South Africa: Cape Town, Wine & Safari
Your South Africa travel itinerary:
Day 1: Cape Town
Days 2 - 5: Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town, make your way to the hotel to take it easy, ready for a fantastic few days in one of the world's most spectacularly situated cities. Cape Town is a cultural melting pot, its vibrant character derived from a fusion of Khoisan and other African tribes from the north, and Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers. Hike up Table Mountain for heady views of the city and ocean beyond – you could abseil your way back down or opt for the more sedate cable car. Catch the boat across Table Bay to remarkable Robben Island, most famous for being the prison island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. After soaking up some history, take a trip to historical Bo-Kaap and take part in a cookery demonstration, learning how to mix masala and balance spices to create a tasty Cape Malay curry. Whether you're a fan of architecture, food and drink or outdoor pursuits, Cape Town will not disappoint.
Days 6 - 8: Stellenbosch
Continue on to Stellenbosch in the heart of the Winelands. Wander the leafy streets and admire the handsome Cape Dutch architecture, visiting the diverting museums and galleries. Next you’ll head out of town for the quintessential Stellenbosch experience – calling in at a beautiful mountain vineyard and spending the afternoon sampling fine wines and cheeses while overlooking row upon row of sun-drenched vines.
Days 9 - 11: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Transfer to your luxurious game lodge in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, well-known for its rare white lion population, but also home to the rest of the Big 5, as well as a wide variety of birdlife. Explore the park in a 4x4 vehicle with an experienced guide, and witness these amazing creatures in their natural habitat – a once in a lifetime experience! As well as the majestic white lion, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to spot a wide variety of big game, as well as some of the smaller flora and fauna such as the endemic flightless dung beetle. After all the game viewing, sit back and relax at your luxury safari lodge, or lie back and gaze at the myriad stars.
Days 12 - 13:
Transfer to Cape Town and return to the UK
Hotels on this South Africa holiday:
- Cape Town - 4* Hippo Boutique Hotel
- Stellenbosch - 4* Spier Hotel
- Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - 5* Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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