World's Greatest Dream Trips
“To experience South Africa’s natural beauty and the wine, and a safari.” —Charlotte Livingston Piotrowski, via Facebook
Days 1–2: Arrive at stylish Birkenhead House, in Hermanus, on the southern coast. From June to November, keep an eye out for southern right whales, visible from the pool deck.
Days 3–4: Head to Richard Branson’s new wine country estate, Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard, in Franschhoek. You can ride horses in the valley and dine at chef Chris Erasmus’s new spot, Foliage.
Days 5–7: Your Cape Town stay includes a white-on-white suite at the Cape View Clifton, hiking Lion’s Head mountain, and the vibrant art scene in Woodstock.
Days 11–13: At the 250,000-acre Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, a favorite of Bono, you’ll track the black rhino, hear the majestic Kalahari lion roar, and, if you’re lucky, see an elusive armadillo-like pangolin.