South Africa Safari and Wine Vacation

Indulge in classic South African luxury. Enjoy a feast for the senses in wine country, then get ready for a breathtaking safari adventure at one of South Africa’s most exclusive Big 5 safari lodges.

From $4,399
per person
6 days
Includes in-country flights
Based on
2 travelers

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 and exquisite 5-star service, 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.

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Day 1
Welcome to Cape Town! 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. Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to the Cape Winelands and your fabulous accommodations at Mont Rochelle. Surrounded by picturesque vineyards and a dramatic mountain backdrop, the lovely Mont Rochelle is a haven of elegance and tranquillity.
Mont Rochelle

Day 2
Enjoy a peaceful day in South Africa’s renowned wine country. Stroll through the surrounding countryside at Mont Rochelle or explore the vineyards by bicycle. A delicious breakfast and complimentary wine tasting session are included in your stay. Indulge in gourmet meals paired with exceptional local wines at Miko restaurant.
Mont Rochelle

Day 3
Today marks the beginning of your South African safari adventure! Take a private transfer to Cape Town, where you’ll catch a flight to Johannesburg and on to the Ulusaba private game reserve. Your home for the next 3 nights is the ultra-luxurious Ulusaba Safari Lodge. Settle into your spacious suite and perhaps cool off with a dip in the pool before heading out on a Big 5 game drive in the afternoon! Return to the lodge for a delicious meal complete with premium wines.
Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Day 4 – 5
Enjoy 2 full days of safari at Ulusaba, one of the most exclusive safari lodges in South Africa. You’ll have your own dedicated ranger and tracker guiding your adventure, and 13,500 hectares of private wilderness to explore. Keep an eye out for lions, leopards, zebras, and much more. Back at the lodge, your safari continues in the comfort of your room: lounge on your private deck with a cool drink in hand and watch elephants walk past on their way to the local waterhole. During your stay, you’ll also be treated to a heavenly 30-minute massage on the house.
Ulusaba Safari Lodge

Day 6
Today, your adventure comes to an end. Fly from Ulusaba to Johannesburg to catch your connecting flight back home.

  • 2 nights Mont Rochelle, Cape Winelands – includes breakfast, wine tasting, minibar, and Franschhoek transfers
  • 3 nights Ulusaba Safari Lodge – includes meals, beverages (including premium drinks), twice daily game drives, and daily walking safari
  • Complimentary upgrade to half board at Mont Rochelle*
  • Complimentary 30-minute massage per person at Ulusaba*
  • VIP airport meet and greet
  • All road transfers
  • Flight transfers between Ulusaba and Johannesburg

*Valid for arrivals through Dec. 21, 2018 when combining 3 nights at Ulusaba with 2 nights at Mont Rochelle. Based on double occupancy. Inquire for details.

Mont Rochelle

Partner Information

  • Location: Franschhoek
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • Working Wine Estate
  • Private Terraces with Courtyard or Valley Views
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Plunge Pools
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Wine Cellar
  • Gym and Spa

Things To Do

  • Wine Tasting
  • Picnics in the Vineyard
  • Hiking
  • Bicycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Spa Treatments
  • Hammam
  • Antiquing in Franschhoek


Partner Information

  • Location: Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park
  • Type of Accommodation: Safari Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Luxury
  • 21 Rooms and Suites in 2 Luxury Lodges
  • Panoramic Bush or River Views
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gym and Spa
  • Wine Cellar
  • Family-Friendly

Things To Do

  • Big 5 Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Cub’s Club Kids’ Program
  • Spa Treatments
  • Cultural Performances
  • Helicopter Excursions
  • Shangaan Village Visit
  • Short Volunteer Opportunities