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Tailor-made South Africa Holiday

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday Overview

South African holidays offer a variety of different activities from game viewing and hiking to whale watching and beach holidays. Here you will find a typical South Africa trip idea. However, all of our holidays are tailor-made, for more information please refer to our website.

Waterbuck Self-drive Safari

This self drive trip spends 12 nights in the Cape region, visiting Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, starting at a very relaxing guest house in Cape Town and finishing at the wild and rugged Tsitsikama National Park at the end, staying overall at upmarket accommodation.

Days 1-3

3 nights at Cellars-Hohenort (bed & breakfast) | Cape Town, South Africa

On arrival at Cape Town airport, pick up your hire car and follow your map and directions to Constantia – a stylish winegrowing suburb of Cape Town. Here you stay for 3 nights at your luxurious hotel The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel. With your own self-drive hire car, the Cape is your oyster! Relax by the pool at the hotel or drive out and explore the city and environs!

Days 4-5

2 nights at Le Quartier Francais (bed & breakfast) | Winelands, South Africa

It's barely an hours' drive to the well-known winegrowing town of Franschhoek, where you stay for 2 nights at the luxurious Le Quartier Francais. Spend the next couple of days exploring the galleries and restaurants in Franschhoek or visit the local wine farms where you can have lunch and enjoy the local wines and wonderful mountain scenery.

Day 6

1 night at Schoone Oordt Country House (bed & breakfast) | Swellendam, South Africa

Leaving the coast behind, head east towards the town of Swellendam. Here you can explore the town or visit the nearby Bontebok National Park for some hiking or birding. Spend one night at Schoone Oordt Country House in Swellendam.

Days 7-8

2 nights at Rosenhof Country House (bed & breakfast) | Little Karoo, South Africa

Days 9-10

2 nights at Phantom Forest (bed & breakfast) | Knysna | Garden Route, South Africa

Leaving the Little Karoo and Oudtshoorn behind, head back across the Outeniqua Mountains to the coast and the start of the Garden Route. Just outside Knysna, in the forests overlooking the lagoon, you will find a peaceful retreat where you spend the next 2 nights at Phantom Forest. The next couple of days can be spent exploring Knysna and visiting their numerous galleries and craft shops. Or consider tasting the wonderful seafood and oysters found in this area or exploring the forests to find the elusive Knysna elephant.

Days 11-12

2 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge (bed & breakfast) | Tsitsikamma | Garden Route National Park, South Africa

Meandering further along the Garden Route passing Plettenberg Bay, head into the mountains where you will spend the next 2 nights at the popular Hog Hollow. Here you can relax by the pool or on the pristine beaches at Plettenberg Bay, or explore further east heading towards the Tsitsikamma National Park.

Day 13

After a hearty breakfast, head towards Port Elizabeth airport where you will drop off your rental car in time to connect with your onward arrangements.
Find out more about the Waterbuck Self-Drive

Reviews of this holiday

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Liz, 26 Feb 2018
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Vic Falls, Cape Town (Constantia), Franschoek, Galenia (Little Karoo), Long Beach /Cape Penisular. Fantastically well organized ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Caracal, 25 Jun 2017
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Our experience of three trips there tells us that holidays to the Kgalagadi Transnational Park in Southern Africa are difficult ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by A&A from USA, 17 Apr 2017
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We spent five days in Cape Town and then took a privately arranged photography tour in southern Namibia for ten days. When ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Liz, 13 Mar 2017
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Wonderful places with great food and accommodation read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Neal, 6 Mar 2017
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3 days in Zambia, including a visits to Chobe National Park, Zimbabwe & a helicopter ride over Vic Falls Then a week in ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Waka Waka, 13 Feb 2017
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This was a four person holiday (all adults ) to South Africa including Cape Town, the Winelands, Knysna and a safari at ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Aine, 17 Nov 2016
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We ahd a fantastic holiday we could not have asked for better. Everything went to plan. Expert Africa did a very good ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by mike, 16 Nov 2016
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24 nights in South Africa - perhaps the most beautiful country on Earth - and certainly the best hotels to come home to ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Mrs S, 10 Nov 2016
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Expert Africa arranged for us to conclude a longer South African journey with two days' safari. Beautiful rooms, wonderful ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Peter from Vancouver, 6 Sep 2016
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Spent 9 days of Safari in Botswana and 6 nights on Bazaruto Island for a beach holiday. Safari days amazing - once in a ... read more

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Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Liz, 26 Feb 2018
Traveller rating:

Vic Falls, Cape Town (Constantia), Franschoek, Galenia (Little Karoo), Long Beach /Cape Penisular. Fantastically well organized ... read more

Tailor-made South Africa Holiday by Caracal, 25 Jun 2017
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Our experience of three trips there tells us that holidays to the Kgalagadi Transnational Park in Southern Africa are difficult ... read more