South Africa

13 Day Culinary, Cultural & Adventure Tour

Solo In Style

Solo Occupancy exclusive to Solo In Style

28 Feb – 12 Mar 2025

£6,050 pp

Introduction

Sanibonani! Experience the first-ever Solo in Style exclusive tour to South Africa, designed for women over 50 who love to travel. Created by Zebra Adventures, this exciting journey takes you to the captivating landscapes of South Africa, offering a perfect blend of rediscovery, adventure, strength, and indulgence. Embark on a boutique adventure that unveils the beauty of South Africa with finesse and meticulous attention to detail. Immerse yourself in vibrant cultures, savour local cuisine and ignite your sense of adventure in a relaxed environment. South Africa has so much to offer, and we can’t wait to embark on this unforgettable experience with you!

This exclusive tour is limited to 12 ladies. Every lady will have her own room with a private bathroom. This tour will fill up fast, so be sure to secure your spot by booking your place.

Overview

This 5-part itinerary is an accumulation of South Africa’s best, offering a diverse and enriching experience. It begins in the vibrant Mother Ciity of Cape Town, known for its attractions, cultures, cuisines, and natural beauty. Venture into the picturesque South African Winelands, renowned for its world class wines and gastronomic delights. Wine tastings and wine parings await. A road trip along the Garden Route takes you to the beautiful town of Knysna, where we’ll visit the iconic Knysna Heads and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. An unforgettable elephant experience awaits, providing a unique opportunity to spend time with these magnificent creatures and learn about the importance of conservation. Continuing along over the mountains on the scenic Outeniqua Pass and see the vegetation change as you arrive in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo (a semi-desert). Explore the breathtaking Cango Caves, located within the foothills of the Swartberg mountain range. Finally, the itinerary takes you along the renowned Route 62 to a thrilling safari experience. Enjoy two game drives daily, relax by the pool, take a Horseback Safari or Quadbike Safaris, or simply unwind at the spa. End your days with evening cocktails and candlelit dinners under the African night sky, with the presence of the Big-5 never too far away.

South Africa

13 Days

Half Board

±30°C

12 Spaces

Highlights

• Discover Cape Town’s history, culture, and landmarks.
• Cape Malay cooking course in the Bo-Kaap.
• A cultural dining experience and a 14-course meal.
• A leisurely hike on top of Table Mountain.
• A scenic helicopter ride along the Cape Peninsula.
• Visit Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope.
• See/swim with the African penguins.
• Wine tour, tastings & pairings.
• Route 62 Road Trip.
• Visit an Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world.
• Explore the majestic Cango Caves.
• Visit the Knysna Heads and the amazing lagoon.
• Enjoy a personal Elephant Experience.
• Safari in the Western Cape.
• Daily game drives.
** EARLY PAYMENT SPECIAL **
All Full Payments received before and on 1 June 2024, will receive free spa access for 3 days at the safari lodge’s award-winning luxury spa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town Arrival

Hello, Sanibonani, Molo, Hallo, Thobela, Dumela, Lumela, Abusheni, Sanibona, Avuwani, Salibonani. Welcome to Sunny South Africa!

Zebra Adventures will be waiting for you in the arrival hall at Cape Town International Airport and transfer you to your boutique hotel, Romney Park Luxury Apartments in Greenpoint, where you will spend 5 nights. Enjoy some leisure time next to the pool before checking in and attending the group orientation meeting, which marks the official start of your tour at 3:00 pm. We depart early evening for an unforgettable welcome dinner.

