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- from $8,177 PP
- 10 Nights
- Year Round
- 12 hours from London / 19 hours from New York
The ultimate South Africa safari enjoyed at a more relaxing pace, you’ll spend 11 days in this bucket-list country with the first half featuring the natural beauty, culture and wild penguins of Cape Town, including a day trip to the vineyards in the renowned Cape Winelands region for wine tasting. Afterward, catch a direct flight to Sabi Sands Game Reserve for an unforgettable 4-day safari, highlighting the Big 5 and many other animals across the unspoiled Kruger savannah. An optional hot-air balloon flight soaring above it all for a bird’s-eye view of the spectacular landscape while watching for animals can be enjoyed too.
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- 6 nights - Four Star Waterfront hotel in Cape Town including breakfast
- 4 nights - Five Star Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve including full board and safari activities
- Robben Island Tour
- Cape Town City Tour & Table Mountain Tour
- Cape Peninsula Tour & Cape Winelands Tour
- Private transfers
- Shared game viewing activities in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
- Domestic flights Cape Town – Nelspruit & Nelspruit - Johannesburg
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Cape Town
Welcome to Cape Town. A driver/guide will meet you at the airport for transfer to your hotel, allowing you to gaze out at the magnificent scenery that includes the city’s most recognized landmark, Table Mountain. It overlooks Cape Town and Table Bay, dominated the north end of the Cape Peninsula. You’ll spend five days at a luxury hotel along the V&A waterfront, a safe area within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. After checking in, you might want to rest up from your long flight before enjoying a short stroll to find a spot for dinner and do some browsing.
Day 2 Cape Town and Robben Island Tour
Today you’ll take a tour of Robben Island, located several miles off the coast from the V&A Waterfront. This World Heritage Site has had a number of incarnations as a military base, leper colony, mental institution, and most famously, a prison. This was where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years. You’ll be able to stand in his cell, and experience what he felt when his cell door slammed shut, learning more about Mandela and the island from your guide, a former prison guard and friend of the anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader. After your return, enjoy dining along the waterfront.
Day 3 Cape Point Tour
A full day private tour will bring you to Cape Point with a scenic 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.
Day 4 Cape Winelands Tour
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, from 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!
Day 5 Cape Town and Table Mountain Cable Car
You’ve seen Table Mountain from below, today, you’ll head to the top by cable car. It revolves along the way to provide a stunning 360-degree panoramic view from the summit. You’ll be able to gaze over the city as well as the Atlantic and Indian oceans from the top before taking one of the easy walking trails. After returning to the city, meet up with our local guide who will bring you to the colourful markets and a neighbourhood popular for its vibrant street art. If you’d like, your tour today can be personalized to highlight your interests, such as nature, culture and art.
Day 6 Free Day to Explore Cape Town
Today is free for personal exploration of Cape Town, here are some suggestions for your day:
Hop in a taxi and go to the wine estates of the Constantia Valley, only 20 minutes from Central Cape Town. Book a leisurely lunch at one of the award winning restaurants followed by a wine tasting.
Cape Town has wonderful hiking trails through the mountains and reserves. These can be guided or self guided.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens has a café, walks and some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.
Rent a sea kayak to get up close and personal with Cape Town’s marine life.
Head to Camps Bay beach to relax on the white sand and people watch on the promenade.
Your tour consultant will be able to help you plan your day.
Day 7 Sabi Sands Game Reserve
You will be transferred back to the 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, this 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.
Day 8 Sabi Sands Game Reserve
You will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives out on the reserve with an expert ranger and local tracker. For guests who are feeling adventurous, there is the opportunity to head out into the reserve on foot with your ranger for a guided safari walk. During the midday heat between game drives we recommend you relax in the pool, take advantage of the spa and gym or have a midday sleep! There is a wide range of community projects in the reserve and they welcome the opportunity to take guests out to the villages to get involved in their valuable work.
Day 9 Sabi Sands Game Reserve
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of Africa’s finest safari destinations, you will head out today with your ranger for morning and afternoon game drives. The reserve has plentiful wildlife including the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos & buffalo) as well as crocodiles, hippos, wild dogs, giraffes, zebra, cheetahs and huge numbers of plains game. This one of the few spots in Africa where leopard sightings are commonplace and your game drives will be exciting with excellent wildlife sightings.
Day 10 Sabi Sands Game Reserve
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 wondering 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 11 Sabi Sands Game Reserve/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 private transfer through the bush to the airport for a direct flight to Johannesburg where you’ll connect with your international flight home.
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What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides
- We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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