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- from $11,141 PP
- 13 Nights
- Year Round
- 12 hours from London / 20 hours from New York
A spectacular 13-night honeymoon visiting some of the highlights of Southern Africa. Spend three nights exploring the wine, food, and culture of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, before enjoying three nights in Leeu House in the Cape Winelands. 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’ll stay in a luxury lodge here in the heart of Sabi and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
You will then fly to the remote Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique, transferring to your island lodge by helicopter. Spend five days on the pristine white beaches of Benguerra Island, you can relax on the beach or explore the islands and marine wildlife.
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- 3 nights in Camps Bay in a luxury room including breakfast
- 2 nights in Leeu House in the Cape Winelands
- 3 nights at Dulini Lodge in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve on a fully inclusive basis and shared game viewing activities
- 5 nights at Azura Marlin Beach in a Beach Villa on a fully inclusive basis
- Transfers as listed in the itinerary
- Helicopter transfer Vilanculos to Azura Marlin (return)
- Honeymoon package included at all hotels if applicable (wedding certificate required)
- 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, 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. 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.
Days 9-13 Azura Marlin Beach, Vilanculos, Mozambique
While today is departure day at Sabi Sands, 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 to fly to Vilanculos in Mozambique. You’ll then take a helicopter flight across to Azura Marlin Beach to stay for the next 5 nights. This is a stunning property in the Azura portfolio, located on the southwest shore of Benguerra Island. With a maximum of 10 villas nestled along the white-sand coast and an exceptional team of staff and chefs, you’ll be in paradise.
Day 14 Departure
Today you will say goodbye to paradise, and take a helicopter ride back to Vilanculos, where you will connect onto your international flights. A popular route is to fly to Johannesburg, where there are more options for international flights home.
Safari Camps and Hotels Featured & Alternatives
The Bay Hotel
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
The Cape Grace
Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
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.
- Domestic flights in South Africa
- International flights between Africa and Mozambique
- 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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