Starting from London Heathrow, your scheduled South African Airways
overnight flight will fly to Cape Town, via Johannesburg, where you will land the following morning.
3 nights at Acorn House (bed & breakfast) | Cape Town, South Africa
On arrival at Cape Town airport, pick up your hire car
for the easy 20-minute drive to Acorn House. This is located on the slopes of Table Mountain in the lovely suburb of Oranjezicht. The next few days can be spent exploring Cape Town and the Peninsula. Visit the popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, take the revolving cable-car up Table Mountain for breathtaking views over Cape Town, see penguins on Boulders Beach, or just relax on one of Cape Towns white sandy beaches. The possibilities are endless in this cosmopolitan city.
2 nights at Rusthof Country House (bed & breakfast) | Winelands, South Africa
A mere one hour’s drive out of Cape Town will take you to the wine-producing area of South Africa which spreads around the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Your next two nights will be spent at Rusthof Country House; a lovely guest house in the heart of Franschhoek. From here you can spend time visiting the local wine farms where you can have lunch and savour the wines under the oak trees and enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery.
1 night at Hideaway Guesthouse (bed & breakfast) | Garden Route, South Africa
Leaving the winelands behind you head east towards the Garden Route stopping at the historical town of Swellendam on the way. Here you can explore the town or visit the nearby Bontebok National Park
for some hiking or birding. Spend one night at The Hideway Guesthouse.
2 nights at Oulap Country House (half board) | Garden Route, South Africa
From Swellendam, head inland to Oudtshoorn, “the ostrich capital of the world". Here you can visit the famous Cango Caves or visit an ostrich farm where you can learn more about these strange birds. Your next two nights are spent just outside Oudtshoorn at Oulap Country House.
2 nights at Southern Cross Beach House (bed & breakfast) | Garden Route, South Africa
Leaving the Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn behind, head back across the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast and the start of the Garden Route. Travelling via Knysna to Plettenberg Bay you will arrive at your guesthouse on the beach - Southern Cross Beach House. The next few days can be spent exploring the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay (known locally as Plet) and visiting their numerous galleries and craft shops. Or consider tasting the wonderful seafood and oysters found in this area or exploring the forests to find the elusive Knysna elephant.
2 nights at Storms River Restcamp (accommodation only) | Garden Route, South Africa
Leaving the Garden Route behind head east to the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park
where you will spend the next two nights at Storms River Restcamp enjoying wonderful rugged coastal scenery. Here you can take marked walking trails up into the mountains viewing the stunning coastline and crashing waves.
After a leisurely morning in the Park head towards Port Elizabeth airport where you return your hire car in good time to check in for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Here you will check in for your scheduled overnight flight back to the UK
with South African Airways
You arrive back at London Heathrow in the morning, making connections to other flights very easy.