An African wildlife safari with a glass of Shiraz, please.


Even before last year's World Cup in South Africa, interest in adventure travel to Africa has been on the rise. It's not surprising. As our lives have become more hectic and the information overload seeing no bounds, we have a growing need to escape, "get back to" nature, experience life at its more grassroots and take pleasure in the miracles our planet offers. An African wildlife safari fulfills on all counts.

The other huge growth we've seen in travel is an interest in all things food and wine. And in particular, there's a growing interest in experiencing the wines of up and coming regions, such as Chile, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa.  So it's not surprising when you can combine the best African safari with a wine experience, you've got a winner.

Stellenbosch, along the Cape Winelands, is the soul of the South Africa wine region, and this year's Stellenbosch Wine Festival takes place from  July 28 to 31. The festival will be presented at more than 50 participating cellars.

A comprehensive program will include an opportunity to taste over 500 wines, meet winemakers and watch professional chefs compete in cooking competitions. Of course, our luxury travel agency specializes in travel to South Africa and in arranging the best African safaris. So if you just have to be there, contact your TravelStore agent or one of our Africa travel experts.