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 Bishopscourt

Cape Town

Next stop: Bishopscourt. Back to back with Kirstenbosch Gardens and up the road from the oldest wine-growing region in South Africa. Your exclusive Mantis experience will unfold at Mantis 18 on Hillwood. Nestled against the slopes of the famous Table Mountain, this villa is the ultimate base from which to explore the many scenic attractions of Cape Town. A Caribbean-style breakfast deck, dining area and lounge have stunning views and overlook luscious tranquil gardens.

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 Paarl

The Cape Winelands

Experience Estate living at Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis. This luxury hotel is situated on the award-winning Val de Vie Estate between Franschhoek and Paarl in the Cape Winelands, with tranquil surroundings creating an environment where guests can truly “Live. Play. Relax”.  The hotel is ideal for regular holidays during any season of the year. When the time comes, the high standards and ultimate comfort of your luxury hotel suite will prove to be ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation.

An active and diverse lifestyle offering includes outdoor activities for the whole family. Outstanding restaurants, a coffee roastery, bar areas, and a wine cellar satiate even the most discerning palate. Exquisite events and entertainment facilities allow for festive celebrations while raising a glass to life.

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