South Africa: a natural wonderland

    Discover the wildlife and natural marvels of South Africa

    • Duration

      9 Days

    • Total Destinations

      5

    • Attractions

      6

    • Pkg Id

      0000251

    Imagine standing on the beach where the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Imagine watching whales and dolphins swimming playfully in the waters below. Imagine hiking through the pristine mountains of the Western Cape. Go experience your imagination at the natural wonderlands of South Africa. Experience the best of South Africa with Dook.

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    DAY 1
    Cape Town

    • Arrive at international Airport and transfer to the famous city of South Africa, Cape Town.
    • Upon arriving, transfer towards Tafelberg Rd, Gardens for an ascent by aerial cableway up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (Weather Permitting) cable car, holding up to 65 People with rotating floors for 360 degree views.
    • Reach Table Mountain, famous for its flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa it is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.
    • Next, You will take a Journey beyond the city for a day to explore the famous Cape Wine lands where picturesque vineyards are set against imposing granite peaks and eye-catching Cape Dutch homesteads nestle under avenues of oaks.
    • Stellenbosch is the center of the local wine making industry and is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards.
    • You’ll have the chance to visit some privately owned wineries, which date back hundreds of years, and enjoy a variety of tastings.
    • Overnight stay at the hotel.

    DAY 2
    Cape Town– Cape of Good Hope – Boulders Beach

    • Breakfast at the hotel. 
    • Pick from the hotel for full day tour.
    • The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast road past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, located at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. A common misconception is that the Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa. This misconception was based on the misbelief that the Cape was the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. 
    • Look out for whales and sea birds from the viewing point and you can photo stop here to create a forever memories.
    • Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It is located on the Cape Peninsula, in Simon's Town, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay. It is a popular tourist spot because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.

    DAY 3
    Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pick up from the hotel for your full day tour of Game Reserve 
    • Today spend full day at the Aquila Game Reserve, the closest one to Cape Town, It is just a 2 hours drive from Cape Town, on this safari tour. Get excited to see the “Big Five” game animals and endangered species such Aquila Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Cape buffalo and Rhino. Enjoy comfortable private transfers, direct from your door and then join a shared or private game drive on arrival.
    • Back to the hotel and overnight stay.       

    DAY 4
    Cape Town - Hermanus (Approx 2 Hours Drive)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Check out from the hotel for your travel to Hermanus. 
    • Arrive Hermanus which is a seaside town, southeast of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. It's known as a whale-watching destination. Beaches include Voëlklip Beach and the broad Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay. The Old Harbour Museum is a site encompassing the old Harbour, a fishermen’s village and the Whale House Museum. The latter has informative displays and a suspended skeleton of a whale.
    • Post Arriving visit one of the most popular locations in Hermanus for whale watching is Siever's Point, which is closest to where the whales frolic. The Kwaaiwater lookout point is accessible by vehicle. The Voëlklip and Grotto beaches are perfect for whale spotting and watching, especially on the rocks above the sea
    • Evening can be spent being on the beaches or exploring the Wine with dozens of area vineyards, Hermanus is a great base for a guided wine tasting tour.
    • Check in to the hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 5
    Hermanus – Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn (Approx 5 Hours Drive)

    • Breakfast at Hotel
    • Check out from the hotel for your travel to Oudtshoorn via Mossel Bay
    • Mossel Bay which is a Harbour town on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province It’s known for the wide Santos Beach and the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, which offers bay views. The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex includes the Maritime Museum, the Shell Museum and botanical gardens. The Post Office Tree, a milkwood tree in the complex, has been used as a mail collection point since the 1500s.
    • Reach Oudtshoorn which is South African town known for its Ostrich farms, the limestone cango caves & Cango Wildlife Ranch.
    • Upon arriving visit The Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages - fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours and is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometers north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
    • Next proceed to George City of South Africa
    • Check-in to the hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 6
    George – Swartberg Pass (Approx 1 Hour Drive)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pickup from the hotel today for a scenic long drive of Swartberg Pass, Scenic driving through UNESCO-listed Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve. Bedazzling red mountain range with sweeping views of the bare plateau, this 44 kilometers mountain pass crosses the UNESCO World Heritage Site Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve between Oudtshoorn Cango Caves and Prince Albert. The unpaved road winds across the foot of an impressive red mountain range offering sweeping views of the Karoo landscape.
    • Along the first stretch of this scenic road trip ostrich farms and endless rolling pastures make up the scenery, while the road climbs up to 1583 meters. With its spectacular views of the Nature Reserve crossing the bare plateau is a unique experience.
    • You will be surprised how the prevailing red colors of the towering cliffs will be combined with lush fields full of flowers and plants when ascending down on the other side of the mountain, to the picturesque town of Prince Albert.
    • Back to hotel in George and overnight stay.

    DAY 7
    George

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    •  Pickup from the hotel for visit Outeniqua Transport Museum which is one of Transnet Heritage Foundation museums. Situated in the former PX-goods shed in George, the museum opened on 24 September 1998. The museum collection consists of a total of 21 steam locomotives and a total of 22 coaches among other vehicles; also it has few vintage cars preserved for the exhibition to the visitors.
    • Next you will have a scenic drive to the Outeniqua Pass, is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It is a modern mountain pass for vehicles, offering beautiful view of George city, waterfalls and the sea.
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 8
    George - Map of Africa View Point

    • Breakfast at the hotel 
    • Today drive till the small village of Wilderness which is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna to reach and explore “MAP OF AFRICA VIEW POINT”. The bright and colorful paragliders, soaring against the open blues skies, make a beautiful picture. 
    • The Map of Africa is a spectacular scene of mountains and forests and also the Wilderness area is known for its vast number of rivers, lagoons and natural lakes, and here you get a clear view of the Kaaimans River Valley. It is amazing how the course of the Kaaimans River has the shape of the African continent and it’s a beautiful sight to capture in your eyes forever as memories. 
    • Next proceed to explore George city which is known as one of the historical city in South Africa.
    • How about, ending a day with plenty of greeneries, fresh air, and beautiful plants. The Garden Route Botanical Garden (GRBG) is located in George, Western Cape and borders the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. The Garden focuses on plants endemic to the Southern Cape region. It also houses the Southern Cape Herbarium, an Indigenous Nursery, the Getafix Garden Café, and the Garden Route Environmental Education Centre, which is engaging in the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, primarily through the Garden Route Botanical Garden and the Southern Cape Herbarium and by conducting activities that support this objective.
    • Back to the hotel and overnight stay.

    DAY 9
    Fly Back

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pickup from the hotel for airport drop. 
    • Return with wonderful memories.

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