This South Africa Vacation: Art, Food, and Safari Package was crafted for a couple from Florida who wanted to go on a special trip to celebrate their 10th anniversary. They wanted to discover the culture of South Africa and cross a safari off their bucket list, so we created this special South Africa vacation to hit all the highlights.
They began their South Africa Vacation: Art, Food, and Safari Package in beautiful, coastal Cape Town. They stayed in a luxurious boutique hotel in a quiet suburb, with easy access to Table Mountain National Park and enjoyed gorgeous views over Cape Town from their balcony. While in Cape Town, they took a full-day private tour of this foodie city’s culinary delights.
Next on their South Africa Vacation: Art, Food, and Safari Package, they ventured to Timbavati Private Game Reserve for an African safari. At Tanda Tula Safari Camp, they stayed in luxury tented accommodations that allowed them to truly immerse themselves in the African wild without sacrificing comfort. They discovered the thrill of seeing lions, elephants, giraffes, and more in the wild during their 3-day safari adventure.
Then it was on to the famous Victoria Falls. They stayed at Ilala Lodge, where they were able to relax and watch the “smoke” from the Falls from the comfort of lush manicured gardens. They decided to take a scenic helicopter flight for a breathtaking aerial view of Victoria Falls, one of the Natural Wonders of the World.
The last stop on their South Africa Vacation: Art, Food, and Safari Package was bustling Johannesburg. Here, they took a 3-hour walking tour of the incredible public art that brings color and life to South Africa’s largest city. After the tour, they spent their last evening dining in one of Johannesburg’s acclaimed restaurants.
Then it was time to say goodbye to South Africa. They enjoyed a private transfer to the airport, beginning their journey home with memories of South Africa to last a lifetime.
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. You will then be shown to your private transfer vehicle, which will bring you to MannaBay, your home for the next 3 nights. Head into the city this evening for dinner; we can arrange reservations at one of Cape Town’s renowned restaurants if you wish.
Today, enjoy a private foodie tour to sample Cape Town’s culinary delights. Your first stop is Woodstock, a vibrant hidden gem on the outskirts of town with fabulous coffee shops and breweries. Then head to the colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap for a delicious taste of the area’s unique Cape Malay cuisine. Finish on Bree Street, Cape Town’s most fashionable restaurant strip.
Today is yours to spend at your leisure. A few steps from your elegant boutique hotel will bring you to the entrance of Table Mountain National Park, where you can hike to the top of the mountain for breathtaking views over the city and coastline. You may also choose to visit Boulders Beach to see the adorable little penguins, take a wine tasting tour of the nearby Cape Winelands, get your adrenaline pumping by cage diving with great white sharks, or simply relax on one of the city’s beautiful beaches. The choice is yours.
Today, a short flight and private road transfer bring you to Tanda Tula Safari Camp for an African wildlife safari adventure! Settle into your comfortable and stylish tented suite, have a sundowner on your private deck, and enjoy a delicious boma dinner by the fire.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Day 5 – 6
Rise early this morning for a bush breakfast before heading off on your first game drive! With the help of your expert guide, you’ll spot members of the Big 5 of Africa, including lions, elephants, leopards, Cape buffalo, and more. Go on walking safaris to see the smaller creatures and get insight into the incredible diversity of life in this area. Between safari activities, cool off in the pool with a magnificent view over the active waterhole. In the evenings, enjoy a scrumptious outdoor meal as you recount your adventures.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Day 7 – 8
Today, you’re off to see one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders: Victoria Falls, the “Smoke that Thunders.” Make your way to Ilala Lodge Hotel, your home for the next 2 nights. From here, you can explore the Falls in a variety of ways: on foot, via a whitewater rafting adventure, from a helicopter, or for the thrill seekers, on a heart-pounding microlight flight. At certain times of year, you can also swim in the Devil’s Pool at the top of the Falls.
Ilala Lodge Hotel
Your South Africa vacation continues on to Johannesburg today. After settling into your hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure to explore South Africa’s largest city. Discover the fabulous food, art, fashion, shopping, and nightlife of Johannesburg.
Hallmark House Hotel
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a walking tour of the vibrant public art around Johannesburg. Your tour, led by a registered archaeologist, will take you to see the incredible public art of the central business district, with insight into the history, present, and future rejuvenation of the inner city. Ask us about dinner reservations for this evening.
Hallmark House Hotel
Today brings the end of your illuminating South Africa vacation. A private driver will bring you to the airport to begin your journey home.