Sample Trip

12-Night Grand South African Experience

“Unveil the timeless allure of South Africa's jewels with 12 nights of luxury city and wilderness exploration.”
Budget level: High-End
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
12 Nights
Safari Type
Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Garden Route, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Embark on a grand 12-night tour that takes you from the vibrant city of Cape Town, through the serene landscapes of Route 62, to the majestic wildlife-rich expanse of Sabi Sands. With stays in Cape Cadogan, Birkenhead House, Kanonkop House, The Robertson Small Hotel, Babylonstoren, and Kirkman’s Camp, this tour promises a mesmerizing journey through South Africa’s captivating locales.

Itinerary in Brief

3 Nights Cape Cadogan, Cape Town

2 Nights Birkenhead House, Hermanus

2 Nights Kanonkop House, Knysna

1 Night The Robertson Small Hotel, Route 62

1 Night Babylonstoren, Stellenbosch

3 Nights Kirkman’s Camp, Sabi Sands

Plunge into an enchanting 12-night tour showcasing the distinctive splendors of South Africa. Begin in Cape Town at Cape Cadogan, a boutique hotel offering both comfort and luxury. Then, travel to the seaside town of Hermanus and stay at Birkenhead House, a beautiful beachfront property. Continue to the serene town of Knysna, lodging at the elegant Kanonkop House with breath-taking views. Experience a quaint country charm at The Robertson Small Hotel on Route 62, and enjoy the exquisite winelands at Babylonstoren in Stellenbosch. Conclude your journey with an unforgettable safari at Kirkman’s Camp in Sabi Sands, a world-renowned wildlife reserve.

Detailed Itinerary

Days 1-3: Cape Cadogan

Start your adventure in Cape Town at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. Explore the city’s main attractions such as the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain or Camps Bay. Unwind in your en-suite bedroom, individually decorated with contemporary chic and bohemian influence.

Days 4 & 5: Birkenhead House

Continue to Hermanus and stay at the chic and intimate Birkenhead House. Explore adventure activities, meander through premier wine routes or watch the seasonal passing of southern right and humpback whales. Each room offers majestic views of sea or mountain (or both!), and a luxurious bathroom that includes a bath and shower.

Days 6 & 7: Kanonkop House

Next, journey to the tranquil town of Knysna and lodge at the award-winning Kanonkop House. Enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna lagoon and the famous ‘Knysna Heads’, and participate in a variety of exciting activities, including golf, hiking, and cycling. Relax at the spa, or at the swimming pool, sundeck, outdoor lounge, terrace, and bar.

Day 8: The Robertson Small Hotel

Travel to the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, and spend a night at The Robertson Small Hotel. Immerse yourself in local culture and art, enjoy the therapeutic treatments at the wellness room, or explore the surrounding family-run farms and smallholdings. The hotel provides superlative service with its 10 distinct rooms, a new restaurant and bar, two pool areas, and ample gardens.

Day 9: Babylonstoren

Embark on a short drive to Stellenbosch, where you’ll stay at the historic Babylonstoren. Explore the vast gardens, indulge in a farm to fork meal at the award-winning Babel restaurant or enjoy wine and cheese tasting. The farm offers a gym, spa, and outdoor swimming pool along with other outdoor activities.

Days 10-12: Kirkmans Camp

Wrap up your tour in the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve at Kirkman’s Kamp. The reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park and is particularly well-known for its prolific leopard sightings. The lodge offers 12 guest cottages with spectacular views of the Sand River, an immersive safari shop, a sala offering massages and beauty treatments, and a variety of exciting activities such as game drives, photography lessons, and star gazing. This enchanting location perfectly captures the spirit of the old-world charm of the early Transvaal settlers and is an excellent place to draw your unforgettable South African journey to a close.

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