• Welcome dinner – included

Day 3: Cape Peninsula, Penguins & Sunset Dinner

It’s time to grab your sandals and head out to explore the beautiful coastal area of Cape Town. Kalk Bay has been recognised by Forbes Magazine as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, and you’ll soon see why. This charming spot boasts art nouveau chic and tons of personality, offering a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. After you’ve explored this little gem, it’s time to head over to Simonstown to see the African penguin in its natural habitat. These little fellows are truly amazing, and you’ll fall in love with them in no time. Lunch at Boulders Beach and enjoy a swim with the penguins in the warmer waters of False Bay – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the beach and shop at the African stalls. We’ll venture to the Cape of Good Hope, the Southwestern tip of the African continent where the Dutch first colonized in 1652. Along the way, we’ll take a leisurely hike along The Lighthouse Keeper’s Trail, which leads to the Table Mountain National Park lighthouse. From there, you’ll see breathtaking views over Diaz Beach and the Cape of Good Hope on one side, and mountains stretching all around False Bay on the other. It’s the perfect photo opportunity. Heading back to Cape Town, we’ll drive along the Atlantic coast, following the world-famous Chapman’s Peak with its 114 twists and turns, rock formations, and scenic roadways. Back at the hotel, it’s time to freshen up before heading out for dinner. Cocktails at one of the top 5 rooftop bars in the world. Camps Bay is the perfect place to enjoy a magical dinner and watch one of the most beloved sunsets in the world.

• Breakfast & dinner – included

Day 5: Explore the Wine Region

*Winefarms may vary
We’re off to the Winelands. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or not, the breathtaking landscapes of vineyards and mountain ranges in Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek will captivate you. Our wine journey begins at Kanonkop, named the 2022 red wine producer of the year by IWSC. Here you’ll taste South Africa’s signature red wine grape, Pinotage. Our next stop is at Ernie Else Wines, a range of award-winning wines named after South African golf legend, Ernie Else. Thoughtfully selected for Its prime position, the winery is framed by panoramic views of Cape Town and Table Mountain to the west and Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains to the east. After lunch, we’ll head to Boschendal Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms with a rich history dating back to 1685. Tucked away in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, Boschendal is a hidden gem, surrounded by vineyards and offers stunning views of the Drakenstein Mountains. Enjoy a delightful tasting under 300-year-old oak trees. This beautiful wine farm will be our home for the next two nights. Boschendal’s commitment to the environment and sustainable practices truly sets them apart. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the estate before dinner.

• Wine pairing – included
• Non-alcoholic alternatives available
• Breakfast & lunch – included

Day 7: Road Trip: Entering The Garden Route & Knysna

Say goodbye to the Winelands as we start our road trip and head to the renowned Garden Route. With a few stops along the way to stretch our legs, we make our way to Wilderness where we will stop for lunch before heading further to our destination. Nestled in a picturesque setting, Knysna is a delightful town known for its verdant indigenous forests, serene lakes, and captivating beaches. The striking geological formation called the Knysna Heads, consisting of vibrant cliffs, stands majestically at the mouth of the lagoon, accentuating the town’s natural allure. Within Knysna, you’ll be greeted with the warm embrace of crafts shops, flea markets, and inviting cafés, all exuding the charm and hospitality of a close-knit community. You will quickly understand why Knysna is revered to as the Garden of Eden, where nature’s beauty and small-town charisma blend harmoniously. We will settle in and enjoy a relaxing sunset dinner next to the lagoon, ready for some well-deserved downtime.

• Breakfast – included

    Day 9: Cango Caves & Oudshoorn

    As we depart from the Garden Route, our journey continues across the mountains via the scenic Outeniqua Pass. Along the way, we traverse the Swartberg mountain pass, which leads us to the awe-inspiring Cango Caves nestled within the foothills of the Swartberg. This extensive network of limestone tunnels and chambers has a history spanning millions of years. As we venture onward, the flora undergoes a transformation, and we arrive in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. This charming town is nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, a semi-desert. During the late 1800s, ostrich feathers reigned supreme in the realm of fashion, captivating people worldwide, from royalty to fashionistas and even maharajahs and emperors. No visit to Oudtshoorn is complete without exploring an ostrich farm. These remarkable flightless creatures offer endless fascination, and you’ll have the opportunity to test the strength of an ostrich egg while delving into its intriguing history. You might even indulge in a memorable neck massage courtesy of one of these majestic birds! Our accommodation for the night is a boutique olive estate, a scenic retreat situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. This exquisite olive farm is enveloped by vineyards, fruit orchards, and majestic mountain ranges. The clarity of the sky above Oudtshoorn grants it a reputation as one of the premier stargazing destinations worldwide. A night sky like you have never seen before!

