Vineyards, Views & The Big Five Package (13 Days)

Vineyards, Views and the Big Five Package

The Liz McGrath Collection and Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape have teamed up to create an exciting 12-night Vineyards, Views & The Big Five Package. This South Africa vacation offers guests vineyards, views, and the Big Five all-in-one itinerary. Furthermore, through some of the country’s most beautiful regions.

Starting in the Constantia Wine Valley, just 15 minutes from Cape Town, then on to Hermanus, Plettenberg, and ending with a Big 5 safari at Shamwari. Both collections offer the finest cuisine.

Vineyards, Views & The Big Five Package Itinerary

Day 1 – 4

Start your vacation with 3 nights at The Cellars-Hohenort in the Constantia wine Valley, Cape Town. This five-star Small Luxury Hotel of the World is surrounded by nine acres of historic gardens, located in the oldest wine-producing region in the Southern hemisphere. Here you can explore wine estates such as Eagles’ Nest, Klein Constantia, and Buitenverwachting, to name only a few. Only 15 minutes drive from Cape Town‘s CBD, this is the ideal base to enjoy the natural beauty of Cape Town, the Mother City.

Complimentary daily scheduled transfers to Kirstenbosch Gardens & the V&A Waterfront are also included.

Vineyards, Views and the Big Five Package
The Cellars-Hohenort Swimming Pool
Cape Town High Tea venues
High tea

Day 4 – 7

You will then continue on to The Marine for a 3-night stay in Hermanus on the Whale Coast. This five-star hotel’s location right on the famous Hermanus cliff path affords brilliant land-based whale-watching opportunities, even from the comfort of your bedroom. If you can tear yourself away it is also worth venturing into the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its award-winning wineries such as Creation, Bouchard Finlayson, and Hamilton Russell Vineyards. Proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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The Marine accommodation
Vineyards, Views and the Big Five Package
Fine dining at The Marine in Hermanus

Day 7 – 10

Your next stop will be 3 nights at The Plettenberg, on the Garden Route. The five-star Small Luxury Hotel of the World with direct beach access is situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay and showcases the most breathtaking ocean vistas in Southern Africa.
The bay offers many action-packed family adventures, delicious wine and bubbles tastings in The Plett Winelands, long sandy beaches, and the opportunity to spot large dolphin pods throughout the year and humpback whales during whale season.

Garden Route Tour
The Plettenberg accommodation on the beach
Garden Route gourmet cuisine
The Plettenberg gourmet cuisine

Day 10 – 13

The last leg of your journey will take you to the spectacular five-star Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape where you will stay (3 nights), in a luxury bush camp, with the chance to encounter the famous Big Five during game drive expeditions by open 4×4 safari vehicles (twice-daily). Shamwari Private Game Reserve has 6 x luxury lodges*, each providing distinct experiences from exclusive tranquility, and effortless family enjoyment to the back-to-nature appeal of a luxury tented camp.

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The Vineyards, Views and The Big Five Package is valid until 19th December 2023. However, the best discounts are from 1st May until 30th September. Outside of these times, the discounts may be lower but we can still do this itinerary. As there are so many room types/combinations, we have not published rates here. Let us know your dates and which room type you would like at each place and we’ll promptly quote you.

Vineyards, Views, and The Big Five Package includes:

3-nights at each of the below:
The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, The Marine in Hermanus, and The Plettenberg on the Garden Route
(Enjoy one night complimentary per stay)

Includes: Breakfast daily, complimentary WiFi

3-nights at Shamwari Private Game Reserve
(Enjoy a promotional discount on a full board stay)

Includes: All meals, selected house beverages, complimentary WiFi (public areas) & game drive activities

The Shamwari lodges to choose from for this special package are:
Long Lee Manor
Sarili Private Lodge
Riverdene Family Lodge
Eagles Crag

Vineyards, Views, and The Big Five Package excludes:

All transportation between properties,
Conservation Levy,
Day excursions,
Items of a personal nature.

T&Cs apply.

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