A land of dazzling beaches and magnificent marine creatures
5* from £2,598 | 4* from £1,698
This is a land of dazzling beaches and magnificent marine creatures; surreal wine lands and mellifluous forests; a land where a great animal kingdom stirs as scintillating sunsets capture your attention…before the stars take the stage.
Here grand greens welcome golfers and photographers want for nothing. Luxury trains guide you through breathtaking landscapes. Families find adventure and partners fall deeper in love in tranquil settings. Chefs mesmerise gastronomes and winemakers have guests marvelling at their creations.
Welcome to South Africa!
This is a luxury Safari and Garden Route tour to South Africa and includes famous Shamwari, Plettenberg Bay, Hermanus and Franschhoek.
There is also an option to extend your stay at the famous One & Only Cape Town.
10 Nights (+ 3 nights optional)
Day 1 - Arrival into Port Elizabeth. Shamwari Private Game Reserve (for 3 nights)
Day 4 - The Plettenberg (for 3 nights)
Day 7 - Hermanus (for 2 nights)
Day 9 - Franschhoek (for 2 nights)
Optional : Day 11 - Cape Town (for 3 nights) +£260pp
Day One to Three
Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve is the ultimate Luxury Big Five African Safari Adventure & Conservation effort coupled with responsible Tourism. Shamwari Game Reserve is home to Africa’s Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion & Leopard), is Malaria Free & is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life & is the realization of one man’s dream, & the success of many people’s passion. Steeped in pioneer history, & dating back to the time when a multitude of game roamed wild & free, the 25 000 hectare reserve boasts five eco-systems, thus enabling the support of many forms of plant, animal & bird life. This Reserve has received numerous International Awards, including the World’s Leading Conservation Company & Game Reserve for many consecutive years.
On Arrival at Port Elizabeth International Airport proceed to the Car Rental counter where you will collect your car rental with a GPS navigation unit.
You will then drive to Shamwari Private Game for the start of your safari adventure.
Enjoy your 3 days of Safari. Game viewing drives take place in morning and afternoons, as this is when the animals are most active. The Game Drives are approximately 3-4 hours.
Day Four to Six
Plettenberg BayThe Portuguese explorers called it the Beautiful Bay, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with miles of pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf, among other things. However, all kinds of visitors will feel at peace here as simply swimming in the warm water on a safe beach is a great way to experience the beauty of Plettenberg Bay.
On this day after a morning game drive and breakfast you will depart Shamwari Private Game Reserve for your drive to Plettenberg Bay.
Plettenberg Bay is renowned for its great beaches and numerous National Parks in the area. Its also a great place to enjoy marine safaris where the dolphins and seals can be seen in the bay.
You will stay at The Plettenberg Hotel a world renowned hotel in Plettenberg Bay.
Day Seven to Eight
Built along the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world. Today, this busy town is more than just a popular holiday destination and offers visitors all kinds of activities, both energetic and relaxing.
On this day after breakfast you will drive down the Garden Route and head to the town of Hermanus.
Hermanus is famous for whale watching, beaches and nature, as well as its food and wine scene, Hermanusreally is a destination that ticks all the boxes: a palpable history, thriving art scene and boutique shopping.
Day Nine to Ten
FranschhoekA quaint wine farming town with a quiet but buzzing main road which is, in most years, home to 2 or 3 of the country's top 10 restaurants.
On this day after breakfast you will head to the famous town of Franschhoek.
Franschhoek is famous for its century old vineyards and beautiful scenery and its a great place to enjoy your food and wine culinary experience.
On this day after breakfast you would drive to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey home. Return rental car.
OPTIONAL Day Eleven to Thirteen
Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laid back lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve; Plattenberg Bay; Hermanus; Franschhoek; Cape Town