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7 Days Big 5 & Cape Coastal Explorer

7 Days Big 5 & Cape Coastal Explorer

Holiday Destinations
  • Eastern Cape
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Knysna
Holiday Details
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Country: South Africa
  • Departures: Port Elizabeth


  • Boat Cruise
  • Horse Riding
  • Whale Watching
  • Game Drive


Tour Highlights

This self-drive holiday is perfect for the first time visitor to South Africa or for those restricted by time. Combine a few days on safari with a leisurely drive along the coast visiting pretty towns and magical forests with the chance to see plenty of wildlife and marine life.

Day 01: Eastern Cape

Arrive at Port Elizabeth airport where a representative will meet and assist you with collecting your hired car. Drive to one of the Eastern Cape's private game reserves for the next 2 nights (140 km - approximately 2 hours). This afternoon enjoy an open vehicle safari through the game park, before returning after sunset to a wonderful dinner served under the African stars.
Overnight : River Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve
Meals : Lunch and Dinner

Day 02 : Eastern Cape

Enjoy an early morning and afternoon 'big 5' safari as the animals are most active during these times. The second largest of South Africa's nine provinces, the diverse Eastern Cape landscape, ranges from the dry desolate Great Karoo to the steamy forests of the Wild Coast and the Keiskamma Valley.
Overnight : River Lodge - Kariega Game Reserve
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Tsitsikamma Forest

After your morning safari, continue to Tsitsikamma National Park, the gateway to the renowned Garden Route (300 km approximately 4 hours). This beautiful indigenous forest is home to centuries old trees, spectacular waterfalls and deep gorges.
Overnight: Tsitsikama Village Inn
Meals : Breakfast

Day 04 :Plettenberg Bay

Drive south to the seaside playground of Plettenberg Bay (100 km - approximately 1 hour). Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, unspoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.
Overnight : Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Day 05: Plettenberg Bay

You are spoilt for options today. There is an array of marine activities on offer, from whale-watching cruises and sea kayaking, to horse riding and hiking, to visiting attractions like Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden.
Overnight : Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Meals : Breakfast

Day 06: Knysna

A short drive away is Knysna (40 km - approximately 30 minutes). Knysna offers its visitors many activities and attractions. The most well-known natural attraction is the 'Heads', two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea. Take a ferry boat cruise across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for a stroll through the forests and a view of the 'Heads'.
Overnight : Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Meals : Breakfast

Day 07: Depart

Spend the day driving down the stunning coast to Cape Town before heading to the airport to return your car (500 km - approximately 6 hours) and proceed with your onward travel arrangement.
Meals : Breakfast.

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The Package IncludesThe Package Excludes
Meet and greet services in Cape TownInternational flights
Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary.Visa
All entrance fees as per itineraryAirport taxes
Transportation with an English speaking driver guidePersonal expenses like drinks, tips, laundry etc.
Game drives as indicated in the itinerary.Personal insurance and baggage insurance
1 liter mineral water per person per day during the safari

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