Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town and rest of day at leisure
After your overnight flight you’ll arrive in Cape Town first thing in the morning. Having cleared immigration, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore and relax at the hotel.
Day 2 – At leisure in Cape Town
Enjoy a day in Cape Town. Perhaps:
With so much to see and do, let us arrange a private escorted tour to make the most of your time.
Day 3– Leave Cape Town and transfer to Shamwari Game Reserve
Leave Cape Town this morning and fly to Port Elizabeth. On arrival transfer to Shamwari Game Reserve (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes). Relax at your lodge for the remainder of the day.
Days 4 & 5 – Game Drives at Shamwari Game Reserve
Game viewing is carried out during the morning and evening when you will be guided by your game ranger in an open viewing vehicle. Each game drive takes between three and four hours with a stop for coffee in the morning and sundowners at sunset.
In between game drives we can arrange for you to visit the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Centre, the Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre and the Rhino Awareness Centre. This is in addition to relaxing at the lodge, reading up on the wildlife, taking spa treatments, swimming in the pool, eating, drinking or taking a private game walk with a ranger.
Day 6 – Leave Shamwari and transfer to Camps Bay
Leave Shamwari Game Reserve this morning and fly back to Cape Town. On arrival, transfer to Camps Bay where the remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 7 – At leisure in Camps Bay
Camps Bay is Cape Town’s beach area so there are plenty of places to try surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing, as well as wonderful photo opportunities. This is the place to try cage diving with Great White sharks and see penguins up close at the Boulders Penguin Colony.
Day 8 – Leave Camps Bay and transfer to Franschoeck
After breakfast leave your hotel and transfer to Franschoeck. Along the way stop at the Afrikaans Taal Monument on the outskirts of Paal and the Victor Verster Prison from which Nelson Mandela was released from detention.
Day 9 – At leisure in Franschoeck
Enjoy a day at leisure in Franschoeck. We suggest a range of outdoor activities to make the most of the landscape, such as hiking around the vineyards, horseriding (with or without wine tasting) or biking.
Day 10 – Depart Franschoeck for Cape Town then return flight to UK
The morning is at leisure. Depart the hotel in the afternoon and transfer to Cape Town for your return flight to the UK.