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Elegant Resorts

ELEGANT JOURNEYS

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South Africa - Western Cape

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 111

Journey Enquiry

Journey Highlights

Explore the Western Cape starting in the vibrant city of Cape Town which is home to some of the country’s best museums and restaurants, as well as famous attractions including Table Mountain and Robben Island. Blessed with an unsurpassed location, visitors can access the Cape Peninsula’s beaches and the Cape Winelands where the gourmet capital, Franschhoek, boasts first-class restaurants, speciality delicatessens and famous vineyards. Complete your tour of the Cape in Gansbaai where you can go in search of Southern Right Whales, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, dolphins and the Great White Shark, or enjoy eco-adventures in the milkwood forests.

Dining & Gourmet Wildlife Encounters Romance and Couples
Perfect for:

Adventurers and vinophiles

Guide Price:

Prices are available upon request.

Best Time To Travel

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You may visit the Western Cape at any time of the year and enjoy a pleasant climate. Cape Town enjoys hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. November, December, January, February and March enjoy the lowest average monthly rainfall, with temperatures at their highest during December to February. Do be prepared for frequent rain showers from June to August.

Fly from London to Cape Town

Fly from London Heathrow to Cape Town. Approximately 11 hours, 25 minutes.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Staying at

Cape Grace

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Perfectly placed between the ocean and Table Mountain, Cape Town is the ideal starting point for your luxury South African adventure. Not far from the heart of the city, are some fantastic beaches dotted along the Cape Peninsula, to provide you with a lovely contrast. Head further and enjoy the warmth of Cape hospitality, as you let your senses feast upon delicious wines, gourmet cuisine and stunning scenery in the Winelands or explore the lush coastline that is layered with the botanical beauty along the Garden Route.

Begin your tour of the Western Cape in the bustling and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town where your visit wouldn’t be complete without riding the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for the most incredible views. Taking a boat trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is another ‘must do’. Head to Kloof Street and Long Street for a variety of bars, restaurants and bustling markets, or while away a few hours − day or night − along the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This is where your hotel, Cape Grace, is located. To one side there is a fascinating working harbour and to the other there is a multi-million yacht marina with views towards Table Mountain beyond. Whisky-lovers should not miss the hotel’s Bascule Whisky Bar where there are around five-hundred different blends to select from.

Staying at

Cape Grace

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The founding vision for Cape Grace was to be a hotel that felt like a good friend's home, and this small luxury hideaway - set on its own quay on Cape Town's vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - has remained enchantingly true to its origins. Making the most of its prime and central position, all of the spacious guest rooms and suites enjoy beautiful views of the working harbour or the international yacht marina, with Table Mountain standing majestically behind. Confronted with such a vista, you are bound to feel the urge to soak up South Africa's warm sun and explore, and you've everything from the Cape Winelands, to whale-watching (in season) and the Garden Route within easy reach.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:This hotel feels more like a good friend's home
  • Feature:Set on its own quay on Cape Town's fashionable waterfront
  • Rooms:120 rooms & suites
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town International Airport
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Transfer from Cape Town to Franschhoek

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Franschhoek, South Africa

Staying at

La Residence

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Enjoy a stay at boutique lodge, La Residence, right in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Nestled on a private thirty-acre working farm − complete with vineyards, plum orchards, a dam and fragrant manicured gardens − it offers a wonderful contrast to the city and excellent opportunities for relaxation and indulgence. Take a pleasant bike ride, horse-ride or walk around the estate, or enjoy one of La Residence’s private cheese and wine-tastings. If you wish to explore beyond the estate, the village of Franschhoek offers cafes, art galleries and gourmet restaurants, but you must visit some of the region’s wine estates for a spot of wine-tasting or lunch. Outdoor activities including golf, trout fishing and hot-air ballooning are also available nearby.

Staying at

La Residence

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A sister property to the delightful Royal Malewane and sophisticated Birkenhead House, La Residence nestles right in the heart of a private thirty-acre working farm - complete with vineyards, plum orchards, a dam and fragrant manicured gardens - in the enchantingly beautiful and tranquil Franschhoek Valley in the Cape Winelands. Guests can look forward to highly personalised service, sublime cuisine and spectacular guest suites, each boasting a truly unique character and incorporating antiques and sumptuous soft furnishings. Choose from options including the white marble Frangipani Suite, the exotic Tibetan Suite or the romantic French boudoir-style Chambre Suite, with elevated king-size four-poster bed. In addition, there are five glamorous villas, some with private pools, set slightly away from the main property in the vineyard, which are individually decorated and perfect for families with children of any age. Please note: children over the age of 12 years old only are permitted at the main property.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Delightful property situated in the Cape's gourmet capital
  • Feature:Perfect for adults in search of some quality 'me' time
  • Rooms:11 suites & 5 villas
  • Location:South Africa
  • Nearest airport:Cape Town International Airport
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Transfer from Franschhoek to Gansbaii

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Grootbos, Gansbaii

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Complete your tour of the Western Cape at Grootbos, a private nature reserve overlooking Walker Bay, dedicated to the enjoyment of the Cape Floral Kingdom's extraordinary natural bounty. The area boasts deserted stretches of beach, fynbos plains and wonderful vineyards to visit, as well as a range of land and boat-based excursions including trips in search of the ‘Marine Big Five’ (Southern Right Whales − that visit the area between July and December − Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, dolphins and the Great White Shark). Grootbos offers plenty of guided eco-adventures, bringing the flora, wildlife and birdlife of the surrounding milkwood forests to life. There are also golf courses within twenty-five miles of the reserve.

Return to Cape Town

Drive back to Cape Town, approximately 2 hours.

Fly from Cape Town back to London

Make an enquiry for this Luxury Journey from one of our expert Travel Consultants

Journey Enquiry or please call our Travel Consultants today on: 01244 897 111

Why Choose Elegant Resorts


As the foremost British pioneer of luxury travel – and boasting an ever-increasing collection of prestigious accolades that celebrates this – Elegant Resorts is a tour operator with the expertise, knowledge and reputation to deliver only the very finest tailor-made luxury holidays to our clients, honed by almost thirty years of experience in this niche travel business.

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