This South Africa Honeymoon:Cape Town,Cape Winelands,South Africa Safaris, has a Africa Safari focus.
It incorporates quality time in Cape Town and then doubles up on a South Africa Safari .
This example of how Cape Town can fit into a bigger Southern Africa tour, comes from past clients trip.We can modify this South Africa Honeymoon:Cape Town,Cape Winelands,South Africa Safaris to use lodging of your choice.Ignore any dates/days in the sample trip below.
South Africa Honeymoon:Cape Town,Cape Winelands,South Africa Safaris,summary itinerary.
You will be met by our representative,and transferred by road from Cape Town to your Winelands hotel.
3N Rusthof Country House Cape Winelands
Rusthof lies in the heart of the historic French Huguenot valley of Franschhoek. Each of the 6 spacious bedrooms has its own unique character, with pure cotton bed linen, coffee and tea facilities and the most luxurious interior décor.
You are collected by your private guide at 9am for your private Winelands tour. A combination of the favourable effects of the two major ocean currents meeting off the Cape makes the climate in the area perfect for the acres of vineyards. The stunning backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the tree-lined streets and the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads all blend in tranquil harmony.
You first visit a wine estate for a fascinating tour of the winemaking process. Here is the perfect opportunity to sample and buy Cape wine and experience the rich historical and architectural traditions of the region.
You continue to Stellenbosch, which must be one of the finest towns in South Africa. It is easy to see why Simon Van Der Stel decided to build a village in such a charming spot.
The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch Homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten.
Walk up Dorp street, one of the longest row of old Cape Dutch buildings in South Africa and then visit the Village Museum, a collection of preserved houses which gives an insight into the lives of the early settlers in Stellenbosch through to the Victorian era.
Afterwards you enjoy a scenic drive over the majestic Helshoogte Pass to the charming village of Franschhoek for lunch. The origins of this charming and beautifully situated village date back to 1688 when some of the French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution settled in the valley, then known as Elephants Corner.
As the settlers increased the elephants ceased their annual migration to the valley, which later became known as French Corner or ‘Franschhoek’ in Afrikaans. The French influence is much in evidence today in the ancient wine estates with their French names and in the excellent restaurants of the village.
After lunch you visit the magnificent homestead of Boschendal before continuing to Paarl where you visit the “Taal Monument”, a symbolic gesture to the Afrikaans language, which was established and fostered here. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding areas from Paarl Rock before being dropped off at your hotel in the late afternoon at approx 5.30pm.
3N Abbey Manor Luxury Guesthouse Cape Town.
Abbey Manor is set high on the slopes of Table Mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town with dramatic views from classic rooms, each individually decorated. The Manor house was built in 1905 in the Arts and Crafts style, and has been fully renovated to ensure comfort. Stylish air-conditioned bedrooms are decorated with original quality and contemporary pieces.
2N Kruger National Park Safari in Sabi sands at Varty Camp, Londolozi
Londolozi, Sabi Sand has a justified reputation as one of the finest private game reserves in Africa and is most famous for its leopards. Spanning the verdant banks of the Sand River, Londolozi offers four exclusive camps where the raw splendour of the bush perfectly blends with luxurious accommodation.
Londolozi, meaning “protector of all living things” in Zulu, is known for its far-sighted methods of bush clearing as a means of restoring the area to its original mosaic pattern of woodland and open grassland. The impact on the wildlife has been dramatic and today Londolozi has some of the best game viewing in Africa.
Londolozi has also recognised that ecotourism is only viable if it involves the inclusion of the communities living in and around the Reserve.
As well as morning and afternoon-into-night game drives with professional rangers and Shangaan trackers, guests can also enjoy interpretative walks through the staff village, with visits to the school and the community crafts centre.
Dramatic bush breakfasts, sundowners and dinner banquets are regularly hosted at various scenic wilderness locations on the Reserve. Varty Camp’s eight chalets and four suites characterised by classic safari ambience. All have Sand River frontage, private plunge pools and leisure decks.
2N Today you travel to Kings Camp situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve.
Kings CampKings Camp is a real ‘find’ hidden away deep in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. This delightful colonial-styled lodge has 10 air-conditioned thatched suites. Spacious suites are equipped with air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, mini-bar and private veranda.
Camp facilities include an inviting bar and lounge, viewing deck overlooking the spotlit waterhole, gym and sparkling pool. The staff and rangers are passionate about sharing their knowledge of bush and its wildlife.
We like it because of its excellent cuisine, great wine cellar and flexible approach to guest’s wishes, with bush breakfasts and sleep outs under the African sky on offer.
After a final morning game drive, we will collect you from the lodge and transfer you by road to Hoedspruit Airport where you board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg.
At Johannesburg you board your scheduled flight back home.