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  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of the city on the top of Table Mountain
  • Visit Simon's Town
  • Explore Hermanus
  • Visit to Addo Elephant National Park

This independent adventure weaves together the most colourful facets of South Africa: from personable shopkeepers to encounters with marine life and big game; from the peaks of the Table Mountain to the daily struggle in some of its townships below. This South Africa family travel experience will open up your mind—as well as your eyes.

Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

Butterfield & Robinson Travel Reviews & Ratings
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5.0 Guide
5.0 Activities
5.0 Lodging
5.0 Transportation
5.0 Meals
South Africa Family Private

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Nailed it. August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Look no further - B&R assembled a private trip for 18 of us from Prague to Vienna and they nailed it. Nice job.

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Amazing1 August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing! Just got back from my fifth trip with B&R, this one a walking trip from Piemonte to Portofino. Great walking, views food, wine, friends. Jacopo and Alice were wonderful guides and made every detail of the trip special.
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Amei! August 2015

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Ameiii!! Giacomo e Ricardo, guias maravilhosos!!! Tudo perfeito!!! Repetirei!!

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Butterfield and Robinson June 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Amazing! 5 star service with 5 star accommodations. Luxury to its finest! Thank you to our guides whom where very talented and aware!! (Alex and Flo)

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Loved the Vietnam trip. June 2016

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Experience of a lifetime! Erin our guide was particularly special with her experience and fun nature. But she also took out all the hassle and trouble and hoc ups that inevitably arise through unforeseen circumstances and handled e
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Day 1: Land in historic Cape Town and explore its narrow, restored streets, art galleries, parliament buildings, Company Gardens and abundant activity along Kloof Street.

Day 2: Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a breathtaking view of the city and peninsula below. Later, come face to face with a domesticated cheetah at the Cheetah Outreach Program.

Day 3: Visit Simon's Town, a naval hamlet located on the False Bay coast. Try sea kayaking, meet penguins on a private beach and spot right whales off the shore.

Day 4: Take a half-day tour with representatives from uThando, a South African charity which focuses on community outreach and social development programs in the Cape Town area.

Day 5: Explore Hermanus: a whaling station that was settled in the 19thC and is now known as the best land-based whale-watching station in the world, then enjoy an oenological adventure in the afternoon.

Day 6: Head back to Cape Town and board a short flight to Port Elizabeth to explore the Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, situated in the Eastern Cape.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 7,795

Price Per Day:

$ 866 per person
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (as selected by guide)
  • Services of local guide and support van
  • Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • while in Cape Town and Winelands
Trip Excludes
  • International Flights
  • Passport and Visa Charges
  • Personal Expenses
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Private - your group only

Cape Cadogan Apartments, Cape Town

An extension of the Cape Cadogan Hotel, the apartments are an innovative collection of restored Cape houses on a quiet street, with a central dining and reception area. The accommodation is a mix of one and two-bedroomed apartments with fully equipped kitchens and the living spaces are furnished in a fresh and modern, holiday atmosphere.

Grootbos Garden Lodge, Grootbos Nature Reserve

Situated on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai area, this award-winning reserve is home to the largest Milkwood Forests in the world. The lodge is set within the fynbos and forest-clad hills which overlook the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. 

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

The Lodge is set into the gently sloping aloe-studded hillside banks of the Great Fish River and is an unusual construction of stone-and-mesh gabion walls, sliding glass doors and corrugated iron roofing. Fresh farm cuisine is prepared in the interactive, open-plan kitchen and the spacious lounge, dining and bar areas are airy and open with almost invisible separations between indoors and the intriguing African bushveld

Start City
Cape Town
End City
Port Elizabeth
Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel your B&R trip for a reason not defined in the Trip Mate Travel Insurance Policy, you are entitled to the return of these amounts:

Number of days prior to your trip:

270+ days100% Refund of deposit

96-269 days will be 50% Refund of deposit

61-95 days is 75% Refund of penalties

31-60 days will be 75% Refund of penalties

0-30 days is 75% Refund of penalties

Between 270-95 days prior to departure each traveler will be charged $500 to cancel or the traveler may choose to keep the full US$1,000 deposit in a holding account with us for a future trip.

Additional Information:

Activity Level: Recreational

This trip features plenty of uneven footing and dirt trails—but its focus is not on covering distance. Transportation to and from the day’s event is provided in most instances. The activities on this trip are geared for children 6 years old and up. If you will be travelling with smaller children, let us know and we can revise the itinerary to suit your group.

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