2018/05/19 to 2018/05/27

Wine & Wilderness Safari 2018



Tour Dates

19 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 Space available


When considering the best way to combine a wine and wilderness safari, we didn’t look at how we could run it, but rather how much value we can add to the experience of such a trip. In true C4 manner, we have added many unique additions to this trip in order to make it as definitive an experience as possible.

In the Cape you will be staying in accommodation that caters as much for your comfort as it does for your interest in the region. Combining a highly personal guided experience around the Cape, we also have the full day of the 22nd of May, one of the Cape’s leading wine experts to host you through the wine lands. Katie Barret is a leading wine hostess and is known for her brilliant presentation and unique personality. She will guide our group exclusively for this safari ending in a private cellar dinner in a vineyard of her personal choice. With two nights in Cape Town and then two nights on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, you will be indulged with what the best the Cape has to offer: this includes helicopter flights over the peninsula, private 4x4 vehicles and a personal guide, exclusive cellar dinners in the wineland’s and one of the Cape’s leading wine experts hosting you.  

 

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From the Cape it is a direct flight to Mala Mala, one of Africa’s finest wildlife reserves. For this part of the safari, Dr. Ian McCallum will be joining the small group. Mala Mala is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa and has a worldwide reputation for exceptional service and incredibly intimate wildlife viewing. In order to bring out the best of what the wilderness of Mala Mala has to offer, Dr. Ian McCallum will host you for this part of the safari. A medical doctor, analytical psychologist and psychiatrist, wilderness guide and celebrated poet; Ian will engage your senses and connection with the wilderness like none before. You will be transported into discussions on ecological intelligence, of humans and wildlife and ultimately our own connection with the wilderness. A visit to Mala Mala is a thrilling one. With Ian it becomes as engaging as it is thrilling.

This safari is a lot more about visiting wine and wilderness areas. It is about immersing you into a safari that has no equal. With Katie and Ian, two highly specialised experts in their field, joining us, you are guaranteed to have an experience of the highest order. This safari is a definitive C4 experience: unique, deeply experiential and the best experts in their field. These are the reasons why it is perfect for you. Please read on for more information of the safari and please contact us directly for more information should you require it.

 

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Higlights:
  • Helicopter flight over the Cape Peninsula.
  • Private C4 guide who will be with you for the entire safari.
  • Dinner at the Harbour house restaurant.
  • Explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Private lunch at the Chapmans Peak Hotel.
  • Sundowners and snack on the slopes of Table Mountain, over looking the city as the sun sets.
  • Enjoy coffee and tea at a secret spot on top of Table Mountain.
  • Picnic on the beautiful Rhone lawns of Boshendal Farm.
  • Exclusive wine tasting at various wine farms in Franschhoek with wine specialist Katie Barrett.
  • Enjoy a special, exclusive cellar dinner at a restaurant of our wine master’s choice on one of the local wine farms.
  • Private 4X4 vehicles for our use.
  • Stay at one of the oldest and finest wildlife reserves in Africa, Mala Mala.
  • Dr. Ian McCallum will be your private host at Mala Mala, engaging your senses and connect with the wilderness around you- his talks in particular, are incredibly inspirational.
  • Two highly specialised experts in their field, hosting you on this exclusive safari.

About your host, Rodger Bowren

Growing up on a farm in the Drakensburg, South Africa, Rodger discovered his love and passion for the bush at an early age. He has always known that the African wilderness would hold a special place in his heart, so becoming a guide was an obvious choice.

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About your host, Ian McCallum

Ian McCallum is a medical doctor, analytical psychologist and psychiatrist. He is a specialist wilderness guide, an author and poet as well as a director of the Wilderness Foundation.

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Day 1 - 3

Cape Grace hotel, Cape Town

Day 1
You will be met at the Cape Town International Airport and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel for your 2 nights stay. You will enjoy an afternoon helicopter flight over the peninsula and the rest of the day will be spent exploring the V&A Waterfront with Private Guides. We’ve made dinner reservation at the Harbour House Restaurant in the Waterfront, a short walk from the hotel.

Day 2
An Early departure (07h30) for Cape Point Nature Reserve (in order to avoid queuing at the gate). Our private guides will serve coffee and pastries “with a view” within the reserve, prepared fresh from the vehicles. You will enjoy lunch (12h00) at Chapmans Peak Hotel after which you will have the afternoon for yourself. Gin & Tonic sundowners (17h00) and snacks will be served from the slopes of Table Mountain overlooking the city as the sun starts to set.

 

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Day 3 - 5

Boschendal Farm Werf Cottages, Cape Town

Day 3
You will take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain at 08h00. Coffee & tea will be prepared at a “secret spot” on the mountain while guests enjoy the beautiful view. You will head down the mountain before 11h00 as we depart for Boschendal cottages at 11h00.

On arrival we will enjoy a picnic on the Rhone lawns. After which, guests check into their cottages and have the afternoon to relax and explore the working farm in which they are situated. Guides will be taking willing guests for interactive walks along the surrounding trails. We’ve made dinner reservations at The Werf Restaurant on site at 19h00.

