Luxury Cape Town & Franschhoek Escape

8 days
FROM £ 3,270
Countries Visited: South Africa
Ultimate Luxury

Luxury Cape Town & Franschhoek Escape

Stay at two of the Cape's most hotly anticipated properties with this week-long luxury getaway to South Africa.

The stylish Silo in Cape Town, sits pretty on the Waterfront above the Museum of Contemporary Art and is perfectly placed for exploring all the Mother City has to offer.

La Residence enjoys picture perfect views of vineyards and mountains in the food and wine heartland of the Cape: Franschhoek.

This trip also includes a hire car so you can get out and explore all the region has to offer.

Both properties are part of the Royal Portfolio collection and are set to feature in BBC2 series 'Amazing Hotels - Life Beyond the Lobby' .

It is possible to extend your journey - please ask us for details. You may like to consider including additional Royal Portfolio properties such as the wonderful Birkenhead House Hotel, at Hermanus and/or safari from Royal Malewane in the ThornyBush Reserve in Greater Kruger.

The Real Africa Trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness as well as raising funds for specific projects. Partners include Save the Elephants, Save the Rhino, The Sheldrick Trust, Rhino Conservation Botswana and Animals saving Animals. You can find out more on our Conservation pages. On behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1-4

Cape Town
On your arrival at Cape Town International Airport our representative will meet you ‘Airside’, and will assist you with passport control, luggage collection and customs clearance. You will then be transferred by road to The Silo Hotel. Located in the heart of Cape Town, the Silo is a chic waterside hotel - and one of Cape Town's newest five star icons. Formerly an industrial grain silo from the 1920s, the hotel has been refurbished and split into two parts - the elevator tower where The Silo Hotel is located which once facilitated the mechanical bulk handling of the grain - and the actual storage silos themselves. Easily recognisable by its unusual pillow windows that overlook the city and the V&A Waterfront, the Silo Hotel offers one of the best locations in the city centre.

DAY 4-7

This morning after breakfast your hire car will be delivered to The Silo for you. Check out and enjoy the stunning scenery as you self-drive from Cape Town to the picturesque Cape winelands, just over an hour from the city. Franschhoek is widely regarded as the prettiest village in the winelands with rolling vineyards and orchards, rugged mountains and lots of Cape Dutch architecture. Spend the morning exploring the wider area before checking in that afternoon at your country hotel, La Residence. If you can tear yourself away over the next few days there is much to enjoy - the historic wine estates of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, wonderful cafes and restaurants and small individual shops, museums and galleries.


Return to Cape Town
After breakfast, check out and wend your way back to Cape Town, dropping off your hire car at the Bidvest depot at the International Airport in time to check in for your onward flight.
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  • ‘Airside’ assistance at Cape Town International Airport (on Day 1)
  • Airport transfer as detailed
  • Car hire based on a Group L Bidvest vehicle (Toyota Rav 2x4 or similar)
  • Accommodation as specified on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 24 hour emergency back up in SA and UK
Not Included: international & domestic flights, tips, gratuities and/or porterage, travel insurance, sightseeing activities, items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, spa treatments, etc.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £3,270 (low season); from £4,850 (high season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

Extensions You may be interested in our longer 11 Day itinerary - Opulent Cape and Safari - which also includes 2 nights full board at Birkenhead House Hotel, Hermanus and an all-inclusive 3 night safari in Greater Kruger's Thornybush Reserve at Royal Malewane - from £8,330 per person. We have many different properties in the Cape and Kruger and all itineraries are tailormade so please do discuss your requirements with us. 

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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