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First to South Africa

Upon arrival at Cape Town (CPT) International Airport you will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to your hotel.

An eclectic mix of contemporary boutique and old-world charm, The Cape Milner is modern, boutique-style living in a secluded, yet convenient location.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Breakfast at your hotel.

You will be met at your hotel by your driver-guide for a Private Cape Town City Tour.

  • Ascend Table Mountain for unforgettable sweeping views (weather permitting).
  • Return to the city and pass through the Malay Quarter.
  • Drive past the Castle of Good Hope, Houses of Parliament and the Company Gardens.
  • Travel to Sea Point and Camp’s Bay for scenic ocean vistas.
  • Visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

Meet on the steps of the Robert Gray Memorial, outside the Taj Hotel in Cape Town to enjoy a walking tour in Cape Town (weather/conditions permitting).

  • Cape Town played a pivotal role in Mandela’s journey from prisoner to president.
  • The 2 ½ hour walking tour covers approximately 2km of the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town and brings to life the journey Mandela took from his conviction in 1964 at the Rivonia Trial until his current status as a global icon of bravery and freedom.
  • Highlight of the walk include: the Mandela Rhodes Building where we set the scene and give a chronological overview of Mandela’s life; Greenmarket Square to understand the role played by religious groupings in “struggle”.

The City Hall for its iconic moment of 11th Feb 1990.  We take in Parliament and Tuynhuis: the setting for much political intrigue, debate and negotiation that were going on behind the scenes and which finally led to our first democratically-led president taking his seat in the very institution that had previously institutionalized apartheid.

Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel.

You will be collected at your hotel by your driver-guide for a Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour.

  • Travel at a pace that allows you to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula.
  • Depart for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve along one of South Africa’s most scenic routes, passing Hout Bay.
  • Enjoy a cruise to Seal Island, to view seals and sea birds at Duiker Island (weather permitting).
  • During summer, several thousand Cape Fur Seals – along with the rare Black Cormorant – lollop leisurely among the kelp beds.
  • Enjoy a Cape Town Sidecar adventure you will be collected at Hout Bay after your Seal Island cruise and taken along the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive (conditions permitting), you will stop for pictures on route. You will then meet up with your guide and driver for your transfer onto Cape Point.
  • Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
  • The scenery en route to Cape Point, at the South Western tip of the reserve, is particularly lovely in spring when wildflowers carpet the landscape.
  • The new lighthouse – the most powerful in the world – beams an electric light of 19 million candle power across the ocean.
  • Ascend to the top of by The Flying Dutchman funicular.
  • Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
  • Then drive through the historic naval base town of Simon’s Town.

Return to your hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at your hotel.

You will be met at your hotel by your driver-guide for your tour of Robben Island accompanied by Christo Brand (this is not a private tour).

Join Christo Brand on a tour of Robben Island. Christo will meet your guests at Jetty One in front of the Table Bay Hotel for an introduction and explanation of what that building was used for.

He will then accompany your guests on the standard, public ferry trip.

The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Chisto Brand former prison guard who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela. He came to Robben Island, where Mandela was held, in 1978 when he was 18 years old. He was then transferred along with Mandela to Pollsmoor Prison. He and Mandela developed a friendship over the course of many years. This friendship was based on a mutual respect and trust for each other. He is the author of the book, Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend (2014). The book was written on the insistence of Nelson Mandela who passed away shortly before it was released.

My Prisoner, My Friend is available to purchase at ZAR 225.00 per copy which Christo will sign

Meeting point: Jetty One in front of the Table Bay Hotel

Meeting time: One hour prior to the ferry departure

Duration: approximately 4 hours

 General

  • In the event of the ferry being cancelled, we will refund 50% of Christo’s fee

NOTE: New regulation for all guests doing a Robben Island Tour:

  • In order to pre-book the tickets we will require the full passport details of one of guests travelling.
  • All guests will need to present some form of identification e.g passport, birth certificate, drivers licence or copies thereof before they will be allowed to board the ferry to Robben Island.

Return to your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for a Private Full Day Cape Winelands Tour.

