This tour is designed for those who want to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Winelands and sampling the great wine that the region produces. It is also a tour to experience African Wildlife on African soil. About 300 years ago the region was teaming with Elephant, Rhino, Cape Lion, Leopard and Cape buffalo. Alas, as the Cape Colony grew, they were hunted almost to extinction! Luckily, during the last twenty years, wildlife that used to be indigenous to the Western part of South Africa has been re-introduced to the area. Aquila Private Safari are leaders in this re-introduction program. It is a work in progress and much is still to be done, however it is a great opportunity to see these beautiful animals back in their natural environment.
3 DAY WINELANDS & SAFARI ITINERARY
CAPE WINELANDS TOUR
On this day tour you will experience the art of wine making as well as learning a little about the colourful history of the region. We concentrate on wine farms that produce excellent red wines as well as cheese. We have selected a number of up and coming wine farms for your special tour. A picnic lunch is enjoyed at Vergenoegd wine farm with its 200 year old homestead. Wine tasting, cheese tasting, cellar tours its all part of this wonderful day in the winelands. Your overnight destination is also most special.
OVERNIGHT | STELLENBOSCH
SAFARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
We depart from your Winelands Retreat after Breakfast and make our way over the mountains to the Klein Karoo, travelling through the Hex River Valley to a Private Game Reserve in the semi desert of the Karoo. Arriving at noon you will enjoy lunch in the boma after which you can relax around the pool and enjoy the Lodge. Your safari guide will inform you of the game viewing times and where to meet. Your evening Safari Drive is at 17h00 and you will be taken into the bush to meet the wildlife, this normally takes around two hours. Dinner is enjoyed in the main dining hall or out on the pool deck overlooking the reserve.
OVERNIGHT | PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
SAFARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
You are woken early by your ranger for the morning game drive, which takes more or less the same amount of time as the evening drive! If you missed any of the animals the night before then this is your chance to see them. Coffee is enjoyed in the bush before you return for a great breakfast. Departing the reserve at around 10h30 we follow a completely different route back to Cape Town. You will be treated to some magnificent country as we make our way through the Ceres Valley famous for its export fruit. There is more opportunity to sample some excellent wine in Tulbagh which is one of South Africa’s oldest towns. After an absorbing three day adventure we arrive at Cape Town in the early evening.
OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN