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L e t u s h a v e w ine an d wo m e n , mir t h a n d l a u g ht er, S e rm o n s a nd s o da – w a t e r t h e d a y a ft e r.

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S o u t h A f r i c a w i n e r i e s a r e r e f e r r e d t o a s “ W i n e F a r m s . ”

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W With a huge variety of fascinating experiences to explore, South Africa will create

a memorable vacation. Imagine game watching the Big Five one day, sipping wine

in the vines the next, and hitting the beach the day after. South Africa has a spec-

tacular wine route, a large number of world heritage sites, glamorous resorts, excel-

lent seafood and the wild kingdom in all its glory. It is a place where you can watch

whales perform acrobatic moves, and at the same time engage in an ostrich race taking place along the seashore. Africa is a land of beautiful gardens and incredi- ble sunsets. It is a marine wonderland with snorkeling, surfing, boating and diving. It is also an outdoor fortress for those seeking adventure. South Africa has been referred to as “The Rainbow Nation;” a title which illustrates the country’s cultur- al diversity. The population is one of the most complex and diverse in the world, with a combination of native Africans, Europeans and Asians (mostly of Indian descent). The African majority is composed of many different ethic groups, the largest of which are Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana and Bapedi, all with their own unique identity and customs. Africa is also thought to be the birthplace of humankind, giving it historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological and anthro- pological value. It is the world’s largest outdoor zoo with all creatures living in the wild, fighting for survival. A South African wine vacation will go beyond the boundaries of your wildest dreams.

in the wild, fighting for survival. A South African wine vacation will go beyond the boundaries

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S o u t h A f r i c a h a s o v e r 3 0 0 y e a r s o f w i n e m a k i n g .

c a h a s o v e r 3 0 0 y e a r

S O U T H A F R I C A T E R R O I R

S South Africa’s main winegrowing regions are located in the

southwestern corner of the country, known as the Cape. But

wine and wineries can be found in Morocco, Algeria,

Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar,

Reunion, Mauritius, Namibia and Zimbabwe. However,

most of these regions are not suitable for growing grapes.

Therefore, the fruit or juice is brought in from surrounding

areas like Spain, Portugal and France. South Africa is the continent’s leading wine region, and is ranked seventh in production in the world. Strangely, half of all the grapes are distilled and made into brandy and lesser expensive spirits. Because of South Africa’s location, a mar- itime, Mediterranean climate exists, and only occasionally drought and wind pose a problem for the vines. The country’s top wine districts spread out from the old port city of Cape Town. The major grape that is widely planted is Chenin Blanc (called Steen), but many other whites are found such as Cape Riesling, Chardonnay, Hanepoot, Mascadel, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Hanepoot is a very popular ancient grape also known as Muscat of Alexandria. This wine is sweet and is usually forti- fied. The leading red grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, is found alone but is also used for Bordeaux style blends. Cinsaut is

the next most used grape, and has a lighter style also it is

usually blended and can be referred to as hermitage, from its Rhone origin. It is the great grape, Pinotage that comes to mind when thinking about the wines in South Africa. Pinotage, was born in 1925, when Professor A.L. Perold at Stellenbosch University crossed Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. It produces a robust, complex wine, which ranks among the best varietals in the world. With the ability to age, it can also be a refreshing wine when consumed young. With a

the best varietals in the world. With the ability to age, it can also be a

heady bouquet of fruit (notably banana), it stands as an example of what the best New World wines can offer. Other key red wines are Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Shiraz or Syrah. South Africa’s wine regions are Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Constantia, Elgin, Walker Bay, Paarl, Worcester, Klein Karoo and Mossel Bay. Klein Karoo, also known at Little Karoo, is a region that has long been associ- ated with fortified wines. Its climate is similar to Douro in Portugal, and it houses a number of independent and cooper- ative wineries. The Paarl District is landlocked and generally quite warm. Classic sparkling wines, port, a hand full of white varietals and Bordeaux reds are the most popular in Paarl. Constantia Ward is historic for sweet wine and is lim- ited in its winegrowing because of the pressures of urban development, as well as the dominating physical presence of two peaks in the Cape Peninsula mountain chain. Sauvignon Blanc is the principal variety, but reds are also grown usually on the warmer, lower ground. The district of Stellenbosch is the hub and the center of South Africa’s wine industry. It has more private cellars than any other Cape area. It is also the center for viticultural research and train- ing. With varied microclimates, eleva- tions, and soil types, quality wines are eas- ily produced here. Although many vines stretch up the mountain slopes, the lower land is literally carpeted with grapevines. There is a large variety of mixed grapes, both red and white planted in Stellenbosch, but Cabernet Sauvignon is the king. Pinotage is also at its best here. South Africa’s other districts are also very active in pro- ducing great wines. From Cape Town, it does not matter which direction you start your wine journey because you are guaranteed to always find wonderful wines.

because you are guaranteed to always find wonderful wines. S O U T H A F

S O U T H A F R I C A

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T h e m a j o r i t y o f S o u t h A f r i c a n w i n e i s w h i t e .

r i t y o f S o u t h A f r i c

W E L C O M E

T O C A P E T O W N

T The West Cape or Cape Town is known as the “Mother City

of Africa.” It is an area regarded as one of the most beautiful

places in the world. The city is a rare cultural gem, resulting

from a diverse population of immigrants, mostly from

Indonesia, Western Europe and also the Bushman,

Hottentots and Bantu tribes from the north. With the

impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the leg-

endary Devil's Peak and historical Signal Hill standing proudly above the city, a vision is planted that is never for- gotten. The beautiful white sandy beaches along the peace- ful coastlines frame the Cape Peninsula. The peninsula is unique for its floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, and magnifi- cent countryside landscaped with grapevines. Cape Town has a wide range of entertainment, from outdoor activities to its extreme nightlife, with many shopping areas including Green Market Square, sophisticated malls and stylish boutiques. The long list of restaurants including international cuisine, fast food, elegant dinning and posh cafes that feature food reflecting its multicultural history.

Cape Town is a setting for

many scenic wonders, awesome seascapes and panoramic vis- tas. It is a city of culture, with a unique architectural design and structure. The music and dance also perfectly reflect its diverse population. The pleasant Mediterranean climate cre- ates warm gentle summers and cool temperate winters. It is the gateway to the wild, and a magical wine vacation for any- time of year.

summers and cool temperate winters. It is the gateway to the wild, and a magical wine

Y O U R W I N E T A S T I N G T R I P P L A N N E R

S O U T H A F R I C A

W hile crea ti ng yo u r u p c o mi ng tri p to So u t h A fric a , i t is i mp o r ta nt fo r u s to k no w w ha t i ns p i r e s y o u . W ha t a r e y o u r

t ra v el d rea m s, tr ip g o a ls , a nd e x p e r ie nc e e x p ec t a t io ns f o r yo u r p e r fe c t v a catio n? So me t i me s it he lp s to p u t y o u r

t ho u g h ts d o w n o n p a p e r. We hav e c re a te d t hi s gu id e to help pla n t he u lti m a te c u s t o m v ac a t io n, ha nd c r a ft ed s p e c if-

ica lly fo r yo u a nd yo u r c o mp a ni o n s. W ha t a re y our t r ip d r e a ms a nd d e s ir e s ?

n s. W ha t a re y our t r ip d r e a

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E L E C T A D E S T I N A T I O N ( S )

 

O

Cap e To w n

O Du r b an

O G ar d en R o u t e

O B o ts wa na

O

Vict o ria F all s

O Kru ger N ati o n al P ar k

O P o r t E liz ab et h

O Safar i C a mp

S p ec i fic C iti e s:

Do yo u want to v i sit m o re tha n o ne c o u nt ry ?

W H A T A R E Y O U R T R A V E L I N T E R E S T S ?

