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Savour South Africa – $13,175 to $14,625 per person


Day 1
  • Meet our local representative on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
  • Private transfer to Ellerman House (± 45 minutes)
  • Stay at Ellerman House in Superior House Room for 3 nights
  • Breakfast included

Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s sheltered beaches are within walking distance, while local attractions such as the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Camps Bay, and V&A Waterfront are 10 minutes by car. Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features shaded verandas and terraced indigenous gardens overlooking the ocean. There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas. The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualising every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions. A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.  From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

 Day 2
  • 8:30am: Private Cape Town Cultural Heritage Walking Tour & Table Mountain
South Africa’s oldest city lends itself to walking, with some of the oldest landmarks in easy reach of the city center. This guided tour will take in such sights as St George’s Mall – a lively pedestrian area with coffee shops, buskers and curio vendors; the colorful market of Greenmarket Square, Grand Parade and City Hall – the city’s oldest square; the Old Customs House; the Slave Tree site; the Castle of Good Hope – which is the oldest occupied building in SA; the Company Gardens, St. George’s Cathedral and the South African Museum among others. You then have the option of a walk through Bo Kaap, The Cape Malay community neighborhood distinguished by the rainbow colored houses, or a visit to the Jewish Heritage Museum. More than just a look at some ‘old buildings’, this is a journey back in time to glimpse what life was like over the last few centuries in the Mother City. Also included is an excursion to Table Mountain, providing spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (weather dependent). The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain via the Cableway offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks.
Day 3
  • 8:30am departure: Private Cape Peninsula Panorama Tour
Begin this full day tour of the Cape Peninsula with a visit to the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. From there you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives. The Cape of Good Hope functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for many years and is still widely referred to as ‘The Cape’ by seafarers. The reserve is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra. If you are feeling energetic enough, we highly recommend a walk from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point. From there you will board a funicular to get to the Lighthouse (at the top of the Peninsula) to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, offering spectacular views over False Bay. As you leave the reserve, you head to Noordhoek for a delightful lunch at The Food Barn (for your own account). You then return via a drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Constantia Nek and onto the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Constantia Winery for a taste of history.
Day 4
  • 8:30am departure: Stellenbosch Town and Country Tour (including transfer from Cape Town to Franschhoek)
  • Stay at La Residence in a Luxury Suite for 2 nights
  • Breakfast included
Spend the morning savoring traditional food and wine of the Cape as your culinary guide leads you through the historic heart of Stellenbosch. Try Biltong and Bobotie, Koeksisters and Melktert while meeting a host of colourful characters en-route! Between tasting stops, you’ll hear delightful stories about the historic places you visit as well. In the afternoon, jump onto an open Land Rover for a 2 hour trip through the 120ha Waterford Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg. Not only will you get the chance to taste award winning Estate wines in the vineyards of their origin, you will be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so bio diverse and viticulturally unique. Having experienced the terroir that makes the wines so special, you then return to the winery where you can take a tour of the cellar and wine making process. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture. Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant colour schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour. On hot days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons. Sip drinks under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned Gym caters for the more energetic! Five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel provides complimentary transfers so guests can explore at their leisure. There are excellent village restaurants to try as well as a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting. Service is warm and personalized: an atmosphere of ease and relaxation pervades. Fresh produce from the garden and fine local wines create memorable dining experiences. These Winelands haven has all the ingredients for an inspiring and restorative stay.
Day 5
  • Day at leisure to explore Franschhoek on foot, by wine tram, or rent bikes. Enjoy lunch at one of the many nearby local wine estates (own account).
Day 6
    • Private transfer to Cape Town International Airport (± 45 minutes)
    • Scheduled flight Cape Town – Kruger Airport (price not included)
    • Shared charter flight from Kruger Airport to Singita (± 60 minutes)
    • Stay at Singita Boulders Lodge for 4 nights
    • Twice daily scheduled activities included
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Singita means “a place of miracles” and this world-renowned collection of safari camps certainly lives up to the divine distinction. Inspired by the landscape and enhanced by world-class service, Boulders infuses these rugged environs with supreme luxury. It’s as if you’ve entered an over-the-top oasis in the heart of South African wilds: Senufo artifacts and smooth linen, raw wood and cascading water. Luxuriate in the serenity of your suite—featuring magnificent en suite bathrooms—and bask in the pure wildness of your surroundings on the sundecks. Sister camp Ebony’s graceful aesthetic includes timeworn colonial furniture and ethnic crafts, creating a classic atmosphere. Nestled in the shade of jackalberry trees on the bank of the Sand River, the 12 thatched suites at Singita Ebony are places of sublime luxury and quiet contemplation, featuring opulent touches like fireplaces and private heated pools. Famous for its cuisine (not to mention 35,000 bottles of superb South African wine), Singita’s chef creates dishes bursting with flavor. Of course, there is another reason for Singita’s standing as the world’s finest properties: the wildlife. Globally renowned for its diversity and concentration of big game—including the vaunted Big Five—the Sabi Sands Reserve features broad, open savannah interspersed with acacia thornveld, rocky outcrops and riverine forest. Herds of buffalo and elephant, large prides of lion, majestic leopard and antelope by the thousands make the 18,500 hectare Singita Private Game Reserve, at the heart of the Sabi Sands, one of the finest locations for viewing the Big Five anywhere in the world.
Day 10
  • Shared charter flight Singita – OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)

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