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The Fairest Cape – Luxury Guided Tour

The Eastern Cape also known as The Frontier Country is an undiscovered gem in South Africa's crown

The Fairest Cape – Luxury Guided Tour

From $6380 per person

The Fairest Cape Safari is the quintessential malaria-free experience. With stunning surrounds and smaller game reserves, you will enjoy a more intimate safari experience before traveling through the Garden Route to the bustling Mother City for some action packed activities

  WHY WE LIKE THIS TOUR:     It encompasses Southern Africa’s best malaria free destinations; incredible game-viewing, safari and adventure activities
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  • Departure/Return Location
    OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa / Cape Town International Airport
  • Included
    10 Breakfasts
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Transport

Tour Plan

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DAY 1 & 2: EASTERN CAPE
ABOUT THE AREA : The malaria-free Eastern Cape is home to a number of private reserves and national parks. The area contains tracts of savannah grassland, semi-desert Karoo, coastal forests, dune belts and thickly vegetated valleys. All the general plains game as well as the legendary Big 5 and other quintessential African game occur in healthy numbers on the various reserves.


ARRIVAL


You will be met on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport by an Aspect Africa representative where you will be given your tour briefing and a welcome pack with some useful goodies before your flight to Port Elizabeth.



TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS


You will be transferred by private transfer to your private game lodge.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


INZOLO GAME LODGE  { READ MORE }
Inzolo Game Lodge is nestled in a scenic secluded valley in the heart of a Big 5 game reserve in Eastern Cape, South Africa. The lodge is located where five of nature’s biomes converge resulting in spectacular and authentic bush experiences and marking it a place of unforgettable encounters. Inspired by the need to provide guests with an exclusive, intimate and luxurious African bush experience, the tranquil Inzolo Lodge was born. The chalets are a serene sanctuary surrounded by expansive plains where wildlife and birdlife freely roam. Each of the chalets is designed with luxury and comfort in mind and stylishly decorated with pieces that complement the natural surrounds. All chalets are equipped with bathrooms that feature a unique enclosed shower with a secluded view and bedrooms that afford spectacular panoramic views of the valley below. A coffee station, mini bar, safe and Wi-Fi connectivity are some of the extras that make for a comfortable stay for the guests. The main area with its sparkling plunge pool and large viewing deck offers a great opportunity for guests to relax and soak in the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Inzolo Lodge’s location in a Big 5 reserve means guests can enjoy up-close and personal game drive encounters with elephants, lions, rhinos, buffaloes and other wildlife.


 

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- Kwandwe Game Reserve  { Read more }
- Eagle\'s Crag { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES: 

    • Morning and Afternoon safari activities






HIGHLIGHTS:

You will enjoy some of the best game viewing in the region and with a close proximity to the Indian Ocean visitors have access to a diverse range of things to do and places to see. The major plus factor being that the entire area is free of the malaria unlike many other places in Africa.

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DAYS 3 & 4: THE GARDEN ROUTE
ABOUT THE AREA :

The Garden Route is like no other, a beach and forest paradise for those with a love for beautiful scenery and sophisticated living. The area features a pleasantly mild climate, which allows for a mixture of fynbos, wetlands and forest habitats to thrive. The Garden Route is South Africa’s ‘Riviera’ and the small towns and villages along the coast attract many holiday makers at certain times of the year.


TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS


You will be met at your lodge by your guide and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in the heart of the Garden Route.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


THE TURBINE HOTEL  { READ MORE }


A boutique 5 star hotel on Thesen Islands which offers guests luxurious Knysna accommodation options, exceptional cuisine, stunning views, and a range of world-class facilities. he Turbine Hotel & Spa was an ambitious project which transformed an old power station into a unique 5 star boutique Knysna hotel. All the old machinery which was used in this power station has been lovingly restored and forms an integral part of the hotel’s aesthetics. Soak up its fascinating history as you walk past massive turbines on the balcony and marvel at the intriguing steel pillars and pipes that now form part of its funky décor.A standout when it comes to Knysna accommodation, the hotel offers guests a choice of 17 standard rooms, 6 luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite, and 2 self-contained suites adjacent to the hotel. Each of the rooms provide luxurious amenities such as a flat screen TV, WiFi, a fully-stocked mini bar, and a tea and coffee station.


