The Safari Experience

We arrange the ultimate safari experience in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia




The Gourmet Treat

South Africa is celebrated for its high-quality food. Treat yourself to a wide range of award-winning cuisine

Hiking Trips

We work with the most established local hiking guides to maximize your experience and safety

Golf Travel

Enjoy the country’s fabulous links, seaside, park and championship golf courses


Unique Wine Tours

Meet highly regarded award-winning winemakers and be captivated by their expertise and professionalism


Anniversary Trips

Whatever the occasion, for yourself or your company, we can design and curate a memorable celebration


The Ultimate Treat

Private jet or helicopter? Spoil yourself and include an award-winning chef and butler to boot

Yoga Travel

Extraordinary yoga experiences that combine spectacular settings with nurturing and healing cuisine


Experience Paradise

Enjoy our meticulously selected paradise-like gems in South Africa, Madagascar and Mozambique


Luxury Train Travel

Rovos Rail or the Blue Train. Be instantly transported to a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury

Properties To Rent

We can offer a wide variety of quality accommodation. Enjoy your own villa, house or apartment


Family Travel

We take every family member into consideration to ensure an all-around fabulous family experience


Child-free Travel

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we’ll guide you to the top child-free accommodation and restaurants


Wedding Experience

Ensure a memorable day by allowing us to curate an unforgettable experience to celebrate your union


Exploring Tours

Our bespoke itineraries deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences


Conference Travel

Substitute jetlag for state-of-the-art conference venues combined with great wine tasting and superb safari


Tailor-made Trips

Our enthusiasm and professionalism are the hallmark of our tailor-made service offering


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All our trips are individually tailored. Unfamiliar guests aren’t part of what we offer. Your journey is about you


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Safari Destinations

South Africa

Outstanding diversity combined with superb comfort makes South Africa a magnificent destination



A nation with some of the best, most pristine and animal-dense national parks. A superb safari destination



Diversity and magnificently varied nature make this classic safari destination one of the absolute best



A safari destination bar none! Be amazed by the abundance and outstanding quality of every safari


Unique flora and exceptional fauna – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

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Safari Theme

Big 5 Safari

Keen to experience the Big 5? Our intimate knowledge of the many national parks makes it possible



Family Safari

Our knowledge of safari and safety is unique. Allow us to arrange your once-in-a-lifetime family safari


Walking Safari

We work with the most skilled safari guides to maximize your experience and safety


Shark Cage Diving

We work exclusively with  top local specialists in safe, eco-diving to maximize your experience and safety


Whale Watching

We work exclusively with the best local specialists to maximize your experience and safety



South Africa

Enjoy the peacefulness of endless deserted beaches with nearby access to top-class safari experiences



Enjoy miles of deserted sun-drenched beaches and 30-degree seas




Paradise imagined. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings populated by the very likeable Lemurs

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About South Africa

Read about the complex and fascinating history of the Republic of South Africa



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Please find information about Covid-19 in South Africa as well as basic yet essential information to consider before your departure




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Beyond beautiful hiking

Hike among fynbos and vineyards with spectacular views in the beautiful Overberg. Enjoy fantastic wine experiences from the nearby wineries

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Experience a hike among fynbos (local beautiful bushes) in very spectacular and beautiful environments

Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the many renowned vineyards in Elgin Valley

Be captivated by the beautiful views at Green Mountain Trail

The round trip begins in the capital of gastronomy, Franschhoek, followed by wine tasting in the wine capital, Stellenbosch (2 nights Franschhoek). We continue to the Elgin Valley for the Green Mountain Trail among fynbos and vines, hiking for 4 days/nights. To the scenic coastal town of Hermanus for 2 nights and ending the trip in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Cape Town 3 nights. During the trip you will experience Upplev Sydafrika’s best chosen restaurants and vineyards – some of South Africa’s absolute best!

Dates: The trip can be booked on any preferred day of the week, and the duration of the stay can be adjusted according to your wishes. Green Mountain Trail starts on Mondays.

Length of trip: 11 nights / 12 days in Western Cape Peninsula + 2 travel days (flight).

This trip can be booked with private transport + driver/guide.


Preliminary itinerary


Day 1. Franschhoek.
After arriving Cape Town Airport, transfer to the gastronomic town of Franschhoek. Check-in at a nice pre-choosen Guesthouse. Lunch at a beautiful located vineyard just outside Franschhoek. Afternoon at your own in the picturesque town. Dinner booked at award-winning restaurant in central Franschhoek.

Day 2. Franschhoek/Stellenbosch.
After breakfast, wine- and chocolate tasting at a vineyard in Stellenbosch. Lunch at beautiful vineyard with stunning views. In the afternoon, join a hop-on hop off tour with the Wine tram in Franschhoek’s fantastic wine valley and try the exquisite wine at several of the famous vineyards around the wine valley. Alternatively, a guided wine tour with transport is recommended.

