South Africa Anniversary Trip: Luxury Highlights Tour

Enjoy the ultimate getaway in South Africa! Tour Cape Town with a private guide for a local’s perspective of this world-class city. Indulge your senses in the Cape Winelands, South Africa’s culinary capital. Then, head to the exclusive Sabi Sands reserve for a luxury African safari!

This South Africa Anniversary Trip: Luxury Highlights Tour was designed for a couple from Washington, D.C. who wanted a bucket list safari for their honeymoon. They wanted the VIP treatment, so we sent them to boutique, high-end properties and arranged private touring so they could feel like royalty on this special trip.

Their trip began in the beautiful, coastal city of Cape Town. They spent 4 nights in a gorgeous villa with a private deck overlooking Table Mountain. They spent a day exploring the city with a private guide. They took the cable car up Table Mountain for beautiful city views, then descended back into town to explore quirky neighborhoods, local eats, and hidden gems. They loved seeing Cape Town from a local’s perspective, and they got plenty of personalized tips on what to do for the remainder of their stay!

Next on their South Africa Anniversary Trip: Luxury Highlights Tour, they spent a day on a private wine tasting tour in the Cape Winelands. They visited boutique wineries for cellar door tastings and even got to meet some of the driving forces behind South Africa’s award-winning wines. After their tour, they were dropped off at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel—a true eden and a food lover’s paradise set amongst breathtaking mountain scenery.

After their indulgent visit to the Cape Winelands, it was time for their African safari! They returned to Cape Town and flew to the world-famous Kruger National Park. They spent 3 nights at the luxurious Londolozi Varty Camp in the Sabi Sands reserve, which shares an unfenced border with Kruger and offers a more exclusive wildlife viewing experience. They spent their days on game drives with an expert safari guide and saw abundant wildlife like elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, and giraffes. It was an unforgettable adventure! In between safari activities, they were able to unwind in their spacious and luxurious suite, cool off in their private plunge pool, and enjoy views of the expansive wilderness from their verandah.

At last, their South Africa Anniversary Trip: Luxury Highlights Tour came to an end. They said goodbye to magical South Africa and flew to Johannesburg to begin the journey back home.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to South Africa! Arrive in Johannesburg and catch your connecting flight to Cape Town. Enjoy a private transfer to your boutique hotel. Relax on your private deck and soak up beautiful views of the ocean and the iconic Table Mountain.
Cape View Clifton

Day 2
Get a true feel for Cape Town on a private, full-day tour of the city’s highlights and hidden gems. First, head to the top of Table Mountain, the cable car spreading the city out before your eyes as you rise above the rest of the world. Back down on earth, sample some of Cape Town’s finest coffee varietals.

Hit the streets of the trendy East City Precinct, also known as the “design district.” This area is a treasure trove of fashion and jewelry boutiques, studios, quirky home décor, atmospheric pubs, craft beers, and concept stores. Meet a few of the captivating characters behind the roasteries, distilleries, and workshops—creative souls who reveal the more offbeat side of town. Meet the folks behind the uplifting urban art and craft township projects, responsible for enriching so many lives.

This afternoon, explore Woodstock’s street art, murals, and galleries. One of the oldest suburbs, this village is now the poster child for urban regeneration, polished to a level of trendy cool and hip inner-city living. Craft beer and gin tasting caps a well-rounded day.
Cape View Clifton

Day 3 – 4
The next 2 days are yours to spend at your leisure in Cape Town. Discover restaurants, cafes, boutique shops, and art galleries in town, or simply relax in your beautiful suite.
Cape View Clifton

Day 5
Today, enjoy a private, full-day tour of the Cape Winelands outside of town. This is the wine region with an organic, off-the-radar appeal. Your day of visiting farmstalls, local hotspots and estates takes you through the striking scenery of Elgin Valley, with its apple and pear orchards, rows of vineyards, and lush flower gardens. Plantations and forests are encircled by distant mountains and interspersed with old-world Cape Dutch buildings.

Explore the artisanal products, expertly crafted ciders and wines, deli treats, and foodie delights created here. Perhaps try one of Peregrine Farmstall’s legendary pies or sip coffee along with Terre Madre Food Barn’s superb baked goods. Discover the glorious flavors of Elgin, visiting intimate family estates and boutique wineries we visit. Depending on the time of year, meet the wine-makers or experience a barrel tasting. After your tour, complete with a gourmet picnic lunch, your driver will drop you off at Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, your home for the next 2 nights.
Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Day 6
This region is known as South Africa’s culinary capital, and Babylonstoren is no exception, showcasing the best of the local wine and produce. Enjoy leisurely, scenic strolls through the grounds. Depending on the time of year, you’ll be invited to join in the harvesting, pruning, planting, or picking of the many fruits, herbs, nuts, spices, and vegetables in the garden. Sample some of the wines produced on the farm in the Tasting Room. Or, indulge in the ultimate relaxation at the spa, gym, and pool.
Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Day 7
Today, transfer back to Cape Town and catch a flight to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Make your way to the Sabi Sands region of the park and your home for the next 3 nights, Londolozi Varty Camp. This beautiful, family-run bush lodge contains 10 elegant rooms, each of which offers a private deck with a shaded tsala, plunge pool, and gorgeous views of the wilderness below. Embark on your first game drive this afternoon to check the Big 5 of Africa off your list!
Londolozi Varty Camp

Day 8 – 9
Spend the next 2 days on safari in the Sabi Sands, a region renowned for its abundant leopard sightings. In addition to the Big 5, you’ll have a chance to see giraffes, zebras, hippos, antelopes, and much more. Your expert safari guide will bring you close to the action and reveal the magic of this wild animal kingdom. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. In the heat of the afternoon, return to camp for a delicious lunch and cool off in the pool. Evenings are spent enjoying delicious gourmet meals around the campfire.
Londolozi Varty Camp

Day 10
Today, your South African safari adventure comes to an end. Fly back to Johannesburg, where you’ll catch your connecting flight home.

About this vacation
Cost Per Person

Does not include the cost of airfare

Based on
10 day stay
2 travelers

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