South Africa At A Glance
Spring Edition

Cape Town, the Winelands & Kruger National Park
September 07 - 16, 2023
9 Nights
Starting at $6,952 /person

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3 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
8
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
3 Home bases
4 Destinations
Group size : 8
TABLE MOUNTAIN: Day 1 of the 'Taste of South Africa' journey hosted by Art in Voyage
Bo Kaap, Day 3 of the 'Taste of South Africa' Curated Journey, hosted by Art In Voyage
Taste of South Africa
Taste of South Africa: Luxury Culinary Journey from Cape Town to Kruger National Park. Discover South Africa's Food & Wine Culture
South Africa Luxury Vacation Package

Cape Town’s stunning location between the mountains and the deep blue sea is matched only by its cosmopolitan joys. The culture and cuisine offer a unique taste of the Mother City’s delights. In the Winelands, our very own wine expert introduces you to the world-famous wine of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. There, the wineries have breath-taking vine-laden landscape backdrops. Many of them are historical farms with beautiful Cape Dutch manors houses, gardens, hotels, and fine-dining restaurants. Lastly, embark on a memorable and unbeatable safari at our private luxury tented camp. Tick off Big Five and experience much more classic South African wildlife.

What is Included

Nights
4 nights at our 5 star property in Cape Town

2 nights in our luxury Wine Hotel in Stellenbosch

3 nights at the luxury Hamilton Tented Camp in Kruger
Meals
9 traditional breakfasts

6 dinners, including 3 on safari

5 lunches, including 3 on safari
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

Micro-brewery tours and Gin tastings
And More
Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger

Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides and rangers

All taxes

Highlights

A Country of Contrasts

From waddling penguins to stalking lions, and coastlines to bushveld, revel in the unique contrasts that South Africa boasts. A mere one-hour drive takes you from the vibrant city center of Cape Town to the lush, mountainous Cape Winelands region. Experience the oldest wine industry outside of Europe, and fusion cuisine all in one country. Join us in discovering the diversity of landscapes, people, cuisine and culture within South Africa.

Cape Town, First!

Picture a craggy mountain range peppered with green, that drops into the cool Atlantic ocean. Envisage pristine white sand beaches, lapped by the Atlantic, and adorned with giant granite boulders. Visualize forests dappled with burbling streams, and lofty trees. Your Art In Voyage hosts share with you their hidden-gem discoveries around Cape Town as well as the more known of must-sees such as colorful Bo Kaap and the majestic Table Mountain.

The Big Five

Roaming in one national park, you will spot an incredible variety of wildlife. Embark on thrilling game drives through the Kruger National Park tracking down The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo), hippo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, meerkat, kudu, hyena, and ostrich, just to name a few. Nestled in the bushveld, your luxurious private tented camp awaits you with a welcoming ambiance.

And then there is the Wine!

There are more than 150 cellars in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, both part of the Cape Winelands region (45 minutes away from Cape Town). Franschhoek, meaning “French Corner”, will impress you with not only superb wines, but also some of the finest art galleries in South Africa, gracious Cape Dutch estates, and exquisite cuisine.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Cape Town

Day 1- Welcome to Cape Town

Day 1 : Welcome to Cape Town

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After being transported to our host property by our private driver, unpack and relax. We have set aside a one-hour spa treatment (included) to help with the jet lag. Late afternoon, we will walk a short distance to the famous V&A Waterfront to visit the African Modern Art museum and enjoy the sunset on top of the remarkable Silo Hotel. A 3-course dinner, with wine pairings in a private and eclectic Silo Hotel dining room, will end the evening.

Bo Kaap & Table Mountain

Day 2- Bo Kaap & Table Mountain

Day 2 : Bo Kaap & Table Mountain

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This morning, we will meet our local certified guide for a history and culture tour, which will include a stop at the colorful Bo Kaap district. After a traditional Cape Malay lunch, we will travel up the iconic Table Mountain in a cable car. The mountain is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and offers panoramic views of the peninsula. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner with our recommendations.

Markets, Gin & More

Day 3- Markets, Gin & More

Day 3 : Markets, Gin & More

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This morning, we take on some of the most colorful markets of Cape Town with a visit that promises to test your palates. We start with the Oranjezicht market and continue with the famous Old Biscuit Mill. Hungry? Not to worry, the food artisans at these two markets have plenty on offer, and it is on us. There, in Woodstock, we enjoy some of the local Gin, crafted and distilled right here in Cape Town. On option (yet, included), our host will be delighted to take you to Cape Flowers National Park where, in September, a colorful floor of wild flowers covers acres of incredible grounds on the edge of the ocean, with wildlife roaming around. Amateur Photographer, get ready! Tonight, we hold our last dinner in Cape Town at one of our favorite eateries.

