Day 1: On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by your DEAT Registered Guide* and transferred to Constantia for four nights at the luxurious Cellars Hohenhort. The Cellars, set in beautifully landscaped gardens with sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and False Bay, is a Relais and Chateaux property. It has two excellent restaurants and is conveniently situated away from the hustle of city life yet central enough to explore the wonders of Cape Town. An air-conditioned car will be delivered to the Cellars that morning to give you the freedom to explore in your own time.
Days 2-4: Three days to enjoy the many attractions of the Cape or simply relax at The Cellars. Constantia has its own excellent wine route with some beautiful wine estates. One private day tour has been included to either the Cape Peninsula; the wine lands of Paarl, Stellenbosch or Franschoek; or during the season, a day tour to Hermanus to view the magnificent whales during their annual migrations at the best land based whale watching area in the world
Days 5-7: Depart Cape Town for a scenic three and a half hour drive to Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and three nights accommodation in a luxury suite. A really beautiful Relais and Chateaux property in the Cedarberg Mountains. Activities include fascinating guided rock art walks, botanical tours, game viewing (plains game) and sunset game drives in open land rovers. There are also mountain bikes for your use to explore the reserve on your own and some beautiful walks. Bushmans’ Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and has been declared a South African Natural Heritage site.
Days 8-9: Travel from the Cedarberg, through the winelands to historic Stellenbosch, a picturesque town at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, and two nights accommodation at the Klippe Rivier Homestead. Set on the outskirts of the town it is a magnificent Cape Dutch Homestead, circa 1820, with gleaming yellowwood floors and fine antiques. Luxurious spacious en suite bedrooms, some under thatch, some with fireplaces, all individually designed for relaxed privacy. Salt water pool. Diverse bird life with owls in the oaks. Visit the Drosdy Museum, Breede River wine route, or Bontebok Park before returning to the peace of the farm to sip a fine Cape wine and enjoy sublime country cooking.
Days 10-12: Today venture into the Garden Route for an easy three hour beautiful coastal drive, traveling through Knysna and onto Plettenberg Bay and three nights in a Garden Suite at the popular Hunters Country House. A member of Relais et Chateaux and awarded South Africa’s Hotel of the year it is a unique family owned and managed county house hotel. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and indigenous forests the hotel offers luxurious, individually thatched suites, each furnished with antique pieces, fireplaces, and private patios. If you are able to tear yourself away from the tranquil hotel environment, the stunning pool and fabulous restaurant return to Knysna to taste some of their famous Oysters; visit the beautiful Tsitsikamma forest; Natures Valley or some of the other wonders of the area. Play some golf at the famous 18 hole at Fancourt in George or on the magnificent Knysna heads themselves; Take a train ride along the coast on the steam driven Outeniqua Choo-tjoe. Your options are endless!
Day 13: After a pleasant morning return your car to George airport and take a domestic flight to Cape Town to connect with your International departure.
*Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
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