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From Cape Town: 3-Day Luxury Gondwana Safari and Whale Coast

Product ID: 257977
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Experience a luxury safari retreat on the Gondwana Game Reserve. Visit an African Penguin colony. Search for the Big 5 on 4x4 game drives.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pick-up service

Pickups are possible from any address within Cape Town and Stellenbosch town centre
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 5 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Hike amongst fragrant fynbos along Hermanus Cliff for some of the world's best land-based whale watching
  • Follow dirt roads crossing valleys and hills in search of the Big 5 at Gondwana Game Reserve
  • Wind along the wild beauty of the Kogelberg Biosphere with dramatic coastal scenes spread before you
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei estate
Full description
Your 3-day adventure through South Africa begins with early-morning pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch town center to begin the roughly 4-hour drive to the Gondwana Game Reserve. Wind along the spectacular Clarence Drive and marvel at the dramatic twists where the expanse of False Bay meets the mountain slopes. Stop en route to visit the colony of endangered African penguins at Stony Point.

More coastal beauty awaits as you continue to Hermanus, known for its unparalleled land-based whale watching. Set off on a guided walk amongst the indigenous fynbos towards vantage points for the opportunity to see whales from June to November. The quaint streets of Hermanus are also the ideal lunch stop.

Afterwards, you’ll head towards your 5-star safari suite at Gondwana. Set at the foot of the towering Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains along the esteemed Garden Route, this 27,000-hectare private reserve offers prime Big 5 animal viewing in a stunning malaria-free setting. After dining under the starry sky, withdraw to your hideaway for the evening in a luxury, Khoi-San-inspired rondavel.

Your 2nd day on the game reserve is all about your wild surrounding. After breakfast, you’ll go on your first game drive of the day, your expert guide heading through all the spots where you’ll be most likely to see some Big 5 animals. Gaze at majestic lions, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalo, alongside hearts of zebra, 15 different species of antelope, and perhaps the elusive cheetah. With the rest of the day free, relax at the infinity pool, book a spa treatment, or wander the spectacular grounds. 

Come evening, you’ll head out on another 4x4 safari for the possibility to tick even more animals off the list. Then, head out under the night sky for a South-African-style braai barbecue. After another night in your luxury tent, you’ll head back to Cape Town the next day, but not before stopping for a wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar on the way.
  • Round trip transfers to and from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD
  • Qualified local driver/guide
  • Transport in luxury minivan
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the Gondwana Kwena Lodge
  • 2-hour 4x4 morning game drive safari
  • 2-hour 4x4 evening game drive safari
  • Betty's Bay Penguins Reserve entry fee
  • Hermanus Cliff paths walk
  • Gondwana morning safari drive
  • Gondwana afternoon safari drive
  • Jakkalsvlei wine tasting
  • Route 62 road trip
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch, drinks and meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order.
• According to availability at time of booking, you may be refunded or your tour may be moved to the closest available date if accommodations are sold out. Alternatively, you could stay at a nearby guesthouse at similar standard and/or rates.
• Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions and can only be booked and paid for on the tour.
• Minimum age is 12 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
• Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences, so it's unlikely to see them during the game drives.
• Double and twin rooms require a minimum and maximum of 2 customers per room. Two people are required to book together to guarantee a specific tour departure date.
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Product ID: 257977