Day 1: Cape Town
- Meet our representative on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
- Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to More Quarters (+/- 30 mins)
Stay at More Quarters in a One Bedroom Luxury Apartment for 4 nights
3 scheduled shuttle services a day to V&A Waterfront included
Day 2: Cape Town
Private City and Table Mountain Tour (full day)
Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and let incredible panoramas wow your soul. A short hike later, having left the crowds behind, we peer down at the fascinating city sprawled out before us, and view magnificent stretches of ocean. Over freshly brewed coffee and home-baked treats, let the stories of Cape Town be brought to life by your guide, getting your bearings from this ultimate vantage point.
With a better understanding of the city layout, we descend and wander through the inner city, soaking up the magical vibe of Cape Town, through a combination of tales of the past juxtaposed with modern day culture, and meet some of the absorbing communities which form the town’s vital building blocks. Focusing on food, design, arts and crafts we uncover a selection of historical sites, such as Company’s Garden, Green Market Square and St George’s Cathedral - buildings and monuments which stood as the backdrop for memorable icons who changed the world. Depending on your interests, touch on the fascinating and controversial politics that have shaped the city - delving into recollections of the once-vibrant District 6 community or perhaps the occasion where Mandela made his first free speech.
Continue your exploration heading to the Bo-Kaap, with its brightly coloured 17th century houses, cobble stone streets, Muslim shrines and beautiful mosques. Visit local upliftment projects which impact positively on the lives of their artists and crafters and uncover the immense talent born of this city, and exhibited in galleries, street art installations and within the urban regeneration of historical suburbs. Bree Street is a hotspot for artisans, fashion, jewellery and interior design - the air fragrant with the mouth-watering aromas from a variety of foodie gems.
End the day mingling with locals at a cool city haunt, rooftop bar or beach cove, sundowners in hand.
Day 3: Cape Town
- Private Cape Point and Peninsula Tour (full day)
Our tour begins at Kalk Bay, best known for its working fishing harbour and bohemian feel. Browse the arts and crafts on offer, perhaps do a bit of shopping in the quirky fashion boutiques and enjoy the antiques and collectables along the main strip.
Next, we’ll head over to Simon’s Town to for those keen to find out more about the rich history surrounding this naval town, museums and monuments providing plenty of insight. Bringing this naval town to life is an insight into the shark diving industry and stories of Just Nuisance - Great Dane, WWII mascot and only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy.
Before heading into the Cape Peninsula itself we search for our own rogue penguins - a splinter colony away from the crowded boardwalks over the main breeding site - on a beach known only to locals. Our tour continues with a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve, exploring secluded beaches, and this region’s unique wildlife. The return journey weaves back to Cape Town via Noordhoek Farm Village a food artisan hub of the Peninsula and - time permitting - stopping for a sundowner at a local brewery, vineyard, beach or scenic look-out, whatever takes your fancy
*Please note that during your morning brief your guide may advise changing the route of your tour to allow for us to beat any pending crowds into certain areas during peak seasons so that we can spend maximum time exploring outside the vehicle.
Day 4: Cape Town
- Day at leisure to explore Cape Town
- Suggested highlights include Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Zeitz MoCAA or the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill (Saturdays only)
Days 5 - 6: Whale Coast
- Private road transfer from More Quarters Hotel to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge (+/- 2 hours)
- Stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge in a Luxury Suite for 2 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Included activities: Land-based Whale Watching (seasonal, Jul-Dec), Horse Riding, Guided Walks (Fynbos, Milkwood), Marine/Coastal Drives/Walks in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders Cliff, Klipgat Cave
Days 7 - 8: Franschhoek
- Private Driver and Vehicle for a full day including transfer from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge to Leeu House
Stay at Leeu House in a Deluxe Room for 2 nights
One complimentary wine tasting of the Mullineux & Leeu family wines at Leeu Estate
Entrance fees for own account
Lunch is for own account
Days 9 - 11: Madikwe Game Reserve
- Private transfer from Leeu House to Cape Town Airport (+/- 45 mins)
- Scheduled flight Cape Town - Johannesburg (+/- 2 hours, flight cost not included)
Scheduled charter flight Johannesburg - Madikwe Airstrip (+/- 60 mins)
Stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge in the Kopano Lodge for 3 nights
Twice daily shared safari activities included
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included
Day 12: End of Itinerary
- Scheduled charter flight Madikwe - Johannesburg Airport (+/- 60 mins)