South Africa is the rainbow nation! The Kruger National Park, the Drakensberg, the Garden Route and Cape Town are just some of the fantastic highlights.
WHY SHOULD WE GO TO SOUTH AFRICA?
Beautiful cities, Big Fivesafari, incredible wines, superb food and wonderful hiking trails in the mountains. If any of this is for you, then a trip to South Africa is something to think about! South Africa is probably the continent’s most diverse country, there is actually something for everyone in the rainbow nation. The best way to start planning for your trip in South Africa is to tell us what you like to do and we will put together a completely unique trip in South Africa for you.
Cape Town: The lovely Cape Town is beautifully situated on the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain. Here you can experience, among other things; Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope, Robben Island, the penguins on Boulders Beach at Simon’s Town and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, just to name a few. You need at least three nights to explore this wonderfully lively city.
Kruger National Park: It does not matter if you live in the middle of the park or in one of the adjacent private reserves, you will experience the safari of your life! Kruger is one of the largest protected natural areas in Africa. Thanks to that you will find an incredible amount of varied wildlife, including the Big Five!
Garden Route: On a guided tour or in a rental car on your own, there is something for everyone during a trip along the Garden Route, which stretches between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay. Most start or end their tour in Plettenberg Bay which has one of South Africa’s finest beaches and is absolutely perfect for family activities. Forward along the road to Cape Town awaits lots of adventure, white shark cage diving, surfing, horseback riding, ostrich farms, hiking and the world’s highest bungy jump. This is the area for everyone!
Wine districts: You can visit any system company and get a real lesson about this area. From here come not only some but the world’s best wines, it is also one of the most beautiful regions in the world. You can explore the area at your own pace, from a quick visit to a wine tasting to a day trip with a qualified wine guide. The wine districts are well worth a visit.
Eastern Cape: This is a perfect area for malaria-free safaris. Here are, for example, the Kariega Game Reserve, the Kwandwe and Shamvari reserves. The top for families with demands for good safari quality. Here are the Big Five and even the Big Seven if you include whales and white sharks! A three-night safari is a perfect way to start or end your trip in South Africa.
KwaZulu-Natal: Known as Zululand and is often overlooked, which is a big mistake. This is one of the best destinations in South Africa with incredible safaris and warm tropical beaches. In addition, here you meet the legendary Zulu people and their culture. It all starts at King Shaka Airport in Durban…
Drakensberg: Like a castle wall surrounding Lesotho, the Drakensberg towers over this area. This is truly the adventure capital of South Africa. Perfect for hiking and trekking in South Africa with trails and paths for everyone. You can also explore the area from horseback, an unbeatable experience for those who can ride.
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA?
May to September – Dry season, winter
- Wildlife is easier to detect because the variability is lower and the animals congregate by rivers and water holes
- Frugal rain – the sky is clear and high with sunny days and fewer mosquitoes and insects
- Low season and the parks are sparsely visited. (Except for Kruger during school holidays)
- Mornings and nights are chilly
October to April – rainy season – summer
- Nature becomes green and beautiful after the spring rains
- Best time for bird watching, migratory birds return
- Rain is rare and occurs mainly as refreshing short afternoon showers
- The wildlife is a little harder to find, but for photographers the pictures are fantastic
- December, January and February are the warmest months and the parks are well visited
- Best time to visit South Africa
FOOD & WINE TRIP IN SOUTH AFRICA
As one of the capital of South Africa defined by Countryaah, Cape Town and its surroundings are an experience in themselves. If you add a focus to the food, this fantastic city gets a new dimension.
As the city has residents from many different cultures, the supply will also be accordingly and there are many specialties that must not be missed. We end with a nice safari at Mossel Bay.
Number of days: 12 DAYS
Price from: 23 800: –
Departure from Sweden.
DAY 2 ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWN AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL
We have booked accommodation for three nights in Constantia at Glen Avon Lodge. Tonight, a three-course dinner prepared by the hotel’s own Cordon Bleu chef is served. Dinner included.
DAY 3 GUIDED TOUR TO GODAHOPPSUDDEN AND CAPE POINT
Along the way we stop at Hout Bay and at the penguins in Boulders Beach. The tour ends at South Africa’s oldest winery Groot Constantia with wine tasting and a tour of the wine cellar. Breakfast included.
DAY 4 A DAY ON YOUR OWN IN CAPE TOWN.
