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Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari

Fine dining, luxurious accommodation and a wide of range of leisurely activities make this a superbly comfortable self-driven safari. Visit the cosmopolitan Cape Town, tranquil coastal retreats, stylish wine farms and spectacularly peaceful nature reserves.

Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Cape Mountain Zebra Self-drive Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Cape Town International Airport

Camps Bay Retreat
Days 1-6

Camps Bay Retreat

5 nights
Bed & BreakfastCape Town, South Africa

Camps Bay Retreat is a smart hotel which feels rather like a very good upmarket guesthouse. Set on the slopes of Lion’s Head, it is spread out over a small private reserve, which covers 1.6 hectares (four acres) of lush woodlands, streams and waterfalls above Camps Bay, with beautiful views of the sea. The hotel is within a 300m walk of the seafront with its beaches, restaurants and nightlife.

Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat is a smart hotel which feels rather like a very good upmarket guesthouse. Set on the slopes of Lion’s Head, it is spread out over a small private reserve, which covers 1.6 hectares (four acres) of lush woodlands, streams and waterfalls above Camps Bay, with beautiful views of the sea. The hotel is within a 300m walk of the seafront with its beaches, restaurants and nightlife.

"very special place"

Ms EfromRichmond

Arrived 17 Oct 2017, 4 nights

Camps Bay Retreat combines a peaceful setting and some old-world charm with high-quality contemporary creature comforts. Despite its quiet situation, it is only a short walk from Camps Bay Beach, and the buzzing restaurants and bars on its palm-fringed promenade. We loved its location and views! See our full report on Camps Bay Retreat

84%
14 reviews of Camps Bay Retreat by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Canoeing

Cultural excursion

Dune-boarding

Fishing

Helicopter

Horse-riding

Hot air ballooning

Kayaking

Microlight

Mountain biking

Quad-biking

Scuba-diving

Self-guided walking

Snorkelling

Watersports

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
Days 6-8

Bushmans Kloof

2 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesNamaqualand, South Africa

East of Clanwilliam, between the Cedarberg Mountains and the vast plains of the Great Karoo, stand – to use its full title – the luxurious Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. The focus here is on this luxury, which combined with fine dining, service and a range of fairly gentle activities adds up to somewhere that attracts people who might not normally head for a mountain retreat.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

East of Clanwilliam, between the Cedarberg Mountains and the vast plains of the Great Karoo, stand – to use its full title – the luxurious Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. The focus here is on this luxury, which combined with fine dining, service and a range of fairly gentle activities adds up to somewhere that attracts people who might not normally head for a mountain retreat.

"a truly beautiful lodge set in a stunning landscape"

Mr & Mrs OfromSomerset

Arrived 1 Oct 2018, 5 nights

Bushmans Kloof is a beautiful place; the service, food and ambience are first-class; it's a very smart, luxurious place to stay. It can be a great place to do absolutely nothing, or a very comfortable base for a few days of gentle hiking and exploring of the Cedarberg Mountains. That said, some will find the levels of luxury, the formality of the dining, or even the price tag a bit too much for them. See our full report on Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

97%
14 reviews of Bushmans Kloof by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Babylonstoren
Days 8-10

Babylonstoren

2 nights
Bed & BreakfastWinelands, South Africa

Babylonstoren is located on a working wine farm between Franschhoek and Paarl and is surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains.

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is located on a working wine farm between Franschhoek and Paarl and is surrounded by vineyards and the Drakenstein Mountains.

"our cottage was amazing with a huge bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen."

Mr R & Mrs MfromUK

Arrived 18 Mar 2018, 2 nights

We have yet to stay overnight but have visited a few times over the years, and have always had a very enjoyable time. The property oozes the Cape Dutch heritage, but with a touch of modern and more contemporary design. You could quite easily spend half a day here walking through the fruit and vegetable gardens, and enjoying their food and wine. Restaurant bookings really are essential during the summer months, particularly over the weekends. See our full report on Babylonstoren

96%
5 reviews of Babylonstoren by travellers since August 2007

Activities

Grootbos Garden Lodge
Days 10-13

Garden Lodge

3 nights
Full Board & ActivitiesGrootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

The thatched Garden Lodge at Grootbos overlooks the Atlantic coast, just a short drive east of Hermanus. It’s set within the beautiful Grootbos Private Natural Reserve, which covers about 2,500ha (2.5km2) of natural coastal fynbos. It promises high-quality family-friendly accommodation, service and food, plus lots of activities focused on its natural environment.

Grootbos Garden Lodge

The thatched Garden Lodge at Grootbos overlooks the Atlantic coast, just a short drive east of Hermanus. It’s set within the beautiful Grootbos Private Natural Reserve, which covers about 2,500ha (2.5km2) of natural coastal fynbos. It promises high-quality family-friendly accommodation, service and food, plus lots of activities focused on its natural environment.

"What a lovely view from the lodge!"

Mrs D NewportfromUK

Arrived 7 Jan 2020, 2 nights

Grootbos Garden Lodge is a fairly contemporary and quite luxurious lodge, in a lovely spot overlooking the ocean. It does achieve high standards thanks to the passion of the owners and a very professional team. Nature is the real draw here though, especially guided activities around the reserve, and beside the ocean at Walker Bay. We’d recommend this lodge generally – but it’s especially good for families with children. See our full report on Grootbos Garden Lodge

97%
14 reviews of Garden Lodge by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Guided walking safari

Horse-riding

Self-guided walking

Day 13

Ends: Cape Town International Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Winelands Private Tour

Winelands Private Tour

Full day

Spend a day exploring the beautiful vineyards, mountains and valleys of the Cape Winelands and sample some of the well-known wines they have to offer

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100% (2 reviews)
Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Full day - normally nine hours

Get your camera ready for one of South Africa’s most breathtaking coastal drives in the company of an informative guide. Take in magnificent beaches, stunning scenery, wildlife on land and at sea, and the meeting of two great oceans, then round off your day in the tranquillity of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

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92% (5 reviews)
City and Table Mountain Tour

City and Table Mountain Tour

Approximately four hours - AM or PM

From atop the iconic Table Mountain, the panoramic views of Cape Town can be breathtaking – and if the cable car isn’t operating, they’re just as good from nearby Signal Hill. Back at sea level, explore the highlights of this fascinating and pretty city, including the South African Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the Houses of Parliament.

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93% (3 reviews)

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