We designed this South Africa Safari and Wine Vacation for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They wanted a luxury in safari in South Africa, so we sent them to one of our favorite lodges: the magnificent Ulusaba. Since they loved food and wine, we suggested they also visit the Cape Winelands, home to South Africa’s award-winning wines and innovative gourmet cuisine.
They started their South Africa Safari and Wine Vacation with a relaxing getaway in Franschhoek at Mont Rochelle. This hotel is a luxurious, country-style retreat in the heart of the Cape Winelands. They loved exploring the sunny countryside, and of course sampling some of the country’s finest wines. Mont Rochelle was the perfect place to unwind and get into vacation mode.
Next for their South Africa Safari and Wine Vacation, they traveled to Ulusaba Private Game Reserve for one of South Africa’s most exclusive and luxurious safari experiences. With their spacious suite at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, exquisite 5-star service, and even a private ranger and tracker on their game drives, they felt like royalty during their 3-night stay.
Their Big 5 game drives did not disappoint: they had sightings of lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, vast herds of buffalo and antelope, and much more as they explored 13,500 hectares of private wilderness with expert guides. They even had a “sofa safari,” watching a herd of elephants file past from the comfort of their private deck!
At last, their incredible South Africa Safari and Wine Vacation came to an end. They flew to Johannesburg and onwards back home, filled with wonderful memories of a very special anniversary vacation.