Trip reference number: 135459
Starting with the infectious energy of Cape Town, let spectacularly scenic roads bring you off the beaten track to the dolphin-dotted waters and pretty fishing villages of South Africa's west coast. Then, end with a luxury safari getaway to enjoy gourmet full board, spa treatments and hikes to hidden bush art. Indeed, this luxury road trip takes you to three of the coastline's best resorts. To start, enjoy three nights of fascinating culture and wonderful cuisine as you explore South Africa's most famous city from your base at the stunning Twelve Apostles. Next up, discover the unspoilt beaches and authentic village atmosphere of Paternoster, located just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Then finish your trip in style with a journey into the wilderness for a three-night stay at the luxurious Bushman's Kloof – a Relais & Châteaux hotel at the foot of the beautiful Cederberg Mountains.
Day 1: UK/Cape Town
Make the most of included airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Days 2-4: Cape Town
On arrival pick up your hire car and then drive to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa that has a superb location in the Table Mountain National Park for check in. Spend the next two days exploring the city at your own pace, taking in beachside suburbs like Camps Bay, dining at the V&A Waterfront, or soaking up the rich history of Robben Island and the city’s townships. While at the retreat, enjoy some of the great walking trails in the Twelve Apostles mountain range directly behind the hotel, as well as the sea that’s just next to the hotel, giving the best of both worlds. Other activities to enjoy whilst staying at the hotel are its two swimming pools, brand new spa and wellness centre and its fitness room.
Days 5-6: Paternoster
Drive west along the coast to the fishing village of Paternoster, a peaceful oceanfront idyll just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Check into the Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel and spend two memorable days exploring the deserted beaches and keeping an eye out for passing whales and dolphins. Other activities to enjoy during your three-day stay at the Strandloper include bird watching, beach walks, hiking trails, biking, fishing, kayaking and discovering the penguin colony. There are also some fantastic experiences on offer including a traditional South African Braai, a Groot Paternoster, or a Gourmet Picnic in Cape Columbine Nature reserve.
Days 7-9: Cederberg Mountains
Continue your journey along South Africa’s breathtaking west coast to Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat. This Relais & Chateaux resort is located at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and offers a unique wilderness experience amid open plains and ancient sandstone formation. In between adventures you’ll have time to relax at this award-winning lodge, which features a fantastic restaurant and a stunning spa. There's also a fantastic array of excursions and highlights nearby. These include a Heritage Centre where you can admire the 130 examples of bush art made by bush tribes over 10,000 years ago as well as action and adventure options such as hiking and biking, nature drives and wildlife walks and tours of the wine routes in the Cederberg Mountains.
Days 10-11: Depart Cape Town
Return to Cape Town airport where you drop off your car and check in for your overnight flight back to the UK, arriving the next day.
A variety of lodge activities at Bushman's Kloof including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming and special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art)
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