Cape Town, the Garden Route & Winelands - Solo Traveller incl. Dubai extension
- Explore stunning South Africa on this 10-night guided solo traveller holiday, with a stopover in Dubai.
- Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room.
- Discover Cape Town with a city tour & cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.
- Search for the “Big 5” on a Full Day Safari in Aquila Private Game Reserve
- Visit Robben Island on a half-day tour and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.
- Encounter African Penguins on a full-day excursion to the Cape Peninsula.
- Drive the scenic “Garden Route” to discover stunning scenery, historic towns & unspoilt landscape.
- Savour the flavours of the Stellenbosch region with a full day wine tour.
- This holiday includes 10 nights in South Africa with a total of 4 lunches, and 6 dinners at hotels or local restaurants.
- Explore cosmopolitan Dubai during an independent stopover with 2 days and 3 nights at your leisure.
- Enjoy a 3-night stay in Dubai with bed and breakfast included.
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Your Guided Solo Traveller Holiday To South Africa with a stopover in Dubai
Embark on a journey through the vibrant tapestry of South Africa with us, a nation adorned with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and rich natural wonders. This solo traveller adventure will lead us through the dynamic city of Cape Town, one of the country's capital gems. Ascend Table Mountain via cable car for panoramic views, delve into the history of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No South African odyssey is complete without a safari, and in Aquila Private Game Reserve, we may encounter the famed 'Big 5'. Our route leads us along the Garden Route, treating us to the awe-inspiring Outeniqua Mountain Pass and the wildlife wonders of Featherbed Nature Reserve. A grand finale awaits in Stellenbosch, where we indulge in the art of wine tasting.
And, to add a dash of extra allure, our South African solo traveller holiday concludes with a three-day stay in Dubai, allowing you to unwind and explore the city at your leisure.
- Outbound and return flights will be via Dubai.
Activity Level: Busy
Travel To Cape Town South Africa
Depart To Cape Town
We begin our adventure as we depart for Cape Town.
We Have Arrived In Cape Town
Cape Town Highlights & Table Mountain
On arrival in Cape Town, we meet with our local guide and transfer by coach to our hotel. After we uncover some of Cape Town’s highlights. Let the holiday begin!
Table Mountain Tour & Dinner
Let's visit to one of South Africa’s most famous and iconic landmarks, Table Mountain (weather permitting). During a short cable car ride up the mountain, we take in spectacular views of Cape Town, and on a clear day we can see as far as False Bay, including Robben Island and the Devil's Peak. Next, we discover the vibrant cultures and history of this city on a guided tour taking in the Malay Quarter, Green Market Square, District Six and a walk through the Company Gardens. After, we enjoy a scenic city tour passing the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, and a visit to Cape Castle, one of the oldest surviving buildings in South Africa.
This evening, let’s get together and enjoy a welcome dinner at a nearby local restaurant or in your hotel. Your guide will advise locally.
Experience A "Big 5" Safari At Aquila Game Reserve
Discover South Africa's Wildlife On Safari
Get ready to experience an African safari! We transfer in the morning to Aquila Private Game Reserve for our safari experience. The reserve is home to a variety of game, including the "Big 5": lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant.
Before we discover the big 5 we savour some lunch (included) at Aquila.
Fall in love with Africa’s wildlife! Cameras ready for action, as we experience an African safari in our open safari vehicle. Let's sit back, relax and soak up the majestic scenery in search of animals, the safari will take approximately two hours.
After our drive we return back to Cape Town city, and the rest of the evening is at leisure to relax more after our adventure.
Discover Robben Island On An Excursion
Experience Robben Island
Let's experience more as we set off on another adventure. Weather permitting, we catch the boat from the Victoria & Alfred waterfront, out to Robben Island famed for where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, approximately 90 minutes away.
Robben Island is located almost 7km off the coast in Table Bay. Today the island is a UNESCO world heritage site and a living museum, welcoming thousands of visitors every year. Uncover the dark history of this prison on a guided tour of the island and museum, before returning to the mainland.
Discover Cape Town At Leisure
We enjoy the afternoon at leisure to further explore Cape. Our expert guide will be happy to tell us of further places of interest.
Later we get together for an authentic African dinner and entertainment tonight, at a local restaurant (included).
Boulders Beach, Penguins And Cape Point
Cape Point Guided Excursion
Today we experience more on a full day guided excursion to the Cape Peninsula, and take in more of the beautiful scenery. We travel along the Atlantic seaboard with its white beaches and rugged mountains to Hout Bay. If open, we continue to Chapman’s Peak Drive, renowned as one of the most scenic roadways in the world.
Let's see more with a stop at Cape Point Nature Reserve; the tip of the Cape Peninsula that has captivated people for centuries with its dramatic scenery.
