11 Days
Air-Inclusive
Departs Daily

Overview

Explore the Cape Wine Region at your leisure and indulge in the best the winelands has to offer. This package includes stays in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and a safari at Kapama Private Game Reserve.


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2

CAPE TOWN

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your 2-hour flight on South African Airways to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Queen Victoria Hotel

Day 3

Cape Town

After breakfast you will be met by your English speaking driver-guide for your full day private tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour takes you on an unforgettable journey to the mythical meeting place of the two great oceans. Breathtaking scenic beauty contrasts with the harsh rugged conditions of the most south-westerly edge of the African continent. Highlights include a visit to the historic town of Simon's Town, Groot Constantia Wine Estate or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional for own account), the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Chapman's Peak (weather permitting)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Queen Victoria Hotel

Day 4

CAPE TOWN

Today is at leisure for you to explore Cape Town.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Queen Victoria Hotel

Day 5

STELLENBOSCH

After breakfast your local English-speaking driver-guide will meet you at the hotel for a private tour of the Cape wine region. Discover the beauty and history of the Cape Winelands. Cape Dutch architecture, rolling vineyards, fine wines and beautiful mountain ranges are the order of the day. Highlights include a visit to the historical town of Stellenbosch, famous for its Cape Dutch architecture and wine tastings in some of the finest wine estates.

After the full day in the Cape Winelands, you will be transferred to your hotel

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Evergreen Manor & Spa

Day 6

STELLENBOSCH

Today is at leisure for you to explore Stellenbosch, the heart of South Africa's wine region.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Evergreen Manor & Spa

Day 7

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, where, on arrival you will connect with a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Kapama River Lodge.

Overnight on a full board basis at Kapama River Lodge

Day 8

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Across all of Kapama’s lodges, two daily game drives are offered and are included in the tariff. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on game drives. Since this is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari in Kapama Private Game Reserve.

The day starts with an early wake-up call between 5am and 5:30am. Tea, coffee and rusks are enjoyed together before heading out at first light. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve. Halfway through the game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9am for a full breakfast. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife around the lodge – nyala antelope and vervet monkeys are frequent visitors, though seeing some of the Big Five is also not uncommon.

At around 3:30pm, everyone gathers for a decadent high tea, before heading out with your ranger and tracker for the afternoon game drive through the reserve. En route, you’ll stop for a sundowner drink and will have a chance to stretch your legs as you watch the sun set over the distant peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.

As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals of the bush come out. The skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight, which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge. Arrival is at the lodge is usually around 7pm, allowing time to freshen up before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

Overnight on a full board basis at Kapama River Lodge

Day 9

KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Another day in the African bush to spend a little more time exploring the bush veld.

Overnight on a full board basis at Kapama River Lodge

Day 10

DEPARTURE

After one last opportunity to track some elusive animal species and a hearty breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the USA

Day 11

Traveling

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (8 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner); Cape Peninsula Tour; Winelands Tour; All ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities


Excludes

Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense - i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers