Africa & Middle East
South Africa South Africa Culinary Private

A Taste of the Western Cape

The Western Cape abounds with fabulous food and wine. We’ll trace the history of viniculture as we visit some of the foremost wine estates in the Constantia Valley and we’ll have you tasting and pronouncing dishes like Bobotie and Potjiekos as we eat our way through the city. Come celebrate the country’s rich culture and taste the natural bounty of seafood, meat, game and wine. We’ll explore the area by foot or bike—or, our van is never far behind. On this private adventure it’s all up to you.

B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.

Trip Details

Moderate
Cape Town to Johannesburg
10 Days / 9 Nights


Price per person from: $9,950
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Best Time to Visit

  • Jan
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Day by Day

Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival we’ll meet you at the door of the aircraft and take short drive to the Cape Grace.

Traverse to the highest point of Table Mountain and head to Constantia for unique tastings and a ride through wine estates. Enjoy lunch at Bistro 1682, set at the foothills of the Steenberg Mountains and dine tonight at Greenhouse Restaurant.

Take a scenic coastal drive to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Enjoy a gourmet picnic from the Boathouse, an intimate culinary creation and visit the African Penguin colony in Simonstown. Tonight experience cooking Cape Malay-style!

Head to Franschhoek to ride through the quaint back streets and admire the art at Grande Provence Wine Estate. Lunch on unique combinations at Bread & Wine and experience a game drive to see some of South Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat.

Experience a wine walk with guides who will introduce you to the local personalities and products of the area. Visit some local wine, cheese and olive producers and stop at Jorgensen's Distillery to sample a range of handcrafted premium spirits.

Head back to Cape Town and board your flight to the Sabi Sand Reserve. At 65 000 hectares, the reserve has been successfully conserved and now contains the highest density of big game in South Africa.

Spend the day exploring the reserve with professional trackers to experience close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. Enjoy a private dinner with our own sommelier and sample wines which they sense may suit your taste.

Arrive at the airstrip to for your next adventure deep in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Spend the day exploring Singita Lebombo Lodge, situated where two rivers meet in an exclusive game-rich 33 000-acre concession.

Boasting the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire park, including the ‘Big 5’, we’ll take in more of the area today by 4X4, foot and mountain bike. Tonight we’ll enjoy a very special dinner you won’t be soon to forget!

You’ll have time for an early morning game drive before your departure from the lodge. Your ranger will take you to the airstrip where you’ll board your flight back to Johannesburg. We’ll have someone meet you to check you in to your international departure.

Hotels

Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa, Constantia

The Cellars-Hohenort is located in the historical Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain. All 49 individually decorated rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain or of the 9.5 acres of lush gardens. The hotel also offers three award-winning restaurants overseen by Chef Peter Tempelhoff, the relaxing Fresh Wellness Spa, a golf putting green and tennis courts. View hotel details »

Grand Dedale Country House, Wellington

Grand Dedale, located at the foot of the Bainskloof Pass, is set on 380 hectares of vineyard and forest and is surrounded by three dramatic mountain ranges. Experience privacy and exclusivity in six individually designed guestrooms or in the thatched stone cottage amidst beautiful Winelands scenery. Other features include an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, trails up Bainskloof Pass and a wine tasting center. View hotel details »

Singita Boulders Lodge, Sabi Sand

A natural stone lodge offering unparalleled views, the luxurious Singita Boulders features a lookout deck allowing the perfect spot from which to observe wildlife drawn to the Sand River. The lodge offers twelve magnificent stone suites with floor to ceiling glass walls and a contemporary African decor style. Rooms also feature a heated plunge pool, double-sided fireplace, private lounge and game-viewing deck. View hotel website »

Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park

Like the Lebombo Euphorbia tree after which it was named, the design of Lebombo Lodge is one of a kind. Its fifteen suites feature contemporary finishes and offer the opportunity to sleep under the stars on the bed of your private, game-viewing terrace. From the sweeping wooden decks and the relaxing pool, Singita Lebombo Lodge offers magnificent views and an unforgettable experience for all travellers. View hotel details »

Activity Level

Moderate

This trip is rated Moderate. This is a biking and walking trip amid the vineyards and farmlands of South Africa’s Western Cape. The riding is all on asphalt roads, mostly of an undulating nature although you can expect to encounter a few hills. Your guide will tailor your activity level to suit your needs. We offer both Cannondale hybrid bikes and Pinarello road bikes fitted to your personal specifications. There are plenty of shorter and longer options available each day to accommodate a wide range of fitness levels.

Gear

The Bikes

You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding customized Cannondales; there are three models to choose from to ensure you'll have the perfect bike. Click here for a detailed description. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals with wine (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of B&R guide and support van
  • Use of a customized Cannondale bicycle and helmet
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All internal flights
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service while in Cape Town and Winelands.


At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.Learn more about our guides »

Accolades

“I cannot say enough about how wonderful this trip was – especially our guides! They really made the trip a success by managing all the details and anticipating what we would need even before we had figured it out. The hotels were excellent, food fantastic, and wines plentiful!”

— Alison Joslyn,
South Africa Biking 2010

South Africa Culinary Private

Notes from the Road

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