    • Breakfast & lunch – included
    • Ostrich farm entrance – included
    • Cango Cave entrance – included

      Day 11: Safari & Spa

      Recharging takes centre stage. Take the opportunity to unwind after a couple of busy days, as today is a leisure day filled with relaxation and exploration. You are presented with the choice of either embarking on an early morning game drive or opting for a later afternoon game drive, or perhaps even doing both. Throughout the day, you have the chance to indulge in the luxurious offerings of the spa, where you can partake in world-class treatments, revel in the steam room, make use of the indoor pool, sauna, and more. You can savour the picturesque sights from the restaurant, go for a refreshing swim, and if you’re feeling energetic, engage in a guided game walk. As the day draws to a close, you can bask in the mesmerising ambiance while enjoying sunset cocktails at the bar or the boma, taking in the breathtaking views that surround you.

      • Game drives – included
      • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

        Day 13: Time to say “Hamba Kahle”

        See the African sunrise one last time on your early morning game drive before breakfast. Suitcases packed and ready to make our way to Cape Town International Airport where we will say our final goodbyes until we meet again. Our scheduled arrival time at Cape Town International Airport will be confirmed in January 2024.
        “May the African sun always shine through your eyes… and may the sound of its drums always beat in your heart.”

        • Game drive – included
        • Breakfast – included

          Day 2: Cultural Experience

          Today is all about immersing yourself in the rich culture of South Africa and her Mother City. Take a drive-by tour of historic buildings and landmarks such as the Grand Parade, the Castle of Good Hope, and St George’s Cathedral. As you stroll through the Company Gardens, which date back to 1652, you’ll be surrounded by the sights, smells, and culture of the city. Get an introduction to where and how our city started, and learn about the Cape Malay community, the heartbeat of The Cape. You’ll hear stories from the past and discover how we are building a rainbow nation with a promising future. Walk through the colourful Bo-Kaap, where you’ll start your Cape Malay cooking course and learn about masala from a local spice merchant. Your host will guide and entertain you with stories of food and culture before returning to their family kitchen via cobbled streets. Cook up a storm and sit down together for a traditional lunch. Later, we’ll stop to shop at Greenmarket Square, where you’ll find crafts, jewellery, clothing, and curios. You have the option to visit Camps Bay with its white sandy beaches and freezing Atlantic Ocean. Return to your hotel to prepare for a true African treat, a cultural dining experience. Dress up, come excited, and feel the rhythm and soul of our people as you enjoy the food and music of our rainbow nation.

          • Cooking course – included
          • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

          Day 4: Table Mountain & Helicopter Ride

          Today promises to be an exciting day as we journey to Table Mountain, one of the 7 new wonders of nature. We will be taking an early cable car journey to start a relaxed 2.5-hour hike on top of the mountain. The route we take will be selected based on the group’s overall experience and fitness, as well as Cape Town’s unpredictable weather at the time. Don’t worry, we won’t be using any ropes or ladders – it’s a relaxed hike with plenty of picture-perfect moments. Once we reach the top, you can send a postcard from the gift shop or grab a snack in the cafe before we descend by cable car. We’ll then head over to Signal Hill for more breathtaking views of the mountain you just explored. We’ll return to the hotel where you can relax and cool down in the pool before ending the day on a high note with a helicopter ride along Cape Town’s peninsula. You’ll be in awe of the Atlantic Ocean stretching out to the horizon and might even catch a glimpse of some majestic whales and playful dolphins below. The views of the Cape Town City Bowl, the Peninsula’s pristine white beaches, and the Twelve Apostles Mountain range are simply stunning. After your flight, explore the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a leisurely dinner of your choice. It’s the perfect way to cap off a fantastic day and end our time in Cape Town.

          • Cable car and helicopter ride – included
          • Breakfast – included

            Day 6: Explore the Wine Region

            *Winefarms may vary
            Wake up to beautiful panoramic views of the Drakenstein Mountains and the soothing sound of a nearby stream, with the vineyards not far away. Our first stop for the day is at Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, situated in the Franschhoek wine valley. The Gardens of Babylonstoren has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity and evokes a sense of well-being. Amidst all the wonderful offerings at Babylonstoren, visiting the perfumery is a treat to the senses. Next, we make our way to Fairview for a delightful tasting. After lunch, step back in time, as you savour vintages from Anthonij Rupert Wine’s premium brands in the estate’s historic Manor House, furnished in mid-nineteenth-century Cape Dutch style. To conclude the day, we’ll make our way to Boschendal’s Night Market – a vibrant blend of live music, craft stalls and a wonderful array of artisanal food and drinks at sunset. Much of the fresh produce at the market is sustainably grown on the farm itself. A wonderful way to spend our last night in the Winelands.
            • Wine pairing – included
            • Non-alcoholic alternatives available
            • Breakfast & dinner – included

