Experience the best of South Africa from Cape Town to Safari to the Cape Winelands. 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.
Thank you so much for your interest in TBA Escapes’ “From the Beach to the Bush” tour! We’re very excited to extend an invitation and let you know that we’d love to have you join this once-in-a-lifetime tour in South Africa from December 9-17, 2023!
Due to the size of our waiting list, there is a firm deposit deadline in order to hold your spot — if there is some reason you are unable to pay within 48 hours, or can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible. Your deposit will go towards your total payment for the tour.
Please read the information below before clicking the link to pay your deposit.
December 9-17, 2023
8 Nights / 9 Days
Women (Age 18+)
The total tour price is $5,895 and all payments are non-refundable. The payment plan we offer is broken into three payments as follows:
Please read the following before paying your deposit:
Travel medical insurance is mandatory. Our minimum insurance policy coverage for medical emergency evacuation and repatriation is $200,000 USD.
We don’t accept Credit Card insurance as proof of travel insurance for our tours, therefore we recommend purchasing your travel insurance policy BEFORE making any payments.
Many of our guests opt for World Nomads Travel Insurance, however, we encourage you to shop around for a policy that is best suited for your needs. Other insurance providers include Allianz Travel Insurance, Nationwide Travel Insurance, John Hancock Travel, and many more.
Please note that all of our tour payments are non-refundable and travel insurance will only cover cancellations for covered reasons such as the unexpected illness of you or a family member, severe weather, or job loss.
If you would like to purchase “cancel for any reason” coverage, it is more expensive but will usually cover you for up to 50-75% of the total cost of the trip. Some policies that offer “cancel for any reason” include John Hancock “Gold” Travel Insurance and Nationwide “Prime” Travel Insurance. These policies also need to be purchased before a deadline—typically within 14 days of making a trip deposit.
NOTE: When selecting the dates of your travel insurance policy, please keep your travel dates in mind should you choose to fly in a day early or stay an additional night per our recommendation. For example, if you need to fly out on January 8th to arrive in time for a tour starting on January 10th, you will want to enter your insurance coverage start date as of January 8th.
If you have been looking to get a travel reward credit card, you can take advantage of earning a sign-up bonus by applying for one before a big trip or purchase (like your TBA Escapes Trip)! Most cards have a required minimum spend to earn the bonus miles offered (ex. spend $3,000 in 3 months to earn 50,000 bonus miles), so many of our previous guests opted to apply before making their payments for the tour.
If you’re interested, we’d suggest applying after you’ve paid your deposit. Once approved, you should receive your card within 1-2 weeks so you can use it to pay for your flight and tour payments. You can see some of our favorite cards here!
Some of the biggest benefits of a travel reward credit card are earning points to use for free flights and hotels. Plus, many cards offer additional points when making travel-related purchases. Some cards also offer additional travel protection when you pay for a trip with the card.
Right now, the Chase Sapphire Preferred has an incredible 80k bonus point offer! We’re more than happy to consult with you if you are unsure of the best card for you. Just let us know if you’d like some help!
While we did our best to jam-pack your itinerary with all the highlights of the Western Cape, we're happy to help you with travel plans if you are thinking of extending your trip.
A lot of our past tour attendees have chosen to extend their trip by a few extra days and explore their layover city on a long stopover (Dubai, Amsterdam, Paris, etc.), and to break up their journey. It’s just a suggestion
We definitely recommend trying to come a few days early, or staying a few days after the tour, to explore more sights that spark your interest.
Cape Town is such a cool city—there’s so much to see!
If you plan to travel regionally before or after, here are some of our recommendations on things to do, that will not be covered during the tour:
“This trip far exceeded my expectations – which is saying a lot! I mean the itinerary alone is enough to be excited about – a villa on the beach, game drives with luxe accommodations, amazing hikes, stellar food. Like, come on. Also, Caity and Charlene are literally the coolest women!! I felt like I was traveling with good friends that know all the cool spots to go. Not to mention all the wonderful new friends I made on the trip! All in all, this was an absolutely beautiful experience that I’ll remember forever. Thank you, Caity and Charlene, for lending us all a bit of your coolness. :)”
“This is my second tour with TBA Escapes and it won’t be my last. Having done the Jordan tour, I was very excited to have my first time in Africa be with these ladies; and it did not disappoint. From the lively markets and energy of Cape Town, to the surreal experience of Safari, and a delicious discovery of South African wine, I would gladly recommend TBA Escapes. Every step is thoughtfully planned and artfully crafted.”
