Classic South Africa

Grape wineland countryside landscape background of hills with mountain backdrop in Cape Town South Africa
IDEAL LENGTH 14 nights
Price From $8,600 pp
When to Go Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Classic South Africa

Soak up the sun on the Cape Town beaches, sample fine wines in the Winelands, enjoy downtime at Birkenhead House perched above the whale watching paradise of Walker Bay, and don’t miss some exceptional game viewing in the Sabi Sands.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town, you’ll be met by a representative and assisted with the collection of your rental car.

Drive to your accommodation at the foot of Table Mountain, and enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Day 2

Day 2
Cape Town

Spend your first day acquainting yourself with Cape Town. Wander along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, take the cable car up Table Mountain, catch the ferry to Robben Island, and sample Cape Town’s world-class dining scene. Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.

Day 3

Day 3
Cape Town

Time to use your rental car to explore the surrounding area. Amongst your options are visiting beautiful Noordhoek Beach, watching the African penguin colony at Boulders Bay, and sampling the fine dining restaurants at Camps Bay.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help to plan your activities.

Day 4

Day 4
Cape Town - The Winelands

After breakfast, drive to Stellenbosch in the heart of the Winelands.

Check into your accommodation and relax and unwind overlooking the vineyards.

Day 5

Day 5
The Winelands

Today your private guide will take you on a tour of some of the best boutique wineries in the region. Drive through rugged mountain ranges, rolling vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads, and sample fine wines as well as olive oil, chocolate and cheese.

Day 6

Day 6
The Winelands

Enjoy a day at leisure in Stellenbosch.

Explore more wineries, sample award-winning restaurants, or enjoy an indulgent spa ritual at your hotel.

Day 7

Day 7
The Winelands - Hermanus

Time to leave The Winelands and drive to Hermanus, renowned as being one of the best land-based whale-watching destinations in the world. Your hotel is perched on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 8

Day 8
Hermanus

Enjoy three days at leisure exploring the Hermanus region. You could spend a day enjoying the many wineries in the picturesque Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley, go whale watching along the cliffs, or simply relax in your private plunge pool at the hotel while watching for whales out to sea.

You also have the option to go great white shark cave diving in nearby Gansbaai.

Day 9

Day 9
Hermanus

Continue to explore the Hermanus region. 

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help to suggest activities prior to departure.

Day 10

Day 10
Hermanus

Continue to explore the Hermanus region. 

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can help to suggest activities prior to departure.

Day 11

Day 11
Hermanus – Cape Town – Johannesburg – Sabi Sands

Today you’ll drive back to Cape Town, drop off your rental car and jump on a flight to Johannesburg.

Upon arrival, you’ll pick up a light aircraft flight to Sabi Sands, where you’ll be met and driven to your safari lodge in Kruger National Park.  

Day 12

Day 12
Kruger National Park

Spend three days on safari in Kruger National Park. Your days will revolve around morning and afternoon game drives, where you’ll see iconic African wildlife.

You also have the option of joining walking safaris with trained rangers, mountain biking, and archery. There’ll be plenty of time to relax around the pool and indulge in a massage on a private deck overlooking the bush.

Day 13

Day 13
Kruger National Park

Continue to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.

You also have the option of joining walking safaris with trained rangers, mountain biking, and archery.

There’ll be plenty of time to relax around the pool and indulge in a massage on a private deck overlooking the bush.

Day 14

Day 14
Kruger National Park

Continue to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.

Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can suggest activities prior to departure.

Day 15

Day 15
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Wake up to spectacular views of Table Mountain
  • Enjoy a private wine tour with an expert guide in Cape Winelands
  • Visit Hermanus, the world’s best land-based whale-watching destination
  • Go cage diving with great white sharks, if you dare!
  • See iconic African wildlife in the Kruger National Park
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