O

F o o d and Wine

O Pr i v at e Gu i d e

O C ap e o f Go o d H o p e

O Trans fer s / Ai rp o r t

O

H is to ri cal To u rs

O G o lf

O R egio nal F estiv als

O A r cheo lo gical Sit es

O

H o t Ai r Bal lo o ni n g

O Sp eci fi c Wi ne Ty p es

O C hild F r iend l y C amp s

O C it y To u r s

O

Sa ili ng

O Bi g 5 A nima l s

O R iv er Ves s els

O Safar i

O

Sp e ci a lt y Gast ro n o my

O R a il

O A r t & Hist o ry

O Picnics

O

H eli co p ter

O G r o u p Tr av el

O D inner Res erv atio ns

O Sh o p p ing

O

Pe rf o r m ing Ar ts

O Sel f D riv e

O F all Wine C ru s h

O B o tanic al / G ar d ens

O

Sp a & Wel lne ss

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H A T T Y P E O F W I N E S D O Y O U D R I N K ?

 

O

W hi te / L i ght

O Swee t / Dess er t

O W h it e / Big

O R o s e / B lu s h

O

R e d / G ener al

O Merlo t

O C henin B l anc

O C ab er net Sau v igno n

O

Pi no t No ir

O Bo r d eau x Bl end s

O C ab ernet F r anc

O Sp ar k ling Wi ne

O

Ch ard o nnay

O Sem il l o n

O S au v igno n B lan c

O Shi raz

O

Pi no ta ge

O H anep o o t

O R iesl ing

O C insa u t

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O W L O N G W I L L Y O U

B E G O N E ?

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7 nt s / 8 d ay s

O 1 0 nt s / 1 1 d ays

O 1 3 n t s / 1 4 d ays

O Yo u Te ll U s!

 

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H A T T Y P E O F A C C O M M O D A T I O N S ?

O

Bo u t iq u e L o d ging

O Vil las o r H o mes / C o u nt ry O C it y Pro p e rt y / C entr a l

O

Te nt ed Sa fa ri

O Vineya rd P ro pe rt y

O Ri v er / O cea n View

Did w e mi s s s o m eth i ng ? Le t u s k no w a nd we ’l l ma k e su re t o i nc lu d e :

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Ad d r es s

Cit y

S ta t e

Z ip

Tele p ho ne

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No . o f Tra v e l e r s

No . o f c hild re n

Tra v el d ate s ( li st alt e r n a te d ate s)

Trav el ing wit h any o t he r c o u p l e, g ro u p e tc . ?

W hat is yo u r b u d get p er p ers o n?

Do yo u w ant u s t o ha nd l e y o u r a i rfa re ?

o n? Do yo u w ant u s t o ha nd l e y

I f s o , ma y we c o nt a c t t he m?

Sp e c ia l Oc c a s io n?

C a r ri er Pr e fe re nc e ?

D R I N K W I N E ? L I V E I T !

S O U T H A F R I C A R E C O M M E N D E D A D V E N T U R E S

Two Oceans AquariumU T H A F R I C A R E C O M M E

Tak e so me tim e o u t f ro m wi n e t a s ti n g t o e n j o y C a p e To wn ’s Tw o

O ce a ns Aq u ari u m . I t is Afr i c a ’s l a r g e s t a q u a r iu m, ho u s i ng o v e r

3 0 0 s p ec ie s of marin e l i fe . Me and e r t hr o u g h t he im p re s si v e a n d

info r m at iv e d isp l a ys a n d wa t c h s e a l s p l ayi n g in a b e d of k e l p w i t h

b ri ll i an tly co l o r ed fish . T h e s h a r k s are fe d d a ily a t 3 : 3 0 , s o d o n ’t b e l a te . T he a q u ariu m o f f e r s an ex c e l l en t v a r ie ty o f b o o k st o r es ,

so uv enir s sh o p s an d t he B a y fr o n t B l u e R e s ta u r a n t, w h er e y o u c an e nj o y ma gni fi c ent lu n c h.

Dr ink W ine , Liv e It !

Drakenstein Lion Parke nj o y ma gni fi c ent lu n c h. Dr ink W

lu n c h. Dr ink W ine , Liv e It ! Drakenstein Lion Park

Golf Around Cape Townlu n c h. Dr ink W ine , Liv e It ! Drakenstein Lion Park

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o lf i s an ac ti v i t y tha t c a n b e e n j o y e d y e ar r o u nd in C a p e To wn .

