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This 5-star self-drive itinerary visits one of South Africa’s most beautiful areas at a very affordable price. Explore Cape Town and the picturesque Winelands, drive along the Garden Route to Knysna, perhaps visiting Hermanus and Oudtshoorn en route. End your holiday on safari, staying in one of the exclusive Eastern Cape wildlife reserves.
“Now that I have stayed there, I can really see how the Taj Cape Town, located downtown close to the Company Gardens, offers an interesting alternative to the V&A Waterfront. Close to a wide range of art galleries and boutiques, there is plenty to do. The building itself used to be the old 1920s Reserve Bank and many of the original features have been maintained. For those of you who like London’s favourite Indian restaurant, the Bombay Brasserie, you will be pleased to know that there is now a sister restaurant inside the Taj Cape Town.”
Jonathan Fitzsimmonds, Cox & Kings Africa Expert, visited Taj Cape Town in November 2011.
“Falling asleep to grunting hippos in the lake, spotting some spectacular fish eagles at close range and being lucky enough to have a magnificent sighting of an endangered white lion, were my standout wildlife moments at Pumba. I really enjoyed Water Lodge and watching the animals come down to the lake to drink. Each chalet has a large private deck with your own private plunge pool.”
Louise Stanion, Cox & Kings Africa Expert, visited Pumba Water Lodge in March 2007.
• Superb value itinerary including 3 free nights. 1 in Taj Cape Town, Franschhoek Country House & Villas and Pumba Water Lodge respectively (all year).
• Unique 5-star properties.
• Superb Big Five wildlife viewing all year round in the 7,000-hectare Pumba Private Game Reserve.
Day 1 – To Cape Town: Fly overnight from London to Cape Town with British Airways. (N)
Day 2 – Cape Town: Arrive and transfer to Taj Cape Town for a 3-night stay. The rest of your day is at leisure. (D)
Days 3-4 – Cape Town: Days at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)
Day 5 – To Franschhoek: Your hire car will be delivered in the morning. After breakfast, drive to the Winelands and stay 3 nights at Franschhoek Country House & Villas. The rest of your day is at leisure. (B)
Days 6-7 – The Winelands: Days at leisure. (B)
Day 8 – To Knysna: Drive along the Garden Route, via Hermanus, to Knysna. Stay 3 nights at Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. (B)
Days 9-10 - Knysna: Days at leisure. From Knysna it is also possible to visit Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay.
Day 11 – To the Eastern Cape: Drive to Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape and stay 3 nights in Water Lodge. (B, D)
Day 12-13 – Eastern Cape: Safari activities. (B, L, D)
Day 14 – To London: Morning safari activity. Fly to London, via Johannesburg, with British Airways. (B, L)
Day 15 – London: Early morning arrival. (N)
Transport & accommodation: Safari drives will be in a 4x4 vehicle. Hotels and lodges are of a 5-star standard.
Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Cox & Kings blog about the Bombay Brasserie.
You-tube video of Pumba Private Game Reserve.
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