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South Africa: Exclusive Wine & Wildlife with Travel Sommelier

Prepare to amend your bucket lists because this trip is about to blow you away. Explore the very best of South Africa with this luxury 8-day trip for two, featuring iconic Cape Town, scenic Cape Winelands, and a safari in Lion Sands Private Game Reserve.

Lot Details

Your adventure begins in Cape Town, one of the most visually spectacular cities in the world. You will enjoy two nights at the 5-star Cape Grace, located on the waterfront in the heart of the city. Enjoy ‘Raiding the Travel Sommelier Cellar,’ Darren Humphreys’ personal collection which includes many of South Africa’s finest cult wines.

During your time in Cape Town, you may choose to tour the Cape Peninsula including The Cape of Good Hope where two great oceans meet; visit seal and penguin colonies; dive with great white sharks; and visit Robben Island and appreciate the country’s history and culture.

Next, spend two nights in the Cape Winelands at the acclaimed Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Set atop a ridge with epic views across breathtaking vineyards, this estate is an ideal launchpad to explore renowned wineries, enjoy cutting-edge gastronomy, or simply relax in luxurious surroundings. You will have the opportunity to meet vineyard owners and winemakers, enjoy barrel and vintage sampling, and possibly vertical tasting complete with insider back of house access.

Begin your quintessential safari with two nights at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve, one of the most exclusive reserves in South Africa. An array of wildlife inhabits this pristine wilderness, including the Big Five (elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion, and leopard). Partake in morning and afternoon game drives led by experienced guides and trackers. During your stay, take advantage of the award-winning wine cellar and gourmet meals made with local ingredients.

Round out your African sojourn with a night in Johannesburg at The Residence, the city’s finest boutique hotel. You may opt to ‘walk in the footsteps of Mandela’ with emotive visits to the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.

This curated itinerary is the perfect way to experience South Africa’s diverse offerings—in Travel Sommelier style!

Included: Two nights at Cape Grace including breakfast; two nights at Lion Sands Private Game Reserve with full board and morning and afternoon game drives; two nights at Delaire Graff Wine Estate including breakfast, and one night at The Residence including breakfast.

Restrictions: This trip is valid for two persons sharing rooms. All arrangements are subject to availability; the trip must be taken prior to (one year from date of auction). Additional services (travel extensions, transfers, and in-country touring) are to be booked through Travel Sommelier; international and domestic flights are not included; travel insurance is required but is not included. Please note conservation and park fees may not be included. No blackout dates. This trip is not transferable.

Donated by Travel Sommelier, Caitlin & Darren Humphreys