            Day 8: Knysna & Elephant Experience

            Wake up to the fragrance of the sea and the enchanting songs of seagulls.
            Today is a day to unwind and embrace all that Knysna has to offer. Numerous options await your exploration. Discover the shops on Thesen Island, rent a bicycle or paddle boat, or bask in the sun at the beach. Hop on the ferry and venture to Featherbed Nature Reserve, where your ticket includes a 4×4 trail drive to the start of a scenic walk through the reserve. Knysna is home to Africa’s only paddle-driven vessel, a paddle cruiser, offering a one-of-a-kind experience on the Knysna Lagoon. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon for a truly special treat. Knysna Elephant Park awaits, just a short 25-minute drive from Thesen Island. Here, you’ll have the chance to engage with a remarkable herd of five African elephants, the country’s largest domesticated matriarchal group. Feed and stroll among these majestic African giants, while learning about the significance of conservation. This awe-inspiring encounter is sure to leave an indelible mark on your life! As evening falls, we’ll return to Knysna for a leisurely dinner and witness yet another breathtaking African sunset.

            • Breakfast – included
            • Elephant Experience – included

              Day 10: Road Trip: Route 62 & Safari

              Today is the day – Safari here we come! Our chosen path is none other than Route 62, renowned as the ultimate road trip destination according to CNN Travel. It is also recognised as the world’s lengthiest wine route, brimming with undiscovered gems. Stop for lunch at one of Route 62’s well-known diners in Barrydale, a quaint vintage village situated at the foot of the Klein (little) Karoo and Overberg. We proceed towards the Safari Lodge, where you’ll spend the remainder of your tour (three nights). Enjoy your first sunset game drive and encounter the magnificent “big-5”; elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalo and lions. Additionally, an array of other animals awaits you, including wildebeests, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, and springboks (a beloved medium-sized antelope in South Africa). Although the family of hippos lounging in the muddy pool may not be too eager for photo opportunities, the two water buffalos stationed at the safari entrance every day certainly are. Get your cameras ready because witnessing these majestic animals up close and personal is an indelible experience.

              • Game drives – included
              • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                Day 12: Safari & Adventure

                Start your day with a refreshing safari experience if you’re in the mood. Enjoy another tranquil day ahead. Similar to yesterday, today offers another opportunity to unwind and discover at your own pace. How about exchanging one of your game drives for an exhilarating horseback or quadbike safari? Lounge on the expansive pool deck under the African sun and grab a seat at the Wet Bar. Relaxing by the pool is a great way to unwind after a Big 5 game drive. Indulge one last evening in the taste of Africa with a buffet-style restaurant serving local cuisine and traditional favourites. The restaurant is perfectly situated with breathtaking views of the reserve’s stunning landscapes and natural wildlife.

                • Game drives – included
                • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                  Day 1: Cape Town Arrival

                  Hello, Sanibonani, Molo, Hallo, Thobela, Dumela, Lumela, Abusheni, Sanibona, Avuwani, Salibonani. Welcome to Sunny South Africa!

                  Zebra Adventures will be waiting for you in the arrival hall at Cape Town International Airport and transfer you to your boutique hotel, Romney Park Luxury Apartments in Greenpoint, where you will spend 5 nights. Enjoy some leisure time next to the pool before checking in and attending the group orientation meeting, which marks the official start of your tour at 3:00 pm. We depart early evening for an unforgettable welcome