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o whe re i n the w o r ld w il l y o u fi n d su c h a v a r i e t y o f av a il a b le g o l f

c o mb i na ti o ns. W heth e r y o u w o u l d l i k e t o p l a y g o l f e v er y d a y, o r c o mb ine a ro u n d w i t h win e t a s tin g , g a m e v i e w i n g , o r g e ne ra l si g ht seein g. T he l i st o f p riv a te c o u rs e s, g o lf e s t a t e s a n d p u b l i c c o ur s es i s v er y ex ten si v e . Yo u r p e r so n a l c a d d y c a n h e l p y o u s el e c t

the r i gh t co u r se f o r yo u . T h e o p ti o ns a r e e nd l e ss m a k i n g t h is y o u r d re a m go l f a d v en tu re .

Our Tou r/Tr a v e l S p e c i a li st s c u s t o m i z e e a c h a n d e ve r y t r i p .

a li st s c u s t o m i z e e a c

S ee l i o n s in t h ei r n a t u r a l h a b it a t w it h o u t t r a v e li n g t o o f ar in t o A f r i ca’s wi l d . Th e w il d c at s l i v e i n a h i g h q u a l i ty, a u th en t ic s u r r o u n d- i n g, l o cat ed 3 0 m i n u t e s f r o m C a p e To w n . T h e c en te r al l o w s v i s i t o rs a ch ance t o relax u n d e r a ru s t i c t h a t c h e d ro o f b u i l d i ng , w i t h an o p en - ai r v i ewi n g d eck . To m a k e th i ng s m o r e i n t e re s ti ng , t h e re i s a ca t w al k s u sp en d ed o v er t he l i o n’s d e n , c r e a t i n g a n u p -cl o se e n co u n t er o f th es e am a zi n g an i m als . The fa c il i t y a l so f ea t u re s a g if t s ho p an d r e f r e s h- m en t cen ter. Thi s i s a p e r f ec t sp o t t o s p e n d p a r t o f a d ay.

We t ak e y o u r dre a m a n d m a k e i t y o u r re al ity.

i s a p e r f ec t sp o t t o s p

Robben IslandRo b b e n Is land is a s ho r t d is

Ro b b e n Is land is a s ho r t d is ta nc e f ro m Ca p e To wn . I t i s k no wn

f o r i ts 4 0 0 -y ea r hist o r y o f b e ing a p la ce fo r b a nis hme nt , e x il e , a nd i mp ri s o nm ent . It w a s a l so a le p e r c o lo ny an d a n a s yl u m w he re N el so n Mand e la sp e nt 2 7 y ea r s o f h is l if e. To d a y, it is a fa sc ina t- i ng t o u r t hat inc lu d e s a mu seu m. Th is is a mu st s e e fo r a ll who

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ro v id e p erso na l ac c o u nt s o f p r is on li fe .

We ca n m a ke it h a p p e n … . You j us t t el l us wh e n .

World of Birdsn m a ke it h a p p e n … . You j us

a p p e n … . You j us t t el l us wh

Cango Wildlife Rancha p p e n … . You j us t t el l us wh

Thi s inc r e d ib l e r anch’s mis si o n is to sa v e en d an ge r e d Afr i c a n wi ld li fe . The ra nch fe atu re s the o l d es t a nd b i g g e s t c he e ta h c o ns er v a t io n ce nt e r in t he wo r ld , o f f er ing v is it o rs a u ni q u e hand s- o n e x p e r ie nc e wit h t he c a ts. Ex p lo re the fac t s a nd fi c ti o n o f c ro c o d i le s, and t ry a c a g e d iv e i f y o u a r e g ut sy eno u g h! Cu d d l e w ith b a b y lio n c u b s , e nj o y a d el i ci o u s c ro c-o - b o b, o st ri ch s tea k o r h amb u rg e r. Ent er a r o o m o f fl ying fo x e s , o r se e Ma d a gasc ar ’s ri ng - ta iled Le mu r. Thi s i s a n o v er-t he -to p p et sa nctu a r y yo u w il l no t wa nt to mi s s.

