Kwandwe, Winelands & Adventure Safari

Immerse yourself in South Africa’s natural beauty without compromising on luxury. Spend a week in the company of expert guides while exploring idyllic winelands and a private game reserve, all while staying in private villas.

Duration 7 days
Price From $3,181
When Year-Round
Destination South Africa

Safari Overview

Forget the distractions and the complications – with private villas and private guides, you and your loved ones will be able to spend this adventurous week-long journey doing what you want, when you want. You’ll begin your time in South Africa with a series of safaris in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, where Africa’s “Big Five” – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo – are all found roaming the wilderness. Next you’ll transfer to the fertile winelands of the Western Cape, where you can spend two days at your leisure with glass in hand and a further day on an exciting excursion in the surrounding area.

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Explore the Eastern and Western Cape in the safe hands of expert guides who know the areas like the back of their hand.
  • Stay in two wonderfully appointed private villas that don’t compromise on luxury.
  • Spend three all-inclusive days in the biodiverse Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, home to Africa’s Big Five as well as cheetahs, servals, blue cranes and a host of other wildlife.
  • Enjoy the services of a private butler while sampling the renowned wines of the Franschhoek Valley.
  • Partake in a complementary day of adventure in the Western Cape – try your hand at hiking, paddle boarding, or simply take in the stunning scenery.

This is the perfect trip for a group of family or friends seeking to combine wildlife encounters with welcome indulgences.

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Day by day

Days 1-3

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Your first three days in South Africa will be spent at one of South Africa’s largest privately owned Big Five reserves, Kwandwe. Meaning “place of the blue crane” in the Xhosa language, this 54,000-acre wilderness is a haven for this bird as well as a number of other endangered species, including cheetahs, black-spotted cats and black rhinoceros. You’ll be able to join specialist guides and enjoy activities like fly-in safaris, walking safaris, game drives, birding excursions and fishing in the Great Fish River. Situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, this is an ideal destination for families and wildlife-lovers alike. Kwandwe’s focus on conservation and community engagement has given back to both the animals and people who live in this area, and with just five lodges and villas found within the sprawling reserve, it also boasts one of the highest land-to-guest ratios of any South African reserve.

Overnight: Kwandwe Ecca Lodge B, L, D

Days 4-6


After a trio of action-packed days in the Eastern Cape, fly over to the west coast and the La Clé des Montagnes estate to relax in the lap of luxury, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Each one of the four private villas also comes with a private pool, garden and butler to ensure you’re not wanting for anything during your stay. Sample renowned local wines and award-winning cuisine before soaking in the culture of the historic town of Franschhoek, just a few minutes’ stroll away. During this time you can also choose to partake in a complementary day of adventure, climbing into your own private vehicle alongside a specialist guide who will be there to show you the sights and sounds of the Western Cape. Included with the experience are stand-up paddleboards, hiking packs, safety gear, gourmet snacks and beverages, and a travelling toy box for the little ones.

Overnight: La Clé des Montagnes B, L, D

Day 7

Depart Franschhoek

Today marks the end of your South African journey as you leave the Cape behind. Take the chance to explore Franschhoek one last time before catching your international flight home.

Trip Details

About Tailor-made Safaris

A tailor-made safari is one designed according to your specific requirements, including budget, dates, personal interests, the number of people travelling, and more. This itinerary is just an example and can be refined and altered to make it perfect for you.


The trip price of £2,545 per person is based on a party of six people travelling together. Please enquire for alternate arrangements.

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