Dennis Perrin

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Day 1: Stellenbosch ( 10 March)

 

Upon arrival, you will personally meet the Tour Director,  resident of South Africa (Taléta).  From the airport, you will be taken to Stellenbosch to check-in at your hotel at 2 pm. Dennis and your Tour Director (Taléta) will welcome you over drinks and give an overview of the week to come. Greet the traditional, special and delicious South African cuisine tonight on a group dinner at Blaauwklippen. 

 • Hotel: Check-in 2 pm Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Having a traditional Braai at Blaauwklippen

 

Day 2: Stellenbosch (11 March)

 

Full Painting day at Blaauwklippen Wine Farm.

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen is the second oldest wine farm in South Africa.  Immerse yourself in a rich 350-year heritage that is thoughtfully preserved. 


 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Dinner at an award-winning restaurant)
 • Key Highlights: Chocolate and wine tasting with cellar tour.

                               Painting class by Dennis
 

 

Day 3: Stellenbosch (12 March)

Wake up to the beautiful Blaauwklippen and enjoy the breath-taking view of the early morning with breakfast in the garden.
After having breakfast Dennis will continue his class.

 • Hotel:  Blaauwklippen
 • Meals included: Breakfast, & Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Painting Class, Dinner in town, You will have time to explore some shops and galleries in Stellenbosch

Day 4: Stellenbosch (13 March)

 

Painting Day


 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Painting  with Dennis.  Wine tasting in the afternoon.

Day 5: Buffelsdrift (14 March)

 Today we will drive a very scenic route to Oudshoorn.   Stopping along the way at a prestigious wine farm for lunch. Once settled in at Buffelsdrift you will enjoy an experience of a lifetime. You will have the amazing opportunity to brush and feed the Elephants on the reserve. Our 3 African Elephants are orphans from the Kruger National Park. Their parents were poached. They would not survive on their own and were kept alive and we are fortunate that they ended up here at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge as they are truly gentle giants and have great personalities. Elephants are very affectionate and caring animals. You will immediately experience this when visiting ours. You are welcome to ask our elephant guides as many questions as you like. 


 • Hotel: Buffelsdrift 4*
 • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Walk and feed elephants

        

Day 6: Buffelsdrift (15 March)

After going on an early morning safari we will visit the Cango Caves 29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head of the picturesque Cango Valley, lies the spectacular underground wonder of the Klein Karoo. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. If you are pregnant or suffer from claustrophobia, high blood pressure, asthma, or any muscular ailments, this tour is NOT suitable for you. Please let us know there will be plenty for you to do instead.


 • Hotel: Buffelsdrift 4**
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Meerkat Safari and optional Cave expedition.

* Please note, If you are pregnant or suffer from claustrophobia, high blood pressure, asthma or any muscular ailments, this tour of the caves may not suitable for you. Please let us know there will be plenty for you to do instead. You may have free time or paint the landscape on location at the farm.

 

 

Day 7: Botlierskop (16 March)

 

With the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop and sweeping views out over the glistening Indian Ocean below, lies Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. Just an hour's drive from Oudshoorn, on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route. Come and share the bounty and breath-taking beauty this 4,200-hectare reserve has to offer. Botlierskop Game Reserve will ensure you enjoy a unique South African Safari Experience, with luxury accommodation. This gracious family-owned and privately-operated game reserve is malaria-free and home to four of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) as well as a host of antelope, including rare black impala, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo and more. All extra activities on this day will be for your own expense. Please let us know should we book a spa treatment for you in advance.


 

 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 • Key Highlights: Game Drive included in the price  (includes snacks and drinks)

Day 8: Botlierskop (17 March) 

You will be happy to spend another day in this tranquil beautiful place.  You will have the opportunity to paint the landscape.  Today there will be plenty of time to use the spa.  Please let us know in advance if you would require a booking (spa bookings are for your own cost).


 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Safari game drive included
 

 

Day 9: Botlieskop (18 March)

 

Today after having your last optional game drive at 6 am and after having breakfast we will journey back to Stellenbosch.  Stopping along this very scenic route for lunch.


 • Hotel: Botlierskop 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
 • Key Highlights: Private Garden “Painting a model in nature”

 

 

Day 10: Stellenbosch (19 March)

Wake up at the Beautiful Blaauwklippen.


 • Hotel: Blaauwklippen 5*
 • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 • Key Highlights:   Personalized critique and portfolio review with Dennis Farewell Dinner  

 

Day 11: Stellenbosch (20 March)

 

Our wonderful adventure comes to an end after breakfast. Make sure to bid farewell to newfound friends and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00). Complimentary airport transfers are available, have a safe and smooth journey!

 

• Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

 

 

As the organizer of the workshop and an enthusiastic working artist who loves living in South Africa, I look forward to introducing you to my beautiful country.  I am constantly inspired by and guiding you on adventures that will bring you inspiration for years to come! ~ Taleta 

 

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