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South Africa: Wine & Wildlife
10 Days

ITINERARY

10 Days: Cape Town, Franschhoek, Thornybush Game Reserve, Johannesburg

Tour overview:
This 10-day itinerary emphasizes many details that make South Africa one of the very few destinations for wine lovers, who are also fascinated by wildlife. Sophisticated urban living, vast forested mountains, fertile plains, fascinating wildlife and South Africa’s highly developed vineyards come together in a unique combination of wine and wildlife.

Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town

Arrive to Cape Town, South Africa, where you are met and escorted to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.


Day 2 – Cape Town – City Tour

Morning tour of South Africa’s “Mother City”. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), then drive by the Malay Quarter, city center, Company Gardens and Castle of Good Hope. Travel to Milnerton Lighthouse for the best photographic opportunities of Table Mountain. Visit Diamond Works before ending the tour at the V&A Waterfront. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)


Day 3 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour

Cruise along Millionaires Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up close and personal Seal Island cruise (weather permitting, extra cost). Wind along Chapmans Peak Drive, with lunch (not included), at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simons Town and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in summer, or in winter, Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour. (B)


Day 4 – Cape Town / Franschhoek

Morning private transfer to the exquisite little town of Franschhoek, situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town. Surrounded by its majestic mountains and beautiful vineyards – Franschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa located in the exceptional winelands region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)


Day 5 – Franschhoek – Winelands Tour

A superb day dedicated to celebrating the glorious grape, the exceptional winelands region, and the heavenly scenery. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of wine-making. We visit Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and in a town with a reputation for gourmet fare, where else could we choose to enjoy lunch (not included). We wind our way to the heady heights of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to meet the charming university town of Stellenbosch on the other side. Enjoy a wine tasting at two different wine estates. (B)


Day 6 – Franschhoek

Enjoy a day at leisure in the Cape Winelands. (B)


Day 7 – Franschhoek / Cape Town / Johannesburg / Hoedspruit -Thornybush Game Reserve

Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg. Arrive and transfer to your safari lodge located in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This afternoon, enjoy an open-vehicle game drive. We stop to enjoy sun-downers, followed by evening game viewing by spot light. (BLD)


Day 8 & 9 – Thornybush Game Reserve

Enjoy two full days in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Shortly after your early morning wake-up call, depart in your open 4WD safari vehicle with an experienced Ranger and Tracker. After an exhilarating hunt for tracks, you will stop out in the bush for a coffee & tea break. After a sumptuous breakfast is served, walks are offered to suit your interests and fitness levels. Mid day is at leisure. A late lunch is followed by the afternoon game drive and extends into the evening. Once again, you will break out in the bush to watch the sunset. Upon returning, enjoy a drink followed by a gourmet dinner. (BLD)


Day 10 – Thornybush Game Reserve / Hoedspruit / Johannesburg

After the morning game drive, transfer to airport for the flight back to Johannesburg, connecting with your departure flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Departure Date DBL Occ SGL Occ.
May 03 - May 12 7750 7750
May 10 - May 19 7750 7750
May 17 - May 26 7750 7750
May 24 - Jun 02 7750 7750
May 31 - Jun 09 7750 7750
Jun 07 - Jun 16 7750 7750
Jun 14 - Jun 23 7750 7750
Jun 21 - Jun 30 7750 7750
Jun 28 - Jul 07 7750 7750
Jul 05 - Jul 14 7750 7750
Jul 12 - Jul 21 7750 7750
Jul 19 - Jul 28 7750 7750
Jul 26 - Aug 04 7750 7750
Aug 02 - Aug 11 7950 10525
Aug 09 - Aug 18 7950 10525
Aug 16 - Aug 25 7950 10525
Aug 23 - Sep 01 7950 10525
Aug 30 - Sep 08 7950 10525
Sep 06 - Sep 15 7750 10225
Sep 13 - Sep 22 7750 10225
Sep 20 - Sep 29 7750 10225
Sep 27 - Oct 06 7750 10225
Oct 04 - Oct 13 8650 11950
Oct 11- Oct 20 8650 11950
Oct 18 - Oct 27 8650 11950
Oct 25 - Nov 03 8650 11950
Nov 01 - Nov 10 8475 11650
Nov 08 - Nov 17 8475 11650
Nov 15 - Nov 24 8475 11650
Nov 22 - Dec 01 8475 11650
Nov 29 - Dec 08 8475 11650
Dec 06 - Dec 15 8225 11175
Dec 13 - Dec 22 8225 11175
Dec 20 - Dec 29 8225 11175
Dec 27 - Jan 05 8225 11175
Alternate safari lodge may be used in April
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
* Single traveling alone supplement: $1,000
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels:
Cape Town
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Superior Sea Facing Room
Franschhoek
Franschhoek Country House, Villa Suite
Thornybush Game Reserve
Shumbalala Game Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodations in Deluxe hotels and lodge
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Game viewing in specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Cape Town & Winelands Sightseeing on PRIVATE basis
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guides
  • Independent tour

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