Sensational South Africa

$7950-$8450/per person

Overview

With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit and it is a fitting start to this sensational safari. Continue to the famed Cape Winelands where you can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues. You then set off on safari, first to Kambaku in the ‘Timbavati’ Game Reserve, which means 'the place where something sacred came down to earth from the heavens'. Your wildlife adventure continues in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, 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.

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our local representative on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
  • Private transfer Cape Town Airport to Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at the Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse in a Deluxe Room for 4 nights
  • Breakfast included

Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse

Itinerary Details

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched 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. Four Rosmead is a Cape contemporary classic with all the characteristics of a boutique style hotel; its location, style, authenticity and personal service all contribute to re-defining the Cape Town travel experience. Interiors are chic with a subtle, yet distinctive African spirit enhanced by original South African artwork. Accommodation consists of ten bespoke en-suite bedrooms which offer extra length king/twin beds, A/C, Samsung HD satellite TV, Bluray DVD player, Bluetooth Soundbar and Wi-fi internet connectivity. Some rooms have a private garden, balcony or courtyard. A heated salt water swimming pool and landscaped gardens allow guests to relax and unwind.

DAY
2

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 include a visit to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via the scenic Chapman Peak drive
  • The tour will continue on to visit the penguins at Boulder Beach followed by Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • 5:00pm Drop off back at your hotel

Private Full Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

Itinerary Details

Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountains views and beaches. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular (optional and for your own account) to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.
After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel for overnight.

DAY
3

At A Glance

  • 8:30am / 9:00am your private guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a private Table Mountain Hike
  • Hike up Table Mountain and enjoy views of Cape Town, Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles
  • Descend via cable car
  • 1:00 pm Drop off at your hotel

Rise and Shine Table Mountain Hike

Itinerary Details

The tour commences with collection from your hotel and transfer to the lower cable car station at Table Mountain where you lace up your shoes and prepare for an assault on the mountain. This is our favourite ascent route, offering both brilliant views and an adventurous climb. Steep rocky trails wind up the front of the mountain to a series of short vertical faces protected by chains and staples, followed by a series of ledges that swing from views over Cape Town to vistas of Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles. Strong walkers have the option to continue to the highest point at Maclear’s Beacon before returning to the traverse the western table to descend via cable car.

DAY
4

At A Glance

Day at leisure to explore on your own.

Itinerary Details

Free day to shop, visit Robben Island, take a cycling tour, visit a township and learn about projects we fund … or just “play it by ear” (let us know your preferences and we can make the arrangements). Some tours and arrangements will be extra cost depending on what you decide to do.

DAY
5-6

At A Glance

  • Private transfer Four Rosmead Guesthouse to Franschhoek Country House  (± 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Stay at Franschhoek Country House & Villas in a Standard Room for 2 nights
  • Breakfast included

Franschhoek Country House

Itinerary Details

Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. This exclusive boutique hotel is situated on the outskirts of Franschoek in a wonderfully restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890. The hotel offers a world-class on-site restaurant, two pools, and 26 luxury rooms and Villas Suites. Most rooms lead out onto a private balcony or patio with magnificent views of enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. The Villa Suites are extremely luxurious and boast a fireplace, air-conditioners, 2 balconies, and many more unexpected luxuries. An hour’s drive from Cape Town makes it the perfect getaway for anyone visiting the Western Cape.

DAY
7-8

At A Glance

  • Private transfer Franschhoek Country House to Cape Town Airport (± 1 hour)
  • Scheduled flight Cape Town Airport – Hoedspruit (cost not included)
  • Private transfer Hoedspruit Airport to Kambaku River Sands (± 30 minutes)
  • Stay at Kambaku River Sands in a Luxury Suite for 2 nights
  • Daily scheduled safari activities (game drives and bush walks)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Kambaku River Sands

Itinerary Details

The beauty of the Timbavati Game Reserve is unfenced and open, waiting to be discovered. Kambaku River Sands is a place of sanctuary for Africa’s Big 5: the leopard, lion, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo and more. Our game rangers are seasoned experts and will furnish you with all the information you need as you encounter indigenous wildlife thriving in their natural habitat. Their home will become yours.
At Kambaku River Sands, we’ve created an experience that will give you all the space and time you need to pause, breathe in and reconnect with the here and now. Our rooms and bathrooms are designed to create an atmosphere of blissful solitude. Glass-encased spaces invite the outside in as you immerse yourself in the vastness of the surrounding nature.

DAY
9-11

At A Glance

  • Scheduled transfer Kambaku River Sands to Dulini River Lodge (± 2.5 hours)
  • Stay at Dulini River Lodge in a Luxury Suite for 3 nights
  • Daily scheduled safari activities (game drives and bushwalks)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand drinks included

Dulini River Lodge

Itinerary Details

Embraced in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, Dulini River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition.
The enthralling elevation of the six luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River, to the savannah beyond. Each suite, set in a private riverine enclave, offers the luxury of a heated plunge pool and the lavish attention of a personal butler, thus enhancing the indulgence in the African ambience.
Dulini River Lodge presents the signature safari experience in the company of expert guides and in the luxury of exclusive six-seater game viewers. Exhilarating encounters with wildlife and sincere hospitality are what make Dulini River Lodge an unforgettably enriching experience.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Private transfer Dulini River Lodge to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (± 2 hours)
  • Scheduled flight Kruger Mpumalanga – Johannesburg (cost not included)

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