Day 3. Vergelegen Estate/Green Mountain Trail.
After breakfast transfer to Vergelegen Estate for winetasting and some hiking among roses and vines in the beautiful garden. Picnic lunch at the Camphor Forest. Transfer to Porcupine Hills in Groenlandberg/Overberg, wine tasting, dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Green Mountain Trail/Kogelberg Conservancy Core.
Breakfast at Porcupine Hills. Transfer to Kogelberg Biosphere fringe. Hike along the top of the Groenlandberg through the Biosphere Core to Nuweberg, lunch on the mountain. Transfer to Porcupine Hills. Dinner & overnight (approximately 18 km hiking).

Day 5. Green Mountain Trail/Through Fynbos & Vines.
Transfer to Nuweberg (luggage transferd to Wildekrans Country House). Hike through vineyards and fynbos along the foot of the Groenlandberg. Picnic lunch on Oak Valley Wine Estate. Continue to Paul Cluver Wine Estate for wine tasting & afternoon tea. Transfer to Wildekrans Country House, Houw Hoek Village. Dinner & overnight (approximately 15 km hiking).

Day 6. Green Mountain Trail/Game & forests.
After breakfast at Wildekrans, transfer to Paul Cluver Wine Estate. Hiking begins through Paul Cluver Amphitheatre forest. Lunch under the trees at Wildekrans Country House. Afternoon at leisure, option to do 7 km Houw Hoek Trail. Wine tasting, dinner & overnight at Wildekrans Country House (approximately 13 km hiking).

Day 7. Green Mountain Trail end/Leopard & Ox Wagon Route.
Breakfast at Wildekrans Country House. Head towards Botriver through Biosphere fynbos. Rest stop at Stony Beach and ledge rock. Climb up Pincushion ridge and discover Hawston view. Walk into Botriver and experience Beaumont Wines and lunch in Botriver village. Transfer to the charming coastal town of Hermanus and check-in at a nice pre-choosen Guesthosue with beautiful views over Walker Bay. You can often spot some whales, dolphins and seals in the ocean. Afternoon, evening and dinner at your own in Hermanus (approximately 11 km hiking).

Day 8. Hermanus.
A whole day at your own. Choose between different activities in and around Hermanus: horseback riding among wild horses, whale watching (July to beginning December), Shark cage diving, hiking, kayaking, wine tasting at Hemel-en-Aarde etc.

Day 9. Hermanus/Cape Town.
After breakfast, transfer to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town. Check-in at pre-choosen hotel or Guesthouse. We recommend a city tour with the hop-on hop-off bus. Afternoon and evening at your own in Cape Town. Choose between different activities: Robben Island, V&A Waterfront, Signal Hill, Camps Bay etc.

Day 10. Cape Town/Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.
After breakfast transfer to Kirstenbosch Botancal Garden. Hiking Table Mountain – Skeleton Gorge – one of the most beautiful tour up to the top and then hike the Nursery Ravine back to Kirstenbosch (approximately 4-5 hours). Lunch at your own in the beautiful surrondings of the garden. Afternoon, evening and dinner at your own.

Day 11. Cape Peninsula/Cape of Good Hope.
A whole day excursion to Cape Point nature reserve and Cape of Good Hope with hiking and stop i Simonstown, Boulders Beach with penguins. The tour takes you along the coast via Hout Bay, the beautiful 10 km long Chapman’s Peaks Drive towards. Lunch is pre-booked at a nice restaurant. Include an excursion to beautiful, lush Constantia Winelands with the oldest and most magnificent vineyards in the country. Dinner at your own in Cape Town.

Day 12. Cape Town.
A whole day at your own. Visit V&A Waterfront with exciting streetlife, shopping and restaurants or relax by the pool. Afternoon transfer to Cape Town Airport.


ADD-ON SAFARI: 2 nights at MalaMala Game Reserve

Day 12. Cape Town/MalaMala Game Reserve.
After breakfast transfer to Cape Town Airport for domestic flights to the Kruger Park. At the airport you will be picked up and transported to the MalaMala Game Reserve. Afternoon check-in at MalaMala with game drive/safari.

Day 13. MalaMala Game Reserve.
Safari program at MalaMala Game Reserve.

Day 14. MalaMala Game Reserve/Departue.
After morning game drive transfer to the airport. Flights to Johannesburg Airport for return home.

Read more about safari at Greater Kruger National Park


“…Something that I fully appreciated was the four nights spent in both grandiose and comfortably furnished farms during our hike on Green Mountain Trail. Tony and his wife with their three lovely dogs; the two black embellishments with a total of three green eyes (one had lost one) well matching the slight tiger trimmed giant who constantly demanded attention. Yes, and so of course the charming and articulate Lady with her artistic chair-fixed husband. They had turned their barn to an original cha(i)rming dining room.”




South Africa has a lot to offer in terms of activities. Upplev Sydafrika have put together activities to do in regions or hubs you will pass during your trip. Contact us for more information.


Upplev Sydafrika recommends these carefully
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Luxury Train Travel

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You can travel to South Africa all year round, but we recommend going September to May

Healthcare is good in South Africa. Even so we suggest obtaining a sound travel insurance before departure

As a EU and UK citizen, you will receive a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in South Africa

To ponder before travelling:

The so-called “peak season” in December / January is very popular indeed and requires booking of accommodation, safaris, activities and restaurants well in advance.