Taste Of South Africa
Food, Wine & Safari

Cape Town, The Winelands & Kruger National Park
February 20 - March 02, 2025 | Rooms Available
10 Nights
Starting at $8,278 /person

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Group size : 12
3 Home bases
5 Destinations
Group size : 12
Taste of South Africa: Luxury Culinary Journey from Cape Town to Kruger National Park. Discover South Africa's Food & Wine Culture
Cape Town By Art In Voyage
Taste of South Africa
Taste of South Africa
South Africa Luxury Vacation Package
Discover Franschhoek with Art In Voyage
Behind the lens: Africa, by Art In Voyage

Art In Voyage takes you Beyond Travel on this Culinary Journey of South Africa. Did you know that the country boasts one of the best cuisines and wines in the world? On this culinary journey, both our Executive Chef Kevin Fonzo and our Wine Expert, Katie Barratt (Wine Fairy) take you on a true feast of the senses. In Cape Town, we have designed a balanced program of culture, history, and culinary delights. The melting pot of cultures in Cape Town has culminated into a flavorful and diverse food scene, for your pleasure.
In the Cape Winelands, you will discover a wine industry to be reckoned with. South Africa has some of the oldest estates in the world, many starting productions as far back as 1659.
The epic conclusion of your journey takes place in the Kruger National Park where you will embark on an authentic African safari experience. There, the wildlife roams freely over land covering the same surface area as Belgium.

What is Included

Nights
4 nights in Cape Town at our villa

3 nights in the Cape Winelands at our villa

3 nights in the Kruger National Park at our privatized luxury tented camp

Meals
10 traditional breakfasts

10 dinners

7 lunches

Activities
2 full days of guided tours in Cape Town

Farm, food & wine-centric private tours and visits throughout

6 Game drives/safaris

2 cooking classes

Micro-brewery tours and tastings

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Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger

Services of an AIV host and a Wine expert, as well as professional local guides and rangers

Domestic flight (Cape Town-Kruger / Kruger-Johannesburg) in coach

Meet & Greet in Joburg between flights

All taxes

Highlights

South Africa, 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, Always 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, Of Course

Roaming in one area, 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, and zebra, 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 beautiful property by our private driver, unpack and relax. From our villa, views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, and the pristine beaches of Camps Bay will have you falling for Cape Town before you know it. Late afternoon, we enjoy an African sunset from the rooftop of the iconic Silo Hotel. A 4-course tasting dinner, with wine pairings in a private and eclectic private dining room, will end the evening.

Markets & Table Mountain

Day 2- Markets & Table Mountain

Day 2 : Markets & Table Mountain

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This morning, we enjoy a private tour of Bo Kaap, the ancient Muslim slave district of Cape town, world-renowned for its colorful homes. After listening to a local talk about their history, we continue to the spice market and end this journey through time at the home of a local. Here, we are introduced to Cape Malay cuisine with a fun and engaging cooking class. This afternoon, we pay a visit to the famed Table mountain, reached by cable car. Meanwhile, our Chef has been hard at work preparing a mouth-watering dinner, at the villa, infused with local flavors.

Spices of Bo Kaap

Day 3- Spices of Bo Kaap

Day 3 : Spices of Bo Kaap

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After a slow start of the morning and a lovely traditional breakfast, we head to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market where you are introduced to an incredible array of food and artisanal specialties. We follow with another eclectic market, at the Biscuit Mill, in Woodstock. There, we enjoy a gin tasting experience followed by the Woodstock brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, join your hosts at one of our favorite local eateries on Kloof Street for dinner, paired with local wines.

The Cape Peninsula

Day 4- The Cape Peninsula

Day 4 : The Cape Peninsula

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A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without a day traveling around the Peninsula for some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in the world. Our journey starts with a stop at the Cape of Good Hope, said to be the most southern point in Africa. We then continue to the Penguin colony, where we have the opportunity to walk amongst them. We end the day in the eclectic town of Kalk Bay before heading back to our villa where our Chef is preparing yet another incredible dining experience. Guests are invited to join, with a glass of bubbly, and participate in the making of dinner. In the meantime, the Wine Fairy prepares a selection of lovely wines to be enjoyed during dinner.

