SOUTH AFRICAN WINE SAFARI
This itinerary is based on a 2019 tour as an example.
Contact your consultant to discuss any up-coming tours.
Friday 23 August 2019 | Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by your private guide and vehicle and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and some South African wine on arrival and meet your fellow travel companions. (D)
Accommodation: 3 nights The Table Bay Hotel
(Luxury Twin/King Room) including breakfast.
The Table Bay Hotel is the ultimate in 5 star luxury accommodation when looking for Cape Town hotels. The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town is set on the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, close to Sea Point, Newlands, Green Point and the City Centre. The luxury Cape Town hotel boasts 329 fully air-conditioned rooms that range from luxury rooms and family rooms to superior luxury rooms and suites. All Table Bay Hotel rooms are fitted with walk-in cupboards, marble finishes and writing desks. Room service is available 24/7 and a turn down service is issued twice a day.
Saturday 24 August 2019 to Sunday 25 August 2019 | Cape Town
Explore Cape Town, surely one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
On Saturday, travel by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, with 360 degree views over Cape Town and its surrounds. Then on to Groot Constantia (established 1685), the oldest winery in Africa, for tasting and lunch. After lunch a visit to the expansive, and spectacular Kirstenbosch Gardens, on the site of Cecil Rhodes’ Cape Town residence.
Sunday will be more relaxed, allowing you to further explore Cape Town, especially the restaurant and shopping precincts on the V & A Waterfront, where your hotel is located. (B,L)
Monday 26 August 2019 | Stellenbosch/Paarl/Franschhoek
This morning after breakfast we travel into the heart of South Africa’s Winelands. First stop is Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s oldest and prettiest towns. Then on to Paarl, centre of South Africa’s wine industry, and finally Franschhoek (‘French Corner’), first settled by Huguenot refugees, from France. On the way you will have a winery lunch, and the opportunity for several tastings. (B,L)
Accommodation: 3 nights Basse Provence Country House
(Luxury Double – Elizabeth) including breakfast.
Set beneath 300 year old oak trees, this luxurious retreat on an historic Cape Dutch wine farm, offers a la carte breakfasts to be enjoyed on the vast lawns or at our neighbouring estate, Rickety Bridge and guarantees our guests a first-hand taste of the gourmet capital of South Africa.
Our luxurious accommodation includes a total of 8 spacious and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, all fully equipped with mini-bars, tea/coffee making facilities, DSTV and air-conditioning. Our Manor suite and Elizabeth suite, found in our Country Guest House, are among the finest in Franschhoek and have the privacy of their own entrance with access to the guesthouse pool and sunny breakfast terrace.
Tuesday 27 August 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019 | Franschhoek
Days at leisure with your guide, exploring some of the most beautiful wine locations in the world. Tuesday will focus on Stellenbosch and Franschhoek wineries, with the opportunity to taste some of the best South Africa has to offer, as well as a winery lunch. On Wednesday you have a chance to further take in the charms of Franschhoek – possibly more tastings, a trip on the Wine Tram, shopping, or just taking in the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, that abounds in the town. (B,L)
Thursday 29 August 2019 |Robertson
This morning after breakfast you will travel to the quaint and pretty town of Robertson, through some rugged and spectacular mountain scenery. On the way we will enjoy a tasting of Cap Classique (sparkling) wines, and a winery lunch. After lunch, further tastings at some of Robertson’s best wineries. (B,L)
Accommodation: 1 night Robertson Small Hotel
(1 x Stable Suite & 8 x Pool Suite Rooms) including breakfast.
We are proud to be Robertson’s only five-star accommodation and have been routinely named among South Africa’s finest luxury country hotels. We believe the small things make a big difference. The Robertson Small Hotel has 10 en-suite rooms in The Manor House, Stables and Poolside suites. Built in 1909, the Manor House is now a National Monument. The four Manor House suites sport typically Victorian high, embossed ceilings and large windows onto the veranda.
Friday 30 August 2019 | Hermanus
This morning after breakfast we travel to Hermanus, reputedly the best land-based place in the world for whale watching. It is also the centre of the Walker’s Bay wine region – the coolest and most innovative in Africa. On the way we will visit the Hemel en Arde (Heaven and Earth) Valley, where we will have further wine tastings and lunch. (B,L)
2 nights Auberge Burgundy Guesthouse (Standard Room) including breakfast.
The Auberge Burgundy Guest House, which is set above the picturesque Old Harbour, in the historic heart of Hermanus (the hub of the famous Whale Coast) is a charming Provencal style establishment with fragrant courtyards and stone terraces.
The traveller’s love affair with Hermanus began well over a century ago. The magnificent scenery and perfect setting between mountains and sea, and the many opportunities for recreation and relaxation continue to attract visitors today.
The Auberge Burgundy Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service and is surrounded by restaurants, the craft market, boutiques, art galleries and quaint shopping malls. It has the salt sea air of one of the world’s most magnificent eco-destinations in the world – the cool blue sea of Walker Bay is within 50m of our front door.
Saturday 31 August 2019 | Hermanus
Today you will have the chance to explore this pretty coastal town. Perhaps a whale watching cruise, more wine tasting, or just relaxing in one of the cafes or bars on the seafront. (B)
**Note: Option to depart tour in Hermanus and not go on to the game reserve – contact us for details**
Sunday 1 September 2019 | Manyeleti Game Reserve
This morning after breakfast you will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit – Not included in costing
On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred by road to your lodge located in the Manyeleti Game Reserve (meaning ‘Place of the Stars’), which borders the Kruger National Park, between the Timbavati and the Sabi Sand Game Reserves. (B,D)
Accommodation: 3 nights Honeyguide Khoka Moya (Tent) including all meals and scheduled game viewing activities.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya offers an authentic African experience without sacrificing luxury, safety or comfort. The camp offers 12 spacious and comfortable tented rooms furnished in a contemporary style. Each tent is en-suite with double shower and separate toilet. A private outdoor seating area in front of each tent allows guests to relax and take in sights and sounds of the bush. The main reception area reflects a contemporary design being built of steel, corrugated iron and recycled timber. The large lounge and dining areas of the camp overlook manicured green lawns leading to the swimming pool.
Monday 2 September 2019 to Tuesday 3 September 2019 | Manyeleti Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and afternoon game activities. (BLD)
Wednesday 4 September 2019 | End of South African Wine Safari
After breakfast and an early morning game, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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