“I had the most amazing and unforgettable time on my TBA escapes trip to South Africa! I was extremely nervous to be taking my first-ever solo trip, but felt immediately at ease as soon as I met my wonderful host Chenaye who was waiting for me at the airport. She and our guide Charlene went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable, having fun and experiencing the best that South Africa has to offer. Everything we did was so eye-opening, but my favorite part was the safari, it was truly magical and something everyone should experience for themselves. I would highly recommend TBA Escapes and am already planning my next trip!”
“The South Africa TBA tour was one of the most incredible trips I have ever taken. Every day of the trip was full of unforgettable adventures, hilarious conversations, and beautiful sites. Between the non-stop itinerary in Cape Town, the delicious wine and stunning views in the Winelands, and the unreal animal sightings in Gondwana, I could not imagine a better introduction to South Africa. In addition to the itinerary, the women I met on this trip were beyond extraordinary. From the other travelers to the trip’s host and guide, I feel so lucky to have met these beautiful, inspiring, and brilliant women. I feel so lucky I got to have this experience, and would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested.”
“I was a little nervous to travel across the world with a bunch of strangers, but am so glad I did with TBA Escapes! Every part of South Africa we saw was beautiful and exceeded my expectations, including all of our amazing accommodations. Our itinerary was full of unforgettable experiences, the highlights for me were the penguins at Boulders Beach, learning the history of Bo Kaap, hiking Lion’s Head, and obviously the game drives at Gondwana. I usually like to plan everything, so having every detail of the trip taken care of for once was so nice! The hosts and guides we had were all great and brought something different to the group and I am so happy to have met a group of like-minded women who love to travel and who I now call friends. I would definitely recommend it to others and would definitely go on another trip with TBA Escapes!”
“This tour is such a niche experience! I felt empowered to be able to travel with like-minded women. TBA Escapes has a good grasp on their clientele and knowing what we would want out of an experience!
In terms of my experience with the South Africa trip – it was a once and a lifetime experience! Cape Town is such a beautiful city and I got to see it from many different angles (helicopter, kayaking, cable car, and hike). It was also fun getting to know the locals and the culture of the city.
The safari will forever be memorable – from seeing elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs, etc. I saw so many more animals than I was expecting! The massage at Gondwanaa was a nice touch to add some relaxation.
The winelands were beautiful, and I got to taste SO many different South African wines. It gave a bit of a European feel, which showed how diverse South Africa is.
I recommend this trip!”
“The TBA Escapes tour in South Africa was absolutely amazing. All the activities, restaurants, and accommodations were expertly curated. The entire trip felt luxurious. I felt very cared for by the hosts and guides and felt really safe during all the activities and excursions. There were so many amazing women on my tour and I will truly never forget this experience!”
“I was a little nervous going on a trip to meet up with a group of ladies I had never met before but it ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I am a pretty introverted person but I never felt out of place amongst the group. And now I can say I’ve happily made friends for life with these ladies! The trip itself was well organized and as someone who is pretty Type A/OCD, I was nervous about leaving the planning to someone else for such a big trip but it worked out great and I don’t feel like anything was missed! The accommodations are first class and the food is great too. If you love to travel and are looking for new places to visit while also having the opportunity to meet new amazing people, I would definitely recommend booking one of the TBA Escapes trips ASAP!”
“I went on this trip because I needed something to look forward to in my life. I needed something to breathe life into me again. I wanted to be surrounded by people who wanted to travel and be in a safe space. TBA Escapes provided me with all of that and more. We became a family from the very beginning. We cheered for each other, learned each other’s stories, and built memories to last a lifetime. I didn’t just leave this trip with memories of traveling abroad, I’m walking away with friendships and an experience that is so unique that only those of us who went would understand. We will always be bonded by this. I’m grateful for TBA Escapes for changing my life and giving me something precious that I will hold on to forever.”
“As a solo traveler, I was not sure what to expect from this trip. However, this was truly one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. It was so amazing that I honestly thought to myself, how do I go back to my normal life after this? This trip exceeded all expectations I had. South Africa is the most beautiful country. The accommodation is great. The food is delicious. The tour hosts are amazing. But, another added benefit is to be around strong independent women who love to travel. It was truly a trip that will leave a lasting impact on my life.”
“I enjoyed my TBA Escapes experience so much that I applied for another tour just two weeks after I returned from South Africa. I loved being able to connect with others who have a passion for travel. As someone who normally plans everything, this was the first time I was able to just sit back and enjoy. The hosts were extremely kind and organized, I felt well-prepared and always knew what to expect for the day! If I come back to SA I will definitely be in touch with them. I would recommend TBA Escapes and have already shared other tours with friends.”
