Enjoy shopping and winetasting in the beautifully scenic Constantia Winelands. A fascinating glimpse into the world of wine-making awaits you in Franschhoek, South Africa’s culinary capital. Experience the African bush in a uniquely pristine setting at the world-renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Day 1 - 4: Constantia
This safari begins at Cape Town International Airport and ends at OR Tambo International Airport.
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of our team who will assist you through passport control and baggage claim, and drive you to your hotel.
With enormous houses set in leafy grounds, Constantia – which lies in the shadow of Table Mountain – is one of Cape Town’s most up-market suburbs. It is here that the Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel, retired in 1699 to develop his much-loved country estate – Groot Constantia. A cultural history museum today, the Estate is world-renowned for both its beautiful buildings and impressive wines that even Napoleon is said to have favored above all others!
Relax for four nights at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel in a luxury double room.
Explorer: The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 5: Franschhoek
After a delicious breakfast you will be driven to Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek.
It was in Franschhoek, in a valley tightly hemmed in by mountains, where a small band of French Huguenots fled to avoid religious prosecution and settled in 1688. Although their original skills as wine-makers have been somewhat exaggerated, they did have in their midst the de Villiers and du Toit brothers, who taught them a thing or two about viniculture. The settlers soon developed impressive vineyards and homesteads, which to this day bear their original French names. Amongst these manor homes is Boschendal, which has been so beautifully restored visitors are expected to remove their shoes before entering! With the impressive Huguenot Memorial, museum and rose garden at its head, the town has just one main street lined with antique shops, cafés and restaurants.
Enjoy two nights at Le Quartier Francais.
Explorer: Le Quartier Francais (B, L, D)
Day 6: Le Quartier Francais
Today you will be whisked away to a selection of exceptional wineries on a private guided tour led by Catherine Dillon, a specialist wine master. The tour takes in the hidden gems of the wine route, with wine makers and viticulturalists on hand to provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of wine making.
Day 7 - 9: Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Today you will be driven to the Cape Town International Airport for a flight to Johannesburg (flight cost not included). On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport a member of our team will be waiting to help you onto a light aircraft flight to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
More than 65 000 ha’s make up the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park. Made up of a number of private game lodges – each one differing in atmosphere – a visit to the area guarantees a never-to-be-forgotten experience of the African bush. With no fences between the farms (or, for that matter, between them and the Kruger Park), animals wander across vast stretches of grazing land as they did years and years ago. With one of the richest game populations in the country, the chances of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are excellent. The Reserve is also home to a host of other animals, but be warned: chances are that one visit to the area will probably lead to many more!
Spend three nights at Dulini Lodge. Accommodation is in a spacious stone cottage on the banks of the Mabrak River.
Adventures include twice-daily game drives (including spotlit night drives) in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with expert guides and Shangaan trackers.
Explorer: Dulini Lodge (B, L, D)
Day 10 : Departure
A light aircraft flight will return you to OR Tambo International Airport, where your adventure with us will end.
What Is Included:
Twin / single accommodation
Welcome and assistance at Cape Town International Airport
Personal Travel Journal
Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees
Complimentary refreshments tray
Daily lodge adventures
Private return road transport as specified above
Scheduled return charter flights (Johannesburg - Sabi Sand Game Reserve)
Private full day winelands tour
Emergency medical evacuation insurance
Tour Additions and Excursions:
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