The Experience

Experience all that South Africa has to offer – cosmopolitan culture, world-class food and wine and great game-viewing opportunities – on this epic independent itinerary.

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel. Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa

Day 2: Sabi Sands Game Reserve | Vast South African Wilderness Fly to the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge, a luxurious and progressive safari destination situated in the game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The remainder of your day is at leisure to enjoy the game viewing activities on offer. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 3: Sabi Sands Game Reserve | Safari & the Big Five, Embark on game drives in search of Africa,™s Big Five, elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. Safari drives take place each morning and evening in open Land Rovers through a wide variety of habitats, allowing you to view the vast interactions of the wild. You may also experience the natural environment on foot on a guided walking safari. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge | Meals: B L D

Day 4: Thornybush Game Reserve | Breathtaking Open Savannah After breakfast, fly to Royal Malewane, an exclusive, personalized African safari getaway featuring six palatial suites the heart of the bush. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your own private deck and plunge pool or the activities on offer. Royal Malewane | Meals: B L D

Days 5-6: Thornybush Game Reserve | Wildlife Adventures Fill two days with game drives tailored to suit your interests, such as tracking your favorite animals. Set off at dawn and dusk, exploring the bush on foot with expert guides and trackers at your side. Royal Malewane | Meals: B L D

Day 7: Winelands | Food and Wine Capital Fly to Cape Town, where you are met and transferred to the Winelands and your hotel in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, known for its renowned wineries and celebrated restaurants. La Residence | Meals: B

Day 8: Winelands | Legendary Wine Country Embark on a full-day tour of the Winelands. Explore Stellenbosch with a local guide deeply familiar with the town, before visiting the picturesque Rustenberg Estate, a family-owned winery. Enjoy lunch in the quaint village of Franschhoek, followed by a cheese tasting at a local fromagerie and a final winetasting and cellar tour at Plaisir de Merle estate. Later, travel to historic Paarl, passing the Victor Verster Prison where former President Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. La Residence | Meals: B L

Day 9: Cape Town | Awe-inspiring Cape Point Today you discover the majestic sights of Cape Point. Journey past the “bikini beaches” of Clifton and Camps Bay at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles Mountains, over the Suikerbossie Pass and into Hout Bay valley with its bustling fishing harbor. Continue on over the Chapman’s Peak Drive (subject to road conditions) and along the Atlantic coast to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Climb or ride the Flying Dutchman funicular up to the lighthouse for spectacular views out over the cape. Next, visit Boulders Beach for a look at its famous colony of African penguins before driving to Kalk Bay with its brightly painted boats, where you may have the opportunity to buy your supper straight from a fisherman. Travel through pretty Constantia, the cradle of the South African wine industry, and stop at Kirstenbosch for a private tour of the National Botanical Garden. Cape Grace | Meals: B

Day 10: Cape Town | Dazzling City By The Sea Begin your day with a drive through the suburb of Tamboerskloof to the lower cableway station on Table Mountain, which you ascend by cable car (weather permitting) for stunning views of the city and sea. Next, drive the streets of old Cape Town, along Adderley Street, taking in notable buildings like the Groote Kerk church. Take an easy walk through the tranquil Company Gardens, discovering the Houses of Parliament, the Tuynhuis, National Art Gallery and more. Later, return to your hotel for the rest of your day at leisure. Cape Grace | Meals: B

Day 11: Depart Cape Town Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meals: B

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