Day 0121st Dec 2018
- Arrival Cape Town International airport
Arrival Cape Town International airport
A warm welcome to Cape Town, South Africa! Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by our Representative and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, visit Table Mountain.
Note: One group airport transfer is arranged. Addtional can be arranged at extra cost
A visit to Cape Town would be incomplete without a trip up the famous Table Mountain which reaches a height of 1085m at its highest point and had a broad flat surface allowing it to appear as a 'table' from certain angles, inspiring its name. The glorious views over the Mother City starts the minute you step into the state of the art cableway (one of only three in the world). The floor of the 65 passenger cablecar rotates 360 degrees on the ascent/descent which takes 5-10 minutes to reach the summit/base travelling at a speed of up to 10m per second. Undeniably the best views over the Cape are to be taken in from this natural landmark mountain which allows all parts of Cape Town to be seen at once in all magnificence. The mountain itself serves as a nature reserve home to many indigenous plants and animals. On the top there is selection of viewpoints over the peninsula and the paths suitable for all ranges of the explorer from the handicapped to the avid hiker, maps are available on site. There is a curio shop and full cafe for refreshments and meals on the top. The weather can change without notice so be sure to have sunscreen and hats as well as warm clothing and of course remember to take your camera.
Overnight: 5* Pepper Club Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Included: airport transfer and Table Mountain Return Cableway Ticket
Day 0222nd Dec 18
- Cape Point & Peninsula Tour / Transfer Cape Town -Hermanus ( B)
The Peninsula Tour which will take you around the entire Cape peninsula and show you the wonders of Cape Town - from the pristine beaches, to the spectacular sight of Cape Point, where the oceans meet.
Clifton & Camps Bay
Situated along the Atlantic Seaboard, the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay have been awarded Blue Flag status, offering pristine white beaches and beautiful, clear waters that make these beaches highly popular with locals and visitors alike.
The small fishing village of Hout Bay is often jokingly referred to as the ‘Republic of Hout Bay’ by Cape Town locals, and has the sense of being an entirely separate town. A beautiful beach, delicious fresh seafood, bustling markets and plenty of restaurants make this suburb a must-visit on any Cape tour.
Cape Point and the spectacular nature reserve that lies in this area is one of the most famous landmarks in Cape Town, and for good reason. Situated on the very tip of the peninsula, with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the area spans across landscapes such as rugged cliffs, lush fynbos and vast open spaces – no Cape Town tour is complete without a visit to Cape Point
Simon's Town & Penguin Colony
Simon's Town is the seat of the SA Navy, and has a charming coastal town atmosphere and a vibrant history. Here you can find a thriving harbor, a toy museum, navy museum and plenty of other sights – nearby is also Boulders Beach, which is one of the only places in the world that you can swim alongside penguins.
Muizenberg is world-renowned surf spot, where people from all parts of society join in communion to enjoy the wonders of the ocean. Shark spotters keep a lookout for potential danger roaming in the bay.
Upon completion you will travel to Hermanus for the Marine part of your programme.
Arrive in Herman us in time for dinner.
Hermanus is a seaside town southeast of Cape Town, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. It's known as a whale-watching destination. Beaches include Voëlklip Beach and the broad Grotto Beach, overlooking Walker Bay
Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight: 5* Marine (Bed & Breakfast)( standard room)
Included: Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Point Entrance, Boulders Beach, Muizenberg Beach Transfer Cape Town -Hermanus
Day 0323rd Dec 18
- Boat Based Whale Watching/Marine Big 5 Trip (B)
Breakfast in the morning and proceed to Boat Based Whale Watching/Marine Big 5 Trip with Dyer Island Cruises (no age restriction and all ages can do this activity).
Once you arrive at The Great White House, you will receive a brief introductory talk about the route, safety, and what to look out for. You will be fitted with comfortable life-jackets and waterproof jackets. Safety is of the outmost importance.
Trip lengths are between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on sightings and weather conditions. All cruises depart from Kleinbaai harbour near Gansbaai. Found only in Gansbaai, Dyer Island is located 8 km from shore and is an access controlled Important Bird Area (IBA) for the conservation of its many resident bird species, including African penguins. Adjacent to Dyer Island is Geyser Rock, home to a 60,000 strong Cape fur seal colony. These seals are present all year round. We will take you into the channel of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock known as the world famous ‘Shark Alley’. We will then take you to the whale hot-spots in the bay. With over a decade of experience our guides not only know where to expect the best whale viewings, but the whales have also learned where to expect us!
Overnight: 5* Marine (Bed & Breakfast) ( standard room)
Included: Boat Based Whale Watching-Marine Big 5 Trip
Hermanus to the activity start point is a 40min drive
Day 0424th Dec 18
- Great White Shark Cage Diving (B)
After Breakfast proceed to an exciting Great White Shark Cage Diving.
Hermanus to the activity start point is a 40min drive.
Our marine biologists and expert crew members will not only show you where these mysterious and misunderstood apex predators hunt and hide, but they will also explain to you how and where they feed, breed and breach.
Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, is a combination of goosebump thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! They will show you how to distinguish between a male and female shark and how to identify a specific shark by its unique dorsal fin and scars. The 20 – 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure.
Named after a legendary 3,3 m male shark with a very distinctive dorsal fin, the Slashfin is a unique, multi-million rand aluminium boat custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers and the crew at a time.
On any given day, we also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species.
Overnight : 4* Harbour House (Bed & Breakfast)
Included: Great White Shark Cage Diving
Day 0525th Dec 18
- Transfer from Hermanus to Aquila Game reserve ( B, D)
Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000 hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard - as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve.
Aquila’s purpose is to protect and preserve Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife and is fully committed to social upliftment, job creation, skills development and various sustainable empowerment programmes. Creating the ideal, sustainable balance between nature conservation and the empowerment of the local community of Touws River is at the core of how Aquila operates.
Hermanus to Aquila is a 2 hour and 20 min drive.
Overnight: 4* Aquila standard lodge room
Included: transfer to Aquila & afternoon Game Drive
Day 0626th Dec 18
- Games Drives – Aquila Game reserve ( B , L, D)
Spend a full day at the lodge. Instead of a game drive, you can opt to do a horseback safari. There is a spa on the property and quadbiking to enjoy at an additional cost.
Overnight: 4* Aquila Game Lodge standard lodge room
Included: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Game Drive (optional horseback riding)
Day 0727th Dec 18
- Morning Game drive and Transfer to Cape Town ( B)
After your morning game drive, transfer back to Cape Town for a leisurely evening of eating and shopping at the V&A Waterfront.
Aquila to Cape Town is a 2 hour and 10 min drive.
Overnight: 5*Pepper Club Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Included: morning game drive/ transfer to Cape town
Day 0828th Dec 18
- Departure Cape Town International airport ( B)
You are transferred to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is 25 min drive from the hotel.
Included: group transfer to the airport
Note: One group airport transfer is arranged. Additional can be arranged at extra cost