What you will be doing
Tame the wild and bask in awe of the Big 5 on Safari, take a selfie with the Penguins on Boulders Beach, sip fine South African wine and savor sumptuous food. Experience a true taste of South Africa on our Cape Town and Safari Signature Tour.
Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesberg. Meet your Go Touch Down representative who will present you with your documentation and transfer you to the beautiful Seasons Sport and Spa resort. Relax and take advantage of the resort’s facilities before freshening up for a delightful dinner on property.
After Breakfast you will be transferred to the Humala River Lodge located within the Songimvelo Game Reserve. Following high tea, enjoy a sunset safari tour with mesmerizing scenery. Back at the Lodge, indulge in a drink or two at the Safari Lounge deck and Bar before you sit down for a fabulous South African dinner.
Head out to the bush at first light to relish the beauty of wild game. In the afternoon, revel in the pleasures of a slower pace. Lounge, swim, go on a bush walk or hike to see rare Bushmen’s paintings dating as far back as 400 BC. Following high tea, embark on your last sunset safari. Dinner this evening will be accompanied by a colorful, rhythmic and traditional performance by Swaziland dancers, the locals that live amongst this mountain range.
After breakfast, transfer to the tranquil setting of our award-winning resort, Seasons Sport & Spa. In the afternoon you will go on a local excursion to the Hartbeespoort area for an exhilarating cable car ride to the top of the Magaliesburg Mountains. Afterwards, visit the Lion Park to learn more about conservation in South Africa. This evening, dinner is served with heaping portions of South African hospitality at Tanglewood.
We kick off with breakfast and then head off to Pilanesberg National Park, one of Southern Africa’s fascinating game reserves, and possibly the most accessible. Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, this vast area promises thrilling big game viewing in a malaria-free environment. This evening we head back to the resort for a farewell dinner at Seasons Sport and Spa.
Transfer after brunch to Lanseria airport for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a Go Touch Down representative who will transfer you to Burgundy Estate. Here you will be served a refreshing welcome drink and light snacks. You will have time to settle into your apartment before stepping out for dinner.
Starting from the V & A Waterfront, tour the city’s historic sites from the hop-on-off double-decker, open-roof bus. First stop, Table Mountain, to take in the spectacular views from the cable car and of the summit. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, one of the top attractions at the V & A Waterfront. Sip champagne and view the famous South African Diamonds, Tanzanite and exquisite jewelry direct from one of the country’s largest diamond dealers.
Today you will learn about the many fine wines South Africa has to offer as you journey through the Winelands. From Durbanville Hills to Neethlingshof Wine Estate you will tour the vineyards and taste the complexities of South African wines. Wind through the lush Stellenbosch Wine Region to Tokara Wine Estate for brandy and wine tastings. Next stop, Franschhoek, the Food and Wine Capital of South Africa.
Start with a visit to the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town. Continue on to Hout Bay for some leisure time at Mariners Wharf, the first emporium in Africa. Take in the countryside en-route to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Walk to the summit of Cape Point where the stormy Atlantic meets the calming influence of the Indian Ocean. Take the scenic cruise to Seal Island and see the Shipwreck in Maori Bay. Tour the World of Birds, featuring over 3,000 birds representing 400 species.
Rise and shine, take a deep breathe and savor your last morning on South African soil. It’s time to bid farewell to your new friends and pack up your memories to relive at home. But first, fuel up on a fabulous breakfast, and finally, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight home.
Where you will be staying
Unwind at the award-winning Seasons Sport & Spa. Take a walk on the wild side at Humala River Lodge in Songimvelo National Park. Find your home away from home at Burgundy Estate in Cape Town.
Tailored to suit all ages and preferences, Seasons Sport & Spa is a superb getaway for families and couples alike. This eco-golf estate is nestled in 300 acres of indigenous bushveld, the perfect setting for the Touch Spa @ Seasons Sport & Spa. Famed for its truly unique outdoor water treatment pools, Rasul facilities, and more, this spa will sooth body, mind and soul. Seasons is where you will start and end the safari portion of your adventure.
Stretching over 200,000 acres of South African wilderness lies a sanctuary of beauty and wildlife. The Humala River Lodge is situated within Songimvelo National Park. Aligned with fabulous Mountains, Rivers and Savannahs, guests fall in love with their breathtaking surroundings. This stylish lodge offers luxurious safari cabins with uninterrupted views of the South African bushveld. Humala will be your Safari headquarters.
While in Cape Town, you will be staying at the conveniently and centrally located Burgundy Estate. Here, your condo suite borders the vineyards of the lush Durbanville wine area and the Historic De Grendel wine farm, home of Sir DeVilliers Graaf. All 41 suites are contemporary and modern in their design and layout. Each has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area leading onto a patio with braai facilities.
What activities are included
From Savanna to City, our Signature Tour showcases the best of South Africa. You will journey through savage, untamed wilderness to the sophistication of the Mother City in style. We’ll take it slow on safari, then kick it up a notch or three in Cape Town.