Day 4
Continental breakfast baskets are brought to the cottages for guests to enjoy on the “stoep”. Our specialist wine guide will join the group at 10h00 and we will spend the day visiting a number of wine farms in Franschhoek area, where we have exclusive access to the cellars and wine makers, tasting some of the best wines of the region. Lunch reservations have been made for 13h00 at a magnificent restaurant on a beautiful wine estate. Late afternoon you will have time to relax and enjoy the surrounding areas. A special dinner experience has been arranged for your last night in the Cape.

 

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Day 5 - 9

Mala Mala Main Camp, Kruger

For your last morning at Boshendal Farm you can enjoy a breakfast basket on the “stoep” or visit to the deli for your breakfast, only a short walk away. After breakfast you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport in time for your scheduled flight Skukuza Airport. You will be met at the airstrip and  transferred to Mala Mala Main Camp, which is approximately a 1 hour drive from Skukuza airstrip for your 4 nights stay. Dr. Ian McCallum will be your guide/host for your stay at Mala Mala. He will engage your senses and connection with the wilderness like none before.

 

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Day 9

international Flight

After your last morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred back to the Skukuza Airstrip for your scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your flight home. This is the end of the safari.

Cape Grace Hotel

Astounding natural beauty, sweeping landscapes, exciting cuisine and vibrant culture marks Cape Town as one of the world’s most magnificent cities. Our meticulously crafted accommodation at Cape Grace gives full expression to its rich legacy. Each one of the uniquely designed rooms have been inspired by the charm and wonder of our South African and Cape heritage, inviting travellers to discover and connect with the history and culture of our fascinating region.

Ship manifests, rare Cape Dutch antiques and local artwork renditions of our botanical kingdom have been sourced piece by piece to create a tapestry of depth, texture and contemporary style. In cool hues of blue, warm shades of red and rich tones of green and gold, each of the 120 guest rooms and suites is completely unique and has its own “story” – the focal point from which the rest of the design elements flow. Deluxe amenities and personalised touches complete our guests’ comfort and enhance their experience.

 

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Boschendal Farm Werf Cottages

Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm, with luxury accommodation options ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage, to beautifully restored farm cottages. With an emphasis on stylish simplicity, the guest cottages are authentic and rural yet contemporary in character.  

With privileged access to the farm, guests staying in the cottages will be able to savour the best of farm living. Join a farm tour or explore the estate on foot, following trails that take you through orchards and mountain fynbos. There are mountain biking routes, walking paths, caves to explore, wine tasting and cellar tours, trout fishing and swimming in the dams – and plenty of opportunity to sit, read, relax and generally take in the goodness of life.

Dining options include eating at the Werf Restaurant, Farmshop & Deli, Rhone Homestead or picnic area. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner baskets brought to your cottage; or pick up some fresh farm produce at the Deli and prepare it at your cottage.

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Mala Mala Main Camp

Mala Mala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. Mala Mala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), Mala Mala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Mala Mala Cuisine

South African Cuisine. The breakfasts usually consist of cereals and a hot English breakfast. Buffet lunches are usually light with a variety of salads and always a meat option. Dinners are traditional English affairs usually with a soup starter and freshly baked camp bread. The main course will usually be a roast of sorts, with vegetables. Dessert is usually a simple affair consisting of fruit or a baked pudding.


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$9 650.00 per person sharing

$12 063.00 per single supplement

30% deposit confirms your booking. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to the trip.
Maximum of 10 clients, minimum of 6 clients.

 

The above costs include

  • Meet and greet at airport and all road transfers.
  • All local small plane flights:
        Cape Town – Skukuza Airport
        Skukuza Airport – OR Tambo International Airport

  • All accommodation and meals.
  • All soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Excludes premium brands and drinks in Cape Town. Drinks included in Cape Town is the Coffee/tea,
  • Sundowners and snacks served from vehicle.
  • Game drives in open 4 – wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger.
  • 2x Guides.
  • 2x Land Rover Discoveries.
  • Specialist wine guide on 22 May.
  • Cape Point Entrance Fees.
  • Wine Tasting Fees.
  • Helicopter ride over the Peninsula.

Not included

  • Gratuities to staff and guides.
  • Extra activities not included.
  • Visas and Vaccinations.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Travel visas.


Day 1

You will be met at the Cape Town International Airport and transferred to the Cape Grace Hotel for your 2 nights stay. Over the next two days you will be hosted in Cape town, visiting the whole peninsular and ending with a helicopter flight over the mountain.

Day 3

After your visit to Table Mountain you will be transferred to Boschendal Farm Werf Cottages for your 2 nights stay. You will visit a number of wine farms with a private wine guide.

Day 5

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport in time for your scheduled flight Skukuza Airport. You will be met at the airstrip and  transferred to Mala Mala Main Camp for your 4 nights stay. Dr. Ian McCallum will host you on your stay at Mala Mala.

Day 9

After your last morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred back to the Skukuza Airstrip for your scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your flight home. This is the end of the safari.

 
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