The South African
Beaches & Bubbles Experience
Winelands + Western Cape Beach Coast
Let’s face it – we need a break! This trip is straight off the press and one for the books when it comes to Relaxation and Rejuvenation. On this 7-day journey, we will explore the home of Pinotage and the Western Cape Coast of South Africa.
You will leave this trip feeling refreshed. This trip includes the option to extend your trip to Cape Town with a pre-built itinerary fit for royalty.
Join us on our 7-day luxury adventure in South Africa and experience the country’s relaxing vibes and natural beauties on a deeper level than any documentary you’ve seen. You can’t call yourself woke until you have experienced our ancestral home for yourself.
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Here's your trip at a glance.
WHERE YOU'LL GO
We'll be exploring the Western Cape and the Winelands in South Africa. This is definitely an off-the-beaten-track trip full of relaxation with time for journaling, reflections, and quite frankly what we all need after the last year.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
We will be on an epic road trip and staying 3 nights on the beach and 3 nights at a Wine Vineyard and spa. You will be getting lots of rest and time with your new friends. Each day is filled with some activity and free time.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Luxury accommodations all the way are included on this adventure through South Africa. While at the Beach Lodge everything is included. At the Wine Spa Hotel, there will be ample wine and spa facilities to indulge in.
Explore the day-by-day itinerary.
THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU, IF:
THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU, IF:
Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa!
Arrive in Cape Town (CPT), where you’ll join the group for a VIP transfer to the Wine Country in the Stellenbosch region. South Africa is known for its wine region, and you’ll head to the place where Pinotage was born, enjoying the scenic ride through the Winelands.
On our first night, we’ll enjoy a wine tasting on our Welcome Dinner with a hand-selected menu by the chef. It’ll be a night your tastebuds will remember forever. Cheers to the days ahead!
After a healing night sleeping in the beautiful hotel rooms, you’ll wake up for a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel before blood pumping activities. We’ll gather for a bit of exercise on a lovely bike ride through the vineyards, stopping to take pictures and soaking in the beautiful vibes of the wine region.
Later, you’ll be delighted on a wine tasting and cellar tour guided by one of the Estate’s expert Wine Advisors, offering the opportunity to tour the working wine cellar and explore the rich history of Lanzerac Wine Estate.
You’ll get free time to relax in bed or join the facilities before we gather together to dine at a 3-course dinner together with fantastic wine right from their cellar.
Today is your time to rest and unwind. You deserve it! Whether you’re up to join an electric bike tour to immerse in the beauty of the Motherland or enjoy the entire day in a rejuvenation mood in the Spa, you’ll dive into a level of leisure you’ll hardly get somewhere else.
We are adding $200 in credits to your name for you to treat yourself to a decadent day of signature treatments at the Spa. Relax the senses and let the harmony and tranquillity of this majestic valley gently restore body and mind.
Sit back, reflect, sip some bubbly, and enjoy your free day in the Winelands before we head to the coast for more Champagne poppin’.
After our last lavish breakfast in the Winelands, we’ll head to the Western Cape beach area in Lekkerwater, a secluded paradise in the Motherland where we’ll indulge our senses for the next 4 days.
Every room of the luxury accommodations is ocean-facing for you to wake up every day to the most incredible views of the ocean and the colors fading over De Hoop Marine Protected Area, which we’ll have the time to explore later.
The Lekkerwater Beach Lodge is located in a nature reserve, the perfect way to indulge in paradise with no one around and have a great time to pause and relax. We’ll enjoy a sunset evening together, have time to get to know each other, and reflect on the days we’ve had.
Beach time! Today we’ll explore the coast searching for octopuses and other sea animals on the shore, and if you are up for an adventure in the mountains, an optional hike to boost ourselves with more exercise as we nurture our minds.
During the sunset, we’ll enjoy the jacuzzi on the beachfront, having a glass of bubbly soaking in the vibes.
Wake up to your last full day in paradise. Sleep in, order breakfast in bed, and enjoy your morning as you please. We’ll gather on the beach at noon to enjoy our last lunch together in this beautiful destination.
This place is really for reflecting and relaxing after everything that happened last year. Appreciate watching the water hitting the rocks, immersing in the beach jacuzzi, or enjoying walking around breathing the fresh air. This time is yours to relish.
If you haven’t got enough of the Cape Coast and the Mother City, extend your trip with a pre-built itinerary fit for royalty. But if you are ready to go home, your Up in the Air Life private driver sadly whisks you away to the airport to fly home or onward to your next adventure.
No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.
YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:
Connect with amazing people.
We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.
Experience attentive and authentic hospitality.
Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers
Be pampered with only the best.
There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.
Feel safe and secure.
Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.
Say "goodbye" to FOMO.
Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.
HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
The South African Beaches and Bubbles Experience
What is included:
Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow-up.
- Up In The Air Life On-site Tour Leader
- A Bon Voyage Group Video Call to review your trip live with the Up in the Air Life Team
- Concierge Support before your trip to assist you in Upgrading Your Room and Booking Optional Tours
- Concierge Support before your trip to book your spa appointments
- Concierge Support before your trip to book your restaurant reservations
- Up in the Air Life Private Concierge Chat during your trip for dining/spa reservations and more
- 3-nights accommodation at a luxury hotel in Stellenbosch
- 3-nights accommodation at a luxury hotel in the Western Cape
- A celebratory Bubbly Toast to kick off our trip
- Daily Breakfast at the Hotel
- Welcome Multi-Course Dinner paired with wine
- All meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the Western Cape hotel
- Intimate wine tasting and cellar tour guided by one of the Estate’s expert Wine Advisors
- $200 in credits to use towards any of the spa’s signature treatments
- Beach Hike and Octopus Hunting Tour by the ocean
- Private ocean-side lunch
- Electric Bike Tour
- Transportation to all hosted activities
- VIP meet + greet and private airport transfers
- Personalized hand-selected gifts in your Swag bag
What is not included:
We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!
- Round-trip airfare to and from the destination
- Travel Medical Insurance Insurance (Please note this is required to attend the trip.)
- Room Upgrades are available for purchase after booking
- Optional tours are available for purchase after booking
- Tips for Tour Leader, Guides and Drivers
- Passport or Visa Processing Fees
- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time of travel with at least 2 free visa pages.
- Expenses for vaccines that may be required
Can you envision yourself on this trip?
Download "The Beaches & Bubbles" trip brochure and keep it handy as you continue to explore, or take the plunge and book now.