“Each day with TBA Escapes, I woke up thinking, “there’s no way today can be better than what we did yesterday” and every day I was proven wrong. The tour offers the absolute best of South Africa, and the insight and experience of the local tour guides make this trip unlike anything you could recreate as a solo traveler. I knew as part of the itinerary I would be amazed by the wildlife on the safari and blown away by the beauty of the winelands and swept up in the adventure of Cape Town. What I never expected was to come home as a changed person: more confident, more courageous, and with friends for life.”
“This was such an incredible trip. It exceeded my, already high, expectations. I knew it was going to be an amazing trip, but I couldn’t have expected it to go above and beyond in the way that it did. It was so well planned and organized, the host and guides are one of a kind, and the ladies you’ll meet are amazing. The trip is packed full of activities, and the food is unbelievable. I don’t think there was a meal that I didn’t love. You get to experience South Africa in every sense, from the ocean, air, mountain tops, bush, and the winelands. I couldn’t recommend this trip enough. 10/10”
“This was the trip of a lifetime! From the helicopter ride over Cape Town, to the game drives at Gondwana, & bubbly tasting in the Winelands, every part of this trip was incredible. The itinerary is well planned out to allow for downtime & activities, while making sure you get to see everything Cape Town has to offer. I fostered amazing friendships with all the women on the trip, including our two hosts Caity & Nat! This was by far the most amazing experience I have ever had traveling. If you are considering signing up, do it!”
“I’ve traveled to quite a few places in my life but nowhere compares to what I just experienced in South Africa with TBA Escapes. The itinerary, the girls, the weather, the food & drinks – it was all perfect and completely exceeded my expectations! I 10/10 recommend this tour and would hands down sign up for another one! Oh wait… I already did! 😆
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I had the time of my life and am so grateful for all the amazing memories and new friendships!”
“What a fantastic experience with TBA Escapes! Having never traveled to the continent before or been on a solo tour, I had no expectations and went in with an open mind. TBA Escapes set the bar quite high and it’s one that I will use to measure every tour I go on. The diverse itinerary captured the essence of South Africa and I left with lasting memories, new friendships, and a bit of a crush on Cape Town. Every aspect of the tour – from the transfers, to the luxe accommodations, to the meals – were so well planned and had such a personal touch. I would recommend this tour to anyone and would happily go on another tour with TBA Escapes in a heartbeat!”
“This experience exceeded all expectations. Admittedly I was nervous to travel with a group of women after the isolation of covid (I also live alone). I usually travel solo, how I found the blonde abroad in the first place. This trip was a great balance of structured activities and free time. We got to experience SO MUCH each day. If I planned on my own I would have never been able to curate an itinerary like this. As someone with dietary restrictions, this is usually a pain point with traveling. They took out all the guesswork/communication struggle. I ate like a queen and didn’t have any bad food experiences. Very grateful I went on this trip and walked away with new friends.”
“My first trip to South Africa with TBA Escapes went above and beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined! The tour was so well thought out from activities to meals and even pairing our roomies 🙂 Our guides Caity and Nat were absolutely wonderful humans who made our experience that much better. It can be intimidating to travel somewhere entirely new with a group of strangers but we instantly connected and felt like best friends! This trip was truly a life-changing experience for me and gave me amazing new friendships I will always cherish. I can’t wait to do another tour!”
“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 soo much fun and such an awesome experience. But if I HAD to choose, I would say the Safari portion was my favorite – the accommodations 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!”
“TBA Escapes was hands down the ultimate trip of a lifetime. I speak from experience when I say finding a trip of this caliber, with other like-minded women, who love to travel, is hard. It was a dream come true to have an opportunity to discover not only the best local spots in South Africa but to do it with a group of women who I now consider to be life long friends. The trip itself was meticulously planned – not a single detail went unnoticed. The luxurious accommodations, food, and activities were five stars across the board. I could not have asked for a better group of women to be paired with or a better group of hosts. I can’t thank TBA Escapes enough for creating this amazing platform for women to get out of their comfort zones and discover the world. I will definitely be returning for another tour.”
“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, with mentors to help every step of the way. 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. Other highlights included a sunrise hike up Lion’s Head, a sunset cable car ascent up Table Mountain, wine and chocolate pairings (um, hello? heaven!), storybook gardens in the Cape Winelands, and of course every moment at Gondwana Game Reserve.”
“This trip was absolutely the trip of a lifetime and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested. The TBA Escapes team brought us to 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.”
“The TBA Escapes Photography 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. TBA Escapes 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.”
“I can’t say enough positive things about my experience. They delivered on every element that was promised. The trip was perfectly planned and seamlessly executed from start to finish. The itinerary encompassed all the destination had to offer: culture, food, and natural beauty. Definitely, one of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to know the other girls and expanding my network of strong, independent women who share a passion for traveling. Overall, it was worth every penny and I can’t wait to sign up for the next destination!”
