Get under the skin of South Africa’s scenic Cape region. Explore the vibrant Mother City and surrounding Winelands and then set out for an encounter with the country’s rich wildlife. The tour begins in the city of Cape Town, one of the world’s top travel destinations with majestic mountains, white sand beaches and delicious food. Next we will explore the verdant winelands set between stunning mountains and valleys. Here, some of the world’s greatest wines are produced, and many fine restaurants and boutique shops can be found. Our final stop is at the Kapama or Thornybush Game Reserves; set between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the Kruger Park. Here you can view incredible bird and animal life, including the Big 5, in their natural habitat.
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your luxury hotel. This afternoon your rental vehicle will be delivered to your hotel. From the majestic sweep of Table Mountain to the pristine white beaches of its rugged peninsula – washed by both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the breathtaking scenery of the historic wine-making region, Cape Town really has it all.
Spend the next few days at leisure exploring the city. Must-do activities include visiting iconic attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, Chapman’s Peak Drive and the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Take in Cape Town’s diverse cultures when you enjoy a home-cooked Cape Malay dinner or visit an inspiring community upliftment project.
This fantastic jaunt shows you Cape Town’s best historical landmarks as well as its most famous landmark. Cape Town’s story stretches back centuries and encompasses the dynamic culture of many nations. This rich history will be explored before heading up the iconic Table Mountain to get a different perspective on the city.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast this morning before making your way to the lush Cape Winelands, offering an abundance of elegant wine estates and award-winning restaurants. Spend your days here discovering the very best that the region has to offer. Tantalising taste sensations may include a chocolate and wine pairing, olive and olive oil tasting or a cheese and wine tasting at the finest boutique estates.
The picking season in the Cape begins in November, when the warm weather has made the winter a distant memory. Against the scenic backdrop of the Cape mountain range and vineyards you can collect a basket of fresh, and deliciously sweet, strawberries.
After an early breakfast, make your way to the Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your rental vehicle and board your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival at Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport you will be met and transferred to your luxury lodge, set in pristine African wilderness.
Occupying a vast area between the Greater Kruger National Park and the Northern Drakensberg mountains, the Thornybush and Kapama Game Reserves are home to an abundance of bird and mammal species including the magnificent Big Five. During your stay you will enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives as well as exciting guided bush walks. Your experienced ranger and tracker team will share their passion and intimate knowledge of the bush as you spend your days exploring the beautiful savannah woodlands, grassland and riverine forest that make up these unique reserves.
After your morning safari activity (time-permitting) and a scrumptious breakfast you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to connect with your scheduled flight to Johannesburg.