Malva pudding. Safari. Pinotage.
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
WHERE TO STAY
Cape Town: Derwent House
Cape Winelands: Cape Vue
Sabi Sands: Lion Sands
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Cape Town/Cape Winelands: December-February
Safari: May-October (sparse vegetation, dry season)
HOW TO GET AROUND
Uber or car rental. We used Cabs Car Hire.
Official language is Zulu. English is widely spoken.
South African Rand
Who Will Love South Africa
Casual wine drinkers and serious wine connoisseurs
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7 Top Safari Destinations in Africa: Pros & Cons
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Sabi Sands vs Kruger: Here’s How to Decide
If you are planning a South African safari, one of the first things you will need to make a decision on is which safari location is going to be best for you. Two of the most popular choices are Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands...
Best South African Wine Regions & Wineries to Visit
South African wine is really starting to make a name for itself. You can find some beautifully crafted high-quality wines at an affordable price. Most of these award-winning wineries are less than an hour from Cape Town. We spent...
Best South Africa Wine Tour: My Day with La Rochelle Tours
If you landed on this page, you obviously love wine and want to experience some of South Africa’s best! South Africa has several incredible wine regions to explore. One of the best ways to discover some of these world-class wineries...
Best Safari Clothes for Women: Outfit Examples + Where to Buy
Images of khaki pants and an Australian outback hat immediately come to mind when I think of the safari outfit. As a first-time safari-goer, I had no idea what to wear. Now that I have done two safari experiences, one at Lion Sands...
Ultimate African Safari Packing List: 24 Items I’m Glad I Had
Aw, the African safari. No matter if it’s your first or tenth safari trip, the safari drive is exhilarating and new every time you set foot in that jeep. What you pack is very important in order to make your experience comfortable...
African Safari Cost: 10 Factors + How We Saved $6,800+!
For many, a trip to Africa and experiencing an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, it is not cheap if you want a little luxury and modern comfort! How do you make that dollar stretch and drive down that overall...
South Africa Itinerary + Victoria Falls: 7 Bucket List Items to Check Off
Africa will be unlike any other place you have visited. It will seep into your soul, and you will be craving to come back before you even leave. Our South Africa itinerary included a lot of "firsts" for us. These "firsts" were bucket...
Lion Sands River Lodge: Honest Review + What to Expect
Not only has Travel + Leisure's readers rated Lion Sands River Lodge as one of the Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa in 2022, but it also was rated as one of The Top 100 Hotels IN THE WORLD in 2021. Clearly, Lion Sands River Lodge is...
Chalkley Treehouse in South Africa + Video: On Your Bucket List? It Should Be.
Get ready to experience one of the most romantic, unique experiences you will ever do! Spending a night in the Lion Sands Chalkley Treehouse was by far one of the most exceptional bucket list items I have ever done. To put that in...
South Africa Safari: 12 Planning Tips to Know Before You Go
South Africa has it all. It boasts a gorgeous urban city with a dramatic mountainous backdrop, world-class cuisine and wine, and the opportunity to experience some of the most wildlife-rich game reserves. The South Africa safari was...
Muizenberg Beach Huts: Fascinating History + Where to Find Them
In the early 1900s, Muizenberg Beach was one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in South Africa. Its beautiful beach and seaside resorts were promoted in guidebooks as the “complete renovator” and “cure-of-all-aches.” One...
17 Best Things to Do in Cape Town: Not Another Generic List!
I have 2 goals when I travel: discover a country through its FOODIE and OUTDOOR experiences. Cape Town is fast becoming one of the top foodie destinations due to its rich heritage, mom & pop shops, fine dining experiences, and...
South Africa Shark Cage Diving: 10 Things to Know Before You Go
There are only a handful of places in the world that allow you top to participate in this adrenaline-pumping adventure. South Africa is one of them. Do you think you have the stomach for staring eye to eye with a 15-foot, 4,000-pound...
Boulders Beach Penguins in Cape Town: 6 Things to Know Before You Go
Penguins in South Africa, on a beach? Yep, and it is only an hour's drive from Cape Town! Meet the Boulders Beach penguins. You can watch their daily routine of sunbathing, preening each other, waddling around, and diving for little...
10 Delicious South African Foods & Drink You Need to Try
You can learn so much about a country’s culture and history through its cuisine. South Africa is no exception. The Dutch brought their garden produce (like potatoes, pumpkins, and watermelons). Slaves from Malaysia, Indonesia, and...
Best Cape Town Wine Tour: How We Used Uber for Our Tour
Love wine and want to experience some of South Africa’s best? Visiting these world-class wineries is incredibly accessible. Some of the most famous wine regions are just outside of Cape Town, ranging from 20 to 90 minutes depending...
Your South Africa Wine Country Getaway: Where to Stay, Sip Wine, and Dine
The more we travel, the more we realize that some of our favorite trips are our “wine vacations.” Some of our favorites have been the Burgundy and Champagne regions in France, Douro Valley in Portugal, and Goriska Brda in Slovenia....
5 Best Franschhoek Restaurants and Beyond in Cape Winelands
My husband and I discovered some of the best Franschhoek restaurants in South Africa Wine Country and also a few foodie gems in Stellenbosch and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Our itinerary for the Cape Winelands involved eating and drinking...
Lion’s Head Hike: Safe? Best Route? Worth It? All Questions Answered
Google Cape Town. One of the first images that will appear is the classic photo of Cape Town sandwiched between the ocean and Table Mountain and Lion's Head. You can easily see what makes Cape Town so unique: out-of-this-world...
Best Restaurants in Cape Town: Top 3 Picks from a Foodie Traveler
Cape Town and the surrounding wine country are fast becoming foodie destinations. Global influence and regional culinary heritage continue to shape Cape Town's booming restaurant scene. From local mom & pop shops to creative fine...