                  • Welcome dinner – included

                  Day 2: Cultural Experience

                  Today is all about immersing yourself in the rich culture of South Africa and her Mother City. Take a drive-by tour of historic buildings and landmarks such as the Grand Parade, the Castle of Good Hope, and St George’s Cathedral. As you stroll through the Company Gardens, which date back to 1652, you’ll be surrounded by the sights, smells, and culture of the city. Get an introduction to where and how our city started, and learn about the Cape Malay community, the heartbeat of The Cape. You’ll hear stories from the past and discover how we are building a rainbow nation with a promising future. Walk through the colourful Bo-Kaap, where you’ll start your Cape Malay cooking course and learn about masala from a local spice merchant. Your host will guide and entertain you with stories of food and culture before returning to their family kitchen via cobbled streets. Cook up a storm and sit down together for a traditional lunch. Later, we’ll stop to shop at Greenmarket Square, where you’ll find crafts, jewellery, clothing, and curios. You have the option to visit Camps Bay with its white sandy beaches and freezing Atlantic Ocean. Return to your hotel to prepare for a true African treat, a cultural dining experience. Dress up, come excited, and feel the rhythm and soul of our people as you enjoy the food and music of our rainbow nation.

                  • Cooking course – included
                  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                  Day 3: Cape Peninsula, Penguins & Sunset Dinner

                  It’s time to grab your sandals and head out to explore the beautiful coastal area of Cape Town. Kalk Bay has been recognised by Forbes Magazine as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world, and you’ll soon see why. This charming spot boasts art nouveau chic and tons of personality, offering a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. After you’ve explored this little gem, it’s time to head over to Simonstown to see the African penguin in its natural habitat. These little fellows are truly amazing, and you’ll fall in love with them in no time. Lunch at Boulders Beach and enjoy a swim with the penguins in the warmer waters of False Bay – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy the beach and shop at the African stalls. We’ll venture to the Cape of Good Hope, the Southwestern tip of the African continent where the Dutch first colonized in 1652. Along the way, we’ll take a leisurely hike along The Lighthouse Keeper’s Trail, which leads to the Table Mountain National Park lighthouse. From there, you’ll see breathtaking views over Diaz Beach and the Cape of Good Hope on one side, and mountains stretching all around False Bay on the other. It’s the perfect photo opportunity. Heading back to Cape Town, we’ll drive along the Atlantic coast, following the world-famous Chapman’s Peak with its 114 twists and turns, rock formations, and scenic roadways. Back at the hotel, it’s time to freshen up before heading out for dinner. Cocktails at one of the top 5 rooftop bars in the world. Camps Bay is the perfect place to enjoy a magical dinner and watch one of the most beloved sunsets in the world.

                  • Breakfast & dinner – included

                  Day 4: Table Mountain & Helicopter Ride

                  Today promises to be an exciting day as we journey to Table Mountain, one of the 7 new wonders of nature. We will be taking an early cable car journey to start a relaxed 2.5-hour hike on top of the mountain. The route we take will be selected based on the group’s overall experience and fitness, as well as Cape Town’s unpredictable weather at the time. Don’t worry, we won’t be using any ropes or ladders – it’s a relaxed hike with plenty of picture-perfect moments. Once we reach the top, you can send a postcard from the gift shop or grab a snack in the cafe before we descend by cable car. We’ll then head over to Signal Hill for more breathtaking views of the mountain you just explored. We’ll return to the hotel where you can relax and cool down in the pool before ending the day on a high note with a helicopter ride along Cape Town’s peninsula. You’ll be in awe of the Atlantic Ocean stretching out to the horizon and might even catch a glimpse of some majestic whales and playful dolphins below. The views of the Cape Town City Bowl, the Peninsula’s pristine white beaches, and the Twelve Apostles Mountain range are simply stunning. After your flight, explore the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a leisurely dinner of your choice. It’s the perfect way to cap off a fantastic day and end our time in Cape Town.

                  • Cable car and helicopter ride – included
                  • Breakfast – included

                    Day 5: Explore the Wine Region

                    *Winefarms may vary
                    We’re off to the Winelands. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or not, the breathtaking landscapes of vineyards and mountain ranges in Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek will captivate you. Our wine journey begins at Kanonkop, named the 2022 red wine producer of the year by IWSC. Here you’ll taste South Africa’s signature red wine grape, Pinotage. Our next stop is at Ernie Else Wines, a range of award-winning wines named after South African golf legend, Ernie Else. Thoughtfully selected for Its prime position, the winery is framed by panoramic views of Cape Town and Table Mountain to the west and Stellenbosch and the Helderberg Mountains to the east. After lunch, we’ll head to Boschendal Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms with a rich history dating back to 1685. Tucked away in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, Boschendal is a hidden gem, surrounded by vineyards and offers stunning views of the Drakenstein Mountains. Enjoy a delightful tasting under 300-year-old oak trees. This beautiful wine farm will be our home for the next two nights. Boschendal’s commitment to the environment and sustainable practices truly sets them apart. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the estate before dinner.