Tr a ve l a s yo u li k e it… A n y th in g i s po s s i bl e .

S O U T H A F R I C A

A n y th in g i s po s s i bl e . S

Sp en d a d el igh t fu l a f t e rn o o n v ie w ing o v e r 3 , 0 0 0 b ir d s . Enjo y s ev e r a l av i a ries, t he fo r es t o f t ro p i ca l p la nt s, a nd Af r ic a n mo nk e y s ha r d a t p l ay. Watch t he p el ic a ns a nd b i rd s o f p ra y d u r i ng f e e d ing ti m e , o r walk u p t o a r ar e b la c k e a g l e . This en te r ta i nin g c e nt e r is a l s o ho m e t o a nu mb er o f h igh- e ne rg y Me e r k a t s a nd Le g u w a a ns. The c a f e s e r v e s wo nd er fu l b reak fast s an d lu nche s, a nd the c u r i o s ho p i s t he o nl y p l a c e t o b u y u nb el iev ab l e b i r d p a r a p he r na lia .

A re y ou loo k ing fo r “ un iqu e ”? We ’ ll fi nd i t f or yo u.

nb el iev ab l e b i r d p a r a p he

C R A F T Y O U R O W N I T I N E R A R Y W I T H

T H E S E E X T E N S I O N S A N D O P T I O N S !

Kruger National ParkW I T H T H E S E E X T E N S I

The Kr u ger N at i o na l Pa r k is t he b est g am e re se rv e in So u t h Africa . Ri d e in o p e n v ehi cl es a s y o u e s ca p e n ea r- co l li si o ns w it h 1 , 0 0 0 p o u nd Rhi no c er o s , o r wa lk t hr o ugh th e b u she s w i th y o u r k n o wle d g ea b le g u i d e. The p a rk is o v er 5 0 0 m ill io n a cr es a nd p ac k e d w it h f a sc i na t i ng c o mp o nent s o f an intr ic a t e e c o s y s- tem t ha t i s u nsp o i le d b y m an ’s p ro g r e ss. It ho s ts s e v e ra l p r i va te r e se r v e s a nd c o nce s s io ns , wi t h b ea u t if u l f o re s ts , ga rd e ns a nd w aterf all s. D i sc o v e r ho w t o ap p re ci ate t he wil de st o f a nima l s in a l u x u r i o u s l o d g e , m o d e st b u n ga l o w, co t- ta g e, f as hio nab l e gu e st ho u s e o r A fr i c a n -st y l e h u t. Th e p a rk ev e n has a v a r i- e ty o f te nt s fo r tho s e b ra v e e no u g h to s le e p u nd e r the s t a rs . T h e l a nd’s g e olo- g y is st a gg er i ng wi t h hu g e b o u ld e r s s tr ew n a cro s s a d e ns el y v e ge ta ted l an d- sca p e . St o p a t p o p u l a r re s t c a m p s hi d d en in ex t e nsi v e g ra s s y p la ins, o nl y i nte rr u pte d b y r iv e rs . No rt he r n Kru g er i s a r e g i o n she lt er e d fr o m a ll, d u e to it s re m o te ne s s. T he Sab i San d g ame re s er v e , lo ca te d i n the s o u thwe s t a re a o f the p a rk , will ensu re cl o se enc o u nte rs wit h a l l c r e a tu r e s g r e at a nd s ma ll. E nj oy m o u t h-w a tering m eals t ha t c o ns is t o f fr e sh f ru i t s , v e g e ta b le s , So u t h Af ri c a n wi ne and a n inc re d ib le sel ec t i o n o f f resh me a t, fi s h, a nd p o ul try p re p a r ed b y y o u r p er s ona l ch ef. Yo u r A fr ic a n s a f ar i wil l b e a p a r t o f y o u r w ine v a ca t i o n tha t wh i ch y o u wi l l c he ri s h fo r e v e r.

Re s e rv a tio n s t a ff w il l a s s i st w it h t rip ad vi ce .

