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Location: Ehlanzeni

Day 1 - 27 Dec 2021

Baobab Ridge

Ehlanzeni, Baobab Ridge
Ehlanzeni, Baobab Ridge
Ehlanzeni, Baobab Ridge
Ehlanzeni, Baobab Ridge

Content: Start your trip in Africa with an amazing all-inclusive Safari for three days! We booked at Baobab Ridge And could not have been more impressed with the hospitality and service we received. The pool is incredible

Location: Hoedspruit

Day 1 - 27 Dec 2021

The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Hoedspruit, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Hoedspruit, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Hoedspruit, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Hoedspruit, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve
Hoedspruit, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Content: You’ll have an afternoon and morning game Drive when you book a Safari with most places! We saw so many animals and we saw four out of the big five which was crazy. You get to be so close to them that you can basically touch them!

Location: Cape Town

Day 2 - 28 Dec 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Cape Town, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Cape Town, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Cape Town, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town
Cape Town, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town

Content: After leaving the Bush, we flew to Cape Town to spend the next four days in Cape Town. We stayed at the Radisson blue which was an amazing property, with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and this was the view from my bedroom. The on-site restaurant was also really good and they had very fresh seafood and steak.

Lion's Head

Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head
Cape Town, Lion's Head

Content: We decided not to Rent-A-Car in Cape Town because we were only going to be there for a few days so we just Ubered everywhere and it was totally fine. We took an Uber to Lionshead and did the hike all the way to the top, and it was one of the most phenomenal views I’ve ever seen. Make sure to wear sunscreen!

Grand Pavilion

Cape Town, Grand Pavilion
Cape Town, Grand Pavilion
Cape Town, Grand Pavilion
Cape Town, Grand Pavilion
Cape Town, Grand Pavilion

Content: After the hike, we showered and got ready for dinner. We had reservations at grand pavilion which is an upscale Italian restaurant in Sea Point. It was so good, the prawn pasta was so delicious. Also they know how to make a good espresso martini 🍸 

Location: Franschhoek

Day 3 - 29 Dec 2021

Franschhoek

Franschhoek, Franschhoek
Franschhoek, Franschhoek
Franschhoek, Franschhoek
Franschhoek, Franschhoek
Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Content: We wanted to go winetasting one of the days and we took this adorable wine tram throughout Wine country. South Africa is known for having some of the best wines in the world and we wanted to make sure that we were able to visit all the wineries in one day and not have to worry about driving. The bus picked up directly from Cape Town and brought us into Franschhoek

Allee Bleue Wine Estate

Franschhoek, Allee Bleue Wine Estate
Franschhoek, Allee Bleue Wine Estate
Franschhoek, Allee Bleue Wine Estate
Franschhoek, Allee Bleue Wine Estate

Content: Our first winery stop was allee bleue. Tastings usually cost anywhere from 5 to 8 dollars in South Africa. This was our first stop in one of the better, it’s a very intimate and boutique winery so the service and attention to detail is very high

Location: Simondium

Day 3 - 29 Dec 2021

Vrede en Lust Wine Estate

Simondium, Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
Simondium, Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
Simondium, Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
Simondium, Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
Simondium, Vrede en Lust Wine Estate

Content: Our next winery was Vrede en Lust! We ordered pizza, steak, and two bottles of wine and enjoyed lunch here outside on the outdoor Terrace. It was pretty crowded and you need a reservation to get in but somehow we got lucky! Make sure to book a table in advance if you do end up coming here because it’s a very popular spot.

Location: Franschhoek

Day 3 - 29 Dec 2021

Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan

Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan
Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan
Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan
Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan
Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière - the home of Pierre Jourdan

Content: Our last and final winery was Haute Cabrere. This was hands-down one of the most beautiful wineries I’ve ever visited in my entire life! It’s located on top of a hill and there’s a private lake on the property. You are basically overlooking the entire valley from where you are sitting. The restaurant was closed when we got there but we ordered two bottles of wine and just enjoyed the picturesque backdrop

Location: Cape Town

Day 4 - 30 Dec 2021

Boulders Beach

Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Cape Town, Boulders Beach
Cape Town, Boulders Beach

Content: We woke up and took an Uber to a cute little beach town about an hour south of Cape Town. They have a colony of African penguins, where you can actually go up to the Penguins and play with them on the beach. You can even swim with them in the ocean! It was the cutest experience of my life

Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Cape Town Fish Market V&A Waterfront

Content: Since we were staying at the V&A waterfront, we wanted to try out some of the restaurants on the waterfront pier. This is a pretty touristy part of town, but there’s a lot to say and do. There’s also a ton of restaurants to choose from and we wanted some thing that was specific to Cape Town. The salmon roses were amazing and so was the fish.