                    • Wine pairing – included
                    • Non-alcoholic alternatives available
                    • Breakfast & lunch – included

                    Day 6: Explore the Wine Region

                    *Winefarms may vary
                    Wake up to beautiful panoramic views of the Drakenstein Mountains and the soothing sound of a nearby stream, with the vineyards not far away. Our first stop for the day is at Babylonstoren, one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, situated in the Franschhoek wine valley. The Gardens of Babylonstoren has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity and evokes a sense of well-being. Amidst all the wonderful offerings at Babylonstoren, visiting the perfumery is a treat to the senses. Next, we make our way to Fairview for a delightful tasting. After lunch, step back in time, as you savour vintages from Anthonij Rupert Wine’s premium brands in the estate’s historic Manor House, furnished in mid-nineteenth-century Cape Dutch style. To conclude the day, we’ll make our way to Boschendal’s Night Market – a vibrant blend of live music, craft stalls and a wonderful array of artisanal food and drinks at sunset. Much of the fresh produce at the market is sustainably grown on the farm itself. A wonderful way to spend our last night in the Winelands.
                    • Wine pairing – included
                    • Non-alcoholic alternatives available
                    • Breakfast & dinner – included

                    Day 7: Road Trip: Entering The Garden Route & Knysna

                    Say goodbye to the Winelands as we start our road trip and head to the renowned Garden Route. With a few stops along the way to stretch our legs, we make our way to Wilderness where we will stop for lunch before heading further to our destination. Nestled in a picturesque setting, Knysna is a delightful town known for its verdant indigenous forests, serene lakes, and captivating beaches. The striking geological formation called the Knysna Heads, consisting of vibrant cliffs, stands majestically at the mouth of the lagoon, accentuating the town’s natural allure. Within Knysna, you’ll be greeted with the warm embrace of crafts shops, flea markets, and inviting cafés, all exuding the charm and hospitality of a close-knit community. You will quickly understand why Knysna is revered to as the Garden of Eden, where nature’s beauty and small-town charisma blend harmoniously. We will settle in and enjoy a relaxing sunset dinner next to the lagoon, ready for some well-deserved downtime.

                    • Breakfast – included

                      Day 8: Knysna & Elephant Experience

                      Wake up to the fragrance of the sea and the enchanting songs of seagulls.
                      Today is a day to unwind and embrace all that Knysna has to offer. Numerous options await your exploration. Discover the shops on Thesen Island, rent a bicycle or paddle boat, or bask in the sun at the beach. Hop on the ferry and venture to Featherbed Nature Reserve, where your ticket includes a 4×4 trail drive to the start of a scenic walk through the reserve. Knysna is home to Africa’s only paddle-driven vessel, a paddle cruiser, offering a one-of-a-kind experience on the Knysna Lagoon. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon for a truly special treat. Knysna Elephant Park awaits, just a short 25-minute drive from Thesen Island. Here, you’ll have the chance to engage with a remarkable herd of five African elephants, the country’s largest domesticated matriarchal group. Feed and stroll among these majestic African giants, while learning about the significance of conservation. This awe-inspiring encounter is sure to leave an indelible mark on your life! As evening falls, we’ll return to Knysna for a leisurely dinner and witness yet another breathtaking African sunset.

