South Africa At A Glance

The majesty of South Africa never ceases to amaze our guests. As every one of them have before, there is no doubt in our mind you too will fall under its spell.

9 Nights

3 Home Bases

3 Destinations

From USD 4,799 per person

One of our flagship journey, this adventure takes you through the incredible sites of Cape Town and its region (including one of the oldest wine regions in the world) and the world-famous Kruger National Park where your safari experience is one to be remembered for a lifetime.

You will be pampered in our Cape Town Villa, our Winelands estate and our luxury tented camp while being hosted by our very own CEO, who has been calling South Africa home for the past two years. Your experience will include local and international culinary flavors, and of course, incredible wines.

 

Journeys

Land dates, room options and rates

African Summer edition25 Feb 2019 - 06 Mar 2019
  • Deluxe rooms $5799
African Fall edition07 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
  • Deluxe Rooms $4799

Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travellers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $2199.


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African Summer edition
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

A Country of Contrasts

But what else do you call a place where you could happily slalom between penguins waddling on the Cape and lions stalking the bushveld, cinematic coastal switchbacks and burnt Kalahari sand, the oldest wine industry outside Europe and cutting edge fusion cuisine?

Cape Town, always first!

You really can’t overstate the case for visiting Cape Town. First, there’s the in-your-face beauty of a craggy mountain range that drops precipitously into a glittering sea, its flanks carpeted in green. Then there’s the pristine white beaches lapped by – it must be said – a chilly Atlantic, their curves defined by giant granite boulders to bake on, and burbling mountain streams in dappled forests.

The Big Five of course

That's lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino, in case you weren't sure. And then there's hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkats, wild dogs, kudu, hyena and ostrich. All free-roaming in one national park, where luxury tenting awaits!

And then there is the wine!

There are more than 150 cellars in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, both part of the Winelands region (45 minutes away from Cape Town). There, you can also explore art galleries, sip more wine and sample local dishes in gracious Cape Dutch estates

ITINERARY

All activities are optional in attendance

Day 1: Welcome to Cape Town

After being transferred to your villa by our private driver, enjoy a 3-course dinner, with wine pairings, at the remarkable Silo hotel located on the famous waterfront.

Day 2: Cape Town: Bo Kaap - Table Mountain

This morning, we start with a short drive to Bo Kaap, the ancient Muslim slave district of Cape town, famous around the world for its colorful homes. There, our local chef introduces you to her Cape Malay cuisine. We continue with a ride on the cable car to one of the 7th new wonders of the world: Table Mountain. Our day ends back at the villa where our chef has prepared a 3-course dinner with wine pairings.

Day 3: Cape Town

This morning is at leisure. Discover, with our recommendations, the sites and sounds of Cape Town, including its fort and its botanical gardens. Avid of thrills? Ask us about environmental friendly shark diving or whale watching. Or simply enjoy a relaxing morning at the villa, overlooking the ocean. This afternoon, we take you to discover 2 local micro-breweries before heading back to the villa where dinner is served by our chef. Bikes and other activities may also be arranged for our guests enjoying outdoors.

Day 4: Cape Peninsula - Cape of Good Hope

This whole day activity is a circle a Table Mountain National Park. We start with a stop in the eclectic seaside town of Kaulk Bay. We then continue to the Penguin colony, where we are given a chance to walk among them (sighting not guaranteed for that part). Our journey then takes us to Cape of Good Hope, said to the the most southern point in Africa. We end with a stop at a winery in Constantia and a drive through Chapman's peak for sunset. Tonight, Mikael takes you to his favorite restaurant in town.

Day 5: Winelands

This morning, the wine fairy meets us in the winelands for a day to be remembered. After carefully selecting 2-3 wineries based on our guests preferences, we start a fun and incredible wine tour in an incredible setting. For lunch, we have prepared for you a picnic in the vineyard. Tonight is at leisure and dining recommendations in town will be provided, or simply enjoy your wine farm with an in-house traditional dinner.

Day 6: Franschhoek

This morning is at leisure. Several activities will be suggested, including biking, more wine tasting or spa treatments. This afternoon, we have organized a horseback riding excursion for you, with wine tasting, of course. Tonight, our chef has prepared yet another incredible culinary experience, paired with local wines of your choice.

