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15 Days Exploring the Garden Route in Luxury

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Day 2 – 5

Parker Cottage, Cape Town

Parker Cottage Bed and Breakfast is set in Cape Town offering an up-market and trendy getaway. The guesthouse offers comfort and excellent service, promising guests a wonderful and relaxing holiday. There are a range of rooms and suites guests can enjoy including a spacious family suite. Each room is beautifully decorated and incredibly spacious, offering a comfortable and stylish stay. 

Parker Cottage is situated in close proximity to the Cape Town city centre as well as near many malls, restaurants and bars that guests can enjoy. The guesthouse is also near Table Mountain and guests can enjoy cable cart rides up the famous landmark. 

Basis: B&B

Day 5 – 7

Avondrood Guesthouse, Franschhoek

Avondrood Guesthouse is located in Franschhoek just an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The picturesque guesthouse is comprised of original Cape-Dutch architecture, making it a serene setting for a perfect holiday. The large garden ensures that guests have plenty of space from which to take in the relaxing atmosphere of the winelands. There is a large pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor veranda. The extensive deck offers fantastic views of the nearby mountains. Avondrood houses eight large suites, all individually decorated with their own theme. Guests can wake to a full breakfast before setting out for a day filled with wine-tasting, hiking and plenty of good food. 

Basis: B&B

Day 7 – 9

Ocean Eleven Guest House, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The picturesque mountains beyond gently embrace the phenomenal, all encompassing vista of Walker Bay. In keeping with the utter elegance of Colonial architecture, the Ocean Eleven main house was built with high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors, all features – and thus the grace and style – have been retained to this day.

Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House boasts ten beautifully appointed rooms made up of three standard, five deluxe and two suites, each with an all-embracing sea view over Walker Bay.

Basis: B&B

Day 9 – 10

Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, Knysna

5* graded Villa Afrikana Guest Suites perched high above the town of Knysna, also known as the pearl of the Garden Route, on a hill fittingly called “Paradise” overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. Villa Afrikana Guest Suites is recognized as an innovator in the Guest House category, offering guests an ambience of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. All suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon. Each suite features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom as well as a private balcony.

Basis: B&B

Day 10 – 12

Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Storms River

Set in the village of Storms River, Tsitsikamma Village Inn is the perfect accommodation for couples, families and adventurers alike. Tsitsikamma is home to a variety of restaurants and its very own microbrewery, and the Village Inn is the perfect base from which to explore them. Guests are welcome to relax around the sparkling swimming pool, entertain themselves in the games room or enjoy delicious meals at one of the onsite restaurants. Accommodation is offered in a number of different room types to suit all budgets and tastes, but each is equipped for a truly remarkable stay.

Basis: B&B

Day 12 – 14

De Old Drift Guest Farm, Greater Addo Route

Situated near the quaint village of Addo in the Eastern Cape, De Old Drift Guest Farm offers farm-style lodgings on a working citrus farm only 15 minutes away from the popular Addo Elephant National Park. The guest farm boasts a great selection of luxurious accommodation, from standard bed and breakfast rooms to semi self-catering garden cottages. The standard bed and breakfast rooms have private verandas and beautiful garden views, and guests can stay in the family unit, perfect for a family of four people. The self-catering unit, the deluxe self-catering unit, and the self-catering thatched roof unit boast spacious accommodation with all the amenities required for a comfortable, luxury holiday. The semi self-catering garden cottage has a well-equipped kitchenette and a fantastic undercover BBQ area, making it the ideal space of a romantic getaway. Guests can enjoy breakfast under the thatched roof lapa, with serene views of the garden and sparkling swimming pool. The thatched dining room also serves refreshing sundowners, delectable dinners and light lunches. De Old Drift offers guided tours in the Addo Elephant National Park, where guests can spot some of Africa’s most diverse animal species. Escape to De Old Drift Guest Farm and relax in a peaceful space surrounded by the Eastern Cape’s natural beauty.

Basis: B&B

Day 14 – 16

Mantis Founders Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Founders Lodge was the private residence of Adrian Gardiner, founder and visionary of Mantis Collection and Shamwari Game Reserve. The lodge is situated on a 400 hectare reserve adjacent to and with direct access to Shamwari Game Reserve, in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. With the co-operation and agreement of the current owners of Shamwari, Founders Lodge has undergone extensive renovations to enable Adrian and Mantis to convert Founders into a self contained commercial lodge. For the Big 5 experience, Founders Lodge has an agreement with the current owners of Shamwari for game drives to take place on their world-renowned reserve. The entrance to the Big 5 reserve is 50 meters from Founders Lodge. Guided walks will take place on the Founders private 400 hectare reserve. The secluded Founders Lodge, with only 6 luxury suites and scenic surrounds, aspires to offer private tailored experiences, drawing inspiration from all the fond memories Adrian had of hosting friends, family and celebrities at Shamwari.

Basis: Fully Inclusive

Includes:

Accommodation: 

2-5 October 2021: Parker Cottage Guest House 

  • Accommodation in 1 x Beautiful Room
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Activity: E-Bike Adventure along the Cape Peninsula 

5-7 October 2021: Avondrood Guest House 

  • Accommodation in 1 x Deluxe Room
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Activity: Franschhoek Wine Tram 

7-9 October 2021: Ocean Eleven Guest House 

  • Accommodation in 1 x Standard Poolside Room
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Activity: Whale Watch Cruise 

9-10 October 2021: Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

  • Accommodation in 1 x Spitskop Suite 
  • Daily Breakfast 

10-12 October 2021:  Tsitsikamma Village Inn

  • Accommodation in 1 x Premier Room
  • Daily Breakfast 
  • Activity: Canopy Tours 

12-14 October 2021:  De Old Drift Guest Farm 

  • Accommodation in 1 x Thatched Chalet 
  • Daily Breakfast 

14-16 October 2021: Founders Lodge by Mantis 

  • Accommodation in 1 x Suite 
  • All Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Selected Local Beverages 
  • 2 x Daily Game Drives 

Car Hire:

2-16 October 2021: Toyota Yaris or Similar

  • Pick up in Cape Town, Drop Off in Port Elizabeth
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • Contract fee
  • GPS
  • One Way Fees
  • Superwaiver Insurance

Return Flights from London, Edinburgh and Regional airports

Excludes:

  • All flights (Not in range but expected to cost GBP750-GBP1000 per person
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Porterage & gratuities
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Anything not mentioned