South Africa Explorer

12 days

Enjoy the best of South Africa, starting in the fabled Cape Winelands where century-old vineyards dot the countryside. Your three-night stay at the Leeu house will provide the perfect respite while you explore the winelands. Continue your adventure in Cape Town with a four-night stay at the Mount Nelson Hotel as the city plays host to a buffet of activities. Next, you are off on a two-night safari experience at Thanda Safari Lodge in pursuit of the Big Five. Finish your South Africa vacation with an intimate two-night safari at Thanda Tented Camp where you will sleep in a traditional safari tent.


  • Explore Cape Winelands
  • Visit centuries old vineyards
  • Tour the Cape Town Peninsula
  • Take a cableway up Table Mountain
  • See the ‘Big Five’ whilst game viewing
  • Enjoy a unique cultural Zulu experience
  • Game walks
Zebras on a Great Migration Safari


DAYS 1-3

Welcome to the Cape Winelands

Welcome to Africa. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Leeu House, set in secluded gardens in the picturesque town of Franschhoek. Settle in and then enjoy dinner at The Restaurant, where you might enjoy fresh pea and garden mint risotto with homemade white cheese or perhaps Oak Valley Angus beef with heirloom carrots, foie gras and beef jus. Compliment dinner by savoring a fine bottle of local wine. Over the next few days, explore Franschhoek, a picturesque town surrounded by three mountain ranges with beautiful, centuries old vineyards dotting the landscape. Cape Dutch architecture lends charm to the city. You have the option of exploring the many wineries on site with a tour.

DAYS 4-7

Cape Town

Head to Cape Town, a bustling, cosmopolitan area with the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront against the spectacular backdrop of iconic Table Mountain. Check into the Mount Nelson Hotel, where you will enjoy the next 4 nights. While you are in Cape Town, you may wish to explore some more. Enjoy a peninsula tour, stopping to see penguins or kayak out to an island. If you are fascinated by history, Robben Island is a must-see. Cape Town is also full of world class dining. When you are not enjoying the sights in Cape Town, you can relax poolside or treat yourself to a spa treatment at the hotel.

DAYS 8-9

Safari at Thanda Safari Lodge

Today you will fly to Thanda Safari Lodge, a unique lodge shaped like a Zulu homestead. Known for exciting encounters with Big Five wildlife days are planned around rising early to enjoy the bush, where you can spy game from your safari vehicle or whilst you explore on a bush walk. You may  have an opportunity to enjoy a special beach picnic, or go on a unique hippo and crocodile cruise.

DAY 10-11

 A Tented Safari Experience

Immerse yourself in the quiet of the African bush in this beautiful tented camp, with a private sundeck. Spend your days tracking wildlife and experiencing the natural beauty of the African Fauna and Flora.

DAY 12


Enjoy your last breakfast in the bush and a final game drive prior to your departure flight.