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The Responsible Traveller

Recommended Duration: 10 nights plus

We are proud to bring you an excellent South African itinerary incorporating some special hotels awarded the ‘Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa’ Trademark and a unique Lodge, wholly owned by the local community, creating a very special ambience.

Day 1: Take your direct, overnight flight from the UK to Cape Town.

Day 2: Upon arrival you will be transferred to the V&A Waterfront where you will stay at the Cape Grace for 3 nights as your base to explore the stunning Peninsula.

Day 3 / 4: This morning your hire car will be delivered.

Day 5: Today drive to the Winelands (approx 1 hour) for 2 nights at Spier Village or Bartholomeus Klip where you can enjoy award winning food and wine in beautiful surroundings.

Day 7: Today head to the Overberg coast for 2 nights at Grootbos Nature Reserve. Whilst during whale-watching season (June – November) the star attraction are the Southern Rights, year-round you can enjoy the stunning coastline.

Day 9: After breakfast set off for the Garden Route where you will be welcomed at Hog Hollow Country Lodge for 3 nights, your charming base whilst you explore the endless beaches with forested backdrop, take a boat trip, visit animal sanctuaries or enjoy a steam train ride.

Day 12: Today drive East to Amakhala Game Reserve for 2 nights OR to George Airport, return your car and depart on your early flight to Johannesburg, connecting with your shuttle flight to Madikwe Game Reserve where you will be welcomed at Thakadu River Camp.

Day 14: After your final Game Drive and Brunch you will take your flight back to Johannesburg connecting with your direct overnight flight back to the UK.

Looking to reduce your journey time to the Garden Route? Jan Harmsgat near Swellendam, serving fantastic food and wine, makes a lovely stop for a night or two.