Kim Horne August 17, 2023 africa, experiences The Royal Tour THE ROYAL TOUR EXPERIENCE THE VERY BEST OF SOUTH AFRICAExperience the very best we have to offer in South Africa by combining four of the most sought-after destinations. This 5 star luxury package includes Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek and Kruger National Park in one incredible 11 day dream holiday. Travel activities, wine, gourmet dining, ocean, safaris and all the leisure that comes with it is waiting for you. Our Freewalker Exclusive Tours travel specialist will plan and book your entire vacation from start to finish, allowing you to simply enjoy yourselves. WHAT TO EXPECT The Royal Tour offers you the complete experience: boutique hotels, luxury lodges and private residences located in South Africa’s most iconic destinations The Perfect JourneyOur signature itinerary – travel from Cape to Kruger and enjoy the very best of South Africa with The Royal Portfolio. Ten nights. Four stunning properties. One perfect journeyOn one of our curated luxury itineraries, you can enjoy ultimate peace of mind every step of the way. Combining our unique properties into a single itinerary lets you sample the sheer diversity of landscapes and activities on offer as you journey from Cape Town to Kruger. Customise your itinerary to focus on wildlife, culture, food and drink – or a perfectly balanced blend of the very best of South Africa.Experience seamless transitions and the feeling of being part of our family. We’ll pass on your preferences to the other properties on your itinerary, so that we can customise the small but important details that add up to the complete experience. With consistently high standards of hospitality, dining and activities, you can rest assured that everything is taken care of. THE ICONIC DESTINATIONS Cape TownThe Silo is a sanctuary in the city celebrating art, style, and design. This architectural masterpiece towers above the V&A Waterfront and is defined by its shimmering pillowed-glass windows which offer panoramic views stretching from Table Mountain to the Table Bay harbour. Our luxury accommodation occupies six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. Savour widespread views of Cape Town while you immerse your senses in the dining experience cultivated by Executive Chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert and her talented team. Lying in the shadow of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain, Cape Town offers spectacular scenery, endless experiences, diverse cultures, great food and wine and a thriving arts and design scene. CoastalWith its exhilarating cliff-top position overlooking the whale-watching paradise of Walker Bay, Birkenhead House offers an immersive seaside setting like no other for those looking to retreat and recharge. Chic and stylish décor meets world-class cuisine and comfort at the Best Resort in Africa 2022 (Travel + Leisure). Aside from being one of the best whale watching destinations on the planet, Hermanus is renowned for its wild beauty, artisanal food producers, ocean safaris and its proximity to the renowned Hemel-en-Aarde wine route. Savour dishes inspired by the flavourful ingredients from the local shoreline while surrounded by glistening waters and the people who matter most. WinelandsExperience a tranquil haven of exquisite natural beauty, opulence and complete seclusion in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley. Located on a private 30-acre estate surrounded by mountains and vineyards, La Residence sets the benchmark for luxury accommodation in South Africa’s celebrated Cape Winelands. Relax poolside at La Residence or meander from estate to estate sampling fine wines and local, artisanal produce. Franschhoek is distinguished by its award-winning restaurants and expansive vineyards. The natural beauty of the area lends itself to hiking, cycling, art galleries, golfing and helicopter tours. Inspired by the wide variety of fresh produce grown on our working farm, Executive Chef Gregory Henderson creates ever-changing, seasonal menus that appeal to all palates and pair perfectly with our sommelier-crafted wine list. Award-winning dining and breath-taking natural beauty in the gourmet capital of South Africa. SafariExperience the wild heart of the African bush in comfort, style and privacy at Royal Malewane’s three luxury safari lodges and private bush villas, each one embodying an exquisite vision of design and ultimate hospitality. The most qualified guiding team in Africa delivers an unrivalled wildlife experience with conservation at the centre. Be introduced to the wonders of the Greater Kruger ecosystem under the expert guidance and care of an award-winning safari team, both in your lodge and in the bush. Enjoy luxurious surroundings, magnificent hospitality, and an unrivalled South African safari experience. When you choose a safari destination, it’s the guiding team that makes the difference to the memories you’ll take home with you. By tapping into a wealth of knowledge and generations of innate wildlife experience, our guests are in the capable hands of passionate people whose levels of expertise makes them the best in their field. Explore Royal Malewane’s landscape which forms part of the largest protected wilderness area in Southern Africa. 