Cape Town Holiday Ideas and Suggested Routes
Holiday Suggestions including a Stay in Cape Town
Cape Town is definately one of the must-see attractions of South Africa, and these are a few of our favourite itineraries that include a stay in this beautiful city.
Remember, these are only a few examples to show the sort of trips that may be of interest - if you would like to see what we might be able to do to meet your exact requirements, then please do give us a call or enquire now via this web site.
This one-week adventure combines the bright lights and natural beauty of Cape Town with a Big Five safari in Amakhala Game Reserve, situated at the end of the beautiful Garden Route. The secluded camp really captures the pioneering spirit of safari and you'll sleep in 1900s style safari tents under starry skies. Each day you'll set off on two game drives through the bush in search of wildlife and between these drives you can relax on your own private deck, surrounded by calling jackals and twittering birds.
7 day itinerary.
During this week-long trip, you'll spend 4 nights exploring Cape Town, from the sweeping vineyards to the sandy beaches. After this, you'll fly up to Kruger for a 3 night safari in Timbavati Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park. There are no fences dividing Timbavati from Kruger, so the wildlife roam freely in the bush. What’s more, Timbavati is home to the White Lion, one of the rarest animals in the world. On safari, you'll stay in an atmospheric back-to-basics camp, perfect for both modest budgets and nature lovers.
7 day itinerary.
With this honeymoon, you can get lost in the romance of South Africa, from the bright lights of Cape Town to the picturesque Cape Winelands and the stunning raw beauty of the Garden Route.
Driving through some of South Africa’s most scenic landscapes, you’ll have total freedom and a sense of real honeymoon adventure. To top it all off, you’ll end your honeymoon in South Africa with 3 nights in a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, where you can sip champagne between sunset and sunrise Big Five safaris.
13 day itinerary.
This two week itinerary takes in many of our favourite 3* and 4* properties, and is great for first time visitors to South Africa.
Starting with 4 nights at Floreal House at the foot of Table Mountain, you have a few days in Cape Town to explore the city and the surrounding area including Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island, The V&A Waterfront, and the many nearby beaches.
On leaving the city you will stop in the beautiful town of Franschhoek to enjoy some of the fine wines produced in the surrounding vinyards before heading on towards the town of Montagu and then the famous Garden Route coastline.
There are a huge number of things to do in and around the town of Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route, including beaches, an elephant sanctuary, Monkeyland, trips on Knysna Lagoon, golf, and much more.
The holiday finishes on a real highlight with a 3 day safari in the Amakhala Game Reserve where you can go in search of Africa's Big 5.
14 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in October 2014
This self-drive itinerary starts with 3 nights at the 4* Cullinan Hotel on the edge on Cape Town's popular V&A Waterfront. This is a great base to explore all the attractions around the city such as Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, and Robben Island.
On leaving Cape Town, you will visit the historic town of Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, where you will have the opportunity to sample the fine wines and foods of the region, before you head to the coastal town of Hermanus to go in search of whales (if you are there in the right season) or dive with great white sharks (if you are brave enough!).
Next you have a couple of days to explore the beautiful Garden Route coast before going on safari in the malaria-free Pumba Private Game Reserve where you can see Africa's magnificent wildlife in it's natural environment and enjoy the luxury and style of a 5* safari lodge.
12 day itinerary.
This 12 night trip has all the ingredients of a classic South Africa adventure. You’ll start in the world-famous Timbavati Game Reserve, where you’ll sip sundowners on your evening safaris as the sun sinks over Kruger National Park. You’ll stay in a tented safari camp and sleep beneath a canopy of stars.
Next, you’ll set off along the Garden Route, where you’ll be treated to magnificent views and spend three nights on an island in a beautiful lagoon. From here, you can explore the surrounding forests, nature reserves and coral reefs. After this, you’ll make your way into the rich, green Cape Winelands for some gourmet good times before ending your trip in Cape Town.
12 day itinerary.
This is the classic Cape experience - a sophisticated trip from vibrant Cape Town to Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Shamwari is famed for its animal conservation efforts and home to the all-important Big Five. Every dawn and dusk, you'll set off into the bushland on the lookout for wildlife and you'll sleep in a wildly romantic tented camp tucked away in the bush, giving you a real sense of splendid isolation.
7 day itinerary.
This two week itinerary for travel over the Christmas period shows that it is possible to have a good var
You start with 4 nights in Cape Town, and this will give you long enough to explore the major sites such as Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula (including swimming with the penguins at boulders beach), and still have enough time to relax at the beach or spend time browsing some of the city's shops and craft markets.
After cape town you drive to the beautiful De Hoop Nature reserve, where you will have a couple of nights in a self-catering cottage near the beach with it's huge white sand dunes and cool, clear seas. This is a great spot to visit nearby Cape Agulas, which is the southermost tip of Africa.
From De Hoop you then drive to De Zeekoe Guest Farm in the Klein Karoo, where you can visit ostrich farms and a cheetah sanctuary, or take a guided tour of the famous Cango Caves.
After De Zeekoe, it is only a short drive down to the Garden Route where you will have a couple of days to see attractions including Monkeyland, the elephant sanctuary at Plettenberg Bay, and the Knysna Lagoon.
From the Garden Route it is only a 2h 30 minute drive to The Addo Elephant National Park where you will have a 2 day safari in the second largest park in the country. Although the park has 'Elephant' in the name it is home to a huge variety of wildlife!
You end with a couple of nights by the sea in Port Elizabeth before flying home.
14 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in December 2014
This 10 night honeymoon combines the highlights of the Cape with two incredible wildlife experiences. If you’re a pair of wildlife lovers, this will be the perfect honeymoon for you.
Starting in cosmopolitan Cape Town where you can watch two oceans converge, you’ll spend some time relaxing in the beautiful vineyards of the Cape with a local glass of wine (or two). Then, you’ll fly to the most established and largest game reserve in the Eastern Cape for two nights in a romantic tented camp, setting off on dusk and dawn safaris through the African bush. You’ll end your honeymoon in Addo Elephant National Park, where you can watch animals gather around the waterholes in the early morning light.
10 day itinerary.
This wonderful 2 week itinerary features some of our personal favourites - places we know will go the extra mile to make sure you have a fantastic holiday without breaking the bank.
First, you'll have 5 nights to fall in love with Cape Town, from its stunning scenery to its laidback, cosmopolitan vibe. Then, you'll jet up to Kruger, where you'll spend a week discovering the incredible wildlife of South Africa. You'll stay in 3 different camps, getting a totally thrilling and completely unique experience in each one, from heart-pounding walking safaris to self-drive adventures in the depths of the bush.
The trip lasts for 14 nights, but the memories will stick around forever.
14 day itinerary.
Guide price valid for travel in June 2015
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