Cape Town | Garden Route
Starting at the southern tip of Africa in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, this fantastic 7 day trip will take you on a magical journey to see the Marine Big 5 at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve an award winning 5 star luxury lodge on the Whale Route.
Day 1-4 - MannaBay
You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to MannaBay, an exclusive retreat in the heart of Cape Town. Stay three nights at at Explorer Luxury Room. At the foot of Table Mountain, MannaBay is surrounded by shops, bars and cafes, the perfect base from which to explore the Cape Peninsula.
Enjoy the myriad attractions of the Mother City, from a guided tour around the peninsula to a day of wine tasting, or soak up the sun on beautiful beaches. Wine and dine in the Cape’s esteemed restaurants and stand on top of the world on Table Mountain, before taking sundowners in Camps Bay.
Day 4-7 - Grootbos
Grootbos is just a 2-hour drive from Cape Town, a scenic route that meanders past the sea and over mountain passes. Spend three nights at Grootbos Forest Lodge on the cliffs above Walker Bay, frequented by Southern Right Whales on a regular basis, while Great White Sharks plough the nearby waters of Gansbaai. This tour includes a whale watching cruise. Kick back on your private deck and take in the views of the Indian Ocean, with whales in full view in season (July-November), go hiking and birding in Milkwood forests, horse riding along the beach and come face to face with Great Whites from the safety of a cage!
On your last day you’ll be transferred from Grootbos to Cape Town International Airport.