As we make our way back to Cape Town, we drive along the False Bay coast, with the option of visiting the colony of rare African Penguins at Boulders beach. We will also pass through the naval village of Simon's Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg.
Lunch is included today.
Enjoy a final evening in Cape Town at leisure.
Depart Cape Town And Transfer To Arniston
Transfer By Coach To Arniston
We pack our bags and depart Cape Town by coach and transfer to the tranquil little fishing village of Arniston (approximately 216km). Arniston is also known as Waenhuiskrans ("wagon shelter cliff"), a low tide sea cave resembling the structures used by settlers to house their oxen and wagons. This picturesque seaside village, Arniston is an attraction for artists, and photographers for its rolling sand dunes, blue sea, and cliffs.
At Leisure In Arniston
We arrive in the late afternoon, let's settle in before getting to know our surroundings. The coastline is a perfect invitation for a long walk and photography.
Let's get together and enjoy dinner (included) at our hotel tonight.
Excursion To Hermanus
This morning we transfer by coach to Hermanus. Along the way we will have the opportunity to stop at Cape Agulhas Lighthouse ( for 2024), situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. Hermanus is rich in scenic beauty and is one of the whale-watching capitals of the world, with sightings most common from June to October. Enjoy some free time to explore the town’s attractions, including a selection of galleries, fashion boutiques, jewellery shops and (subject to opening hours) the Old Harbour Museum, with informative displays and a suspended skeleton of a whale.
Lunch is included today.
In the late afternoon we return by coach back to Arniston after discovering the highlights of Hermanus.
Relax More In Arniston
The rest of our evening is at leisure to relax more and soak up our surroundings.
Transfer By Coach To Knysna
Full Day Transfer To Knysna
This morning we depart Arniston and transfer to the coastal town of Knysna, taking in spectacular mountain sights while driving through the Outeniqua Mountain Pass (approximately 392km).
Let's experience more on this scenic drive with photo and rest stops along the way, for this full day transfer; sit back relax and soak up the scenery.
Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best-known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the lagoon. The mouth of the lagoon is guarded by two promontories known as 'The Heads'.
Knysna At Leisure
We have arrived in Knysna! We enjoy the rest of our afternoon at leisure, sit back relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Our guide will be happy to make recommendations for local activities.
We get together tonight for dinner (included) at our hotel.
Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion
See More Of Knysna
Let's experience more of fascinating Knysna with a visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we will travel by ferry across the Knysna Lagoon. The reserve lies on the unspoilt western head of Knysna and we will travel in 4x4 vehicles to see heavenly views plus beautiful flora and fauna. For those with a bit of energy there is the option to take a downhill walk; don't forget to bring your camera and good sturdy walking shoes. We savour more, with a buffet lunch out underneath a canopy of Milkwood trees. Lunch is included today.
After our guided excursion, we return to our hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.
Note: Please note your visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve is subject to weather conditions. If possible, another attempt will be made and/or an alternative excursion organised. Our guide will reconfirm the arrangements locally.
Transfer To the Winelands - Franschhoek
Coach Transfer To Franschhoek
We depart Knysna and venture into the heart of the famous Cape Winelands as we transfer by coach to Franschhoek (approximately 458km).
Franschhoek is famous for its superb Cape wines, rugged mountains, fertile valleys, and Cape Dutch architecture.
We have arrived! Let's unpack and settle in for the evening. Relax more and soak up the serene setting.
Let's get together and enjoy dinner at our hotel (included tonight at our hotel).
Discover Stellenbosch & Wine Regions
Experience Local Wine Region & Stellenbosch
See more, on a scenic and historic drive through the local wine regions. On our guided tour we discover the well-known town of Stellenbosch, not far from Franschhoek, with its tree lined streets and historical architecture. We uncover more about this picturesque town during a visit to the Stellenbosch Museum, with exhibits representing different periods of the town’s history.
After, we enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) before we uncover more of this spellbinding region.
Let's experience more and savour some specially selected wines during a wine tasting and fun game of wine blending.
Let’s enjoy our final evening together, dinner is included tonight.
Fly From Cape Town To Dubai
We say a fond farewell to South Africa as we transfer to Cape Town and fly to Dubai.
We Have Arrived In Dubai
We have arrived in Dubai. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Spend three nights in Dubai on a bed and breakfast basis.
*Please note: Your extension in Dubai will be on an individual basis rather than as part of a group and that guide services are not included for this part of the tour.
Dubai At Leisure
Experience Dubai at your leisure for the next two full days. Enjoy an independent stay in Dubai, a cosmopolitan city where the traditional and contemporary meet. There is much to discover in Dubai from Mosques, shopping, and the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city, or you could relax on the beach.
Fly From Dubai To Home
Transfer to Dubai Airport for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.