South Africa All-Female Tour
Join The Blonde Abroad's signature TBA Escapes "From the Beach to the Bush" South Africa tour! Experience the best of South Africa from Cape Town to Safari to the Cape Winelands. It’s an opportunity to meet like-minded female travelers and experience the brightest South African highlights on a luxurious and action-packed tour.
We wanted to curate a tour for the adventurous female traveler– the woman who dreams of colorful destinations far from her comfort zone. Our “From the Bush to the Beach” Tour in South Africa is just that. We take a deeper look at this diverse African country, from the beaches to the mountains to the African bush.
A team of local, female professionals will be guiding you through Kiersten's favorite places in South Africa so that you leave with unforgettable memories and beautiful photos.
From the beach to the bush
We’ll be delving deep into the city of Cape Town, spotting the Big 5 on a luxury safari and sipping our way through the Stellenbosch Winelands.
You’ll get to see the city from all angles, with a sunrise hike up Lion’s Head, sunset on top of Table Mountain and a bird’s eye view from the seat of a helicopter.
November 2017 SOLD OUT
March 2nd-10th, 2018 SOLD OUT
March 19th-27th, 2018 SOLD OUT
October 2018 SOLD OUT
November 2018 SOLD OUT
March 25th - April 2nd, 2019
April 20th - 28th, 2019
9 DaysMax Group Size
The Best of Cape Town
A cosmopolitan African city by the sea, Cape Town has more to offer than breathtaking views and unmissable photo opportunities (although there are loads of those too). The city has a rich cultural heritage and vibrant energy.
Highlights of our itinerary in Cape Town include Table Mountain, Lion's Head, Clifton Beach, Boulder's Beach and more!
You’ll be staying in picture-perfect Camps Bay, in a luxurious and secure villa, with all the amenities a girl could ask for. Fast wifi, mega views, and a fully-stocked wine fridge, of course!
Included in the tour:
- Scenic helicopter flight over Cape Town
- Visit the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood
- Traditional braai (barbeque) with a local chef
- Meet African penguins at Boulders Beach
- Street art tour in Woodstock
with a scenic flight by Cape Town Helicopters
7-bedroom villa with private pool... and a private chef to top it off!
one-of-a-kind sunset picnic!
Victoria bathing huts and large tidal pools
at Boulder's Beach
Natalie Roos, Woodstock resident and one of Cape Town's top lifestyle bloggers
Luxury Safari Experience at Gondwana
including the Big 5 (lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, and leopard)
with all the comforts of home.
afternoon tea, and scenic sundowners.
Experience the magic of a Big 5 Safari at the luxurious Gondwana Game Reserve. Elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions, and leopards - check!
Gondwana Safari Lodge offers the opportunity to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat. With morning and afternoon safari drives, there will be loads of opportunities to make your safari dreams come true.
There’s nothing like watching the sun set over Africa with a “sundowner” drink, before tucking into your bush villa for the night.
Included in the tour:
- 4 Safari Drives
- Luxury Villa Accommodation
- Delicious Homemade Cuisine
Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch
Sip your way through the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Valley. Views for days, award-winning wine and life on a working wine farm await.
The Stellenbosch Winelands are home to some of South Africa’s best wine farms, with more natural beauty than you'll know what to do with. We’ll be staying in the heart of the Winelands, tasting our way around some of the region’s best farms.
Meet a winemaker, learn about the process of making wine, or feel free to just take it all in while sipping and relaxing.
Included in the tour:
- Wine Tasting
- Horseback Riding
- Farm to Table Dining
the world's best wine region
the Cape Winelands offer a comfortable and understated elegance.
a major emphasis on local, family businesses and natural, organic eating.
The renowned Stellenbosch region is just 30 miles from Cape Town.
and it reflects in everything that the locals do.
Meet Your Hosts
Meet former television presenter, Cape Town blogger, and food and wine fanatic, Natalie. She will be leading our tour through Cape Town with local expertise and an incredible sense of humor. Her site, Tails of a Mermaid, is packed with Cape Town and South African tips and adventures.