Botswana Adventurea tio n s t a ff w il l a s s i st w

w il l a s s i st w it h t rip ad vi ce
w il l a s s i st w it h t rip ad vi ce

B o t swan a is ho me to so me o f Afr ic a ’s l as t g r e a t wild e r ne s s , inc l u d ing t he Ok a v ango Wetl an d s a n d t he Ka l a ha ri D e se r t . Th is la nd - lo c k e d nati o n is center ed in Su b - Sa ha r a n A fr i ca , wit h a n im p r e ssi v e b io d iv e r- s it y. As in all o f Afri c a , la nd s u st a ins li fe . D i a mo nd mining a nd c a tt l e rear ing ar e t he center o f B o tsw ana ' s e c o no mi c s u r v iv a l . A nu mb e r o f s mall farmer s r el y o n go a t s , she ep , b e a ns , p e a nu t s , c o tt ons e e d a nd o t he r d r y land cr o p s . Wit h to u r is m o n t he ri se , Bo t s wa na ha s b e c o me th e t hi rd mo s t v isi ted c o u nt ry in A fric a . I t is a la nd o f u nl i mit e d ac t i v i ti e s and ad v en tu res. A t r a d it i o n t en t s a fa r i o n t he s ho r e s o f a nc i e nt la k e s , magical r iv er s and v a s t we t la nd s , is a sp e c ia l k ind o f a s a fa r i . I t f e a tu re s s p end ing t ime o n a M o k o r o , so c lo s e t o t he wa t e r s s u rf ac e th at f ro g s t he s iz e o f a fi nger nai l c a n b e i d e nt ifie d . Or fi s h o n t he e a r th ’s la r g es t d e l t a , as yo u ree l in a giant t ig e r fi s h. If y o u a r e c r a z y a b o u t e l e p ha nt s , t his i s t he o nl y p l ace t o h av e a n inte ra c t i v e e nc o u nt er wit h t he m i n the ir n a t- u r al ha b ita t. W hen t he t im e is ri g ht , yo u w il l e v e n h a ve an o p p o r tu n it y t o r id e o ne. St ay f o r a d a y o r a we e k , y o u r g u id e a nd e ve r yt hing y o u need fo r a lu x u r y safa r i i s i nc lu d e d .

Victoria “Vic” FallsVic to r i a F a lls is one o f the Se v

Vic to r i a F a lls is one o f the Se v e n Wo nd e r s o f the Wo r l d , a g a t e wa y f o r

a So u t h Af r ic an safar i, home to o n e o f the wi ld e s t, whit e w at e r r a fting

e x p er i e nc es and i s the si te o f the hi g he st co mm er c i a l b u nge e ju mp o n e a rth . It is tr u l y sp ectac ula r a nd d e s e rv e s th e sp o t as th e nu mb e r o ne

a t tra c ti o n i n Afr i ca . I t i s st i ll a n e v o c ati v e d e s t ina ti o n fo r hu nt e r s, s u rv i v o rs , t hril l se ek er s , ex p l o re rs a nd a ny o ne w i th a n e y e f o r b e a u ty. Wi th a v ariet y o f lo d g ing o p ti o ns a v a il a b le in Z im b a b we , Za mb i a ,

B o ts wana and N am ib ia, i t i s t he p e rf ec t p lac e to re l a x a nd e njo y

A f ri c a. Ca no e ing , b ik ing, ho rs e b a c k ri d in g a nd na tu r e w a l k s ar e

a m o n g th e f av o r ite t hi ngs to d o whi le v is it ing the F a l ls . Da y tr i p s t o

g a m e p a r k s, ri v e r e x p e d iti o n s a nd ev e ni ng d riv e s to p o p u l a r wa t e ri ng

h o le s a t night, a re als o s om e f a v o ri te e x c u rs i o ns. H ig hl ig ht s m a y

i nc lu d e a he lic o p te r ri d e o v e r t he F a l ls , a g u id e d p ho to g rap hy t o u r,

h o t a ir b al lo o ning , a l u nar r ainb o w walk , v i s iti ng a li v e ly c as ino a n d

