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Do you love plants & travel ? 

South Africa is home to one of the most unique floral kingdoms on the planet, not to mention an unmatched diversity of cultures, languages, incredible food & wine, sunny weather and big game safari.


Join a small group of ​ intrepid nature lovers as we explore the best of South Africa's plant & animal kingdoms,  indulge in foodie delights and connect with local creatives and artisans. 

Finally, you won't be the only one stopping to smell the flowers ...

OCT 28-NOV 5 2019


9 days

Group size: max 10

Johannesburg + Safari: 3 nights


Cape Town + Winelands: 5 nights

Optional Floral Design Workshop: Nov 5,6

Vibrant Johannesburg

The most exciting city in Africa, also known as Joburg or Jozi. We'll spend our first night in SOWETO, grounding ourselves in South Africa's rich history + culture.


No trip to South Africa is complete without a lion staring you in the face.

We'll escape into the wild for 2 nights on a safari adventure, in search of the "Big Five" and receive an introduction to South Africa's unique plant life.

Botanical Cape Town

We'll spend 5 nights in Cape Town learning about indigenous flora at Kirstenboasch Botanical Gardens,  foraging at Cape Point, rambling on Table Mountain and so much more...

We'll also have time to shop the best of local art +  design.

Farming Friends

We'll visit flower farmer friends in the winelands outside Cape Town, tour gorgeous private estates + gardens, and enjoy wine tasting and farm to fork deliciousness at Babylonstoren

What makes a Cape Lily Botanical Journey Unique?
 Be changed by people and place
  • We attract curious travelers from around the world who are passionate about nature and fine crafts - from flowers to art and food
Immerse yourself ​in a new culture
  • We curate an authentic travel experience with unique access to the South African way of life guided by local friends 
Take time for yourself
  • We value that this is your time to escape and provide you with the space to reconnect with nature and yourself 

Travel with a purpose

  • The opportunity to add on a learning experience that will be an investment in your life and business - choose from a floral design workshop or an alternative of your choice


The landscape, the people I've met, the art I've seen in South Africa has really opened my mind up to different possibilities...I feel incredibly full and inspired and excited to continue my journey and hopefully come back to South Africa.


As a business woman, whose in an environment where I'm expected to lead and make decisions its nice to be with a group of women that are lovely, in a country that's incredible...and be a student and be here to be taught...its been a luxury and privilege

Extend your stay with these optional adventures:
Your Investment
from $4095


  • 2 night Big Five Safari (3 gourmet meals + 2 game drives a day)

  • 8 nights Double Occupancy Accommodation

  • 2 gourmet meals a day 

  • All airport transfers and ground transportation

  • All activities/excursions included on itinerary, including entrance fees

  • 4 Course tasting menu at Babylonstoren

Not Included

  • International and domestic flights 

  • Travel & medical insurance (required)

  • Personal travel incidentals including incidental room charges in hotels/lodges, laundry, etc.

  • One meal a day at your own expense

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities e.g. safari guides, drivers, meals 

  • Optional 2 day floral design workshop or alternate trip extensions



2 day workshop with Fleur Le Cordeur, South Africa's Top Floral Artist


Choose your dates

Ocean side fynbos retreat -  luxury or rustic options available.


Choose your dates

Yoga, wine making, ceramics? Write your first novel? Let us know what you're into and how long you want to stay and we'll make it happen.

Did we mention we love food?


"Africa smiled a little when you left.
'We know you,' Africa said,
'We have seen and watched you,
we can learn to live without you, but we know we needn’t yet.'
And Africa smiled a little when you left.
'You cannot leave Africa,' Africa said.
'It is always with you, there inside your head.
Our rivers run in currents in the swirl of your thumbprints;
Our drumbeats counting out your pulse,
Our coastline, the silhouette of your soul.
So Africa smiled a little when you left.
'We are in you,' Africa said.
'You have not left us, yet."

Bridget Dore