Experience the Wild Wonders of South Africa in Style

With the help of our carefully vetted SELECT In-Country Partners, our travel advisors can customize in-depth tours ranging from an afternoon of sightseeing or an exclusive wine tasting to an extravagant 10-day safari. Each extraordinary experience offers the luxury, VIP treatment and extra amenities you have come to expect from the SELECT program. Here, we’ll delve into what could be your perfect week visiting South Africa.
Day 1

Fly into the captivating city of Cape Town and take your private transfer to One&Only Cape Town. Check in, then take a stroll through the art galleries and upscale boutiques along the nearby Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to shop for stylish treasures. Return to the hotel and spend some time relaxing in your own private cabana by the city’s largest infinity pool. Spend the rest of the day walking along the

cobblestone streets of the historic Bo Kaap neighborhood to experience its brightly colored houses, Muslim shrines and impressive, gilded mosques. Dine on mouthwatering cuisine at Nobu and cap off your evening sipping a class of the fine local wine your personal Guest Host has helped you select on your expansive terrace with sweeping views of the magnificent Table Mountain.

Day 2

Awake for an invigorating al fresco yoga class. Ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for stunning vistas of the sparkling city of Cape Town. After, ride a glass elevator six levels up to the Pot Luck Club, on top of an old flour silo with breathtaking 180-degree views of the city, harbor and Table Mountain for lunch. This is one of Cape Town’s most chic restaurants, serving up some of the best world-class cuisine, accompanied by a grapefruit martini served in an antique, gold-rimmed glass. Spend your afternoon at the celebrity favorite Camps Bay Beach backed by palm trees and fashionable restaurants and coffee shops overlooking the beach. You may spot some famous faces being followed by the paparazzi lurking behind beach umbrellas. After soaking in the sun’s rays, head over to one of the many stylish beachfront restaurants and bars to view a spectacular sunset from one of Cape Town’s best viewing spots.

Day 3

Meet your private driver for a full-day guided tour of some of the county’s finest wineries and scenic lush, hillsides. Near Stellenbosch, visit Delaire Graff Estate, owned by a British diamond magnate, and take a guided tour of this state-of-the-art winery to enjoy tastings. Eat lunch on the terrace with

awe-inspiring views of the Stellenbosch Valley and a glass of crisp Cabernet Franc Rosé in hand. See if any pieces catch your eye perusing their onsite diamond boutique. Then it’s off to the small, family-run winery Mitre’s Edge Wine Estate boutique winery that lies at the base of Simonsberg Mountain to sample their award-winning Bordeaux-style wine in their Cape Georgian-style manor house. After, take a stroll to the Wiesenhof Wild Park, a private game reserve with braai areas and end the day with a delicious and authentic South African-style BBQ.

Day 4

Ride the Flying Dutchman funicular, with rail cars that offer 360-degree views up to the summit and Cape Point Lighthouse. Climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse, to peer over cliffs to the crashing ocean waves below. If you’re lucky, you might spy breaching whales or frolicking dolphins. Spend the rest of the amazing day exploring this area’s secluded beaches, shipwrecks and unique wildlife, including the Cape 5 (ostrich, baboons, mountain zebra, bontebok and tortoise).

Day 5

Take a private chartered flight to Johannesburg for a spectacular safari at a private game reserve in Kruger National Park — one of the world’s most famous wilderness reserves — to experience South Africa’s awesome wild wonders. Go on an exciting, guided, 4x4 vehicle Game Drive for sightings of not only the Big 5 (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), but zebras, impalas, giraffes, hippos, cheetahs, wildebeest, spotted hyenas and more than 500 species of birds.

Day 6

Visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to get close to exotic wild animals being rehabilitated and the Knysna Elephant Park and Kapama Game Reserve to spot lions and cape buffaloes.

Travel to Madikwe Game Reserve’s prestigious Mateya Safari Lodge, check in, wind down with a complimentary couples massage and take a stargazing safari. See the stars dance in the sky as you listen to the unique cries and sounds of this secluded area’s wild creatures.

Day 7

Rise, get in an invigorating workout in the gym, take a quick refreshing dip on your private rim-flow pool deck overlooking the watering hole of this vast African reserve as you revel in the wild beauty of your surroundings. Step into your open air outdoor shower as you prepare for your day’s adventures on a safari walk of the reserve viewing the Super 7 (lion, buffalo, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black and white rhino and wild dog), plains game and over 350 species of birds. Accompanied by both experienced rangers and trackers, you can’t help but get caught up in the spirit of adventure. Enjoy a private dinner at Mateya with its 8000 bottle wine cellar and prepare for tomorrow’s flight with the indelible pleasure of having indulged in truly memorable experiences.     

Contact your travel advisor today to book this South Africa itinerary!