South Africa is one of the most breath-taking countries in the world. Landscapes vary from tropical beaches to rugged mountains and bushveld, offering a unique diversity of experiences. Cape Town has become a coveted destination for its world-class restaurants, iconic wine farms, and majestic mountains. De Hoop is a nature-lovers paradise, a place to rest in silent exclusion. Plettenberg Bay boasts dense vegetation, a litany of adventure sports, and great beaches with warm water. Garonga Safari Camp is located in the private Makalali Nature Reserve, offering the privilege of seeing wildlife without the crowds typical of Kruger National Park.

There is so much to see in South Africa that the country warrants a visit of at least two weeks or more. If you only have a limited time, we created a highlighted ‘Classical’ style itinerary. We have curated a collection of the most stylish, intimate, and authentic lodges and villas in South Africa to create a bespoke experience normally reserved for locals “in the know.”

Day 1

Arrival Cape Town International | Sundown at the top of Table Mountain | Kensington Place

Day 2

Brunch at Roundhouse overlooking Camps Bay | Curated Cape Town city tour | Sailing Table Bay at sunset | Kensington Place

Day 3

Hiking driving or kayaking in Cape Point | Swim with penguins at Boulders Beach | Botanical walk through Kirstenbosch Gardens | Kensington Place

Day 4

Private cellar wine tasting | Wine and chocolate pairing | Gourmet picnic at Noble Hill | Babylonstoren Farmhouse

Day 5

Garden tour, wine tasting, and tea ceremony at Babylonstoren | Lunch at Babel | Babylonstoren Farmhouse

Day 6 – 7

Drive to Hermanus | Kayaking, whalewatching, hiking | The Thatch House

Day 8 – 9

De Hoop Nature Reserve | Coastal wildlife hike | Sandboarding | Morukuru Ocean Lodge

Day 10 – 11

Plettenberg Bay | Beach, swimming, adventure activities | Emily Moon River Lodge

Day 12 – 14

Fly to Kruger Park | Game drives | Sleep under the stars | Garonga Safari Lodge

Day 15

Take one final game drive en route to the local airport and fly to either Cape Town or Johannesburg in time for your international flight home.

 

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