South Africa – A Journey along the Garden Route

South Africa

Journey Overview


From $8,500 per person


13 Nights


Cape Town, Franschhoek & Garden Route


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South Africa – A Journey along the Garden Route

From vibrant Cape Town to the Winelands and the untamed Eastern Cape, this journey promises a colorful tapestry of experiences. Indulge in Cape Town’s vibrancy, savor wine tastings, and encounter the Big Five in a Malaria-free Game Reserve. An unforgettable escapade for the discerning traveler.

Upon arrival, choose between collecting your rental car or enjoying our convenient pickup service. Embrace the allure of the ‘Mother City’ as you’re welcomed to Camissa House, where your curated itinerary awaits. Nestled near Table Mountain, this tranquil haven offers panoramic views of the City Bowl.

Experience a captivating four-night retreat at Camissa House, offering panoramic views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Choose from eight modern suites, each with luxurious comfort and stunning vistas. Day one starts with a thrilling HELICOPTER FLIGHT by NAC Helicopters, exploring Cape Town’s landmarks. Enjoy personalized service, sumptuous breakfasts, and unwind in stylish suites—an unforgettable blend of luxury, natural beauty, and warm hospitality.

Discover Cape Town’s breathtaking beauty from the sky with NAC Helicopters, Africa’s premier service since 1946. Enjoy thrilling flights offering unmatched aerial views across major cities, with your favorite wine and meal awaiting your return.

Continue your journey with breakfast at Camissa House or opt for an ocean-view breakfast at Mantra Cafe in Camps Bay. Then, head to the picturesque Cape Winelands. Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, restored by Sir Richard Branson, awaits—a luxury oasis just 45 minutes from Cape Town. Explore the ‘birthplace of South African wine’ amid lush valleys, mountains, and forests. Traverse wine routes like Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl for exceptional wines and stunning landscapes. All curated for you.

Nestled amidst lush vineyards near Franschhoek, Mont Rochelle is an elegant hillside retreat. Enjoy panoramic valley views, socialize at the bar and restaurant, and unwind by the turquoise pool. The Cabernet rooms offer vineyard vistas, king-size beds, luxurious amenities, and private terraces where you can indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience—an oasis for your body and soul during your stay.

Leaving the Cape Winelands, your journey leads to the coastal beauty of South Africa. Just 2 hours away is Grootbos Private Nature Reserve—a 1,000-hectare haven showcasing Cape ecosystems. Explore the Whale Coast, where Hermanus, the ‘whale capital,’ offers sightings from June to December. Discover more marine marvels in Gansbaai, from great white sharks to stunning bays—an unforgettable experience.

Grootbos Forest Lodge unveils modern design and stunning Walker Bay vistas. The elite yet cozy ambiance extends to exceptional suites, among the Cape’s finest. Explore local wildlife and flora on a guided 4×4 tour. Plus, we can organize a boat tour to Dyer Island, home to 60,000 seals and great white sharks.
Nestled in a lush canopy, the luxury hilltop suites offer a nature-immersed experience—enjoy a private pool, luxurious bathroom, and sweeping views of Fynbos landscapes and the ocean. It’s an unforgettable blend of luxury and natural beauty.

Travel along the captivating Garden Route to the coastal town of Knysna. Nestled near the protected Knysna Forest, this town is famous for its elephants and the renowned oyster festival. The scenic drive lasts approximately 4 ½ hours, promising beautiful vistas.
Explore South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, from coastal forests to sandy beaches and majestic mountains. Visit Knysna’s lagoon and the unique ‘Little Karoo’ semi-desert with ostrich farms or the vast Cango Caves. The Garden Route along the Indian Ocean boasts impressive landscapes, nature parks, and Africa’s longest wine route.

Indulge in a picturesque and luxurious 4-night escape at the 4-star Alkira Lodge, perched above the enchanting tourist town of Knysna. Nestled within a private nature reserve on the western edge of the famed Knysna Heads, this haven of tranquillity promises an unparalleled experience. The lodge’s architectural masterpiece seamlessly blends natural textures, wood, and stone elements with a modern and clear design, creating an ambiance of understated elegance. With high ceilings and expansive windows, your gaze will be drawn to sweeping vistas that encompass rolling hills, majestic mountains, lush forests, serene lakes, meandering rivers, pristine white sandy beaches, and even protected whale conservation areas that seem to stretch to the infinite horizon.

The lodge’s restaurant is a culinary gem, specializing in local dishes that celebrate the region’s flavours and culture. Begin each day with a fresh and hearty breakfast that sets the tone for your unforgettable days ahead.

