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Escorted by a local expert, your group will explore the highlights of South Africa, from wine-tasting to exploring the caves of Oudtshoorn's Cango, to spotting Big Five wildlife in the Eastern Cape and driving through some of the most scenic parts of the Garden Route.
Passionate & Knowledgeable Guides
Small Group Sizes
Selected Meals Included
Twin / double rooms for single use in 3- and 4-star hotels
10 group dinners included
Big Five wildlife safari in Amakhala Private Game Reserve
Scenic drives along the Garden Route
Cable car ascent of Table Mountain
Small group size - maximum 18
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a driver-guide from arrival in Port Elizabeth.
Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg with British Airways. (N)
Arrive into Port Elizabeth and transfer to The Kelway Hotel / The Beach Hotel (or similar) and stay 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening. (D)
Drive to Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape for a morning wildlife drive followed by a delicious lunch at Hlosi Game Lodge. Return to Port Elizabeth. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Drive to Knysna and stay at Protea Hotel Knysna Quays / Simola Country Estate / Premier Resort The Moorings (or similar) for 2 nights. Afternoon cruise to the Knysna Heads on The John Benn, a classic boat named after a legendary pilot. (B, D)
Morning drive through the Tsitsikamma National Park, well known for its indigenous forests and dramatic coastline. Return to Knysna. (B, D)
Morning drive to Oudtshoorn – ‘the feather capital of the world’ – and visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. After a leisurely three-course lunch at the ostrich farm, continue to Protea Hotel Riempie Estate / Swartberg Country Manor (or similar) and overnight. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Early morning optional meerkat adventure, accompanied by an expert (from £55). After breakfast, take a morning guided tour of Cango caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural formations. Its vast caverns are adorned with beautiful and delicate stalagmites and stalactites. Continue along Route 62, a scenic route that leads through South Africa’s wine-growing region. Stop at the town of Robertson, with its Victorian buildings and jacaranda-lined streets, for a wine tasting at Van Loveren. After lunch (payable locally) drive to Stellenbosch and stay 2 nights at Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa / NH The Lord Charles (in Somerset West) (or similar)*. (B, D)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Stops include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl (time permitting). Two wine tastings are included. (B, D)
Morning guided walk in Stellenbosch and a picnic lunch in a scenic spot. Transfer to the Southern Sun Waterfront (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, D)
Morning orientation tour including a cable car ascent of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Afternoon at leisure for exploration of the waterfront area or take an optional excursion to Robben island (from £30) where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for three decades. (B, D)
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through the pretty seaside suburbs of Camps Bay and Hout Bay, where you may take an optional cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the southernmost tip of the peninsula and visit Cape Point, returning via the penguin colony at the old British naval base in Simon’s Town and Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Farewell dinner at Gold Restaurant with a 14-course Cape Malay and African menu accompanied by a unique interactive drumming experience. (B, D)
Day at leisure to explore Cape Town or take optional excursions. Evening transfer to the airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa, Stellenbosch
The small Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa is an elegant Victorian-style hotel located in the centre of Stellenbosch, close to the train station. A mixture of modern and vintage sophistication, the hotel offers a classic ambience and a relaxing atmosphere with an antique lounge, log fire and deep sofas. Rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture collected over the years. The hotel also features a charming restaurant serving an authentic South African buffet breakfast and the signature Dorpshuis Spa where guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments and massages.
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, Knysna
The Knysna Quays forms part of the vibrant Knysna waterfront development on the edge of the lagoon and is just walking distance from Knysna's many boutiques and restaurants. The hotel has a nautical ambience and some rooms offer views across the lagoon. Relax on the pool deck with its sweeping views before sampling the local seafood in the excellent local restaurants.
Protea Hotel Riempie Estate, Oudtshoorn
Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed.
Simola Country Estate, Knysna
Simola Country Estate is located on a 325-hectare estate that is set up high, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The 40 two-bedroom suites are elegantly decorated and have a patio, DVD player with surround sound, air conditioning and underfloor heating.
Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel, situated between Table mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, is ideally located near to the entrance of the V&A Waterfront complex, South Africa's most popular shopping destination. Many of the guestrooms have views of the harbour or mountain and all provide superb comfort, matched by great service. Elsewhere, there is a secluded outdoor pool area, excellent breakfast room, cocktail bar and contemporary South African restaurant.
The Beach Hotel, Port Elizabeth
Renowned for its warm and friendly hospitality, this is a relaxing hotel ideally situated opposite Hobie beach and adjacent to the new Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. Unwind in the Heritage Bar, on the Mediterranean-style patio or relax around the pool. Enjoy excellent cuisine at the a la carte Bell Restaurant or a five-course dinner menu at The Crest Restaurant.
The Kelway Hotel, Port Elizabeth
Located close to Port Elizabeth international airport, The Kelway Hotel offers views over Mandela Bay and the nearby cliffs and is within walking distance of swimmable beaches. The hotel offers a choice of comfortable and well-appointed rooms which are furnished with dark wood and some offer sea or mountain views. The main areas of the hotel are also decorated using dark woods providing a warm ambience to the hotel. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes and meals are served overlooking the nearby bay. The hotel also features a bright and airy bar with a steam train theme.
Solo Travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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