South Africa

CAPE, WINE & SAFARI - 8 Days (Luxury Package)

A Bucket List trip - Experiencing the best of South Africa in 8 Days (Luxury Package)

CAPE, WINE & SAFARI - 8 Days (Luxury Package)

A Bucket List trip - Experiencing the best of South Africa in 8 Days (Luxury Package)

Explore South Africa's Cape Peninsula, Cape Town's historical center, and the Kruger National Park adjacent Sabi Sand Game Reserve on this 8-day Luxury adventure. Immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, encounter penguins, hike Table Mountain, indulge in wine tastings, and embark on thrilling game drives. Unforgettable experiences await on this action-packed itinerary.

Pricing: Is per person based on double occupancy, pricing is subject to change, and is based on low season.

Accommodation Upgrades: Can be arranged on request we offer upscale safari lodge upgrades.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cape Town

Begin your South African adventure in Cape Town, where you'll be warmly greeted at the airport and seamlessly transferred to your city hotel. Relax and settle in as you prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey starting in the vibrant and captivating city of Cape Town.

Overnight: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel (or Similar)

Property Overview:

Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is part of the Kloof Street Neighbourhood and is a grand old dame (with National Monument status) dating back to the early 1800s. The hotel is elegantly styled in beautiful emerald green, classic black and white, and touches of gold. This sophisticated style brings her firmly into the 21st century, without losing any of her charm.


Day 2: Cape Peninsula & Boulder Penguin Colony

Begin your Cape Town adventure with a thrilling full-day tour of the stunning Cape Peninsula. Accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide, embark on a scenic journey to the Cape of Good Hope Reserve, where you'll witness the breathtaking meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Marvel at the dramatic coastal landscapes and lookout for fascinating wildlife along the way.

Next, visit the famous Boulder penguin colony, home to adorable African penguins. Get up close and personal with these charming creatures as they waddle along the sandy shores.

Continue your exploration with a leisurely walk along the popular Kalk Bay coast, soaking in the natural beauty and vibrant atmosphere. For the adventurous at heart, take a refreshing swim in the invigorating ocean waters—an activity beloved by Capetonians.

Indulge in a delicious lunch at a charming family-owned restaurant located near the coast, savoring local flavors and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the coastal ambiance and relish the coastal cuisine.

This full-day adventure promises unforgettable moments, breathtaking scenery, and a true taste of the Cape Peninsula's natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Overnight: Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel (or Similar)

Day 3: Table Mountain Adventure

Kick off your Cape Town adventure with a thrilling hike up Table Mountain alongside your knowledgeable guide or opt for a scenic cable car ride to the top. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscapes. Afterwards, embark on a captivating walking tour of Cape Town's historical center, discovering its rich heritage and iconic landmarks.

Savor a delightful lunch before venturing into the renowned wine country. Along the way to Franschhoek, make a stop for a wine tasting experience, immersing yourself in the flavors and aromas of South African wines. As you arrive in Franschhoek, your guide bids you farewell, allowing you to relish a day of exploration at your own pace in this charming town known for its culinary delights and picturesque vineyards.

Overnight: La Clé

Property Overview:

La Clé invites each of their guests to unlock the secrets to living like a local in Franschhoek. Guests are made to feel that this is their home away from home. Spread over two working farms and a short walk from the village, this French-accented retreat has a working vineyard, orchards and lavender-flecked gardens. Located in the heart of Franschhoek village are five distinctly styled suites and four exclusive-use villas.


Day 4: Explore the Cape Winelands

On Day 4 of your South African adventure, get ready for a day of indulgence and exploration in the picturesque Cape Winelands. Hop aboard the charming wine tram, a unique and scenic way to access a variety of wineries nestled in and around the valley. Relax and enjoy the stunning vineyard landscapes as you are transported from one winery to another, savoring exquisite wines and immersing yourself in the region's rich wine culture.

Alternatively, if you're seeking a more active experience, we offer the option to explore the valley on two wheels. We provide mountain bikes for your full day at leisure, along with a recommended route that allows you to pedal through the vineyards, soak in the breathtaking views, and discover hidden gems along the way.

After a day of wine tasting or cycling adventures, return to the charming La Clé. Nestled in the heart of the Cape Winelands, this elegant accommodation offers a comfortable and luxurious retreat, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay.

Indulge in the region's culinary delights, unwind amidst the beautiful surroundings, and prepare for more unforgettable experiences on your South African journey.

