The South Africa Experience

South Africa on a Shoestring
The South Africa Experience The South Africa Experience
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South Africa has upmarket hotels, sophisticated restaurants, great wine, stunning scenery and wonderful safaris – all at an affordable price.

The Rainbow Nation certainly offers you a multi-coloured set of experiences, especially with the freedom of a self-drive adventure. You can soak up the atmosphere of Cape Town and its surroundings.

The seascape views from Table Mountain, the quaint Dutch- gabled architecture of old Cape Town and the sophisticated restaurants of the marina. Then there are the wineries of Franschhoek, the scenery of the Garden Route, the birdlife of Plettenburg Bay and the game-rich reserve of exclusive Sabi Sands.

Perfect – especially as the pound/rand exchange rate makes South Africa a supremely affordable indulgence.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
days 1 - 5

Cape Town

Day 1 – 2: Fly to Cape Town, where you’ll be …

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Day 1 – 2: Fly to Cape Town, where you’ll be met and shown to your hire car, ready to drive into Cape Town.

Day 3 – 5: Make sure you take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain as soon as the sky is clear – when the ‘tablecloth’ is on, the clouds obscure the fantastic city-and-sea view. Don’t miss Cape Point, where the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans collide. Cape Town itself features many period buildings, and a busy nightlife collected around the marina.

Stay: Four nights at the Welgelegen Hotel.

days 6 - 7

Franschhoek

Next take a meandering drive – you’ll stop often …

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Next take a meandering drive – you’ll stop often to photograph the inspiring scenery – to Franschhoek in the heart of South Africa’s winelands. Visit vineyards and wineries, sampling the products as you go.

Stay: Two nights in Le Quartier Francais.

days 8 - 10

Plettenburg Bay

After the winelands you drive to the beautiful Plettenburg …

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After the winelands you drive to the beautiful Plettenburg Bay, a special treat for birdwatchers with its huge seabird colony. Using the Emily Moon Hotel as your base you can explore the Garden Route – reputedly one of the most visually stunning journeys along the South African coastline, winding along between the ocean, lagoons, lakes and lush countryside, with mountains marching along in the background.

Stay: Three nights at Emily Moon Hotel.

days 11 - 13

Mpumalanga

Day 11: Today you exchange your car for a light …

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Day 11: Today you exchange your car for a light aircraft, and are flown to Mpumalanga, where you’ll be met and taken to your game lodge in Sabi Sands.

Day 12 – 13: You’ll be taken out on game drives and various guided activities. Professional wildlife experts will give you an insight and understanding of the local game; its conservation and habitat. You’ll have some great encounters and take fantastic photos of the animals, to remind you of your time in South Africa.

Stay: Three nights at Notten’s Bush Camp.

days 14 - 15

Mpumalanga

Day 14: Fly from Mpumalanga to Johannesburg and check in …

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Day 14: Fly from Mpumalanga to Johannesburg and check in for your overnight flight home.

Day 15: Arrive home.

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