South Africa juts into the Indian and Atlantic oceans as if all the finest treasures of the continent had been shaken loose and come to rest here, stretching the capacity of the country to hold them all. Here you’ll find Africa’s fabled Big Five, breathtaking coastal scenery, and an intoxicating mix of African, Indian, and European cultures. Journey Pace: Active

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Day 1-3

Cape Town, the Cape Peninsula & the Winelands

Our hotel offers wonderful views of Table Mountain, and its location adjacent to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront allows you easy exploration of an impressive variety of entertainment options, as well as boutiques, arts and crafts, and a number of great restaurants. From this excellent vantage, we explore this remarkable city, as well as its setting on Cape Point and Cape Peninsula.

​Magnificent gardens, spectacular views from Table Mountain and Chapman’s Peak Pass, the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay, the meeting of two oceans. We’ll visit the charming towns of the winelands region, among them the historic town of Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town, known today as the center of South Africa’s wine industry. Here we sample some of the region’s popular varietals. We also enjoy lunch at beautiful Cuvee Restaurant.

The wonders seem never to cease in these surroundings – from the genuinely unique jackass penguins to the stunning architecture and dramatic scenery – and, of course, the amazing wines of the region.

Day 4+5

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

A scenic drive from Cape Town takes us through the community-based UTHANDO project, supporting sustainable development within the township and through Hermanus, site of some of the world’s best whale watching.

Nestled between mountain and sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an eco-paradise, showcasing the incredible flora and marine life of the southern tip of Africa. Home of the ‘Marine Big 5’ – whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, and penguins – Grootbos also teems with unparalleled floral diversity.

​In the stunning setting of the Reserve, we’ll marvel at this eco-paradise, where we’ll see incomparable flora and vegetation and track marine life. Boat excursions, horseback riding, shark cage diving, and wine tasting are only a few of your options here in this one-of-a-kind African experience.

Day 6

Cape Town

After a 4x4 flower safari in a fantasy forest, we depart Grootbos and return to Cape Town, stopping for a delightful cliff-top lunch in Hermanus. Tonight, we’ll indulge in the fine dining options of our hotel’s restaurants, The Greenhouse and The Conservatory.

Day 7-9

MalaMala Private Game Reserve

A scenic flight from Cape Town takes us to Skukuza, where we will transfer to the amazing luxury camp in this private reserve. As we enjoy lunch and settle into our luxurious accommodations, we’ll experience the unique opportunities of this setting. Only guests of the lodge are allowed inside the reserve for game viewing – and our choices are seemingly endless. Morning and afternoon safari game drives give us unique opportunities to track the exotic species who thrive here.

Your safari game drives take you in search of the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. These are the most sought after and dangerous of the world's big game. In previous centuries, these five species gripped the imagination of hunters, drawing them to Africa. Today, hunting here is done by rangers and trackers, and the shooting is done with cameras – so have yours at the ready.

​A night safari allows you to view nocturnal wildlife, and walking safaris with an experienced ranger take you up close to rare sightings. We’ll celebrate our Journey with a festive Farewell Dinner here.

Day 10

Johannesburg & Home

After a final morning game drive and lunch at the ledge, we return to Johannesburg where you’ll await your flight home or to your next destination.

Add to your adventure by joining Travcoa Private Journey Livingstone’s Victoria Falls. Call for more info.


One&Only Cape Town, Cape Town

Located on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, One&Only Cape Town offers uninhibited views of iconic Table Mountain from every room and suite. Resort features include a wine loft with a collection of more than 5,000 bottles, a spa on a private island and heated infinity pool. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Gansbaai

Grootbos Nature Reserve is situated on the Agulhas Plain in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the "Marine Big 5" - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, Cape Town

The Cellars-Hohenort is located in "Cape Town's Vineyard", the historical Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain. All 48 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain or over the 9.5 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Cape Town is South Africa's oldest city, famous for its diverse cultures, natural beauty, cuisine and wine. ​The Cellars-Hohenort is ideally situated as a central point from which to experience the diversity of activities, including Cape Point, Robben Island, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the Constantia Valley Wine Route, the famous beaches of Boulders and Camps Bay. A mere fifteen minute drive will take you to the centre of the city and the V&A Waterfront.

Rattray's on MalaMala, MalaMala Private Game Reserve

Rattray's on MalaMala offers a glimpse of an era long past, when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with an elegance and refinement that have been immortalized in Karen Blixen's epic tale, 'Out of Africa'. The hotel bears the style of crystal and leather, with beautiful furnishings that are a treat to the connoisseur of the finer things in life, captured over generations on a land that remains as old as time.