Overnight: La Clé

Day 5: Safari Time - Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)

Bid farewell to the Cape Winelands as you're met in the morning and transferred to the airport. Board your flight to Hoedspruit, where a friendly local representative will be waiting for you upon arrival. Enjoy a seamless transfer to the northern part of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park, an area renowned for its game viewing and prolific leopard sightings. Settle into the Simbambili Game Lodge accommodation, your luxurious home for the next three nights.

Overnight: Simbambili Game Lodge or a similar

Property Overview:

Simbambili Game Lodge, located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, is a must for the romantic at heart. A Moroccan-style experience in the heart of Africa, each of Simbambili Game Lodge’s Suites has been designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, whilst being carefully positioned to enhance privacy. The central kaleidoscope to all Suites is the sweeping savannah, which can be viewed from the privacy of the en-suite bathrooms or plunge pools. The Sabi Sand is famous for its big five and has the highest concentration of leopards in the world, offering cat lovers a chance to meet the stars of Simbambili Game Lodge in their natural habitat. Each of the eight luxury suites offers spectacular views. Take in these dramatic vistas from the unique en-suite bathrooms or from the comfort of the private plunge pools or day beds.


Day 6 & 7: Safari - Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park)

Prepare for an extraordinary safari experience in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Park). Embark on morning and evening game drives led by expert guides who possess an intimate knowledge of the reserve. Explore the vast landscapes and encounter the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard) along with a myriad of other fascinating wildlife species. Marvel at the incredible biodiversity and enjoy the thrill of spotting animals in their natural habitats. Each day offers a unique opportunity to witness the wonders of the African bush and create lifelong memories.

Overnight: Simbambili Game Lodge or a similar

Day 8: Last Morning on Safari

Relish your last morning in the Klaserie Private Reserve, savoring the sights and sounds of the wilderness. After a final game drive, bid farewell to this captivating region as you're transferred back to Hoedspruit for your onward flight to your next destination. Reflect on your unforgettable safari experiences and carry the memories of South Africa's abundant wildlife with you.

Additional Trip Info

  • All road transfers between airports and hotels/lodges
  • Accommodation at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel hotel in a classic room on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Two full days of touring with a private vehicle and guide, including lunch, park fees, cableway tickets and wine tasting, wine tram ticket
  • Accommodation at La Cle Lodge in a courtyard room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation at Simbambili Game Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (all meals, local brand drinks, 2 safaris daily, park and conservation fees)
    • All dinners in Cape Town and Franschhoek
    • One lunch in Franschhoek
    • Wine tastings at wineries visited by the wine tram
    • Optional mountain bike rental
    • Additional touring on free day in Franschhoek
    • Premium drinks, spa treatments and any additional activities on safari
    • Internal flights Cape Town - Hoedspruit - onwards (can be booked on request)
    • International flights

    Download PDF - Trip and Property (Accommodation) Overview

    About the Safari Lodge:

    Simbambili Game Lodge, situated in the northern region of the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger Park, offers an exceptional safari experience. The lodge provides elegant accommodations that harmonize with the untouched natural surroundings. With a captivating view of a waterhole, it's difficult to tear yourself away when you can witness herds of elephants gathering for a drink or playful warthogs frolicking in the mud.

    A key factor in Simbambili's success lies in the tenure of its managers and gracious hosts, Mike and Tania, who have dedicated over a decade to the lodge. Together with their devoted team, they deliver warm and personalized service, attending to every detail.

    The lodge features seven chic suites, each boasting a private deck, plunge pool, and shaded Sala bed. For couples and newlyweds seeking more seclusion, the Honeymoon and Waterhole suites are tucked away on the outskirts of the main camp, offering extra space and privacy.

    Indulge in delectable cuisine crafted from fresh ingredients sourced from the Thornybush Community Garden and local suppliers. Our menu options range from à la carte dining to boma barbecues, and we invite you to savor leisurely bush breakfasts and dinners.

    At Simbambili, our highly skilled guides and trackers possess an extensive wealth of knowledge about the bush, ensuring unforgettable experiences for our guests on game drives, guided bush walks, and intimate conversations by the fireside at night.

    What awaits you at Simbambili Game Lodge:

    • Your first enchanting leopard sighting
    • Observing wildlife from the comfort of your private deck's shaded Sala bed
    • Cozy morning game drives in winter with hot water bottles
    • Savoring gin & tonics in the sunken lounge
    • Stargazing accompanied by the distant calls of hyenas

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