Classic South Africa

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£3,095 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
Fly overnight to Cape Town.
Day 2
Collect your hire car on arrival OR be met by one of our representatives and start with four nights in Cape Town. Cape Town has got a huge range of wonderful hotels, from grand, luxurious affairs, to smaller, more characterful guesthouses and B&Bs.
Day 3
Robben Island and Table Mountain are two of the city's icons and combine to make a great day. Cape Town also boasts many superb restaurants and we’d be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.
Day 4
Spend a full day exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula. It’s particularly rewarding to explore the hidden beaches and paths as well as the headline sights like Cape Point and the penguins of Boulder’s Beach.
Day 5
Take a Uthando project tour to learn more about the townships and how people are seeking to improve their lot there. We have also compiled a list of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town and we’d be happy to make recommendations and reserve tables for you.
Day 6
Combine your drive to the Winelands with a fascinating tour in the company of raconteur and wine buff, Pietman Retief. Spend two nights here. Choose from intimate guesthouses in pretty towns, luxurious boutique hotels or more remote wine farms to stay in.
Day 7
Continue to explore the Winelands on your own, maybe visiting Camberley or trying Waterford's Chocolate & Wine pairings. The Winelands has a very high concentration of world-class restaurants and we’d be happy to make recommendations and reservations for you.
Day 8
Drive to the Overberg, for a two-night stop on your way east. The town of Swellendam, although small, has a number of beautiful boutique hotels and guesthouses.
Day 9
An absolute must for your time in the Overberg is a day spent in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a beautiful coastal reserve that not many people know about.
Day 10
Continue to the Garden Route, where you spend four nights. Choose from hotels on the beach, in the heart of the pretty towns, or secreted away on islands and in the forests that carpet the hills of the region.
Day 11
There are some amazing excursions to fill your days with on the Garden Route. We particularly recommend whale watching in season (June – December), or perhaps explore the back roads in the forests.
Day 12
We’d always recommend you take a day to Head to the Crags near Plettenberg Bay and visit the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, the Birds of Eden and the Tenikwa Big Cat Experience. Here you’ll also find Bramon, the Garden Route’s only wine estate and somewhere that serves an amazing tapas lunch!
Day 13
To unwind after a busy few days, maybe relax by walking along the gorgeous beaches; for the more active there are some stunning coastal hikes to consider on the Robberg Peninsula.
Day 14
As you head to the Eastern Cape for your safari, maybe stop in the Tsitsikamma Forest or on the dizzying Bloukrans Bridge. Spend two nights on safari. There are a wide range of safari lodges to choose from, to suit all budgets and tastes: and wherever you stay, excitement is guaranteed!
Day 15
Safari is hugely rewarding, with game drives getting you incredibly close to the big game, and bush walks introducing you to the smaller residents of the bush.
Day 16
Drop your car off at Port Elizabeth airport before flying home overnight, via Johannesburg.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The perfect first-time trip, covering all the major highlights. Start with the Mother City, Cape Town, a cosmopolitan, relaxing and historic city, before moving onto the Winelands for some great food and wine. Stopping to explore the underrated Overberg area you can visit such places as the De Hoop Nature Reserve, immersing yourself in absolute tranquility. You’ll also get a flavour of some of the local South African wildlife as the reserve is home to herds of bontebok, eland and zebra, as well as marine life and birding. Spend some time really getting to know the forests, lagoons and beaches of The Garden Route, before continuing to the Eastern Cape for what many regard as the absolute highlight of a trip: some time on safari.

4 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Winelands – 2 nights Overberg – 4 nights Garden Route – 2 nights Eastern Cape Safari

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