A showcase for South African culture, wine, gastronomy and wildlife, this tailor-made luxury tour combines stays in Cape Town and the Winelands with a big-five safari in one of its most impressive private game reserves. You'll kick things off in the 'Mother City' where the mist-shrouded plateau of Table Mountain gazes down on chic beachfront suburbs, vibrant townships and the world-leading restaurants of the V&A Waterfront. Then, it's off to the Cape Winelands to sample award-winning varietals in some of the country's most prestigious estates. To round things off, a short, cross-country flight will bring you to the prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve where you'll pair all-inclusive safari-lodge luxury with some of the best Big Five game viewing in Africa.
Day 1: Depart the UK
Relax with included VIP airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town
Arrive into the 'Mother City'where a private transfer brings you to either the Four Rosmead or the Cape Grace hotel. Four Rosmead is located on the slopes of Table Mountain, and is a chic boutique hotel in a 1903 villa 4.3 km from the entrance to Table Mountain National Park. Cape Grace, on the other hand, is a stylish Cape Town hotel, offering luxurious accommodation in the V&A Waterfront.
Days 3-5: Cape Town
These three days include two private tour options, as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy the city at leisure. On a half day private Cape Town Tour, you'll visit Table Mountain in the morning. After your descent, enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton and Sea Point to the city centre where you'll tour Green Market Square and the Company Gardens. Next, drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering Bo Kaap - the Malay quarter. Finally, take a diamond tour before returning to your hotel.
On a full day private Cape Point excursion you will start with a coastal drive along the Atlantic Seaboard Coastal Road and past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay as well as the 12 Apostles Peaks. Next, visit the fishing village of Hout Bay, Seal Island, Chapman's Peak, and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Afterwards, take the funicular to the lighthouse at the summit of Cape Point. Visit Boulders Beach, travel through Simonstown, then venture inland to the last stop of your day, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
In your spare time, visit the iconic Robben Island, sample the delights of the local cuisine, or simply relax on one the lovely beaches surrounding the city.
Days 6-7: Franschhoek, Winelands
This morning depart by private transfer for the picturesque Cape Winelands and South Africa's gourmet and wine capital - Franschhoek. A historic town, its name means 'French Corner' in Dutch, as it became the settling point for a number of French refugees under Dutch rule. A charming town, its the ideal place to sample fine wines at several surrounding vineyards and to dine in all manner of wonderful local restaurants.
Days 8-10: Sabi Sands Game Reserve or Thornybush Game Reserve
A private transfer brings you to Cape Town airport for your flight to the Greater Kruger National Park and transfer to your chosen lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, renowned for the best Big Five game viewing in the country. Sharing an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, animals roam freely between the 65,000-hectare reserve and the neighbouring national park. And, thanks to a long history of sensitive game viewing, the wildlife is mostly relaxed, allowing unsurpassed viewing. Choose between stays at the andBeyond Kirkman's Kamp, with its shady verandahs and 1920s-style safari cottages, and the stunning Dulini River Lodge where, between game drives led by skilled Shangaan trackers, guests are invited to relax with wilderness breakfasts, candlelit dinners and thatched suites with private verandahs and plunge pools. Alternatively, opt for the Shumbalala Game Lodge, an oasis of luxury and comfort with outdoor showers in suites, private decks and intimate boma dining alongside daily game drives and relaxing by the outdoor pool.
Day 11: Return to the UK
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight via Johannesburg back to the UK, arriving on day 12. This itinerary is also available as a self-drive tour. Please enquire about rates including car hire.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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