A lavish safari & wine experience

7 days / 8 nights

Here you will discover South African magic in its wide horizons, game-rich reserves, quaint towns steeped in history.


  • Embark on an exhilarating big 5 game drive
  • Enjoy, and partake in an authentic Zulu traditional dance
  • Tour the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela served his final 14 months of imprisonment
  • Horseback riding through the Cape vineyards
  • Visit the L’Ormarins Wine Farm and world class Vintage Car museum
  • Explore the Huguenot Monument

3 nights in the uMfolozi Big Five Game Reserve

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Your journey begins in the Hluhluwe – iMfolozi Park, the oldest proclaimed protected Game Reserve area in South Africa. Dating back to 1895, it is in these valleys where King Shaka of the Zulus pioneered a culture of conservation. Experience an intimate encounter with the Big 5 in the untouched valleys of Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Mantis Biyela Lodge is a spectacular showcase of modern safari lifestyle tiered on a descending cliff overlooking the White uMfolozi River. This clean, crisp theme is a beautiful contrast to the dense ever-green bushveld and a welcome reprieve from the humid atmosphere.

2 nights in Constantia

Cape Town

Next stop: Constantia. The oldest wine-growing region in South Africa is the home of The Last Word Constantia by Mantis. Here, great attention is paid to peace and tranquillity. An inviting sunken swimming pool and surrounding tanning deck is the focal point of the magnificently manicured garden with rolling lawns, vibrant colours and exquisite mountain views.

An enchanting rendezvous with classic beauty in a modern-day Eden, a mere 20km from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain.

2 nights in Franschhoek

The Cape Winelands

Nestled between breath taking mountains in the Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. Established over 300 years ago by the Huguenot settlers, pristine natural and architectural brilliance is found at every corner. Widely regarded as South Africa’s gourmet capital, Franschhoek is home to award winning restaurants to fine wines and unique boutique shopping experience.

The Last Word Franschhoek by Mantis is an exclusive five-star historic hotel in the heart of Franschhoek village. It is only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled shops and galleries. The hotel creates an elegant, sophisticated interior with a handsome mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings.

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