                      • Breakfast – included
                      • Elephant Experience – included

                        Day 9: Cango Caves & Oudshoorn

                        As we depart from the Garden Route, our journey continues across the mountains via the scenic Outeniqua Pass. Along the way, we traverse the Swartberg mountain pass, which leads us to the awe-inspiring Cango Caves nestled within the foothills of the Swartberg. This extensive network of limestone tunnels and chambers has a history spanning millions of years. As we venture onward, the flora undergoes a transformation, and we arrive in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. This charming town is nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo, a semi-desert. During the late 1800s, ostrich feathers reigned supreme in the realm of fashion, captivating people worldwide, from royalty to fashionistas and even maharajahs and emperors. No visit to Oudtshoorn is complete without exploring an ostrich farm. These remarkable flightless creatures offer endless fascination, and you’ll have the opportunity to test the strength of an ostrich egg while delving into its intriguing history. You might even indulge in a memorable neck massage courtesy of one of these majestic birds! Our accommodation for the night is a boutique olive estate, a scenic retreat situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn. This exquisite olive farm is enveloped by vineyards, fruit orchards, and majestic mountain ranges. The clarity of the sky above Oudtshoorn grants it a reputation as one of the premier stargazing destinations worldwide. A night sky like you have never seen before!

                        • Breakfast & lunch – included
                        • Ostrich farm entrance – included
                        • Cango Cave entrance – included

                          Day 10: Road Trip: Route 62 & Safari

                          Today is the day – Safari here we come! Our chosen path is none other than Route 62, renowned as the ultimate road trip destination according to CNN Travel. It is also recognised as the world’s lengthiest wine route, brimming with undiscovered gems. Stop for lunch at one of Route 62’s well-known diners in Barrydale, a quaint vintage village situated at the foot of the Klein (little) Karoo and Overberg. We proceed towards the Safari Lodge, where you’ll spend the remainder of your tour (three nights). Enjoy your first sunset game drive and encounter the magnificent “big-5”; elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalo and lions. Additionally, an array of other animals awaits you, including wildebeests, zebras, ostriches, giraffes, and springboks (a beloved medium-sized antelope in South Africa). Although the family of hippos lounging in the muddy pool may not be too eager for photo opportunities, the two water buffalos stationed at the safari entrance every day certainly are. Get your cameras ready because witnessing these majestic animals up close and personal is an indelible experience.

                          • Game drives – included
                          • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                            Day 11: Safari & Spa

                            Recharging takes centre stage. Take the opportunity to unwind after a couple of busy days, as today is a leisure day filled with relaxation and exploration. You are presented with the choice of either embarking on an early morning game drive or opting for a later afternoon game drive, or perhaps even doing both. Throughout the day, you have the chance to indulge in the luxurious offerings of the spa, where you can partake in world-class treatments, revel in the steam room, make use of the indoor pool, sauna, and more. You can savour the picturesque sights from the restaurant, go for a refreshing swim, and if you’re feeling energetic, engage in a guided game walk. As the day draws to a close, you can bask in the mesmerising ambiance while enjoying sunset cocktails at the bar or the boma, taking in the breathtaking views that surround you.

                            • Game drives – included
                            • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                              Day 12: Safari & Adventure

                              Start your day with a refreshing safari experience if you’re in the mood. Enjoy another tranquil day ahead. Similar to yesterday, today offers another opportunity to unwind and discover at your own pace. How about exchanging one of your game drives for an exhilarating horseback or quadbike safari? Lounge on the expansive pool deck under the African sun and grab a seat at the Wet Bar. Relaxing by the pool is a great way to unwind after a Big 5 game drive. Indulge one last evening in the taste of Africa with a buffet-style restaurant serving local cuisine and traditional favourites. The restaurant is perfectly situated with breathtaking views of the reserve’s stunning landscapes and natural wildlife.

                              • Game drives – included
                              • Breakfast, lunch & dinner – included

                                Day 13: Time to say “Hamba Kahle”

                                See the African sunrise one last time on your early morning game drive before breakfast. Suitcases packed and ready to make our way to Cape Town International Airport where we will say our final goodbyes until we meet again. Our scheduled arrival time at Cape Town International Airport will be confirmed in January 2024.
                                “May the African sun always shine through your eyes… and may the sound of its drums always beat in your heart.”

                                • Game drive – included
                                • Breakfast – included

                                  You will receive a basic medical form to complete roughly four months before your arrival in SA. If you have received any medical treatment or sustained any injuries within six months before you arrive in South Africa, we require a ‘fit to fly’ letter from your GP. This is to help you while in South Africa, as we do not want you or any of your group members to miss out on any of our exciting activities and to keep up with a jam-packed itinerary. We encourage a moderate fitness level, please note the itinerary includes 2 leisurely hikes. We have a daily itinerary with pre-booked excursions, and we encourage everyone to participate on a daily basis.

