10D Capetown
Waterfront, Winelands and Wildlife

Indulge in a South African adventure that combines the Cape’s beautiful beaches with wine tasting in the magnificent Winelands and Big Five game viewing in the country’s most famous game reserves. Begin your adventure in the shadow of Table Mountain as you explore the stunning scenery and rich history of Cape Town. Move on to sampling some of world’s best vintages in the charming town of Franschhoek, known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. Combine your wine tasting with a touch of outdoor adventure before setting off in search of the Big Five. Travel to one of the wildlife-rich private game reserves bordering the famed Kruger National Park for an exclusive game viewing experience.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:
• Scenic Cape Town in the shadow of Table Mountain
• Sampling some of the world’s finest wines in the picturesque Cape Winelands
• A classic safari experience in South Africa’s best renowned private game reserves

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE:
• Sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean
• Experience wine tasting on horseback
• Listen to the call of the wild as you explore the African bush on foot

SPECIALLY CREATED FOR:
• Keen safari-goers
• First time Africa travellers
• Anyone starved of relaxation
• Wine connoisseurs

Destination Climax
Muizenberg Beach

On arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the team, who will transfer you to your hotel in Cape Town. With Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town has been famed for centuries as the Tavern of the Seas. A melting pot of cultures, South Africa’s Mother City is home to South Africa’s first mosque, the country’s oldest wine farm, a 350-year-old garden, timelessly beautiful beaches and award-winning restaurants.

Penguin Farm, Boulder beach, Cape town

Explore the scenic beauty and varied attractions of Cape Town, beginning with a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views from its flat top. Browse vibrant Greenmarket Square, one of the city’s oldest markets, and walk through Company Gardens, established by Dutch settlers in 1652. Visit the traditional Malay Quarter, with it brightly coloured houses, and indulge in a glimpse into one of the city’s vibrant cultures. Drive through the lovely scenery of the Cape Peninsula to beautiful Hout Bay and over the truly awe-inspiring Chapman’s Peak Drive. Touch on the continent’s most south-western point at the Cape of Good Hope and admire the views from the old lighthouse at Cape Point.

Spice Route Winery

Cape Winelands

Set off for the town of Franschhoek, situated in the Cape Winelands. Breath-taking Franschhoek is tucked away in a valley tightly hemmed in by mountains. It is here that a small band of French Huguenots settled in 1688 and began the viniculture that the region is renowned for today. Impressive vineyards and beautifully restored homesteads, such as Boschendal, still dot the region. Visit the impressive Huguenot Memorial and the neighbouring museum, as well as to wander through some of the town’s beautiful rose gardens.

Spice Route Winery

Kick off the day at the Spice Route Winery, where you can indulge your taste buds with wine, beer, chocolate and biltong tasting. A glass-blowing shop provides fascinating artistic displays. The next stop is Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm on a tour of the crocodile ponds, which house more than a thousand of the reptiles. Enjoy the opportunity to handle a baby crocodile and, in summer months, witness the daily feeding. The day ends at Spier Wine Estate, where wine tasting is combined with a visit to the Eagle Encounter birds of prey rehabilitation centre. Here you can visit the bird enclosure or interact with some of Africa’s largest raptors and owls. If you prefer your day to be more active, combine wine tasting with horse riding on a horseback adventure through some of the area’s scenic wine estates. Alternatively, explore the winding trails surrounding the town on a mountain bike, stopping frequently to drink in the beautiful views.

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Visit Ngala Private Game Reserve or Thornybush Private Game Reserve, both of which neighbour the famous Kruger National Parks, the largest game reserve in South Africa. A number of private wildlife reserves, including Ngala Private Game Reserve, share unfenced borders with this massive natural area, allowing wildlife to roam unfettered. Visitors will also discover bushman rock paintings and majestic archaeological sites illustrating man’s interaction with the environment over many centuries.