ITINERARY

9 Nights – 10 Days | South Africa

This is a sample itinerary however we have a whole host of itinerary ideas that are sure to inspire your next tailor-made holiday with Africa by Heart.

Day 1 | Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport collect your hire car and self-drive to The Clarendon Bantry Bay where you will be accommodated for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Clarendon Bantry Bay (1 x Superior Room) – 3 Nights

The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Nestled peacefully along the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular settings, The Clarendon Bantry Bay is a 5 Star fusion of pure sophistication and beachside charm.

All rooms have a mini bar, satellite TV, digital safe, air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities.  Guests are also invited to enjoy a light lunch on the patio overlooking the swimming pool.

Day 4 | Franschhoek

After breakfast, self-drive to Auberge Clermont where you will be accommodated for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Auberge Clermont (1 x Standard Room) – 2 Nights

Auberge Clermont

This stylish country guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a historic wine and fruit farm.

Surrounded by magnificent mountains and only a few minutes from the centre of the quaint village. Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation as well as peace and seclusion for the discerning traveller.

Auberge Clermont has six luxurious en-suite rooms, including a romantic honeymoon suite. All rooms are individually decorated in the colours and moods of Provence. Underfloor heating, air-conditioning and ceiling fans ensure year round comfort.

Delicious gourmet country breakfasts are served under the 18th century oak trees or in the charming courtyard dining room.  Auberge Clermont has a tennis court, sparkling pools overlooking plum orchards and leisurely walks can be enjoyed through the vines and along the oak lined river.

Day 6 | Knysna

After breakfast, self-drive to Knysna where you will be accommodated at Kanonkop House for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Kanonkop House (1 x Forest Suite) – 2 Nights

Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa (Trip Advisor) guests from all over the world are hosted in a refined family home while enjoying the service and excellence of five star boutique accommodation.

Kanonkop House is beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with breath-taking views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean.

The tranquil setting just outside of the main town centre allows guest the relaxed enjoyment of the natural beauty that the Garden Route is famous for while the restaurants, activities and shops of the town of Knysna are just a 5 minute drive away.

In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking, beach, and all watersports are available and Kanonkop House is ideally situated to take advantage of all Garden Route Tourist attractions. The hosts are always on-hand to make recommendations and arrange bookings for guests. The property only has 6 rooms and is not open to the public so that guests can enjoy true privacy.

Day 8 | Amakhala Game Reserve

After breakfast, self-drive to Amakhala Game Reserve where you will be accommodated at Hlosi Game Lodge for two nights on a Full Board basis.

Hlosi Game Lodge (1 x Luxury Suite) – 2 Nights

Hlosi Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge is a tranquil grassland retreat offering rich game-viewing and luxurious accommodation. Lying along a gentle curve of a hill above the river plain, the suites offer wide-open views with four-star comforts. The main lodge includes elegant lounge and dining areas, and a splendid bar overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole.

Watch breathlessly from the privacy of your own viewing deck or luxurious deep-soaking tub at the array of wildlife and bird life from a safe and comfortable distance.

Day 10 | Port Elizabeth

After the morning game drive and breakfast, self-drive to Port Elizabeth International Airport in time to connect with your onward flight.

OVERVIEW OF ITINERARY

DAY 1 – 4: The Clarendon Bantry Bay, Cape Town (3 nights)

DAY 4 – 6: Auberge Clermont, Franschhoek (2 Nights)

DAY 6 – 8: Kanonkop House, Knysna (2 Nights)

DAY 8 – 10: Hlosi Game Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve (2 Nights)

Day 1 | Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport collect your hire car and self-drive to The Clarendon Bantry Bay where you will be accommodated for three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Clarendon Bantry Bay (1 x Superior Room) – 3 Nights

The Clarendon Bantry Bay

Nestled peacefully along the peninsula of one of the world’s most spectacular settings, The Clarendon Bantry Bay is a 5 Star fusion of pure sophistication and beachside charm.

All rooms have a mini bar, satellite TV, digital safe, air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities.  Guests are also invited to enjoy a light lunch on the patio overlooking the swimming pool.

Day 4 | Franschhoek

After breakfast, self-drive to Auberge Clermont where you will be accommodated for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Auberge Clermont (1 x Standard Room) – 2 Nights

Auberge Clermont

This stylish country guesthouse offers luxury accommodation in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a historic wine and fruit farm.

