Explore Cape Town and its surroundings and discover the winelands of Stellenbosh on an escorted group tour and spot the country's famous wildlife in Kariega before setting sail with Azamara Club Cruises®.
• Cape Town: 3 nights
• Stellenbosch: 2 nights
• Kariega Game Reserve: 2 nights
Cruise: 10 nights
• Cape Town
• Port Elizabeth
• Richards Bay
• East London
Day 1: UK to Cape Town Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town On arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel close to Cape Town’s buzzing V&A Waterfront. In the afternoon, you’ll meet your guide for a half-day tour, which includes a cable car ride to the iconic Table Mountain (weather dependent). It’s the most breathtaking introduction to this world-class city as you scale the mountain in a revolving cable car to the top. At the uniquely flat summit, you can take in amazing panoramic views of Cape Town and the surrounding ocean. Return to your hotel to freshen up before heading off on the short walk to a waterfront restaurant for tonight’s welcome dinner. Stay: Portswood Hotel (or similar). D.
Day 3: Cape Town (Cape Point) You’ll have a full day of sightseeing today as you head south of Cape Town to the Cape Peninsula, witnessing some of South Africa’s renowned ocean vistas along the way. Drive down the Atlantic Seaboard through the gorgeous towns and Cape Town suburbs of Hout Bay, Camps Bay and Llandudno towards Cape Point, the southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula. En route, you’ll have sensational views along the glorious Chapman’s Peak Drive – a five-and-a-half-mile winding coastal road with beautiful ocean views on one side and rugged mountainside on the other. As you return to Cape Town, the last stop of the day will be by far the most endearing – a trip to see the penguins of Boulders Beach. Stay: Portswood Hotel (or similar). B.
Day 4: Cape Town (Robben Island) After breakfast, depart from your hotel for a ferry to Robben Island, where you’ll go on a guided tour of the place where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. On this moving experience, you’ll hear accounts from ex-prisoners and see the cell where Nelson Mandela spent much of his life. On return to Cape Town, the rest of the day will be at leisure, giving you the opportunity to spend time as you wish at the V&A Waterfront or perhaps relax back at your hotel. This free time is a great opportunity to explore this excellent area of shopping and dining independently. Perhaps stroll down to the ferris wheel or relax in a café for a slice of South African melktart (milk tart) and people-watch as tourists and locals wander along the waterfront. Dinner is left open too, so you can choose from the fantastic dining options for yourself. The food in Cape Town is a definite highlight of any visit to South Africa, and tonight is the perfect opportunity to choose somewhere to suit your taste buds and style – whether it’s artfully crafted sushi, a steak with phenomenal city views or a seat at an intimate chef’s table (pre-booking is recommended for some restaurants – ask your Personal Travel Expert for more information). Approx. journey time: 45 minutes ferry ride. Stay: Portswood Hotel (or similar). B.
Day 5: Cape Town to Stellenbosch Head to Stellenbosch, one of the most famous areas of South Africa’s Winelands along with Franschhoek and Paarl. Once you arrive, you’ll embark on a leisurely walking tour with a local guide to give you a flavour of Stellenbosch. You’ll walk down the quaint streets of Cape Dutch architecture and learn about the university town before enjoying tastings of artisanal chocolate, South African biltong and local wine. In the late afternoon, check in to your hotel on the edge of town, where the quieter location on a wine estate means you’ll have beautiful vineyard and mountain views. The rest of your evening is at leisure, so you’ll have time to head back into town to visit some of Stellenbosch’s prized eateries and sample more fine wines. Approx. journey time: 45 minutes, 47 miles. Stay: De Zalze Lodge (or similar). B.
Day 6: Winelands Today you’ll depart for Franschhoek for one of the most popular ways to see the Cape Winelands – the Franschhoek Wine Tram. On a beautiful vintage tram, you’ll coast from vineyard to vineyard through the picturesque valley with wine tastings along the way. With award-winning wineries en route and a fixed schedule, it’s the best way to freely experience Franschhoek’s estates and produce without having to worry about getting from place to place. Next, enjoy lunch at a wine estate in Paarl before returning to your hotel where you’ll bid farewell to your guide. The rest of your evening is at leisure. Stay: De Zalze Lodge (or similar). B, L.
Day 7: Stellenbosch to Kariega Game Reserve After breakfast, transfer to Kariega Game Reserve where you will stay for two nights. B.
Day 8: Kariega Game Reserve Experience the call of the wild in this breathtaking game reserve set between the Kariega and Bushman’s rivers. You'll be assigned a ranger on arrival and twice-daily game drives in open 4x4s are included.
Day 9: Kariega Game Reserve to Cape Town
Return to Cape Town where you will board the Azamara Quest
Day 10: At sea
Day 11: Port Elizabeth
Day 12: At sea
Day 13: Richards Bay
Day 14: Durban
Day 15: At sea
Day 16: At sea
Days 17: Cape Town
Day 18: Cape Town
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.
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Azamara Club Cruises®
With Azamara Club Cruises® there’s a real focus on Destination Immersion® with visits to unique ports, late-night and overnight stays in port as well as night touring. The ‘More Inclusive’ package includes one AzAmazing Evening® per cruise – a private experience which provides a unique insight into your destination’s culture. What’s included: All meals at selected restaurants, selected standard spirits, international beers and wines, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas, one AzAmazing Evening® event per cruise, self-service laundry, gratuities.
The 690-guest Azamara Quest® offers a more intimate cruise, getting to the heart of each port while offering a high level of luxury.
One off departure on 23 January 2020
Included in price
• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local tour leaders
• Hand-picked itineraries
• Flexible arrival times
• Small groups and a relaxed approach
• Porterage and guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), or the freedom to explore local restaurants independently
• 'More Inclusive' on the Azamara Quest (see Cruise Information for details)
• All specified flights.