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- from $6,451 PP
- 8 Nights
- Year Round
- 12 hours from London / 19 hours from New York
The ultimate South Africa safari focuses on three main destinations – Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, and Sabi Sand Private Reserve – where you will experience stunning landscapes, delicious food and wine, and an exceptional game-viewing experience. You’ll spend three nights in Cape Town, in a hotel in the desirable area of Camps Bay. There is plenty to do here in Cape Town so whether you are looking to explore the landmarks, history, or beaches of this cosmopolitan city, we can help organize excursions for you. Spend two days in the Cape Winelands region, staying at the beautiful Leeu House. Afterward, catch a flight from Cape Town to the Kruger, where you will spend an unforgettable three nights on safari, highlighting the Big 5 and many other animals across this phenomenal reserve. Sabi Sand Private Reserve is famed for its exclusivity and, being able to off-road for particular sightings, adds to the excitement. You’ll stay in Dulini – one of the most luxurious lodges in the Sabi Sand and boasting fantastic resident wildlife.
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- 3 nights in the Bay Hotel, situated in the desirable area of Camps Bay
- Private full day Cape Peninsula Tour
- 2 nights in the Cape Winelands, staying in Leeu House
- Enjoy the wineries of Franschhoek
- 3 nights in Dulini Lodge – a five-star safari lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve including full board and safari activities
- All private transfers
- Morning and afternoon safaris on a shared basis in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Days 1-3 The Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Welcome to Cape Town. A driver/guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in Camps Bay, allowing you to gaze out at both the beach and the city’s beautiful mountains. You will have three nights in the Bay Hotel on a B&B basis, and there is plenty to do to fill your time. On the second day, you will have a private tour of the Cape Peninsula. In the morning, you will drive along a road that winds between the Atlantic and the mountains to the southwestern tip of the African continent. Enjoy a stop in the charming Hout Bay and at several gorgeous viewpoints that provide outstanding photo ops. Your guide will bring you to Boulders Beach, home to a famous penguin sanctuary, before taking you to a beach only known to the locals where you can relax on the sand right with the tuxedoed birds. Other optional excursions include a tour of Robben Island, a Cape Town food and wine tour, Rent a sea kayak to get up close and personal with Cape Town’s marine life, visiting the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens has a café, walks and some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, among many others. Cape Town also has wonderful hiking trails through the mountains and reserves. These can be guided or self-guided.
Days 4-5 Leeu House, Cape Winelands
Journey into the Cape Winelands where endless vineyards cover the landscape less than an hour from Cape Town, where you’ll learn about the region’s wine while tasting with some of South Africa’s top winemakers. Discover the story of Pinotage, the indigenous grape created in 1925, by the grandson of viticulturist Abraham Perold who first cloned it. A cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, it’s surprisingly bolder than both its progenitors. At the next wine farm, you’ll enjoy a wine and food pairing. This tour is tailor-made to your wine tastes, so let us know what you enjoy! You will spend two nights at Leeu House which is located in Franschhoek. Its location is fantastic, and you are able to walk along the main street to enjoy many of the highly-rated restaurants there.
Days 6-8 Dulini Lodge, Sabi Sand Private Reserve
You will be transferred back to Cape Town airport this morning for your flight to the Sabi Sands – the most famous group of private game reserves in Africa. The Sabi Sand Reserve shares a 50km unfenced boundary with the main Kruger National Park allowing the wildlife to wander freely through a huge area. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and Sand Rivers sustain the diverse fauna and flora of the area, which enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any reserve in Africa. The Sabi Sands is a private reserve, which means that only lodge guests can explore the reserve. There are no crowds and you can enjoy the beauty and peace of the African bush. You will stay for 3 nights in the most luxurious of lodges – Dulini. Here, you will be on an all-inclusive basis so all of your meals, drinks, and safari activities are included. As your activities are tailored to your interests, what you do today will all be determined by that, but one thing you can expect is every moment to be different. Perhaps you’ll wake up to see kudus grazing just steps from your accommodation or you’ll witness elephants wandering by as you watch the sun come up. At night, you might head out for a game drive to track leopards. The wildlife is all around, whether you’re at your lodge or taking part in a variety of adventures. With four days here, you’re likely to leave with a long list of sightings.
Day 9 Sabi Sands Departure
While today is departure day, the better news is that there will be time for one last safari activity before saying goodbye. After enjoying your final look take a private transfer through the bush to the airport for a direct flight to either Cape Town or Johannesburg, where you’ll connect with your international flight home.
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- International flights
- Visas if required
- We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
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