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Wines, Whales, Mountains and Beaches

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PRIVATE TOUR - 16 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 10299

Private Tour Highlights

  • Start off by being filled in on some of Cape Town’s history and culture on a private city tour
  • Make way to the Cable Car Station for a memorable trip to the top of Table Mountain
  • Stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to over 6000 species of plants
  • Make friends at the Jackass Penguin Colony. They’re really quite nice despite their name!
  • Keep an eye out for migratory whales, especially between June and November
  • Explore the Winelands and wander around the historic towns
  • Discover the beauty and history of the Cape Winelands and experience several tastings
  • Soak up the magnificent surroundings while enjoying some first-rate cuisine
  • Swim alongside massive great white sharks while in Hermanus! The view from the boat is just as good
  • Meet colorful characters while browsing the local produce in this wonderful area
  • Stop at one or two of the local breweries to sample the local tipples
  • Take the opportunity to get in to the mountains and get active!
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Tour Overview

This trip starts off with a city tour of Cape Town that takes you through the city center, where you will enjoy the history embedded in every brick and stone, before heading to the top of Table Mountain to marvel at the views. A trip around the Cape Peninsula enables you to see an immense amount of wildlife and enjoy the beaches. Enjoy the Winelands north of Cape Town, whale watching in Hermanus, a battlefields tour in KwaZulu Natal, and finally depart for Pemba, where you can spend the last 4 days of your trip relaxing in the sun, enjoying the beautiful beaches, and diving to see the famous coral reef close to shore.

Inclusions
Price Includes:
Hotel accommodation with buffet or continental breakfast in all locations, All transfers between airports with assistance and baggage handling, Guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Domestic flights from Cape Town to Durban, from Durban to Johannesburg, and from Johannesburg to Pemba, Includes city tour in Cape Town, Peninsula Tour in Cape Town, guided Winelands tour, full day guided whale-watching tour, Midlands Meander day trip, KwaZulu Natal battlefields tour.Optional tours include diving and water sports in Pemba – these must be arranged through whatever lodge is chosen.
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Double £$8289 £$10299 £$16069 £$16449
Single £$11519 £$14279 £$23729 £$24599

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Cape Town

Overnight flight to Cape Town

Overnight flight to Cape Town

Day
2

Cape Town at Leisure

Upon arrival in Cape Town, reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, reception and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day
3

Cape Town City Tour

Today, start off by being filled in on some of the city’s history and culture on a private city tour. Keep eyes and ears open for seldom seen sights and seldom heard stories about the city’s former inhabitants; previous visitors; beautiful architectural heritage; social, cultural, religious and political history.
Afterwards, make way to the Cable Car Station for a memorable trip to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Natural Wonders of the World. The views of the city, coastline and Cape Peninsula are in a word: breathtaking. Then return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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4

Cape Peninsula

After breakfast, be taken on a full day, private tour of the Cape Peninsula that showcases some of Cape Town’s best scenery and attractions. Stop at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, these beautiful gardens are home to over 6000 species of plants. Travel on to visit the Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Bay and perhaps have a swim on the beach next door. After a stop for lunch overlooking False Bay, where one can keep an eye out for whales, move on to Cape Point, which is the south'westernmost point of Africa and one of the most dangerous points to sail around in the world. On the way back, look for wildlife while traveling through Cape Point National Park, before going round Chapman’s Peak Drive and back to the hotel for an evening at leisure. ...read less

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5

Cape Winelands

Transfer to the hotel in the Cape Winelands. At leisure, explore the Winelands and wander around the historic towns of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or enjoy a relaxed lunch at a wine farm. Overnight in Franschhoek.

Transfer to the hotel in the Cape Winelands. At leisure, explore the Winelands and wander around the historic towns of Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, or enjoy a relaxed lunch at a wine farm. Overnight in Franschhoek.

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Day
6

Full Day Windlands Tour

After breakfast, set off on a full day guided Winelands tour. This tour will allow one to discover the beauty and history of the Cape Winelands. In Paarl, visit the Afrikaans Taal Monument. Then stop at the Victor Verster Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released from detention in 1990. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to Franschhoek Valley, where one will visit several vineyards. South African wine is one of the fastest growing in popularity. See some of the best wine makers in the country and experience several tastings and a private cellar tour. The Winelands region is also incredibly beautiful, with the vineyards woven through spectacular mountain ranges; stop for lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants so that one can soak up the surroundings while enjoying some first-rate cuisine. ...read less

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7

Hermanus

This morning, transfer to Hermanus. For the more adventurous, and even the not-so-adventurous, Yampu recommends a full day great white shark cage diving tour! If one is not brave enough to enter the waters, the view from the boat is just as good. Alternatively, one could take the day to explore Hermanus. Overnight in Hermanus.

