Summary

from NAD37710.00 Per Person Sharing11 Days / 10 Nights

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Please note that internal flights between are NOT included in the price of the itinerary.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1- 4

Arrival in Cape Town

After you have cleared passport control and collected your luggage make your way through to the arrivals hall where you will be met a company representative who will assist you through to pick up your hired vehicle. Once you are ready and you have checked your hired car, make your way through to Welgelegen Boutique Guesthouse for your 4 night stay in Cape Town.

Situated in Gardens (5 minutes from the city centre), an old and established area of Cape Town at the foot of Table Mountain, Welgelegen comprises two beautiful turn of the century houses, lovingly renovated and decorated.  Welgelegen is an absolute jewel of a Guest House: a gem set in a tranquil, leafy cul-de-sac at the foot of Table Mountain, in the cosmopolitan city bowl neighbourhood of Gardens. Secluded and serene, it is still only just around the corner from both Long and Kloof Street, two of Cape Town’s trendiest restaurant and design destinations…Hence the name Welgelegen…the Dutch translation for “well-situated”.  The Guest House comprises two Victorian houses joined by a wonderful cobbled patio and granite plunge pool, enclosed by terraces of iceberg roses and fragrant star jasmine. You can begin your day here breakfasting in the morning sun, or end your evening under the stars with a chilled Cape sauvignon and fairy lights flickering amongst the surrounding foliage.  All rooms are individually furnished with neutral tones and splashes of both African chic and classic bohemia.

Destination: Cape Town
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Day 5 – 6

Head to Hermanus

Today depart Cape Town and continue on your journey through to the seaside town of Hermanus. The drive is approximately 2 hours. On arrival in the town make your way through to Abalone Guest Lodge or your 2-night stay. Enjoy the next two days exploring this coastal village.

Abalone Lodge is easily located and allows one to experience many fun activities in the surrounding areas.

Abalone Guest Lodge offers luxury accommodation for travel, business or leisure. A combination of South African art on the inside & unsurpassed views to the outside position this accommodation as unique in Hermanus. Abalone Guest Lodge has direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path that makes Hermanus the Land Base Whale Watching Capital of the World. The Lodge is situated on Siever’s Point, a landmark seafront position midway between the town centre and the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Hermanus. Easily accessible via some of the most beautiful routes in the Western Cape, Hermanus is just 1.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town.

Destination: Hermanus
Accommodation: Abalone Guest Lodge
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Day 7 & 8

Retreat to the Winelands, Franschhoek

Today depart Hermanus and drive through to the winelands valley of Franschhoek for your overnight stay. The drive today is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Once in the village make your way through to Auberge Clermont for your 2-night stay. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

With its superb location, Auberge Clermont is well known for its peaceful farm ambience, whilst just minutes away from the town centre. Accommodation consists of six en-suite rooms and a honeymoon suite, decorated in the understated colours and moods of Provence.  Each room has the usual amenities associated with a luxury guesthouse.

Destination: Franschhoek
Accommodation: Auberge Clermont
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Day 9 – 11

Safari into the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

This morning make your way back through to Cape Town International Airport. The drive is approximately 1 hour. Once at the Airport return your hired vehicle back to the designated drop off zone and make your way to the check-in counters for your direct flight to Skukuza Airport (not included).

On arrival at Skukuza Airport, collect your bags and make your way through to the arrivals hall where you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred through to Notten’s Bush Camp. The transfer is approximately 1 hour depending on any sightings you may see along the way. On arrival, you will be welcomed and shown to your room. You will have the rest of the afternoon to freshen up before your afternoon game drive commences.

Enjoy the next 2 days exploring the Sabi Sands and the bountiful game all around you.

Notten’s Bush Camp lies in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga,  (meaning “the land of the rising sun” in Shangaan, the local language).

The Sabi Sand is well known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Safaris are led by experienced rangers in open-top land rovers and guests can also enjoy walking safaris to explore the smaller, less obvious residents of the bush.  For those who prefer a less strenuous day, lie on a sunbed around the pool, enjoy a massage or relax on the sun deck,  watching the wildlife stroll by in front of the camp.

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Departure

Head to Johannesburg

Today you will bid your safari farewell as you are met by a lodge representative and transferred back through to Skukuza Airport in time for your flight departing for Johannesburg.

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, make your way to the check-in counter for your flight back home.

Destination: Johannesburg

Included

  • Meet & Greet upon arrival in Cape Town
  • Car Rental
  • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • Game drive transfer from Skukuza

Excluded

  • Regional and local flights

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