11 day package A LOOK AT YOUR LUXURY ITINERARY:DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWNYou will be met at international arrivals by your private Freewalker Guide and welcomed to South Africa. The Guide will be with you for the entire tour, assisting with all your needs. There is a short transfer to The Silo Hotel and checked in for 3 nights. The following two full days will be planned and booked as you wish. All meals at The Silo Hotel are included, but meals and drinks on excursions will be at your own cost.DAY 2 & 3: CAPE TOWN EXPERIENCES FROM THE SILO HOTELEnjoy a leisurely wake up and breakfast at The Silo Hotel. The following two days activities are completely up to you, we pride ourselves on providing you with exactly what you need, when you need. The Guide will drive you to all activities, sights and destinations. With regards to selecting your activities, we will plan this with you in advance so we can book them for you. Lunches and dinners away from the hotel are at your own cost. Our suggestion would be a full Peninsula route day trip via the Cape Point including many other spots and another day for Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, leisure shopping experiences, helicopter flights along the coast, sunset catamaran cruises etc.DAY 4 & 5: COASTAL RETREAT TO HERMANUS AT BIRKENHEAD HOUSEAfter two full days in Cape Town it will be time to unwind at the next coastal destination in our whale watching capital, Hermanus. Birkenhead is perched right on the cliffs oceanside with many in house activities to select from. The Guide will be at your assistance to book any activities you need spontaneously or even better, we would have selected your activity choices before you arrive and booked them. Birkenhead House will leave you deeply relaxed and satisfied. Take in a massage at the ocean, go explore the wine route or hop on a whale watching cruise.DAY 6 & 7: GOURMET WINE AND FOOD AT LA RESIDENCE IN FRANSCHHOEKFrom Hermanus it is time to head to our gourmet food and wine capital, Franschhoek. La Residence is situated in the heart of some of the very best wine estates in South Africa. We would suggest enjoying the hotel facilities and views coupled with wine tasting excursions paired with our very best foods.DAY 8, 9 & 10: SAFARI DREAMS AT ROYAL MALEWANE IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARKAfter some incredible food and wine experiences it is time to fly you out to The Kruger National Park for three nights. The Guide will transfer you to Cape Town International for a connecting flight into the Kruger. Royal Malewane is the most ideal destination for complete bush relaxation and some of the best wildlife encounters around. There will be two game drives daily and the added option of getting closer to nature on foot. We couldn’t think of a better destination to spend three nights on safari.DAY 11: DEPARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG After the safari experience it will be time to fly you to Johannesburg well in time for your departure flight out from Johannesburg. OUR FEATURED LEISURE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE: Allow us to show you the very best in leisure shopping while you are here. Cape Town boasts numerous local artists and shopping opportunities, let us take you to all the very best. Your Guide will personally chauffeur you to our top selection. Pervious clients have spoilt themselves with diamond and tanzanite jewellery, gold, art, sculptures, African crafts and even certified loose stones to have set back home. Sip champagne while browsing and trying on all the very best Cape Town has to offer. INTRODUCING TARYN HOGG YOUR GATEWAY TO EXPERIENCING CAPE TOWN & SOUTH AFRICA Taryn‘s enthusiasm and zest for life has translated into multiple attributes as a qualified and experienced guide. Through her travels and work experiences around the world, she has developed the ability to showcase and share her knowledge and expertise with her guests through her passion for South African culture and adventure. Born and bred in South Africa, Taryn radiates everything this beautiful country has to offer, while having the ability to make each guest feel at home and offering experiences of a lifetime. Her love for nature and Cape Town activities has chiselled her knowledge to share her expertise as a qualified guide and a true South African representative. Contact Taryn to Book The Royal Tour ENQUIRE NOW Download our brochure with all the information.DOWNLOAD HOW THE ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS WORK: We know how valuable your time is in South Africa, so we will provide you with the most ideal activities and excursions requested. While we are planning the holiday with you, our expert travel agent will supply you with a full list of Cape Town and Hermanus activities to select from. We will then build it into your itinerary all included and booked well in advance. Your time is precious to us, so we will do our level best to make your experiences ones to remember for a lifetime.LOGISTICS FOR THIS LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE: Your private Guide will meet you upon arrivals and drive you to all the selected hotels and experiences for the Cape Town, Hermanus and Franschhoek section. We then fly you to Kruger National Park where your private safari vehicles will collect you for the safari leg. The final connecting flight from safari will get you to Johannesburg International for your flights out. If you wish to fly in and out from Cape Town, please let us know.