Join a group of like-minded solo travellers
on this journey to South Africa. Fully
escorted by an expert local guide, your
group will explore the highlights of this
fascinating country, spotting Big Five
wildlife in the Eastern Cape, driving some
of the most scenic parts of the Garden
Route, exploring Oudtshoorn’s Cango
caves, sampling some of the best wine
and cuisine along Route 62 and finishing
in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.
View more climate information & imperial units
Fly overnight from London (regional connections
available) to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
with British Airways. (N)
Arrive into Port Elizabeth and transfer to The
Kelway Hotel (or similar) and stay 2 nights.
Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner in the
Drive to Amakhala Game Reserve in the Eastern
Cape for a morning wildlife drive followed by a
delicious lunch at Hlosi Game Lodge. Return to
Port Elizabeth. Remainder of the day at leisure.
(B, L, D)
Drive to Knysna and stay at Protea Hotel Knysna
Quays / Simola Country Estate (or similar) for
2 nights. Afternoon cruise to the Knysna Heads
on The John Benn, a classic boat named after a
legendary pilot. (B, D)
Morning drive through the Tsitsikamma
National Park, well known for its indigenous
forests and dramatic coastline. Return to
Knysna. (B, D)
Morning drive to Oudtshoorn – ‘the feather capital
of the world’ – and visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. After a leisurely three-course
lunch at the ostrich farm, continue to Protea
Hotel Riempie Estate (or similar) and overnight.
Remainder of the day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Early morning optional meerkat adventure
tour, accompanied by an expert (from £40).
After breakfast, take a morning guided tour of
Cango caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular
natural formations. Its vast caverns are adorned
with beautiful and delicate stalagmites and
stalactites. Continue along Route 62, a scenic
route that leads through South Africa’s winegrowing
region. Stop at the town of Robertson,
with its Victorian buildings and jacaranda-lined
streets, for a wine tasting at Van Loveren. After
lunch (payable locally) drive to Stellenbosch and
stay 2 nights at Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa
(or similar)*. (B, D)
Full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Drive
through mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape
Dutch homesteads. Stops include Stellenbosch,
Franschhoek and Paarl (time-permitting). Two
wine tastings are included. (B, D)
Morning guided walk in Stellenbosch and a
picnic lunch in a scenic spot. Transfer to the
Southern Sun Waterfront (or similar) for 3
nights. (B, D)
Morning orientation tour including a cable car
ascent of Table Mountain (weather permitting).
Afternoon at leisure for exploration of the
Waterfront or take an optional excursion to
Robben Island (from £22) where Nelson Mandela
was imprisoned for three decades. (B, D)
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive
through the pretty seaside suburbs of Camps
Bay and Hout Bay, where you may take an
optional cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the
southernmost tip of the peninsula and visit
Cape Point, returning via the penguin colony at
the old British Naval Base in Simon’s Town and
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Farewell dinner
at Gold Restaurant with a 14-course Cape Malay
and African menu accompanied by a unique
interactive drumming experience. (B, D)
Day at leisure to explore Cape Town or take
optional excursions. Evening transfer to the
airport and fly to London with British Airways. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These small group tours have been specially created for single
travellers. Benefits include single occupancy
of double / twin rooms as standard and at
sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded
travellers. View the complete collection at
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a driver-guide from arrival in Port
This tour is based in 3- and
4-star accommodation. Accommodation in the
Winelands could be in Franschhoek or Paarl.
The itinerary may be run in reverse
without any changes to the content of the tour.
The small Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa is an elegant Victorian-style hotel located in the centre of Stellenbosch, close to the train station. A mixture of modern and vintage sophistication, the hotel offers a classic ambience and a relaxing atmosphere with an antique lounge, log fire and deep sofas. Rooms are individually decorated with antique furniture collected over the years. The hotel also features a charming restaurant serving an authentic South African buffet breakfast and the signature Dorpshuis Spa where guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments and massages.
Features: 30 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool (heated in winter), spa, restautant.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, writing...
The Knysna Quays forms part of the vibrant Knysna waterfront development on the edge of the lagoon and is just walking distance from Knysna's many boutiques and restaurants. The hotel has a nautical ambience and some rooms offer views across the lagoon. Relax on the pool deck with its sweeping views before sampling the local seafood in the excellent local restaurants. The hotel only serves breakfast, however, the availability of restaurants locally means that this does not pose a...
Situated in a farm-like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate is a charming hotel with well-appointed thatched rondavels, only 20 minutes away from the Cango Caves and moments away from the crocodile and ostrich farms for which Oudtshoorn is famed.
Features: 29 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, children's playground, restaurant, bar.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, satellite television, tea & coffee...
Simola Country Estate is located on a 325-hectare estate that is set up high, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The 40 two-bedroom suites are elegantly decorated and have a patio, DVD player with surround sound, air conditioning and underfloor heating. Facilities available include the golf course, a spa and an excellent restaurant called The Orchid...
The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel, situated between Table mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, is ideally located near to the entrance of the V&A Waterfront complex, South Africa's most popular shopping destination. Many of the guestrooms have views of the harbour or mountain and all provide superb comfort, matched by great service. Elsewhere, there is a secluded outdoor pool area, excellent breakfast room, cocktail bar and contemporary South African...
Located close to Port Elizabeth international airport, The Kelway Hotel offers views over Mandela Bay and the nearby cliffs and is within walking distance of swimmable beaches. The hotel offers a choice of comfortable and well-appointed rooms which are furnished with dark wood and some offer sea or mountain views. The main areas of the hotel are also decorated using dark woods providing a warm ambience to the hotel. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes and meals are served overlooking the nearby bay. The hotel also features a bright and airy bar with a steam train theme.
Features: 63 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities, television,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
ZRS2017: 10 Nights
Cape Town is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, offering a...
Knysna meaning 'place of wood', derives its name from the indigenous Khoi-san people and...
Oudtshoorn is situated in the Klein Karoo, 55 km from the coastal town of George. The...
Stellenbosch is a vibrant university town at the heart of South Africa's wine industry....