This luxury road trip along the takes you to three of the coastline's best resorts, and allows you to see fantastic views of the spectacular countryside. To start, enjoy three nights of fascinating culture and wonderful cuisine as you explore South Africa's most famous city, Cape Town.
Next up, discover the unspoilt beaches and authentic village atmosphere of Paternoster, located just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Finish your trip with a journey into the wilderness for a three-night stay at the luxurious Bushman's Kloof: a Relais & Chateaux hotel at the foot of the beautiful Cederberg Mountains.
Day 1: London to Cape Town
Fly overnight from London 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.
Whilst 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 spa.
Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offers a fantastic array of excursions. 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. There's also a first-class spa that offers an extensive menu of health and beauty treatments to ensure you feel nurtured, pampered and relaxed.
Day 10: Depart Cape Town
Return to Cape Town airport where you drop off your car and check in for your overnight flight back to London.
Day 11: Arrive in London
Arrive in London, and continue your onward journey home.
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)
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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