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Look out for the Big Five on safari in Shamwari Game Reserve
13 days priced at 3455, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey

13 days from £3455pp

From deep-blue lagoons and beautiful sandy beaches to vibrant cities, rolling vineyards and incredible wildlife, ...

Highlights

... this classic self-drive journey perfectly showcases the diversity of South Africa and stays in some of country’s finest hotels. After the dream-like scenery of Cape Town and the Garden Route, your trip will end with once-in-a-lifetime game viewing opportunities on safari.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Explore Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities
  • Sail across to Robben Island, home to the infamous prison
  • Sip local fine wines among pretty mountain vineyards in Franschhoek
  • Look out for the Big Five on safari in Shamwari Game Reserve

Holiday Type

Fly-drive
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Wildlife & Nature
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Honeymoons
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Luxury
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What's included
  • Authentic local experiences
  • All international flights
  • 10 nights in 5* hotels
  • 12 days car hire
  • Robben Island tour
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram
  • 4 Game Drives
Need to know
  • Arrives: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • Time difference: GMT+2
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
  • Language: 11 official languages including English and Afrikaans
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Flying time from UK: around 12 hours
  • Plug type: 3 large round pins
  • Voltage: 230V
Your route
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to
Days 2-4
Cape Town

Arrive refreshed and revived in the stunning seaside city of Cape Town, Africa’s most beautiful city. Its streets lined with colourful Cape Dutch terraces and charming Victorian buildings, Cape Town is a diverse city filled with history and intrigue. Just outside town, soft sandy beaches line the coastline and forested mountains and lush vineyards cover the landscape. Hop across to Robben Island, take the cable car or climb up table Mountain and then discover the mesmerising beauty of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, right at the foot of Table Mountain.

5* One & Only

Robben Island tour

Days 5-6
Franschhoek

Surrounded by majestic mountains, pretty Franschhoek is your next stop. Admire the attractive Cape Dutch architecture and discover the mesmerising beauty of the Cape Winelands, which produce a range of world class vintages from the various vineyards. You’ll ride the hop-on-hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram through the estates, taste the wines, sample the cheeses and look out for the ingenious method used to remove champagne corks form the bottles.

5* Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Day 7
Knysna

Knysna is a relaxed stop, its pretty lagoon and attractive sunsets making it the perfect spot to sit back with a chilled glass of local wine and watch for birds. It’s also renowned for its freshly caught oysters, so be sure to try a dozen while you’re here. For a little bit of adventure, take a catamaran cruise to the beautiful Knysna Heads, hike the scenic paths of the Featherbed Nature Reserve or have a go at kayaking on the Knysna Estuary.

5* Conrad Pezula

Days 8-9
Plettenberg Bay

Drive on to Plettenberg Bay, known locally as Plett. This relaxed seaside resort is close to the Robberg Nature and Marine Reserve, home to a large colony of lazy (and rather smelly) Cape fur seals. For further wildlife thrills head out to sea on a whale watching trip – you might spot humpback whales, orcas, seals and dolphins, as well as great white sharks. Back on dry land, visit the monkeys at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or simply relax on the golden sands.

5* Plettenberg

Days 10-11
Shamwari game reserve

Transfer to the private Shamwari Game Reserve, where you can enjoy guided game drives and spot the Big Five on your spectacular safari. Your guide will tell you all about the flora and fauna that you see on the way, but don’t forget to tell him if you are particularly interested in a certain animal – be it birds or buffaloes – and he’ll do his best to find one for you. When not out safariing you can treat yourself to a massage, go for a swim in the pool or visit the adorable Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, which rescues, cares for and eventually releases abandoned, orphaned or injured animals.

5* Shamwari Game Reserve

4 Game drives

Days 12-13
Depart Shamwari game reserve and return to the UK

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3455 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
This journey can be tailor-made by our experts to suit your plan or budget.

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