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Escape to the Cape + Rove Downtown Dubai

3.5 stars

south africa + dubai

The Cape West Coast offers a plethora of delights to visitors, beguiling with its scenic routes and breathtaking views. Remarkably easy to self-drive, this luxury self drive package includes visits to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, voted No. 4 in the Top Hotels of Africa 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards, Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel, winners of the prestigious Lilizela Tourism Awards 2014 – Best 5 Star Guest House in South Africa, and Bushmans Kloof  Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, voted No. 2 in the Top 25 Hotels in Africa 2015 by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
• Meet and Greet at Cape Town International Airport
• One way private transfer from Airport to Hotel
• 4 Nights at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room (B,B)
• 2 Nights at Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel – Ocean Suite (B,B)
• 2 Nights at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat (B, L, D + a variety of activities: nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations)
• 6 Days Car Hire – Group F (Audi A3 or similar)

Day 1 - 4 CAPE TOWN

Start of your trip in Cape Town and enjoy all of the must-see attractions and exhilarating adventures the Mother City and stunning Cape Peninsula have to offer.

Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town is historically, culturally and visually, the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city you’ll have had the pleasure to visit! From its achingly beautiful natural attributes to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s tourist heaven.

There’s no finer way to savour its pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style, with great taste.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 5 - 6 PATERNOSTER

If you are looking for an unspoiled ocean getaway, it doesn’t get better than the exclusive new Strandloper Ocean Lodge. Hidden away on the shores of the unspoiled fishing village of Paternoster, only 90 minutes from Cape Town, this is a coastal destination with immeasurable charm.

The 16 exquisite rooms and suites are a fusion of beach style and contemporary luxury; with organic lines, hues and textures and an overall feeling of simplicity. Each has its own terrace or courtyard, some with small splash pools, and wide doors that open out onto breath taking views of sky, sand, sea and space.

Take the time to simply be, or if you are feeling more adventurous, set off on an endless beach walk in search of whales and dolphins, hop onto a bicycle for a leisurely ride or take to the waves on a kayak. Paternoster is a seafood and lobster Mecca, a gourmet destination for travellers in search of the ultimate meal. Inspired cuisine with a local and organic slant is created daily at the Ocean Lounge, which also serves up breath taking views of the surroundings. A romantic venue for couples, honeymooners or anyone looking for some special me-time, the Strandloper Ocean Lodge offers the best of West Coast hospitality and fuss-free luxury.

Accommodation: Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel

Day 7 - 8 BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RESERVE

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg, offer a truly unique wilderness experience. The multi award winning Relais and Chateaux Lodge is famed for its splendid luxury, generous hospitality, and creative cuisine served in breath-taking settings and trademark warm hospitality. Guests are accommodated in 16 comfortable guest rooms and suites in a charming garden setting, while private villa Koro Lodge offers total exclusivity in a secluded location.

Located just 270kms from Cape Town, this luxurious ecological oasis is home to over 150 kinds of birds, 755 plant species and over 35 species of mammals. As a South African Natural Heritage Site, it is custodian to over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve, some being over 10 000 years old. Guests may interact freely with nature and engage in exhilarating outdoor activities including nature drives and walks, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools, or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and tranquillity of nature.

Accommodation: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Day 9 CAPE TOWN

This morning you’ll bid farewell to the Cape and take your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your departure flight or onward arrangements.

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Dubai, Figures and Facts

Climate (Dry)

With a hot and arid climate typical of the desert that surrounds it, the emirate of Dubai experiences very warm weather throughout the year. Daytime temperatures can rise to extremes of over 50 degrees Celsius in the height of summer but are much cooler during evenings and nights. Radiant sunshine and almost non-existent rainfall is to be expected virtually all-year-long with humidity at its lowest in summer and at its highest in the mild winter.

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Average °C 222021232732343636343026
Minimum °C 171516182125283031282420
Maximum °C 262425283338404141393631
Sunshine (hours) 8899101112111110109
Rain (cm) 000000000000
Average Rainfall Days 354520000002

Useful information

  • Time Difference

    GMT +4 hours

  • Language

    Arabic

  • Currency

    Dirham (AED)

  • Local laws & customs

    Due to local customs and etiquette rules some countries observe a strict dress code. This is especially true for most Muslim countries. Please show respect for local customs and dress accordingly so as not to offend locals or attract unwanted attention.
    Some countries also have strict custom laws on what items you can import and export. Always check with the local tourist board before travelling.

  • Health requirements

    Be aware that prior to visiting some countries you may need to get specific immunisation against some diseases. Consult your local GP and check with the FCO website to find out if you will need any vaccinations before travelling. Also, to ensure your health is covered while you’re away it might be worth investing in some health insurance. In some countries this is a strict requirement.

  • Visa/Documentation

    Some countries require specific permits or visas to allow entry. Please ensure your passport is up to date in advance and check the FCO website for more detailed information.

  • Best time to travel

    December to March

  • Tipping

    10% in bars, restaurants and taxis

  • Calls

    To call Dubai from the UK dial 00
    To call the UK from Dubai dial 044 followed by your phone number

  • Electricity

    Electricity in United Arab Emirates is 220 volts / 50Hz. Most common socket / plugs are type G

South Africa, Figures and Facts

Climate (Tropical)

The weather in South Africa is as diverse as its multicultural people, from sunshine-filled Mediterranean shores to subtropical conditions in the southwest and temperate climate in the interior plateau - here you can find it all. Regardless of the differences in weather according to regions, this is a year-round destination where you can experience a variety of exciting climates depending on when and where you go. Rainfall is minimal throughout the year and varies according to season and region.

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Average °C 242424222016131316202223
Minimum °C 17181816138558121516
Maximum °C 303030282624212124282929
Sunshine (hours) 7767799101012119
Rain (cm) 1010118410002710
Average Rainfall Days 181714128431231216

Useful information

  • Time Difference

    GMT 0 hours

  • Language

    English

  • Currency

    South Africa Rand (ZAR)

  • Local laws & customs

    Due to local customs and etiquette rules some countries observe a strict dress code. This is especially true for most Muslim countries. Please show respect for local customs and dress accordingly so as not to offend locals or attract unwanted attention.
    Some countries also have strict custom laws on what items you can import and export. Always check with the local tourist board before travelling.

  • Health requirements

    Be aware that prior to visiting some countries you may need to get specific immunisation against some diseases. Consult your local GP and check with the FCO website to find out if you will need any vaccinations before travelling. Also, to ensure your health is covered while you’re away it might be worth investing in some health insurance. In some countries this is a strict requirement.

  • Visa/Documentation

    Some countries require specific permits or visas to allow entry. Please ensure your passport is up to date in advance and check the FCO website for more detailed information.

  • Best time to travel

    Depends on location. Winter season runs from May to July and summer from mid-October to mid-February. Spring season runs from August to mid-October and autumn from mid-February to April. Autumn is said to be the shortest but most pleasant of all seasons.

  • Tipping

    10% in bars, restaurants and taxis

  • Calls

    To call South Africa from the UK dial 00
    To call the UK from South Africa dial 044 followed by your phone number

  • Electricity

    Electricity in South Africa is 220 volts / 50Hz. Most common socket / plugs are type M