South Africa Luxury Tour: Safari, City, and Winelands

We created this South Africa Luxury Tour for a group of friends celebrating a 30th birthday. They were quite adventurous and they wanted the full South Africa experience: a luxury safari, a stay in Cape Town, and an excursion in the Winelands. This travel package allowed them to do everything on their list for the ultimate Africa adventure.

Upon landing in Johannesburg, they were flown to the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve and their accommodations at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. Their luxurious private villa was the perfect place to unwind and observe the wildlife of the surrounding bush, as the oversized windows gave the impression of being totally surrounded by the African bush. During their 3-night stay, they enjoyed Big 5 safaris and saw some of the many leopards for which Sabi Sands Game Reserve is renowned. Back at the lodge, they were treated to 5-star service, delicious meals, and beautiful views of the surrounding plains.

Next on their South African Safari, they were transferred to the remote and exclusive Marataba Trails Lodge. This luxury lodge, which sits in a mountain pass with breathtaking views of the surrounding region, was designed to give visitors a deep connection with nature. During their 3 nights at Marataba, our clients enjoyed exhilarating hikes through some of South Africa’s most beautiful and untouched landscapes. They enjoyed up-close sightings of giraffes, rhinos, colorful birds, and much more with the help of their expert guide.

Continuing their South Africa Luxury Tour, they flew to the bustling city of Cape Town. They stayed at the luxurious and secluded More Quarters hotel, situated in easy walking distance of many fabulous restaurants, bars, and boutique stores. They enjoyed a walking tour through this beautiful coastal city to discover the many varieties of delicious cuisine on offer. The next day, they took a journey into the Cape Winelands to sample the best wines from Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl.

At last, their magical South Africa Luxury Tour came to an end. They were transferred to the airport to begin their trip home.

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Starting at $4199 per person
Suggested Length 10 days
Our Reference A289
Destinations

Day 1
Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection, and customs before being shown to your onward flight to Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Settle into your luxurious villa at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge overlooking the verdant landscape along the bank of the Sabie River.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Day 2 – 3
Spend the next 2 days exploring the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which is renowned for its excellent leopard sightings. See the Big 5 of Africa on morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks. In the evenings, enjoy delicious meals and unwind in your private plunge pool surrounded by open plains.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Day 4
Today, you will be transferred to Marataba Trails Lodge. This exclusive boutique lodge is utterly disconnected from the stress of the outside world. Enjoy stunning views of the sunset from your open-air suite and rest up for tomorrow’s adventure.
Marataba Trails Lodge

Day 5 – 6
The next 2 days are yours to spend at your leisure. After a scrumptious breakfast, reconnect with nature on guided hikes and walking safaris in some of South Africa’s most beautiful and untouched landscapes. The Marataba trails take you into the mountains, along the rocky river, and into dramatic gorges only accessible by foot. No matter which terrain you wish to explore, you’re sure to run into plenty of wildlife. Return to the luxury lodge each evening with weary legs and an invigorated spirit.
Marataba Trails Lodge

Day 7
Enjoy a private road transfer to Johannesburg Airport, where you’ll catch your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your stylish rooms at More Quarters. This homey hotel is located on a quiet street away from the tourist hub, but is still within easy walking distance of a variety of boutique stores, restaurants and bars, and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain.
More Quarters

Day 8
Today, enjoy a Cape Town Eats walking tour to experience Cape Town’s history, its people, and its cuisine. Indulge in a true taste of Cape Town with culinary samples of traditional food, street food, and modern “foodie” delights. After your half-day tour, spend the afternoon exploring the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town.
More Quarters

Day 9
Spend the day experiencing the very best of South Africa’s delicious wine on a private, full-day tour of the Cape Winelands. Travel through the picturesque valleys of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, enjoying wine tastings in each of these renowned regions. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the area’s many gourmet restaurants.
More Quarters

Day 10
Today, your South Africa Luxury Tour comes to an end. You will be transferred to the airport to begin your journey home.

  • 3 nights Lion Sands Ivory Lodge – all inclusive
  • 3 nights Marataba Trails Lodge – all inclusive
  • 3 nights More Quarters – includes breakfast
  • Private Cape Town Eats walking tour
  • Private Winelands tour
  • All transfers