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16 days Cape Town, Winelands, Kalagadi, Kruger, Bazaruto
16 days Cape Town, Winelands, Kalagadi, Kruger, Bazaruto
The ultimate Cape to Coast itinerary is for anyone looking for luxury, adventure, wildlife, wine food and beaches! Perfect for a couple looking to really explore some of South Africa’s highlights and finishing off with some relaxing down time in the Bazaruto archipelago.
This incredible itinerary takes you from the roaring Atlantic right across to the calm water of the Indian ocean. You’ll explore the alluring city of Cape Town from one of the most beautiful areas.
Feast your taste buds on incredible wine and gourmet food from any of the fantastic establishments in the winelands as you have a holiday for the senses with a backdrop of dramatic mountains.
Take time to slow down, appreciate the small things in life as you explore the creatures who call the great Kalahari desert home. Here the vast open landscapes and your luxurious accommodation give you a private safari you will never forget.
Now we know you’re looking forward to this part, your big 5 safari experience! Staying in the heart of one of the most fantastic safari areas in Kruger your gorgeous camp will make for a blissful stay. Elephants, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino you name it your guides will do their best to deliver unforgettable interactions with the wild.
Finally, it’s time to wind things down. Time to lie on a beach and soak up all the final memories of this ultimate exploration you have completed. You’ll do this from the sun kissed shores of Mozambique and the famous Bazaruto archipelago. But don’t fear this is hardly the end, take a dive under the water or jump on a dhow to go island hopping – there is still so much to explore.
Your ultimate coast to coast itinerary will give you memories you will never forget. Having explored some of these incredible locations, from some the best accommodations you will only want to come back and do it all again, realizing two weeks just wasn’t enough…
Your Ultimate itinerary begins today… Arrive into Cape Town Airport (CPT) where you are met by a VIP meet & greet to begin what you know will be an epic adventure.
Your transferred the short distance to your first unique accommodation. Cape View Clifton, this small boutique hotel strives to be more than just that – it strives to be your home away from home. With gorgeous views out across Bantry Bay and some incredible restaurants and bars in easy walking distance you will feel right at home here.
Situated overlooking spectacular mountains and ocean along Cape Town’s coastline, Cape View Clifton offers superb accommodation and a home-away-from-home flexibility. Luxurious, contemporary décor, bright rooms and attractive outdoor spaces ensure guests benefit from the breath-taking scenery whilst being central to the town’s attractions. Rooms have private balconies from which to appreciate the exquisite vistas. Enjoy delicious breakfasts on the pool deck, and if required, casual home-made meals may be pre-arranged
Scenically beautiful, Cape Town is a compelling mix of trendy modern and old-world elegance. Glamorous hotels, world-class dining and stunning vistas merge seamlessly with dynamic student suburbs and vibrant nightlife. Malay and African heritage is evident in the cuisine, traditions and entertainment while the architecture reveals a strong Dutch, German and English flavour and style.
You have two full days to explore Cape Town at your leisure.
With so much on offer where do you start! You have these first two full days to take entirely at your own pace, rent a car and do some self-exploration or book onto one of our exceptional escape tours where you will be guided by an expert to any number of amazing locations.
A short boat cruise to Robben Island, just over seven km's from Cape Town harbour, you can experience a sense of hopelessness inside the prison cell where South Africa's most beloved legend, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years hard labour.
An exciting trip up Table Mountain in a cable car provides panoramic views over the "Mother City" and other attractions include the Cultural History Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Greenmarket Square's local crafts markets and the Bo-Kaap's colourful Cape Malay buildings add a sense of authenticity to your trip, and Long Street's vibrant restaurants, bars and clubs come alive after dark. Perhaps wander around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a working harbour and hub of entertainment and shopping opportunities.
Cape Town is easy to explore independently. For those who prefer guided tours we have a wealth of opportunities for you; from fine dining or beach picnics, the local jazz scene, penguins at boulders beach or hiking the Overberg. We know you will all love this enchanting city.
Today, leave the ocean behind as you head inland to the stunning Winelands region of South Africa.
Your destination is the charming French Hugenot town of Franschhoek. Arguably the culinary centre of the country with a number of resident wonderful chefs. Framed by a majestic backdrop of the Helderberg Mountains this small town is a feast for the taste buds.
The stunning accommodation you head to today is Le Quatier Francais. A fantastic central location for those wanted to get out and explore this beautiful town. This haven of tranquillity, is tucked away from the main street, surrounded by secluded gardens and beautiful dramatic mountain views. 25 luxurious rooms and suites - as well as the 3 Bedroom LQF Villa - enjoy a fresh sophistication and modern conveniences. Incorporating exquisite décor, private gardens, a pool and intimate courtyards, Le Quartier affords quality and excellence in serene surroundings.
Renowned for its outstanding restaurants, the hotel presents a complete gastronomic experience through innovative cuisine. Guests are welcome to unwind at the Leeu Spa located at Leeu Estates.
You have one full day to take in everything the Winelands has to offer.
Trust me, we know one day is hardly enough to even begin to taste some of the amazing wines in this area and eat at every restaurant! But it’s a fantastic start and you still have so much to explore on this incredible itinerary. You’ll just have to come back again!
The best way to explore this area is with someone else driving! Of course, hiring a rental car is an option, but just remember there is a lot of wine that needs to be tasted. We recommend hiring a driver for the day to explore some of the further afield vineyards or there is the popular Wine tram for those who just want a small taste.
