Group Size: Based on minimum 2 passengers
Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine, making this the most perfect place for food and wine lovers. With 26 en-suite rooms individually appointed and most with private balconies, guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House and the luxurious Villas suites. The famous Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa’s top restaurants having been in the country’s Top 10 list for two years.
Day 1 - Cape Winelands
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Franschhoek.
Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is an ideal base to indulge your tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine, making this the most perfect place for food and wine lovers. With 26 en-suite rooms individually appointed and most with private balconies, guests can choose between the original and charming Franschhoek Country House and the luxurious Villas suites. The famous Monneaux Restaurant ranks among South Africa’s top restaurants, set on the original site of Franschhoek’s first parfumerie, the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant is a Cape culinary classic.
Day 2 - Cape Winelands
Enjoy your day at leisure. You can take time to explore the area or the many vineyards. (B)
Day 3 - End of Cape Winelands Stay
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 23 Sep 23 - 14 Dec 23 $875 $1,445
- 15 Dec 23 - 31 Dec 23 $940 $1,505
- 01 Jan 24 - 15 Jan 24 $975 $1,540
- 16 Jan 24 - 30 Apr 24 $895 $1,475
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
Once in a Lifetime
We travelled to Africa as our once in a lifetime visit to experience a cross section of Southern and Eastern Africa. As a couple travelling with a good friend on single supplement, the three of us were totally impressed with Katelyn's ability to ensure that our requested 'in country' travel itinerary was arranged perfectly. We booked our own international flights before we chose Bench Africa to complete the 'in country itinerary'. Our trip involved a mix of various tours and independent requests/arrangements all booked through Bench Africa. All of these worked perfectly, with the accommodation, meals and transport (land and air) very well coordinated by Katelyn such that there were no problems with this relatively complicated itinerary. The standard of accommodation, meals and travel exceeded our expectations. Our 5 weeks included South Africa (rail, road and air), Kenya / Tanzania (12 day Safari), Zambia/ Zimbabwe and Botswana (land and air). Whilst we paid more than what we initially thought, Katelyn expanded our horizons on what was possible with the result that we achieved more than that we wanted to achieve for this adventure. This journey was faultless, value for money and a credit to Katelyn and Bench Africa. We highly recommend Bench Africa.Henry, Sue and Jean Destination: Kenya
We had a wonderful time!
Steph and Maria from Bench Africa were such a delight in assisting us with our first trip to South Africa in August/September. It was nice to receive the A5 spiral bound itinerary detailing our whole trip - something we will have as a keepsake. Everything went smoothly from the transfers - Johannesburg to Cape Town, on to Franschhoek and finally Hoedspruit to Garonga Safari Camp.
The accommodation in Cape Town and Franschhoek were wonderful - little touches like the the welcome basket of fruit, hot water bottles at night and a note telling us what the weather would be the next day was nice as well as having the shuttle service. Steph was able to give us recommendations on day tours for our free days and suggested places to try - food wise! - which we took up. Great choices!
The staff at Garonga Safari Camp were excellent and we experienced the bush bath and the bush sleep out - maybe next time we will not endure gale force winds! Our guide, Josia and tracker, Richard made this trip such an amazing experience and ensured we saw lots of animals - some up very close!
We would highly recommend Steph and the Bench Africa team to organise another trip in the future.Ms Wong Destination: South Africa
THE ONLY WAY TO GO!
Fantastic experience from the booking all the way through to returning home!Shannon Woodward Destination: Kenya
Exceptionally efficient, professional and helpful.
We had a trip organised by Stephanie Osorio and found her very helpful and friendly. Everything planned went smoothly which added to our enjoyment of the trip. The end itinerary package was just amazing, something to keep and show friends. I will most certainly recommend Bench International and intend to have another trip organised in the future together with friends.
Suzanna Ainsworth .