8. African Safari and Wine Experience in Celebrity Style


Enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you travel through South Africa in style. Two couples will begin their journey with a one-night stay in Sandton at the five-star Da Vinci Hotel. Board a private charter the next morning and head to Molori Safari Lodge for four incredible nights. Molori is truly a unique property, with only five suites and 35 staff including a world-class chef and two award-winning guides. Each of the spacious, 6,000-square foot, two-bedroom Molelo Presidential Suites combine elegance with modern African design elements. Offering a magnificent elevated view across the African landscape, retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors give way to a spacious private wooden deck, infinity pool, hot spa bath, and al fresco dining area.

Each morning and afternoon, you’ll be taken on a private, open vehicle safari by Molori’s expert guides to search for lions, elephants, antelope, cheetahs, and much more in the 175,000- acre preserve. 

The executive chef and his team will delight your taste buds at every meal, which will be paired with South Africa’s best wines and a selection of Betz Family wines pulled from your private space in Molori’s wine cellar. 

After four magical nights at Molori, fly to Cape Town and head to the Cape Winelands to stay in Steve and Bridgit Griessel’s favorite area five-star boutique hotel, Babylonstoren, in a two-bedroom suite. Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren served as the halfway station between Europe and Asia where ships would replenish with water and fresh produce from the farm’s garden.

Spend your days touring nearby vineyards with a personal guide, where you’ll experience intimate tastings from famous South African winemakers and sample culinary treats from some of the best restaurants in the country. Relax and enjoy, because the Griessel’s will make these reservations for you. 

One evening during your stay, enjoy a winemaker dinner with Carl van der Merwe and his wife Kathleen, Betz Family’s partner in South Africa in their winery, Quinta Essentia. Quinta Essentia is dedicated to rediscovering and resurrecting old bush vine Chenin Blanc vineyards in Stellenbosch and making compelling wines that reflect this unique terroir.

This Lot Includes:

  • VIP meet and greet to clear customs and immigration in Cape Town
  • One (1) night stay for two (2) couples at the DaVinci Hotel in Sandton 
  • Private vehicle transfers to and from charter flights 
  • A backpack and luggage bag for the trip that works in light aircraft 
  • 1.5L 2017 Betz Family Winery Pere de Famille Cabernet Sauvignon (RP 97) 
  • 1.5L 2016 Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch South Africa 
  • One (1) spot for each couple on the Betz Family Winery’s private member mailing list, which is currently closed with a three year wait list 
  • Molori Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Private, round-trip air charter directly to Molori Safari Lodge from Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg for two (2) couples 
    • Four (4) night stay in the two (2) Presidential Suites at Molori Safari Lodge
    • All meals, drinks, activities, and game drives throughout your stay
    • Laundry service during your stay
    • A selection of Betz Family wines and fine South African wines hand selected for the winners by Steve Griessel in your own area of the wine cellar at Molori
    • Private transfer from Lanseria Airport to Johannesburg International Airport
    • Commercial flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Cape Winelands, South Africa
    • Three (3) night stay in a two-bedroom suite at Babylonstoren for two (2) couples 
    • Private vehicle transfer to Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands
    • Breakfast daily
    • Private guide and vehicle throughout stay
    • Private tastings at world-class wineries each day
    • Winemaker dinner with Carl van der Merwe Quinta Essentia’s Winemaker 


Stay tuned for the 2020 catalog release for more details and lot restrictions.