City, Wine and Safari in South Africa

Cape Town is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it’s also a melting pot of South Africa’s many cultures. Both Cape Town and its neighbouring Cape Winelands are known for great food, from city stalls and farmer’s markets to top-end restaurants. We pair this with two malaria-free safari experiences, first Madikwe Game Reserve and then the Waterberg of Limpopo. These reserves are perfect if you’re sensitive to medication or travelling with a family (and a lesser-known way to beat the safari crowds).

Trip Highlights
Incredible landscapes in the Waterberg
Malaria-free 'big 5' safari
The incredible produce of the winelands
Vibrant and colourful Cape Town
When To Go
All Year
Ideal Length
10 days+, removing the Waterberg is the best way to keep this trip at 9 nights

All the things you’re dying to ask but haven’t

This itinerary keeps within South Africa’s borders and shows off the Rainbow Nation’s true colours. In Cape Town, spend your time wining and dining, eating fresh seafood or trying a Cape Malay curry. Hike the Table Mountain National Park or explore some history by visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Enjoy the stillness of the pristine Waterberg, where you’ll enjoy bush walks and boat trips to view the local wildlife. The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the classic ‘big five,’ but for an extra treat, look out for its famous wild dogs.

"Cape Town is hands down my favourite city in the world, I just love the variety that is on offer. At Nemo, we're working tirelessly to get beneath the surface of our destinations. We chat to locals before suggesting restaurants, we seek out guides with a bit of character and we are constantly working to keep our hotel offering fresh."


Tom Harding, Nemo Co-Founder




Explore Cape Town on foot, stopping off at lovely cafe's en route
V&A Waterfront
Get stuck into rural life where farm to plate is the name of the game
Top tip: take advantage of the Nemo guides, they are the best. We all like to explore on our own accord but local knowledge and expertise can go a long way.
Expect big game in abundance when in Madikwe Game Reserve
Jamala Lodge
Explore some incredible landscapes by road, by boat and on foot
Weather watch: Cape Town can get chilly and rainy in July & August, but not enough to put you off travelling if you pack an open-mind.
A few more tips...


Cape Town

  • Head to a local food market with one of our guides for some fresh produce. 
  • Hike Lion’s Head, not Table Mountain - fewer people, better views.
  • Stay here for at least three nights, you won’t run out of things to do. 


  • Travel by Franschhoek tram, a great way to enjoy the region.
  • Enjoy one of our speciality wine tours.
  • Have lunch in Stellenbosch, the ultimate foodie stop.

Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Pack some good binoculars - a safari must-have.
  • Ask questions. Your guide has so much knowledge to share.
  • Pack light as the lodges have great laundry facilities. 



  • Take some time to check out the stars. 
  • Look out for some of the region’s elusive bird life. 
  • Try the alternative activities like boat trips and bush walks. 
Ethical Travel


Nemo believes in setting the bar high with ethical travel and sustainable practices. This starts in our office in London with our paperless policy and commitment to send 1% of our profits to Hello World, our chosen charity. Our commitment to ethical travel filters down into our trips, too. We use local hotels and partners so that your travel supports local businesses. A huge part of our dream at Nemo is to help protect our planet and the communities within it. Every trip we deliver brings us closer to our goal - to make a difference. 

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We are a fully licensed tour operator (ATOL no.11603) and any payments you make are 100% financially protected. We’ve got you covered from the moment you book your trip to when you arrive home again. So, leave it to us! We’ll take responsibility for seamless logistics and are on hand in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong (see t & c’s). How about that for peace of mind!


Our goal is to work with your personal travel dreams and provide a fun, stress-free experience. Our travel nerds combine industry-leading technology with individual service and no request is too big or too small. We know that the web is full of price-comparison websites but our fully customised Nemo trip will tick all your boxes - expert advice, individual service and yes, even great value. 


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