Spend seven days enjoying two of South Africa’s most sought-after areas: the Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger Park. This Wineland’s portion of the trip makes use of the quaint village of Franschhoek as a base. From here we explore not just the Winelands but other gems of the Cape including the peninsula and the coastal town of Hermanus.

Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands

The safari aspect makes use of one of the private game lodges within the Kruger Park and will be once in a lifetime experience, where you enjoy open vehicle safaris in a wildlife-rich wilderness area of the Kruger Park.

Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 – Arrive in Cape Town, and transfer to the Cape Winelands. Basse Provence Country House.
Day 2 – Tour of the Cape Peninsula.
Day 3 - Tour to Hermanus & Hemel en Aarde Wine Region
Day 4 – Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Skukuza. Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park.
Day 5 & 6 - On safari at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park.
Day 7 - Transfer back to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg Airport for your onward journey.

Day 01 - Arrive Cape Town, Transfer to Cape Winelands

Arriving in Cape Town, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the picturesque village of Franschhoek, a one-hour 15-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Check into your room at the Basse Provence Country House where you will stay for (3) nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Included in your stay is a complimentary Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery.

Basse Provence, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Situated just across the river from the Rickety Bridge Wine Estate, dating back to the late 1700s, the Basse Provence Guest House is a beautifully restored 1850s Cape Dutch Manor house. Beautiful views of vineyards and mountains greet you each day and with just eight rooms the guest house offers true intimacy and personal attention. World-class wine tastings, fine dining and classic Cape Winelands countryside are what you can expect when staying at the Basse Provence Guest House. Franschhoek is now a vibrant little village in the very pretty surroundings of the Cape Winelands. Founded by the French Hugenouts this little place has been very well preserved and offers a good insight into the architecture and history of the Cape, as well as easy access to some of the finest Cape wine estates.

Basse Provence, Room Interior
Basse Provence, Cape Winelands, South Africa

Day 02 - Full Day Tour of the Cape Peninsula

Today we spend a full day exploring the Cape Peninsula with a leisurely stop for lunch. The highlights of the day’s itinerary include a visit to the rocky headlands of the Cape of Good Hope as well as a stop at the famous Boulders Beach penguin colony. We pass through Hout Bay and stop for a 40-minute boat trip to Duiker Island (optional extra) where you can see thousands of Cape fur seals up close in their natural environment. We drive through the historical naval town of Simon’s Town to Boulders Beach famous for its African penguins.

African penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa

During the day you may have the fortune to see baboons, bontebok, ostriches, a diversity of birds and even southern right whales (seasonal) in the Cape Point Nature Reserve. We finish our day at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden at the eastern foot of Table Mountain.

Day 03 - Full day Tour to Hermanus & Hemel en Aarde Wine Region

Today we spend a full day exploring the coastal town Hermanus located about 140 kilometres from Cape Town, with a leisurely stop for lunch.  Have a whale of a time in Hermanus, the seaside village famous for its whale-watching from June through November, as well as its natural scenic beauty, long stretches of pristine beaches and excellent variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. On this tour, we also take in the spectacular vistas and wines that the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley has to offer.

Hermanus is well known for its land-based whale watching

• Spectacular, diverse scenery
• Harold Porter National Botanical Garden
• Betties Bay penguins
• Quaint village of Hermanus
• Seasonal whale watching (June to November)
• Lunch at a restaurant of your choice, at your own expense
• Wine tasting in the Hemel-en-Aarde region (at your own expense)

Day 04 - Cape Winelands to Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

After having had a good taste of the Cape and its Winelands and mountains, you are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for the three-hour flight to Skukuza in the world-famous Kruger National Park. Here you will be met and transferred to the Rhino Post Safari Lodge where you spend the next (3) nights on a fully inclusive basis. Included in your stay are:  Accommodation, brunch, high tea, dinner, teas/coffees, twice daily game viewing activities and park fees.

Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger Park

Day 05 - 06 - On Safari at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

Days spent on twice-daily guided safaris in the great Kruger National Park. Covering over 2 million hectares in South Africa’s northeastmost corner, the Kruger National Park is possibly Africa’s most wildlife species-rich reserve, with about 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. This includes Africa’s Big 5 as well as scores of other animals including hippos, crocodiles, wild dogs and cheetahs. The Rhino Post Safari Lodge is located in a private concession in the southwest region of this giant game reserve. The camp is small with wooden walkways connecting the rooms and the main area. It overlooks a dry river bed that is home to large green trees and the chance to see passing wildlife is good. Game drive safaris are conducted both on the concession on the extensive public road network of the Kruger Park.

On safari, Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger Park
Swimming Pool at Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger Park

Day 07 - Kruger Park to Johannesburg

After your breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Skukuza Airport where you will board your flight back to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for your onward arrangements.

Tour Cost

Jan - Apr 2023
R42,796 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

May - Oct 2023
R45,507 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

Nov - Dec 2023
R45,706 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

Jan - Apr 2024
R43,305 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

May - Oct 2024
R49,935 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

Nov - Dec 2024
R50,246 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)

03 Night’s accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
03 Night’s accommodation on a fully inclusive basis - Rhino Post Safari Lodge only:  Brunch, high tea, dinner, teas/coffees and twice daily game viewing activities, park fees and the services of professional ranger and camp staff.

All road transfers as per itinerary
Complimentary Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery
Full-Day Cape Peninsula Tour as per itinerary
Full-day Heavenly Hermanus Tour as per itinerary
02 Standard lunches as per itinerary
Tourism levy of 1%

Cape Town - Johannesburg one way, incl. taxes (BA H class)
Johannesburg - Nelspruit - Johannesburg return, incl. taxes (SAA Y class)

Visas, if required
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified
Meals not specified
Table Mountain Tickets (weather dependent)
Flights not specified
Travel Insurance
Additional activities/sightseeing/entry fees/park fees not specified

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