The Best of South Africa -12 nights
This fantastic package offers travellers some of South Africa’s loveliest highlights – safari at Sabi Sands, Cape Town, the beautiful coastline and whale watching capital of Hermanus, and the picturesque Cape Winelands.
Explore the wildlife and natural environment at Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, before flying to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. Finish your trip with 2 days each in lovely Hermanus and the famous Winelands.
Included in the Package:
- 3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa, including meals and game drives
- 4 nights at the Queen Victoria, including breakfast
- 2 nights at Birkenhead House, including meals
- 2 nights at Majeka House, including breakfast
- All return airport transfers
- Please note that the price does not include international and domestic flights
Tailor Made Itineraries
Please let us know if you would like to make changes to this itinerary, we are always happy to tailor-make your African dream vacation.
The Trip in Detail
A closer look at your holiday
Day 1-4 Chitwa Chitwa/Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sand is one of South Africa’s premier safari destinations. Sharing a border with the Kruger National Park means that the abundance of wildlife in the area is even greater, making game drives exciting and unpredictable.
Chitwa Chitwa is one of the most romantic and exclusive safari lodges in South Africa. The accommodation is luxurious and the game viewing excellent.
Your stay at Chitwa Chitwa will include 2 daily game drives, with tea and coffee in the mornings and appetizers and sun downers in the evenings. In addition to drives, guests can also take bush walks when available – a fantastic way to see smaller wildlife often missed on drives. Meals at the lodge are consistently excellent and all preferences can be catered to.
Amazing safari the Sabi Sands
Lovely bush accommodation
Great game rangers
Day Day 4-8 Queen Victoria Hotel/Cape Town
From Sabi Sand, fly down to Cape Town for 4 nights. Here you’ll stay in the bustling V&A Waterfront, at the boutique Queen Victoria Hotel. Staying in the waterfront puts you within walking distance of a wide range of restaurants, great activities and plenty of shopping.
From the Waterfront you can take a ferry to Robben Island, sunset cruises and even helicopter flips around the peninsula. A quick drive will take you to the city bowl, Company’s Gardens and quirky sidewalk cafes of the many fascinating side streets in Cape Town’s center. The Cable Car station for Table Mountain is also within several minutes drive, as are the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. It’s also recommended to take a drive to Cape Point, passing the beautiful towns of Kalk Bay and Simonstown.
Great location in the V&A Waterfront
Exclusive boutique hotel
Day 8-10 Birkenhead House/Hermanus
After Cape Town, take an approximately 2 hour drive to the charming seaside town of Hermanus, South Africa’s whale watching capital. Hermanus boasts great land based whale watching (as well as boat trips), fantastic restaurants, nearby wineries, lovely local markets and a wealth of activities.
Birkenhead House offers a luxury base from which to explore Hermanus and its surrounds. Whale watching from the hotel itself is excellent, and the beautiful pool area a tranquil and beautiful spot to relax.
Amazing sea views
Romantic and exclusive
Day 10-12 Majeka House/Stellenbosch
Finish your South African tour in the picturesque Winelands, at luxury boutique hotel Majeka House. Located on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, Majeka House is near to a great range of wineries, including Waterford, Delaire Graff, Tokara, Rustenberg, Jordan and more.
Your last 2 nights in the country will be spent relaxing in the Winelands, enjoying gorgeous views and fine wines from a selection of the hundreds of wineries in the area. From Stellenbosch, drive over the Helshoogte Pass to historic Franschhoek (about 30 minutes by car) and its surrounding vineyards. In addition to wine tasting, walking around the beautiful towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek provides a myriad of picturesque cafes, tree-lined streets and interesting shops.
Perfect location for exploring the Winelands