This is a leisurely self-drive tour through South Africa's Cape, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands, Garden Route and safari in the Eastern Cape. The accommodation on this itinerary is in small hotels and lodges of character, which combine stylish luxury with excellent hospitality.
Depart from the United Kingdom on overnight flight to Cape Town.
Arrive in Cape Town in the early morning and collect your hire car. It’s an easy 20-minute drive to the five star Cape Grace, situated in the prestigious Cape Town Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The hotel's central location, style and understated personal attention make this an ideal place to acclimatise and begin your holiday.
We recommend a minimum of 3 nights to enjoy this city. In this time, you could tour the Cape Peninsula, visit the Waterfront, Table Mountain, the penguin colony, Robben Island and the townships. Tours can be done either as self-drive or as escorted tours,
Accommodation: Cape Grace
The beautiful landscape of the Winelands is just a short drive from Cape Town. Stay in Franschhoek village at the prestigious Le Quartier Francais for a 2 night stay with breakfast included.
Take lunch at one of the many wine estates, there are many opportunities to sample the fine wines of the area. We can arrange for you to have a full-day tour of local wine estates – no need to drive yourself.
Accommodation: Le Quartier Francais
A touring day, taking the scenic inland route to Oudtshoorn, a quaint Victorian town on the edge of the Karoo, which had its heyday in Edwardian times as the ostrich capital of Africa.
After a longish drive (4 - 5 hours), relax at the Rosenhof Country Lodge for a 1 night stay, a restored homestead dating from the 1850s serving traditional country meals with a cordon bleu touch.
Accommodation: Rosenhof Country Lodge
Today you descend through a mountain pass to the Garden Route, where you meet the sea at Wilderness. Stay 4 nights at Kurland, set in the green pastures of its own country estate. Four nights is needed here to unwind and enjoy nature – either on the beaches or under the majestic canopy of yellow-wood trees in the Tsitsikamma Forest.
Shamwari Game Reserve
Round off a memorable holiday with a 3 night stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve, at the Bayethe Luxury tented camp.
This award winning reserve stretches along the Bushman’s River. Your stay includes luxury tented accommodation and all meals and two scheduled game activities per day.
Accommodation: Shamwari Game Reserve
After a morning game viewing journey to Port Elizabeth where you return your car and check in for return flight to the United Kingdom via Johannesburg.
Pricing Information & Dates
15 day tour, from £3160 - £4435 per person
01 Nov 2016
03 Dec 2016
04 Dec 2016
28 Feb 2017
01 Mar 2017
30 Apr 2017
01 May 2017
31 Jul 2017
• International flights from the UK
• 4 door Toyota Corolla (or similar) for the duration including comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage
• 13 nights accommodation including breakfast
• Full board basis at Shamwari
• Car hire refundable deposit
• Car hire contract fee
• Car hire GPS Unit
• Car hire 2nd Additional Driver
• Car hire Valet Fee
• Car hire Traffic Fine Administration
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