Think of this as a mini 'Best of the Cape' tour. We designed it with rest and relaxation in mind. 5 nights of sheer indulgence. Sea air and Table Mountain followed by the legendary beauty and splendour of the Cape Winelands. Meander your way from Paarl to Franschhoek and on to Stellenbosch, tasting some of South Africa's finest wines along the way.
The winelands are a mere 45 minute drive from Cape Town and about 15 minutes from each other. You could easily extend this stay to take in a couple of hotels in different parts of the winelands. Especially if, like me, wine is your thing. There are literally hundreds of wine estates to choose from, as well as some of South Africa's finest restaurants. Most of the Estates offer tastings and some even offer gourmet picnics on grass embankments next to the river!
Day 1 - 4:Ellerman House,Cape Town
Well first things first - you get a complimentary road transfer from Cape Town Airport to Ellerman House. This superb luxury "home from home" boutique hotel is the quintessential location for discerning guests accustomed to the finer pleasures of life. Unsurpassed, sweeping views from Bantry Bay across the Atlantic Ocean to Robben Island are a privileged pleasure from the private balconies and the unrivalled lawned terraces surrounding the large, heated swimming pool. Breakfast and local beverages are included.
Your hired car will be dropped off at Ellerman House so that you can explore Cape Town at your leisure before heading off to the winelands.
Meals: full board including local drinks
Day 4 - 6:La Residence,Franschhoek
La Residence is a palatial Afro-Franco-Tuscan Villa in Franschhoek valley a short drive from the village. The hotel is crammed with collector's items that speak of luxury and a quirky sense of opulence. Wow! Oh, and you got Reuben's Restaurant, Le Quartier Francais and some of South Africa's finest wine estates on your doorstep.
Meals: breakfast and local drinks
Day 6: Departure
Drive back to Cape Town International Airport - about 45 minutes from Franschhoek - and connect with your flight home.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.