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  • Location
    South Africa, Africa
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    13 Days
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Join an expert guide and a small group of likeminded solo travellers on a fascinating and scenic journey through some of South Africa’s most majestic locations. Experience the energy of Cape Town, witness wildlife ranging from the ‘Big Five’ to colossal whales, explore dramatic coasts and caves, and end with a chance to indulge yourself with some of the world’s best wine and chocolate.

Highlights
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  • Guided exploration of the Cape Peninsula
  • 'Big Five' game viewing in open safari vehicles
  • Whale watching boat trip in Hermanus*
  • Local cuisine cooking class
  • Wine tasting & chocolate pairing session
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - 18 people maximum
What's Included
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• Twin / double rooms for single use
• 4- & 5-star accommodation
• Small group size - maximum 12
• International flights
• Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour manager
• Multiple included excursions & experiences
• 10 breakfasts, 10 dinners
Tour Itinerary
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Days 1-2: Fly to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Cape Town. You will be met at the airport and transferred into the city via a brief orientation tour. Enjoy an early evening walking tour of the Bo-Kaap district followed by an interactive local cooking class and dinner. Stay 2 nights at the Cape Milner Hotel (or similar).

Day 3: Cape Town

Take a morning Cape Peninsula guided tour, visiting the Cape of Good Hope, the penguins of Boulders Beach, and the seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Afternoon at leisure or take an optional cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather dependent). 

Day 4: Hermanus

Drive to Hermanus for an afternoon whale watching boat excursion*. This is one of the best places in the world for whale enthusiasts, with humpbacks, Bryde’s and most notably, southern right whales, flooding the area to breed, calve and play. Overnight at the Harbour House (or similar). 

Days 5-6: Albertinia (Garden Route Game Reserve)

Transfer to the Garden Route Game Reserve and board an open safari vehicle for an afternoon wildlife drive. The reserve here offers a fantastic ‘Big Five’ game viewing experience, with giraffes, zebras and numerous antelope species also abundant. The following day, join both a morning and afternoon game drive. Stay 2 nights at the Garden Route Game Lodge (or similar). 

Day 7: Tsitsikamma • Knysna

Continue eastwards to the Tsitsikamma National Park, where you can explore the indigenous forest and dramatic coastline, also crossing the bridge that suspends over the Storms River Gorge. Then head to Knysna for a 2-night stay at the Knysna Hollow (or similar). 

Day 8: Knysna

Join a morning boat cruise across Knysna’s spectacular lagoon, to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Upon docking, you will be driven to the top of a hill for stunning views of the surroundings, before enjoying an easy walk back down towards the boat for your return journey across the water. Afternoon at leisure to roam the pretty town or simply relax. 

Day 9: Oudtshoorn

Drive north to Oudtshoorn, often referred to as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of the large number of ostrich farms in the region. Visit one of these farms in the morning, before heading to the otherworldly Cango Caves for a guided tour in the afternoon. Overnight at De Zeekoe Guest Farm (or similar). 

Day 10: Cape Winelands

Optional early morning meerkat safari, then travel into the famous hills of the Winelands. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights at De Zalze Lodge (or similar).

Day 11: Cape Winelands

Day 11: Cape Winelands Morning at leisure, before joining an afternoon wine tasting tour, with a chocolate pairing session included. Evening final farewell dinner.

Days 12-13: Fly to London

Transfer to Cape Town for some free time and souvenir shopping, before heading to the airport for the evening flight back to the UK, arriving the following day. 

Accommodation
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Cape Milner, Cape Town

Located on the edge of Cape Town’s CBD, The Cape Milner is a perfect choice of Cape Town hotels for the business traveller. It is a functional, minimalist hotel that is all about dove grey and mahogany wood. The hotel has 55 standard rooms and two suites. Rooms are extremely practical, with muted, masculine décor and all the essential mod cons you will need during your stay. Crisp white linen with earthy-toned curtains and carpets make décor unobtrusive. The en-suite bathrooms are relatively spacious with a separate bath and shower. Some rooms have private balconies with mountain views. A rectangular pool in the centre of a black slate patio with oversized deckchairs lends itself to lounging here on a summer afternoon.


De Zalze Lodge, Stellenbosch

De Zalze Lodge in the renowned winelands area of Stellenbosch offers a modernised version of a traditional Cape Dutch farm house. This guest lodge is nestled below the dramatic Hottentots Holland (Stellenbosch) Mountains and overlooks lush vineyards and the fairways of the De Zalze Golf Course. Comfortable accommodation is offered in suites, family suites or individual guestrooms each designed for relaxation. A range of activities can be enjoyed including wine tastings, cycling trails through the vineyards, mountain bike trails, golfing or simply relaxing by the rim-flow swimming pool.

Features: 40 rooms, free parking, 24-hour security, swimming pool, 2 restaurants.

De Zeekoe Guest Farm, Oudtshoorn

7 km outside of Oudtshoorn is this lovely, owner managed guest farm, which is set in the beautiful landscape between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. The De Zeekoe Guest Farm offers 4 different room types, all with ensuite bath rooms and tastefully decorated with elements of the Ostrich feather industry, which this area is so famous for. The guest farm's most popular activity is the 'Walk with the Meerkats', a once in a lifetime experience. The farm also offers a wide range of other outdoor activities as well as excursions to all the sights in Oudtshoorn's surrounding such as the Cango Caves and the ostrich farms.


Garden Route Game Lodge, Mossel Bay

Set against the backdrop of the Langeberg mountains, the Garden Route Game Lodge is located on the family owned and operated Garden Route Private Game Reserve, just a 4-hour drive from Cape Town and 45 minutes west of Mossel Bay. The lodge offers a wide variety of room types along with a restaurant, spa and outdoor pool while the reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life including the 'Big Five'. Features: 42 guestrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, spa, outdoor pool. 

Harbour House, Hermanus

This traditionally decorated historical monument is situated in the heart of the Old Harbour in Hermanus. Positioned only a few metres from the water¹s edge, the Harbour House makes for an ideal spot for keen whale watchers and is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Five luxurious rooms with en-suite bathrooms, DSTV, pool and luscious garden provide guests with an exclusive and thoroughly enjoyable stay...

Knysna Hollow Country Estate, Knysna

The Knysna Hollow Country Estate is set on a secluded 3-hectare site, 5 minutes from the centre of Knysna. This contemporary country retreat offers stylish accommodation with warm personal service and a high quality restaurant. The 44 suites are spread throughout lush gardens and meandering walkways.

Additional Information
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Solo Travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. 

Accommodation
An assortment of room types may be used on this tour. Allocation of these will be on a ‘run of the house’ basis, meaning that when it is not possible for all guests to stay in the same room category, designation of alternative rooms will be made at random. All rooms will have private bathroom facilities and be of a good standard.

* Whale watching
Whale watching is only possible between June and November and is dependent on migration patterns and the weather. When whales are not present or conditions are not suitable, a guided walk around the scenic Hermanus cliff paths will be included instead.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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