Café Caprice

Cape Town, Café Caprice
Cape Town, Café Caprice
Cape Town, Café Caprice
Cape Town, Café Caprice
Cape Town, Café Caprice

Content: Café Caprice’s the hottest place in Cape Town to grab drinks and party with friends. It’s similar to the West Hollywood of Los Angeles! We got a bottle service and it was 100% worth it to not have to stand around and be able to watch the sun go down right from our seats. You get an ocean side view from pretty much anywhere in the bar

Nando's Strand Drive Thru

Cape Town, Nando's Strand Drive Thru
Cape Town, Nando's Strand Drive Thru

Content: If you get the drunchies like I do, then do yourself a favor and order some Nandos. The Perry wedges are spiced with Peri Peri sauce and the chicken sandwich wrap is so good.

Location: Cape Town

Day 5 - 31 Dec 2021

Camps Bay Beach

Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach
Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach
Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach
Cape Town, Camps Bay Beach

Content: You can’t come to Cape Town and not go to the beach! Sadly we only spent one day here but I would suggest heading up all the beaches along the coast if you’re going to be here for more than a few days. There are a ton of grocery stores nearby where you can just buy food and bring it to the beach or you can go and eat at one of the hundreds of beachfront restaurants in Camps Bay

tashas Waterfront

Cape Town, tashas Waterfront
Cape Town, tashas Waterfront
Cape Town, tashas Waterfront
Cape Town, tashas Waterfront
Cape Town, tashas Waterfront

Content: If you haven’t been able to tell by now, we basically just ate and drank our way through the whole of South Africa. Tasha‘s is a South African staple, and the first location originally opened in Johannesburg. She quickly expanded to a lot of locations across the country and there’s one at the V&A waterfront in Cape Town. The brunch menu is to die for

Mynt Cafe

Cape Town, Mynt Cafe
Cape Town, Mynt Cafe
Cape Town, Mynt Cafe

Content: Another really trendy spot to grab drinks. They’re pink gin and tonic is really good and so are there salmon roses, which are a staple across South Africa they’re basically little sushi’s wrapped with salmon and mayo on top. I don’t know why we don’t have these in the states they’re so good

Location: Johannesburg

Day 6 - 1 Jan 2022

Montecasino

Johannesburg, Montecasino
Johannesburg, Montecasino
Johannesburg, Montecasino
Johannesburg, Montecasino

Content: We flew back to Johannesburg and wanted to just take it easy on our last day. So of course we went and ate and drink some more. They casino is a huge indoor casino that has a ton of restaurants, gaming, a movie theater, and outdoor food and drink. A lot of people get together with friends and family there and it’s super fun and lively

Location: Broederstroom

Day 6 - 1 Jan 2022

Lion & Safari Park

Broederstroom, Lion & Safari Park
Broederstroom, Lion & Safari Park
Broederstroom, Lion & Safari Park
Broederstroom, Lion & Safari Park

Content: I wanted to see the animals one last time so we stopped at the safari park. To be honest, after coming from the bus, it was kind of sad. The animals are Fenced off from each other and while there is definitely a good amount of space for them to roam around, they’re not truly free. I would recommend skipping this place. It’ll just make you sad

Location: Johannesburg

Day 6 - 1 Jan 2022

Woolworths Sandton City

Johannesburg, Woolworths Sandton City
Johannesburg, Woolworths Sandton City
Johannesburg, Woolworths Sandton City
Johannesburg, Woolworths Sandton City
Johannesburg, Woolworths Sandton City

Content: Last stop before the airport is Woolworth’s - its like our version of Whole Foods. They have their own brand of delicious candy, fruit, baked goods, biltong, and much more. But at South African prices. Make sure to pick up all the South African wine and treats before heading home

O.R. Tambo International Airport

Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport
Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport
Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport
Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport
Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International Airport

Content: We flew out of Johannesburg Airport and had lounge access which was great. We have a Priority Pass membership and highly recommend everyone sign up for one or get one through their credit card. You get access to all the lounges in a bunch of different lounges across 1300 different airports. It was really nice to relax away from all the people, with more food and alcohol, before our flight Overall southafrica was such an amazing trip! Here are some tips for visiting this beautiful country: • if you come to South Africa, you have to visit Cape Town and its surrounding areas. Indulge in as much meat and wine as humanly possible and make sure to visit the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek • petty crime is pretty high in this country, so just don’t walk alone at night, and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Don’t leave valuables out in plain sight, and keep your purse wrapped tightly around you • Booking a Safari is a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure to book an all inclusive so that everything is taken care of for you and you don’t have to plan anything else