Heart of Luxury
We will depart from New York or Washington DC for our South African Airways flight to South Africa.
On arrival in Johannesburg we will connect with our domestic flight to Cape Town. We will be met on arrival and transferred to our hotel. Between Robben Island and Table Mountain we'll discover the famed Table Bay Hotel. During the day the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze eases the heat of the Africa's mother city: Cape Town. Cosmopolitan, gracious and relaxed The Table Bay is the sum of all that is good about its home town. And at dusk the hum of V&A Waterfront's restaurants, bars and clubs will beckon us from our luxurious room.
The Table Bay is a sanctuary for people who enjoy their food and wine. Whether it's elegant dining of authentic South African cuisine by acclaimed chefs, informal 'al fresco' meals, or high tea with freshly baked scones, cream and preserves, The Table Bay will add delight to any occasion. Like a grand hostess, she's always one step ahead. And then there's The Table Bay's Union Bar where we can enjoy a crystal clear glass of champagne, or savor the impressive range of deluxe single malt whiskey's that they stock in the bar.
The Table Bay Hotel is the perfect rendezvous for couples like us. The need for fantasy does not exist as the hotel responds to its majestic surroundings. The maritime flavor has a wistful dreaminess that inspires romance. We will stay overnight on bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.
Over the next two days, we will explore and discover the scenic beauty of the Cape Peninsula and winelands of the Western Cape. We will taste the best of South African wine and food in an amazing variety of superb restaurants, a region which is an epicurean's dream, given the availability of both fresh ingredients and spellbinding settings.
We will enjoy a tour of the peninsula, which allows us the opportunity to experience the variety of landscapes and scenery Cape Town has to offer.
We will experience the majestic beauty of the Atlantic Seaboard and Chapman's Peak. We will continue to the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay and visit Cape Point and the colony of Jackass Penguins at Boulers Beach.
Lunch will be enjoyed at the the Foodbarn, where the food is civilized without being pretentious, that is to say it has natural taste, smells and textures, and much character - often it looks beautiful too. What is paramount is that it is prepared with respect, savvy and love. We will stay overnight on bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.
Today we will depart on a full day tour of the Winelands. Here we will get to taste the good life. The marriage of fine wine with appropriately fine food is an indescribable experience. We will enjoy wine tasting at two specially selected wine estates and lunch in the winelands. The perfect pairing of wine and food is achieved by the combined efforts of the wine maker and chef.
In the late afternoon, we will return to the Mother City of Cape Town, where we will indulge in a spacial honeymoon treatment complemented by a romantic turndown. We will stay overnight on bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.
After breakfast we will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for our flight to George. We will be met on arrival and transferred along the Garden Route to our hotel.
Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Emulating the monumental ruins of an ancient central African civilization, the impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water features leads into a magnificent foyer supported by polished Blackwood columns. The afro-baroque decor with its earthy colors, rich textures and handcrafted fittings draws inspiration from the diverse cultures of Africa, yet remains integrated with the sophistication of the Western world. Whether from the exotically appointed dining room, the intimate glassed-in lounge, or the large open decks high above the forest floor, the views are all breathtakingly beautiful, encompassing lush forests extending across rolling valleys towards distant hills.
Tucked into the forest canopy, ten luxury hide-away suites are the epitome of opulent indulgence and romanticism and make Tsala the perfect honeymoon getaway. We will stay overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Tsala Treetop Lodge and Villas.
We will go sightseeing on the Garden Route. The Birds of Eden project is situated just outside Plettenberg Bay and spans over a spectacular dome of indigenous forest. The sanctuary covers two hectares of beautiful lush green vegetation and has a walk-behind waterfall. After we spend time at this bird paradise we will experience one of the main attractions of South Africa's Garden Route and Eastern Cape - the large number of whales and dolphins that can be found splashing around in the beautiful warm waters of the Indian Ocean. We will take a boat trip to watch these magnificent creatures in their natural surroundings.
We will then enjoy our romantic and secluded getaway while spoiling ourselves with a bubble bath and the scenic views as we lie in our private pool sipping a glass of champagne. We will stay overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Tsala Treetop Lodge and Villas
After breakfast we will be transferred to Shamwari to spend the next two nights. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard), is malaria free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. One of seven lodges on the property, Eagles Crag is nestled in a valley and provides the ultimate luxury. Each of the nine superior rooms have been built to maximize the privacy in the most tranquil of settings.
The luxury spa offers a wide variety of personalized treatments. The upper floor dining room and lounge, and ground floor library, lounge and cocktail bar, all further compliment the African bushveld experience. We will stay overnight on a fully inclusive basis Eagles Crag Lodge.
When we have spent all morning 'roughing it' in an open Landrover, we will want to know we're coming back to a room or suite that offers us all the luxury and comfort we've come to expect, and gourmet food that will inspire and delight. Eagles Crag is the perfect honeymoon hideaway in the African bush. We will stay overnight on a fully inclusive basis Eagles Crag Lodge.
After breakfast, we will be transferred to Port Elizabeth for our flight to Johannesburg and onward flight to the USA.
We will arrive in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.