South Africa has much to offer. Cape Town is one of our favourite cities. In a spectacular location with Table Mountain as its backdrop, it is one of the world’s most iconic and beautiful cities. There are so many memorable sights including the country’s oldest building The Castle, the historic Parliament Buildings, City Hall, the Slave Lodge and the unforgettable Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for twenty-seven years.
Take the cable car or trek up Table Mountain for panoramic views of the city and coastline. The diversity and quality of Cape Town’s restaurants and bars make the city a foodie’s paradise, especially along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Then travel up to the Eastern Cape to enjoy two days on safari. An unforgettable highlight of many holidays.
From here we move to the Winelands to spend a couple of days enjoying some of the finest wines of South Africa before returning to Cape Town for a stay on the famous Camps Bay beach.
Cape Town, Winelands & Safari
- Take in the sights of Cape Town and activities
- Track the Big Five at Amakhala Game Reserve
- Sample some of South Africa’s finest wines
- Relax on the beach at Camps Bay
Cape Town 3 nights | Amakhala Game Reserve 2 nights | Stellenbosch 2 nights | Camps Bay 4 nights
Days 1 and 2: London to Cape Town
Fly overnight from London to Cape Town.
Day 3: Cape Town
On your first full day in Cape Town we include a full day whale watching tour.
Day 4: Cape Town
Nelson Mandela is an integral part of the modern history of South Africa. Take a ferry to Robben Island, the place he was imprisoned for many years in his fight for freedom and equality. In the afternoon maybe a visit to view the amazing array of plants in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or the array of fish in the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Day 5: Cape Town to Amakhala Game Reserve
Fly from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, and on to Amakhala Game Reserve.
Day 6: Amakhala Game Reserve
A typical day on safari starts early – before dawn – as you get up in time to catch the animals waking up after a night’s sleep. You will go out with your guide/tracker in a small jeep that will roam the reserve in search of wild animals. Wildebeest and zebra are easily observed, but cheetahs, lions and leopards may be harder to find.
Amakhala is home to the ‘Big Five’ so there is a good chance of seeing all of them during your stay. This is a game reserve however and the animals roam wild so sightings cannot be guaranteed. The expert guides will though do all in their power to ensure that you do.
Day 7: Amakhala Game Reserve to Stellenbosch
Flight back to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth, and travel on to Stellenbosch.
Day 8: Stellenbosch
An excellent way to explore the Winelands is on the Wine Tram. The Red Line departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s picturesque rolling vineyards while stopping at the following wine estates: Maison, Mont Rochelle, Holden Manz, Chamonix, Dieu Donné, Grande Provence, and Rickety Bridge.
Day 9: Stellenbosch to Camps Bay
Travel by road back to Cape Town and Camps Bay.
Day 10 to 12: Camps Bay
Camps Bay is a popular beach resort on the outskirts of Cape Town. It is a great place to relax though you are not far from the centre of Cape Town so you can still go into the centre to see the sights you may have missed on your first visit.
Day 13 & 14: Cape Town to London
Time to end your holiday in Africa, and head back home.
Indicative Holiday Prices
All of our holidays are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 14-day suggested holiday will cost from £2,500 per person (superior) and £3,900 (luxury) including international flights from the UK, based on two sharing.
Alternative hotels to upgrade your holiday
Cape Town – 12 Apostles
Safari Lodge – Amakhala Bush Lodge
Winelands – Franschoek Leeu House
Beach – Last Word Long Beach