Kruger, Cape and Kalahari

$15695-$16150/per person

Overview

This iconic South African itinerary offers two distinct wildlife experiences, split between the intensity of the Sabi Sands private reserve and the vastness of the Kalahari, combined with time in Africa's southernmost city, Cape Town. This itinerary begins in Johannesburg, with an overnight at the InterContinental at OR Tambo, just a convenient few minutes walk from the terminal building. From there, continue to the Sabi Sands private reserve, for three nights at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp.  The area, with its unfenced boundaries to the Kruger National Park and dense wildlife population, offers the opportunity to spot the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard!   After three nights of safari,  enjoy four nights in Cape Town at the Cape Grace.  With views of Table Mountain (a great spot to enjoy spectacular views as you walk around the "tabletop", as well as the unique flora of the Cape Floral Kingdom), this is a delightful oasis after your touring days.  We've included touring of the City, Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands, some of the world's most beautiful regions. This itinerary concludes at Tswalu Motse, which has created its own safari rhythm as you traverse the reserve with your private guide and driver. The reserve is home to rhino, black maned lions and meerkats, as well as some of South Africa's more unique creatures including the honey badger, the aardvark and the endangered pangolin, many of which can only be seen during night drives. 

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival in Johannesburg
  • Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport Terminal to the InterContinental OR Tambo (± 10 mins walk)
  • Stay at the InterContinental OR Tambo in a Deluxe Room for 1 night
  • Breakfast included

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

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Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as often visited as other regions of South Africa, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

DAY
2-4

At A Glance

  • Return to the terminal building (± 10 minutes)
  • Scheduled flight Johannesburg – Skukuza (± 1 hour – cost not included)
  • Lodge transfer from Skukuza to Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp (± 45 minutes, with game viewing en route)
  • Stay at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp in a Suite for 3 nights
  • Twice daily safari activities included – game drives, nature walks, birding
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

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Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first-ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65,000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, Lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars and guided bush walks.
Little Bush Camp is the smallest and most secluded of Sabi Sabi’s lodges. Styled with contemporary elegance, the 5-star lodge is a showcase of safari chic in a relaxed environment. Ideal for exclusive use by small groups, there are six suites, all with en-suite bathrooms and private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding bush. An intimate lodge, inviting lounge and outdoor boma welcome guests to enjoy the safari of a lifetime.

DAY
5

At A Glance

  • Lodge transfer from Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp to Skukuza airport
  • Scheduled flight Skukuza -  Cape Town (2.5 hours – cost not included)
  • Private road transfer from Cape Town Airport to Cape Grace
  • Stay at the Cape Grace in a Table Mountain Luxury Room for 4 nights
  • Breakfast included

Cape Grace Hotel

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Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. The Cape Grace Hotel nestled on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, is in the best position to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and is the very essence of Cape Town living at its best.
The elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to our spacious harbor and mountain-facing rooms.
You will share in tailor-made experiences that include our sumptuous tasting menus, rare whisky pairings, luxurious spa treatments, and indulgent afternoon teas – all thoughtfully created to enhance your journey in the Cape.

DAY
6

At A Glance

  • 8:30am / 9:00am your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a private Cape Town city tour
  • Your tour will commence with a cable-car ride up Table Mountain
  • Your tour will cover the highlights of the city including Bo-Kaap, City Center, markets and more
  • 5:00pm Drop off back at your hotel

Private Cape Town City Tour

Itinerary Details

Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain and let incredible panoramas wow your soul. A short hike later, having left the crowds behind, you peer down at the fascinating city sprawled out before you, and view magnificent stretches of ocean. Over freshly brewed coffee and home-baked treats, let the stories of Cape Town be brought to life by your guide, getting your bearings from this ultimate vantage point.

With a better understanding of the city layout, you descend and wander through the inner city, soaking up the magical vibe of Cape Town, through a combination of tales of the past juxtaposed with modern day culture, and meet some of the absorbing communities which form the town’s vital building blocks. Focusing on food, design, arts and crafts we uncover a selection of historical sites, such as Company’s Garden, Green Market Square and St George’s Cathedral – buildings and monuments. Depending on your interests, touch on the fascinating and controversial politics that have shaped the city – delving into recollections of the once-vibrant District 6 community or perhaps the occasion where Mandela made his first free speech.

Continue your exploration heading to the Bo-Kaap, with its brightly colored 17th century houses, cobble stone streets, Muslim shrines and beautiful mosques. Visit local upliftment projects which impact positively on the lives of their artists and crafters and uncover the immense talent born of this city, and exhibited in galleries, street art installations and within the urban regeneration of historical suburbs. Bree Street is a hotspot for artisans, fashion, jewelry and interior design – the air fragrant with the mouth-watering aromas from a variety of foodie gems.

