• Lions Head and Cape Town

A Tale of Two Capes

From the metropolis of Cape Town and its breathtaking coastline to the tranquil mountains and large game reserves of the Eastern Cape, this multi centre holiday is perfectly curated by our experts to take you to some of South Africa’s most awe inspiring places. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, on your honeymoon or as a family, immerse yourself in some of the best experiences South Africa’s Western and Eastern Capes have to offer.

Soak up the city lights and explore the city of Cape Town, from iconic sites such as Table Mountain to its renowned cuisine. Follow your tastebuds further inland to the Cape Winelands. Spend a few days here sipping on some of the best wines in the world while you take in the dramatic scenery that surrounds you. Take to the Garden Route, stopping in Oudstoorn, the heart of the striking expanse of Klein Karoo. Experience this vibrant and historic town renowned for its ostrich’s, then continue along the Garden Route, following the stunning south coast past tranquil lagoons, quaint small towns and breathtaking white sand beaches. Before you leave this captivating country, experience the true wonder of its incredible wildlife as you finish your journey by searching for the Big Five on an Eastern Cape safari.

Duration
13 days
Best time to go
December, January, and February
Start your journey
Lions Head and Cape Town

Trip highlights

  • Explore the beautiful city of Cape Town
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and delicious wines in the Cape Winelands
  • Journey along the Garden Route, a breathtaking drive past forest, small towns and beautiful beaches
  • Search for the Big Five on safari in the Eastern Cape
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Spending three nights in Cape Town will allow you to uncover the true magic of this vibrant city. Get to know the ‘Mother City’ on a tour; visit its many landmarks and experience its enchanting culture, a medley of art, history, delicious food and, of course, unparallelled local wine. Experience part of the city’s past for yourself as you take a boat to Robben Island and learn about the notorious history of the apartheid.

Surrounded by remarkable mountains and pristine beaches, Cape Town’s natural beauty is just as much of a draw as its exciting metropolitan delights. Hike to the top of Table Mountain, or sit back and enjoy the views as you ride the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Either way, the spectacular views from atop the mountain await; gaze out over the expanse of the city and the stunning blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Take a trip outside of the city and discover the incredible flora and fauna as you tour Cape Point, then head to historical Simon’s Town and see the colony of African Penguins that make their home on Boulder’s Beach.

With its central location on the Victoria & Albert Waterfront, we suggest pairing your Cape Town discovery with a stay at Table Bay Hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Table Bay Hotel
Oudtshoorn Ostriches

An unmissable stop on the Garden Route, Oudtshoorn is nestled between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains in the heart of Klein Karoo. Spend two nights in the town, the perfect amount of time to discover its ostrich farms and natural splendor.

Wander Oudtshoorn town centre; shop, dine and enjoy the classic hospitality of the people of the Klein Karoo region. In an area so famous for its ostrich’s, taking a tour of one of the 400 ostrich farms is also a must. Why not explore the Safari Show Farm or the Highgate Ostrich Show Farm?

Oudtshoorn is also famous for the Cango Caves. Tour these spectacular caves and uncover the calcite and limestone masterpieces that await, shaped by dripping water over centuries, with vast halls filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and helictites.

Nearby Outshoorn’s ostrich farms and Cango Caves is Rosenhof Country House. With its stunning gardens and exceptional hospitality, this guest house is the perfect place to rest your head.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Rosenhof Country House
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A truly spectacular drive awaits you along the Garden Route. Spend two days following the breathtaking coastline past forests, wetlands, small towns and, of course, white sand beaches, making stops and spending two nights in beautiful locations.

Visit the Knysna Lagoon area, taking to its stunning walking trails, feasting on delicious fresh oysters and gazing out over the irresistibly blue-green water of the lagoon. Take a break in the Plettenburg Bay area and enjoy its stunning beaches and the nearby Birds of Eden aviary. Explore Tsitsikamma National Park and experience some of the most incredible outdoor adventures the country has to offer, from its vervet monkeys and dolphins to the giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees.

While you explore the glorious Garden Route, we suggest staying at Hunter’s Country House, a homely oasis between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hunter’s Country House
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End your South Africa adventure by spending three nights in the Eastern Cape region. Immerse yourself in the serene landscape and discover the region’s bounty of beautiful beaches, verdant forests and imposing mountainscapes.

Encounter surreal wildlife as you embark on an Eastern Cape Safari in search of the Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and buffalos. Observe these magnificent animals as your guide teaches you more about the area’s ecology, geology and stunning plant life. Find the free-roaming pride of white lions at the Pumba Game Reserve and learn how the reserve cares for and rehabilitates injured and abandoned animals, then rest your head in one of the luxury chalets at Pumba Water Lodge.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Pumba Water Lodge