From spine-tingling wildlife encounters to legendary landscapes and a whole lot of wine, we can’t say enough about South Africa – it really does seem to have it all.

With luxury travellers itching for something new, we hosted an exclusive ‘Relaunch South Africa’ FAM trip in March for our US trade partners. Our goal was two-fold: to showcase the country’s unique travel treasures while promoting Delta Airlines’ thrice-weekly Johannesburg–Atlanta flights.

It was an unforgettable few days, and if you’re planning a luxury trip of a lifetime to South Africa in the coming months, these experiences should be at the top of your list:

A wine farm with a difference 

You’ll never forget Babylonstoren, a stylish farm-to-table retreat quietly nestled in the Cape Winelands. With a strong emphasis on sustainability, a highlight of any stay here is a guided tour of the bountiful gardens and all its edible delights, including legumes, pears, figs, and mulberries.