Like the idea of Slow Travel? Planning a honeymoon and want time to relax and soak it all in? This is a lanquid 17 day journey that starts in Cape Town and then moves out to the Winelands where you spend quality time in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch savouring fine wines, cuisine and beautiful vistas. For the grande finale fly up to the Kruger area for a luxury safari at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the predator rich Sabi Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
- There is so much to see and do in vibrant Cape Town
- See penguins, baboons and ostriches at the Cape of Good Hope
- Visit Robben Island and explore the V&A Waterfront
- Meet the winemakers and celebrated chefs in wine country
- Close encounters with the Big Five at Lion Sands
Day 1 : More Quarters Apartment Hotel
You will be collected from Cape Town airport and road transferred to the More Quarters Hotel - well located in the heart of the city of Cape Town. You can take a walk down to bars, bistros and brasseries or meander up to Table Mountain. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the beaches of Camps Bay are just a short drive away, as are most of the city's attractions.
Day 2 : More Quarters Apartment Hotel
More Quarters offers the combination of apartment living with the service and hospitality of a hotel, and even though it is fully equipped for self-catering, breakfast is included in the rates. Guests will have full access to all the hotel's facilities and the superb staff is always at hand to help.
Day 3 : More Quarters Apartment Hotel
The Interior style of More Quarters is a subtle combination of "classic contemporary". There are 14 One Bedroom Apartments which provide the perfect retreat in the heart of the fairest Cape and for groups or families seeking a private and secluded retreat in the Mother City, there are 2 Two Bedroom Apartments.
Day 4 : More Quarters Apartment Hotel
For your days in Cape Town, your guide will be at your disposal during the day for touring or transfers, the day will be tailored to your interests and expectations. Enjoy a wide range of sight seeing options - Table Mountain Cableway, Atlantic seaboard beaches, Penguin Colony at Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 5 : More Quarters Apartment Hotel
Sight seeing options include - The V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain Cableway, Atlantic seaboard beaches, Penguin Colony at Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and numerous excellent restaurants.
Day 6 : Le Quartier Français
Today you will check out of the More Quarters and you will be road transferred to Le Quartier Francais. Centrally situated on Franschhoek’s Main Street, it is well deserving of its Relais et Chateaux status. Spend your days strolling along the streets of Franschhoek, popping into the town’s many galleries, boutiques, tea houses and restaurants.
Day 7 : Le Quartier Français
Gardens fringed with lavender and roses scent the air and provide a serene setting for the fifteen guest suites of Le Quartier’s Auberge. Elegant interiors are fresh and colourful and each suite has a spacious lounge where guests can unwind with a drink from the complimentary full bar in the suite.
Day 8 : Le Quartier Français
Spend your days strolling along the streets of Franschhoek, popping into the town’s many galleries, boutiques, tea houses and restaurants; or venture off on a foray into the winelands. What about a bread making course at Moreson?
Day 9 : Le Quartier Français
Le Quartier Français’ restaurants serve, without doubt, some of the finest food in South Africa. Ici is the less formal of the two restaurants at Le Quartier Français and serves delicious, simple fare. Dinners in The Tasting Room are a lengthily and extravagant affair where tasting menus are paired with the finest South African wines.
Day 10 : River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa
You will be collected from Le Quartier Francais and road transfer to River Manor. It is located in the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch: a university town which is steeped in history. The two gorgeous old buildings of River Manor are national monuments and lend plenty of colonial charm to the guesthouse.
Day 11 : River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa
The lounges have a fire burning in the hearth in winter; the conservatory is a quiet place to retreat to with a book; two swimming pools are surrounded by tranquil gardens; and a shady poolside veranda is the venue for wholesome breakfasts. and a wellness spa.
Day 12 : River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa
Architecture in Stellenbosch is predominantly Cape Dutch style and much can be learnt about South Africa’s fascinating past during historical tours of the town. Restaurants, pubs and sidewalk cafés abound and art galleries are filled with local crafts. The Stellenbosch wine route makes a wonderful day trip.
Day 13 : Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
You will be collected and road transferred to Cape Town Airport. Fly from Cape Town to Nelspruit, take a schedule charter flight from Nelspruit Airport to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. You will be collected by your ranger from the airstrip and transferred to Ivory Lodge in open game vehicle.
Day 14 : Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in the Sabie Sand Game Reserve, is set along the banks of the Sabie River upstream from its sister lodge, Lion Sands River Lodge.The intimate Ivory Lodge has six gorgeous, ultra-luxurious suites with en suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and a private viewing deck and a private rim-flow plunge pool.
Day 15 : Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Game drives and walking safaris through the Sabi Sand Game Reserve under the aegis of the Lion Sands guides are enthralling and guests might spot any of the Big Five, in addition to a large diversity of other game and birdlife. Lions Sands’ senior ecologist gives fascinating lectures that make these activities all the more interesting.
Day 16 : The Peech Hotel
After morning game drive and breakfast, your ranger will transfer you in open game vehicle to the airstrip in time for your schedule charter flight to Johannesburg. You will be collected from the Federal Air Hanger and transferred to the Peech Hotel.
Day 17 : The Peech Hotel
DEPARTURE DAY -Today you will have a guide and vehicle at your disposal, the day will be tailored to your interests to either visit the Apartheid Museum, Soweto or Constitution Hill. You will then be transferred to Johannesburg Airport in time for your international flight home.