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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 $7,758 PP
  • 14 Nights
  • Private
  • April - November
  • Easy
  • 12 hours from London / 20 hours from New York

Highlights

A spectacular 14 night honeymoon visiting some of the highlights of Southern 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, rhio and buffalo) in one game drive is a regular occurrence!

You will then fly to the remote Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, transferring to your island lodge by helicopter. Spend a week on the pristine white beaches of Benguerra Island, you can relax on the beach or explore the islands and marine wildlife.

Our Flexi - Promise

  • 10% deposit to book

    Book your trip with us and pay a reduced deposit with the rest 90 days before your departure

  • Full Flexibility

    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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    Your trip with us is fully financially protected by our travel insurers. Peace of mind guaranteed.

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What's Included

Lions - credit Savanna Lodge
  • 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 Azura Marlin Beach in a Beach Villa on a fully inclusive 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 – Kruger Nelspruit Airport
  • Helicopter transfer Vilanculos to Azura Marlin (return)
  • Honeymoon package included at all hotels
  • 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 roof top 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 a honeymoon.

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 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.

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 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 Fly to Vilanculous, Mozambique

Azura Marlin Beach - Beach villa

Today you will be transferred to the airport where you will check in for your flight to Vilanculous in Mozambique. On arrival you will be met and assisted to the helicopter for your short flight into the Bazaruto Archipelago and your hotel for the next week.

Azura Marlin Beach is on a one kilometre long stretch of white sand beach in the Bazaruto Archipelago Marine National Park, an area which recently came under conservation management by African Parks. All 10 villas have views over the sea, this is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Day 9 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Beach Villa - Azura Marlin

Each Beach Villa is air conditioned with a sea view and just steps away from the beach. Light, bright and airy they have a king-size bed with romantic netting and a sitting area. The bathroom has an indoor and outdoor shower allowing you to clean off the beach sand before enjoying a Mozambican sunset on your deck.

The main areas are on the beach with a large pool and deck. Azura offers a range of dining experiences, from breakfast at the water’s edge, to a picnic on a sandy island, to dining on a candle lit beach beneath the stars.

Day 10 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Diving - Azura Marlin - Credit - Scott Ramsey

Azura Marlin has a PADI 5 Star Dive Center so guests can enjoy the spectacular diving and snorkeling in the area. Benguerra Island lies within a National Marine Park where turtles are common sightings. From July – October the Humpback Whales pass through the Archipelago. There is also the option to do a guided marine walk or take a boat trip.

Image credit: Azura Marlin (Scott Ramsey)

Day 11 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Azura Benguerra - Local children - Scott Ramsay

When visiting Azura Marlin Lodge you can take a guided drive of the island. You will drive through many villages and have the chance to encounter some of the members of the local island community. There is the opportunity to visit Benguerra’s School. and  if your island drive is conducted on a Sunday morning, the guides may take you briefly to a village church service. These are usually very well attended by the local islanders and are a rare and unique cultural opportunity. You could also catch a local soccer match, on Benguerra Island. There is an Island League made up of teams from the lodges and local island teams.

Image credit: Azura Marlin (Scott Ramsey)

Day 12 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Azura Marlin Beach - Main areas

Azura’s spa signature treatments are based on local ingredients and traditions, and offer a wonderfully relaxing and pampering experience. The treatments take their inspiration from the very heart of Africa. Try a body wrap using a unique blend of African body butters and oils, including the highly prized Mongongo Nut Oil. Or try something different with the Tribal Traditions massage, where olive and shea butter is poured all over the body, and massage strokes mimic the beating of African drums.

Day 13 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Azura Marlin Mozambique

Azura Marlin offers speedboat island hopping tours. You can visit Bazaruto Island to hike up the Bazaruto Dune for unsurpassed 360 degree panoramic views of the Archipelago. Then head to the Two Mile Reef where there are hundreds of species of tropical fish, coral, rays, invertebrates, as well as the possibility of seeing various species of turtle, or humpback whales during their annual migration. Sightings of dolphin are common and if you are lucky, the highly endangered gentle giants, the dugong, may make an appearance too. After snorkeling, you will arrive at North Point for a picnic and swim in the cool clear waters.

Day 14 Azura Marlin Beach. Mozambique

Azura Marlin Beach - dinner at sunset

You may choose to just relax on the beach or head out on a boat to try deep sea fishing. The Bazaruto Archipelago has some of the best big game, reef and bill fishing in the Indian Ocean. Species include: Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Prodigal Son, Wahoo, Dorado and Barracuda.

Day 15 Depart

Azura Marlin Beach - Air

Today you can enjoy a last swim and breakfast before your guide meets you and transfers you to the helicopter for your flight back to Vilanculous Airport. On arrival you will check in 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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