Lions Head and Cape Town

8 day Itinerary

South Africa - Cape Town and Eastern Cape Multi Centre

Where city life and wildlife combine

One of the most popular South Africa itineraries twins a visit to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town with the game reserves in the Eastern Cape province.

Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and has been voted the best city in the world countless times.  With plentiful sights and experiences, including the iconic Table Mountain, historic Robben Island, nearby Cape Winelands, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and trendy district of Camps Bay, it is the perfect place to start or finish any South African adventure.

After living it up amid the glamour and glitz of Cape Town you'll enjoy the contrast of getting back to nature. The Eastern Cape is only a short flight away or, if time permits, hire a car and drive the Garden Route. The malaria-free game reserves are easy to reach and offer Big Five viewing opportunities, as well as a host of other flora and fauna. Being malaria-free, the Eastern Cape Reserves are ideal for couples and families alike and many of the lodges have programmes dedicated to children where they will be fully immersed in the world of wildlife conservation. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Take a guided tour of Robben Island
  • Hike up Table Mountain
  • World-class shopping and dining experiences at the V&A Waterfront
  • Malaria-free 5-star game reserves
  • Big Five safari experiences

Sample Itinerary Summary

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8 days
Guide Price
£2,899 per person
Price based on
Based on 19 June 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 4 nights bed and breakfast in a Luxury Room (Cape Town) and 3 nights all inclusive in a Luxury Room (Eastern Cape) including car hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown

Itinerary Breakdown

If it's your first time to Cape Town we would recommend a minimum of four nights here as there is so much to see and do. Take the cable car up to Table Mountain for stunning views of the city and surrounding coastline, shop till you drop at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, eat world class cuisine at stunning restaurants, sample world class wines and take a trip to Robben Island to learn about the country's past.

The perfect addition to a stay in Cape Town - get back to nature with a stay at one of the many Eastern Cape malaria-free game reserves. Get up close and personal with the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) as well as many other animal and bird species. Ideal for couples and families alike due to its malaria-free status, the Eastern Cape is a great way of seeing African wildlife in all its glory. Don't forget, you can do a safari first and then head to Cape Town - there is no rule on which you do first.

  • Cape Town

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Table Mountain
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    • Robben Island
    • Camps Bay
    • Boulders Beach
  • Eastern Cape

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Big Five safari
    • Malaria-free game reserves
    • Miles of golden sand beaches
    • Nelson Mandela Museum
    • Water sports and surfing
Cape Town

Voted the best city in the world many times, Cape Town is a great spot for winter sun and is sure to take your breath away.

Its picture-perfect location is stylish, colourful and exciting with brightly painted houses, world-class restaurants and eclectic African culture. Lovingly known as the Mother City, Cape Town is famous for its epic views and jaw-dropping landscapes; take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for the best seat in the house and vistas to remember forever.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is like a three-layered cake of unspoiled coastline, lush hills and dramatic mountains, all backed by the semi-desert of the Karoo.

This is the home of some of South Africa's best game reserves. It is the birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the heart of the country's turbulent history. We love how the Eastern Cape's wild, rugged beauty remains untouched by time, but we also love the rich array of experiences to be had, from culture to history to nature. The Eastern Cape is simply magical.