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This package includes 2 nights in Cape Town, a stay in the Winelands, an authentic traditional cooking course and a safari to see the famed White Lion plus much more . . .


  • Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport
  • Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg – Cape Town – Johannesburg)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Most meals (7 x breakfasts, 6 x lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Ground Transfers
  • All park fees and safari activities
  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Winelands Tour

These special Fares/Rates are valid for a limited time from May 1-31, 2012 & from Sept. 1-30, 2012.  Act now to reserve your spot.

For dates and a detailed itinerary, give us a call or send us an email with your contact information.  We’ll be happy to discuss this exciting vacation with you.

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Culinary Safari in South Africa 2012

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from $6,024 including international air

South African Cuisine & Cooking on a Culinary Safari
Gourmet Buffet on SafariVisit one of the Top 10 Bucket List Vacation options, South Africa.  Plus, learn to cook indigenous and traditional South African dishes. You’ll have the unique experience of cooking with game. Afterwards, sample the interesting results in a gourmet game lunch.  Experience the unique terroir of South African wines on a picnic lunch.

In the village of Franschhoek located in the heart of the Cape Winelands participate in a cooking demonstration to learn about and cook with, uniquely South African ingredients.  Then take a guided walk through the surrounding countryside accompanied by an interesting, unforgettable talk about indigenous fynbos – ‘fine bush’, which is vegetation unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Culture & Nightlife
In your free time, explore the culture and history of Cape Town and her natural beauty. See the Mother City’s Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, along with lush valleys and sunset views of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Spend your afternoons relaxing by the breathtaking pools and end your day dining at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or the award-winning restaurant at your hotel resort.

Safari and Fine Dining
Lion Sands Open Air Safari VehicleAt the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park enjoy early morning safari drives and evening game drives in open Land Rovers in search of the Big Five safari animals.  After freshening up after your morning game drive, you’ll join the Chef  to prepare Potjiekos a stew prepared outdoors using Dutch and Malay spices over an open fire, in a traditional round, cast iron, three-legged pot.

Twelve Aposteles TerraceYour stay includes lavish 5-star accommodations at:

  • The luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa lies where earth, sea and sky meet poised above Atlantic waves and flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and her Twelve Apostles mountain range in glorious Cape Town. You’ll escape in the hotel’s two breathtaking pool gardens, which are magically perched above the ocean, and indulge in the Azure Restaurant with its exquisite cuisine while marveling at the  endlessly seductive ocean views.
  • Le Quartier Francais offers a  secluded country bed and breakfast retreat situated in the  heart of the Cape Winelands. Enjoy the elegantly decorated en-suite bedrooms with a rose-filled central courtyard and swimming pool, but yet you are only steps away from the picturesque, historic village of Franschhoek.
  • View on the deck at Lion Sands LoungeLions Sands River Lodge is situated in the southern portion of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.  The lodge comprises of a private lounge, bar, two swimming pools and a river island viewing deck.   Your air-conditioned thatched bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, romantic outdoor and inside showers and wooden viewing deck, are decorated in a contemporary African-style.

This magnificent vacation escape includes:

  • International airfare from NY or Washington to Cape Town via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights per itinerary
  • Accommodations as specified
  • Meals as specified– (10) Breakfasts, (5) Lunches, (3) Dinners
  • Game drives as specified
  • Entrance fees as specified
  • English-speaking guides for sight seeing per itinerary
  • Cooking demonstrations of traditional cuisine
  • Souvenir apron and chef’s hat
  • Gourmet wine dinner in the heart of Franschhoek wine country

Call us 619-944-5202 or send an email from Contact Us for more information on this fabulous culinary and safari vacation deal!

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Golf & Safari in South Africa

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Live the dream with this golf and safari vacation adventure

Legends Golf Safari Resort

Begin your epic journey at the luxurious Table Bay Hotel, situated in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its array of wonderful shops, restaurants and bars. You’ll marvel at the panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean to Robben Island (Apartheid-era “home” of political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela), with the imposing Table Mountain range soaring behind.

Play the course at Arabella Golf and Country Club, a 6-star hotel with a championship course and spa. Ranked by Compleat Golfer magazine as the number one golf course in the Western Cape of South Africa, you’ll enjoy the challenges of rolling fairways, deceptive bunkers and tricky water traps. A truly unique golf course set on the banks of the Bot River Lagoon with its indigenous wild flowers.

Golf & Safari
Entabeni Private Game Reserve, “The Place of the Mountain”, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg. This malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide-open grass plains.

The Legend Golf and Safari Resort
The Legend Golf & Safari Resort presents a world first, namely a championship golf course designed by 18 of the world’s top golfers.  This exceptional golf course situated on a luxury estate includes wildlife and spectacular landscapes.  The resort reflects the rich cultural legacy of this ancient part of Africa. The “Big Five” roam free on this 22,000 hectare safari conservancy.

Heli-golf Anyone?
Experience golf like you’ve never before from a tee box that is 1400 feet above the green.  This is a “one-of-kind” experience for all avid golfers.