If you prefer a guided tour, we are happy to book one. Table Mountain, Robben Island and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are just a few examples of attractions. Feel free to take a walk in the Bo Kaap district and try the exciting Kaap Malay cuisine. Breakfast included.
DAY 5 IN A RENTAL CAR TO FRANSCHHOEK IN THE WINE DISTRICT
The car that you have for six days is delivered to the hotel during the morning and driving to the wine district takes about 45 minutes. Feel free to stop at one of the vineyards for a wine tasting. Franschhoek has excellent restaurants and we are happy to help with table reservations. Overnight at Klein Oliphants Hoek. Breakfast included. (Approx. 75 km)
DAY 6 ROUTE 62 TO MONTAGU
Continue by car along the beautiful Route 62 to the small tranquil town of Montagu. We have booked a room at Mimosa Lodge where the evening dinner will also be taken. Breakfast and dinner are included. (Approx. 140 km)
DAY 7 TO PRINCE ALBERT FOR COOKING CLASS
Leave Montagu immediately after breakfast and check in for two nights at the African Relish in Prince Albert at 12 noon. Then there is plenty of time for the afternoon’s cooking class. Breakfast and dinner are included. (Approx. 310 km)
DAY 8 COOKING CLASS IN THE MORNING
After breakfast we take course number two. Relax and enjoy the surroundings in the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
DAY 9 TO GONDWANA GAME RESERVE
We go to Mossel Bay to put the finishing touches on this trip and check in for a safari in the afternoon. Two safaris per day in open jeeps, accommodation two nights at lodge full board included.
DAY 10 SAFARI IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON
Here are the Big Five and a number of other endangered species such as Cape Mountain Zebra, black Harrier and others. Full board included.
DAY 11 TO CAPE TOWN FOR RETURN
The rental car is left at the airport or you stay more days in this wonderful country. Breakfast included. (Approx. 390 km)
Return to Sweden.
FOOD & WINE TRAVEL IN SOUTH AFRICA
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
SEK 23,800 min. 2 pers.
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
Flight to / from Cape Town, Flight taxes approx. SEK 3,000, Car rental VW Polo Classic Sedan or similar, private excursion with English-speaking guide day 2, two cooking courses, meals and transfers according to program. Safari and accommodation in a shared double room.
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Drinks and gratuities.
3n Glen Avon Lodge,
1n Small Oliphants Hoek Boutique Hotel,
1n Mimosa Lodge,
2n African Relish,
2n Gondwana Game Reserve.
PASSPORT / VISA:
The passport must be valid for 6 months. after the stay and have at least two blank pages for stamps. If you travel with children under the age of 18, a complete identity card must be brought.
FEEL FREE TO COMBINE WITH:
More days in South Africa, Mauritius, Victoria Falls, Botswana and Namibia.
THIS TRIP FITS:
Everyone with an interest in food, culture and animals.
ROVOS RAIL – LUXURY TRAIN THROUGH SOUTHERN AFRICA
Travel comfortably in beautifully renovated carriages from the turn of the century. Old-fashioned wood and textile décor has been mixed with modern comforts such as a fridge, shower and toilet. The train consists of three categories of suites: Pullman, Deluxe and Royal as well as a restaurant carriage and a bar / party carriage. There are several tours to choose from, we present two of them here. The train journey is combined with the advantage of continued travel in South Africa.
Number of days: VARIES
Price from: 15 200: –
PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN OR VICE VERSA
The train stops in the diamond city of Kimberly and in the historic settler city of Matjiesfontein. Frequent departures in both directions. Two nights on board.
Approx. Price SEK 15,200 in Pullmans suite, all-inclusive. The trip can be combined with Pretoria – Victoria Falls.
PRETORIA – VICTORIA FALLS OR VICE VERSA
The train passes through the famous Hwangi National Park where a stop is made for an afternoon safari. The trip ends in the city of Victoria Falls. Three nights on board. Approx. Price SEK 19,700 in Pullmansvit, all-inclusive. The trip can be combined with Cape Town – Pretoria. Visas are required for Zimbabwe and can be obtained at the border (USD30).
For dates, contact us.
ROVOS RAIL – LUXURY TRAIN THROUGH SOUTHERN AFRICA
Pretoria – Durban or vice versa. Two nights.
Pretoria – Swakopmund or vice versa. 8 nights.
Cape Town – Dar es Salaam or vice versa. 14 nights.
Golf safari – Starts and ends in Pretoria. 8 nights.
African Golf Collage – Starts in Pretoria and ends in Cape Town or vice versa. 8 nights.