Asia to Africa Guided or Self-Drive Tour

An easy self drive tour including SA Highlights with numerous activities such as wildlife safaris, entertainment and a casino. Explore the scenic area of the Garden Route, Ostrich Farm and Cango Caves, ending in Cape Town, the loveliest city in the world!

What's Included?

• All accommodation with breakfasts; dinner on day 6
• All ground transportation and guide
• One game drive at Sun City and one at Buffelsdrift Private Game reserve
• Entry to all activities as per the itinerary.

Duration

9 days

Destination Covered

Sun City, Garden Route and Cape Town

Best Suited

All
Day 1: Morning transfer to Sun City for check in. Sun City is Africa's most celebrated luxury resort with numerous activities such as wildlife safaris, entertainment and a casino. Free day at your leisure. Relax at the Valley of the Waves or enjoy some of the optional excursions such as Elephant Back Safaris, Quad Biking, water skiing or archery. In the early evening you have been booked onto an exciting night wildlife game safari. Look out for the Big Five. Free evening.

Sun City has a wide variety of restaurants including the Orchid which features a menu, offering a range of authentically prepared dishes, flavors and textures from many Asian countries. The Raj is a Halaal/Vegetarian/Vegan restaurant offering an experience of all flavours, spices and aromas of the finest traditional Indian Cuisine.

Day 2: After breakfast the day is free to enjoy the facilities at Sun City. Free evening.

Day 3: After breakfast your shuttle service will take you to Johannesburg international airport for a connecting flight to George, capital of the Garden Route. A short drive brings us to Knysna, South Africa's favorite town - a nature lovers paradise. The day is ended with a sunset cruise on the Lagoon. Dinner may be enjoyed at a Chinese, Thai or Indian Restaurant. Accommodation is in luxury Knysna Waterfront chalets, right on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon.

Day 4: Today you will explore Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Experience the dense Knysna forest, home of the last remaining wild Garden Route elephants. Enjoy a boat cruise up the spectacular Keurbooms River.

Day 5: After breakfast, we head parallel to the spectacular Outeniqua Mountains and stop in George. We continue over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass to Oudtshoorn, principal center of the Klein Karoo and undisputed "ostrich capital" of the world.

Our itinerary includes a visit to the fascinating Cango Ostrich Show Farm where, amidst enormous flocks of these strange birds, we are shown their development from the one kilogram egg to the 100 kilogram adult. You may enjoy lunch on the farm. Ostrich is on the menu. We then visit one of the great wonders of Africa - the subterranean wonderland of Cango Caves for a tour of this vast sequence of caverns, each filled with astonishing formations of glittering dripstones.

We overnight in Oudtshoorn at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Enjoy an Evening Game Drive. Dinner is included tonight. Enjoy Asian or European food prepared by one of South Africa's top chefs.

Day 6: After a visit to the Cango Cheetah Ranch we head for the Winelands of the Western Cape. There are many different wine routes each offering something special. A Winelands tour will include a visit to a wine estate where a wine tasting session is conducted. We reach Cape Town in the late afternoon and check into the City Lodge Hotel situated adjacent to the Grand West Casino.

Grand West offers far more than just a casino. There is an ice skating rink, and an entertainment area that contains fairground attractions and for the PC generation, banks of video games.

There are a variety of restaurants. Explore the exotic East at Beijing Orchid. Let the chef prepare one of his masterful creations, using only the freshest ingredients and spices.

Day 7: A visit to Cape Point will reward you with the opportunity to witness the meeting of the mighty Atlantic & Indian Oceans. Wonderful mountainous scenery is coupled with quaint seaside villages such as Kalk Bay and Kommetjie. The penguin colony at Seaforth always proves to be a lot of fun. Stops at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and optional boat rides to Seal Island from Hout Bay harbour are enjoyable options. Lunch may be enjoyed at the Two Oceans Restaurant. The day is ended with a ride up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain.

The evening is free for you to explore the grand west casino and entertainment centre. Bukhara Restaurant invites you to embrace the sights, sounds and flavours of India at Cape Town's finest Indian restaurant. Bukhara's authentic Indian fare is a savoury taste sensation that explores the spicy trails and tales of the Indian continent – ensuring an unforgettable eating experience.

Day 8: Free morning to go shopping at the Waterfront. Transfer To Cape Town International Airport for your return flight.
Non refundable 20% deposit payable on booking and balance 60 days prior to travel.
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