This is an alternate package that covers Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Timbavati Nature Reserve. It is priced at just over £1389 per person sharing and single supplement is available at approximately £508.
|Day No.||Accommodation & Destination||Services Offered||Duration of Stay|
|1||The Adderley Hotel, Cape Town||Meet and Greet at Cape Town Airport|
Junior Suite Bed & Breakfast
Half Day Cape Town Tour, Cape Town, incl. Castle, District 6, Table Mountain Cable Car & Coffee,
|4||Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch||Oak Apartment Bed & Breakfast|
Full Day Wine Tour, Cape Town, incl. Stellenbosch & Tasting,
|7||Motswari Private Game Reserve,|
|Road transfer Hoedspruit to|
Luxury Bungalow Full Board incl 2
Game Drives & 1 Walk p/day
|9||Motswari Private Game Reserve,|
|Road transfer Motswari to|
The above table is the itinerary for the CPT, Winelands and Motswari Package – option 2. This package is valid from 1st November 2018 to 15th December 2019.
The Services Included in this package are
- Meet & Greet at airport
- 6 nights accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
- 2 nights accommodation on full board basis including 2 game activities per day
- A half day Cape Town city tour including tickets for the cable car up Table Mountain
- A full day Winelands tour including tastings and a cellar tour
- Transfers to & from Hoedspruit Airport to game lodge
- Extensive English route description, received during Meet & Greet
The Services Excluded from the package are
- Car Rental
- Entrance fees & conservation fees
- Other meals not specified
- Other personal expenses
Cape Town is the capital of the Western Cape Province. It is a city with two faces, European and African, a blend of first and third world. Despite these vast differences Cape Town is a relaxed and safe city. It has a number of very interesting museums including the South African National Museum, with planetarium, the Bo-Kaap Museum and the National Gallery. In the city centre is the Castle of Good Hope. This fort was built in 1666 by Van Riebeeck and still serves as the headquarters of the Western Cape Military. Table Mountain is situated on the southern side of Cape Town and is famous for its table shape. The mountain provides stunning views over the entire city and is easily accessible via the rotating cable car.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a working harbour and shopping/entertainment centre where you can shop, eat out, watch a movie or stroll around the interesting shops and craft markets from early morning until late in the evening. Situated near the centre of the Waterfront is the Two Oceans Aquarium, with more than 300 species of marine life. The biggest attraction of the Waterfront is the Robben Island museum and tours to Robben Island.
Ferries depart at 9am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm and 3pm (weather permitting) from the Waterfront to Robben Island. The tour lasts 3½ hours and includes a bus tour of the island as well as a tour with an ex-political prisoner and a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell. It is advisable to book your tour in advance by phone on Tel: 021 419 5111. A visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens should also be on your agenda. It is one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens and is also a starting point for a number of walks on Table Mountain. Rhodes Memorial on the way to the gardens is an excellent point for a coffee break and to take in the views of the city and surrounds.
Adderley Hotel: This Hotel in Cape Town’s city centre blends gracious historic urban facades with chic 21st century luxury interiors. Situated in the historic end of Cape Town’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, the hotel occupies a combination of refurbished historical buildings (built in 1903) and a modern eleven storey tower. The hotel is a short stroll from the Company’s Garden, Parliament, South African Museum, Castle of Good Hope and Green Market Square.
Stellenbosch was originally a border post established in 1679 by Governor Simon Van der Stel. The town lies in the West Cape in a lovely and fertile
valley, which produces much of the wines for which South Africa is famous. Stellenbosch is one of the oldest and best-preserved towns in South Africa. The town has many historical buildings of Dutch, Georgian and Victorian origin. Beautiful old oak trees shade these buildings. Stellenbosch is also a university town, which makes it a lively student centre.
The Tourist Office is situated in the Market Street. When the town was established, vineyards were planted in the vicinity. Don’t miss going on a cellar tour at one of the many wine estates to sample the various wines on offer. Besides the beautiful buildings, Stellenbosch has a number of museums which are worth visiting, such as the Village Museum, the Braak and the Bergkelder. The Simonsberg Cheese Factory is located on the outskirts of town and is not to be missed if you would like to sample some of the delicious local cheeses.
Oude Werf Hotel: South Africa’s oldest Inn offers a warm welcome and typical Cape hospitality in the historic heart of Stellenbosch. Recently refurbished, Oude Werf combines beautiful antiques with many modern comforts to ensure a relaxed and memorable stay. The air-conditioned bedrooms are tastefully and individually decorated. Traditional fare is served in the popular restaurant, and may be enjoyed indoors, or alfresco in the courtyard under the vines. Swimming pool set in a lush garden. Stroll to shops, museums and art galleries. Beauty salon. Secure off-street parking.
Timbavati Nature Reserve
The reserve came into existence on July 1956, when a group of conservation-minded persons who owned “game farms” on the western boundary of the Kruger Park came together to form the Timbavati Association. The idea of forming such a reserve was first mooted as early as 1948, and for several years a handful of men met frequently to discuss ways and means to create a nature reserve of a meaningful size in the area. These “leading spirits” of conservation and sustainable land use eventually succeeded in convincing a sufficient number of landowners in the region to join them in forming an Association governed by a Constitution that would limit the “rights” of the individual landowner for the benefit of all. Man’s incursions into this part of the Lowveld have always been temporary and brief, from Early Stone Age down to the early 20th century. In point of fact, large tracts of land in the northern portion of the Lowveld were never permanently settled by man, and the lands now comprising the Timbavati were barely touched, and are still only lightly inhabited.
This part of South Africa’s bushveld region may therefore be regarded as really unspoiled and deserves recognition as truly wild land, as opposed to the “restored” and “restocked” lands commonly found elsewhere. Please note that entrance fee for the car is payable at the Timbavati Control Gate on arrival at the reserve, this can’t be included in your booking. The conservation levy will have to be paid at
Motswari Private Game Reserve: Deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve lies Motswari Private Game Reserve. As part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy and traversing close on 150 square kilometres of pristine habitat, they offers visitors the best of Africa; wide horizons. Motswari (meaning ‘To conserve and protect’) prides itself on offering guests a unique and genuine bush experience. Motswari received accreditation from Fair Trade in Tourism.