Cape Winelands Tour
Cape Winelands tour allows you to pend seven days and six nights enjoying two of South Africa’s main attractions. You will be at the Cape Winelands and her wildlife splendor.
About The 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour
This 7 day Cape winelands tour takes you to the birthplace of South Africa’s world-renowned wines. This is just outside of Cape Town. You will also be able to visit the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. This is located on the perimeter of the Kruger National Park.
Your itinerary includes visits to places of architectural, historical, geographic and nature interest with your overnight stays at small, intimate and luxurious properties. The Cape Winelands tour includes transfers, activities and most meals.
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari Highlights:
The 7 day Cape Winelands tour is a luxury tours to South Africa. This African luxury safari in South Africa will start in Cape Town. You will enjoy time in South Africa’s site seeing capital, Cape Town.
There are more adventures into the winelands near Franschoek and Paarl from here. This 7 day Cape Winelands tour combines with some leisure time. Your 7 day Cape Winelands tour gives you the best of Africa wildlife experience. This will be on a Private Game Reserve visit.
- Wine tasting
- Beautiful Scenery, topography and landscape
- Nature walk
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird watching
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Cape Town – Franschoek
Meet and greet upon arrival for the Cape Winelands Tour at the airport or your hotel in Cape town. This will be followed by a transfer to the picturesque village of Franschhoek. It is a one-hour fifteen minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport. Today, you will check into your room at the Franschhoek Country House. This will be your home away from home for the next three days.
Franschhoek Country House is a five-star luxury hotel in Cape town. The establishment is nestled in the Franschhoek Valley only one kilometer from this quaint village. Known as the wine and food capital of South Africa, the town is known for its art galleries, craft shops, restaurants and cafes.
Day 2: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
The day on Cape Winelands Tour starts with breakfast. This will be followed by a private, full-day, guided tour. The tour will include leisure exploration of historic Wine Route towns, including a stop for a delicious lunch. You will visit Stellenbosch to enjoy the town’s oak-shaded streets, Cape Dutch architecture and alfresco cafés.
You will then journey through the Franschhoek Valley with its endless mountain vistas, and stop in Paarl, ‘the pearl of the Cape’. This is home to the Afrikaans language. Paarl is the third oldest town in South Africa.
At paarl you will be treated to well-maintained Cape Dutch-style homes, beautiful gardens and oak tree-lined streets. Your Cape Winelands Tour will visit the acclaimed Boschendal Manor House, an 1812 period-restored residence. Here you will enjoy wine tasting and a cellar tour on some of the finest Cape wine estates.
Day 3: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Today you will spend a full day on Cape Winelands Tour exploring the Cape Peninsula with a leisurely stop for lunch. The highlights of the day’s itinerary include a visit to the rocky headlands of the Cape of Good Hope. You will also have a stop at the famous Boulders Beach penguin colony.
The Cape Winelands Tour passes through Hout Bay and stop for a 40-minute boat trip to Duiker Island. This is an optional extra and payable separately where you can see thousands of Cape fur seals up close in their natural environment.
You will drive through the historical naval town of Simon’s Town to Boulders Beach. You may have the fortune of seeing baboons, bontebok, ostriches, a diversity of birds and even the seasonal southern right whales. This is at the Cape Point Nature Reserve.
You will end the Cape Winelands Tour day at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden at the eastern foot of Table Mountain.
Day 4: Cape Winelands – Thornybush Game Reserve
After your Cape Winelands Tour exploring all the magical locations, it is time to depart the Cape and head north. In the morning you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport. This is for a two-hour flight to Johannesburg.
Your connecting flight takes only an hour to get to the small bush town of Hoedspruit, near the western perimeter of the Kruger National Park.
You will be met at Eastgate Airport and then transferred to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Here you will stay in their Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp for three nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Day 05 – 06 Enjoy an unforgettable African safari.
The next two days of Cape Winelands Tour allows you to stay in the heart of the African bush. Thornybush Game Reserve has just eight luxury tents, creating an intimate experience that is quiet and peaceful. Each tent has private bathroom facilities, including a romantic bushveld bath. Wooden deck paths join the various parts of the camp to the communal area.
Guided game drives in open safari vehicles and guided walks are available twice each day in the early morning and late afternoon. For the rest of the day, relax by the pool, sit quietly to spot any of the few hundred bird species in the area and enjoy watching animals walking past. Take advantage of the on-site Amani African Spa for wraps, facials, massages and pamper journeys.
Day 07 Thornybush to Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive on the last day of your Cape Winelands Tour, return for breakfast. This will be followed by a transfer to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit for your flight back to Johannesburg.
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7 Day Best South African Safari Costs:
What is included in the 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour?
