It is a lucky man that sees the table cloth laid out on the mountain.
Legend has it the table cloth is a result of a smoking contest between
the Devil and van Hunks, a local pirate. Whatever the truth, Table
Mountain makes one of the most memorable backdrops to any city
anywhere in the world.
Starting in Cape Town we will hike from Table Mountain’s famous
12 Apostles through Echo Valley to Maclear’s Beacon, its highest
point. Another day we’ll walk around Cape Point, with views of the
Cape Peninsula coast and Atlantic Ocean before enjoying a Cape
Malay cooking safari in the evening. A visit to Robben Island allows
us to explore the life of Nelson Mandela. Heading east we travel to
Stellenbosch in the winelands where we’ll walk in the vineyards and
taste some of the world-renowned wines.
Travelling to the Eastern Cape we head to Graaf Reinet in the
Great Karoo. We walk in the Valley of Desolation. Returning to the
Garden Route we head to the tranquil setting of the Hog Hollow
Country Lodge on the Matjies River Gorge, where we will enjoy a hike
in the Tsitsikamma National Park.
Continuing east we reach the private Kariega Game Reserve
where we will enjoy game drives and bush walks. We will fly from
Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for an overnight, then another short
flight to the Kruger. The world-renowned Kruger National Park
offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa, home
to the ‘big five’.
We then fly back to Johannesburg for a final night before
returning to the UK.