A Taste of South Africa

Main destination South Africa 9 Day Tour

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A Taste of South Africa
Welcome to South Africa. This 9-day journey will take you through Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, the wine region of Stellenbosch and to a private game reserve in search of the Big 5! Enjoy morning wellness activities, hiking up to Table Mountain, kayaking around Boulder's Beach to visit the South African penguins and multiple wine farm visits in Stellenbosch. The highlight of your trip will be at the end during a three-night stay at Chisomo Safari Camp where your luxury tents are located inside the private game reserve. Each morning and evening, you will search for many of the locals animals such as Rhinos, Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Cheetahs and Leopards. Enjoy this trip of a lifetime!

Hotels:

  • Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town
  • Spier Hotel, Stellenbosch
  • Chisomo Safari Camp, Limpopo

Included:

Meals:
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
Activities:
  • Dinner Cruise in Cape Town
  • Table Mountain Hike
  • Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Paddle Boarding with Penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Cape Point Funicular
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Full body massage, foot ritual massage and hand treatment massage
  • Take a Wine Drive Safari at Waterford Estate
  • Visit and tasting at Silvermist Wine Estates
  • Visit and tasting at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate
  • Visit and tasting at Thandi Wine Estate
  • Visit and tasting at Vredenheim Wine Estate
  • Six game drives
Other Services:
  • Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in itinerary, or similar. Single room supplement provided.
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary.
  • All transportation during the tour provided on a private basis.
  • Tours as described in itinerary with fully qualified English-speaking guide and driver (unless otherwise stated).
  • Entrance fees where applicable, unless otherwise stated.
  • Porterage for two reasonable pieces of luggage per person at airport
  • 1 x 500ml bottled water per person per day on the vehicle

Not Included:

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • International and domestic airfare throughout the program
  • Domestic and International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, alcohol, etc.
  • Travel Visa (Please confirm Visa requirements prior to travel)
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage
Notes:
  • International flights should arrive into Cape Town Airport and depart out of Johannesburg Airport
  • Domestic flights should depart from Cape Town Airport to Hoedspruit Airport on day 6 and from Hoedspruit Airport to Johannesburg Airport on day 9 


Day 1

Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a private transfer to your hotel where you will start your experience of a lifetime.
Tonight, is at your leisure to experience your well-appointed hotel, and have a taste of the local South African fare. 
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 2

Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast, your day will start with a Table Mountain hike from the lower cable station on Taffelklip Gorge. You will experience jaw dropping photo opportunities of the iconic front face of the mountain and its imposing cliffs as we trail up a beautiful deep ravine. After a brief city tour which highlight areas such as The Cape Castle, City Hall, and Malay Quarter, we conclude our day at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. This opportunity includes a walk above the trees on the Tree Top Canopy, a snake skeleton inspired walkway also known as “The Bookslang”.
After returning to your hotel to freshen up, we head out for dinner at The Alba Restaurant. The Alba, a first of its kind and the only fine dining restaurant boat in Cape Town will take guests on a tour through the fishing industry and yacht harbor in the V&A Waterfront. Expect breathtaking views of the Cape Town skyline from the fully glass-enclosed restaurant boat, including sights like Table Mountain and the sparkling lights of the harbor at night.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 3

Cape Town

This morning we set off for Cape Peninsula where we will experience the sparkling water of the Atlantic Ocean and feel the spray of salt water on your face. Using easy to paddle, two person kayaks, we will explore the crystal waterways of this fascinating area. Enjoy the views of the rocky pools and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your shoulders as you view the penguins waddling over the rocks and gliding through the water! After drying off we visit the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. This area is an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, and a photographer's dream!
Our last stop will be sure to leave you will your adrenaline pumping! Our Zipline Adventure starts high in the mountains and slowly descends down the slopes offering the most amazing panoramic views of Cape Town and surrounds you with indescribable flora and fauna. 
After returning to the hotel for a few hours at leisure, we will end our day with a culinary experience at Pigalle Restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 4

Cape Town - Stellenbosch

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will be met for your transfers to the magical Cape Wineland for an unforgettable wine “Safari”.
The Wine Drive Safari is a unique three-hour trip on a safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg mountain. This experience allows the chance to taste the award-winning estate wines among the vineyards of their origin and will be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biologically diverse and unique. The wine tasting will be accompanied by various light snacks, which are well suited to pair with the individual wines. The experience will culminate with the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, back at the winery.
Upon check in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening on the property grounds.
Meals: Breakfast & Afternoon Snacks
Accommodation: Spier Hotel
Cape Town
Day 5

