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Complimentary champagne afternoon tea for two.*Join an expert guide and a small group of likeminded
solo travellers on a fascinating and
scenic journey through some of South Africa’s
most majestic locations. Experience the
energy of Cape Town, witness wildlife ranging
from the ‘Big Five’ to colossal whales*, explore
dramatic coasts and caves, and end with a
chance to indulge yourself with some of the
world’s best wine and chocolate.
*Book this Solo Travellers tour on or before 17 October and receive a Platinum Champagne Afternoon Tea for two gift voucher at your choice of Handpicked Hotels' country house and spa hotels.
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Fly overnight from London (regional
connections available) to Cape Town. You will
be met at the airport and transferred into the
city via a brief orientation tour. Enjoy an early
evening walking tour of the Bo-Kaap district
followed by an interactive local cooking class
and dinner. Stay 2 nights at the Cape Milner
Hotel (or similar). (N) (D)
Take a morning Cape Peninsula guided tour, visiting the Cape of Good Hope, the penguins
of Boulders Beach, and the seaside suburbs of
Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Afternoon at leisure
or take an optional cable car ride to the top of
Table Mountain (weather dependent). (B, D)
Drive to Hermanus for an afternoon whale
watching boat excursion*. This is one of the
best places in the world for whale enthusiasts,
with humpbacks, Bryde’s and most notably,
southern right whales, flooding the area
to breed, calve and play. Overnight at the
Harbour House (or similar). (B, D)
Transfer to the Garden Route Game Reserve
and board an open safari vehicle for an
afternoon wildlife drive. The reserve here
offers a fantastic ‘Big Five’ game viewing
experience, with giraffes, zebras and numerous
antelope species also abundant. The following
day, join both a morning and afternoon game
drive. Stay 2 nights at the Garden Route Game
Lodge (or similar). (B, D)
Continue eastwards to the Tsitsikamma
National Park, where you can explore the
indigenous forest and dramatic coastline, also
crossing the bridge that suspends over the
Storms River Gorge. Then head to Knysna for a
2-night stay at the Knysna Hollow (or similar).
Join a morning boat cruise across Knysna’s
spectacular lagoon, to the Featherbed Nature
Reserve. Upon docking, you will be driven to the top of a hill for stunning views of
the surroundings, before enjoying an easy
walk back down towards the boat for your
return journey across the water. Afternoon at
leisure to roam the pretty town or simply relax.
Drive north to Oudtshoorn, often referred to as
the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of the
large number of ostrich farms in the region.
Visit one of these farms in the morning, before
heading to the otherworldly Cango Caves for
a guided tour in the afternoon. Overnight at
De Zeekoe Guest Farm (or similar). (B, D).
Optional early morning meerkat safari, then
travel into the famous hills of the Winelands.
Afternoon at leisure. Stay 2 nights at De Zalze
Lodge (or similar). (B, D)
Day 11: Cape Winelands
Morning at leisure, before joining an afternoon
wine tasting tour, with a chocolate pairing
session included. Evening final farewell dinner.
Transfer to Cape Town for some free time
and souvenir shopping, before heading to the
airport for the evening flight back to the UK,
arriving the following day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These small group tours have been specially created for solo 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 solo travellers.
An assortment of room
types may be used on this tour. Allocation
of these will be on a ‘run of the house’ basis, meaning that when it is not possible for all
guests to stay in the same room category,
designation of alternative rooms will be
made at random. All rooms will have private
bathroom facilities and be of a good standard.
Whale watching is only
possible between June and November and
is dependent on migration patterns and the
weather. When whales are not present or
conditions are not suitable, a guided walk
around the scenic Hermanus cliff paths will
be included instead.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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WAW2020: 10 Nights
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