Coastal Adventure & Penguins

Day 4- Coastal Adventure & Penguins

Day 4 : Coastal Adventure & Penguins

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Explore Table Mountain National Park on this all-day adventure. First, we stop at the quaint seaside town of Kalk Bay and continue to the penguin colony where we may get the chance to walk among them. Afterward, we journey to the southernmost tip of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. The day will draw to a close with a visit to a winery in Constantia, followed by a sunset drive around Chapmans Peak. Leisurely enjoy one of our favorite eateries, or have our host organize something special for you and your travel companion on your last night in the Mother City.

Wine, food, and repeat!

Day 5- Wine, food, and repeat!

Day 5 : Wine, food, and repeat!

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Accompany us to the heart of the Cape Winelands where the Wine Fairy meets us for a day of all things wine. After carefully selecting 2-3 wineries based on our guests' preferences, we start a fun and fascinating wine tour in a breathtaking setting. For lunch, we will stop at yet another one of Katie's favorite vineyards. Tonight is at leisure and dining recommendations for a restaurant in town will be provided, or opt to experience authentic Cape cuisine offered at the beautiful wine estate where we will be spending the night.

Pampering in the Winelands

Day 6- Pampering in the Winelands

Day 6 : Pampering in the Winelands

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Have a leisurely morning or enjoy some of the fantastic spa treatments offered by the property. In the afternoon, we have several fun and engaging activities on offer and included. Enjoy a few hours of biking or horseriding the vineyards, a trip to Hermanus for some whale watching, or more wine tastings at some of Katie's favorite estates along with stops at some of the local cheese farms. Tonight, we regroup for a lovely dinner in the Winelands to bid farewell to your hosts as you prepare to embark on a 3-day safari.

The Big 5

Day 7- The Big 5

Day 7 : The Big 5

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Today our journey to Kruger National Park for a true African safari experience begins. After a short flight to the Kruger, our team will greet you and whisk you away to your luxury tented lodge, “home” for the next 3 nights. Your first game drive starts on arrival, followed by sundowners and a three-course dinner.

The African Safari Continues

Day 8- The African Safari Continues

Day 8 : The African Safari Continues

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Enjoy two game drives today in the highly acclaimed Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary, and one of the world's largest and most impressive game reserves. Our private guide will lead us deep into the African bushveld for intimate wildlife encounters. Optional activities including, walking safaris and massages will be on offer.

Final Day of the African Safari

Day 9- Final Day of the African Safari

Day 9 : Final Day of the African Safari

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Today, our guide will take us on two final game drives to end off the African safari part of this journey. We celebrate our final evening in the Kruger National Park with an authentic "farewell to the bush" dinner...beneath the stars, surrounded by the very wildlife guests have been chasing for the past few days.

The End of your Journey

Day 10- The End of your Journey

Day 10 : The End of your Journey

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This morning, you will be transferred to the local airport where you can catch a flight to your internal gateway. But why not extend your stay and visit the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls? Or how about a different kind of safari, in Botswana's Okavango Delta? Allow our journey curators to design the perfect extension for you.

Accommodations

Deluxe Room | Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria Hotel

Cape Town, Africa

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Queen Victoria Hotel welcomes guests to experience the very essence of distinguished luxury, where classic elegance meets contemporary design. Its prime location in a quiet, historic precinct near to the V&A Waterfront allows for a serene city escape as well as convenient access to a range of outstanding amenities.
The hotel’s regal ambiance is felt throughout the property, from its triple-volume foyer with a dramatic spiral staircase and glass lift, crystal chandeliers and marble finishes, to its spacious rooms and breathtaking suites. This grandeur, along with fine touches, expected of five-star properties,...

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Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Queen Victoria Hotel welcomes guests to experience the very essence of distinguished luxury, where classic elegance meets contemporary design. Its prime location in a quiet, historic precinct near to the V&A Waterfront allows for a serene city escape as well as convenient access to a range of outstanding amenities.
The hotel’s regal ambiance is felt throughout the property, from its triple-volume foyer with a dramatic spiral staircase and glass lift, crystal chandeliers and marble finishes, to its spacious rooms and breathtaking suites. This grandeur, along with fine touches, expected of five-star properties, and hospitable service have earned the Queen Victoria, also referred to as the QV, recognition as one of the top 25 luxury hotels in South Africa.
As such it’s set apart from the hurly burly of the city’s most popular attraction, but a two-minute walk home and you’re in a secluded, quiet enclave. The Waterfront itself is well connected to the entire city, from the Robben Island to buses that take you as far afield as Camps Bay and Hout Bay.

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Cape Winelands, South Africa

Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards, and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. The homestead was transformed into a manor house in 1959 – reminiscent of the traditional French way of fusing a country hotel and wine estate. Today the iconic property hosts an elegant five-star Country...