This morning, transfer to Hermanus. For the more adventurous, and even the not-so-adventurous, Yampu recommends a full day great white shark cage diving tour! If one is not brave enough to enter the waters, the view from the boat is just as good. Alternatively, one could take the day to explore Hermanus. Overnight in Hermanus.

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Day
8

Full day of Whale Watching

After breakfast, embark on a full day guided whale watching tour. The first stop is at the Old Harbor Museum, which was proclaimed a museum in 1972; it used to provide a rocky, but safe, shelter for the small fishing boats whose owners were drawn to Hermanus. Enjoy lunch in Hermanus while watching the whales in the bay, and then visit a local vineyard for wine tasting before taking a scenic drive to Kleinmond for a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Garden. Situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos, where the flora is at its richest, the garden encompasses mountain slopes, deep gorges with derelict forests as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with their salt-adapted plants. Whales are seasonal and usually can be spotted between June and November. That doesn't mean that Hermanus isn't a fantastic destination during the summer months though; it has beautiful beaches and wonderful scenery. ...read less

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Day
9

Drakensberg Region

After breakfast, be transferred to the Cape Town airport for a flight to Durban. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel in the Drakensberg Mountains. Overnight in Drakensberg Region.

After breakfast, be transferred to the Cape Town airport for a flight to Durban. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel in the Drakensberg Mountains. Overnight in Drakensberg Region.

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Day
10

Midlands Meander

After breakfast, embark on a day trip around the Midlands Meander (a historic art and crafts route that runs through the Southern Drakensberg Mountains) and tour of the picturesque villages, farm shops and arts and crafts centre (where there are ongoing exhibitions and workshops). Travelers will be surrounded by towering mountain peaks and get to meet colorful characters as while browsing the local produce in this wonderful area. Stop at one or two of the local breweries to sample the local tipples. The tour includes lunch in a country restaurant, where visitors can try trout from the mountain streams and local cheeses. Overnight in Drakensberg region ...read less

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Day
11

Drakensberg- KwaZulu Natal

Today, take the opportunity to get in to the mountains and get active. Join a guided walk, go mountain biking or horseback riding, fish in the lakes or rivers or even kayak in the fast flowing mountain waters. Yampu can arrange all of these activities! In the afternoon, make way to the Battlefield Sites of Spionkop or Islandwana, where one will begin to discover more about South Africa’s colorful past. Travelers will also have an introductory talk in the evening. Overnight in KwaZulu Natal.

Today, take the opportunity to get in to the mountains and get active. Join a guided walk, go mountain biking or horseback riding, fish in the lakes or rivers or even kayak in the fast flowing mountain waters. Yampu can arrange all of these activities! In the afternoon, make way to the Battlefield Sites of Spionkop or Islandwana, where one will begin to discover more about South Africa’s colorful past. Travelers will also have an introductory talk in the evening. Overnight in KwaZulu Natal.

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Day
12

Battlefield Tour

After breakfast, take a full day battlefield tour. Travelers will have the choice of discovering more about the Boer War (The Boer Republic and Great Britain) or the Zulu Wars (Zulus, Great Britain and The Boers). The guides are animated and informative and are sure to get everyone fully engaged and immersed in the drama and atmosphere of these great battles. Overnight in KwaZulu Natal.

After breakfast, take a full day battlefield tour. Travelers will have the choice of discovering more about the Boer War (The Boer Republic and Great Britain) or the Zulu Wars (Zulus, Great Britain and The Boers). The guides are animated and informative and are sure to get everyone fully engaged and immersed in the drama and atmosphere of these great battles. Overnight in KwaZulu Natal.

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Day
13

KwaZulu Natal- Pemba

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Pemba, Mozambique.(WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY ONLY, MUST FLY FROM DURBAN TO Jo’burg in AM). Upon arrival in Pemba, reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Pemba, Mozambique.(WEDNESDAY OR SATURDAY ONLY, MUST FLY FROM DURBAN TO Jo’burg in AM). Upon arrival in Pemba, reception and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

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Day
14

Pemba at Leisure

Today one may choose to go diving off the shore. Pemba is the perfect spot for diving enthusiasts as there are the immense and beautiful coral reefs close to shore. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with a cool drink in hand or just lying in the sun reading a book.

