Best of the Best 2018 - 60
Clockwise from left:
Paragliding by Table
Mountain, Cape Town;
watching giraffes graze on
safari; aerial view of Blyde
Soul of South Africa
Offshore jewels and wine country complete this renowned destination for culture and safaris.
In the Rough
City, Vineyard and Veld
Study the green vertices of Blyde River
Canyon as you fly over the Mpumalanga
Lowveld on a helicopter tour. Part of
South Africa's dramatic Drakensberg,
the area is also home to the Three
Rondavels, conical formations with a
curious resemblance to local houses.
After snapping endless photos of
magical waterfalls and gorges, land for a
mountainside picnic lunch fortified with
South African vintages.
Sift through raw gemstones on an
exclusive diamond safari. A private flight
from Cape Town brings you to the western
waterfront, where dive masters head
below the surface to seek out diamonds
(plus garnets and olivine); you may suit
up and take the plunge or enjoy your time
on the boat. Sort through the findings to
choose your perfect stone, and three days
later, your personally designed piece will
be finished and certified.
Enjoy a curry in colorful Bo-Kaap,
check out the new Zeitz Museum of
Contemporary Art Africa and take in the
vistas from Ellerman House - your home
base for the Cape Town leg of a refined,
ten-day South African sojourn. Transfer
by helicopter to Franschhoek for two days
of exploring the winelands, and then head
to Sabi Sands for five days of observing
wildlife on game drives or from your
private plunge pool.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.