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Our 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package takes you on the journey of a lifetime across South Africa. You’ll start your tour in Cape Town and from there you will be travelling to Franschhoek, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, Amazulu Private Game Reserve then finally Southern Drakensberg where you will stay at the brilliant Amazian Mountain River Lodge.
11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds starts in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town is a hub of activity all year round. In the shadows of the gorgeous Table Mountain, Cape Town incorporates the best of Africa’s nature with world class facilities. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more.
With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit. Unique and visually pleasing, it is one of the most remarkable places you can visit in South Africa being on this 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package.
Franschhoek is a small, idyllic countryside village near Cape Town, filled with glorious scenery and colonial architecture. Franschhoek is also known for its incredible vineyards where some of South Africa’s finest wines are made – the artisan routes, where you get to sample luxury cheeses, bread, wine and olives is a truly regal experience. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning “French Corner” as it was founded by the French Huguenots who fled Europe and were seeking a secluded hide-out. The Cape Dutch architecture comprises much of the village and remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues. Going on this 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package you will be able to experience this great place.
Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park
11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds travels through the Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, the jewel in the crown of the KwaZulu Natal game reserves. Proclaimed in 1895, it is also the oldest game reserve in Africa. Initially two separate reserves, they were joined to create a single 94 000 hectare reserve which is home to one fifth of the world’s black and white rhino population. It was here that the internationally acclaimed Operation Rhino started in the 1960s, successfully capturing and relocating white rhino to havens within South Africa and abroad. As a result, this country’s white rhino population is now 12 times the 1960 count of 500. Today Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is focusing its efforts on saving the endangered black rhino, whose number in Africa dwindled from 14 000 to a pitiful 2 550 in the 1990s. The Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park was the first reserve to introduce walking safaris and its Wilderness Trails are internationally renowned.Plett ensures a wonderful and exciting holiday that has the best of both water and land activities. 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package offers you the wildlife experience you deserve.
Amazulu Private Game Reserve
Resting on the banks of the Mkuze River, the Amazulu Private Game Reserve is comprised of 10000 hectares of pristine wilderness characterised by savannah, mountains and wetlands. This spectacularly scenic environment serves as an ideal habitat for a remarkable array of African wildlife including: the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant buffalo and rhino) as well as warthog, cheetah, crocodile, giraffe, hippopotamus , several different species of antelope, and over 400 species of bird. Visitors can look forward to staying in one of the reserves two luxury lodges where they can enjoy a truly authentic African experience complete with game drives, bush walks and night safaris guided by qualified and knowledgeable rangers. In between game drives guests can indulge in a relaxing massage with a qualified masseuse or arrange a cultural trip to a nearby local village. 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package lets you experience a great sunset with wine and the big five.
11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds ends in the Southern Drakensburg, a wonderland of woodlands, forests, lakes and rivers, all set against the dramatic backdrop of this spectacular mountain range. Several nature reserves fall into the area and protect a wide variety of flora and fauna, including some rare antelope species and, at Kamberg, a network of beautiful hiking trails lead to caves decorated with ancient Khoisan art. Trout thrive in the region’s reservoirs and waterways, making it a magnet for fly-fishermen, while horse riding and mountain biking are also popular pursuits in this scenic part of the world. The ultimate highlight of the Southern Drakenburg, however, is the Sani Pass, which – at almost 3,000 metres above sea level – is South Africa’s highest pass, leading all the way to the Lesotho border and offering magnificent vistas along the way.If you want a change of scenery from the beaches, Plett also has many brilliant hiking trails that are the perfect way to get in touch with the natural surrounds. Adventures in the water are plentiful. Get up close and personal with sea creatures whilst snorkelling or scuba diving, go kayaking on the ocean or up the Keurbooms River, arrange a chartered sailing expedition or even an ocean safari for sightings of whales and dolphins.
Waterfront Village : Cape Town
The first night of this 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds is set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Guests will be staying within the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most popular tourist attraction. Over 80 properties have been immaculately prepared according to detailed guest specifications. All apartments are individually decorated for convenience and comfort. Apartments range in size from 65 m² studios, to luxurious 350 m² penthouses. Situated in the heart of the Waterfront basin, close to the city centre and the Cape Town Convention Centre. Attractions include the Victoria Wharf shopping centre, daily trips to Robben Island and the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Franschhoek Country House and Village
11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds moves to an exclusive boutique hotel, situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek in a wonderfully restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890. The hotel offers a world-class on-site restaurant, two pools, and 26 luxury rooms and Villas Suites. Most rooms lead out onto a private balcony or patio with magnificent views of enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. The Villa Suites are extremely luxurious and boast a fireplace, air-conditioners, 2 balconies, and many more unexpected luxuries. An hour’s drive from Cape Town makes it the perfect getaway for anyone visiting the Western Cape.
Nselweni Bush Camp Hluhluwe – Imfolozi Park
Nselweni Bush Lodge is situated on the banks of the Black Mfolozi River with superb views of the river, bushveld and an occasional sighting of the Big Five. The lodge offers an ideal venue for a relaxing getaway. Guest accommodations feature 8 two bed chalets. The chalets are self catering, with a bathroom and kitchen. The communal lounge is fully equipped with chairs, DSTV and couches. 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package offers you the chance to relax next to this great river and see the wildlife.
Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve : Amazulu Private Game Reserve
Situated in the heart of historic Zululand in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve is one of only two Private Game Reserves in the region where you can view the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and for bird lovers, nearly 430 species of birds are resident. Going on this 11 Day Cape Town, Durban and Surrounds Package you can see the big five in all its glory.
Overlooking the Mkuze Waterfall, the lodge features nine luxurious thatched Chalets and one Safari Suite, accommodating eighteen guests in utmost comfort and style. All these rooms have a breathtaking view of the river, private plunge-pools and an outside shower and air-conditioned bedroom. Relax in the lounge, view animals from the wooden deck, sip cocktails in the swimming pool or recount your sightings of the day in the bar! Taste South African food with a sophisticated flair under a star strewn sky or in the boma. Guests are invited to join the open-vehicle safaris with experienced field guides and rangers who also conduct bird, bush and game walks on request. Game and bird walks are conducted professionally and safely bringing the bush alive in a close encounter with the knowledge of the guide. The unique ecosystems of riverine, wetland, lowveld bushveld and montane grassland provide the diversity and large quantity of bird and animal species, big and small.
Amazian Mountain River Lodge : Southern Drakensberg
Tailored to every level for your needs, with seven luxury rooms Amazian Mountain River Lodge gives you the opportunity to have the staff looking after you with no outside interruptions!