Day 7: Kruger National Park

Our journey to Kruger National park begins. After a short flight to Kruger, our team greets you and whisks you away to your luxury tented lodge for 3 nights (for the June departure, accommodations will be luxury huts). Your first game drive starts on arrival, followed by a sundowner and a 3-course dinner.

Day 8: Kruger National Park

2 game drives as well as optional activities (walking safaris, massages).

Day 9: Kruger National Park

2 game drives as well as optional activities (walking safaris, massages).

Day 10: The end of your journey

This morning, you are transferred to the local airport here you catch a flight to your internal gateway. Why not extend to the beautiful Victoria Falls? Or how about a different kind of safari, in Botswana's Okavango Delta? Let our journey curators design the perfect extension for you.

OUR HOME BASES

Molenvliet Wine Farm

Nestled on the banks of the Banghoekrivier, known as the heart of the Stellenbosch Wine country, you will find MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards.

MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards is a boutique Wine and Guest Estate with panoramic views of the breath-taking surrounding Mountains and Vineyards. The boutique 14-hectare Wine Estate, produces some of the finest wines, focussing on quality instead of quantity.

The luxury accommodation offers a 5* offering and captures the magnificent views of the Vineyards, Mountains, River and the well-established gardens from almost anywhere on the Estate.

It is easy to see why MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards is ranked as one of the top Wedding and Accommodation destinations in the world. Managed by a skilled and well-trained team driven to provide excellent quality service, MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyard offers a truly memorable experience for every occasion.

24 on Geneva

This exceptional ultramodern villa is at its finest. It boats has a luxury design with new contemporary interiors that work great with the natural lighting that showcase the stunning Art Deco as well as the breathtaking panoramic mountain and ocean views surrounding the property.

The property has 5 ensuite bedrooms (including a rooftop suite with a private terrace and jacuzzi) as well as a large 1 bedroom Studio loft. It is only a 5-minute walk to beautiful Camps Bay, its beaches and nightlife.

Each level enjoy a spectacular ocean & mountain views from sunset to sundown.

Hamilton’s Tented Camp

This Tented Camp is a special well-kept secret in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park offering you a colonial style safari experience with luxurious tented lodgings – taking you back in time to an era long forgotten.

This romantic Kruger Park camp accommodates couples in 6 magnificently appointed safari tents overlooking the Nwatswitsonto River. The main tent is an impressive structure with elegant lines and an open sided lounge and dining area opening onto a wide, spacious deck shaded by huge Jackalberry trees overlooking the dry river bed. It is comfortably furnished and is accentuated with antiques and 19th century objects d’art creating a feeling of having traveled back in history.

Situated in central Kruger Park, the camp is home to a diverse population of wildlife including Wild Dogs, Lions, Leopards and Hyenas which are all frequently spotted. Being completely remote and far away from the crowds, this is the one place where you can get away from it all with a total sense of tranquility.

THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES

9 Nights

9 nights at three different properties, in deluxe rooms (or suite in Cape Town and the Winelands should this option be selected)

18 Meals

9 traditional breakfasts 8 dinners at the villa with wine 5 lunches to include one picnic and one with your cooking class

10 +Activities

2 privately guided tours in Cape Town 1 privately guided tour of the winelands, with wine tastings Horseback riding in the winelands 6 Game drives/safaris 1 cooking class Micro-brewery tours and tastings

As well as...

Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides and rangers All taxes

GOOD TO KNOW

No visa is required for US, Canadian and European citizens to enter South Africa South Africa is Malaria free. No vaccinations are required to enter or attend safaris. However, we do recommend Malaria pills and for guests with weaker immune systems, to update their Hepatitis B and C shots. All listed activities are optional in attendance Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement. International flight may be arranged through Art In Voyage Travel insurance is recommended Price is based on a double occupancy. A single supplement will apply for solo travelers. Space is limited to 8 guests

HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?

Victoria Falls, Botswana or even Mozambique or Zanzibar. All under two hours away by flight from Johannesburg. Ask one of our experts to find the perfect African extension beyond South Africa.

WHY TRAVEL WITH US?

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FINEPRINT

All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

A refundable deposit* of $2500 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 120 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $2199.

Your final balance is due 120 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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