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Fly overnight from London to Upington in the Northern Cape, via Johannesburg. You will be met by our VIP meet and greet service and guided through the premium, category M, car rental pick up process. Drive to the African Vineyard Guest House & Wellness Spa for an overnight stay. Optional afternoon wine tasting at the Orange River Wine Tasting Centre. (N)Day 3: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Drive north for an optional visit to the Kalahari Trails Meerkat Rehabilitation Centre, to meet a large group of rescued meerkats who have formed a new family and now roam the centre’s grounds. Continue to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park for a 2-night stay at !Xaus, a celebrated community-owned eco lodge that overlooks a salt pan and offers some of South Africa’s best stargazing. A guided evening game drive is included. (B, D)Day 4: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Enjoy a day of included activities operated by the lodge, with choices ranging from game drives in the park (home to wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas) to dune walks and cultural village tours. (B, L, D)Day 5: Kakamas
After another morning activity at the lodge, drive south to Kakamas and overnight at Vergelegen Guest House, nestled deep in the Orange river valley and surrounded by lush green vineyards. (B)Days 6-7: Namaqualand
Spend the morning exploring the area around the Augrabies Falls, before continuing west to Naries Namakwa Mountain Suites for a 2-night stay. The following day, self-drive through Namaqua National Park. Fields of wildflowers (usually Aug – Sep), star-studded nights, quiver trees and enormous granite outcrops are some of the memorable features of this area. (B, D)Days 8-9: Nieuwoudtville
Drive south to Nieuwoudtville and stay 2 nights at Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm. The farm is situated close to an impressive canyon and waterfall (rainfall dependent). There are plenty of self-guided scenic walking trails and natural rock pools here waiting to be explored. (B, D)Days 10-11: Cederberg Wilderness Area
Drive south to the Cederberg and stay 2 nights at the eco-focussed Bushmans Kloof. Included activities consist of: visits to Bushman rock art sites; guided wildlife drives; guided nature walks; and organic garden tours. While leopards are the only large predators in the area, there are still fascinating creatures to be found here, such as red hartebeests, African wildcats, bat-eared foxes, Cape clawless otters, baboons, aardwolves and aardvarks. (B, L, D)Days 12-13: Cape Town
Drive south to Cape Town and stay 2 nights at The Last Word Constantia. Spend time at leisure exploring the city and its surrounds. (B)Days 14-15: Fly home
After another day at leisure, return your car and fly back to London in the early evening, arriving the following day. (B) (N)Meal basis:
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Vergelegen Guest House is nestled in the Orange River valley just outside Kakamas in the Northern Cape, an ideal stop over point if visiting Augrabies Falls National Park, the Kalahari, the Richtersveld, West Coast or Namibia. Vineyard and wine cellar tours around the local farms are recommended. The property has undergone a full refurbishment of all rooms, which now have comfortable, contemporary furnishings. The restaurant serves fresh local ingredients with breakfast served here in the mornings or out in the open on the patio around the swimming pool.Features: 25 non-smoking rooms, 2 self-catering units, restaurant, coffee shop, cocktail lounge, air conditioning, swimming pool, secure parking.<br>Room amenities: Tea & coffee station, Wi-Fi, satellite television, minibar, hairdryer, in-room safe.
Papkuilsfontein Guest Farm is located deep in the South African farming heartland of the northern Western Cape. Accommodation is offered in various farm cottages that have been sympathetically restored and individually decorated. This is the ideal base from which to view the spectacle of indigenous flowers that bloom towards the end of August and during September. Every year, the blossoming bulbs create an orange, yellow and purple carpet of flowers in an area that is predominantly barren. Hiking is also popular from here, where you can trek to the 180-metre-deep canyon, with waterfalls cascading down 100m. There is also exceptional birdlife and San rock art sites. Breakfast, light lunches, coffee and cakes are served at Die Waenhuis ('wagon house' in Afrikaans), a small restaurant on the farm open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm during the springtime flower season (beginning of August until the end of September). The farm is ...
In the remote Northern Cape just outside Sprinkbok lies Naries Namakwa Mountain Suites on the edge of the Spektakelberg. The three exclusive suites are nestled well behind the manor house against giant granite boulders on top of the mountainside, surrounded by unique Namakwa vegetation and facing west for the setting sun and spectacular mountain scenery. They are built entirely from thatch and resemble the boulders that surround them. Meals are served in the manor house and there is a small swimming pool. A short drive or walk takes you to the manor house and a torch is provided for guests walking at night. Explore the hiking trails, take to the mountains on bike rides and go stargazing.Features: 3 thatched suites, manor house dining room, small swimming pool.<br>Room amenities: Bathroom with bath and shower with a view, hairdryer, free-standing heaters, electric blankets, free-standing fans, honesty minibar, tea & coffee station, private small deck. ...
Located 270 km north of Cape-Town, unique and unspoilt, this one time hunting ground of the intrepid San, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower destination. Since 1992, Bushmans Kloof has embodied the rebirth and development of this sanctuary, with a mission to create a thriving wilderness. In recognition of its rich cultural, historical and environmental significance, Bushmans Kloof has been declared a South African Natural Heritage Site. Activities include daily rock art excursions, botanical tours, game viewing and sunset drives in open game viewing vehicles, bird watching, nature trails and river walks.
Set on a working vineyard just outside Upington in the Northern Cape, this guesthouse and spa is unusually situated in the middle of the Orange river. Cannon Island (Kanoneiland) is a vast richly fertile area of land where the river splits before coming together again to form the longest river in South Africa. The region is often referred to as the 'green Kalahari' and is the perfect place to enjoy country living and revitalise in the wellness spa. Spacious guestrooms, each individually decorated and named after a cultivar of grape, offer country comforts with cotton percale linen, armchairs and views of the gardens and vineyards beyond. Dinner can be requested, usually a six-course meal with wine pairings (bookings essential). African Vineyard is part of the Open Africa Kokerboom Food & Wine Route that runs along the Orange river from Upington to Riemvasmaak.Features: 12 individually decorated rooms, private bathrooms, dining room, lock-up parking, ...
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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