Introducing South Africa

10-Day Example Trip
A stunning introduction to the premier locations of South Africa with the most exclusive services and hotels

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

We give back to two regional charities in Africa from the profits of each one of our trips.

Use our trip ideas to inspire your bespoke experience

A perfect trip for the first time visitor, allowing you to experience some of South Africa’s highlights and premier destinations all in luxury and comfort.

Enjoy the gourmet cuisine, cosmopolitan culture and history of Cape Town whilst looking for breaching whales off the Cape of Good Hope. Explore inland to the rolling hills and vineyards of South Africa’s world-famous wine-lands, enjoying private wine tours and amazing cuisine at some of Africa’s top restaurants. Then be amazed by the incredible wildlife of the famous Kruger National Park, where you stay in a lodge based in a private concession or adjoining reserve.

  • Completely private tours of The Winelands, Cape Town, Cape Point and the peninsula
  • Wine, chocolate and desert tastings
  • Game drives lead by specialist guides on Safari
  • Stay in luxury hotels and safari lodges throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4: Cape Town
Flights & Transfers

Meet and greet at Cape Town airport

Private transfer to your hotel in Cape Town

Accommodation in Cape Town
Three days exploring Cape Town

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. If you would like us to organise your time here with a privately-guided tour, according your interests, we can do so.

Half Day Private City Tour of Cape Town

This morning you will be met by your guide and coach for a morning exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take you to the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Green Market Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On the descent, you stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. You will have the choice to end your tour by being dropped off at your hotel, or at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location and it's many shops and restaurants on offer.

Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Take one of the most scenic journeys in the world in this wonderful, full day private tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel in the morning and bring you out through the coastal suburbs. The trip is entirely private, so you can take things at your own pace though typically you'll make stops to see the highlights shown below:

Hout Bay and Chapman Peak Drive

Leaving the suburbs of Cape Town the road winds through Hout Bay and up over Chapmans peak for truly stunning views of the coastline. If we're lucky we may even see Southern Right Whales in the waters off-shore from June-November.

Cape of Good Hope

Explore the rocky coastline and unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to unique bird-life such as African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds amongst others. Climb to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south western most point of Africa - the fabled Cape of Good Hope.

Simon's Town & Boulders Beach

We will visit Boulders Beach for a visit to see African Penguins in their natural habitat. Next drive through the historical naval village of Simonstown and over yet another spectacular mountain pass; Boyes Drive, where you will take in views of the quaint fishing harbour at Kalk Bay as well as the seaside villages of St James and Muizenberg.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

As we return to the city (time allowing) you have the opportunity to visit these magnificent gardens set on the slopes of Table Mountain before returning to your hotel in the city.

Days 4-6: The Winelands
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Cape Town to the Winelands

Accommodation in The Winelands
Days exploring South Africa's Winelands

Enjoy the beautiful countryside of the Winelands. You have our top recommendations for activities, vineyards and restaurants so that you can make the most of your time here.

Full day privately guided tour of the Winelands

Today you have a full day in the Winelands with one of our expert wine guides. We will communicate your wine preferences before the tour, so that your guide has time to set up any special appointments. That way, you will have the best experience possible. Typically the regions explored are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, but this depends on your wine tastes. On a usual tour, the first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Next head over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago. It's lovely setting and café lined streets will charm you and afford the opportunity to do some shopping too.

Wine, Chocolate and Desert Tastings at a Vineyard in Stellenbosch

Visit the charming colonial town of Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you can do wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate tasting, if desired.

Visit the culinary capital of Franschhoek

Take a journey through the beautiful scenery of Helshoogte Pass to visit the town of Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you and a wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates here.

Explore the Town of Paarl and Enjoy Wine Tastings

Paarl is located in the Winelands at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes, a wonderful place to take in spectacular landscapes and enjoy some wine tastings.

Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from hotel in Winelands to Cape Town airport

Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Days 6-10: Sabi Sands
Flights & Transfers

Light aircraft flight from Johannesburg to Sabi Sands

Lodges and Camps in Sabi Sands
Days Exploring the Sabi Sands

Enjoy days relaxing at your luxury lodge and exploring the world-famous Sabi Sands Reserve with morning and Afternoon Game Drives. Depending on the lodge you've chosen, there are various other optional activities you can do, ask your travel designer for the full lowdown.

Flights & Transfers

Light Aircraft flight from your Sabi Sands Lodge to Johannesburg