Embark on an extraordinary journey through the diverse landscapes and rich cultures of South Africa with Universal Travels. Explore the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town, witness the majestic wildlife in Kruger National Park, and experience the vibrant energy of Johannesburg. Immerse yourself in the history of Robben Island and savor the renowned South African cuisine. Universal Travels ensures a seamless blend of adventure, cultural immersion, and relaxation, making your South African tour an unforgettable exploration of this enchanting corner of the world.
Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, meet your English-speaking driver and guide, and be transferred to your hotel. Check in and the rest of the day is yours at leisure Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town.
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meet your Driver & Guide for Full Day Cape Peninsular Tour.
Chapman’s Peak (Weather Permitting)
Locals call this famous scenic drive that winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on Cape Town’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline “Chappies”. The toll route stretches nine kilometres along the coast taking over 100 curves in a road carved out by prisoners of war in the mid-1910s over a seven-year period. On the one side are towering cliffs and on the other a steep drop to the ocean. A favourite with visitors and locals alike for scenic hikes, cycles and drives, as well as picnicking.
Cape Of Good Hope
The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to which warns ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”), stroll along the cliff paths or venture down the steep slopes to the stunning white-sand beaches below. The reserve is home to a variety of small wildlife and is a favoured picnicking, fishing (with a permit) and hiking destination with its rich plant biodiversity and inspiring landscapes.
Cape Point Funicular
The Flying Dutchman Funicular takes passengers uphill from the car park of the Cape Point Nature Reserve (a Natural World Heritage Site) to the old lighthouse sited at 249m overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the lighthouse are spectacular and the air, coming off the Antarctic, is among the purest in the world. The funicular is believed to be the only commercial one of its kind in Africa and is named after a local legend of a ghost ship. The short three-minute trip passes through 585m of dense fynbos and over rocks to the upper lighthouse. The two cars can carry 40 passengers at a time and trips run continuously.
Boulders Beach (Penguins)
The sheltered Simon’s Town beach of Boulders Beach is the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins (over 2 000 of them), as well as a favourite swimming and beach destination for locals and international travellers, particularly children. One can walk between the three pristine and sheltered beaches on boardwalks, which also link to the penguin-viewing area offering fantastic sightings of these unique and endearing animals in their natural habitat.
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Meet your driver & Guide and transferred to Oudtshoorn for Cango Caves and Safari Ostrich Farm Thereafter, proceed to Knysna for Check in. Lunch and Dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight in Knysna
Cango Caves Heritage Tour
Oudtshoorn’s famous Cango Caves can be explored on a guided tour (all guides are accredited) and is one of Africa’s most spectacular natural formations with vast caverns, beautiful, delicate and sometimes majestic stalagmites and stalactites and dripstone caverns. Some of these formations have quirky names that include ‘glass flower fantasy’ and ‘weird cango candle’. The Cango Caves have been formed over millions of years to create this enchanting subterranean world. Duck, crawl and manoeuvre your way through this limestone wonderland. It is one of the Garden Route’s most beautiful attraction.
The Safari Ostrich Farm was established in 1956 in the ostrich capital of the world, Oudsthoorn. Oudsthoorn finds itself along the celebrated Garden Route region, where natural beauty is simply awe-inspiring. At the farm, you can engage in tours that will show the inner workings of an ostrich farm. It has two onsite restaurants that serve delicious home-made fair and all meals are enjoyed in a serene garden setting. The Safari Ostrich Farm also offers a shop that sells a wide range of elegant and well-crafted ostrich leather products including handbags, ladies’ purses, belts and wallets.
Check out, meet your driver and guide and transferred to Port Elizabeth via Addo National Park for a Game Drive Thereafter, proceed to check in at your hotel in Port Elizabeth. Lunch at Own and Dinner at Local Restaurant. Overnight in Port Elizabeth.
Breakfast the hotel. Check out, meet your driver and guide and transferred back to Knysna via Plettenberg Arrive and check in at your hotel. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at Knysna.
MV John Benn Cruise only – 17-00 Hours /18-Hours
The John Benn is a beautiful double-decker floating restaurant that offers daily lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. This verdant part of South Africa is strikingly stunning and what better way to experience it then on serene lagoon waters? There are two full bars on board and an optional a la carte and tapas menu that includes the fresh and famous Knysna oysters. This full enclosed luxury ferry has been constructed from Yellowwood that was sourced from the Knysna Forest. The John Benn Ferry is about joviality, good food and wine and scenery that leaves you in awe.
Breakfast the hotel. Check Out, Meet your driver & Guide and Transfer back to Cape Town Via Mossel Bay & Hermanus Group can Visit Cango Wildlife Ranch first if they wish before they set to Cape Town (Entrance Fee for Congo Wildlife Ranch Excluded) Arrival and Check In-Rest of the Day at your own leisure. Vouchers for Lunch-Dinner at Local Restaurant.
The opulent Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront offers you luxury accommodation in the heart of Cape Town’s shopping mecca, the V&A Waterfront. Offering well-designed and immaculately appointed rooms with fabulous ocean views, the hotel also allows easy access to the city’s business district as well as other attractions including Table Mountain and the prestigious beaches of Camp’s Bay and Clifton. The rim flow pool set on the edge of the property affords a spectacular swimming experience and the proximity of shops, restaurants, destinations and activities ensure a high quality experience when staying here.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet your driver and guide and take the Cable Car up the Table Mountain Thereafter visit World of Birds – Entrance Fees included. Lunch and Dinner at a local restaurant.
Table Mountain (Weather Permitting)
Guests will take a trip to the top of the world, high above the clouds on the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is an icon in Cape Town and is most likely the most photographed landmark in the country. Table Mountain has been named as on the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions over visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929, more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration.
Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out and Transfer to Cape Town International Airport to take your flight Back.