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.
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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 / The Beach Hotel (or similar) and stay
2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Welcome dinner in
the evening. (D)
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 / Premier Resort The
Moorings (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 / Swartberg Country Manor (or similar) and
overnight. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B, L, D)
Early morning optional meerkat adventure,
accompanied by an expert (from £55). 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 wine-growing 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 / NH The Lord Charles (in
Somerset West) (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 area or take an optional excursion to
Robben island (from £30) 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.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5008 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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 restaurant.
Features: 537 rooms, pool, gym, bar, restaurant, cafe, spa, free Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, tea & coffee, television,...
Renowned for its warm and friendly hospitality, this is a relaxing hotel ideally situated opposite Hobie beach and adjacent to the new Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex. Unwind in the Heritage Bar, on the Mediterranean-style patio or relax around the pool. Enjoy excellent cuisine at the a la carte Bell Restaurant or a five-course dinner menu at The Crest Restaurant. All 58 guest-rooms are decorated in bright colours, with a distinct home-away-from-home feeling; all have air-conditioning, mini safes and...
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.
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ZRS2018: 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....