OVERVIEW // We traveled to South Africa in January 2016. We visted Cape Town, explored the Cape Coast, spent time in the beautiful Cape Winelands, and spent our final days on safari in Kruger National Park.
STAY // Situated in a sleepy Cape Town suburb, the Ellerman House is surrounded by terraced lawns, houses an outstanding art collection, and the hospitality is unparalleled.
Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious eco-reserve located along the Cape Coast. Fill your day with botanical safaris, shark diving, historical cave tours and horseback riding, or lounge by the pool with a specialty cocktail.
Located in the Drakenstein Valley, Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. The farm buildings have been transformed into charming guest suites that epitomize approachable luxury.
Singita Boulders Lodge, located along the banks of the Sand River, integrates seamlessly with the rugged beauty that surrounds it. The easy elegance of the interiors, along with the extraordinary game viewing and fine cuisine, makes this a truly remarkable property.
SIP // Located in Stellenbosch, the Delaire Graff Estate's art-filled wine tasting lounge offered the perfect venue to relax over a glass (or two) of local wine.
NIBBLE // For an award winning multi-course meal, look no further than The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français. For a leisurely, romantic, and boozy lunch, Le Petite Ferme is a must. When the weather permits, snag a table outside! Graze your way through the farm stalls at the Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town’s Woodstock neighborhood. With enough advance notice, try to snag a table at the super popular The Test Kitchen.
EXPLORE // When in Cape Town, hike to the top of Table Mountain, take a sightseeing drive to Cape Point and around the Cape Peninsula, and tour Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Explore the small town of Franschhoek when you're in the Cape Winelands. Dotted with cafes, galleries, and home good stores, passing the time in this quaint town will have you wishing for more hours in the day.
If adventure is what you're looking for, don't miss shark diving on the Cape Coast and a walking safari after you've settled into your game reserve!