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WILDERNESS AND WINELANDS

AT A GLANCE

An epic blend of wine and wildlife. Discover the best of South Africa’s wildlife and winelands on this specially curated itinerary with stays in some of South Africa’s best accommodations.

 

  • South Africa 
  • 9 Nights 
  • 3 Internal Flights 
  • Price from USD$14,050 per person based on double room occupancy 

INTRODUCTION

South Africa prides itself as a country that has so much to offer – from its unrivalled game viewing opportunities in the Kruger region to its expansive winelands on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Cape Town. We have created the perfect itinerary that encompasses every aspect of it.

The first stop is Sir Richard Branson’s South African bush retreat – Ulusaba – ideally located in a private game reserve in the Sabi Sand region.  Game drives, safari walks, and star-gazing are just a few of the activities that are on offer here.

Next to be explored are the Dutch colonial towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek; where dropping in on family-owned cheese farms and vineyards is a must.  Nights are spent at Sir Richard Branson’s other South African haven, Mont Rochelle.

All perfectly topped off with an action-packed three days in the dynamic city of Cape Town

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ITINERARY DETAILS

JOHANNESBURG

Your first stop on this South African adventure is Johannesburg, where you will stay at the Intercontinental hotel and have time to unwind before embarking on your safari.

SABI SAND GAME RESERVE

You fly to the private Ulusaba Game Reserve – set within the vast Sabi Sand Reserve – where game viewing is phenomenal. Home here is Sir Richard Branson’s famous Ulusaba retreat. You can expect your room to have unrivalled views, where you can watch the animals stroll around the nearby watering hole from the comfort of your own veranda, swim in the lodge pool and dine al fresco in the evenings.

THE CAPE WINELANDS

Next up is Sir Richard Branson’s picturesque suburban hotel, Mont Rochelle. After a scenic drive from Johannesburg you will spend the next couple of days exploring the surrounding winelands – Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek – dropping in on family-owned cheese farms and vineyards. Ramble in Paarl’s Spice Route, a brilliantly curated series of shops and attractions and artisan showcases, indulging in chocolate and wine pairings and innovative craft beer.

CAPE TOWN

The itinerary ends with an action-packed three days in Cape Town. The One&Only Cape Town resort is your base here.There are plenty of activities to get stuck into including taking the Aerial Cableway up to the top of Table Mountain; visits to the penguins in Boulders Bay; and even heading to lend a helping hand to Rosie’s Kitchen in Khayelitsha Township.

I am hard pressed to think of any reason why one would not use Micato. Their guides are considered the best in the business, even by other tour operators! It is a company that does not use third parties, but has its own organisation to answer every wish, provide special opportunities, and resolve any emergency.
– Priscilla Alexander