Luxury Food & Wine Tour: Cape Town, Winelands & Safari

Immerse yourself in South Africa’s heritage of good food and wine. Take a luxury taste-sensation trip through Cape Town and Franschhoek to sample first-class cuisine, enhanced by award-winning and world-renowned wines.

Visit Cape Town’s top quality restaurants for the finest in food and wine pairing; meet the Cellar Masters of boutique wine estates to sample famous wines; discover the Constantia Valley where South Africa’s wine industry originated in the 1600’s; taste special desert wine which was served to Napoleon Bonaparte and European Royalty.

Explore Franschhoek, the Food Capital of South Africa; take a food and wine tasting journey through the charming University town of Stellenbosch, where ancient shady oak trees line the sidewalks in front of old Cape Dutch homesteads.

A luxury safari in Kruger National Park adds a new dimension to the delights of gastronomy in South Africa. World-class chefs take great pride in creating superb meals, accompanied by their selection of fine wines.

After an exciting day out on safari, join the sommelier for food and wine tasting in the Lodge cellar, or dine on gourmet cuisine in privacy of your Villa.

Contact our team today to plan your itinerary.

 

Destination: South Africa

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Day 1

Leaving Johannesburg behind, once you have collected your rental vehicle, travel north-east to the province of Mpumalanga. Fantastic sceneries, legends of various tribes, a huge diversity of flora and the fascinating world of animals make Mpumalanga one of the main destinations for travellers.  Check into Ikeltha Lodge, which is on a private nature reserve, close to the Blyde River Canyon.

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Car Rental
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Day 2

Refreshed after a good night’s sleep, you are ready to tackle your first African adventure.

The Panorama Route includes a variety of scenery such as spectacular canyons, rugged mountains, misty waterfalls and tranquil lakes. The route passes Ohrigstad and leads into the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Blyde River Canyon. The 26 kilometre long valley is one of the most important natural wonders of South Africa. Viewpoints, spanning several hundred meters down into the Canyon, are situated all along the Panoramic Route.

North of the route lies the Three Rondavels, the Blyde River Canyon’s most striking feature. Huge rocks resemble mushrooms growing out of the mountain and are similar in appearance to traditional African round huts, namely Rondavels.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a complex of smooth, cylindrical potholes and natural rock sculptures that have been hollowed out by water erosion through the Blyde River over millions of years.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Car Rental
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Day 3

After breakfast, make your way to the Timbavati Game Reserve.

Enter Timbavati Private Game Reserve through its gate (remember you have to pay entrance fee at the gate) and proceed to your private Eco lodge, Umlani Bushcamp

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve comprises 53,000 hectares of savannah bushveld with typical tall acacias and Mopane trees. The Reserve has no fence to the adjoining Kruger National Park, allowing animals to roam freely.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Afternoon game drive
    • Car Rental
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Day 4

Nothing makes you feel closer to nature than an early morning bush walk, a great way to start your day!

Return for breakfast, then hop into an open safari vehicle for some serious animal spotting. Feel the thrill and enjoy memorable moments in pursuit of the Big Five!

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Morning or evening game drive
    • Car Rental
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Day 5

How would you like to spend your day?

Another game drive in Kruger or are you interested in something else?

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Car Rental
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Day 6

Drive to Hoedspruit’s Airport, where you drop off your rental and check in for your flight (not included) to Cape Town.

You will be collected upon arrival and transferred to Kloof Street Hotel, which will be your hotel while in Cape Town.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Car Rental as per itinerary
    • Transfer as per itinerary
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Day 7

Put on your walking shoes for a half day Cape Town City discovery on foot….

Beautiful scenery combined with historical sites such as the Castle of Good Hope built by the Dutch, Cape Town City Hall, the Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation as a free man after 27 years in jail, Church Square, where slaves would wait for their owners under the slave tree, Slave Lodge, devoted to the history and experience of slaves and their descendants in the Cape, Greenmarket Square, with a daily crafts and souvenir market, surrounded by the Old Town House and art-deco architecture, St George’s Cathedral, known as the people’s cathedral for its role against Apartheid, the Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses and narrow cobbled streets, the Western Cape High Court, Company’s Gardens, South African Museum, South African National Gallery, Old Synagogue, Houses of Parliament, St Mary’s Cathedral and the District Six Museum where the walk ends.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Half Day Cape Town City Walking Tour
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Day 8

Bring your camera; we’re headed for Cape Point at the south-western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities.

Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point then Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. We’ll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island.

From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17 300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife.

Following the coastline along False Bay, we’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where we visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Before our return, we’ll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Full Day Scheduled Peninsula Tour

Tour Location

Zululand - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls