Cape Town, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Reserves

Flying time: Cape Town 12.5 hours, Johannesburg 11.5 hours

Time difference: GMT+2 hours

Visa: A visa is not required for visitors with a British passport

Currency: South African Rand

Best time to visit: For this particular itinerary the UK winter is the best time to travel. From June to November is whale watching season along the coast.

Cape Town – 4 Nights

Begin with 4 nights in scenic Cape Town. Be shown around on private tours of Boulders beach & the Cape Peninsula. Experience the Waterfront Sunset Cruise, hikes around Table Mountain National Park and explore the history of Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope.

Franschhoek – 2 Nights

After a short drive from Cape Town you will enter the rolling hills of the South Africa wine regions.  Home to South Africa’s most famous wines and incredible food. 

Explore the regions vineyards by the local hop on hop off Wine Tram or take part in a full day privately guided tour of the winelands. 

You could also enjoy the amazing array of art galleries, coffee shops and of course the incredible restaurants. 

Hermanus – 2 Nights

Around 2.5 hours away from Franschhoek you will arrive into the small coastal town of Hermanus. 2 nights is perfect here for you to explore the local hiking trails along its rugged coastline. If you are after an adrenaline rush then this is where you can try Great White Shark diving! If adrenaline isn’t what you are after, then you can explore the Hermanus Cliff Path, Grotto Beach, the Hermanus Country Market and tours of the Benguela Cove & Wine Estate. 

Whale watching is seasonal here between June – November. They come extremely close to the shore so you can see whales breach from your cliff path walks. 



Oudtshoorn – 1 Night

This area is most known for its Ostrich farms and is still on the famous Route 62 wine route.

Here you can explore the Cango Caves, cycle paths and you could even try an Ostrich safari!


Plettenberg Bay – 2 Nights

Plettenberg Bay or ‘Plett’ as it is more commonly known as, overlooks the bay which has the same name.  This resort town is popular amongst local tourists and boasts white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and mountains all ready to explore. The town stretches right down to the beach and has some of the best restaurants of all the surrounding areas. 

Shamwari Game Reserve

3 Nights

Shamwari Private Game Reserve luxury safari lodge destination. (Shamwari meaning (‘’my friend’’), it is a private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape – offering Luxury tented or luxury lodge accommodation. Shamwari is home to the coveted Big 5

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