Today one may choose to go diving off the shore. Pemba is the perfect spot for diving enthusiasts as there are the immense and beautiful coral reefs close to shore. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure with a cool drink in hand or just lying in the sun reading a book.

Day
15

Pemba at Leisure

Today, choose to enjoy some water sports. Pemba is a port, and has many great locations off its coast for various water sport activities.

Today, choose to enjoy some water sports. Pemba is a port, and has many great locations off its coast for various water sport activities.

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Day
16

Flight Home

Transfer to the airport for a flight home.

Transfer to the airport for a flight home.

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa

Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Southern Drakensberg Rural I.P.A., Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Pemba, Tanzania

Places You'll See

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    Cape Town

    As Africa’s most popular tourist destination, Cape Town has much to offer. From its natural features such as Table Mountain, or Hout Bay with its views of the Atlantic Ocean, to its cultural attractions and several hundred shops, it has something for everyone. The Two Oceans aquarium is a popular destination, with its large viewing windows and seven exhibition galleries.

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    Franschhoek

    Founded by French settlers, Franschhoek was once known for its large number of elephants occupying the valley and, arguably, is the wine and food capital of South Africa. Enjoy tours of the local wineries and bike along while taking in the beautiful scenery just before indulging in the local cuisine.

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    Hermanus

    The lovely seaside town of Hermanus is a well-known village a short way from Cape Town, and is best known as one of the ultimate places to spot the Southern Right Whale among other sea mammals during migration season. Aside from these breathtaking creatures, one can enjoy a great white shark tour as well as many other activities inland.

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    Southern Drakensbergs

    The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa and is an important region for adventure activities like mountaineering, trout fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and more. It is also a haven for nature lovers and those seeking a unique cultural experience.

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    Pemba

    Walk along these beautiful white sandy beaches while taking in the gorgeous views of the crystal clear blue ocean in the port town of Pemba. Located in the world’s third largest bay, Pemba offers many opportunities to scuba dive and snorkel along the nearby reef.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Cape Town : Inn on the Square

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Cape Town : SunSquare Cape Town

Franschhoek : Rose Cottage

Hermanus : Abalone

Southern Drakensbergs : Cathedral Peak

Pemba : Guludo Beach Lodge

4 Star Properties

Cape Town : Protea Hotel Victoria Junction

Cape Town : Adderley Hotel (Waterfront)

Cape Town : The Vineyard (Newlands)

Cape Town : Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Franschhoek : Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Hermanus : Mosselberg

Southern Drakensbergs : Hartford House

5 Star Properties

Cape Town : Cape Royale

Cape Town : Taj Cape Town

Cape Town : Cape Grace

Franschhoek : La Residence

Hermanus : Birkenhead House

Southern Drakensbergs : Cleopatra’s

Kruger National Park : Londolozi Private Granite Suites

Pemba : Vazimi Island Lodge

Luxury Properties

Cape Town : Table Bay Hotel

Testimonials

Trent S.

Traveled October, 2014

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience

Can’t think of a single thing we didn’t love about the whole experience. From the phone conversations with Yampu to the representatives who met us at each airport and hotel everyone was great. And the properties they set us up with?! Amazing! Their own websites didn’t do them justice. Every day was better than the day before so every day you saw me was the best day of my life.

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Bill

Traveled May, 2012

We had an amazing time

Africa exceeded every expectation that we had. The weather was outstanding, the food was good. The guides (with the exception of Johannesburg) were great. I only wound up taking 687 pictures. I’m now trying to get these into my computer and into a file that I can send to my friends. They all want to see what we experienced. I have mentioned Yampu several times to friends, telling them how pleased we were with your services. We won’t hesitate to recommend you and Yampu in the future. Thanks for playing such a great role in making this a most unforgettable vacation.

Peter H.

Traveled January, 2016

It is difficult to put into words how much we enjoyed our holiday

It is difficult to put into words how much we enjoyed our holiday. We were both a little nervous having heard a number of negative reports about potential problems in South Africa, but we never felt ill at ease, and the people we met were all extremely friendly and helpful. The scenery is breathtaking, and we both want to go back and explore some more. Thank you again for organizing another fantastic holiday for us!

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