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Cape Vine Experience

Cape Vine Experience


The Cape Vine Experience will begin in picturesque Cape Town and then take you to the beautiful winelands of Franschhoek where we will savor various wines and cheeses.

From Franschhoek we will travel via the scenic Route 62 which is tucked between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges to Robertson. You will be then taken on a journey on the famed Garden Route and stay overnight in Knysna where you will enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise aboard the John Benn on the Knysna Lagoon. We will cap off the Cape Vine Experience with an unforgettable 2 night stay at the five star eco-paradise, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.

At Grootbos you will have the option to go horseback riding, participate in guided walks on nature tours, take marine and coastal drives, and go bird watching among other activities.


  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Priced From:  $3,699 (prices are based on double occupancy)
  • Max/Min Group Size: 12/6

Physical Rating: 2dash3

Click here to download the Cape Vine Experience itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a representative of Live The Dash Tours who will facilitate the transfer to your hotel situated on the Cape Town Waterfront. Your hotel is within walking distance of various shops and restaurants. You can enjoy the day at your leisure. Enjoy a gracious and elegant fine dining experience at Savoy Cabbage without the formality.


Overnight: The Portswood Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cape Town | Table Mountain

After breakfast you’ll embark on a half day Cape Town City Tour. Your first stop will be the impressive Table Mountain which has been recently named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You will descend the mountain via cable car, and then enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Clifton to witness the steep cliffs plunge into the Atlantic Ocean and magnificent mansions hanging from cliff sides. The afternoon will be yours to explore at your leisure. Build community beyond the borders of your country when you sit for dinner at a local family’s home in South Africa. Get a genuine feel for what it is like to live in South Africa and what South Africans are like.

Overnight: The Portswood Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 3: Cape Town | Franschhoek
Embark on a full day tour of the Cape Winelands.
You will stop at Anura Vineyards for a wine and cheese tasting and then it is off to the village of Paarl and Franschhoek. In Franschhoek you will be treated to a picnic lunch and a wine tasting at the Allee Blue wine estate.
For dinner, you will head to Reuben’s Restaurant.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Franschhoek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Franschhoek | Robertson
Travel via the scenic Route 62 to Robertson tucked between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges. You will visit some wine farms in the area and sample some local wines before we proceed to the luxurious 5 star Robertson Small Hotel.

Overnight: Robertson Small Hotel (Standard Room)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Oudtshoorn | Knysna | The Picturesque Garden Route
You will enjoy a relaxing ride along the famed picturesque Garden Route.
En-route you will make a stop in South Africa’s port wine capital, Calitzdorp, where you’ll visit the Boplaas family vineyard.
You will also visit an ostrich farm and enjoy a tasty ostrich steak for lunch.
After you check-in to your hotel in Knysna you will set out on a sunset cruise aboard the John Benn on the Knysna Lagoon.

Overnight: Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Days 6 & 7: The Five Star Eco-Paradise, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Your remaining two nights will be spent in nature’s bliss! Grootbos Nature Reserve is situated on a 2,500 hectare reserve on the hills overlooking Walker Bay with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The fynbos conservation reserve with its sandy beaches and clear waters are visited by the southern right whales (between June and October), African penguins and great white sharks.
Freshly caught fish, succulent meats and organically grown vegetables are prepared by gourmet chefs for an unforgettable dining experience.
Grootbos Nature Reserve can be explored on nature drives, by horseback or on foot through its numerous hiking trails. Guests will also have the opportunity to do shark cage diving (for an additional cost).


Overnight: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Depart Cape Town
After breakfast, depart for Cape Town International Airport where you will board your scheduled flight home (approximately 2 hours).

Meals: Breakfast

Click here to download the Cape Vine Experience itinerary

What’s included?

-Airport & Hotel transfers

-Meals as specified in itinerary

-English speaking guide

-Accommodations as listed in the itinerary*

What’s not included?

-Your international roundtrip fare

-Airport taxes

-Personal expenses that you incur

-Excursions not specifically listed


-Travel insurance (proof of travel insurance that contains a minimum medical emergency evacuation and repatriation coverage amount of US$200,000 must be provided before the tour commences.)

-Anything else not specifically mentioned

Arrival Airport: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Departure Airport: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Foreign passport holders traveling to South Africa require a minimum of 2 blank pages in their passport in order for an entrance visa to be issued.  If there are insufficient pages in your passport, you may be refused entry into South Africa, fined, and returned to your point of origin at your own expense. Passports should also have at least six months of validity remaining beyond your planned date of departure.
*In the event that the listed hotel is not available, comparable or superior accommodations will be provided.

Dates and Prices

Dates: March 10-17, 2015

Price:$3,699 (prices are based on double occupancy)

Single Supplement: $830

Please inform us if you are interested in being paired with a roommate at the time of booking.

Max/Min Group Size: 12/6

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.


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