If you love the idea of combining the Cape Town Cycle Tour with your South African Holiday, The Classic is the perfect package for you. It includes a fun weekend in Cape Town for the cycle tour, a self-drive adventure along the Garden Route, and finally, a Safari in the Eastern Cape. As one of our most popular packages, The Classic really does offer the best of both worlds, so why not explore South Africa in style on this comprehensive trip!
DURING YOUR CLASSIC EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL VISIT:
UNFORGETTABLE ADVENTURES INCLUDE:
DAY 1: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN
Upon arrival in Cape Town, please collect your luggage, clear immigration and proceed to the arrivals hall where you will find signs to the car rental company. Here you will collect your rental car before driving to the hotel in Sea Point on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. Overnight: Cape Town
DAY 2: CAPE TOWN
Today you have a free-day in Cape Town to explore Africa’s most beautiful city. Overnight: Cape Town with Breakfast
DAY 3: CAPE TOWN
Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration & Expo. After breakfast today, we will head to the Cape Town Cycle Tour Registration and Expo to collect our race packs. A complimentary one-way transfer from the hotel to registration is provided at 09:00am. 17:30: Please join us for Drinks & Snacks at our Race Day Briefing. An informal event where you can meet other Equatours guests, enjoy some complimentary refreshments, and ask any last-minute questions about race day.
Overnight: Cape Town with Breakfast and Drinks & Snacks at the briefing
DAY 4: CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR 2019
Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019: Cycling Distance 109km. Today is the day you have been waiting for! After an early breakfast (time TBC), we depart the hotel and cycle the 7-minute ride to the start line, where we will join our seeded groups. Once you have crossed the finish line and collected your medal, please enjoy the hospitality area before making your own way back to the hotel (approximately 5-minutes ride). At 18:00h we will meet for pre-dinner drinks in the hotel bar before transferring to our after-party location. Overnight: Cape Town with Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 5: HERMANUS
After a final breakfast in the Mother City, you will continue your African Adventure along the infamous Garden Route. Your first port of call is Hermanus, which is fondly referred to as the Whale Watching Capital. Your journey from Cape Town to Hermanus will take approximately 2 hours. After checking in to your hotel, you could take a boat trip or head into the Winelands of Stanford. Overnight: Whale Rock Luxury Lodge (or similar) with Breakfast
DAY 6: OUDTSHOORN
Enjoy breakfast today before continuing your journey along Route 62 to Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s Wild West. Here, you can visit the Cango Caves, a working Ostrich Farm, and taste the local delicacy – Ostrich Steak at one of the many fantastic restaurants in town. Overnight: Hlangana Lodge Oudtshoorn (or similar) with Breakfast
DAY 7: PLETTENBERG BAY
Next stop on your Garden Route adventure is the beautiful Plettenberg Bay – South Africa’s seaside resort. With stunning beaches, fabulous seafood restaurants, and great animal adventures such as Birds of Eden, Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, and the Elephant Sanctuary, there is much to keep you entertained. Overnight: Hunters Country House (or similar) with Breakfast
DAY 8: PLETTENBERG BAY
Today you have a full day to enjoy the many activities on offer in Plettenberg Bay and neighbouring Knysna. We recommend taking a boat trip to the Knysna Heads and visiting Robberg National Park or the famous Tsitsikamma National Park. Overnight: Hunters Country House (or similar) with Breakfast
DAY 9: SAFARI
We recommend you leave early today as you make your way towards the Eastern Cape and your 2-night Safari Adventure. The drive from Plettenberg Bay to your lodge in the Eastern Cape will take approximately 3 hours, and you should aim to arrive at around midday so that you have time to enjoy afternoon tea before heading out on your first game drive. Overnight: Pumba Private Game Reserve (or similar) with Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Select Local Beverages & Two Game Drives per day.
DAY 10: SAFARI
Today you have a full day to enjoy the safari activities on offer at your Game Reserve. Overnight: Pumba Private Game Reserve (or similar) with Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Select Local Beverages & Two Game Drives per day.
DAY 11: DEPARTURE
After an early breakfast, drive to Port Elizabeth, drop your rental vehicle, and catch your return flight home. End of Services
TOTAL PRICE: from £1755.00 GBP per person based on 2 adults sharing
Want to add nights in the Western Cape Winelands? Add extra nights on Safari? Shorten this trip? Contact us for your tailor-made quote.