Cape Town and the Winelands

from £451
excluding flights *
5 nights Year round

Overview

Experience the best of the Western Cape on this short break encompassing the ‘Mother City’ of South Africa - Cape Town and the charming winelands town of Franschhoek.

Highlights

  • Spend three nights in exciting city of Cape Town
  • Cable car to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views over Cape Town and the peninsula (optional)
  • View a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach (optional)
  • Discover South Africa’s turbulent past with a visit to Robben Island (optional)
  • Stay in the charming town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands
  • Enjoy wine tasting at several wine estates on a hop-on hop-off wine tram or by bike (optional)

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathrooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout

Full description

This 6-day self-drive holiday in South Africa starts in the spectacular city of Cape Town. Spend three nights in this magnificent city; options include discovering the Cape Peninsula on a guided tour, photographing comical African penguins at Boulders Beach and dining out at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Then, head to the Cape Winelands region where you can sample some of South Africa’s famous wine and relax and take in the picturesque surrounds.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £665 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom, including car hire

Departure Duration Accommodation Car Category Twin Price (pp)
All year 5 nights Standard Toyota Corolla Quest (or similar) £451
All year 5 nights Superior Toyota Corolla Quest (or similar) £462
All year 5 nights Deluxe Toyota Corolla Quest (or similar) £758

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast
  • Car rental throughout (Toyota Corolla Quest or similar)
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, where you will receive your rental vehicle. Make your way into Cape Town, the ‘mother city’ of South Africa. Cape Town's coastal setting is jaw-dropping; this remarkably beautiful city nestled at the base of Table Mountain has a lot to offer and you will spend three nights here giving you plenty of time to sample its main attractions.

Days 2-3: Explore Cape Town

You have two full days to explore Cape Town. We highly recommend taking a cable car to the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain for superb views over the city and the Cape Peninsula, or for those more active, you may wish to hike up the mountain. Perhaps visit the breeding colony of over 2,000 endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach, or discover historic Robben Island, the former prison where Nelson Mandela was famously incarcerated for 18 years.

Day 4: Cape Town - Franschhoek

Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world, heading to the town of Franschhoek where you will spend the next two nights. Franschhoek dates back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the food and wine capital of South Africa, this charming town located in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.

Day 5: Discover the Cape Winelands

Today is free to enjoy wine tasting at several of the best wine estates of the region. The Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour (optional, at additional cost) is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and fine wines. Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in an open-side tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. For those wanting to be more active, you may be interested in a cycle tour around the Franschhoek area and local vineyards.

Day 6: Franschhoek - Cape Town Airport

Drive to Cape Town Airport where you return your hire car and board a flight home, or why not head to another destination such as the incredible Victoria Falls or Kruger National Park for an exciting safari? Our Travel Specialists can advise you on your options.

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