                                  Solo In Style Accommodation

                                  Price & Inclusions

                                  Arrival

                                  Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town

                                  Departure

                                  Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town

                                  Tour Price:

                                  £6,050 per person – 13 Days

                                  Non-Refundable Deposit:

                                  £1,200

                                  Payment is due in full by:

                                  1 September 2024

                                  ** EARLY PAYMENT SPECIAL **
                                  All Full Payments received before and on 1 June 2024, will receive free spa access for 3 days at the safari lodge’s award-winning luxury spa.

                                  All rooms vary in décor and layout and will be allocated prior to your arrival. You will enjoy your very own bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

                                  Included

                                  • Airport Pick up and drop off by Zebra Adventures’ representative
                                    • Pick up at Cape Town International Airport
                                    • Drop off at Cape Town International Airport
                                    • Private Transport
                                  • Experienced and licensed cultural guide- and wine expert
                                  • All accommodation is +4star and you will enjoy your very own bedroom and en-suite bathroom
                                  • A total of 25 meals are included in your tour which work out more than Half Board. Please refer to the complete itinerary and cost of living section in the Departure Guide.
                                  • Cape Malay cooking course
                                  • Scenic Helicopter Ride
                                  • All wine-tastings and wine-pairings
                                  • Cellar Tour
                                  • All entrance fees
                                  • Two 500ml bottled water per day in Cape Town & Winelands
                                  • Elephant Experience
                                  • All game drives
                                  • Eco-synergy project tour at the safari lodge
                                  • Access to the mezzanine level bar and lounge at the safari lodge
                                  • Substitute one game drive with a horseback safari or quad bike safari
                                  • ** EARLY PAYMENT SPECIAL **
                                    All Full Payments received before and on 1 June 2024, will receive free spa access for 3 days at the safari lodge’s award-winning luxury spa.

                                     

                                  Please note that anything not specified in the above section is not included in the tour price.

                                   

                                  Excluded

                                  Contact Details:

                                    WhatsApp / Phone: +44 791 352 9799
                                    Email: info@zebraadventures.com

                                    Cancellation Policy

                                     

                                    • A non-refundable £1,200 (Pound Sterling) deposit at booking.
                                    • No refund of full payment if cancelled on or after 1 September 2024.

                                     

                                    Our DEPARTURE GUIDE is filled with important information for your trip. It includes weather details, tipping guidelines, currency information, insights about South Africa, early arrival and late departure information, power requirements, cost of living, travel insurance, and more. Click here to access this valuable resource.

                                     

                                    How To Book?

                                    • Click on BOOK and select your choice of payment: Non-Refundable Deposit or Pay in Full.

                                    ** EARLY PAYMENT SPECIAL **
                                    All Full Payments received before and on 1 June 2024, will receive free spa access for 3 days at the safari lodge’s award-winning luxury spa.

                                    • Go through the booking process and make your payment.
                                    Please note that both US and UK banks tend to flag and block payments, particularly in the afternoon and evening, when larger amounts are involved. This precautionary measure could trigger a fraud alert, requiring you to contact your bank and confirm that the transaction is legitimate and related to travel. In such cases, you will need to call your bank, explain the nature of the payment, and request them to release the hold on your account. To minimize the risk of encountering these issues, it is advisable to make payments earlier in the day whenever feasible. Additionally, we recommend reaching out to your bank in advance to inform them about your upcoming travel-related transactions, ensuring a smoother booking process

                                    • After you have made your booking, we will both receive a booking confirmation. Be sure to check your inbox for an email within the next 24 hours. This email will contain helpful instructions on what steps to take next.
                                    – Tips about flights.
                                    – Links to your account to pay the remainder when you are ready.
                                    – Explain Pre- and Post- tour accommodation.
                                    – Travel Insurance advice.
                                    – A live cost of living in Cape Town to help with your planning and budget.
                                    – A medical form to complete.
                                    – And last but not least, a packing list to guide you.

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