Spend seven days enjoying two of South Africa’s most sought after areas: the Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger Park. This winelands portion of the trip makes use of the quaint village of Franschoek 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.
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.
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.
Situated just across the river from the Rickety Bridge Wine Estae that dates back to the late 1700’s, the Basse Provence Guest House is a beautifully restored 1850’s 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 is what you can expect when staying at the Basse Provence Guest House. Franschhoek is now a vibrant little village in the very pretty surrounds of the Cape Winelands. Founded by the French Hugenouts this little place has been very well preserved and offers a good insight into the architechure and history of the Cape, as well as of course offers easy access to some of the finest Cape wine estates.
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.
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 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.
• 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 has a good taste of the Cape and its winelands and mountains, you are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for three-hour flight to Skukuza in the wolrd 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.
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 north east most 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 hippo, crocodile, wild dog and cheetah. The Rhino Post Safari Lodge is located in a private concession in the south west 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 drives safaris are conducted both on the concession on the extensive public road network of the 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 own onward arrangements.
Jan - Apr 2023
ZAR 42 796 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)
May - Oct 2023
ZAR 45 507 per person sharing (x 2 Adults)
Nov - Dec 2023
ZAR 45 706 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 dependant)
Flights not specified
Additional activities / sightseeing / entry fees / park fees not specified