Day 1 - UK/Cape Town
Depart on your scheduled overnight flight to Cape Town.
Day 2 - Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town, we'll transfer you to your hotel, with your sightseeing starting en route. You'll see many of the city's highlights, and if weather conditions are favourable, there's the chance to take the cable car up Table Mountain. With three nights in Cape Town, you've plenty of time to get to know this exciting destination.
Day 3 - Cape Peninsula
There's a great day ahead as we set off to explore the Cape Peninsula. We'll head along Chapman's Peak, one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world, reaching Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Our return journey is made via Boulders Beach, where we'll see its famous penguin colony. We continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, and make a final stop at the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 4 - Cape Town
The choice is yours today, you can explore independently, or perhaps come on an optional excursion to Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township. En route you'll visit Bo-Kapp Malay Quarter and drive through District Six, whose residents were forcibly removed during the era of apartheid. This tour also includes a visit to the Philani Empowerment centre and gives you the chance to experience daily life within this spirited community.
Another option today is an elegant afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel.
Day 5 - Stellenbosch
We're going to Stellenbosch today, in the heart of the Western Cape winelands. After a tour of the city and the surrounding countryside, a cellar visit with a wine-tasting rounds off the day a treat.
Day 6 - Oudsthoorn
Your next base is Oudtshoorn, and during our drive here we'll stop at Swellendam, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. A tour will introduce its stunning architecture and you'll also have time to visit its fascinating museum. Back on the road, take in lovely views as we journey through the Huisrivier pass, set between two valleys.
Day 7 - Knysna
Oudtshoorn is the 'ostrich capital of the world', and home to the world's largest population of these unique flightless birds. On our way to Knysna, our base for two nights, we'll visit the Safari Ostrich Farm to see some of these fascinating creatures up close. You're also going to see the Cango Caves today. Located in a limestone ridge alongside the stunning Swatberg Mountains, this magnificent system of underground caverns is more than 20 million years old.
Day 8 - Knysna
After a leisurely start, our day picks up steam with a visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve and a lunch cruise on Knysna Lagoon.
Day 9 - Port Elizabeth
Your journey to Port Elizabeth via Plettenberg Bay includes a stop at Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park.
Day 10 - Battlefields
Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa, and we'll discover its highlights before we fly to Durban. On arrival you'll discover a very different territory to that previously experienced, as we head into the heart of the Zulu kingdom, the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields. The area is our base for two nights.
Day 11 - Battlefields
On today's guided tour you'll retrace history as you stand at the very spot where the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana and subsequent conflict at Rorke's Drift took place.
Day 12 - Kruger
Your journey today to Kruger National Park is long but packed full of rewards as you travel through a variety of landscapes and take in spectacular views. Your lodge-style accommodation for the next two nights is located close to the park, on the banks of the Sabie River.
Day 13 - Kruger
You're sure to want to head into Kruger National Park today and notch up some thrilling wildlife spots. There's plenty of choice, with a range of optional game drives. You can choose from a morning or afternoon safari, then spend the rest of the day lounging by the pool. With so much to see in the park, you might choose a full day of exploration.
Day 14 - Kruger
As we head to our next lodge in Kruger, take in the sights on a game drive, which also includes a breakfast picnic. Another highlight today is a visit to Chimp Eden, a sanctuary founded by Dr Jane Goodall, which is set within the spectacular 1,000-hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve.
Day 15 - Kruger and Panorama Route
Start your day with a drive along the breathtaking Panorama Route, which winds its way through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery. The rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels, are some of the highlights.
Tonight, if the weather is on our side, you'll experience a braai, a traditional South African barbecue under the stars.
Day 16 - Kruger/UK
Today we will transfer you to Johannesburg for your early-evening flight to the UK.
Day 17 - UK
Arrive in the UK today.