  • Get swept away by the overwhelming beauty of rolling vineyards and perfect blue sky.
  • Start off with a visit to Paarl and the spectacular Paarl Valley.
  • Here you will enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the local estates.
  • The tour continues north-west to the beautiful village of Franschhoek

Enjoy an Estate Wine Drive at Waterford Wine Estate

  • Board the safari type game-viewing vehicle and explore the 120 hectare property.
  • This two hour trip takes you on a drive through the vineyards, with wine tastings taking place on the soil where the grapes are grown.
  • Waterford Estate intends to play a small role in preserving the Cape Floral Kingdom by leaving sections of the property untouched, while showing guests some of the Cape’s natural beauty.

Final wine tasting ends in Stellenbosch the second oldest town in South Africa.

On completion of your Winelands Tour you will be transferred to your hotel in the Winelands

Immerse yourself in the rich eclectic history reflected on every corner of Stellenbosch Church Street.

Indulge in exceptional food and the delightful wines of the Cape. Stroll through time as period-inspired architecture fuses with contemporary South African art and culture.

Relax in our tree covered yard, spread out in our coffee lounge or pamper yourself with in-room massages and room service.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to Hermanus (duration of road transfer is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes).

Visit the coastal town of Hermanus.

  • Hermanus is a popular resort town that has gained universal recognition, as the world’s best land-based whale watching destination.
  • Hermanus has been a sought-after holiday destination since the early 1800’s when it was discovered by an itinerant teacher and shepherd, Hermanus Pieterse.
  • This, he decided, was an ideal place to set up camp, and news of its idyllic setting and legendary champagne-air soon spread: the region was set to become the “Riviera of the South”.
  • A mere 140km from the Cape Metropole, Hermanus owes its success to its scenic beauty, mild climate and range of cultural and outdoor attractions.
  • Note: The whale-watching season is from June to November only.

Enjoy a whale-watching cruise in Hermanus (weather conditions permitting).

  • Whale season is usually June to November (there are cruises departing in December, but there is a low possibility for sightings).
  • Board the purpose-built catamaran for a close encounter with these gentle ocean creatures.
  • Other marine mammals that might be encountered include dolphins, Cape Fur seals and African penguins.

Transfer to your hotel.

Boasting a splendid setting between mountains and sea, this charming Provençal style guesthouse is set in the historic town centre of Hermanus, overlooking the picturesque Old Harbour.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to Knysna (duration of scenic road transfer is approximately 5 hours).

Explore the quaint town of Knysna known for its art & craft shops. “The place of the people, beauty and mystery.”

  • This ever-popular charming town of legend, history, arts and crafts catering to visitor’s every need or fancy.
  • The town is built on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, a National Lake Area that falls under the protection of South African National Parks, is a home to more than 200 species of fish – including the rare Knysna seahorse – and is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Transfer to your hotel.

The unique location of this Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience at The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Breakfast at your hotel.

You will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to Featherbed eco experience on the Knysna lagoon (duration of tour is approximately 4 hours).

  • This experience starts with a Ferry trip on the Knysna lagoon to the Western Head( 25 min duration ).
  • Upon disembarking the vessel you will be transported by 4 x 4 vehicle / trailer up the headland onto the reserve.
  • There is an optional 2.2km guided walk down through the reserve.
  • Lunch is served in an outdoor restaurant after which you will return to the mainland by Ferry.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast at your hotel.

You will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to Tsitsikamma National Park (duration of road transfer is approximately 1 hour).

Enjoy a visit to the Tsitsikamma National Park.

  • The Tsitsikamma National Park is situated at the heart of the picturesque Garden Route.
  • Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word meaning, “place of much water”.
  • In 1964 when it was proclaimed, it became the first Marine National Park in Africa and today the Park incorporates 80 km (50 miles) of rocky coastline with spectacular sea and landscapes.
  • The Tsitsikamma’s spectacular scenery includes the Indian Ocean breakers, pounding rocky shores beneath 180 m high cliffs, ever-green forests and fynbos rolling down to the sea.

Enjoy a 1 hour Elephant Interaction at the Knysna Elephant Park.

  • Join the southern-most elephants in the world at Knysna Elephant Park.
  • Here the resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna forest elephants.
  • The Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
  • The experience starts with a short video and guests are then transported to the elephants.
  • You will have the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these magnificent animals.