Your personal retreat, the Luxury Suite Ocean, is a masterpiece of individuality. Decorated with modern aesthetics and clean lines, the suite showcases magnificent furnishings that reflect the lodge’s natural surroundings. The interior design seeks to harmoniously connect you with the encompassing nature, creating a seamless blend between indoors and outdoors. Your haven features a generously spacious bathroom adorned with a large walk-in shower and a sumptuous bathtub for moments of relaxation. As you step onto your private terrace, an outdoor shower invites you to connect with nature in an intimate way, all while beholding captivating vistas of the nature reserve, beach, sea, and the majestic mountains that frame the backdrop.

Amidst the soothing embrace of the lodge’s lounge areas, you can unwind at your own pace, listening to the crackling fireplace that adds warmth and ambiance to your evenings. This 4-night sojourn at Alkira Lodge promises not only luxurious accommodations but also an immersive experience that binds you harmoniously with the breathtaking landscapes and the essence of coastal living.

This afternoon holds the promise of an extraordinary adventure as you prepare to embark on an exclusive sailing yacht cruise with Spring Tide Sailing Charters Knysna. Your departure point is nestled beside the iconic Dry Dock Restaurant at Knysna Waterfront, a prime location that sets the stage for your upcoming voyage. To ensure a seamless experience, make sure to check in at the Springtide kiosk, conveniently situated next to the ice cream kiosk, a solid 30 minutes prior to departure.

This enchanting yacht excursion is tailored to provide relaxation and delight. As you step aboard, the welcoming atmosphere is accompanied by the anticipation of the exquisite experience that lies ahead. Your senses will be treated to the effervescent notes of South African sparkling wine, setting the tone for the journey. Accompanying this delightful refreshment is a Mediterranean tapas platter that promises to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your cruise to a culinary delight.

In the next stage of your journey, you’ll be heading to a true safari gem that promises to be a highlight— the Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. The awe-inspiring Settlers Drift Lodge and the expansive reserve will immerse you in an ambiance that echoes the iconic essence of “Out of Africa.” What makes this destination even more exceptional is the chance to embark on exhilarating safaris within a malaria-free zone, ensuring both excitement and peace of mind.


The private game reserve covers approximately 10,000 hectares and impresses every visitor with its pristine landscapes and abundant wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, rhinoceros, leopard, and buffalo. With its giraffes, zebras, eland antelopes, and other antelope and bird species, this malaria-free game reserve is recommended for those seeking solitude and adventure. The reserve is bordered by the Kariega and Bushman’s River valleys to the east and west, respectively. During your explorations of the reserve, you will experience various habitats, riverbanks with forests, lush grassy plains, and African bushland.

Immerse yourself in a remarkable 3-night sojourn at Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge, where luxury and nature intertwine seamlessly. This 5-star lodge beckons with nine inviting tented suites, each offering not only extreme comfort but also breathtaking views that encompass the unspoiled beauty of the Kariega Game Reserve. As you gaze down from the viewing platform to the Bushman’s River, you’ll be transported back in time to the era when the first settlers set foot on this land in 1820.

Your spacious luxury suite, spanning 110 m², presents a haven of elegance. Featuring a generously proportioned bedroom and living area, an exquisitely designed bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, and a private viewing deck, every detail has been meticulously curated to offer you the epitome of comfort. These suites afford indescribable panoramic vistas across the plains and the Bushman’s River, providing a constant reminder of the natural splendour that envelops you.

Beyond the incredible accommodations, the lodge boasts an array of facilities that enhance your stay. An inviting restaurant, well-stocked bar, and expansive wine cellar promise culinary delights that cater to your palate’s desires. The lodge’s viewing decks, pool, boma, and wellness area offer spaces of relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you’re soaking in the African sun by the pool or listening to the crackling wood-burning stove on cooler days, every moment is an invitation to fully immerse yourself in the tranquillity and luxury that Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge provides.

Your departure from the picturesque landscapes of South Africa has arrived. Make your way to the airport as you prepare to board your flight back home, carrying with you the incredible experiences and cherished memories from your time in this captivating country.

Services Overview

• Rental car (Haval Jolion Premium SUV, Automatic) including GPS & comprehensive insurance, from CPT / to PLZ
• Four nights Bed&Breakfast at Camissa House (Luxury Room with Terrace)
• Helicopter flight over Cape Town (duration approx. 45 minutes)
• Two nights Bed&Breakfast at Mont Rochelle (Cabernet Room)
• 1 wine tasting per person, a selection of drinks & snacks from your minibar, transfer service between Mont Rochelle and Franschhoek 2x daily
• Two nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (Forest Lodge, Luxury Suite)
• Full board + water, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and minibar included at Grootbos
• Two activities per day: horse riding, guided hikes, nature and coastal drives
• Four nights with breakfast at Alkira Lodge (Luxury Suite Ocean)
• Sunset Lagoon Cruise Knysna including sparkling wine & canapés
• Boat transfer to Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge
• Three nights with full board + local drinks at Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge (Luxury Suite)
• Two daily safaris in an open 4×4 safari vehicle at Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge
• INTOSOL VIP service package

• Flights
• Meals not listed
• Tips & spa treatments

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