Your Afficionado journey begins in Cape Town! Invite your inner bon vivant to a feast. Good food and wine have been a part of the fabric of life in Cape Town since the first recorded Constantia vintage in 1659. The art of viticulture has been developed over many generations since, into the robust wine industry it is today. Along the way, French, Dutch, English and East Indian culinary influences merged, to create what is now known as Cape cuisine, and more recent the confluence of visitors from around the globe, has prompted renewed passion by local chefs to showcase the essence of the fine produce and rich flavours of the Mother City in ever more innovative ways. Your next stop is Stellenbosch - rightfully proud to be the home of 3 of the top 10 restaurants in the country (Eat Out 2009), but it is really more widely considered to be the centre of the South African wine landscape, with over 200 wineries consistently producing some of the most highly acclaimed and dearly beloved wines in the country. At the same time, the picturesque Cape Dutch architecture, signature oak-lined streets, historic centre and pastoral surroundings make some of the most indelible impressions of the country on unsuspecting visitors. Your journey then takes you to Tintswalo: Manyeleti, 'Place of Stars', lives up to it's Shangaan name and offers you the magnificent southern constellation in full brilliance - far away from ambient light or mainstream tourist areas. Visitors experience the tranquility of the African Bush in absolute seclusion. Tintswalo Safari Lodge is a pristine wilderness abounding in big game and spectacular bird life. One of only two lodges in the entire 59,000 acre reserve, the lodge nestles amidst ancient sycamore trees overlooking a waterhole regularly frequented by large herds of elephant and other big game. Besides the excitement of the prolific game drive with expert guides, sublime service coupled with outstanding dining combine to create a travel experience to savor forever.
Price Per Person:
$3660 (Jan - Apr); $3595 (May); $4475 (16 Jul - Aug)
Per person, double occupancy. Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is based on an exchange rate valid as of October 17, 2009; Please note the price will be re-quoted based on current rates when final payment is due.