Planning our itinerary for February/March and would appreciate any advice. We are hiring a self-drive car. We arrive in Cape Town on 17 Feb and leave Cape Town on 7 March so we have 18 nights in total. Travelling with my husband. Both in 60s.
2 nights Capetown on arrival staying An African Villa.
3 nights Franschoek in La Petite Ferme
2 nights Outdshoorn
Maybe need to stay a night on the way?
3 nights Blaauwbosh Nature Reserve? or other recommended
Return on N2 highway back to Capetown via:
Natures Valley (Tranquility Lodge/Plateau Country House?
Wilderness (Porcupine Pie Lodge?)
Swellendam - Rotman Manor? want to visit de Hoop Bird Sanctuary
Work our way back to Cape Town and wonder if it is worth taking in Hermanus as there will be no whales.
Will probably stay in Cape Town for our last night and take in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on our last day.
We like a mixture of luxury and really good B & Bs all in quiet location. We like walking, birding, wildlife, nature and are not mad on beach. We like good food and wine but want to avoid anywhere too large and touristy.
Any recommendations or suggestions would be most welcome.