Surrounded by magnificent mountains and only a few minutes from the centre of the quaint village. Auberge Clermont offers luxurious accommodation as well as peace and seclusion for the discerning traveller.

Auberge Clermont has six luxurious en-suite rooms, including a romantic honeymoon suite. All rooms are individually decorated in the colours and moods of Provence. Underfloor heating, air-conditioning and ceiling fans ensure year round comfort.

Delicious gourmet country breakfasts are served under the 18th century oak trees or in the charming courtyard dining room.  Auberge Clermont has a tennis court, sparkling pools overlooking plum orchards and leisurely walks can be enjoyed through the vines and along the oak lined river.

Day 6 | Knysna

After breakfast, self-drive to Knysna where you will be accommodated at Kanonkop House for two nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Kanonkop House (1 x Forest Suite) – 2 Nights

Kanonkop House

Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa (Trip Advisor) guests from all over the world are hosted in a refined family home while enjoying the service and excellence of five star boutique accommodation.

Kanonkop House is beautifully positioned at the top of Kanonkop Hill in private indigenous forest, overlooking the iconic Knysna Lagoon with breath-taking views stretching all the way to the famous Knysna Heads and Indian Ocean.

The tranquil setting just outside of the main town centre allows guest the relaxed enjoyment of the natural beauty that the Garden Route is famous for while the restaurants, activities and shops of the town of Knysna are just a 5 minute drive away.

In-house activities including discounted golf, cycling, birding, hiking, kayaking, beach, and all watersports are available and Kanonkop House is ideally situated to take advantage of all Garden Route Tourist attractions. The hosts are always on-hand to make recommendations and arrange bookings for guests. The property only has 6 rooms and is not open to the public so that guests can enjoy true privacy.

Day 8 | Amakhala Game Reserve

After breakfast, self-drive to Amakhala Game Reserve where you will be accommodated at Hlosi Game Lodge for two nights on a Full Board basis.

Hlosi Game Lodge (1 x Luxury Suite) – 2 Nights

Hlosi Game Lodge

Hlosi Game Lodge is a tranquil grassland retreat offering rich game-viewing and luxurious accommodation. Lying along a gentle curve of a hill above the river plain, the suites offer wide-open views with four-star comforts. The main lodge includes elegant lounge and dining areas, and a splendid bar overlooking the swimming pool and waterhole.

Watch breathlessly from the privacy of your own viewing deck or luxurious deep-soaking tub at the array of wildlife and bird life from a safe and comfortable distance.

Day 10 | Port Elizabeth

After the morning game drive and breakfast, self-drive to Port Elizabeth International Airport in time to connect with your onward flight.

OVERVIEW OF ITINERARY

DAY 1 – 4: The Clarendon Bantry Bay, Cape Town (3 nights)

DAY 4 – 6: Auberge Clermont, Franschhoek (2 Nights)

DAY 6 – 8: Kanonkop House, Knysna (2 Nights)

DAY 8 – 10: Hlosi Game Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve (2 Nights)

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The Blue Train Itinerary | South Africa

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By day, they offer generous lounge chairs and unequaled views of Africa. As night falls the suites become subtly-lit bedrooms with fine cotton linen and duvets. Guests indulge in fine cuisine with personal Butlers at their beck-and-call.

The Blue Train is not just a mode of transport. It is an all-inclusive five-star rail experience.

Itineraries 2021

Pretoria To Cape Town

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Cape Town To Pretoria

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Pretoria To Cape Town 2021

Selected Week Days

Departure Time: Cape Town 14:00 (pm) Day 1

Arrival Time: Pretoria 12:00 (am) Day 3

January 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
February 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22
March 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29
April 7, 12, 19, 21, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 12, 19, 26
August 16, 23, 25, 30
September 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
October 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
November 1, 8,15, 17, 22, 24, 29
December 6, 13, 15

Cape Town To Pretoria 2021

Selected Week Days

Departure Time: Pretoria 14:00 (pm) Day 1

Arrival Time: Cape Town 12:00 (pm) Day 3

January 9, 14,16, 21, 23, 28
February 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25
March 4, 11,13,18,20,25
April 1, 10, 15, 22, 24, 29
May 6,13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 15, 22, 29
August 19, 26, 28
September 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
October 2, 7, 14,16, 21,23, 28, 30
November 4, 11, 18, 20, 25, 27
December 2, 9, 16, 18

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