Twice-daily game drives in the Songimvelo National Park and the Pilanesberg National Park ensure memories to last a lifetime. Get up close and personal with rare and unique animals, including the Big 5. You will see Africa’s wildlife in its natural setting.
Experience an intimate encounter with nature on a guided bush walk with a highly experienced ranger. Learn traditional animal tracking techniques using footprints and scat. Trackers can identify the gender of many species by footprints alone.
Aerial Cableway Hartbeespoort
The Harties Cableway not only offers breathtaking views of the ancient Magaliesburg Mountains, a UNESCO-inscribed World Biosphere Reserve, but also excellent recreational and educational facilities. It was named one of the top 12 coolest cableways in the world.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience puts you face to face with the King of the Jungle. You will experience the joy and wonder of interacting with these big cats while learning about the extreme importance of conservation and ensuring the survival of wildlife species today and for generations to come.
Cape Town Double-Decker Bus Tour
The unique hop on, hop off city tour aboard the open top double-decker red bus is the ideal way to see the natural and historic sights of Cape Town. Just like in New York City, Washington D.C. or London, it frequently stops at all of the city’s must-see attractions.
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V & A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Enjoy live entertainment while exploring the pubs, specialty shops and craft markets.
Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of South Africa’s top tourist attractions. Foster a deeper understanding of the natural environment and connect to the two oceans that make up South Africa’s exquisite coastline: the Indian and the Atlantic.
Table Mountain – Cable Car
Up, up and up we go to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s biggest and most renowned attraction. Table Mountain’s main feature is a level plateau approximately 3 km (2 mi) from side to side and standing 3,563 feet above sea level.
This award-winning wine tasting experience begins at Durbanville Hills, overlooking Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, and not far from the historic winemaking town of Stellenbosch. Along with the beautifully historic manor house, Neethlingshof Estate is steeped in history dating back to 1692.
Experience an exquisite fine dining lunch at Grand Provence Winery, one of the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa. Afterwards walk down the Main Street of Franschhoek, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire country.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
At Boulder’s Beach in Simons Town, you can walk, wade and even swim with the penguins. The now famous colony formed in 1983 when commercial fishing was prohibited in the area, and therefore, fresh seafood was plentiful. Today their numbers are dwindling, but your visit helps toward conserving them. While you’re there you may also see seals, sharks, whales, and dolphins frolicking in the bay.
Hout Bay, once a fishing community, is now one of the most popular residential areas in the Cape. The harbor still has a charm of days gone by. The oldest emporium in Africa, Mariners Wharf is a tourist complex comprised of three very interesting and one-of-a-kind souvenir shops
Cape Point Nature Reserve
Explore the Atlantic coast with a scenic drive, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Cape Point is the dramatic meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Drumbeat Sea Charters
Join us aboard a one-hour special cruise trip to the ‘Seals & The Shipwreck’ where you’ll visit Duiker Island, a.k.a Seal Island, home of the Cape Fur Seals, and then travel further along the Kabonkelberg Mountain range to Moari Bay to view the Shipwreck of the Boss 400.
World of Birds
Our tour today takes you to the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3,000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk-through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.
From regional delicacies to national cuisine, South Africa’s culinary scene is as colorful as its history. All your meals are included; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Savor game meats, seafood, a potpourri of curries, seasonal local produce, and fresh-from-the-oven baked goods. You are in for some tantalizing treats – bon appetit!
The signature restaurant of Seasons Sport & Spa, Tanglewood Terrace is known for its exceptional standards. From delectable all-day breakfast selections to premium aged steaks and garden-fresh salads, the food – as well as the service – is always outstanding.
Here you will enjoy evening drinks and finger foods around the boma fire. Relax and be entertained by the Swaziland dancers.
Humala Safari Deck
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are enjoyed on the deck overlooking the Mountains, River and Bushveld. The venue as well as the culinary creations make for the most enchanting meal experiences.
Located along the unspoiled shores of the West Coast, Moyo Bloubergstrand embodies the modern, vibrant soul of the African culture through its exceptional Seafood, African and South African cuisine as well as their inspired entertainment.
Nestled within the Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, surrounded by 47-acres of lush vines, this is heartland South African wine country at its finest. The ambiance is classical elegance and the menus exude culinary excellence.
The Wharfside Grill located at Mariners Wharf in Hout Bay, is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants. The nostalgic family restaurant is noted for its themed seafood menu as well as its authentic harborside ambience and spectacular views of the colorful fishing boats in the harbor.
Situated on Nitida Wine Farm in the heart of the Durbanville Wine Valley, here at Cassia, eating is a stylish yet friendly experience with menus highlighting local and seasonal ingredients.
Bloemendal Restaurant is positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs. With a panoramic view of the Cape Peninsula, you are sure to experience the best sunsets along with a spectacular Cape Cuisine Buffet.