Big Game & Grapevines

South Africa in Serious Style

Cape Town & Around, Greater Kruger & Panorama Region, Winelands

Duration: 9 nights

Price: From £5,185 per person in mid season based on two adults travelling together including all flights in economy class, accommodation, some meals, private transfers and taxes

The rainbow nation is as colourful as it sounds. Turquoise seas, red-hued deserts and a technicolour of flora make it a destination that will be left vividly imprinted in your memory. A luxury safari camp awaits you at the Timbavati Game Reserve in the iconic Kruger National Park, where you can see a plethora of wildlife species including lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes. Embrace the farm life and sample the silky-smooth local wines at Babylonstoren in the Winelands and explore the trendy Camps Bay area of Cape Town, staying at the Twelve Apostles hotel, which is cocooned by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the renowned Table Mountain. This trip combines the best South African destinations for a trip of a lifetime.
Perfect forAdventurers looking for an immersive, all-round journey across South Africa, incorporating wildlife encounters, wine culture and incredible scenery.
In the knowEnjoy private, tailor-made off-the-beaten-track safaris with expert guides.

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  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Food & Wine
  • Couples
  • First-timers

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Timbavati, South Africa

3 nightsTIMBAVATI 

The Tanda Tula camp at the Timbavati Game Reserve, where you’ll be staying for three nights, is found within the world-famous Kruger National Park – and it’s the place to go for a safari experience of a lifetime. Come nose to nose with hundreds of remarkable mammal and bird species, including the Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes, as well as the white lions that Timbavati is known for. 

Highlights include the opportunity to see fascinating animal behaviour at a close proximity; squeeze into the viewing hole at the water's edge to see these remarkable creatures from an intimate and personal angle. The affinity with wildlife and nature is strong at Tanda Tula – stay in luxury tents out in nature, with four-legged friends as neighbours. You won’t have to pass on luxuries either, with hidden, open-air spas where you can have a treatment as elephants enjoy a mud bath in the water. If you're up for an adventure, the overnight walking safaris, tailored to you, offer the chance to explore the wildlife on foot and to sleep under the stars.
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Winelands, South Africa

2 nightsWINELANDS 

This region of South Africa may be called the Winelands but there is more to it than rows of neatly-panelled grapevines. While you can learn about the state-of-the-art wines during your two-night stay at the Babylonstoren hotel, you can also embrace the farm life and get involved in food workshops and learn how to grow your own salads, discover the secrets of growing indigenous flowers and put on a beehive suit and find out how honeybees forage for pollen and nectar.

The stunning Cape Dutch buildings will delight architecture buffs and you can explore the art scene further by visiting local galleries in the quaint village of Franschhoek, where the famous Huguenot Memorial Monument is found. This beautiful part of the Boland region has a lot to offer but if you’re there solely for the wine, you can hop on a wine tram and enjoy a tour of all the vineyards.
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Camps Bay, South Africa

4 nightsCAPE TOWN

When you arrive at Camps Bay - one of the most affluent areas of Cape Town, with beachfront shops, boutiques and restaurants - you will be whisked away to the marvellous Twelve Apostles hotel for four nights. Flanked by the magnificent mountain range of the same name and the iconic Table Mountain, it is the perfect place to enjoy the secluded beaches and national parks nearby, including Port Campbell National Park and Table Mountain National Park (where you can try activities like mountain biking and climbing and hang gliding).

You'll be staying 10 minutes from the centre of Camps Bay, where you can explore the trendy shops and popular seafood restaurants at The Promenade, catch a music or dance show at the Baxter Theatre, take in the beautiful scenery of Cape Town by cable car and go on a boat trip from the V&A Waterfront. If you feel like venturing out a little further, False Bay on the south-west coast is home to amazing wildlife, including African penguins and southern right whales.
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