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Cape Town, Constantia, Hermanus, Garden Route & Safari / Cities, Winelands and Safari

Cape Town is a brilliant start to any South African journey, a proudly multi-cultural city steeped in history but with a modern edge. Stroll through the flourishing Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, browse the boutiques of Long Street and St George’s Mall or hop on a cable car up Table Mountain for truly captivating views of the Mother City. Make sure you visit Zeitz MOCAA - the newest, and largest, contemporary art museum in South Africa, home to the most significant collection of contemporary art from Africa. Take a tour to Constantia, the Cape's oldest and most beautiful wine valley, before heading south to spot whales at Hermanus (seasonal). From here, drive along the picturesque Garden Route, where each curve in the road reveals one spectacular vista after another. Finish your trip at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve – located in the heart of the unspoilt Eastern Cape. With over 22,000 hectares of pristine wilderness discover both the Big and Little 5 – adrenaline junkies will love the big game walking safari where you can experience tracking rhino, elephant and buffalo on foot; whilst conservation warriors will enjoy the Save the Rhino Drive with Kwandwe’s specialist ranger and tracker team.

Nights 12

from £4110 pp

Price based on two sharing and includes all economy international and internal flights, accommodation, meals as specified, 12 days car hire and private transfers.

Meal basis: BB Breakfast FI Fully inclusive of game viewing activities. 

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Cape Town, Constantia, Hermanus, Garden Route & Safari /Itinerary

Cities, Winelands and Safari

12nights

Day /1

Fly to Cape Town

Depart London Heathrow on an overnight flight to Cape Town.

Day /5-6

Cape Town to Constantia

Cape Town to Constantia

Drive to The Steenberg in Constantia for a 2 night stay. (BB) Approximate driving time 40 minutes.

Steenberg

Day /2-4

Cape Town

Cape Town

Transfer to Kensington Place for a 3 night stay. In Cape Town, revisit South Africa’s recent past on a boat trip to Robben Island, enjoy the sites of Table Mountain National Park, or take a walk around the emotive District 6 Museum. (BB)

Kensington Place

Day /7-8

Constantia to Hermanus

Constantia to Hermanus

Drive to Hermanus for a 2 night stay at The Marine. The 12 kilometres of cliff path around Hermanus and Walker Bay provide ample opportunities to spot the incredible migrating whales – the Southern Right whales gather in the Cape’s shallow waters between July and November to calve. Boat trips for closer viewings can be arranged. (BB) Approximate driving time 1 hour 15 minutes.

The Marine

Day /9-10

Drive the Garden Route

Drive the Garden Route

Drive along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay and spend 2 nights at The Plettenberg. A classic road trip through mountain passes, valleys and along the dramatic Atlantic coastline. Visit ostrich farms and caves at Oudtshoorn, dine on fresh oysters at Knysna and unwind on one of Plettenberg’s blue flag beaches. Active pursuits include hiking or biking in the forests of Tsitsikamma National Park. (BB) Approximate driving time 5 hours.

The Plettenberg

Day /11-13

Big 5 Safari

Big 5 Safari

Drive to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve to spend 3 nights on safari. The Eastern Cape reserves offer safari experiences in malaria-free areas. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking a river or dam followed by a night drive in search of big cats on the prowl. The Little 5 – rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise and ant lion – can be spotted too. (FI) Approximate driving time 4 hours.

Great Fish River Lodge at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Day /14

Fly Home

Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport and fly to Johannesburg for the overnight flight to the UK

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