Your tailor-made safari & beach holiday to South Africa

Cape Winelands Kwandwe game drive The Plett

A fabulous taster of South Africa covering the main bases of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route and finally finishing on a malaria-free safari in the Eastern Cape. If you like the independence of self-drive but don't want to compromise on luxury, this is the trip for you.

Start your vacation at the Cape Grace, one of Cape Town's most prestigious hotels. Situated within the V&A Waterfront there is no better position from which to soak in the natural beauty of the Mother City. The famous city sights, including Table Mountain, are all close by. When you have had your fill of wine, penguins, mountains and culture, it's time for the best food and wine South Africa has to offer. Set within the Franschoek wine valley is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, Babylonstoren offering unique accommodation, organic gardens and fine dining.

From here make your way towards the scenic Garden Route to the ultimate South African seaside escape, The Plettenberg Hotel. With views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden sand, it's the perfect place to kick back and relax in after a day of nature-based activities in the area. Cap off this self-drive adventure in the Eastern Cape staying at the tranquil Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge in the private Kwandwe reserve. Fully immerse yourself in nature and enjoy day and night game drives in search of the Big 5.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Cape Grace | Cape Town

Your self drive luxury vacation begins at Cape Town Airport where your hire car will be ready and waiting. From here you will make your way to your hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

Room Type: Luxury Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 7

2 nights at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel | Winelands

After a leisurely breakfast take +-1 hour drive through the picturesque Cape winelands to Babylonstoren Wine Estate near Franschhoek.

Room Type: One bedroom farmhouse suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at The Plettenberg | Plettenberg Bay

Another scenic drive today, this time +- 5.5 hours, towards the famous Garden Route of South Africa and to the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay.

Room Type: Luxury Sea View Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 12 - 14

3 nights at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge | Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Depart early on the +-4 hour journey today towards Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. You will be in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 15

Give yourselves 2 hours to drive to Gqeberha Airport (previously Port Elizabeth) where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.



  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Car hire, group B car including full cover, unlimited km and taxes, one way drop off and GPS


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Additional activities not included as scheduled at hotels, lodges or camps


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Port Elizabeth to Philadelphia International Airport

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