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Steeped in history dating back to 1692, Lanzerac Wine Estate is a historic landmark and Stellenbosch icon. The grande dame is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. Positioned in the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley on the outskirts of the historical town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts views of dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards, and hectares of gardens shaded by giant Oak trees. The homestead was transformed into a manor house in 1959 – reminiscent of the traditional French way of fusing a country hotel and wine estate. Today the iconic property hosts an elegant five-star Country hotel, acclaimed bars, restaurants, and Deli, a remarkable tasting venue, and a chic day spa.
On arrival at this 326-year-old working wine estate on the outskirts of historic Stellenbosch, visitors will be received in the elegant Governor’s Hall.
The hotel has 53 exquisitely styled rooms or suites, all of which reflect the rich history of the Estate, but with contemporary influences carefully blended in. Space and privacy are inherent.

Hamiltons Tented Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hamiltons Tented Camp is a special well-kept secret in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park; offering you a colonial style safari experience within luxurious tented lodgings.

This romantic Kruger Park camp accommodates couples in 6 magnificently appointed safari tents overlooking the N'watswitsonto River. The main tent is an impressive structure. 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 accentuated with antiques and 19th century objects d'art, creating a feeling of having traveled back in time.

Arguably one of the...

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Hamiltons Tented Camp is a special well-kept secret in the Mluwati concession in Kruger National Park; offering you a colonial style safari experience within luxurious tented lodgings.

This romantic Kruger Park camp accommodates couples in 6 magnificently appointed safari tents overlooking the N'watswitsonto River. The main tent is an impressive structure. 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 accentuated with antiques and 19th century objects d'art, creating a feeling of having traveled back in time.

Arguably one of the main attractions of this location is the prevalence of Africa’s “Big Five”. The highlight of your stay will undoubtedly be the guided Safari drives where the local ranger will introduce you to a selection of wildlife and birdlife that call this area home. On these informative excursions, you will be exposed to animals such as lions, giraffes, leopards and hyenas in their natural habitat and be afforded the opportunity to capture these moments from only meters away!

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.

On Offer

Deluxe room | Cape Town
Deluxe room | Cape Town
Luxury Room | Winelands
Luxury Room | Winelands
Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger

Deluxe Package

$6,952 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Junior Suite | Queen Victoria
Junior Suite | Queen Victoria
Junior Suite | Winelands
Junior Suite | Winelands
Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger

Suite It Up Package

$7,442 /person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

What is Included

Nights
4 nights at our 5 star property in Cape Town

2 nights in our luxury Wine Hotel in Stellenbosch

3 nights at the luxury Hamilton Tented Camp in Kruger
Meals
9 traditional breakfasts

6 dinners, including 3 on safari

5 lunches, including 3 on safari
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

Micro-brewery tours and Gin tastings
And More
Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger

Services of a journey host as well as professional local guides and rangers

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Victoria Falls Extension

$1,382 /person
Head out to the famed Victoria Falls for a 2-night stay at the Royal Livingstone property, including daily breakfast, private transfers, domestic flights and an activity of choice

What guests have said

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Joe & Terri Willett

It was perfect from the start. Everything is always so well planned and carried out from the accommodations, to the activities, to the tours and the tasty wine. The private chef was a great touch. The safari was unbelievable. We loved Hamilton’s and the accommodations were so fun. The staff went above and beyond for their guests. This will always be one of my favorite vacations. Thank you Mikael for providing us with such a memorable trip. You have such an amazing talent of providing the perfect dream vacation.

July 2019
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Colette

Everything was 5 stars… accommodations, food, excursions & the hosting people throughout our entire travels. This was a journey of a lifetime in the most comfortable, fun, educational & a-a-amazing fashion. This was our first journey with Art In Voyage and will not be our last. We plan on filling up some travels with more family & friends. I never thought I would enjoy a “group” travel, but being small & intimate was absolutely perfect, meeting some new forever friends. Thank you, thank you, Mikael!! XOXO

March 2018
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Robin

We recently returned from our “South Africa at a Glance” journey with AIV. It truly was a trip of a lifetime – one that we’ve been planning with AIV since 2020. The AIV team really  worked with us to make this trip a reality as soon as we could safely travel post-pandemic. Our guides in South Africa were experts in their fields – special shout out to “The Wine Fairy”! All the wineries, tastings and restaurants chosen for us were superb. South Africa is a beautiful place and the name of this journey is “At a Glance” means we hit the highlights and hope to return one day with AIV and experience South Africa in depth. We also added the Victoria Falls extension and it was amazing! All transfers in Africa were taken care of for us by AIV. We definitely recommend adding the extension.

September 2022
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Julia Murtagh

We just returned from our trip to Dubai and South Africa that we have patiently been waiting for since 2020! We had an amazing time and AIV was top notch on all Tours, Meals, Lodging  and Transfers. Our driver in SA was wonderful and Katie the Wine Fairy knows her wines, which we really valued. We can’t wait for our next adventure with AIV! Thank you so much.

September 2022
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Important Information

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. We regret we are unable to provide single occupancy on this journey.

Space is limited to 6 guests with a maximum of 8 guests
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

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

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
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.
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