South Africa: A Discovery Journey of Cape Town, The Winelands, and a Safari in Kruger National Park

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12 Days, May 4 - 15, 2025

From $10,695 from Cape Town, South Africa

Tour Operator:
Classic Escapes


The allures of South Africa are many: incredible natural beauty, superb vineyards, and a fasci- nating and complicated political and cultural history. This distinctive tour combines it all in a package designed for W&L’s discerning travelers.

Our journey begins in Cape Town, which offers access to the incomparable Cape Peninsula. We will marvel at the diverse wildlife of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Preserve, including mountain zebras, grysbok, and foxes native to Cape Point plus the jackass penguins of Boulders Beach. In the neighborhood of Bo-Kaap, we will see the colorful architecture of Signal Hill and visit a local resident to learn Malay cooking secrets and share a traditional meal. The imposing form of Table Mountain will call us to ascend its heights via cable car to capture extraordinary views. We will leave Cape Town en route to South Africa’s spectacular winelands region. Our tour includes cellar tours and guided tastings in the acclaimed vineyards of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek. Our wine tastings will be paired with a farm garden tour and a cheese tasting.

A highlight of our time together will undoubtedly be our safari in Kruger National Park. This expansive park covers nearly five million acres and is home to a remarkable number of animal species, including Africa’s Big Five—lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo—and over 500 bird species. Our open-vehicle game drive will provide clear views of this iconic landscape.

Our tour will conclude in Johannesburg, where we will reflect on the fight for racial equality in South Africa by visiting the Mandela Family Museum, the Apartheid Museum, Hector Peterson Square, and Soweto, site of a massive uprising led by Black students in 1976.

This bucket list opportunity combines the charm of South Africa with extraordinary educational adventure. Reserve your spot today to ensure you are part of this private W&L experience with limited space.

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