Standing at the top of the Extreme 19th hole at the Legendary Golf Course

The uniqueness of Legend Golf and Safari Resort is reflected in the spectacular Extreme 19th Hole, which is the longest and most dramatic Par 3 in the world.
Set high up on the impressive Hanglip Mountain and accessible only by helicopter, this par 3 hole is played from a vertical height of 1410 feet. After your short, breathtaking helicopter flight, you will the experience of a lifetime teeing off from one of three tee boxes, high up on the escarpment. With advanced technology in the form of four separate cameras and the latest tracking equipment, you’ll be able to follow and capture the tee shot and the flight of the ball.

The Extreme 19th Hole includes:

  • Helicopter flights to tee box
  • 6 balls – (you may need them)
  • Use of clubs
  • Assistance from the Resident Pro
  • Cap and glove
  • Certificate of Completion

Extraordinary value-added prices from $4,399 including:

  • Round trip international economy airfare from Washington, DC to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights as indicated in itinerary
  • Most meals (12) as listed in the itinerary
  • Dinner for two at the Table Bay Atlantic Restaurant
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Green fees at Arabella Golf and Country Club
  • Complimentary use of the driving range at Legends Golf and Safari Resort
  • 1 round of golf includes cart and halfway house lunch at Legends
  • Five-star accommodations in standard rooms
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary led by qualified English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated

Call us for a complete itinerary and travel dates.

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South Africa in Style

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Starting from $2,999 *per person/double occupancy; including taxes and fuel surcharges


Explore the natural splendors of Cape Town from its landmark beaches, delicious Malay cuisine and rich culture of the Xhosa people.  Shop for beautiful, brightly colored beadwork and baskets of the Zulu tribe or visit Robben Island, political prison from the Apartheid days.  The “Mother City” is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans converge. 


You’ll travel to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, home of award-winning wine farms. Here you’ll spend a half-day in the Cape Winelands, sampling world-class crisp white wines and classic, French-style reds.


No trip to South Africa would be complete without a safari game drive.  You’ll enjoy both morning and evening game-viewing safaris in search of the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard.  In open-air vehicles, you’ll be led into the bush by a tracker and driver, searching for a chance to spot giraffe, wildebeest, hyena, cheetah or maybe even the elusive wild dog.

This vacation of a lifetime includes:

  • Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport
  • Domestic flights within South Africa per itinerary
  • Several meals including 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 5-star luxury accommodations
  • Sightseeing per itinerary and much more . . .

* Pricing applicable for the following dates:

  • Feb., Mar., May, & Sept. 2012
  • Other dates are available at slightly higher rates, if these don’t work for you

For more information on this exceptional, value-packed vacation, contact us.

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South African Wines – Great quality wines in the Cape Winelands near Cape Town

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South Africa’s long tradition of wine making is showcased with crisp white wines and French-style reds throughout the Western Cape

Mountain View Cape Town

Mountain View Cape Town

With the end to Apartheid in 1994, South Africa began to emerge as a world-class wine region.  With a long history of grape growing, dating back to the 17th century, throughout the South African Winelands, winemakers have undergone an ambitious program of vineyard replanting, technology upgrades and a renewed focus on quality improvement that they hope will drive an increase in wine exports. Of course, lucky US wine consumers will be the benefactors of this explosion. Read More >

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South Africa Wine and Safari Vacation Package

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Prices from $2,959 plus $150 for taxes, and departure and 9-11 fees

Safari in Style with a Fine Living Enthusiast Vacation

cable car to Table Mountain in South Africa overlooking the Indian Ocean

Table Mountain in Cape Town

Upon landing at Johannesburg, you’ll begin your African journey.  You’ll have the time of your life while exploring the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay.  In Cape Town, you’ll have opportunities to see the unbelievable views from Table Mountain or take in Company Gardens or the National Museum.

Hop on a ferry to Robben Island.   Led by an ex-political prisoner, you’ll learn about the life of political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela on a tour of this symbol of Apartheid.  Then spend the evening shopping and enjoying fine dining at the world-renown Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Many exciting adventures await you. You’ll get to visit South African wine country and enjoy their crisp white wines and French-style reds.  Don’t forget to have your camera ready as you experience the thrill of spotting the Big 5 on safari game drives.

Then, each evening, return after your exhilarating day of exploration and adventure to your exquisite 5-star accommodations.

Pumba Private Game Reserve / South Africa / Water Lodge - Pool

Pumba Private Game Reserve

What is included?

  • Round-trip, economy class air from JFK or Dulles to Johannesburg
  • Regional flights to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth
  • Fuel Surcharges
  • 5-star hotel accommodations
  • Half-day winelands tour
  • Big 5 Game drives and 3-night stay at luxurious 5-star safari lodge
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private airport transfers

Prices are in US dollars and are per person based on double occupancy and include fuel surcharges.  Price reflects travel during specific months. Travel outside of these stated time periods is additional. Government taxes, departure fees and Sept. 11th fee are $150 and payable prior to departure. Ask about travel insurance.

Customized vacation packages are available upon request.

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