We’re proud to announce Vegans, Baby and Diana Edelman are the exclusive partner with Alluring Africa, curating vegan tours across the continent. The first collaboration kicks off May 5 – 13, 2022 on a vegan luxury tour to Cape Town, South Africa and a three-night safari with Vegans, Baby and Alluring Africa.
Space on this trip is very limited — we are only allowing 10 people on the tour. The first five people to reserve their space receive a special savings of $250 on the price of the tour.
Visit Alluring Africa’s website to book your vegan tour of South Africa with Vegans, Baby.
If these dates don’t work for you, don’t worry! We also are offering this tour with a local guide in July and October, 2022. Also, if you prefer a private tour curated by Vegans, Baby, we are happy to offer this not only to South Africa, but across the continent. Simply reach out to an Alluring Africa representative to learn more.
Day 1 // Arrival
After arriving in Cape Town and going through immigration and customs and collecting your baggage, you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative who will take you to Vineyard Hotel via private car, where you will stay for five nights.
For those who arrive earlier in the day, the tour kicks off with a welcome dinner with Diana Edelman of Vegans, Baby that celebrates the vibrant and diverse cuisine you can find in Africa, as well as African culture (an additional $50 per person plus transfers to/from the venue).
Included: private transfer to hotel, accommodation
Excluded: dinner, transfers to/from dinner
Day 2 // Cape Town
Get ready for an exciting day of exploration! After enjoying a vegan breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head out for a day exploring Cape Town in an Alluring Africa private vehicle.
Kick off the day with a visit to District 6, a museum that gives you insight into the apartheid history of Cape Town, followed by a tour of the city and a stop in the colorful suburb of Bo Kaap. You’ll learn about the vibrant neighborhood’s history and try a veganized South African delicacy.
Then, it’s on to a trip up Table Mountain by way of a cable car. Once on the top, 1000m above the city below, you are rewarded with spectacular 360-degree views. You’ll have time to enjoy this unique environment or go for a short walk.
Next, you’ll make your way to a five-star colonial hotel in the shadows of the majestic 12 Apostles and Table Mountain, where you will indulge in a modern take on the traditional high tea experience. High tea includes a bottomless selection of loose-leaf teas and specialty coffees.
Following high tea, you will be whisked away on a short helicopter tour of the area’s breathtaking coastline. Once the helicopter lands at the V+A Waterfront, you may choose to walk around the area and dine, or you can call it an early night and head back to the hotel.
If you wish to stay at the Waterfront, the rest of your night is at your leisure and on your own account.
Included: breakfast, touring mentioned above, high tea, helicopter ride, gratuities, accommodation
Day 3 // Cape Town
Today, you will be collected by an Alluring Africa private vehicle for a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands, a beautiful and scenic excursion where you will visit South Africa’s most famed wine region.
Start your day with a guided garden tour of the renowned Babylonstoren. Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren features one of the most magnificent gardens laid out over 8 acres. An experienced gardener will guide you through the garden’s 15 sections that comprise of fruit, vegetables, berries, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, and a prickly pear maze. We encourage guests to pick, taste, smell, and touch while walking through the garden. Each of the 300 plant varieties is edible or has medicinal value.
Drive through the captivating countryside, ending at La Petite Ferme where you will enjoy a delicious vegan lunch followed by a vegan wine tasting at Haute Cabriere.
On the way back to the hotel, you’ll stroll through the idyllic town of Franschhoek. This peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased in the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village, which remains remarkably well preserved. Browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.
Tonight you’ll have an evening at your leisure.
Included: breakfast, lunch, wine tasting, touring, mentioned above, gratuities, accommodation
Day 4 // Cape Town
Today you will travel along Cape Town’s most scenic coastal route. Start off your day with a short tour of the Neighborhood Farm in Fish Hoek, a leading urban farm initiative benefiting the local community. You may purchase hand-crafted coffee drinks and delicious vegan baked goods (on your own account). All proceeds are used to build local classrooms and develop training courses for community members.
Continue driving along Cape Town’s coastline and visit the African penguin colony (numbering around 3,000) at Boulders Beach. Here, you’ll observe the penguins at a close distance from a wooden boardwalk.
Afterward, you’ll head to The Kelp Shack for a private experience with Chef Phil Mansergh who showcases kelp as a viable food source. Phil’s charming shack is located off-the-beaten-path in one of the most biodiverse areas in all of South Africa. Following lunch, take a short walk along the beach – keep your eyes peeled, you may even spot a seal or two! On your way back to the hotel, you’ll drive along Chapman’s Peak, one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The route skirts South Africa’s rocky coastline and offers stunning 180° views with stopping points along the way where you can capture photos and take in the scenery.
Later, you’ll head to The Conservatory for a prefix vegan dinner. You will be transferred back to the hotel following dinner.
Included: breakfast, lunch, touring mentioned above, gratuities, accommodation
Day 5 // Cape Town
Today is your day at leisure to experience Cape Town as you wish – whether you’d like to go hiking, arrange a spa treatment at the hotel, visit the SANCCOB Seabird Rehabilitation Center, participate in a vegan Cape Malay cooking course, or stroll one of the city’s distinguished museums. We can provide you with a list of recommendations based on your unique interests.
At a time to be determined, meet in the lobby for your transfer to La Colombe, one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, for a multi-course vegan dining experience. This is one of South Africa’s most iconic and internationally acclaimed establishments where contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining is served.
You will be transferred back to the hotel following dinner.
Included: breakfast, dinner, gratuities, transfer following dinner, accommodation
Day 6 // Shamwari Private Game Reserve
After breakfast, you will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your scheduled flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to Shamwari Long Lee Manor, where you will stay for three nights.
Arrive in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive.
Included: breakfast, private transfer to airport, flight, private transfer to Shamwari, lunch, safari game drive, dinner, accommodation
Day 7-8 // Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Enjoy two full days of activities on Shamwari’s Private Game Reserve. Morning and evening game drives are guided by your ranger in an open game viewing vehicle. The game drives last between three and four hours, with sundowner stops at sunset and a coffee stop in the morning.
Guided Game Walks can often be the highlight of your African trip, for it is only then that you gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora around you. These walks may only be carried out by specially trained and qualified game rangers.
Spekboom tree planting will help offset your trip’s carbon emissions. This remarkable plant is one of the most effective carbon sequestrators globally and is 100 times more effective than a pine tree.
You’ll also visit Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Born Free aims is to draw attention to the plight of wild big cats, confined in impoverished, captive environments throughout the world. Strictly no wildcat breeding is undertaken at the center. It acts as a sanctuary for big cats who are unable to return to the wild. Wildlife Rehabilitation Center was founded to aid injured animals discovered on the reserve, as well as the surrounding areas. The main goal of the center is to provide short-term care to injured animals and release them back into their natural habitat. None of the animals are kept for breeding purposes. They are temporarily hosted here until they can enjoy a second chance at life in the wild.
Included: breakfast, lunch, tea, snacks, dinner, safaris, gratuities, accommodation
DAY 9 // DEPART
At a time determined the night before, you will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your departure flight.
Return home, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of an incredible African adventure!
If you’d like to extend your trip, an Alluring Africa representative can work with you to do so.
Included: breakfast, gratuities, COVID test, private transfer to airport