From your accommodation you can easily walk to many of the closer fantastic restaurants of vineyards, or perhaps rent some bicycles for an idyllic day out. Some vineyards create amazing picnic baskets for you to head out and explore their vast estates!
Enjoy gourmet meals lovingly prepared by experienced chefs and served in lush gardens, or stylish restaurants. Sample local wines and explore the cellars of well-established wine farms. The Winelands is all about stepping back from the hectic pace of modern living and appreciating the finer things in life in some of the most gorgeous and tranquil locations this country has to offer.
Today it’s an early morning, you will check out and be driven back to Cape Town to catch your scheduled flight direct to Tswalu where the next section of our adventure awaits.
Against the dramatic backdrop of the Korannaberg Mountains, Tswalu Motse is an isolated oasis which lies baking beneath the Kalahari sun. Overlooking the stretches of arid savannah grasslands the property is scenically beautiful, its natural stone, thatch and wood structure illuminated by the changing light of day.
Nine secluded suites fuse contemporary furniture with traditional African style and boast sun decks with views over the waterhole. Character fireplaces banish the winter chill, and outdoor showers sluice away the heat of blazing summer mornings. Tswalu is known for its service and flexible programmes, individually tailored to meet your personal preferences.
You have the following two full days to explore Tswalu with your own private vehicle and guide. Making every day flexible as you please so you can really get the most out of this incredible location.
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, shared with Botswana, is a 3.6 million hectare reserve and renowned for its black-maned lions, big cats and raptors. The Kalahari biosphere is also inhabited by the rare desert-adapted black rhino, meerkat colonies, pangolin and brown hyaena. All of which should be on anyone’s bucket list to see!
Being away from most major travel routes, the park gets few visitors, making it ideal for true explorers and wildlife enthusiasts. As part of an immersive trans-Africa adventure, from Augrabies Falls through to Namibia, a leisurely exploration of the Kalagadi is invariable well-rewarded.
In the shelter of the mountains – which also provide a dramatic backdrop to wildlife sightings – you can encounter Tswalu’s 240 kinds of bird and 80 mammal species, including Hartmann’s mountain zebra, wild dog, black maned lion, pangolin and aardvark.
It’s time to leave the desert behind. You’ll catch a scheduled flight to Johannesburg where you connect through to the southern Sabi Sands.
Your final South African location, certainly the best way to finish your time in this magical place is with your traditional Big 5 safari. Where better to do this than the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Kruger.
Your luxury accommodation is the fantastic Londolozi Tree Camp.
Londolozi Tree Camp in the central Sabi Sand Reserve is built within the magnificent Jackalberry and Leadwood Trees, overlooking the Sand River. This elegant property is synonymous with exclusivity, attentive service and excellent game viewing. Tree Camp’s 6 luxury suites offer sophisticated spaces, well-finished accommodations and private decks with pools from which to enjoy the bush views.
Built off the ground and under thatch, the appealing main lodge features comfortable lounges, shaded decks and a central pool. Sumptuous meals are served in style and in the evenings, the lanterns throw a romantic glow over the occasion. Between game drives perhaps enjoy a nature walk, or take a yoga class at Founder’s Camp.
Your incredible trip may seem like it’s coming to an end as you travel to your final location, but it’s not over yet!
Surrounded by the turquoise Indian Ocean waters, the island is an unspoilt haven of swaying palms and soft white sand, reached via a 10 minute helicopter flight from the mainland. Blending modern chic and traditional Mozambique, the 18 luxurious villas are just footsteps from the beach. Each has its own private pool, outdoor sala and deck.
Dining is all part of the experience, and in a variety of different venues: from breakfast in the main area, to dinner on the beach under the stars, the gorgeous views and ocean breezes adding to the island ambiance. Azura has a spa and a fully-equipped 5 star PADI dive centre. A wide variety of optional activities can be arranged at an additional cost: land rover island drives, sunset dhow cruises, diving, snorkelling, fishing and island hopping. Benguerra’s considerable tidal range means low tide could be a fair distance from Azura.
Your final three full days can be as busy or as relaxed as you would like them to be. With complete flexibility on how to spend your day at your incredible location.
Bazaruto is a remarkably productive 1,430 km2 seascape that is connected by a chain of five picturesque islands. These extremely fertile terrestrial and marine ecosystems harbour many rare and endemic bird, reptile, and marine species, including over 2,000 fish species and iconic marine megafaunas such as whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, and turtles. The flagship species, however, is the dugong as the park is a stronghold for the last viable population within the Western Indian Ocean.
This string of five sandy islands offers some of the most iconic Mozambique water scenes you will find. With a range of diverse underwater life on offer you can head out and meet dolphins, whale sharks, humpback whales, manta rays, and green sea turtles! All protected within the marine park this sanctuary offers so much for those looking into the underwater world.
The main activities on these island’s centres around the beautiful water and wildlife. Take your time to learn some scuba diving, grab a snorkel or kayak to explore the under-water world. Of course, there is plenty of time for the beach, try some island hopping or pack some lunch and go for a beach picnic!
It’s a short 10 minute helicopter ride that brings you back to the mainland where you will be transferred to the airport to catch your return flights home.
This last flourish brings an end to this Ultimate Cape to Coast itinerary. You’ve had a city break, drunk some world class wine, explored the Kalahari, seen the Big 5 and relaxed on your own paradise island… With so many amazing new memories it’s now time to return home. But where to travel next…?