This excellent two week fly-drive tour takes in some of South Africa's very best highlights - Cape Town, Hermanus, the Garden Route and a safari in the renowned game-rich Timbavati Wildlife Reserve, bordering Kruger Park. This trip takes you to award-winning properties that have an impressive and long standing history of conservation and community development.
Day 1 Depart from London on direct overnight flight to Cape Town
Day 2 Arrive in Cape Town early morning and collect your hire car. It’s an easy 30-minute drive to Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in the lively Camps Bay area for a 4 night stay, breakfast included. By midday you could be looking at Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain! During your time in cape Town you could tour the Cape Peninsula, explore the city, talke the cable car up Table Mountain, visit the penguin colony, book a boat trip to Robben Island and a guided tour of the townships. Tours can be done either as self-drive or as escorted tours. For the more adventurous, we also offer an overnight stay at one of the township B&Bs.
Day 6 Depart for the coastal town of Hermanus which offers shore based whale watching in season (June – November) for a 2 night stay at the Grootbos Reserve which has onsite guides to make the most of the flora and fauna kingdom, all meals and scheduled lodge activities included.
Day 8 A scenic drive along the Garden Route. Stay 3 nights at Fancourt Manor House with breakfast included. This is a great base to explore the Garden Route, or simply explore the 613 hectare Fancourt Estate.
Day 11 Today you return your hire car at George Airport and fly up to Kruger Park via Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred by road into the Timbavati for a 3 night stay at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp. The drive takes about three hours and the roads takes you through the rural villages before entering the reserve.
Day 12 At the luxury &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp all meals, local drinks,scheduled safari activities, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip, and laundry are included. Each day you can choose from thrilling game drives and nature walks with knowledgeable guides.
Day 14 After the morning game drive leave &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp for transfer to Hoedspruit, and fly back to Johannesburg to connect with an overnight flight to London.
Day 15 Arrive London Heathrow early morning.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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