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South Africa has fast become one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. From the premier game viewing of the <a style="color:#f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/kruger" target="_blank">Kruger</a> and malaria-free options in <a style="color:#f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/madikwe-and-northwest" target="_blank">Madikwe</a> and the <a style="color:#f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/eastern-cape" target="_blank">Eastern Cape</a>, to riding safaris in the <a style="color:#f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/waterberg" target="_blank">Waterberg</a> and getting off-the beaten-track in the <a style="color:#f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/places-to-stay/tswalu-kalahari-reserve-south-africa" target="_blank">Tswalu Kalahari Reserve</a> – there is truly something for everyone. Here we give our lowdown on all that South Africa has to offer safari-wise – now all you have to do is decide which one(s) will suit you best!
One of the best ways to take in the spectacular scenery that South Africa has to offer, rail travel couldn’t be further from a daily commute in the luxurious surroundings of <a style="color: #f0b51c;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/places-to-stay/rovos-rail-south-africa" target="_blank">Rovos Rail</a> and the <a style="color: #f0b51c;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/places-to-stay/the-blue-train-south-africa" target="_blank">Blue Train</a>. Here we give you the lowdown on what to expect and what separates these two outstanding experiences.
South Africa is without doubt the most family-friendly country in Africa and offers a wide-range of experiences to suit all ages and interests. From an exciting malaria-free safari to exploring the beautiful <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/cape-town" target="_blank">Cape</a> to the warm Indian Ocean beaches along the <a style="color: #f2b618;" href="https://www.imaginetravel.com/imagine-africa/holiday-destination/south-africa/places/garden-route" target="_blank">Garden Route</a>, we can help you put together the perfect holiday for your family. Here we give our rundown on our favourite spots for families to get you started.
La Cabriere Country House
Franschhoek, The Winelands, South Africa
La Cabriere is a refined boutique hotel spectacularly situated among the farms, vineyards and mountains of the Franschhoek Valley in the Cape winelands. La Cabriere is a very relaxed base, ideal for wine tasting excursions, golf and horse-riding
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La Cabriere Country House occupies one of the finest positions in the Franschhoek Valley, set amongst farms and vineyards with spectacular mountain views, out of sight of the village and yet within walking distance of its shops and restaurants. Each of the six bedrooms has been individually decorated to provide an elegant and extremely comfortable accommodation for guests who come to Franschhoek.
After a delicious and leisurely breakfast on the terrace, laze under an umbrella by the pool during the long summer days, or curl up in front of a cosy log fire in winter. Discover one of La Cabriere’s quiet shady spots in the garden for reading, or just gaze at the view and absorb the heady scent of lavender and roses.
For the more energetic there is plenty to do locally, ranging from wine and food tasting at the many wine estates in the valley, to golf, fly-fishing, horseback and bicycle riding, all of which La Cabriere can arrange for you. There is also the simple option of a little retail therapy in the high street. At the end of the day enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace outside your room at La Cabriere Country House while watching the sunset, before a memorable dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in the village.
When to go
The Winelands are a wonderful year-round destination and enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, somewhat like the South of France, which is what makes the area perfect for grape-growing. Summer is the reverse of the Northern hemisphere. The best season visit is September to March when it is hot, sunny and dry. From April to August it cools down with some rain.
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Enjoy a scenic, leisurely tour around the wine and gourmet capital of South Africa on the Franschoek Wine Tram, scheduled to be launched this spring!