World-class settings, world-class views and world-class game viewing all come together in this 12 night self-drive itinerary. With just 4 stops from start to finish, you will wish you had longer to continue to enjoy the luxuries that this holiday is offering. And between 01 April 2018 and 31 August 2018, 2 of your nights at The Plettenberg will be completely complimentary!
Your first stay is at The Cellars-Hohenort, located in 'Cape Town's Vineyard', the historical Constantia Valley, with its views of Table Mountain. Just 15 minutes from the city centre, a stay here allows you to easily explore and enjoy both the highlights of the city plus vineyards - so it really is the best of both worlds!
You then spend 2 nights in Hermanus - so ideal if you are planning on holidaying between June and November. The Marine overlooks South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, and it is just a stone's throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark.
The Plettenberg at Plettenberg Bay is your next stop. Situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns, this is the ultimate escape. From regular dolphin and whale sightings to bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours and other more daring pursuits in the surrounding countryside, The Plettenberg is the ideal place to relax and unwind, recharge and reinvigorate.
Finally, the safari. The malaria-free Shamwari Game Reserve is home to the Big 5, and offers excellent game viewing across 25,000 hectares. Eagles Crag, tucked away and surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs, expresses an elegant ambience amid nature's beauty. The exclusive suites are fashioned in glass and stone, offering guests expansive views of the surrounding rock faces where eagles soar.
Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport, collect your luggage then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will be met by your driver who will be holding a signboard with your name on it.
You will then be transferred to Constantia, the 'Vineyard' of Cape Town.
With its views of Table Mountain, world-class facilities, delectable cuisine and a diverse selection of luxury rooms set in glorious surroundings, The Cellars-Hohenort is an ideal venue to start your holiday to South Africa.
Your hire car will be delivered at 09:00 this morning.
11 Day Car Rental: Group E: Toyoto Corolla Automatic or similar (on Super Cover)
Allow about 2 hours to drive to The Marine, one of the Southern Hemisphere's most spectacular seaside properties. Perched on the cliffs overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay, from June to November guests are able to view majestic whales from the comfort of their beautiful sea view room.
Drive to the Garden Route (approx 435 km / 4 h 15 mins) and onto Plettenberg Bay, where you will find The Plettenberg, situated on a rocky headland and offering views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach.
Drive to the multi-award winning Shamwari Game Reserve (approx 300 km / 3 h 20 minutes) and through the reserve to reach Eagles Crag. Covering a huge 25,000 hectares, the reserve is home to the Big Five as well as cheetah, hyena, hippo, zebra and antelope. Game viewing is carried out during the morning and evening when you are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before departing for the drive back to Port Elizabeth Airport (approx 90 km / 1 h 20 mins). Return your hire car here and check in for your flight home via Cape Town or Johannesburg - passengers are advised to check in at least 90 minutes prior to the flight departure.