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This flexible self-drive itinerary offers
a perfect introduction to South Africa’s
Western Cape. With stays in the vibrant
city of Cape Town, the scenic Winelands
around Franschhoek, the whale
watching hub of Hermanus and the ‘Big
Five’ wildlife reserve of Sanbona, this
is an excellent starting point for any
first-time visitor. As all locations visited
are close together and well connected
by good quality roads, driving times
are short and quality time can be spent
enjoying the excursions, activities and
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Fly overnight from London (regional
connections available) to Cape Town. (N)
On arrival, you will be met by our VIP meet
and greet service before transferring to Four
Rosmead for a 4-night stay. (N)
At leisure to relax and roam this cosmopolitan
city or choose from a large selection of
optional excursions. Possible activities include
a boat trip to Robben Island, a cable car
up Table Mountain and a fascinating and
rewarding visit to the township of Langa. (B)
Your premium package category B car hire will
be delivered in the morning and you then have
2 days at leisure to explore the surrounds of
the city. Popular day trips include the Cape of
Good Hope, the naval base at Simon’s Town
and Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of
African penguins. (B)
Drive the short distance to Franschhoek, home
to some of the world’s most popular wineries.
Stay at Mont d’Or Franschhoek for the next 3
At leisure to enjoy the stunning surrounds
or join optional excursions including a
wide selection of wine tasting and culinary
Drive south to Hermanus and stay 2 nights at
the stunningly located Marine Hotel. (B)
Between June and November, this slow-paced coastal town becomes a hive of activity as
huge numbers of southern right whales arrive
from Antarctica’s icy waters to calve and mate.
With humpbacks and great white sharks also
packing the surrounding bays, Hermanus
soon transforms into one of the world’s best
locations for land- and sea-based whale and
shark watching. Outside of whale season the
town still offers beautiful coastal walks and
laid-back living. (B)
Drive to the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, where
you will leave your car at a welcome lodge
before being transferred to Tilney Manor for
a 2-night stay. A host of safari activities are
included during your stay, such as wildlife
drives, guided nature walks, rock art visits and
boat safaris. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon safari activities.
Possible wildlife sightings include the ‘Big Five’
and the only free ranging white lions in South
Africa. (B, L, D)
Depending on your flight time, you may have
the opportunity for a morning safari activity
before transferring back to the welcome lodge
to collect your car. Drive to Cape Town Airport
for your flight to London. (B)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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