The South African section of the itinerary includes an exclusive opportunity to dine at Groote Schuur, the impressive, historic Rondebosch residence of South Africa's president on the slopes of Devil's Peak. Originally designed in the 1890s by British architect Sir Herbert Baker for Cecil Rhodes, founder of the legendary De Beers diamond company, Rhodesia and the Rhodes Scholarship, it’s known as South Africa’s most prestigious estate.
The itinerary includes a stay at Cape Town’s luxurious Relais & Chateaux property Ellerman House; behind-the-scenes tours of world-class vineyards not open to the general public in the Cape Winelands; the opportunity to tour the dramatic Cape Peninsula via helicopter; and a five-star visit to the South Pole. Other highlights include an exclusive tour of the estate and private car collection owned by Johann Rupert, former CEO of famed Swiss luxury goods company Richemont, which includes several important Ferraris; a visit to the studio of one of South Africa’s most renowned artists; and a luxurious safari to Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, including a helicopter tour and champagne picnic.
A private jet will also take travelers on a three-day tour of Antarctica to see the wonders of the South Pole, followed by a three-day jaunt to the Indian Ocean paradise of the Seychelles, with luxe accommodations at a private island resort. Departure dates are flexible as this is a truly bespoke adventure.