Happy couple looks at the beautiful view of the Old Harbor, Hermanus

South African Escape for Couples: City, Beach & Safari

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Hermanus, Kruger National Park, St Lucia

Suggested Duration

15 Days

South Africa's sublime landscape bursts with romantic treasures; private safari adventures without boundaries, walks through lavish vineyards, getting lost on hidden beaches, sailing past breaching whales...This romantic South African tour offers a dreamy escape into a nation of superlatives, indelibly combining beach, city, safari, and indulgent nature. Luxuriant style provides an omnipresent backdrop and charming little...

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Trip Highlights

  • Combine the very best of South Africa and have many vacations in just two weeks; iconic city break, hidden beach escape, thrilling safari adventure, marine delights, and famous vineyard experiences
  • Explore the enchantment of Cape Town, a city that offers everything from opulent waterfronts to famous mountains, vibrant markets to swimming with penguins
  • Discover far more than the Big Five with an immersive four-day safari in Kruger National Park, Africa's wild mammals passing your luxuriant en suite camp in the wilderness
  • Complete the dreamy escape with four days soaking up the hidden white beaches of St Lucia, your hand-in-hand strolls providing the only footprints in the sand
  • Spend two relaxing days getting intimate with wild whales, three different species migrating through the waters of Hermanus
  • Take a sensual journey through the vineyards of Stellenbosch and discover both famous wineries and centuries-old private cellars
  • Enjoy a vacation that's been exceptionally crafted with a focus on elevating the romance and offering unadulterated privacy in a mesmeric land of treasures

Detailed Description

So many themes can run through the mind when you're choosing a romantic escape. African safari sounds enticing, but a lavish city break is equally attractive. Wallowing in beach paradise is always on the agenda, but what about culture, wine, wildlife, wilderness, and a dozen other things that compete for your undivided attention? South Africa's premier attraction is its remarkable diversity and this handcrafted vacation offers it all. The eclectic destinations are undeniably unique. From luxuriant bedroom windows you will be admiring sapphire Indian Ocean rollers, White rhinos and elephants, or charming city harbors. In just two weeks you experience iconic city break, unique African safari tours, and charming beach paradise. And that's just for starters. This dream romantic escape is packed with charming touches that are forever memorable; swimming with penguins, meeting vineyard owners, sumptuous fine dining, walking with rhinos, and cocktails served in fresh coconuts.

You start in Cape Town, a city that the New York Times recently declared the number one city to visit in the world. Renowned Table Mountain stands proud over vibrant streets of culture and intrigue. Dazzling nature encases the cityscape, taking you on amorous journeys into vineyards, penguin-covered beaches, dramatic mountain roads, and centuries old culture. The coastline twinkles beneath the sun and you follow it two hours eastward, tracking the migratory route of three whale species to Hermanus. Two days of private boat safaris provide intimate encounters with these remarkable creatures, the visual thrills complimented by the quaint atmosphere of this historic fishing town.

Fly north and you're quickly lost in the wilderness. White rhinos surround your lodge, lion prides blend into the backdrop, and these four days of safari offer far more than just the Big Five. You're not merely spotting Africa's famed wildlife. You're deeply immersed in a landscape that exudes authenticity. Walk hand-in-hand into big cat country, take picnics beside elephants, drink champagne on candlelit tables in the bush, and fall asleep to nature's hypnotic soundtrack. And that's just some of the romantic touches that fill this itinerary. Completing the vacation is four days of idyllic beach bliss, St Lucia providing classic images of tropical reverie. Yours are the only footprints in the sand and sapphire Indian Ocean waters provide a new backdrop of beauty. So sit back, indulge, and marvel at the diversity of this nation of superlatives.

Starting Price

$7,795 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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