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Having lived in Cape Town for over ten years with my husband and two boys, I know all things Southern Africa. I am passionate and enthusiastic, and cannot wait to start curating Africa itineraries.

Elaine

Africa Specialist

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Overview

  • from $7,525 PP
  • 14 Nights
  • Private
  • Year round
  • Easy
  • 12 hours from London / 20 hours from New York

Highlights

A spectacular 14 night trip visiting some of the highlights of South Africa. Spend four nights exploring the wine, food and culture of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Then head to the iconic Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve to go on safari in one of the most wildlife-rich areas in Africa. Seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) in one game drive is a regular occurrence!

You will then fly to the KwaZulu Natal coast where you will spend a week on the pristine white beaches of iSimangaliso Park, you can relax on the beach or explore the marine wildlife.

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    If you are not comfortable travelling, you have the right to cancel and get a refund up to 45 days before your departure

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What's Included

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  • 4 nights at Camissa House in a Luxury Room including breakfast
  • 3 nights at Savanna Game Lodge in a Luxury Suite on a fully included basis & shared game viewing activities
  • 7 nights at Thonga Beach Lodge in an Ocean View Room on a full board basis
  • Private Full Day Cape Town Eats & Table Mountain Tour
  • Private Full Day Winelands Tour
  • Private Full Day Cape Point Tour
  • Transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight Cape Town Airport - Kruger Nelspruit Airport - Durban Airport
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated staff

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town

Camissa House Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Camissa House.

Camissa House is a small boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town. The hotel is in the shadow of Table Mountain and all eight rooms have stunning views over Cape Town There is rooftop bar to enjoy sundowners on and a swimming pool. They have a 24hr butler service and free dinner transfers within 10km of the hotel. The hotel has a modern feel yet very opulent, the perfect place to start your trip.

Day 2 Cape Town Eats City Walking Tour with Table Mountain

Cape Town Eats Tour

This tour explores Cape Town from all sides – the history, the people, their cultures, their cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town. Be sure to eat a very light breakfast and to wear comfortable shoes.  This is not a fine-dining tour, it’s a real food tour to discover and sample some of the traditional cultural dishes. You will walk and explore the city from a local’s perspective.

After exploring the city on foot, you will drive to Table Mountain Cable Way Station. You will board the cable car and ascend Table Mountain in order to enjoy the views of the city. (Weather dependent)

Day 3 Private Full Day Winelands Tour

Winelands

This private wine tour is bespoke, we tailor the day to your personal wine and food taste. The below is a suggested itinerary.

We explore the history, the wine and the architecture of the region. The region is most famous for its red wine – there is however some great white wine found on the higher slopes of the mountains. Our recommendation for today would be to concentrate on the Stellenbosch wine region and to select two wineries in this region based on your wine tastes. Lunch is usually planned in this region as it is the foodie haven of the country.  Some ideas for after lunch would be: a visit to Paarl or Franschhoek for another wine tasting or a walk through the town of Franschhoek or a walk in an organic garden on the Babylonstoren estate or an artisan bean to bar chocolate tasting! (Lunch is an additional cost)

Day 4 Private Full Day Cape Point Tour

Boulder's Beach Penguins Cape Town

This private tour is bespoke, we tailor the day to your personal taste. The below is a suggested itinerary.

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. (Lunch is an additional cost)

Day 5 Fly to the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Luxury suite - Savanna Lodge

This morning you will check out and your driver will transfer you to Cape Town Airport. You will check in for your flight to Kruger Nelspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to your lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

Savanna Lodge is a luxury five star lodge offering an intimate safari in luxury tented accommodation. The nine suites offer a unique blend of “Out of Africa” romance with the convenience of every modern facility. They have Bedouin-style draped ceilings below tented roofs, set on permanent structures for privacy, security, and comfort. All suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, the decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics, and textures. Each suite has a heated plunge pool, outside and inside showers and air conditioning.

Day 6 Full day in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Game viewing - credit Savanna Lodge

The Sabi Sands is renowned as one of the best safari areas in Africa. There is an exceptionally high concentration of wildlife in this area and is one of the few spots in Africa where leopard sightings are commonplace. It is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino in a single game drive

Twice-daily game drives at dawn and dusk form the daily routine of your safari day. You will witness sunrise and sunset under incredible African skies whilst enjoying the daily animal sightings. A typical game drive lasts approximately three to four hours.

Day 7 Full day in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Elephants

Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with a vast knowledge of the African bushveld, will take you on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife.

The lodge also offers optional game walks for guests who would like to experience the fauna and flora on foot. Led by a guide and tracker, they provide a fascinating insight into the geology and botany of the area. Trackers who have grown up in local villages impart a wealth of information on the uses of bushveld trees and plants in tribal customs and rituals, as well as their herbal and medicinal properties and practical applications.

Day 8 Thonga Beach Lodge

Credit Thonga Beach KZN

Today you will be transferred to the airport where you will check-in for your flight to Durban. On arrival at Durban Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the coast to Thonga Beach Lodge.

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the beach in the wilderness of iSimangaliso Park. With miles of empty white beach, coral reefs and lakes full of wildlife, this is a location of outstanding natural beauty. Thonga’s 12 eco-sensitive rooms are positioned to create minimal environmental impact and afford maximum privacy. They offer ocean or forest views and some rooms have private plunge pools.

Day 9 - 14 Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach

Thonga Beach has a wide range of activities available. For many people, the highlight is the turtle tracking on the beach (seasonal). You head to the beach at night to watch the turtles dig a hole to lay their eggs in. The area has outstanding diving and snorkelling with thousands of species of tropical fish, octopus, eels, sharks, dolphins and rays. The lodge also offers a kayaking trip to Lake Sibaya. The lake is full of hippos and crocodiles and is an area of stunning natural beauty. When you need to rest there are miles of beach for you to enjoy.

Day 15 Depart

Thonga Deck - Credit Thonga Beach

Today you will be collected and transferred to Durban Airport for your onward flight connection.

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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
  • Price is based on two people sharing a room in low season
  • The price is a guide and the final price will be confirmed at the time of booking

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