Stellenbosch

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning at the hotel where you can rent bikes and enjoy the amenities or do a wellness activity with other travelers.
Once refreshed, you will start you wine tasting at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate. Enjoy lunch at leisure on their farm before continuing to Vredenheim. This farm is approximately 328 years old and one of the oldest wine estates in the Stellenbosch area of the Cape Winelands. Winemaking is a time-honored tradition at Vredenheim, steeped in history. Owner Elzabé Bezuidenhout was the first female winemaker in the Stellenbosch Wine Route, making her first wine in 1987.
Your last tasting will take place at Thandi farm. Thandi produces five ranges of wine: Reserve Range (Cabernet Sauvignon), Premium Range (Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz), Pioneer Range (Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc, Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Rose, Sparkling Rose, Sparkling Red, and Sparking White), Rossouw Private Collection (Merlot/Cabernet and Pinotage) and JAC Range (Pinotage, Red Blend and Shiraz).
After the tastings, you will have a chance to freshen up at the hotel before enjoying dinner this evening at Tokara Restaurant. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Spier Hotel
Stellenbosch
Day 6

Stellenbosch- Karongwe Game Reserve

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport.
Upon arrival, we will check in at the Chisomo Safari Camp for the last 3 nights of our unforgettable South African experience.
The lodge is home to luxury air-conditioned, en-suite tents. Guests can expect to indulge in delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lodge offers bush walks, dawn and dusk safaris in open Land rovers, drinks on dusk safaris which include local beer, wine and soft drinks, and daily massage or hand treatments. 
On arrival at Karongwe, once you have settled in, you will be treated to a relaxing foot massage to unwind before enjoying a sumptuous healthy lunch on the deck overlooking the magnificent views of the African Bush. This is followed by an afternoon safari.
Return to the lodge for dinner while taking in the beauty of the nighttime stars all around you. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Stellenbosch- Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 7

Karongwe Game Reserve

Early morning game drive in the private reserve.
Return to the lodge followed by a healthy breakfast.
After breakfast freshen up before you will indulge in a relaxing full body massage to remove all the built-up stress and tension in your body. 
After lunch, you have the opportunity to relax. Do some yoga and/or mediate on your patio before you enjoy the afternoon safari.
Close the day with an unforgettable dinner/Boma dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 8

Karongwe Game Reserve

Choose between doing an early safari or taking the time out to meditate in the quiet of the early morning African sunrise.
Explore the Bush on Foot with our trained Field Guides to bring you closer to the smaller gems of Karongwe. Breakfast is followed by hand massage before you return relaxed and invigorated and recharged. 
Lunch at the lodge. After lunch you have the opportunity to relax. Do some yoga and/or mediate on your patio before you enjoy the afternoon safari.
Close the day with an unforgettable dinner at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 9

Karongwe Game Reserve

Morning game activity
Breakfast at the hotel
Once you have concluded your checkout formalities, you will be met and collected for your transfer through to Hoedspruit Airport.
Meals: Breakfast
Karongwe Game Reserve

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a private transfer to your hotel where you will start your experience of a lifetime.
Tonight, is at your leisure to experience your well-appointed hotel, and have a taste of the local South African fare. 
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 2

Cape Town

After a leisurely breakfast, your day will start with a Table Mountain hike from the lower cable station on Taffelklip Gorge. You will experience jaw dropping photo opportunities of the iconic front face of the mountain and its imposing cliffs as we trail up a beautiful deep ravine. After a brief city tour which highlight areas such as The Cape Castle, City Hall, and Malay Quarter, we conclude our day at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. This opportunity includes a walk above the trees on the Tree Top Canopy, a snake skeleton inspired walkway also known as “The Bookslang”.
After returning to your hotel to freshen up, we head out for dinner at The Alba Restaurant. The Alba, a first of its kind and the only fine dining restaurant boat in Cape Town will take guests on a tour through the fishing industry and yacht harbor in the V&A Waterfront. Expect breathtaking views of the Cape Town skyline from the fully glass-enclosed restaurant boat, including sights like Table Mountain and the sparkling lights of the harbor at night.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 3