The Cape Winelands

Day 5- The Cape Winelands

Day 5 : The Cape Winelands

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This morning, we must bid farewell to Cape Town. A mere one-hour scenic drive takes us to our next destination, the Winelands of the Western Cape. On the way, we stop at a local wine estate where we have lunch before visiting our next winery for the day, which is home to some of the world's best brandy production. Our long yet exciting day ends at our villa in Franschhoek, a quaint and historic town surrounded by centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. Dinner will be served at the villa - our home for three nights, where our Chef takes over the kitchen.

The Cape Winelands

Day 6- The Cape Winelands

Day 6 : The Cape Winelands

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Today, we embark on another full day of discovering more of the Cape Winelands. The Wine Fairy will select up to three wineries based on our guests' preferences and we will explore their history in-depth as well as the estates. Tastings all day. Our day will end with a lovely and memorable dinner in town.

Hermanus & Whale Watching

Day 7- Hermanus & Whale Watching

Day 7 : Hermanus & Whale Watching

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After a morning at leisure and lunch in Franschhoek, guests have the option to enjoy the property and its grounds, or elect to enjoy some of the activities and experiences around the Cape Winelands. From horse riding through the vineyard to biking the areas' scenic hills, from enjoying some time shopping for artisanal art in Franschhoek to, why not, more wine tasting with your expert, there is plenty to do. Tonight, we enjoy a dinner carefully crafted by Chef Fonzo.

Off to Kruger National Park

Day 8- Off to Kruger National Park

Day 8 : Off to Kruger National Park

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This morning, you bid farewell to your hosts and the Western Cape province. Your journey to the Kruger National Park now begins. After a direct flight to Kruger, our local team and friendly hosts greet and whisk you away to your luxury tented lodge for the next three nights. Your game drive will litteraly starts as you transfer to the lodge, and drive through the park. After freshening up, join your ranger for an evening game drive, followed by sundowners and a 3-course safari-inspired dinner.

The African Safari Continues

Day 9- The African Safari Continues

Day 9 : 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 10- Final Day of the African Safari

Day 10 : 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 11- The End of your Journey

Day 11 : The End of your Journey

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This afternoon, you are transferred to the local airport where you will catch a flight to your internal gateway. Why not extend to the majestic Victoria Falls bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe? Or how about a different kind of safari, in Botswana's Okavango Delta? Let our journey curators design the perfect extension for you.

Accommodations

Atlantic Horizons

Cape Town

Perched in the picturesque setting of Camps Bay, Atlantic Horizons stands as a magnificent coastal villa, offering unparalleled vistas of the sea from nearly every corner. Each of its six bedrooms, including the master, comes complete with an en-suite bathroom, a luxurious king-sized bed, air conditioning, and a television, ensuring comfort and convenience for all guests. The kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, harmonizes perfectly with the expansive living and dining...

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Perched in the picturesque setting of Camps Bay, Atlantic Horizons stands as a magnificent coastal villa, offering unparalleled vistas of the sea from nearly every corner. Each of its six bedrooms, including the master, comes complete with an en-suite bathroom, a luxurious king-sized bed, air conditioning, and a television, ensuring comfort and convenience for all guests. The kitchen, equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, harmonizes perfectly with the expansive living and dining area, featuring a grand 12-seater table and sumptuous seating arrangements. A dedicated entertainment space adds to the allure, boasting a bar, another TV, and seamless access to the pool deck, where sun loungers beckon for leisurely afternoons. The outdoor ambiance is further enriched by a sparkling swimming pool, a cozy firepit, and a generous 10-seater dining table, creating an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment amidst the stunning beauty of Camps Bay.

The Residence @ Vrede & Lust

South Africa

Vrede en Lust origins back to 1688 when the then Governor of the Cape allocated this 66ha farm to the Flemish merchant, Jacques de Savoye, who fled Europe due to religious persecution. During the last 329 years, the estate had many ups and downs with various owners. It is believed that the first Sunday trading in the Cape colony, took place at Vrede en Lust, due to the first protestant...

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Vrede en Lust origins back to 1688 when the then Governor of the Cape allocated this 66ha farm to the Flemish merchant, Jacques de Savoye, who fled Europe due to religious persecution. During the last 329 years, the estate had many ups and downs with various owners. It is believed that the first Sunday trading in the Cape colony, took place at Vrede en Lust, due to the first protestant church which was built on the estate. Vrede en Lust had always been a wine farm and current vineyards reflect the plantings of 1745. On 3 October 1996, a brand-new era was beckoning in the history of this extraordinary farm, Vrede en Lust Estate, when the Buys family became the new owners.

