for a tour and an opportunity to learn everything about these strange flightless birds.

Leaving Oudtshoorn continue to Montagu along the famous Route 62 with picturesque villages and featuring local handicrafts.

Driving through the Huguenot tunnel, Africa’s longest, you get an insight to the huge obstacle for the first pioneers leaving the Cape for the interior.

You drive via Paarl which takes its name from the granite domes of the mountain. It is situated in the Berg River Valley and was founded by the French Huguenots in 1652. The town is home to famous wine-producing estates.

We generally arrive back in Cape Town between 18:00 and 19:00 (late afternoon /early evening) on the last day, although this cannot be guaranteed. Please do not schedule any flights/departures out of Cape Town on this same evening...


Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver-guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

How To Book And How To Pay:

To reserve this tour, a payment of 30% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 70% can be made before the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

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