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Experience the beauty of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands plus all the drama of the Panorama Route and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve on this energetic 10-day self-drive journey.

Begin your adventure by exploring the stunning city of Cape Town and the pristine Cape Winelands. Hike or take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, sip a glass or two of South Africa's fine wines, and soak up some sun on the city's fashionable beaches before flying up to the Kruger National Park region for a big game safari.

Kick off first with the scenic Panorama Route and spend a few nights at a cosy family-owned lodge before heading into the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and embarking on a thrilling Big 5 luxury safari at Lion Sands Lodge.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay close to the centre of Cape Town, close to all the major attractions
  • View Table Mountain from the lodge's pool
  • Relax in the charming Cape Winelands
  • Stay in South Africa's gourmet capital
  • Rejuvenate at a cosy Wellness Clinic
  • Play golf at the members-only Leopard Creek
  • Go on a Sabi Sands Big 5 safari
  • Enjoy amazing game viewing & birding

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Experience vibrant Cape Town

Begin your amazing South African adventure today as you arrive at Cape Town International Airport and pick up your rental car. Drive to The Cape Cadogan, an exceptional boutique hotel situated in the fashionable city suburb of Gardens and close to vibrant Kloof and Long Streets.

Settle in and make plans to explore Cape Town! Head out the next day on a drive around the peninsula and its many attractions: take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, go shopping at the V&A Waterfront, suntan on Camps Bay beach or enjoy a trip out to Robben Island or Cape Point via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach - the choice is yours.

Days 3-4

Explore the Cape Winelands

Say goodbye to Cape Town and head off into the beautiful Cape Winelands, an area close to Cape Town and home to gorgeous traditional towns and sweeping wine estates in an Alpine-style setting.

Arrive at luxurious Franschhoek Country House and Villas in Franschhoek, a pretty mountainside town and home to the finest gourmet dining in the country as well as amazing wineries.

Spend the next two days exploring this famously scenic region: you can enjoy a horseback ride through the vineyards, embark on a wine and chocolate tasting excursion, visit little boutique shops or just revel in the romantic ambience of the area.

Days 5-6

Marvel at the scenic Panorama Route

Today you'll drive back to Cape Town and catch a flight to Nelspruit, right in the heart of one of South Africa's most scenic regions - the Panorama Route.

Pick up your new rental car and make your way to Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, a luxury Austrian-style accommodation situated next to the beautiful White River Golf Course.

Spend some time exploring the region enjoying scenic trips to the region's nearby highlights such as the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window. Stay closer to the lodge and play a round of golf on the exceptional Leopard Creek Golf Course, usually reserved for members only. 

Day 7

Arrive in the Sabi Sands

You'll be driving into the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve today, a game-rich, exclusive-use reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park and home to a wide variety of wildlife. Make your way to Lion Sands River Lodge, a beautiful safari lodge overlooking the Sabi River and offering spectacular game viewing and amazing luxury accommodation in a tranquil, natural environment.

Days 8-9

Game drive in the Sabi Sands

Wake up early for a steaming cup of coffee and an exciting morning game drive through the Lion Sands concession - be on the lookout for predators who are at their most active this time of the day.

Enjoy a pitstop in the bush for a morning snack before returning to the lodge for a delicious full breakfast. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the deck, lounging at the bush spa, enjoying a snooze in your suite or even heading out on a guided nature walk.

The afternoon sees a delicious high tea served before you head out on another game drive. Enjoy a sunset stop at a scenic spot for sundowner drinks before continuing the drive in the growing dark armed with a powerful spotlight in search of Sabi's nocturnal creatures.

Return to camp for a delicious African-inspired meal under the stars.

Day 10

Say goodbye to the Kruger

Enjoy one last game drive before collecting your rental car and driving back to Nelspruit. Drop off your car at the airport and continue with your holiday as per your own arrangements.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Franschhoek Country House and Villas on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 10 days car rental
  • Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2014 - 24 Jul 2014 $2385
  • 25 Jul 2014 - 17 Aug 2014 $2385
  • 18 Aug 2014 - 10 Sep 2014 $2385
  • 11 Sep 2014 - 04 Oct 2014 $2460
  • 05 Oct 2014 - 28 Oct 2014 $2535
  • 22 Nov 2014 - 15 Dec 2014 $2590

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Iconic and luxurious, this classic South African self-drive trip is one of our all-time favourites!"

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