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Southern Africa Exclusive – $10,850 to $18,810 per person


Day 1
  • Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Cape Town (price not included)
  • Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to Ellerman House (± 45 minutes)
  • Stay at Ellerman House in a Classic Room for 4 nights
  • Breakfast included
The original home of Sir John Ellerman, this boutique hotel’s historic architecture and stunning seaside setting make it a favorite of discerning travelers in the Cape Town area.  Amenities abound here: lounge around the large heated pool, with enchanting views of Bantry Bay and Robben Island. Savor delectable regional fare on the terrace, in the vibrant, colorful garden or in the exclusive restaurant. This superb venue is staffed by acclaimed international chefs who will prepare something from the a la carte menu or something just for you. While here, take advantage of the fully equipped gym and sauna, and indulge yourself at the Ellerman Spa. Each of the nine en suite rooms and two suites is individually decorated to create a unique and thoroughly luxurious atmosphere, and the private balconies offer humbling views of this superlative environment. When you’d like to venture off the grounds, enjoy an evening stroll on nearby Clifton Beach, or take the quick 10 minute drive to Cape Town’s famed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. A Relais & Chateaux property, the Ellerman bears all the hallmarks of that esteemed company: a holistic experience featuring unobtrusive, unparalleled service. It is one of just 14 Relais & Chateaux properties to have received the organization’s Purple Shield distinction.
Day 2
  • 8:30am: Private Cape Town Cultural Heritage Walking Tour & Table Mountain
South Africa’s oldest city lends itself to walking, with some of the oldest landmarks in easy reach of the city center. This guided tour will take in such sights as St George’s Mall – a lively pedestrian area with coffee shops, buskers and curio vendors; the colorful market of Greenmarket Square, Grand Parade and City Hall – the city’s oldest square; the Old Customs House; the Slave Tree site; the Castle of Good Hope – which is the oldest occupied building in SA; the Company Gardens, St. George’s Cathedral and the South African Museum among others. You then have the option of a walk through Bo Kaap, The Cape Malay community neighborhood distinguished by the rainbow colored houses, or a visit to the Jewish Heritage Museum. More than just a look at some ‘old buildings’, this is a journey back in time to glimpse what life was like over the last few centuries in the Mother City. Also included is an excursion to Table Mountain, providing spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (weather dependent). The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain via the Cableway offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighboring peaks.
Day 3
  • 8:30am departure: Private Cape Peninsula Panorama Tour
 Begin this full day tour of the Cape Peninsula with a visit to the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. From there you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives. The Cape of Good Hope functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for many years and is still widely referred to as ‘The Cape’ by seafarers. The reserve is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra. If you are feeling energetic enough, we highly recommend a walk from the Cape of Good Hope to Cape Point. From there you will board a funicular to get to the Lighthouse (at the top of the Peninsula) to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, offering spectacular views over False Bay. As you leave the reserve, you head to Noordhoek for a delightful lunch at The Food Barn (for your own account). You then return via a drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Constantia Nek and onto the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Constantia Winery for a taste of history.
Day 4
  • 8:30am departure: Stellenbosch Town & Country Explorer
Spend the morning savoring traditional food and wine of the Cape as your culinary guide leads you through the historic heart of Stellenbosch. Try Biltong and Bobotie, Koeksisters and Melktert while meeting a host of colourful characters en-route! Between tasting stops, you’ll hear delightful stories about the historic places you visit as well. In the afternoon, jump onto an open Land Rover for a 2 hour trip through the 120ha Waterford Estate on the beautiful slopes of the Helderberg. Not only will you get the chance to taste award winning Estate wines in the vineyards of their origin, you will be expertly guided through all the aspects of what makes this area so bio diverse and viticulturally unique. Having experienced the terroir that makes the wines so special, you then return to the winery where you can take a tour of the cellar and wine making process.
Day 5
  • Private transfer to Cape Town International Airport (± 45 minutes) 
  • Scheduled flight (s) to Maun International Airport, Botswana (price not included)
  • Shared charter flight to King’s Pool Camp 
  • Stay at King’s Pool Camp in at Tented Suite for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included 

Named for Scandinavian royalty, this luxurious and stylish camp overlooks the oxbow-shaped Kings Pool Lagoon and Linyanti River system. Nine well-appointed rooms (including a family room) of canvas and thatch each have a large en-suite bedroom, outdoor shower and lounge. A veranda with private plunge pool and separate thatched sala soak up the views. The lounge and dining areas are set on expansive decks, and there is a pool and an open-air ‘kgotla’ (boma) for evening dining under the stars. Activities include day and night game drives, walks (depending on qualified guide availability), and nearby hides, ideal for photographing birds and wildlife. In the dry season, guests can spend their siesta watching game come down to drink at the unique underground hide, where the water is at eye level. Seeing elephant feet and trunks almost within touching distance while safely inside is an experience that transcends that of an ordinary safari.

Day 8
  • Shared charter flight to Vumbura (± 40 minutes)
  • Stay at Vumbura Plains Camp in a Tent for 3 nights
  • Twice daily scheduled activities included
  • Breakfast included

Vumbura Plains is a luxury camp situated in the northern Okavango Delta, comprising two separate satellite camps, each with its own raised dining, lounge and bar area with a vista across the floodplains. The main area emphasises relaxation, furnished as it is with soft sofas and idiosyncratic objets d’art.  The 14 rooms, raised off the ground, are unique in contemporary design; the dimensions are square, with extensive use of light, wood and space. Each suite has a large, comfortable bedroom, sunken lounge with cushions, sala, en-suite facilities, an outdoor shower, private deck and plunge pool. Two family suites are also on offer with private decks linking the two separate rooms. Vumbura Plains offers both land and water activities, principally game viewing in varied habitats on open vehicles, mekoro and boats, providing an excellent all-round experience. The concession is leased from five villages through the Okavango Community Trust in a partnership that ensures that the benefits of ecotourism are shared with rural stakeholders.NOTE: Ballooning offered from April to mid-October.

Day 11
  • Shared charter flight to Maun Airport (± 45 minutes)

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