For all those culinary experts, this is the ideal luxury holiday for you. Self-drive your way across South Africa and taste as you go. South Africa has some of the finest cuisines in the world and if you're a foodie, it's a haven. Dine at the chef's table in one of the most exclusive spots in town - La Petite Colombe. You won't want to put your knife and fork down!
Depart on the overnight flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town.
On arrival in Cape Town, collect your hire car and make your way to The Cellars-Hohenort where you spend the next three nights. Located in the historical wine making area of Constantia, this beautiful hotel boasts spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, and is only a short drive to the city centre with its wealth of activities and world renowned restaurants and eateries. Should you not wish to dine out, the hotel has two award-winning restaurants run by Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Peter Templelhoff, who will delight in take you on a memorable culinary journey. At Greenhouse you can enjoy a playful tasting menu comprised of local ingredients with a modern twist, while at The Conservatory you can experience the more traditional South African recipes.
Drive through to the spectacular Winelands village of Franschhoek for a two-night stay at Le Quartier Francais. Located in the heart of Franschhoek Village, Le Quartier Francais has a lovely intimate feel to it, providing a “village within a village” feel.
Dining is taken very seriously at Le Quartier – their signature restaurant, La Petite Colombe, regularly features in South Africa’s top five restaurants and the casual style and small plates menu of Protégé is also proving to be very popular. Bikes are available for guests to borrow to explore Franschhoek and the surrounding wineries. A lovely, tranquil base for your time in the Winelands.
Included in the stay here is a wine tasting at Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines on the nearby Leeu Estates.
Today you drive to Bushman's Kloof for a three night stay complete with nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking and swimming.
In the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains this award-winning property is a showcase to two of South Africa’s true treasures. As it is within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is covered with numerous species of indigenous fynbos, while it also has access to 130 sites of ancient Bushmen rock art – little wonder guests are seduced and enchanted with this connection to the landscape and to the ancient world. A superb range of activities will keep all members of the family enthralled and entertained.
After a leisurely morning, make your way back to Cape Town airport, arriving in time to drop off your hire car and check in for your scheduled overnight flight to London Heathrow.
Early morning arrival into London Heathrow
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