South Africa’s Cape region is said by many to be one of the most beautiful areas in the world, with scenery which varies from mighty mountain ranges and vast plains covered in vines, to thrilling cliff-top drives and wild stretches of beach. Experience all of this and more on this exclusive luxury five-star self-drive itinerary, which incorporates the many attractions of Cape Town, the famed wine region towns of Wellington & Franschhoek, and the coastal settlement of Paternoster.
Depart London Heathrow on the direct overnight British Airways flight to Cape Town.
Collect hire car and drive to stay for four nights on bed & breakfast basis at Kensington Place.
This small exclusive hotel is set on the foothills of Table Mountain in one of Cape Town's most prestigious residential areas. It offers breathtaking views of Table Bay, the harbour, city skyline and mountains. It is within easy access to the city centre, historical sites, beaches, vineyards and walks in the bordering nature reserve. Each of the eight rooms has been elegantly decorated using an eclectic mix of African and European styles. This modern, sensibility and sensuousness is accentuated by the room's exquisite marble bathrooms, private terraces and sitting areas. These luxurious surroundings coupled with professional, personalised service will ensure that your stay at Kensington Place is unforgettable. Services offered include breakfast, 24 hour room service & security, satellite television, laundry and valet, secretarial services, private dining and a private garden with terrace and pool.
Drive north to Paternoster to stay for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel.
Fall in love with this boutique hotel where shoes are optional and relaxation is unavoidable. Here, the catch of the day provides both nourishment and entertainment as generations of fisherman haul in their fresh bounty from the moody Atlantic Ocean. Nestled on the edge of the character-filled village of Paternoster, time takes on a more civilized pace at the Strandloper. Watch as whales and dolphins frolic in the endless cobalt-blue or simply kick back in paired down earth- friendly luxury.
The hotel’s 16 suites and rooms are laced with laid-back luxury. Locally sourced furniture, fittings and amenities and earth friendly infrastructure add to the sense of wholesome, guilt-free happiness. The hotel has five different styles of accommodation; each suite in turn has been designed to merge the boundaries between living and landscape. Breaking surf and fresh sea foam - just a hundred metres away - provide welcome reprieve from the West coast sun (for tired feet and sun-kissed bodies). Return home from the surrounding springtime splendor of the neighbouring reserve, nearby beach walks or bird watching trails to the most sublime seafood – the stuff that made the sleepy seaside town of Paternoster famous to begin with.
Drive onward to Wellington to stay for three nights on bed & breakfast basis at the Grand Dédale Country House.
Off-the-beaten-wine region-track, this magnificent six room retreat sits on the Doolhof Wine Estate close the small town of Wellington. The saltwater swimming pool, spa room, tea lounge and landscaped gardens offer an alternative attraction to the tastings available of the award-winning wines, with hiking, walking and mountain biking also all possible on the Estate.
Continue to Franschhoek to stay for four nights on a bed and breakfast basis at The Last Word Franschhoek.
Right on the main street of this charming little town in the heart of the Winelands is this beautifully restored Cape Huguenot-styled building. Its suites are large, light and airy and most come complete with their own private terrace. There is an enclosed courtyard with its own swimming pool and superb service throughout the day. An ideal location for travelling gourmets to enjoy the local wines and some of the outstanding restaurants of the area.
Return hire car and depart on the direct overnight British Airways flight to London.
Early morning arrival into London Heathrow
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