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The G ard en R o u te i s o ne o f th e m o s t ma g nific e nt , insp ir ing s t r e t ch es

o f land in So u t h Af ric a an d t he wo r ld . The ro u t e i s l a c e d w i th m a je s-

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end s in P o rt El izab eth . Enj o y a b r ie f t o u r, a t hre e nig ht s t a y, o r s p en d

an entir e w ee k t ak ing in all o f t he na t u ra l wo nd e r s . C ho o s e fr o m a

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q u aint t o wn o f Knysna , a la go o n cru is e t o F e a t he r b e d Na t u ra l

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Yo ur pe rs ona l g uid e is a va i la b le t hroug hou t yo u r w in e v a ca ti o n , t o a ss i s t wi t h yo ur d i n ne r rese rv a-

t io ns , t r a ns po r t at io n , kn o wl e d ge a n d pri va t e t ou r s .

S e e a ma zing vi e ws f ro m Ta b l e M ou ntai n a n d Th e C a pe o f G oo d

Ho p e . En jo y f re e ti me t o s h o p a nd e xplo re th e b e a ch front co m- m un i ty of Kalk B a y.

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t a t ion a t Kir s te n b o s ch B ot a n i ca l G ard ens .

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The b eau t if u l cit y o f Ca p e To wn is t he p er fe ct b as e wh en

v i si tin g th e wi n er ies o f t h e s u rr o u n d in g land . Th e vin e-

ya rd s f an o u t f ro m t h e ci ty i n a ll d ir ect io n s . Aft er a fu ll

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D A Y O N E : Welco m e to So u th A fri c a ! A f te r a r r iv ing i n

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D A Y T W O : Wi ne co u nt r y is m a g nif ic e nt . We st a r t t he

d a y a t Do r ni e r f o r a ce l la r t o u r an d p r iv ate t ast i ng , a nd co n tinu e to t he Au d ac ia wine r y fo r a p r iv a te t as t i ng a nd c he e s e p a ir ing . Lunch wil l b e se rv e d a s y o u t a s te th e w i ne s o f Av o nt u u r. Yo u w ill the n hav e tw o tas ti ng s in t he af te rno o n.

D A Y T H R E E : It’s a cam er a d ay o n t o p o f Ta b le

Mo u nta i n. The v ie ws a r e u nf o r ge t t ab l e! A c a b le ca r a sc e nd s

3 , 0 0 0 f eet a bo v e s ea l e v e l t o the o b s e r v at io n d e c k . F o r lu n ch a nd

afte r no o n s ho p p i ng, y o u will b e ta k e n t o Ka l k Ba y, a g org e o u s c o a stal v i lla ge. Enj o y th e r e mai nd e r o f t he d a y a t C ap e Po i n t Natu re Reser v e. H er e y o u m a y wa l k a l o ng t he whi te san d y b e a ch es , o r hik e to t he l ig ht ho u s e . Be s u r e t o k ee p a n e y e o u t f o r wi ld gam e in cl u d ing z e b r as ! B e f o r e y o u b e g i n yo u r co a sta l - su ns e t ri d e b ack into Cap e To w n, y o u w il l s to p a t a Pe ng u i n C o lo ny f o r a n u p -c lo se v i ew o f the se c u t e c ri t te rs d i ni ng o n f ish . We hav e d inner re se rv a ti o ns at the G r e en D o l p hin, i n C a p e To w n ’s wa t er- front d i s tri ct .

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Ki r sc he nb o r s ch B o ta nic a l G a rdee ns ha s

o v e r 4 0 0 0 sp eci es o f Af r i c a n f lo w e rs and o t he r ind i g e no u s So u t h A fr i c an p lants. Af ter a m o rni ng a t t he ga rd e ns, it ’s t i me f o r a p ri- v at e tas tin g a t Gro o t C o ns ta nti a, m a k e r s o f so m e o f th e b e s t So u t h Af r ic an p o rts. Yo u r d a y wi ll co n cl u d e wi t h ta s t ing s o f Zev e nwa cht a nd St elle nz i c ht .

