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Good Cooks & Their Country Houses (15 days) Print E-mail
Wine Estate (c) South Africa Experience the best of South Africa’s hospitality and sublime food. During this tour you will stay at established farm houses and estates with an excellent reputation for their cuisine. Tourist highlights include the Drakensberg Mountains, the Garden Route, Cape Agulhas, game viewing and of course many fun-filled evenings with superb dinners and great company. Ask us for an availability check and costing or we can help you tailormake your own trip!


DAY-TO-DAY
Day 1: Private Game Reserve
Day 2: Pongola
Day 3: Drakensberg Mountains
Day 4: Free State
Day 5: Karoo
Day 6 & 7: Addo Elephant National Park
Day 8: Tsitsikamma
Day 9: Garden Route
Day 10: Cape Agulhas
Day 11: Winelands
Day 12: Winelands
Day 13 , 14, 15: Cape Town


ITINERARY

Day 1: Johannesburg – Private Game Reserve
On the first morning of your stay, you head to Pongola in northern KwaZulu-Natal where you will stay at a private game reserve. Dinner included.

Day 2: Pongola
On offer today will be a horseback safari, game drive or bush walk. Afterwards you can relax at the pool terrace with marvelous views of the reserve. All meals included.

Day 3: Drakensberg Mountains
Head for the foothills of the so-called Giants Castle in the Drakensberg Mountains and spend a night at a farm style mountain retreat that is famous for its excellent food. Dinner included.

Day 4: Free State
Off to the Free State where just outside Bloemfontein you will find your country estate accommodation, renowned for its candlelight gourmet dinners (included).

Day 5: Karoo
Situated in the heart of the Karoo, your gourmet guesthouse in Graaff-Reinet allows you to visit the Valley of Desolation with its breath taking vistas. Overnight in this beautiful guesthouse.

Day 6 & 7: Addo Elephant National Park
Your next stop is a Country House that lies tucked away on a peaceful citrus farm, situated on the doorstep of the Addo Elephant National Park. The area is not only fabled for its abundance of gentle giants but also a wide variety of plant and other animal species. You can explore “Addo” by own vehicle or book a 4x4 game drive.

Day 8: Tsitsikamma 
Today you get time to explore the beautiful Garden Route. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Forest before you head to your Cape Dutch-styled lodge in Plettenberg Bay that specialises in seafood and game.

Day 9: Garden Route 
Spend a relaxing day on the pristine beaches around Plettenberg Bay, or head for Knysna, world renowned for its oysters. Here you can also book a boat ride over the lagoon.

Day 10: Cape Agulhas 
Today you will travel down to the southern most tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas - where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Here you can enjoy a hike or stroll over the beach. Overnight in a luxurious country lodge with stunning ocean views.

Day 11: Winelands 
Head for the Winelands and spend a couple of days sampling the different wines produced in Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. The towns of Paarl and Franschhoek are also well worth a visit.

Day 12: Winelands
Today you get more time to explore this wonderful region with many culinary highlights and attractions such as the Afrikaans Language Monument, the Huguenot Memorial and many great walking trails.

Day 13 , 14, 15: Cape Town
The grand finale of your trip is in Cape Town and it leaves you spoilt with things to do. The “Big 6” are always recommended: the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Constantia vineyards, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Cape Point. Please ask us for personalised advice on what there’s to do in the “Mother City” that suits your interest. End of tour. If you want to extend your holiday or combine your trip with any of our other tours, we will gladly assist you.

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The Cape-Dutch facade of well-known wine estate Nederburg is typical for Winelands architecture
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Table Mountain
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TESTIMONIAL

My parents absolutely loved their stay and were in total awe of the reception they have received. We hope to see you guys in the near future as this is going to be our new family holiday destination!

Tarryn Swart

Zipping Zebra

PO Box 26533
Hout Bay
7872
Cape Town
South Africa

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