The Alternative Cape

Itinerary Overview

A beautiful and far cooler alternative to the classic Garden Route.

Cape Town thrills with its best-in-the-world beaches, restaurants and scenery, its frisky up-and-coming neighbourhoods and a thriving art scene. Within easy reach is the fishing village of Paternoster, with its pretty whitewashed cottages and colourful wooden boats. Loop round through the Riebeek Valley and down to Robertson, in the heart of the wine route, for a fresh departure from the Franschhoek throngs.

Accommodation includes: Last Word Long Beach, Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, Royal Hotel and The Robertson Small Hotel



Day 1UK Departure

UK Departure

Depart London Heathrow on the direct overnight flight to Cape Town.


Days 2-4Last Word Long Beach, Kommetjie

Last Word Long Beach, Kommetjie

Drive down the Cape Peninsula to the fishing village of Kommetjie to stay for three nights at the Last Word Long Beach. Miles of white sand and infinite views of the ocean make this one of the Cape’s most romantic and dramatic locations. each of the six spacious suites in this beachside boutique hotel has a sea view and private patio and guests can simply enjoy the magnificent setting, surf or horse-ride on the beach.


Days 5-7Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, Paternoster

Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, Paternoster

Head north up the coast to Paternoster for three nights at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel. Kick off your shoes and settle in to the slow pace of life here. Explore the neighbouring nature reserve, take off on beach walks or venture along bird watching trails, then refuel with the freshest, most sublime seafood.


Days 8-9Royal Hotel, Riebeek-Kasteel

Royal Hotel, Riebeek-Kasteel

Head inland to Riebeek Kasteel for two nights at the grand Royal Hotel. Together with Hermon and Riebeek West, this quirky village forms the picturesque and tranquil Riebeek Valley - part of the up-and-coming Swartland wine-producing area. The hotel is the oldest in the Western Cape and its verandah was named the longest south of the Limpopo.


Days 10-12Robertson Small Hotel, Robertson

Robertson Small Hotel, Robertson

Continue to the town of Robertson to stay for three nights at the Robertson Small Hotel. Situated on one of the most famous wine routes in the world, Route 62, it is a simple yet contemporary retreat with an exceptional restaurant. Each of the 10 bedrooms is as pretty as the next. There’s a swimming pool and wellness room, plus impeccable service.


Day 13Departure


Return hire car at Cape Town airport and depart on the direct overnight flight to London.


Day 14UK Arrival

UK Arrival

Early morning arrival into London Heathrow

  • UK Departure
  • Last Word Long Beach, Kommetjie
  • Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, Paternoster
  • Royal Hotel, Riebeek-Kasteel
  • Robertson Small Hotel, Robertson
  • Departure
  • UK Arrival

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