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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- Kurland Hotel and Spa  { Read more }
- The Plettenberg  { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES: 

    • Monkeyland and Birds of Eden

    • Featherbed Nature Reserve - Eco Experience including lunch



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Cango Caves

    • Ostrich Farm






HIGHLIGHTS:

After a morning of soaking up the sun on a blue flag beach, you can hike in the Knysna Forest amongst enormous Outeniqua Yellowwoods. Some of South Africa’s premier golf courses and signature restaurants are found in this region and can be included in the trip. For the adventurous the world’s highest bungee jump is located along the Garden Route, at the Bloukrans Bridge.

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DAYS 5 & 6: HERMANUS
ABOUT THE AREA: Hermanus lies in the heart of Walker Bay on the south coast of the Western Cape and is world-famous for whale watching during the winter and spring months from April – November and as a base for Great White shark cage diving. This is an exceptional area for floral diversity - the fynbos biome forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom.



TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS


You will be transferred by private transfer to your hotel in Hermanus.



WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:

SCHULPHOEK HOUSE  { READ MORE }

Schulphoek House is a 5-star Mediterranean guesthouse located 5km from the centre of Hermanus and within the vicinity of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. A complimentary shuttle is available to guests in and around Hermanus. This seafront guest house has a tranquil setting overlooking the peaceful Schulphoek Bay which is a protected sanctuary with magnificent sea views and a Southern Right Whale viewing spot. The accommodation consists of 9 rooms with uninterrupted sea views and 6 rooms that lead onto the lush garden and pool area. All rooms are elegantly decorated and fitted with air-conditioning and luxurious amenities for the guest’s comfort. Schulphoek House is popularly known for its eco-conscious ethos with solar power usage, water heating and cooling Hydronic System air conditioning and rain water harvesting being an integral part of their design and day to day operations. The guesthouse’s shoreline is home to various species of birds, small mammals and marine life that can be viewed and thoroughly enjoyed on the coastal footpaths.

 

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- Birkenhead House  { Read more }
- Grootbos  { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

    • Boat and Land-based whale watching (in season only).



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Shark Cage Diving

    • Scenic flight

    • Coastal cave excursions






HIGHLIGHTS:

Full of quaint boutiques, markets and galleries, the town is a stone’s throw away from the Hemel-en-Aarde wine route. Whale watching is what the town is known for, but there is plenty of activities to keep one active including great white shark cage diving in the nearby village of Gansbaai.

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DAYS 7 & 8: THE WINELANDS
ABOUT THE AREA:  Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh form the core of the Cape Winelands, a breathtakingly beautiful region away from the bustle of Cape Town with colonial settlements dating back to the latter half of the 17th century when the Dutch first founded Stellenbosch and, the French Huguenots settled in Franschhoek. The extent and diversity of geographical features are marvellous, with more mountain peaks, ranges, valleys, cliffs, rivers, pools, waterfalls, springs, forests, caves, and other natural features than you could explore in a life-time.


TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS



You will be transferred by private transfer to your hotel in the Winelands.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


DELAIRE GRAFF { READ MORE }


Delaire Graff Estate is often tamed “the jewel of the Cape Winelands” and this is deservedly so as it offers one of South Africa’s best art, hospitality and wine experiences. This luxury Winelands estate sits between scenic mountains and overlooks the Stellenbosch vineyards providing spectacular picturesque views. Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa sit on the highest crest of Helshoogte Mountain Pass and offer luxurious accommodation in elegantly decorated suites and rooms with modern furniture, private pool terraces, a Butler’s kitchen and a lounge area. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, the rooms bring in the magnificent landscape into the living space allowing for guest to be in unison with nature. A fitness centre and spa facilities which feature a private heated infinity pool and hot tub creating a tranquil haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. A stay in one of the Lodges is an unforgettable experience with outstanding restaurants, a state-of-the-art winery and a variety of activities to take part in including hiking, horse riding and fishing.

      


 

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- La Residence  { Read more }
- The Last Word Franschhoek  { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

    • Wine Tasting at three selected boutique vineyards



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Tortoise Tour of 3 Stellenbosch vineyards

    • Val Du Charon Theatre of Wines - Wellington

    • The Franschhoek hop-on hop-off Wine Tram






HIGHLIGHTS:

Explore Spice Route Destination and their 13 artisans in Paarl, Visit the Franschhoek Motor Museum at L’Ormarins Vineyard. Scootours Stellenbosch. Many vineyards offer guided tours and tastings, from smaller boutique wineries to sprawling estates. The food scene also thrives here, and many wine estates have their own restaurants where you can enjoy food-and-wine pairings. Alternatively, take a guided food tour of Stellenbosch, sampling everything from biltong to koeksisters.