Cape Town

This morning we set off for Cape Peninsula where we will experience the sparkling water of the Atlantic Ocean and feel the spray of salt water on your face. Using easy to paddle, two person kayaks, we will explore the crystal waterways of this fascinating area. Enjoy the views of the rocky pools and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your shoulders as you view the penguins waddling over the rocks and gliding through the water! After drying off we visit the Cape of Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. This area is an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom, and a photographer's dream!
Our last stop will be sure to leave you will your adrenaline pumping! Our Zipline Adventure starts high in the mountains and slowly descends down the slopes offering the most amazing panoramic views of Cape Town and surrounds you with indescribable flora and fauna. 
After returning to the hotel for a few hours at leisure, we will end our day with a culinary experience at Pigalle Restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Cape Town
Day 4

Cape Town - Stellenbosch

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, you will be met for your transfers to the magical Cape Wineland for an unforgettable wine “Safari”.
The Wine Drive Safari is a unique three-hour trip on a safari-type vehicle, through the 120-hectare estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg mountain. This experience allows the chance to taste the award-winning estate wines among the vineyards of their origin and will be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so biologically diverse and unique. The wine tasting will be accompanied by various light snacks, which are well suited to pair with the individual wines. The experience will culminate with the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, back at the winery.
Upon check in at the hotel, enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening on the property grounds.
Meals: Breakfast & Afternoon Snacks
Accommodation: Spier Hotel
Cape Town
Day 5

Stellenbosch

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning at the hotel where you can rent bikes and enjoy the amenities or do a wellness activity with other travelers.
Once refreshed, you will start you wine tasting at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate. Enjoy lunch at leisure on their farm before continuing to Vredenheim. This farm is approximately 328 years old and one of the oldest wine estates in the Stellenbosch area of the Cape Winelands. Winemaking is a time-honored tradition at Vredenheim, steeped in history. Owner Elzabé Bezuidenhout was the first female winemaker in the Stellenbosch Wine Route, making her first wine in 1987.
Your last tasting will take place at Thandi farm. Thandi produces five ranges of wine: Reserve Range (Cabernet Sauvignon), Premium Range (Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz), Pioneer Range (Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc, Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz/Rose, Sparkling Rose, Sparkling Red, and Sparking White), Rossouw Private Collection (Merlot/Cabernet and Pinotage) and JAC Range (Pinotage, Red Blend and Shiraz).
After the tastings, you will have a chance to freshen up at the hotel before enjoying dinner this evening at Tokara Restaurant. 
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Spier Hotel
Stellenbosch
Day 6

Stellenbosch- Karongwe Game Reserve

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport.
Upon arrival, we will check in at the Chisomo Safari Camp for the last 3 nights of our unforgettable South African experience.
The lodge is home to luxury air-conditioned, en-suite tents. Guests can expect to indulge in delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lodge offers bush walks, dawn and dusk safaris in open Land rovers, drinks on dusk safaris which include local beer, wine and soft drinks, and daily massage or hand treatments. 
On arrival at Karongwe, once you have settled in, you will be treated to a relaxing foot massage to unwind before enjoying a sumptuous healthy lunch on the deck overlooking the magnificent views of the African Bush. This is followed by an afternoon safari.
Return to the lodge for dinner while taking in the beauty of the nighttime stars all around you. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Stellenbosch- Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 7

Karongwe Game Reserve

Early morning game drive in the private reserve.
Return to the lodge followed by a healthy breakfast.
After breakfast freshen up before you will indulge in a relaxing full body massage to remove all the built-up stress and tension in your body. 
After lunch, you have the opportunity to relax. Do some yoga and/or mediate on your patio before you enjoy the afternoon safari.
Close the day with an unforgettable dinner/Boma dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 8

Karongwe Game Reserve

Choose between doing an early safari or taking the time out to meditate in the quiet of the early morning African sunrise.
Explore the Bush on Foot with our trained Field Guides to bring you closer to the smaller gems of Karongwe. Breakfast is followed by hand massage before you return relaxed and invigorated and recharged. 
Lunch at the lodge. After lunch you have the opportunity to relax. Do some yoga and/or mediate on your patio before you enjoy the afternoon safari.
Close the day with an unforgettable dinner at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Chisomo Safari Camp
Karongwe Game Reserve
Day 9

Karongwe Game Reserve

Morning game activity
Breakfast at the hotel
Once you have concluded your checkout formalities, you will be met and collected for your transfer through to Hoedspruit Airport.
Meals: Breakfast
Karongwe Game Reserve

The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

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