“TBA Escapes is INCREDIBLE! I was nervous to travel with a group of women I’d never met before but as soon as I arrived I felt at ease; everyone was so friendly and excited to be on such an incredible adventure that we all connected immediately. I formed lifelong friendships and, as a bonus, have new travel buddies to explore the world with! The TBA Escapes experience was impeccably done, from our beautiful, ultra-luxe lodging, to the delicious meals and snacks, to the absolutely incredible excursions, Kiersten and her team have it all down to a science. Every detail was taken care of; I only had to pack my bags and go…but even that was made easy because they provided us all with packing tips! Nothing was overlooked. I can’t wait to travel with TBA Escapes again soon!”
“As a travel blogger, I frequently take trips all over the world. But all my travels pale in comparison to the tour I went on with TBA Escapes. It was packed with amazing adventures, educational outings, delectable eateries, and outstanding accommodations. And the attention to detail was second-to-none! Every night we’d return to our luxurious rooms with a printed itinerary for the next day (complete with a weather forecast and outfit suggestions!) TBA Escapes curated an experience that let our group experience the very best of our destination. From the wilds to wineries, and everything in-between! But the most impactful takeaway has been the inspiring women I’ve met as a result. The friendships have long outlasted unpacking my bags, and I’m thankful to now be part of a supportive and empowering travel community. It was the experience of a lifetime, and one I’ll never forget!”
“I was nervous about signing up for the TBA Escapes tour because I’ve always planned my own travel itineraries. Giving all that control over to the TBA Escapes ladies was scary – but the best decision! The whole trip was amazing and luxurious, and every little detail was thought of and taken care of (seriously – from labels with our names for our bags and camera gear, snack bags for the road trips, any and all dietary preferences to schedules to get us everywhere on time and before other tourists…!). I cannot recommend TBA Escapes enough based just on this! But throw in that the trips are all to amazing places and that the TBA Escapes crew handpicks a group of fantastic girls that quickly turn from strangers to friends and travel buddies for life – I could not have asked for a better trip or experience.”
“I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect on my first TBA Escapes tour but as soon as I arrived I realized it was going to be better than anything I could imagine. I’m used to being in total control of my travel plans and having to plan everything myself, one of the reasons I wanted to do this tour was to not have to worry about any of that for once! Everything from the airport transfers to the accommodations, to the daily itineraries, was completely organized and thought out for us. The accommodations at each place were absolutely amazing. I also loved the size of the tour, it allowed us to really get to know Kiersten and the rest of the TBA Escapes team, who were the best hosts we could have asked for – they really went out of their way to make sure everything ran smoothly and we had an enjoyable time.”
The TBA Escapes tour was truly life-changing. Between the incredible women I met and the amazing places we visited, I could not have had a better experience. The events planned for us were flawless, and the hosts never missed a beat! So so happy I decided to do this, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have an amazing travel experience.
Includes 20% Non-Refundable Deposit
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Payment Plans Available
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THE PUBLISHED ITINERARY IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATION, ACTIVITIES, AND EXPERIENCES MAY BE MODIFIED.
A TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICY IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TOURS. TRAVEL CREDIT CARD POLICIES DO NOT COUNT AS COVERAGE.
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
TBA ESCAPES WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRING TOUR PARTICIPANTS TO BE FULLY VACCINATED TO TRAVEL WITH US ON OUR 2023 TOURS. THE WELL-BEING OF OUR TOUR PARTICIPANTS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. AS WELL AS KEEPING OUR TOUR PARTICIPANTS SAFE, A CORE PRINCIPLE OF HOW WE OPERATE IS PROTECTING THE COMMUNITIES WE VISIT. MANY LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD ARE NO LONGER REQUIRING PROOF OF VACCINATION AND WE COMPLY WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS. YOU HEREBY FURTHER UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CERTAIN COUNTRIES AND DESTINATIONS HAVE SPECIFIC COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS, WHICH MAY DIFFER FROM THE ABOVE, AND THAT YOU WILL COMPLY WITH AND FOLLOW ANY REQUIREMENTS.
NON-REFUNDABLE PAYMENT PLAN:
Deposit – 20% Due within 48 hours of receiving this email
First Payment – 40% Due 30 days after deposit
Final Payment – 40% Due 60 days after deposit
All tour payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. We require travel insurance to ensure you are protected in the event of a medical or family emergency. If you need to cancel for a covered reason, you can file a claim with your travel insurance.
Experience the best of South Africa from Cape Town to Safari to the Cape Winelands. 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.