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DAY 9, 10 & 11: CAPE TOWN
ABOUT THE AREA:  Sprinkled around the base of the magnificent Table Mountain, the most beautiful city in the world awaits as you fly in to Africa’s Mother City. Cape Town is synonymous with exciting activities, fine dining, exquisite scenery and fascinating places. From the pearly white sand beaches to the bustling night scene, Cape Town will take your breath away. .


TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS



You will be picked up and transferred by private transfer to Cape Town in the mid afternoon.


WHERE YOU WILL BE STAYING:


RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION:


12 APOSTLES  { READ MORE }


The Twelve Apostle Hotel is named after the rugged spectacular Twelve Apostle mountains that majestically stand behind it. The Hotel grandly sits above the Atlantic Ocean at the edge of the world where the sea meets the sky creating an atmosphere of harmony and tranquillity. The hotel offers 55 deluxe rooms and 15 luxurious suites all elegantly decorated with a combination of contemporary African style and classic European comfort. The rooms are well appointed and feature air-conditioning, 24-hour room service, entertainment centres with DVD and access to movie library and offer stunning views of either the mountains or the sea.  The onsite Azure Restaurant serves world-class indigenous and international cuisine and the bar and holistic spa are areas where guests can relax and enjoy breath-taking views of the African sunset on the ocean’s horizons. There is a selection of exciting activities to embark on like walking the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park, shark and scuba diving or visiting iconic attractions like Camps Bay with its beautiful golden beaches, Table Mountain Cableway, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Cape Point, Kirstenbosch and other exciting beautiful places.

      


 

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ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION:
- The Silo  { Read more }
- The Cape Grace Hotel  { Read more }



WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:



  • INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

    • Private Full Day Cape Town City tour including Robben Island and Table Mountain; Private Full Day Cape Peninsula tour including Cape Point, Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.



  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

    • Scuba diving in the Two Oceans Aquarium, a private Two Oceans scenic helicopter flight around iconic Table Mountain to see the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the Cape Peninsula and then continue until you get to the Indian Ocean on the other side






HIGHLIGHTS:

The views from Table Mountain are simply breathtaking. Cape Town is South Africa’s culinary capital so make sure you get out and dine at some extraordinary restaurants.. We highly recommend Nourish’d in Gardens for breakfast, the Chef’s Warehouse in Constantia for lunch and The Test Kitchen in Woodstock or The Short Market Club in Cape Town city centre for dinner.
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DAY 12: END OF ITINERARY

TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS



Transfer by private transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your home or, alternatively book an extension to Botswana and the Victoria Falls.

Tour Location

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Location, Location, Location

    
DURBAN: Cosmopolitan Durban is often passed over by her cooler Capetonian cousin but, there’s a lot more to Durbs than meets the eye… you will find palm trees fanning Victorian buildings, African squatters living precariously under flyovers and high-rise offices towering over temples and curry houses with the marketplaces and streets of the Indian area replete with the sights, sounds and scents of the sub-continent.
NATAL MIDLANDS: Lying in an area that acts as something of a respite for all who go there, the Natal Midlands is a beautiful region filled with stretches of farmland, charming little towns, a wonderful arts and crafts route and picturesque scenery bordering on the sublime.
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ACTIVITIES YOU'LL ENJOY AS PART OF THIS TOUR

The Fairest Cape Safari is the quintessential malaria-free experience. With stunning surrounds and smaller game reserves, you will enjoy a more intimate safari experience before traveling through the Garden Route to the bustling Mother City for some action packed activities. You will arrive in Cape Town International Airport. After being greeted in a true African style by a friendly representative, you will be giving your tour briefing and a welcome pack with some useful goodies for your African adventure.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES YOU CAN BOOK ON THIS TOUR:
Boat Based Whale Watching (in season)
Shark Cage Diving
Helicopter Flips
Abseiling Table Mountain

     

 

TOUR RATES

 

2021 Aspect Romance - The Fairest Cape

R81 650,00 - 01 January 2021 to 10 January 2021
R81 310,00 - 11 January 2021 to 31 January 2021
R82 750,00 - 01 February 2021 to 28 February 2021
R81 310,00 - 01 March 2021 to 31 March 2021
R80 810,00 - 01 April 2021 to 30 April 2021
R72 800,00 - 01 May 2021 to 31 July 2021
R73 500,00 - 01 August 2021 to 31 August 2021
R77 620,00 - 01 September 2021 to 30 September 2021
R81 310,00 - 01 October 2021 to 30 November 2021
R80 810,00 - 01 December 2021 to 17 December 2021
R84 000,00 - 18 December 2021 to 31 December 2021

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