Classic Cape & Safari

Location: Cape Town – South Africa

Day 1

Cape Town

On your arrival, a warm and friendly Thompsons Africa welcome awaits you! Our expert Guest Service Officer is ready to assist and guide you through the airport to your waiting vehicle that will be transporting you to your Cape Town accommodation. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Cape Town is historically, culturally and visually, the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city you’ll have had the pleasure of visiting. Known fondly as the Mother City, Cape Town has everything for the curious traveler who enjoys the good life in all its colors and guises. From exquisite wine farms in magnificent green settings, to a long and captivating history and architecture, there’ll be little doubt in your mind why it’s voted one of the world’s finest cities to visit.

Day 2

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Drive along Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along Chapman’s Peak Drive with lunch (own account) at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simon’s Town and the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Summer or in Winter, Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour.

Your experience highlights:
  • Seal Island Cruise (optional and for own account)
  • Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Cape Point
  • Simon’s Town
  • Penguin Colony at Boulder’s Beach (own account)
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Summer months – September to April)
  • Groot Constantia wine tasting and cellar tour (Winter months – May to August)
Day 3
Mother Nature surpassed herself when crafting the Mother City. Whether jogging along Sea Point Promenade, climbing up Lion’s Head in the dawn light, clambering over giant boulders at Sandy Bay or driving the amazing coastal roads down to Cape Point, you never fail to feel your spirits soar as you take in the breathtakingly beautiful vistas. You don’t need to break a sweat; sipping wine on a historic farm in Constantia or enjoying a picnic at an outdoor concert in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are equally memorable ways to commune with Cape Town’s great outdoors. Wrenching yourself away from the magnetic mountain and all the delights of the Cape Peninsula is a challenge, but within an hour you can exchange urban landscapes for the charming towns, villages and bucolic estates of Winelands destinations such as Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
Day 4–5

Aquila Private Game Reserve

After breakfast, check out and transfer a short distance to the Aquila Game Reserve. Set in the pristine Southern Karoo Highlands against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve offers an exciting taste of real Africa just two short hours from Cape Town by road. Home to an enormous variety of game, including the Big Five, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers two to three hour game drives, the perfect way to view wildlife. There are two swimming pools, a pool bar, a cosy cigar lounge and a large dining room where the chef presents a rich variety of authentic South African cuisine including springbok and roast lamb and to round off your meal, an array of superb puddings created on the premises. Superb South African wines are on offer with your meal. Aquila’s four star chalets are built largely from rock, thatch and wood to blend with the environment and offer roaring log fires, wooden viewing decks, air conditioning, crisp percale linen, rock bathrooms and, in some, alfresco rock showers. A luxurious honeymoon suite is the ultimate romantic getaway.

Day 6
After breakfast and your final morning activity, check out and transfer through to Hermanus. The world’s foremost land based whale watching destination, is a thriving holiday resort offering residents and holiday makers all modern amenities, yet retaining its fisherman’s village charm. The popular resort town of Hermanus, situated between mountain and sea, has gained world-wide recognition as the world’s foremost land based whale watching destination.
Day 7-8

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Hermanus has something for everyone. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve has over 40 km of walks, ranging from moderate to strenuous walks in the beautiful mountains which form an imposing backdrop to the town. The 14 km of unique cliff walks recently incorporated into the nature reserve boast a variety of coastal fynbos and birdlife.The pristine stretches of beach offer solitude to the walker and boating activities abound in the Kleinriver Lagoon, renowned for its birdlife. Invigorating horse rides along the beach appeal to all ages. The Hermanus Golf Course is well known and curious baboons create a diversion as they silently observe the players.
This morning after a sumptuous breakfast we transfer back to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg (Flight not included). On arrival you are met by our representative for a transfer to Sun City. The Sun City complex is surrounded by two championship golf courses, numerous swimming pools and a huge man-made lake offering various water sports.

Day 9
This morning after a delightful breakfast you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport to prepare for your onward journey home.

 

At A Glance (Inclusions):
  • Silver Welcome on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
  • Scheduled One Way transfer from Cape Town International Airport to your hotel
  • 3 Nights at Southern Sun Waterfront, Standard Room– Bed & Breakfast
  • Scheduled Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • Private One Way transfer from Cape Town to Aquila Game Reserve
  • 2 Nightsat Aquila Private Game Reserve, Standard Cottage – Accommodation, all meals, welcome drink, two game drives (2 to 3 hours) and a game drive and visit to the Aquila Rehabilitation Centre
  • Private One Way transfer from Aquila Game Reserve to Hermanus
  • 2 Nights at Whale Coast All Suite Hotel, 1 Bedroom Apartment – Bed & Breakfast
  • Private One Way transfer from Hermanus to Cape Town International Airport

Validity

Adult Per Person

Single Room

Child Sharing

15 Jan 17 – 31 Jan 17 USD 2200 USD 2800 USD 1790
01 Feb 17 – 31 Mar 17 USD 2250 USD 2870 USD 1790
01 Apr 17 – 30 Apr 17 USD 2175 USD 2670 USD 1790
01 May 17 – 31 Jul 17 USD 2080 USD 2500 USD 1790
01 Aug 17 – 31 Aug 17 USD 2100 USD 2565 USD 1680
01 Sep 17 – 31 Oct 17 USD 2195 USD 2765 USD 1680

 

Special Notes:

Southern Sun Waterfront is blocked out from 05 – 09 Feb 17

Aquila Game Reserve Exclusions: All beverages, tel fax, laundry, mini bar, optional excursions and other personal extras are not specified.

Aquila Game Reserve Value Add: Stay a minimum of stay 2 nights and receive a complimentary horseback safari swop. Subject to availability & confirmation from supplier at the time of booking.

Child Policies:

Southern Sun Waterfront: Maximum 2 children 0 – 17 years are allowed to share with 2 adults, free on the same meal basis

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Children 0 – 17 years are not permitted to share with adults and must take out their own room at the full adult rate

Whale Coast All Suite Hotel: Children 0 – 17 years are not permitted to share with adults and must take out their own room at the full adult rate

**Aquila Private Game Reserve and Whale Coast All Suite Hotel cannot accommodate triple sharing.  The rooms at these hotels can only accommodate maximum 2 adults, therefore, when a triple is booked, the guests will be accommodated in 2 separate rooms (1x twin + 1x single). The triple rate has been averaged and will apply to all 3 guests that are travelling together.

General

Please note that rates quoted are valid for travel within the specified price season – travel must be completed within the price season.  If your required dates straddle seasons, prices will be on a request basis.

Prices are based on a minimum 2 passengers travelling. The single room rate applies to guests travelling with others but taking out a single room

Please note package rates exclude:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and porterage
  • Visas
  • Any international or domestic airfare

Kindly note while every effort has been made to ensure that the information and rates contained in this proposal is accurate, should any price increase/change our reservations consultant will advise you at the time of booking.

All services are subject to availability at the time of booking.