South Africa Cape Explorer

8 days/7 nights
Departs daily ex Cape Town

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South Africa’s cities, coastlines and wilderness

Your expedition starts at the exclusive African Elite Serviced Apartments, a short stroll to Cape Town’s shops, restaurants and the buzzing Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Travel south along the famous Garden Route to the celebrated Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. Your luxury cottage stands amid rare fynbos plants, which you can learn about on nature walks or while horseback riding. The grand finale is a ‘Big 5’ safari in the unspoilt Eastern Cape. Kwandwe’s chic Ecca Lodge offers kids a welcome pack and educational activities such as tree-planting, reserve-wide scavenger hunts and even game drives if a private vehicle is booked.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

  • See the many landmarks of Cape Town from a luxurious apartment-hotel near the V&A waterfront
  • Travel the famous Garden Route to the breathtaking Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Go on a “Big 5” safari in the malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
  • Learn about South African wildlife while exploring the bush on foot or by vehicle
  • Stay at beautiful lodges and hotels throughout your journey

Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines. 

Sample Itinerary

Cape Explorer

8 days/7 nights

Days 1/2

Cape Town

Your South Africa experience begins with a warm welcome into an oversized luxury suite at the fully serviced African Elite Serviced Apartments close to Cape Town’s famous marina and harbour. Your options on Day 2 include a half-day city tour visiting iconic Table Mountain and the colourful Malay Quarter, or an excursion to infamous Robben Island.   

Days 3-5

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Follow the impossibly scenic Garden Route to the sophisticated Forest Lodge, located amid fragrant fynbos vegetation on the award-winning Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Kids can collect their own eggs for breakfast, take a 4X4 botanical tour, go on a marine safari or even ride a horse. BLD

Days 6/7

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Continue along the coastal road to intimate Ecca Lodge in the enormous, malaria-free Kwandwe reserve, which has child-minders, a kid-friendly interactive kitchen and a comprehensive play centre to keep little hands busy. Family Suites at this gorgeous property come with their own pool, private vehicle, ranger and tracker. BLD

Day 8

Tour ends Kwandwe

Bid farewell to the African bush after breakfast today. B

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