Table mountain and Cape Town at sunset in South Africa

Romantic Getaway to South Africa: City, Beaches, Wine & More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Saint Lucia, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Cape Town

Suggested Duration

11 Days

Romance can blossom in South Africa’s unique places. Wander Indian Ocean beaches hand in hand, escape to the Big Game wilderness where elephants are your neighbors, and indulge in Cape Town’s city treats with at decadent wine farms. This amorous excursion to Cape Town will include many of the best locations and experiences for couples from hippo encounters to sunset spots and all the seclusion that you require. So, stop, close your eyes, and wake up in some of the world’s most idyllic places.

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Trip Highlights

  • Luxuriate at a white Indian Ocean beach during two days in Saint Lucia
  • Escape into the wilderness and spend three days on a private Big Game safari in Phinda
  • Toast to indulgence with a handcrafted selection of activities in Cape Town
  • Immerse your senses into the Cape Winelands and enjoy the seclusion of a vineyard lodge
  • Dine beneath the stars amid an elephant soundtrack, then enjoy Cape Town’s fabulous fine dining scene
  • Venture on a boat safari in the spectacular iSimangaliso wetlands, where hippos and monkeys are seemingly everywhere
  • Indulge in a picnic onto Signal Hill for sunset, make your own chocolate, and stroll hand in hand upon Table Mountain
  • Explore a handcrafted selection of wine farms and taste with the winemakers
  • Lose track of the Big Five sightings and admire Africa’s iconic animals directly from your private pool

Detailed Description

In South Africa, there can be so many different places where you are alone. White beaches cover the Eastern coastline, creating an idyllic space to unwind after a flight. Rugged interior wilderness is populated by wildlife rather than people, and villas are hidden amid rows of vines deep in the Cape Winelands. Even in the city of Cape Town, you will find stunning locations that are free of crowds. Other than a sesible guide and all the iconic wildlife, this ten-day adventure is all about being alone. It provides the space and seclusion that you demand as a couple along with amorous extras that will make the vacation extra special.

This handcrafted vacation will showcase four different sides to South Africa: quiet white beaches, Big Game safaris, city colors and culture, and the heavenly Cape Winelands. These can be comfortably combined in just ten days with two to three nights in each locale. All the activities are private, and your accommodations have been handpicked with romance in mind. You cannot see all of South Africa in the time you have, but over these ten days, you will discover places that are tailormade just for two.

You will fly to Richards Bay on the Indian Ocean coastline. From here, it is a very short transfer to Saint Lucia, where white beaches and noisy monkeys dominate the panorama. You will check-in and then check out the turquoise waters before settling into your image of paradise. The iSimangaliso wetlands are only a short boat ride away, so your beach time will be combined with hippo and elephants sightings. Days three to five will be spent on a Big Game safari in Phinda, which is one of South Africa’s most exclusive private reserves in Africa. With your private driver, you can discover so much more than just the Big Five. Along with the animals, you will dine beneath the stars, greet giraffes from your swimming pool, and sip on cocktails beside the springbok herds.

From Phinda, you will fly to Cape Town and spend three nights in the Mother City. The handcrafted collection of activities includes chocolate making, a spa experience, private dining, and sparkling wine with the sunset of Signal Hill. Three days will give you time to explore this city at your own pace, including its markets and beaches. You will culminate your vacation in the Cape Winelands. Here, you will be treated to a vineyard retreat that will seem as secluded as the safari. Your private guide will tailor your wine tasting around your tastes and interests and will including some superb Stellenbosch dining. It will feel like an adventure, but just like in Phinda and Cape Town, these final days have a tranquility that will be hard to match.

Read some Zicasso travelers’ South Africa travel reviews to gain further inspiration for your own trip.

Starting Price

$5,715 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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