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Wildlife & Nature holiday

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Africa in general is blessed with ample opportuntiy to indulge in fantastic wildlife and nature trips that will be remembered for a lifetime. This particular 7 day trip should be incorporated into a South African adventure as it lends itself to a combination of sightseeing and discovery. We are able to offer any number of day combinations into a straight forward trip and you should send us an email so that we can tailor a trip specific to your requirements - something we expert in doing!

Our journey starts in Cape Town. Hiring a car, you travel eastwards along the coastline for approx. 2 hours passing the town of Hermanus to the Grootbos Nature Reserve.

Day One to Four
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is set in 1,750 hectares of indigenous bush, with sweeping views of Walker Bay. During whale season (July to November), the cliffs of Walker Bay offer the 'Best land-based whale watching in the world.' Huge Southern Right Whales come here to calve and mate and loll around in the breakers just a few metres off shore. Boat trips also reveal huge sea bird colonies and Cape fur seals.

The large private cottages and secluded balconies in the Grootbos Nature Reserve allow you to watch the sun setting over the ocean. The cottages are set amongst ancient milkwood trees and you awaken to the calls of forest birds.

Grootbos has won several awards for its ecologically sound tourism and encourages conservation of its precious fauna and beautiful Fynbos - the world's sixth floral kingdom.

"The best example of conservation of biodiversity I have ever seen – Grootbos says it with flowers" - David Bellamy (British Conservationist)

Set amongst ancient Milkwood trees, our eco-friendly accommodation near Cape Town consists of large, private accommodation suites. This accommodation gives guests a chance to unwind, surrounded by the splendours of nature. Be pampered by Grootbos’ luxury accommodation and the warm hospitality at our Whale Coast safari lodge.

From each luxury suite you can admire the sunsets over the ocean or start the day in tune with the forest birds. Occasionally your attention will be captured by the hawks and raptors that hunt for prey in the fields below your private terrace.
Four nights in suites on full board basis

Day Five to Seven:
A drive back to Cape Town airport and a short one hour flight to Port Elzabeth where you will be met by our representative and transferred to the 5* Oceana Wildlife & Beach Reserve.

Accommodations include a select group of unique guest suites in the Ocean Lodge and Private Ocean House as well as spectacular individual private chalets. The Africa-shaped knife-edge pool has a marked point where you can rest your chin that is the absolute center of Oceana. Every detail about your stay is important. Oceana is unique as the only combined ocean and wildlife reserve in South Africa.

Abundant varieties of exotic wildlife call Oceana Home. Expert guides will introduce you to these rare and magnificent animals roaming free in their natural environment. These photo safaris allow you to experience them first hand and take the home to share the adventure over and over: You are offered everything from self-guided walking tours to bigger adventures riding in safari vehicles with personal guides.
Three nights at Oceana Reserve on fully incusive basis

Day Eight:
Today you will be transferred back to Port Elizabeth airport for your flight back to Cape town or on to Johannesburg. Continuing your holiday from here is another option.

Tour Includes

Included in this example is:

• 4 nights at Grootbos Nature Reserve
• 3 nights at Oceana Wildlife & Nature Reserve
• Return flights to Port Elizabeth from either Cape Town or Johannesburg
• Car Hire for 5 days
• Return transfers between Port Elizabeth airport and Oceana

Prices (Cost excluding air fares)

Prices from (Low season, per person sharing): ZAR 27,820 (approx. £1,590 €1,766 $2,023)

Prices from (High season, per person sharing): ZAR 39,000 (approx. £2,229 €2,476 $2,836)

Approx. flight costs excluding airline special offers (from US airport).
Low season (May, June, July) - FROM USD 1000
Mid season ( August, September) - FROM USD 1300
High season (October to April) - FROM USD 1800

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