This holiday includes stays in the outstanding Liz McGrath Collection - the Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town, The Marine in Hermanus, and The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay - 3 iconic hotels that exemplify South Africa hospitality. Ending with a safari also befitting to the same attributes, and you have a first-class holiday from start to end.
The Cellars-Hohenort is set within 9 acres of lush gardens in the Cape Town suburb of Constantia. Staying here opens up a wealth of experiences, from garden tours, picnics and bird watching to swimming, cycling, tennis and lawn games - and that is all just at the property itself! If you can tear yourself away, you can explore all that Cape Town has to offer, be it Constantia Wine Valley and Kirstenbosch Gardens, or other attractions such as Table Mountain, Cape Point and the V&A Waterfront. Enjoy all this for 4 glorious nights at the start of your holiday.
Your next 2 nights are in Hermanus. Fondly known as the 'grand old lady', The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay. The hotel is the ultimate location for whale watching during whale season.
You will then head to the Garden Route and enjoy a few nights at The Plettenberg, a wonderful location from which to explore the beauty of the celebrated Garden Route, or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful hotel around the rim-flow pools with sea views or enjoying a spa treatment.
Finally, you end your trip with a 3 night safari in the world-famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Your suite at Sabi Sabi Little Bush has a private deck with heated spa bath overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Thatched roofs, romantic mosquito nets draped over the comfortable beds and beautiful wooden finishes complete the picture of an exclusive safari getaway. The main guest pool area is perfect for relaxing inbetween game activities and an outdoor boma is a wonderful setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine.
Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your dirver will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
The Cellars-Hohenort is located in 'Cape Town's Vineyard', the historical Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain. All rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain or over the 9 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. The hotel boasts two award-winning dining experiences, these include Greenhouse, one of South Africa's Top 10 rated restaurants where cuisine focuses on South African ingredients with modern interpretations, and The Conservatory, serving simple, beautiful fare and a selection of what was Liz McGrat''s favourite dishes. The relaxing Fresh Wellness Spa, tennis court and much more ensures that The Cellars-Hohenort is the result of what was Liz McGrath's more than 20 years of hard work, love and endless inspiration.
Your hire car will be delivered to the hotel at 09:00 this morning. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you. With a hire car, over the next couple of days you can explore slightly further afield - maybe taking a day trip down to the Cape Peninsula, stopping en-route there or back at Boulders Beach, which is home to one of only 2 mainland nesting colonies of African penguins in South Africa.
9 Day Car Rental: Group E: Toyoto Corolla Quest Auto or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)
Drive to Hermanus (approx 80 km / 1 h 0 mins). The Marine is perched on the cliffs, overlooking Hermanus' Walker Bay, and offers guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November guests are able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their beautiful sea view room.
Drive to The Garden Route (approx 465 km / 4 h 30 mins). The Plettenberg, situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay, along the famous Garden Route, is the ultimate South African seaside escape. The 5* hotel, with its 35 beautifully appointed rooms and 2 family-style villas, showcases views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand.
Drive back to George Airport, return your hire car and check in for your flight to Johannesburg (please note: check in for domestic flights is 90 minutes prior to the flight departure).
Airlink 4Z622 (Economy Class): Fly from George Airport (GRJ) departing at 08:30 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 13:05
Connect with your flight onto Skukuza.
Airlink 4Z651 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 10:35 to Skukuza Airport (SZK), arriving at 13:05
You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to Sabi Sabi Little Bush.
The idyllic setting and accommodation at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp alone makes a safari here a memorable one. Two daily safaris in open safari vehicles then showcase the best wildlife experience imaginable. From the Big 5 to the smallest of creatures, skilled rangers and local Shangaan trackers will make sure that the outings are filled with exceptional close wildlife encounters.
After you return from your morning game drive, you will be able to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are transferred back to Skukuza Airport ,where you will check in for your flight home either via Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 12 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.
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