D A Y F I V E : To d ay yo u w il l chec k into Le Qu a rtie r

F ra nc ai s fo r two a m a zin g ni g ht s i n t he he ar t o f w i ne co u n try. Wine ri es a re re fer re d to a s “Wo r k i ng F ar ms ” i n S o u th Afr i c a. Yo u wi ll e njo y two d a ys of wi ne t a s ting, a b r a nd y tast ing , a nd f o o d p a irin gs. So u th Af ric a i s g a i ni ng no to r ie ty fo r t he no b le g r a p e Pi no ta ge . W hil e si p p ing Pi no t a g e, c o ns id e r o th er wi ne c o u nt ry ac t iv ities i nclu d i ng g o lf , b ik e t o u r s a nd sp a tre a tm en ts. A w ine- m ak e r ’s d inne r wi ll be s e rv e d in a t as t i ng r o o m tha t wi l l b e p r e- p a r e d b y Chef Mar g o J a nse . C he e rs !

D A Y S I X : We hav e ar ran ged a v er y sp e ci al A fric a n c o o k-

i ng cl as s fo r y o u to d a y. L ea r n a b o u t so m e o f Af ri c a’s m os t u niq u e c u isine a nd ho w to p ai r it w it h S o u th A fr ic a n w ine . Le a r n ho w a nd wh y w ine r eally c a n c o mp l i m en t a nd e nh an ce fo o d . Yo u w i ll the n b e gu i d ed thro u g h a l i st o f wi ne t ha t c a n b e p a i r e d wi th the m ea l . T he aft er no o n inc l u d es tw o o f t he ar e a ’s m o st we ll - k no wn w ine ri es.

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nex t wi th f o u r night s in a p r iv a t e lu x u r io u s te nt e d r o o m. Sa b i San d s G ame R es er v e s ha re s a n u nfe nc e d b o r d e r w ith K ru g e r N at io nal Par k . T he g a me re se rv e o f fe rs m a ny e x c it in g a c t i v it i e s and ad v ent u r es in i t s b e a u t ifu l s e t ti ng .

Kr u ger Nat i o nal Par k is So u t h Afric a ’s m o s t le g e nd a r y ga me p a r k wit h t he g re at est anim a l d iv er s it y in A f ric a inc l u d ing l i o ns , l e o p- ard s , cheet ah s, el ep ha nt s, b u ff alo s , rh ino s, hip p o s an d c r o co d i le s, as w ell as o v er 4 5 0 d if f er e nt b ir d sp e c i e s .

Safar i life incl u d es twic e a d a y m o b ile sa f a r i driv e s in op en a ir Lan d Ro v er s , wit h e x p e r ie nc e d b u s h r a ng er s . Ge t t o k no w A fr ican t r ad i t io ns s u c h a s Su nd o w ne rs a nd B ra a i’s . N ig ht ga me d r iv es ar e also av ai la b l e a nd s ho u ld no t to b e m is se d . A t ri p t o near b y Shangaan Vil la g e w i ll g iv e y o u e x p o s u re to a u t he nt ic b u sh t rib al cu lt u re.

D A Y E L E V E N : Ta k e so me ti me t his mo r ning t o sa y

yo u r go o d - b yes t o y o u r s t af f a nd t he w i ld . Yo u w ill b o a rd a s ho r t f li ght b ack t o J o hanne sb u r g w he r e y o u w i ll b e g in y o u r j o u r n e y ho m e.

Other Excursions & Extensions

C o n s id er a Ho t Air B a llo o n Rid e , Go l f ing a l o ng t he Oc e an , o r v i s it ing a C he etah Re scu e F ac il it y. He ad i ng t o t he No r t h e nj o y t he s p ect acu lar Vict o ria F al l s, while v is i t ing Vic F a lls co n s id e r a t rip t o t he O k av ang o D e lt a o f B o ts wa na t o t he We s t . A f t er a r es t f u l s ta y in C ap e To w n v e nt u r e t o t he E a s t a lo n g the Ga r d e n Ro u t e o u t s id e Po rt El iz a b e th .

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b ist ro s and go u r m et d inn e r s a t

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