Breakfast at your hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver-guide for your private transfer to George (GRJ) Airport (duration of road transfer is approximately 1 hour) for your scheduled flight to OR Tambo (JNB) International Airport (cost of scheduled flight not included in quotation).

Upon arrival at OR Tambo (JNB) International Airport you will be met by your driver-guide for your Private Half Day Soweto Tour.

Soweto, a sprawling metropolis of more than 3.5 million people on the outskirts of Johannesburg, is a multi-cultural composite of South Africa today. Peek into the past – hostels, Freedom Square, the struggle for liberty. Stand on the only road in the world which carries the honour of two recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Inside Soweto, you will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death. Pass Mandela House, and enjoy some free time to visit this fascinating little museum.

The journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties.

Finally you will be taken past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. This magnificent stadium is now nicknamed ‘The Calabash’ for its resemblance to the African Pot.

Transfer to your hotel on completion of your tour.

Upon arrival at the hotel, check in.

Spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Maslow Sandton offer a complimentary shuttle to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

You will be met by your driver for your private transfer to OR Tambo (JNB) International Airport (duration of road transfer is approximately 1 hour) for your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport (cost of scheduled flight not included in quotation).

Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met by a lodge representative for your transfer to your lodge (duration of road transfer is approximately 2 hours).

Lunch is served at the lodge upon arrival (arrival time permitting – please check flight details).

Afternoon game drive which may continue into the early evening in order to view the nocturnal animals as well.

Note: Guests will have 1 private vehicle so children 5 years old are allowed on game drives, the second vehicle will not be private this will be shared with other guests staying at the lodge

Dinner is served at the lodge.

Early morning wake up call.

After tea, coffee and snacks your ranger will escorts you to his open safari vehicle for your morning game drive.

Return to the lodge and enjoy breakfast.

Spend the day at leisure.

Lunch is served at the lodge.

Afternoon game drive that continues into the evening.

Dinner is served at the lodge.

Early morning wake up call.

After tea, coffee and snacks your ranger will escorts you to his open safari vehicle for your morning game drive – Departure time permitting.

Breakfast is served at the lodge and check out.

You will be met by your driver for your private transfer to Hoedspruit (HDS) Airport (duration of road transfer is approximately 2 hours) for your onward scheduled flight (cost of scheduled flight not included in quotation).

Overnight:

Highlights

    Important facts

    Country:
    Sydafrika

    Start destination:
    Kapstaden

    Final destination:
    Hoedspruit

    Duration:
    13 Days


    Included:
    • MEET AND GREET: upon arrival in South Africa by our representative (Johannesburg and Cape Town only).
    • 24-HOUR ASSISTANCE HELPLINE. All clients are provided with a 24-hour contact telephone number for assistance.
    • ACCOMMODATION at the hotels, game lodges or rest camps specified in the itinerary, on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded / double bedded room with en suite bathroom, or shower and toilet. The attached quotation is based on the use of standard rooms at hotels unless specifically stated otherwise.
    • MEALS as indicated in the itinerary for each day, either table d’hôte or buffet.
    • TRANSPORTATION in a 7-seater (bigger when quoting on 8 pax) with a qualified driver, for all journeys specified in the itinerary. All drivers are equipped with cellular/ hand phones to ensure 24-hour contact and the best logistical support available. During Game Drives at Safari Plains, open four-wheel drive vehicles will be used for transfers and game viewing.
    • ENGLISH SPEAKING TOURIST GUIDE, who will accompany the passengers on all local sightseeing excursions as specified.
    • ENTRANCE FEES where applicable, for all sightseeing excursions as specified.
    • VALUE ADDED TAX at 15%, where applicable.
    • TOURISM DEVELOPMENT LEVY as applicable.

    Not included:
    • Airfares and airport taxes.
    • Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
    • Bottled/Mineral Water during any meal. Tap water in South Africa is considered safe to drink.
    • Gratuities to tour guides, game rangers, drivers and restaurant staff for services rendered.
    • Local tourist guide where not specified above.
    • Any Golfing related fees.
    • Mineral water on coaches & microbuses. Available at an additional charge of ZAR 30.00 per person per day.
    • Visa costs (please check requirements, for the countries being visited, prior to travel).
    • Any other services not specified above.
    • PORTERAGE at airports and hotels, for two reasonable pieces of baggage per person.
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