– South Africa –

Tour Details

Explore the magnificence that South Africa has to offer as we journey to Cape Town and surrounding wine country as well as embark on a once-in-a-lifetime safari in the country’s North West Province.

There is little in this life that can match the peaceful serenity of watching the sunset over the African bushveld with a refreshing drink in hand while Zebra, Wildebeest and Elephants quench their thirst at a watering hole mere meters away. Cap it all off in the evening with a crackling fire under the starry sky and local fare prepared fresh over the flames. Moments like these are not soon forgotten. After such bliss, the only logical next step is to venture to one of the world’s greatest wine regions and delight in delicious bottles from the Western Cape. Sip in Stellenbosch, feast in Franschhoek and hone your palate in the Hemel en Aarde valley. Let your eyes revel in the breathtaking views from Chapman’s Peak drive and look out across the vast ocean toward Antartica at the Cape of Good Hope. Spoil your senses at some of the world’s finest restaurants in Cape Town and admire the majestic beauty of Table Mountain, one of earths most iconic natural wonders. This is not just a tour. This is Africa.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All ground transportation to scheduled sites in chauffeured luxury mini-vans
  • Domestic flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • 10 nights in boutique hotels in Cape Town and Stellenbosch
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 13 lunches including one at the fine-dining restaurant La Petite Colombe
  • 4 dinners 
  • Gastronomic meals paired with local wine gems selected by Bruno and Isabelle
  • 3 nights in Madikwe Game Reserve at 5-star Impodimo Game Lodge, fully inclusive
  • 5 guided game drives in Madikwe
  • 12 winery visits + wine tastings
  • Local cooking class with a Malaysian chef in Cape Town
  • Tour to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cable Car to Table Mountain
  • Visit Bo Kaap
  • Cape Town guided tour
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Day drive through the Cape Peninsula: Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Simon’s Town, Boulders Beach, Noordhoek
  •  Sunset cruise towards the Table Bay

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights to Johannesburg and departing from Cape Town.
  • Travel insurance is not included and must be booked and paid separately
  • All meals and activities not mentioned on the tour
  • Gratuities

Cost: $8300*

  • Limited to a maximum of 12 people
  • Subject to exchange rate

* Price per person with double occupancy

* Single supplement: $1700

Dates:

  • Date: March, 7-22, 2025: SOLD OUT

Where will you be staying?

Locations: Impodimo Game Lodge, Noah’s House in Cape Town, Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch, City Lodge in Johannesburg 

Activity level: Relaxing 

ITINERARY:

Day 0: USA TO SOUTH AFRICA

Board your United Airlines flight and start counting down to arrival.

Day 1: Arrive in Cape town

Welcome to the Mother City! Disembark the plane and hop into our chauffeured van to the historic town of Stellenbosch. 

Day 2: Cape Town Wine Region

Begin your journey of discovering the South African wine scene as we head to some of the country’s most iconic producers.

Day 3: Stellenbosch Wine Region

With your newfound knowledge of South African wine, we’ll head to one side of Stellenbosch  for a deeper dive into why this region has garnered such a stellar reputation in the world of wine.

Day 4: Stellenbosch WIne Region

Today we cross over the other side of Stellenbosch. After today, you can count yourself well versed in the differentiation between growing areas.

Day 5: Franschhoek Wine Region

With Stellenbosch under your belt, we drive over the Helshoogte pass and make our way to the culinary capital of South Africa: Franschhoek. This is where the French Huguenots settled in South Africa and assisted with the country’s wine renaissance. We’ll visit some incredible wineries and enjoy lunch at one of South Africa’s most famous restaurants. 

Day 6: Hermanus Wine Region

There is beauty throughout the Western Cape like nowhere else in the world. Today you’ll experience that firsthand as we take a drive to the town of Hermanus and meander up the Hemel en Aarde (literally translated to “Heaven and Earth”) wine route. We’ll also stop by the Stony Point Penguin Colony to see one of the largest breeding colonies of African Penguins in the world! 

Day 7: Cape town

A day to explore the Mother City! Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, level up your kitchen skills with a cooking class in the picturesque Bo-Kaap, and stop by the V&A Waterfront to take in the sights and sounds of the harbor and pick up some souvenirs for friends and family back home.

Day 8: The cape Peninsula

All the pictures you’ve seen of Cape Town and surrounds will come alive today. We’re taking today to journey through the Cape Peninsula around False Bay, Muizenberg Beach, Fish Hoek, Simon’s Town and Noordhoek.

Day 9: CApe of Good Hope

Make sure your camera is ready and your shoes are comfortable because today we’re headed to the most south-western point of the African continent! We’ll be visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where the Indian and Atlantic oceans slam into each other and make for some of the world’s most awe-inspiring backdrops.

Day 10: Cape Town-Johannesburg

Start the day on a relaxing note with a casual stroll through Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, followed by a winery visit before boarding a short two hour flight to Johannesburg. We’ll stay the night here at City Lodge before embarking on our journey to the African Bushveld.

Day 11: Madikwe Game Reserve

Arrive at Madikwe Private Game Reserve and get ready for some life changing experiences. We’ll head out on a safari today, with more to come. 

Day 12: Madikwe Game Reserve

Continue your bush adventure today with two guided game drives through the reserve. Use your down time to brush up on local bird life and animal tracks (“spoor”).

Day 13: Madikwe Game Reserve

Use what you learned yesterday to become the best spotter on the game vehicle today. We have two final guided game drives and hopefully you’ll be able to cross of each one of the elusive Big Five!

Day 14: Johannesburg

It’s time to pack up and head to the airport. Board the plane home and start planning your next trip back to the Rainbow Nation.

Day 15: Portland

Arrive back in the USA.

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