Meet Caity Shearer! If not adventuring around her hometown of Muizenberg, you will find her on films sets making sure people look fabulous. With tons of local knowledge, she will be happy to let you pick her brain. Logistically, this queen has got you sorted.
Charlize was born and raised in Cape Town-- a true Capetonian! She is an aspiring fashion designer and blogger and has a passion for all things local. Charlize is Natalie and Caity's right hand, ready to help whenever needed!
During your Cape Town experience, we’ll explore the flavors of South African and Cape Malay cuisine, experience the highlights of Cape Town, meet Kiersten’s local friends and learn about the complex local culture (there are 11 official languages in South Africa, after all).
You’ll dip your feet in the icy Atlantic and catch the views from the top of Table Mountain. We’ll wake up at sunrise to spot the Big 5 in their natural habitat and sip our way through one of the world’s top wine regions.
Whether your passport is full of stamps or fresh and waiting for its first ink - you’ve never experienced anything like this. The best part is that you’ll get to experience it all with like-minded female travelers.
South Africa might look small on a map, but it’s a pretty big country. It can also be pretty intimidating for female travelers who might never have come to Africa before. That’s what makes this trip so unique.
It’s your opportunity to explore some of the brightest highlights of this authentic African country and all its cosmopolitan flair as part of a like-minded all-female group.
But don’t expect a tour-bus trip... this is a thoughtfully curated tour that will open up a door to Africa that we hope you’ll never close.
We expect you’ll want to come back again and again!
- Arrival & Departure Airport Transfers
- 8 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Amazing Meals per Day (Market visits on own account)
- Ground Transportation
- Local Guides
- Entry Fees & Tickets to Activities
- All Listed Activities + More!
- Transportation to/from South Africa
- Travel & Medical Insurance (Required)
- Alcohol (Outside of listed activities)
- Additional Snacks & Meals
- Tips for Drivers and Guides
Includes $500 Non-Refundable Deposit
Only 12 Spots Available
Payment Plans Available
Apply for the South Africa Tour!
Apply with your interest below and stay tuned for a formal invitation to register!
REMINDER: This tour is open to all women (ages 18 and up) with any level of travel experience!
“The TBA Escapes South Africa tour was both a spectacularly out there and truly real way to get to see a beautiful part of South Africa. I love traveling to places where I have a friend to show you the true character and culture of a place that is sometimes difficult to penetrate as “just” a tourist. Opening that door and giving us that experience is exactly what TBA Escapes did with this tour. The team fostered an atmosphere of openness and fun, where even though most of us did not know each other before gathering at the airport, it felt immediately like you were meeting up with a group of friends. It was truly an unforgettable trip.” - Andrea S.
“TBA Escapes was like a waking dream, each day kept getting better and better. 12 girls, helicopter rides, a Pinterest perfect beach picnic, and my first Safari game drives. Coming face to face with lions, rhinos, and elephants is something I will not soon forget. The trip was jam-packed with adventure and photo opportunities. I was blown away by South Africa – far more modern than I expected – with some of the best landscapes and biodiversity I’ve seen on my travels." - Sally S.
“This trip was absolutely the trip of a lifetime and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested. The TBA Escapes female team brought us all around South Africa hitting the major tourist destinations and hidden local gems perfectly capturing the beautiful country of South Africa in a short amount of time. I left this trip with new best friends, amazing photos, a love for a foreign country, a renewed travel bug and memories I will never forget.” - Ashley V.
“The tour was absolutely amazing and definitely met, if not exceeded, my expectations! It's honestly hard to pick "highlights" as literally every moment, destination, and activity was such an awesome experience. But if I HAD to choose, I would say the safari portion was my favorite—the accommodation and safari guides were excellent! The TBA Escapes team was so friendly and helpful, seriously the best group to tour with! They kept everything and everyone very organized and made sure we were always prepared and knew what to expect along the way. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, it was honestly a once in a lifetime experience and I had the most amazing time!” - Meghan M.