Explore South Africa from the Winelands to a Big 5 Safari

Explore South Africa from the Winelands to a Big 5 Safari

5,340.00

SOUTH AFRICA

This 10-day trip is the perfect balance between culture, wine and culinary delights, and a sensational safari experience in South Africa.

from $5,340 pp    10 Days/9 Nights     $534/Day

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EXPLORE SOUTH AFRICA FROM THE WINELANDS TO A BIG 5 SAFARI

CAPE TOWN | FRANSCHHOEK | SABI SAND RESERVE

While it can be tempting to focus your time in South Africa on the wildlife, there is so much more to see. This 10-day trip is the perfect balance between culture, wine and culinary delights, and safari.

 

Yes, you can have it all, and that’s exactly how we’ve designed this week and a half itinerary through some of South Africa’s best! We take you from the bustling urban scene in Cape Town’s Heritage Square to the serene beauty of the Franschhoek region, where the world-famous winelands roll across the hillsides beneath steep and arid mountain ridges. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors here before journeying on to safari just outside of Kruger National Park. Join top-notch guides on daily game drives to look for the Big 5—lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino, and relax at the end of each day in your plushly appointed suite. The only thing we can’t guarantee after 10 days is that you’ll have your fill of South Africa.  

Please note that the listed rates are based on two travelers and can change depending on the time of year.

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Days 1-3

EXPLORE CAPE TOWN FROM HERITAGE SQUARE

CAPE HERITAGE

Kick off this 10-day trip with a three night stay at Cape Heritage Hotel in Cape Town’s fashionable and vibrant Heritage Square. This area dates back to the eighteenth century, and it’s history is apparent in every corner. You’ll enjoy exploring the area on foot to check out it’s many hidden gems and restaurants, and relaxing beneath South Africa’s oldest known fruit-bearing grapevine right in the courtyard of the Cape Heritage. There’s plenty of activities to choose from while staying in Cape Town! You might enjoy culinary experiences at famed restaurants like Babylonstoren, shopping at the local markets, or taking the day to go wine tasting in Stellenbosch. We would love to help you plan ahead to make your three days in the Cape just as jam-packed or chilled out as you like!

 
 
 

Days 4-5

TAKE THE TIME TO EXPERIENCE FRANSCHHOEK

LEEU HOUSE

The sensational Leelu House in South Africa’s Franschhoek region offers a wonderful complement to the previous several days in Cape Town. You’ll get to spend two nights here to fully soak in the beauty of the winelands area, balancing your tastings with bike rides (mountain or road), hikes, and perhaps a spa visit or day by the pool to cap off the ultimate winelands visit. Ultra luxurious rooms offer modern and sophisticated touches to the Dutch architecture of Leeu, making the perfect contemporary outpost for you to base your explorations.

 
 
 

Days 6-10

GO ON SAFARI IN FAMOUS SABI SAND RESERVE

ARATHUSA SAFARI LODGE

Located within Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park, Arathusa Safari Lodge is a wonderful place to experience safari for beginners and Big 5 experts alike. You’ll get to enjoy four nights here as the grand finale of your South Africa experience, going on daily game drives and getting as close as possible to the incredible wildlife that call this area home. Keep an eye out for leopard—the Sabi Sand area is famous for sightings! The guides at Arathusa have a wonderful personal touch and know much about the resident animals—you’re sure to enjoy their stories and knowledge during your drives. With only 13 suites, you’ll get to kick back in blissful solitude after your time on safari. Indulge in an outdoor shower, read a book on your private verandah, or draw yourself a bubble bath. The food, service, and community involvement programs round out your stay at Arathusa to complete a perfect GO safari experience that will have you counting down the days until your next visit to this wonderful country!  

 
 

WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

 
  • Hang out in the historical Heritage Square in Cape Town

  • Spend a dedicated part of your stay in the often overlooked winelands of Cape Town in Franschhoek

  • Mountain bike, hike, and go wine tasting

  • Spend the second half of your trip on safari next to Kruger National Park at private Sabi Sand Reserve

  • Look for leopards, the animal this region is famous for

  • Indulge in the relaxing aspects of safari life, such as your outdoor shower and spa treatments

 
 

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