Your 11-Day Luxury Tour Of South Africa's Top Attractions

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 02,2023

Discover the majestic beauty of South Africa, where a luxurious adventure awaits you. Our tour begins with the Rovos Rail taking you across the country's heartland in style to Cape Town, one of the world's most striking cities, where Table Mountain dominates the skyline. Head to the Winelands for a taste of South Africa's best wines, and then revel in the gorgeous seascapes of the Garden Route. This 11-day luxury tour of South Africa will help you discover everything about the attractions here.

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Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to South Africa

Meet your private guide at Pretoria airport, who will transfer you to a luxury hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city. Stroll around the city's lanes and soak in the city's brilliant vibe, culture, and architecture. View the diverse crowd going about daily routines while enjoying delicious coffee. Following that, enjoy a lavish dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night.

Day 2: Exploring Rovos Rail Train

Be transferred to the Capital Park Station in Pretoria to board the premium Rovos Rail train to Kimberley. The train's staterooms evoke a bygone era of luxury rail travel with rich fabrics and panoramic windows to view the passing scenery. Feast on gourmet cuisine in the Victorian dining car and sip fine South African wines. The train will make several stops to visit some fantastic sights.

Day 3: Venturing to Kimberley

Your first stop this morning will be in the diamond mining city of Kimberly. After its founding in 1873, the settlement became famous for discovering diamonds. The De Beers corporation was founded in Kimberly. Visit the Diamond Mine Museum to learn the history of diamond excavation and its importance in the local community. Afterward, continue your scenic journey toward Cape Town.

Day 4: Discovering Cape Town

This morning, visit Matjiesfontein, a charming historical village. In this well-preserved town, you can see how people lived during colonial times. Then, continue your journey toward Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town, be met and transferred to a luxury hotel for a three-night stay. Enjoy the evening strolling around the city.

Day 5: Strolling in Cape Town

Today, take a half-day tour of this bustling city, spectacularly situated at the foot of Table Mountain. Start with a walk past the Houses of Parliament and the Company Gardens. Explore the Museum Mile, where the South African Museum, the National Art Gallery, and the old slave lodge are located. Stop by Greenmarket Square and the Malay Quarter, then take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city. 
After lunch, you will be transferred to the V&A Waterfront, boarding a ferry to Robben Island. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here for nearly 27 years; you can see the cell where he spent much of that time. The ferry will take you back to the waterfront following this fascinating tour.

Day 6: Enjoying Cape Town

This morning, embark on a full-day Cape Peninsula tour. The tour begins at Clifton and Camps Bay for a beach view. In Hout Bay, you can take a brief cruise to Seal Island, where there is a colony of Cape Fur Seals. The next stop is the Cape of Good Hope National Reserve. At Chapman's Peak, take a cable car to see the convergence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. After stopping for lunch, visit the naval base at Simonstown. End the tour at Boulders Beach, home to a playful breeding colony of African Penguins.

Day 7: Heading to Franschhoek

Today, check out of your Cape Town hotel and go on a guided gourmet tasting tour of the scenic Winelands region. Along the wine route are beautiful estates set in rolling vineyards, each with unique charms. Paarl has a beautiful mountain setting and the Afrikaans Language Monument; Stellenbosch is the second-oldest town in South Africa, with some fine examples of the famous Cape Dutch architecture. Enjoy the visit to Franschhoek, which is beloved for its late Victorian architecture and has earned a reputation as the culinary capital of South Africa. Check into a fancy hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8: Touring Hermanus

This morning, your guide will transfer you to a private hotel, where you will spend the night. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the views over the cliffs and the stunning seascapes over Walker Bay and the Overberg Mountains. Round off the day with a scenic sundowner at The Sun Lounge cocktail bar.

Day 9: Fascinating Hermanus Plettenberg Bay

After a morning at leisure, be transferred further down the coast to The Plettenberg for a two-night stay. This area is situated along the Garden Route, a stretch of coastline known for its sweeping vistas, abundant sea life, and small picturesque towns. Following that, relish a wonderful dinner at a premium restaurant before retiring to your resort for the night. 

Day 10: Relaxing at Plettenberg Bay

Spend today at leisure in Plettenberg Bay. This small town is known for its stretches of pristine coastline and abundance of marine life. Colonies of seals, dolphins, and whales can be seen in the bay. Plettenberg Bay is flanked by the Tsitsikamma forest, which offers wonderful hiking and nature exploration. You may also wish to spend the day at the hotel, enjoying the fantastic cuisine or the view from its infinity pool.

Day 11: Departure

Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

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