Key Highlights | South Africa
There is much to see in South Africa. It is impossible to cover it all. The most frequented tourist highlight in connection with a safari is a visit to Cape Town including the Wine Country the Cape of Good Hope, and the Garden Route.
Cape Town | 3-4 days is advisable
The setting for Cape Town is one of the most dramatic on earth. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Table Mountain, Devil's Peak, and Lion's Head Mountains surround it on three sides, on the fourth side is the Atlantic Ocean. Table Mountain is 3562 ft high, can be seen for 120 miles out to sea, making it an excellent landmark for sailors. At times, Cape Town seems European and then other times African, it is a blend of both. Cape Town has everything a Western city has; five-star hotels, fine restaurants and shopping malls. It also has beautiful gardens, parks, and cultural activities. It also has things that many Western cities do not have, incredible beaches, superb mountains and outstanding historical vineyards.
Garden Route | 2-4 nights is advisable
One of the most spectacular drives in South Africa is the famous Garden Route from Mossel Bay to the Tsitsikamma Forest. The most popular portion of the scenic highway is from George to Plettenberg Bay 56 miles and then from Plettenberg Bay to Port Elizabeth 132 miles. To drive from George to Port Elizabeth would take about four hours. You can reach the Garden route by air from Cape Town or Johannesburg and fly to either George or Port Elizabeth. The flight will be about an hour.