What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners & a wine-tasting session
    12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners & a wine-tasting session
  • 12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels & a luxury safari lodge
    12 nights based on sharing twin rooms in boutique hotels & a luxury safari lodge
  • All activities, from seal-swimming to surfing, included. Flash Pack guide
    All activities, from seal-swimming to surfing, included. Flash Pack guide
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Private minibus, safari jeep & airport pickup any time on day 1
    Private minibus, safari jeep & airport pickup any time on day 1

Abseil down Table Mountain and paddle-board the shimmering horizon of the Cape Peninsula. Say hi to beach penguins, whale-watch in Hermanus and go swimming with seals in Plettenberg Bay. Learn to surf in Knysna Lagoon, and hop through the vineyards of Stellenbosch (with wine tasting along the way). Bed down in boutique hotels with beautiful pools, and end the trip at a luxury safari lodge – complete with open-top game drives across the African savannah

 

Animal-lovers and daredevils alike, listen up; this is the escape you have been waiting for. Forget holidays where the only thing wild is the dodgy nightlife, this is one nature-brimming adventure. We’re talking safaris in open-top jeeps, wild animals roaming the stunning savannah and the chance to swim in Plettenberg Bay with super-friendly seals (dolphins are yesterday’s news). Whether you are whale-watching on the sparkling coastline of Hermanus or admiring a pride of lions on the grassy plains of Addo Elephant National Park, there is something for everyone in this amazingly diverse country. Adrenaline junkies should also take heart, because our South Africa getaway is overflowing with thrills and challenges. Surf the shimmering waves of Knysna Lagoon and abseil down the mighty Table Mountain,  with optional shark cage diving and bungee-jumping for those of you feeling brave. We’ll knock back stellar South African wine in rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch, sip sundowners in Camps Bay and marvel at the moving history of Robben Island. This, all with a side helping of boutique hotels, luxury safari lodges and the beautiful scenery of the Garden Route to admire along the way. Sound like your cup of Rooibos? The sunbathing penguins of Cape Town are waiting for you (on a white sandy beach it just so happens…)

 

The Flash Pack promise

Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.

  • Abseil down Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain, after hiking to the summit
  • Stay in a luxury safari lodge, with open-top game drives and bush walks
  • Learn to surf in the sheltered bay of Knysna Lagoon
  • Paddle-board across the shimmering Cape Peninsula
  • Swim alongside lively seals in Plettenberg Bay
  • Whale-watch on the Hermanus coast and meet the penguins of Boulder's Beach
  • Go vineyard-hopping in Stellenbosch, and sample delicious South African wine
  • Bed down at a series of boutique hotels with swimming pools and epic views

Itinerary

Day 1: New country, new friends, new adventure

Take a private transfer to your harbour hotel (with swimming pool and spa) and head to Camps Bay for sunset cocktails with your new guide and Flashpacker crew. Tuck into a welcome dinner on the waterfront

 

Touch down in South Africa and prepare for one epic fortnight. Your transfer awaits to whisk you off to your harbour-front hotel, where it’s time for you solo travellers to unite for a friendly meet and greet. You’ll also meet your guide, who’ll be the source of all South African wisdom during your trip. Check out the hotel facilities, including a courtyard pool and spa treatment rooms. At 7pm, we’ll head to the super-trendy hub of Camps Bay for sunset cocktails at a cool local bar, toasting the adventure that is to come. From here, we’ll move onto a beach-side restaurant for dinner on the waterfront, looking out to views of the mountain you’ll be conquering tomorrow…

 

For any adrenaline junkies who fancy going face to face with some great whites, we offer optional shark cage diving a day before the adventure starts. Just remember to include this when you pay your deposit. The cost includes an airport transfer, one night in the Cape Town hotel and a very early start the following morning to find some Great Whites!

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Flash Pack group in South Africa

Cheers your fellow Flashpackers with sunset drinks

Salute the awesome city of Cape Town

Check into your harbour-front hotel

That swimming pool looks pretty inviting

Soak in the shimmering waterfront

Table Mountain towers over the city

Gaze upon the behemoth you'll conquer tomorrow!

Feast on a beach-front dinner in Camps Bay

Day 2: Bear Grylls, eat your heart out

Trek up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain – 1,086 metres above sea level – and drink in epic views of the city from the top. Then, harness up to abseil part of the way back down, in a heart-racing dose of adventure. Celebrate your courage with a night out in Cape Town

 

Conquering the flat-topped heights of Table Mountain is on today’s agenda. This flat-topped beauty is one of South Africa’s most iconic landmarks, and looms majestically 1,086 metres above sea level. While you could cheat and take the cable car (a mere five-minute ride), hiking offers a more visceral experience. There are a number of different routes up and the ascent is straight-forward, if rather steep. But the trek is worth every puff of breath when you see the incredible view of Cape Town and beyond at the top, either set against a dazzling blue sky on a clear day – or a “tablecloth” of moody storm clouds if not.   Take in the breath-taking panorama, then harness up because we’re abseiling down a portion of the mountain. It’s an exhilarating, heart-racing experience, but the horizon stretching views and amazing photos more than make up for those leg trembles (click here to read about fitness levels on Flash Pack adventures). Once you’re safely back to sea level (with help from the cable car), spend the evening soaking up the vibrant nightlife of Cape Town…you climbed a mountain today, go crazy.

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Abseiling Table Mountain in Cape Town

Fancy abseiling down Table Mountain?

Get that adrenaline well and truly pumping

You'll be inching off the top of Cape Town's iconic landmark

The views across the city are spectacular

Day 3: Paddle-boarding and penguin pals

Paddle-board across the shimmering blue horizon of the Cape Peninsula, before grabbing some beach-side lunch. Then, pop by a local cove to see penguins hang out in their natural habitat. Spend the evening crawling the cool bars of Cape Town

 

Wake up feeling awesome; another day of exploring South Africa awaits. Today, we’re embracing the ocean with a Cape Peninsula foray. We kick off with some stand-up paddle boarding in one of the most stunning locations imaginable. Glide across the shimmering sea like a pro. Or, if you can’t quite master it, falling into the turquoise waves really isn’t so bad. After some beach-side lunch, it’s time to get friendly with some locals – and it just so happens that they’re PENGUINS. On a beach. No big deal. And we’re heading to a secluded beach to admire them in all the sandy glory of their natural habitat. Then after befriending these sunbathing penguins, spend this evening hitting up Cape Town’s on-point bar scene with your Flash Pack pals.

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Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Set sail across the Cape Peninsula

Meet Cape Town's rowdiest residents

They're hanging out on Boulders Beach

See these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat

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Savour the wide blue skies with a spot of stand-up paddle-boarding

Paddle boarding in Cape Town

There's no finer way of soaking in the landscape

Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Get top tips from expert instructors

Catch some rays on the friendly waterfront

Paddle Boarding SUP in South Africa

Stop for a moment to relish the views

Important notes

Fly into: Cape Town International Airport

Fly out of: Port Elizabeth International Airport

It is best to arrive into Cape Town before 4pm if possible and at the end of your adventure you can book your flight home from Port Elizabeth at any time.

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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