Gourmet South Africa: Wine & Safari

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Unleash your wild side and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! On this amazing vacation, you'll feel the vibrancy of Cape Town, experience the beauty of the South African Coast, tour the Cape Winelands, and - of course - go on safari drives through Kruger National Park! Pack your camera and embark on this ultimate South African experience. Your journe...

Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (Half-Day)
    • Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
    • Winelands Tour (Full-Day)

What's this trip about?

    Unleash your wild side and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! On this amazing vacation, you'll feel the vibrancy of Cape Town, experience the beauty of the South African Coast, tour the Cape Winelands, and - of course - go on safari drives through Kruger National Park! Pack your camera and embark on this ultimate South African experience. Your journey begins in the unique city of Cape Town, which boasts a perfect balance of breathtaking natural beauty and bustling urban life. Meet the famous penguins of Boulders Beach, tour the Cape Peninsula, and take a trip up iconic Table Mountain! Next, head to Franschhoek and discover the spectacular charm of the Cape Winelands. Experience the lush South African countryside, dine at gorgeous estates, and taste the local flavors of this world-renowned wine country. Your next stop will be the sparkling Whale Coast! Walk along glistening beaches and discover picture-perfect landscapes in this wildlife-rich area. Last, but certainly not least - Kruger National Park! Come face-to-face with lions, elephants, giraffes, and more at one of the world's most raved-about safari destinations. Enjoy luxurious lodge living and take tons of priceless photos with your newest, and wildest, friends.  Helpful links for travel to South Africa: Visa & Passport Info Vaccines & Medications Info Traveling with Children

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityCape Town
End CitySouth Africa

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Safari

Destinations

  • Africa
  • South Africa

Attractions

  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Table Mountain

Activities

  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • History
  • Nature
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Cape Town (CPT), out of Johannesburg (JNB)
    • All airport and inter-city transfers
    • 3 nights in Cape Town at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, or similar
    • Private Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
    • Private Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (half-day)
    • Gourmet dinner at Constantia Uitsig (3-course)
    • Gourmet dinner at The Roundhouse Restaurant (3-course)
    • 2 nights in Franschhoek (Winelands) at the Leeu House Hotel, or similar
    • Private Winelands Tour (full-day)
    • 2 nights on the Whale Coast at Grootbos Garden Lodge, or similar
    • Lunch at Creation Wine Estate (pairing menu with wines)
    • One-way economy class flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Skukuza (SZK)
    • 3 nights in Sabi Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Campor similar Lunch and dinner daily while in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
    • Twice daily safari drives while in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve
    • One-way economy class flight from Skukuza (SZK) to Johannesburg (JNB)
    • Breakfast daily

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Cape Town!

Arrive in colorful Cape Town! Meet your transfer at the airport and enjoy a scenic ride to your luxurious hotel. Be sure to look out the car window - you'll catch yourself gawking at the towering mountains as you pass by!

Settle in, then get exploring! Sp...

Day 2 Cape Town

After a rejuvenating breakfast, embark on your half-day city tour! Make your way up iconic Table Mountain, walk through the Company Gardens, and learn the history of this fascinating city.

While it's hard to beat Table Mountain, its neighbor mountain, Lio...

Day 3 Cape Town

Enjoy an energizing breakfast, grab your camera, and get ready for adventure! Today you'll set off on an unforgettable journey down the picture-perfect Cape Peninsula. Be sure to take some photos with South Africa's cutest residents - the Boulders Beach African Penguins!

Tonight, enjoy a gourmet 3-course dinner at the elegant Roundhouse Restaurant.

Day 4 Cape Town - Franschhoek

Cherish your last morning in Cape Town, then enjoy a scenic ride to the beautiful village of Franschhoek, tucked away in the valley of the Cape Winelands. 

After settling into your elegant wine country hotel, take a stroll down bustling Huguenot Road. Thi...

Day 5 Franschhoek

Say "cheers" to an amazing tour of the Cape Winelands today! Enjoy breathtaking landscapes while you sip the smooth flavors of the region.

Be sure to try South Africa's signature red: Pinotage! With a woody, smokey undertone, it pairs perfectly with Bobotie, Biryani, Braii, and other delicious, local dishes. 

Day 6 Franschhoek - Gansbaai

Wind past the vines and drive onward to Gansbaai, a scenic seaside town on the Whale Coast!

Settle into your luxurious accommodation, then explore the town. Treat yourself to an authentic South African dinner at any of the renowned restaurants in the area.

Day 7 Gansbaai

Enjoy a pleasant breakfast, then spend your day leisurely exploring the area. Head to Walker Bay Reserve and watch white-caps form on the vast blue-green ocean. Feel awe-struck by the natural wonders of the area, which include cliffs, hidden caves, gorgeous bea...

Day 8 Gansbaai - Kruger National Park

Take one last look at the Whale Coast's sparkling seascape, then get ready for the moment you've been waiting for - it's safari time! After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) for a quick flight to Skukuza.

Upon arriv...

Day 9 Kruger National Park

Wake up in the wild! Pack your camera and set off on your morning safari. Look out for elephants, rhinos, lions, and more! Why not take a selfie with a giraffe? Now that's a profile picture!

After an exciting morning, indulge in a delicious lunch at the l...

Day 10 Kruger National Park

Make the most of your last day in the South African brush. Spot some rare bird species and see African wild game run by! Embark on your daily morning and evening safari drives and enjoy scrumptious lunch and dinner in-between.

Make sure you have room left on your camera! There's always tons of new things to see each day in Kruger. 

Day 11 Depart South Africa

Squeeze all your souvenirs into your luggage and pack your bags. Enjoy a comfortable transfer to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, where you will then connect with your international flight home.

Wave goodbye to the beauty of South Africa, until next time, and spend your flight home dreaming about your next adventure.

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