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THE SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a fabulous trip exploring the very best South Africa has to offer. If you have never visited before we cannot recommend it highly enough and have put together this amazing experience in the hope it will wet your appetite.

 

This trip is focused around the heart of the Western Cape, the vibrant and colourful city of Cape Town. It is no surprise that Cape Town is regularly described as one of the worlds most beautiful cities, with so much to offer on its doorstep.

 

Marvel spectacular scenery, stunning landscapes with fauna and flora a plenty, rugged, unspoilt coastlines, and pristine beaches in and around the city. Surrounded by the majestic presence of Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles the city hosts an amazing choice of must do activities including a hike or cable car up Table Mountain to admire the breathtaking views of the Cape, a boat trip out to the historic Robben Island, the vibrant V&A Waterfront and the colourful Bo Khap neighbourhood. And the Cape peninsula tour from Camps Bay to Cape Point via Chapmans Peak Drive with stops at the various fishing bays on route and to see the penguins at Boulders Beach is an absolute must do too.

The stunning Cape wine lands are a big attraction to South Africa producing some of the world’s most popular wines. This experience will see you venture out to vineyards and estates around an hour’s drive from Cape Town and where you will experience the most wonderful wine tastings in the most beautiful of settings. Some of the vineyards offer interesting cellar tours and delectable gastronomy to accompany their scrumptious wines too.

 

No trip to South Africa would be complete without experiencing some of the incredible wildlife synonymous to Africa; the big five. On this experience you will visit the largest free roaming Big Five safari experience in the Western Cape and outside the Kruger. Around a four-hour drive away from Cape Town along South Africa’s popular Garden Route or just 45 minutes from George Airport, the reserve offers an extraordinary and luxurious malaria-free nature experience. With five star accommodation, spectacular scenery, captivating wildlife and the most wonderful, friendly staff, Gondwana, will not disappoint.

GALLERY

 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport that serves the capital of South Africa, Cape Town, and surroundings. Located approximately 12 miles (20 km) from the city centre of Cape Town, CPT airport operates with international and domestic flights. Is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services.

 

The airport has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Europe and Asia. It also has direct flights to South Africa’s other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centres in South Africa.

 

Please let us know your preferences for travel and will organise your flights and private transfers to get you from the airport to your chosen accommodation.

 

Our travel specialists are available to answer any questions you have regarding your itinerary and travel. You can reach us on: +44(0)1730 260 263    E: [email protected]

A totally unique and personal itinerary will be created for you and any number of things can be included in your trip.

Kaluma Travel will cost up your trip based on your preferences, however, as a guideline a 5* experience including a stay in Cape Town, the winelands, and a safari trip would be a minimum of EUR 10,000 per person excluding travel (flights/transfers etc.).

ITINERARY


Day 1 ~ Arrival
Private transfer from Cape Town airport to your chosen luxury hotel.
Days 2-5 ~Cape Town sights
Stay along Camps Bay. Kick back and relax on the beach after your travels and enjoy some of the best Seafood in the world (for a fraction of the price you would pay anywhere else).
Enjoy at least three days exploring the sights of Cape Town, including a fascinating visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for eighteen of his twenty seven years served.
Hike or catch the cable car to enjoy the spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain and discover the history of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood and some superb cuisine across the city. 
Days 6-8 ~ Winelands
Hire a car so you can explore Cape Town’s dramatic coastal scenery, taking a daytrip to the lighthouse at Cape Point and stopping off to see the penguins at Boulders Bay and all the beautiful beaches on route.
Drive an hour out to the South African Wineland region and the mountainous valleys surrounding Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch and where South Africa’s finest wines are produced.
Stay in Franschhoek and sample its award-wining restaurants and spending time enjoying various wine tastings at the nearby wine estates. 
Days 9-12 ~ Safari
Experience three days on safari at the wonderful Gondwana Game Reserve, North West of Mossel Bay enjoying morning and afternoon game drives to search for lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, hyena, rhino and more, accompanied by expert guides. 
Days 13-14 ~ Whale watching and final sights of Cape Town
Head back to Cape Town along the coast line with a stop at Hermanus to enjoy some whale watching (during the months of June- November).
Stay at one of our recommended luxury hotels including the Belmont Mount Nelson where you can have the most delicious high tea. Perhaps the next morning you might try an early morning hike up Lion’s Head to work off a bit of that indulgence and once again take in the sites of this magnificent city.

 

If our itinerary takes your fancy, please don’t hesitate to call us for a quote on +44 (0)1730 260 263 or if you would like us to tailor-make an itinerary to suit your requirements we would be more than happy to do so.

CONTACT OUR TRAVEL CONSULTANTS TODAY

t: +44(0)1730 260 263    e: [email protected]