- 03 nights on a bed and breakfast basis
- 03 nights on a fully inclusive basis
- Twice daily guided game-viewing activities
- The services of a professional ranger and camp staff
- Tourism levy of 1%
- Return airport transfers (Cape Town International – Franshhoek – Cape Town International)
- Return airport transfers (Eastgate – Thornybush – Eastgate)
- Private transfers & sightseeing in Cape Town as per itinerary
- Two lunches whilst sightseeing in the Cape
- Thornybush Game Reserve entry fees
- Flight CPT – JNB oneway incl. taxes
- Flight JNB – Hoedspruit – JNB return incl. taxes
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour excludes:
- Visa to South Africa if required
- Your international flights
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
What to Carry on the 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
Other South Africa Safari Tours
- 3 Day Kruger National Park Safari
- 3 Day Garden Route Tour
- 4 Day Garden Route Tour
- 4 Day Affordable Garden Route South Africa Tour
- 7 Day Royal South Africa safari
- 14 Day South Africa Adventure
- 10 Days South African Flying Safari
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari Destinations
The Franschhoek Valley is surely the most spectacular and utterly beguiling wine region in the world today for those on 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari. Its history dates back to the 17th century when the area now under vine was farmed by Huguenots settlers fleeing religious persecution.
Today, Franschhoek carries that legacy with its French place and family names. Although strictly speaking it is classed as a separate wine-growing sub-zone, parts of the Franschhoek Valley do fall under the Paarl Ward or regional boundary.
The valley is enclosed on three sides by mountains, offering magnificent views of the surrounding vineyards and award-winning restaurants for those on 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari.
Although Franschhoek lacks the more celebrated Stellenbosch zone’s glamour further west, some fascinating wines are nonetheless made in this perhaps less fashionable part of South Africa.
Indeed, some of the country’s best wine producers are located here, including Boekenhoutskloof, Boshcendal, Chamonix, and Stony Brook.
Approximately 1,400 hectares are currently under vine, situated in a clearly defined valley with the Wemmershoek Mountains to the north separate and Groot Drakenstein and Franschhoek Mountains to the south. The scenery is also punctuated by the Berg River, which runs north-west towards the region of Paarl.
Stellenbosch is known for its restored Cape Dutch architecture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries and for its streets lined with majestic oaks. Its gardens and parks include the Braak, a square set aside in 1703 as a military parade ground.
Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope, rocky promontory at the southern end of Cape Peninsula, Western Cape province, South Africa.
The first European to sight the cape was Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias in 1488 on his return voyage to Portugal after ascertaining the southern limits of the African continent.
One historical account says that Dias named the promontory Cape of Storms and that John II of Portugal renamed it Cape of Good Hope (because its discovery was a good omen that India could be reached by sea from Europe); other sources attribute its present name to Dias himself.
Known for the stormy weather and rough seas encountered there, the cape is situated at the convergence of the warm Mozambique-Agulhas current from the Indian Ocean and the cool Benguela current from Antarctic waters.
Grass and low shrub vegetation is characteristic of the promontory, which is part of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (established 1939) that encompasses the southern tip of the peninsula. There is a lighthouse on Cape Point about 1.2 miles (2 km) east of the Cape of Good Hope.
Thornybush Game Reserve
Thornybush Private Game Reserve, also known as Thornybush Private Nature Reserve is located adjacent to Kruger Park in South Africa and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari will take you to the home to the Big Five and a variety of other African wildlife species, it has a near perfect year round climate, making Thornybush a perfect destination for a family safari.
Thornybush Game Reserve is a private game reserve, near Hoedspruit, in the Limpopo province of South Africa. It borders the Kapama Game Reserve and is located close to the Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger Park. The Reserve’s surface area is approximately 14,000 ha of mainly open savannah.
As with many private reserves in South Africa, Thornybush is managed as an eco-tourism destination, thus the Reserve is funded by means of a number of up-market private commercial game lodges located within the Reserve. They are involved in different kind of projects such as supporting local community through contributions to surrounding schools and sustainable farming.
7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari Accommodation
Franschhoek Country House
Welcome to Franschhoek Country House & Villas, offers 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari guests exceptional five star hotel accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley.
Your stay is complemented by the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant and a bouquet of world-class guest services. Situated on the outskirts of the Franschhoek village, this is the ideal base from which to indulge your tastes for fine wines, world-class cuisine and the unique attractions of this famous Cape Winelands town.
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp
Washed with the warmth and colour of the afternoon sun and in true African style, the Luxury En-suite Tents overlook the magnificent bushveld. Guests on 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari can can enjoy relaxing and reflecting moments of tranquility and intimacy which is afforded by this small camp.
the Lodge offer eight Luxuty En-suite Tents, each with private facilities a bushveld bath. The tents are connected by pathways to the main camp.
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp is tastefully furnished in Old World Colonial splendour and it offers safari enthusiasts an atmosphere reminiscent of the style and class of a bygone era complete with great cuisine and old-fashioned service.
Chapungu are an ideal entry level lodge where meals are taken together to afford the opportunity for all guests to share the excitement of the day’s game viewing experiences.
The lodge are situated a few minutes’ drive from the Thornybush Game Lodge, where extensive spa treatments are available to all Chapungu Tented Camp guests on 7 Day Cape Winelands Tour Safari.