The Greater Cape & Madikwe Safari

$7775-$9325/per person

Overview

Your itinerary begins with 4 nights in Cape Town, Africa's southernmost city, with Table Mountain as its backdrop.  Enjoy days exploring the city, Table Mountain and the Cape Point and Peninsula, as well as the city's lively social scene and culinary highlights.  From there, the itinerary journeys up the whale coast for two nights at Grootbos, a luxury eco-lodge with its dramatic ocean views.  Activities include nature walks, cave explorations and seasonal land based whale watching. A full day vehicle and driver will then whisk you to the winelands (with optional wine tastings en route ) for two nights at Leeu House in South Africa's culinary capital, Franschhoek.  The itinerary concludes with three nights at Madikwe Safari Lodge, located in a malaria and zika free Big Five reserve, where you will enjoy twice daily game drives.  

DAY
1

At A Glance

  • Meet our representative on arrival at Cape Town International Airport
  • Private transfer from Cape Town Airport to More Quarters (+/- 30 mins)
  • Stay at More Quarters in a One Bedroom Luxury Apartment for 4 nights
  • 3 scheduled shuttle services a day to V&A Waterfront included
  • Breakfast included

More Quarters Hotel

Itinerary Details

At More Quarters, families and friends have their own space to relax and settle in, while couples will love the discreet and romantic setting. Just a stone’s throw away is a collection of boutiques, great little shops, local eateries, popular bars and beaches. Our guests appreciate the complete privacy afforded by each of More Quarter’s 27 luxury rooms, without forsaking the services one would expect from a five star luxury hotel.
Whether you are after a little quiet time or camaraderie, feel free to make use of the lounge area, or help yourself to one of the books or board games from our library.
 There is no better way to start the day than with a breakfast fit for royalty – whether hungry, healthy or selective.

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 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 City and Table Mountain Full Day 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, we peer down at the fascinating city sprawled out before us, 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, we 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 which stood as the backdrop for memorable icons who changed the world. 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 coloured 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, jewellery 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
3

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 Point and Peninsula Full Day 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
4

At A Glance

Day at leisure to explore Cape Town

Itinerary Details

Suggested highlights include Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Zeitz MoCAA or the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill (Saturdays only)

DAY
5-6

At A Glance

  • Private road transfer from More Quarters Hotel to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge (+/- 2 hours)
  • Stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge in a Luxury Suite for 2 nights
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
  • Included activities: Land-based Whale Watching (seasonal, Jul-Dec), Horse Riding, Guided Walks (Fynbos, Milkwood), Marine/Coastal Drives/Walks in the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders Cliff, Klipgat Cave

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Encompassing the towns of Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai, the Whale Coast is an area of incredible natural beauty and diversity. This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent fynbos-blanketed mountains rising up from the interior. Nestled in an ancient Milkwood forest in the peaceful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, surrounded by rolling hills of fynbos and majestic mountains, The Forest Lodge features 16 freestanding luxury suites beneath an ancient forest canopy. Each of the suites is stylishly furnished with canopy beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms, separate lounges with cosy fireplaces and private wooden decks with spectacular panoramic views. The lodge features a variety of elegant dining venues, a bar, lounge, curio shop and conference centre. Spacious wooden decks and an infinity pool beckon you to relax and unwind. As the evening descends, cosy fireplaces and subtle lighting create a warm, romantic atmosphere for the perfect dining experience.

DAY
7-8

At A Glance

  • Private Driver and Vehicle for a full day including  transfer from Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge to Leeu House
  • Stay at Leeu House in a Deluxe Room for 2 nights
  • One complimentary wine tasting of the Mullineux & Leeu family wines at Leeu Estate
  • Breakfast included

Leeu 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. Leeu House, an exclusive and private 12-room five-star destination, is the second property in the Leeu Collection, in the scenic Franschhoek valley. An oasis of comfort and luxury, Leeu House’s appeal is its country guesthouse feel on the main street of vibrant Franschhoek village, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions.

DAY
9-11

At A Glance

  • Private transfer from Leeu House to Cape Town Airport (+/- 45 mins)
  • Scheduled flight Cape Town  – Johannesburg  (+/- 2 hours, flight cost not included)
  • Scheduled charter flight Johannesburg  – Madikwe Airstrip (+/- 60 mins)
  • Stay at Madikwe Safari Lodge in the Kopano Lodge for 3 nights
  • Twice daily shared safari activities include
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local brand beverages included

Madikwe Kopano Lodge

Itinerary Details

Bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve, abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard. The landscape is characterized by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene Tshwene hills sheltering a host of wildlife. Kopano directly translated means ‘small gathering’. The Lodge comprises just 4 Suites (each with private plunge pool) which share a magnificent common area. Fine dining to the hoot of an owl, the roar of a lion or the crazed whoop of a hyena is the stuff that dreams are made of.

DAY
12

At A Glance

  • Scheduled charter flight Madikwe – Johannesburg Airport (+/- 60 mins)

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