4 Star Safari + Wine + Whales Tour in Southern Africa
Join us for a Southern Africa sampler trip including safari, the Winelands and Whale Watching.
You will land at the Johannesburg Airport and check into The City Lodge Hotel.
You will check out of the hotel and head back to the airport to connect with your scheduled charter flight to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where you will stay for the next 3 days at Elephant Plains Game Lodge.
At Elephant Plains Game Lodge you can be sure of game drives and bush walks that will live up to the Africa of your imagination! Not only will you have an excellent chance of close encounters with the Big 5, but you may even be spoiled with the more elusive wild dog and cheetah sightings. As the lodge is situated on a dry riverbed, the surrounding habitat is favorable for leopards, as these creatures enjoy the riverine and denser bush areas.
Keen birdwatchers would also be mesmerized with over 300 bird species to choose from.
Children of all ages are welcome at Elephant Plains Game Lodge.
We have a children’s program which can be adjusted according to the amount of children we have in camp.
Activities include painting, drawing, beading, constructing an ant farm, mini bushwalks and many more. Special children’s menus are available. Babysitting can be arranged.
After your morning game drive you will head back to the Sabi Sand landing strip and take your scheduled charter flight back to the Johannesburg Airport where you will then connect on a South African Airways commercial flight to the Cape Town Airport.
You will then pick up your rental car and drive an hour to Stellenbosch in the heart of the wine country. You will then check in to the Coopmanhuijs Hotel & Spa.
A mere one hours drive from Cape Town lie the valleys and mountains which have become synonymous with some of the world’s finest wines. Spectacular mountain scenery, fine hotels and guest houses, 300 years of wine making history and many of the country’s top restaurants combine to make the Cape Winelands into a much desired destination. This is the centre of South Africa’s award winning wine industry and places of interest include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and numerous award winning wine estates.
More than 300 activities include whale watching, shark cage diving in Walker Bay, abseiling, treetop tours, quad biking and a 27 hole Hermanus golf course. Discover our wine route, art route, specialty shops and pamper boutiques. Escape to nature and breathe the champagne air along our spectacular cliff paths. Meet the world’s only Whale Crier as he alerts you to the whereabouts of the whales by blowing his kelp horn. Admire the diverse floral fynbos kingdom while hiking or biking in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve or laze on one of our pristine Blue Flag beaches.
Every year, thousands of local and international visitors come to Hermanus for the best land-based whale watching in the world. Between the months of July and November, up to 100 Southern Right Whales visit the town’s protected waters and can be easily spotted from the cliff tops above, often coming as close as ten metres from the coast.
Creation Wine Estate and Tasting Room – The story of Creation Wines is as old as the hills – dating back to when Mother Nature created South Africa’s beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde and bestowed upon it exceptional winegrowing conditions. At the same time, our story is as young as the vibrant team who since 2002 has been investing their talents to create a wine range of great distinction.
You will check out of your accommodation at Ocean Eleven Guesthouse and make the ninety minute drive along the coastal road to Camps Bay in Cape Town. The Place on the Bay will host you for the next 5 nights.
Dedicated to serving the finest cuts of beef and game in the country, the warm and sophisticated Hussar Grill Restaurant has extended its reach from Rondebosch, where it was established in 1964, to the trendy Camps Bay. Guests can enjoy a professional service, chic surroundings and an amiable atmosphere.
Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown, Kalk Bay and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff are knowledgeable and offer guided tours. After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay.
The “Cape Point Ostrich Farm” is a productive breeding farm. A family-run business which in its existing form, was acknowledged in 1996. The 65 ha farm is owned and supervised by Angelika and Dr. Ernst Coelle.
Being a breeding farm, everything is done to comfort and accommodate 40 Ostrich pairs. They live in 40 camps and ensure that there are always plenty of eggs to incubate.
We offer guided and very detailed tours in German, English and French. On our tours throughout the farm, you’ll be familiarized with the life cycle of our ostriches.
We tell you more about the life of the ostriches, all the way from the egg right up to the adult ostrich. During the breeding season, quite often you will be able to experience the hatching of an ostrich chick. Our facilities can accommodate up to 800 birds.
Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
Nestled at the foot of the picturesque Chapmans Peak Drive overlooking the beach lies, the Chapmans Peak restaurant. It is a local institution, renowned worldwide for the best Calamari in Cape Town, with a popular sun-drenched terrace overlooking the bay and mountains. Calamari at the Chapmans Peak was voted as “one of top 20 things to do in Cape Town”.
Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.
Table Mountain has hundreds of walking and hiking options. As with hiking anywhere in the world hiking here has its dangers, so be prepared and tell someone where you are going. If you tick the Walk/Hike option under Activities – Outdoor some of the options available will populate the map. If you click Show Route on the selected hike’s popup box, the route will be displayed on the Map.
This flat walk takes you to the various lookout points on top of Table Mountain. It is only about 500m long. There is a longer version which takes you across to Platteklip Gorge.
Belgium is known for its variety of beers, gourmet meals and melt-on-your-mouth chocolates, all of which can be found at Den Anker. Enjoy these cultural treats while looking out on the Atlantic Ocean meeting Cape Town at the Waterfront quay, either through the large windows or from an umbrella-shaded spot outside. Try Den Anker’s speciality – their flavourful mussels served in a variety of ways – and select an award-winning wine from their extensive wine list.
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments. The Waterfront is the heart of the tourist industry in Cape Town.
The V&A Waterfront is Cape Town’s most popular shopping center and one of its biggest, second only in size to Canal Walk. Visitors are spoiled for choice here, with shops running the gamut from clothing stores, gift shops, sports retailers and music outlets, to art galleries, African curio stores, jewelery shops and more.
On the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcases some of the Cape’s rich flora. Taking centre stage here is the unique ‘fynbos’ vegetation. Those who work up an appetite while exploring this garden paradise can visit the restaurant or tea room, which are fully stocked with delicious meals, yummy treats and refreshing beverages. In summer, Sunday music concerts provide sunset entertainment. Kirstenbosch is rated as the seventh best of its kind in the world.
Hout Bay’s active harbor serves a variety of fishing boats, charter boats and yachts. It is also the departure point for boat trips to the nearby Seal Island, home to a colony of around 6 000 Cape Fur Seals. The bustling port area also has a well-known seafood restaurant and a shop selling fresh fish.
Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.
Bay Harbour is situated on the water’s edge in the old authentic part of the Hout Bay Harbour and comprises more than 100 stalls in an old fish factory, including external tented alleys and courtyards.
For awesome views of Table Mountain, the City, the harbour, Waterfront, 2010 Stadium, the suburbs of Green Point & Sea Point and sunsets, head up to the top of Signal Hill.
The Codfather makes dining an easy and simple experience. The menu is whatever’s on the sushi conveyer belt and in the fridge and seafood is served with rice, stir-fry or chips. The restaurant’s atmosphere is a little less chic than others, making it a more attractive place to dine and truly relax. Customers can choose to sit at the Sushi Bar, or the main seating area with views of Camps Bay and a large, open fireplace or an outside terrace. Go for lunch when sushi is half price.
The Robben Island leaves from the V & A Waterfront. The ticket office also has a little museum and a curio shop.
An icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment here.
This notorious prison is located on an island seven kilometres off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. It is where Africa’s political prisoners were kept during the colonial and Apartheid years of South Africa.
In the heart of Cape Town’s business district, you’ll find Greenmarket Square. The square has quite a reputation, it has been a slave market, a fruit and vegetable market and, during the 1950s, a humble parking lot. These days it’s just the place to look for clothing, glassware, hand-painted fabrics, footwear, music, sunglasses and curios from all over Cape Town and Africa.
Greenmarket Square is more than a flea market, not only will you find a wide range of goods to buy, there is also entertainment in the form of buskers, mime artists and jugglers, especially on Saturday mornings and other busy times. The market is a big success there are loads of coffee shops and restaurants in the vicinity, so take time out to sit at a sidewalk table and watch the world go by.
Today you will check out of The Place on the Bay and visit a couple of nearby beaches before heading back to the airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg.
Camps Bay is a wealthy coastal suburb located just ten minutes from the city bowl. Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, it overlooks a series of beautiful sandy bays and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Camps Bay is home to Cape Town’s most glamorous beach.
A series of four idyllic beaches separated by massive granite boulders. Clifton is protected from the wind by the mountains and is the best place to be when the Cape’s notorious South Easter is blowing.