DAYS 1 - 4 CAPE TOWN
CAMPS BAY, South Beach Luxury Apartments
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and privately transferred to your apartment. Deluxe Suites are situated on first and second floor, larger than most hotel rooms and are sea facing including a balcony and fully equipped kitchen. Your kitchen is fully stocked daily with food items that allow you to enjoy breakfast at your leisure.
Your first full day is spent with a small group and guide exploring the Cape Peninsula; magnificent roads, small seaside towns, lighthouses, Cape Point Nature Reserve, the penguins at Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - if you have time, it is a full day and an amazing one.
The following day is spent exploring the city for the morning; it's history people and places ending with a trip up Table Mountain on the famous cableway. Drinks and or lunch can be enjoyed at the top - along with epic views.
The final full day can be spent relaxing at the beach or exploring more of the city and restaurants or the harbour waterfront.
Included: Breakfasts, Full day Cape Peninsula Tour, Half day city tour with option of Table Mountain
DAYS 5 – 7
WHALE COAST, Mosaic Lagoon Lodge
From the city we take you on our ‘mini Garden Route’ trip, starting with an incredibly scenic transfer around False Bay and Gordons Bay, through the seaside town of Hermanus to Stanford Lagoon.
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge is your base to explore the Stanford Lagoon with numerous activities on offer from the lodge; kayaking, quad bikes, beach trips and also walks to discover the famous Fynbos of the Cape’s Floral Kingdom. The Cape Floristic Region, the smallest of the six recognised floral kingdoms of the world, is an area of extraordinarily high diversity and endemism, and is home to over 9,000 vascular plant species, of which 69 percent are endemic.
From June to October, this region is also a whale and shark viewing hotspot and offshore boat trips are easily arranged from the lodge.
Included: transfers, all meals, on site activities
DAYS 8, 9
FRANSCHHOEK WINELANDS, La Fontaine Guest House
You will be collected and taken on another fabulously scenic route, leaving the ocean now, over the mountains, passing Theewaterskloof Dam on the Franschhoek Pass and down into the Franschhoek Valley.
Your accommodation in Franschhoek is wonderfully stylish and the perfect base to explore the heart of South Africa’s wine and culinary region. Spend the afternoon strolling the streets of Franschhoek popping in at art galleries, coffee shops and boutique craft stores. There is also the Huguenot Museum if you have an interest in local history. There are a selection of highly-rated restaurants in the area that we can book for you.
The following day starts at 10.30 with a journey by tram to a local wine estate where a knowledgeable wine expert weaves the facts, figures and scientific aspects of winemaking into interesting stories about Franschhoek’s history of wine and culture. During this interactive experience with a knowledgeable wine expert, you will have an opportunity to sample, the subtle tastes of terroir, and learn about the local grape varieties, cultivars and the aspects of viticulture unique to Southern Africa.
A tour of the estate vineyard and wine cellar concludes with a premium wine tasting at the first estate. Then onto an aroma and wine experience at a second wine estate. This experience will be followed by a specifically curated three-course lunch at the estate restaurant. After lunch, you will stop at your last wine estate for the day to enjoy a premium wine pairing
Included: Transfers, accommodation and breakfast, guided wine tour on the wine tram
DAY 10 – 13
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, TIMBAVATI PRIVATE RESERVE, Bateleur Safari Camp
You will be collected and privately transferred to the airport in time for your regional flight to the Kruger National Park, and on to your lodge in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
This prime wilderness area boasts the Big Five, a large diversity of antelope species, the entire range of smaller predators, over 500 bird species, and a tremendous diversity of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
Expect warm hospitality, extraordinary scenery and unforgettable viewing opportunities - Motswari means “to conserve and protect” in Tswana, which is exactly what the team is committed to doing. Motswari has a rich family history and the lodge has deep roots in the conservation of the area.
Traditional decor reflects South Africa’s vibrant atmosphere while neutral tones set an ambience of classic elegance. Bungalows range from 35 to 45 m² and offer privacy and close proximity to the bushveld.
Indulge in a fresh, buffet-style continental breakfasts and a generous selection of cooked meals on the verandah, while taking in the crisp bush air and natural scenery. Animals can often be spotted drinking from the nearby river or walking through the bush. Enjoy dinner in the open-air boma, framed by trees and lit by lanterns and an open fire pit. Hearty drumming signals the start of dinners and creates a memorable atmosphere.
Guided activities take place every morning at sunrise and every afternoon-evening from mid-afternoon, all under the watchful guidance of qualified and armed rangers. Game drives are conducted morning and afternoon in the comfort of the camp's open safari vehicles. The afternoon drive makes a stop for sundowners, allowing guests to enjoy refreshments while watching a magical sunset. Guided bush walks are optional.
Included: Regional flight, transfers, all meals and safari activities
You will be collected and transferred to the regional airport to fly to Johannesburg [or Cape Town] in time to connect with international departing flights.
Filled with memories, you will start planning your return!
Included: Transfers, regional flight