Travel + Leisure Special South Africa Safari
Enjoy the best of South Africa with this tailor-made safari created exclusively for Travel + Leisure. Start 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 for a two-night extraordinary safari experience at Thanda Safari Lodge in pursuit of seeing 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. Special Price for Travel + Leisure readers- $4,129. Normal price- $5,899.
- Explore Cape Winelands
- Visit centuries old vineyards
- Tour the Cape Town Peninsula
- Take a cableway up Table Mountain
- See the “Big Five” of game viewing
- Enjoy a unique Zulu cultural experience
- Game walks
Itinerary at a Glance
Welcome to Cape Winelands, South Africa
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, 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 exploring the many wineries on site with a tour.
Head to Cape Town, a bustling, cosmopolitan area with a stunning backdrop of the Victoria and Alfred waterfront and the 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 enjoy some tours. 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 at Cape Town, you can relax poolside or treat yourself to a spa treatment at the hotel.
Safari at Thanda Safari Lodge
Transfer to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Durban. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to Thanda safari Lodge, a unique lodge shaped like a Zulu homestead. This lodge is known for encounters with Big Five wildlife. Rise early to enjoy the bush, looking for game from your safari vehicle or on a bush walk. You may have an opportunity to enjoy a special beach picnic, or go on a unique hippo and crocodile cruise.
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 beauty of the African bush.
Enjoy your last breakfast in the bush and a final game drive before you transfer to Durban airport. Fly from Durban to Johannesburg before connecting with your international flight home.