2019 Auction Lots

Below is a listing of the amazing 2019
Naples Winter Wine Festival auction lots

  • A ten (10) night South African sojourn and safari for one (1) couple
    • Johannesburg, South Africa:
      • Two (2) nights’ accommodations at the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa for one (1) couple
      • Optional opportunities to explore the Maboneng Precinct or take a historical tour of Johannesburg
    • Kruger National Park, South Africa:
      • A four (4) night privately-guided safari with conservation film maker, James Suter for one (1) couple
      • Two (2) nights’ accommodations at Singita Lebombo Lodge within the Lebombo Private Concession in Kruger National Park
      • Two (2) nights’ accommodations at Singita Sweni Lodge in Kruger National Park
      • Optional opportunity to visit the Singita School of Cooking
      • Activities at both Singita Lodges to include private wildlife drives, guided walks, mountain biking, archery, massage and spa facilities
    • Cape Town, South Africa:
      • Two (2) nights’ accommodations at the Cape Grace Hotel for one (1) couple
      • Optional opportunities to explore the area
    • Stellenbosch, South Africa:
      • Private car transfer from Cape Town to Stellenbosch
      • Two (2) nights’ accommodations at the Delaire Graff Estate for one (1) couple
      • Optional opportunities to visit wineries or explore the area


Not just another safari, this is a rare and exceptional expedition designed for one couple who wants to see things the average safari-goer never experiences. This package will be the ultimate combination of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure and heritage… and all at the southernmost tip of the vast continent of Africa.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in to your luxurious accommodations at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa. A uniquely perfect blend of rich cultural history and contemporary five-star service, the Saxon is situated on ten acres of magnificent indigenous gardens, providing a private and peaceful retreat like no other. During your stay, be sure to explore the Maboneng Precinct. Considered the coolest neighborhood in Johannesburg, it is filled with art galleries and cafés and street markets.

After your two days in Johannesburg, you’ll head straight into the action in the Kruger National Park with all-inclusive stays at two Singita properties. “Singita” is the Shangaan word for “Place of Miracles,” and you should expect a few, especially with your exclusive private guide, James Suter! James (who leads only a handful of trips each year including one recently for Hollywood star, Kristen Stewart) is a legendary filmmaker and photographer and he has an impeccable safari pedigree. His knowledge of global wildlife issues and conservation will prove an invaluable aspect of your trip. The ultimate African safari—and with James Suter, this safari experience will be elevated to a whole new level.

You’ll be staying in the ultra-luxurious, private Singita Lebombo Lodge in the private Lebombo Concession on the periphery of the Kruger National Park—with its glass-fronted, pole-roofed living Suites suspended above the river. It’s contemporary chic at the very edge of the Kruger wilderness where you’ll marvel at the array of wildlife nearby. After two days of exploration and relaxation you’ll embark on a wildlife drive to Singita Sweni Lodge, where you’ll spend two days exploring more of this magnificent park.

Hosting phenomenal concentrations of Africa’s famous ‘big five’ (elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard), the private Singita Lebombo Concession lies adjacent to the Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the two, allowing the African wildlife to roam freely following their natural migration paths making this an unforgettable safari experience. The Singita portfolio is the best in South Africa and continues to excel in all it presents. Activities include daily wildlife drives, guided walks, mountain biking, archery, massage and spa facilities.

After your super safari experience, you’ll travel next to Cape Town where you’ll spend two luxurious nights at the Cape Grace Hotel. Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of Cape Town while exploring the historic city’s best sites.

Spend your last two nights at the Delaire Graff Estate majestically nestled high in a mountain pass with amazing vineyards stretching up both sides of the two mountain faces. This gem, founded by diamond magnate Laurence Graff, has ten exceptional lodge cottages, spectacular views and exquisite art, food and wine from its extensive wine cellar.

Walk on the wild side and win…raise your paddle high!

Insider's Info

 Airfare to South Africa or within South Africa between properties is not included. Trip is to be scheduled for mutually agreeable dates from March 1–July 1, 2019; October 1–December 19, 2019 or January 16–March 31, 2020. All properties are subject to availability at the time of booking, and the trip cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred to a third party. Package includes all ground transportation with VIP airport assistance, all private road transfers, all Lodge and Camp accommodations, all meals and local beverages on safari, breakfasts while in Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Winelands, all scheduled safari activities, all park and concession fees, laundry on safari and private guide services by James Suter at Singita. Trip does not include optional touring activities in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Stellenbosch, premium brand beverages or Champagne, visa or Passport fees, travel insurance, spa appointments, personal expenses and gratuities.


Journey’s by Design
Additional Donors: Singita, the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, the Cape Grace Hotel and the Delaire Graff Estate

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