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In addition to guided tours, we also provide shuttles and transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport and hotels.
In our Chrysler Grand Voyager we offer FREE WIFI – allowing you to share your holiday memories just as they happen!
Ask us for a package to include accommodation in and around Cape Town. In addition to hotels, South Africa has a large selection of guesthouses which are perfect if you want the personal touch. We only recommend guesthouses that are of a very high quality and which we have vetted ourselves.
The location of accommodation in Cape Town is important. Your choice depends on whether you want to be near the busy areas of the city centre, the Atlantic Seaboard and V&A Waterfront – this is where there is night-life, shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel or guesthouse. The suburbs, however, offer quieter and more secluded surroundings, with gardens and larger properties. These suburbs are between 20 and 45 minutes driving distance from the centre. There are areas that fall between the centre and the suburbs, about 10 minutes away. These are many options for transport – buses and very inexpensive taxi-rides.
We can also offer a range of self-catering apartments situated close to the centre.
The best types of safari are outside the Western Cape. You have a choice between Kruger National Park, Madikwe Reserve (a malaria free zone) in Limpopo, and the Eastern Cape. These are best visited during the South African winter, and it’s suggested you say there for at least 3 nights to ensure a good experience. If, however, you don’t have the time or budget for this sort of safari, there are other options to encounter wild animals.
Addo Elephant Park – one of South Africa’s favourite National Parks and the third largest – is situated just outside Port Elizabeth and is highly recommended for viewing herds of elephants and other animals in the most beautiful lush setting. Addo is home to 600 elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Aquila: Within 2 hours of Cape Town is a private game reserve which can be visited in a day, or 2 with an overnight stay. This reserve is small enough to ensure that you will see all the animals. This is an ideal excursion for children who have never seen these animals before and who may not be of the suitable age for Kruger and other safari reserves (some safaris are not suitable for very young children).
How to plan your trip to South Africa
The ‘triangular routing’ is an excellent way to see as much as possible without doubling back. Here are 2 ways to do this.
- Fly into Johannesburg and visit that region and safaris for a few nights, then fly to Port Elizabeth and experience the Garden Route and Klein Karoo by car (about 5 days), ending up in Cape Town for a few days and flying home from there.
- Fly directly into Cape Town, spend a few days there, then drive up the Garden Route and Klein Karoo to Port Elizabeth, fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for a few days of safari and the rest of that region (the Panorama Tour is highly recommended), and fly home again from Johannesburg.