The Residence, Vrede en Lust is a Luxury Villa in the Winelands, Franschhoek, and it is a 6 bedroom all en-suite villa.
The fully serviced and elegantly designed villa is ideal for families or parties traveling together. Multiple contemporary indoor and outdoor entertainment areas. Set in a private 3Ha/7.5 acre part of the estate with top security.

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...

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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.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director
Katie Barratt
Katie Barratt
Wine Educator & Journey Director

On Offer

Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger

Deluxe Ensuite

$8,278 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Luxury Tent | Kruger
Luxury Tent | Kruger

Master Ensuite

$8,915 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1,000/person due at time of booking
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

What is Included

Nights
4 nights in Cape Town at our villa

3 nights in the Cape Winelands at our villa

3 nights in the Kruger National Park at our privatized luxury tented camp

Meals
10 traditional breakfasts

10 dinners

7 lunches

Activities
2 full days of guided tours in Cape Town

Farm, food & wine-centric private tours and visits throughout

6 Game drives/safaris

2 cooking classes

Micro-brewery tours and tastings

And More
Private airport in Cape Town and in Kruger

Services of an AIV host and a Wine expert, as well as professional local guides and rangers

Domestic flight (Cape Town-Kruger / Kruger-Johannesburg) in coach

Meet & Greet in Joburg between flights

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Extension to the Victoria Falls

$1,883 /person
Extend for 2 nights at the Victoria Falls. Including your flights to Vic Falls, and back to Joburg, 2 nights at the Royal Livingstone with daily breakfast , private transfers and one activity at the falls.

What guests have said

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Cheryl Lankford

“If you want to take an effortless 5 star trip at reasonable prices, the Art In Voyage team is the choice. They don’t offer vacations just life changing experiences. South Africa was our third trip with them and the only company we will ever travel with again! Many thanks to Mikael and team and we will see you again soon! Cheryl and Danielle”

March 2024
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Audra Klimas

Traveling with the Art In Voyage team makes everything effortless and amazing. I was a bit concerned about the long flight to S. Africa, but I’m so happy I decided to go. It was awe inspiring and life-changing. It actually felt like we had three mini trips… Cape Town, the winelands, and then a safari. Also, I ended out shattering my ankle on Safari… Totally my fault. The Art In Voyage team worked endlessly to ensure my flight home was as comfortable and short as possible. I don’t know how it would’ve gotten home without them. This is my fifth trip with them. As soon as my ankle heals, I will be off on my next adventure Art in Voyage. They are truly unique and special travel company.

March 2024
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Stacy Luks

Taste of South Africa/Feb 2024 was my first trip with Art in Voyage. I’m in the luxury leisure travel business so know a quality product when I experience it and THIS is THAT in spades! The destination speaks for itself, but the secret sauce are the guides that Mikael brings to the experience – Chef Kevin Fonzo & the Wine Fairy Katie Barratt elevate the experience with their engaging personalities and depth of knowledge which they are so passionate about sharing. Our guide at Kruger National Park, Hali, must be a one of South Africa‘s national treasures. What an amazing 3 days exploring the park and seeing the Big 5 + with his experienced tracking and huge contagious smile. Ahighlight of this trip was the Ithemba Youth Choir performing for us at our Cape Town seaside villa on our final night there. Such a special experience. Art in Voyage staff are exemplary in their attention to every detail. Highly recommend for a unique small group experience of superb quality.

March 2024
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Important Information

Good to know
No visa is required for US, Canadian and European citizens to enter South Africa. Your passport must have 2 blank pages when entering, and not be expiring within 6 months of your intended return.

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.

Art In Voyage may need to modify properties listed on this journey. Should this become necessary, we guarantee the new selection(s) to be of similar or higher standing.
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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.

Travel insurance, once purchased, goes into effect upon payment of the premium. You have 15 days from that date to cancel it (providing no claims have been filed or initiated during that period). Beyond 15 days, it becomes non-refundable/non-changeable/non-transferrable.

Deposit non refundable in case of a cancellation by the guest more that 24 hours after making the reservation.

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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