Luxury South Africa Itinerary

South Africa: Discover the Rainbow Nation’s Diversity

Of all the wonders of Africa, South Africa just about has it all. Coast to coast, the range of habitats leads the traveller through coastal forest and majestic mountains; game rich savannah bushveld and the harsh aridity of semi-desert, to stretches of pristine white beaches in sparkling blue bays.  

You can experience it all in our 10 day South Africa itinerary. Theres an amazing fusion of cultures here and, with myriad attractions for visitors, many organisations have recognised the benefits of (and dire need for) preserving the country’s unbelievable natural resources. This has led to an amazing array of top-end holiday destinations for the discerning traveller. 

10 day South Africa itinerary:

This itinerary begins in Cape Town, sampling the city’s culinary wonders, before a day out in Kalk Bay, to browse local arts and crafts. A trip to Simon’s Town, visiting museums and monuments to find out more about the rich history surrounding this naval town, then its hiking on the beach at Cape Peninsula Reserve. Winelands is your next stop, but don’t be fooled – apart from all the incredible wine estates, fantastic restaurants, shops, museums and cafes, the countryside here is absolutely jaw-dropping. 

Then our 10 day South Africa itinerary takes you to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where the border with Kruger National Park is now fenceless, allowing free movement of wildlife and prime game viewing territory – with sumptuous lodges to match. Safaris are offered daily, giving guests the opportunity to see the Big 5 and smaller treasures of the area. Spend lazy hours by the pool or at the Nature Spa, before listening to the sounds of the African night during dinner beneath the stars in the candlelit boma. 




From £4,200 $4,998 pp excl. flights


10 days


11 hours 40 mins from London
14 hours 45 mins From NYC


South African Rand


Zulu, Afrikaans, English

Where you'll go

Cape Town

Winelands (Franschhoek)


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Beyond its wine, Franschhoek is renowned for its culinary scene. It is home to numerous world-class restaurants, many of which are located on beautiful wine estates – ask for our favourites!

The itinerary

Explore: City & Table Mountain

Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for incredible panoramas then let your guide bring the stories of Cape Town to life as you descend into the city, hearing tales of the past, and exploring local food, design, arts and crafts. Continue your exploration heading to the Bo-Kaap, with its brightly coloured 17th century houses, cobble stone streets, Muslim shrines and beautiful mosques, then end the day mingling with locals at a cool city haunt, rooftop bar or beach cove, sun downers in hand.

Cape Town Eats Walking tour

This walking tour presents a medley of local styles and dishes, reflecting both individual cultural origins as well as new and long-standing fusions – all of which lead to an incredible offering of traditional Cape Malay flavours, spicy Indian dishes, wonderful meat, vegetarian, and vegan choices, the freshest seafood from some of the richest oceans in the world, and much more!

Explore: Cape Peninsula

10 day South Africa itinerary: Cape Peninsula

Start the day at bohemian Kalk Bay, browsing the arts and crafts quirky fashion boutiques, antiques and collectibles along the main strip. Next, take a trip to Simon’s Town to discover the rich history surrounding this naval town. Begin a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve, exploring secluded beaches, shipwrecks and the region’s unique wildlife, before a stop at Cape Point Vineyards for some of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc.

The Winelands - Explore

Explore one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa, visiting fascinating towns and off-the-beaten-track farms which revel in their old-world roots and influences. Stroll through vineyards, learn about farming methods and enjoy an intimate wine-tasting and cellar tour before visiting Stellenbosch, browsing through its wealth of appealing stores and museums, and the gourmet restaurants, boutiques and art galleries of Franschhoek.

Cultural tour of Shangaan community with Nottens Bush Camp

Cultural tours can be arranged into the local Shangaan community, to get an insight into their rural way of life and culture. The Shangaan people are naturally creative and musical and it was in the gold mines of South Africa that the Shangaan workers made gumboot dancing famous, a style of dance which has evolved into its own art form.

Kruger Day Trip with Notten's Bush

Staying one of the last true family run safari camps in the Greater Kruger region provides access to explore the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the most biodiverse nature reserve on the African continent. Staying in one of the world’s finest private wilderness areas, and part of the Greater Kruger Park, makes a day outing with our expert guides an opportunity not to be missed.

The itinerary


Where to stay

Nothing but the best. On this suggested South Africa itinerary these are our handpicked, tried-and-tested choices.

Camissa House, Cape Town

Taking centre stage on the slopes of Table Mountain, and named after the sweet waters that have trickled through the property for centuries, Camissa House is a serene, mountainside hideaway found in the heart of Cape Town.

All eight rooms flaunt magnificent views of the city’s most iconic sights. Guests enjoy use of the rooftop bar with stunning views of the city below, daily breakfast and high-tea as well as a 24-hour butler service.


The Last Word, Franschhoek, Winelands

A historic residence in the centre of what many regard as the most picturesque village in the Cape winelands, The Franschhoek lies in the heart of the village, just a few minutes’ walk from character-filled, boutique-style shops and excellent restaurants – the village of Franschhoek is truly a wine and food lover's delight and a haven for artists.

Elegantly restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, the hotel has six charming, luxurious double rooms each opening onto a small, shaded garden.


Notten’s Bush Camp, The Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Being a small lodge and snug home to Gilly and Bambi Notten, this family-owned lodge offers a wonderfully personal experience – you’ll never feel part of a crowd here.

We have known the Notten family for many years and consistently receive excellent feedback from their guests. Rooms are lit simply, with hurricane lamps, in keeping with the lovely authentic bush camp feel which they do with such comfort. And being in the heart of the Sabi Sands means it’s the perfect spot for Big Five game viewing.


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