You can easily combine a stay on one of our houseboats with a number of other Southern Africa safari options. Below are a few suggestions that tie in perfectly with a stay stay on board a houseboat within the Zambezi Queen Collection.
Cape Town with a Zambezi Queen Collection Houseboat Stay (5/6 nights)
While a longer journey is always an unforgettable experience, a short, quality break often stands out in your memory. So too will a combination of a stay on board one of our luxury houseboats combined with a three night stay at a luxurious Mantis property in Cape Town.
Your journey starts in Constantia, the oldest and most beautiful wine valley in the Cape. Constantia is unique in that it falls within the city limits of Cape Town, which means you’re in wine country but still within easy reach of the vibrant city centre, beaches, exquisite dining and some of the world’s most beautiful sightseeing.
A three-night stay at The Last Word in Constantia is all about indulging in elegant and spacious comfort with attention to detail. Set amid lush gardens with the mountain range as your backdrop, the sparkling pool is irresistible.
In the spirit of true luxury, all beverages are included with your stay, including local wine and premium spirits as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Dinners, lunches and high teas are attainable by prior arrangement while an in-house chauffeur service is available for airport transfers and tailored tours. Make the most of your time in Cape Town by exploring the surrounding area with its many highlights. The city’s vibrant pulse is best experienced in the city centre, where friendly flower sellers will sell you a bunch of indigenous Proteas. Nearby, take a stroll between the stalls of the famous Greenmarket Square, or walk through the Company Gardens and the colourful Malay Quarter.
Out of the city centre, take a daytrip to discover the delights of the Cape Peninsula with a trip to Cape Point. Call en-route at scenic Hout Bay for a boat trip to Seal Colony and explore Simons Town’s historical naval base. If fauna and flora is your thing, you’re in the right place – the fynbos vegetation will delight and there’s a good chance you’ll see baboons, bontebok, ostriches, the abundant birdlife and, in the right season, Southern Right Whales. Don’t miss a visit to Kirstenbosch Gardens, where you’re guaranteed to leave more connected to nature than before.
No visit to Cape Town can ever be complete without exploring the picturesque winelands towns that surround the city. Outside of Constantia, there are three towns that make up the Western Cape Winelands: Stellenbosch with its tree-lined streets, historical architecture and alfresco cafes, Franschhoek with its quaint town centre and endless mountain vistas, and Paarl, the “pearl of the Cape” and home of the Afrikaans language. Sample some of the finest wines in the world at selected wine estates, or join a cellar tour to get the inside track.
On your last day in Cape Town, you’ll be met and chauffeured to Cape Town International Airport for your connecting flight to Kasane, where you’ll board one of the luxury houseboats within the Zambezi Queen Collection.