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Lead Price
From £3595pp
14 days & 11 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Exploring the Western Cape

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 hotel facilities.


DAY 1: Fly to Cape Town
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Fly to Cape Town

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Cape Town. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Cape Town
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Cape Town

On arrival, you will be met by our VIP meet and greet service before transferring to Four Rosmead for a 4-night stay. (N)

DAY 3: Cape Town
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Cape Town

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)

DAY 4: Cape Town
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Cape Town

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)

DAY 5: Cape Town
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Cape Town

Day at leisure (B)

DAY 6: Franschhoek
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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 nights. (B)

DAY 7: Franschhoek
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At leisure to enjoy the stunning surrounds or join optional excursions including a wide selection of wine tasting and culinary experiences. (B)

DAY 8: Franschhoek
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At leisure to enjoy the stunning surrounds or join optional excursions including a wide selection of wine tasting and culinary experiences. (B)

DAY 9: Hermanus
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Drive south to Hermanus and stay 2 nights at the stunningly located Marine Hotel. (B)

DAY 10: Hermanus
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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)

DAY 11: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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)

DAY 12: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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)

DAY 13: Fly to London
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Fly to London

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)

DAY 14: London
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Early morning arrival in London. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • ‘Big Five’ game drives in Sanbona
  • Optional visit to the inspirational Langa Township
  • Observe whales from your hotel in Hermanus (seasonal)
  • Numerous optional wine tasting activities
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
Low Season
From £3595 per person
High Season
From £4695 per person

What's included

  • 4-star accommodation
  • VIP meet & greet service on arrival
  • Premium car rental package with VW Polo (or similar)
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Guided safari activities at Sanbona

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
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 enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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