End the day mingling with locals at a cool city haunt, rooftop bar or beach cove, sundowners in hand

DAY
7

At A Glance

  • 8:30am / 9:00am your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a private Cape Peninsula tour
  • Your tour will commence with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach
  • The tour will continue on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Return to the city via the scenic Chapman Peak drive
  • 5:00pm Drop off back at your hotel

Private Cape Peninsula Tour

Itinerary Details

Your tour begins at Kalk Bay, best known for its working fishing harbor and bohemian feel. Browse the arts and crafts on offer, perhaps do a bit of shopping in the quirky fashion boutiques and enjoy the antiques and collectables along the main strip.

Next, you’ll head over to Simon’s Town for those keen to find out more about the rich history surrounding this naval town, museums and monuments provides plenty of insight. Bringing this naval town to life is an insight into the shark diving industry and stories of Just Nuisance – Great Dane, WWII mascot and only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy.

Before heading into the Cape Peninsula itself you search for our own rogue penguins – a splinter colony away from the crowded boardwalks over the main breeding site – on a beach known only to locals. Your tour ends with a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve, exploring secluded beaches, shipwrecks and this region’s unique wildlife. The return journey weaves back to Cape Town via Noordhoek Farm Village a food artisan hub of the Peninsula and – time permitting – stopping for a little wine tasting at Cape Point Vineyards, producer of some of South Africa’s finest Sauvignon Blanc.

DAY
8

At A Glance

  • 9:00am Your private guide will collect you from your hotel and drive to the Cape Winelands
  • Spend the day visiting up to 3 local wineries, tasting included
  • Visit the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, ask us about making lunch reservations
  • 5:00pm Return to Cape Town and drop off at your hotel

Private Cape Winelands Tour

Itinerary Details

You explore one of the most scenically beautiful areas in SA, visiting fascinating towns and taking a look into off-the-beaten-track farms which revel in their old-world roots and influences. Today is about so much more than just sipping the wines. Depending on time and season, stroll through the vines, learning about farming methods and techniques. Take an intimate wine-tasting and cellar tour and possibly meet the driving force behind the estate. If lucky, your behind-the-scenes experience could include grape picking or barrel tastings.

Spend time in Stellenbosch, browsing through its wealth of appealing stores and museums and sip local coffee blends in tempting cafes. Let the pairing of wine and olives awaken your senses before we meander through lush gardens bursting with life. Admire a collection of contemporary art, see the highest-growing vines and, from an elevated point, take in the stunning vistas over an old-world estate.

This afternoon, discover Franschhoek. Established by the French Huguenots in 1688, this town retains its historic charm but has fused it with a contemporary vibe. It boasts gourmet restaurants, appealing boutiques and art galleries.

DAY
9-11

At A Glance

  • Private transfer from Cape Grace to Cape Town Airport (± 20 mins)
  • Private road transfer  to the charter flight hanger (± 15 mins)
  • Scheduled charter flight Cape Town – Tswalu (± 2 hours)
  • Stay at Tswalu Motse in a Motse Suite for 3 nights
  • Daily safari activities included – game drives, bush walks, horse riding, tracking
  • Private Guide and Vehicle
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages & selected premium South African wines included

TSWALU The Motse

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Tswalu lets you reconnect with the richness of the earth. It offers an escape to a place that’s governed by the ancient rhythms of the seasons, rather than the clock and the calendar. The cool breeze carries both myths and promises – by making good on them we can fulfill our founding family’s vision of restoring the natural environment and empowering people.
Tswalu offers a vision of hope that brings together conservation, research and an unrivalled safari experience. Everything we do is centred around our creed: To leave our world better than how we found it.
No two Tswalu experiences are the same. That’s because the way you see and touch this magical place will be shaped by your particular interests and will happen at your own pace. Tswalu is a generous landscape and as the sun rises above the Korannaberg mountains each morning, new opportunities to learn, play and explore come to life.
With your own dedicated guide and vehicle, you can experience Tswalu exactly the way you want to. There are no fixed schedules or time limits at special sightings – during your stay, the dunes and grasslands are yours to explore the way you want to, and each wildlife encounter can unfold at its own pace.
In the shelter of the mountains – which also provide a dramatic backdrop to wildlife sightings – you can encounter Tswalu’s 240 kinds of bird and 80 mammal species, including Hartmann’s mountain zebra, wild dog, black maned lion, pangolin and aardvark.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Tswalu- Johannesburg (± 90 minutes)

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