SOUTH AFRICA LODGE SAFARIS

KRUGER & CAPE TOWN SAFARI

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On this 11 day safari you will experience two of South Africa’s best private game reserves – the Timbavati Private Game Reserve and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve – both bordering the Kruger National Park and both offering the thrill of an authentic Big Five safari. 

The safari then takes you to vibrant, beautiful Cape Town, taking in all the city has to offer – from Table Mountain and the Winelands, to the V&A Waterfront and a range of stunning city beaches.

This itinerary is sure to appeal to travellers looking for a glamorous, luxury safari experience, complete with five star accommodation, outstanding wildlife sightings, spa treatments, fine dining and award-winning wines.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – 3 TIMBAVATI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Tanda Tula Safari Camp
We begin our classic African safari with a transfer from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, and make our way to Tanda Tula Safari Camp.

This beautiful camp is positioned amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Nhlaralumi Riverbed, in the heart of the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. This area of the Greater Kruger National Park offers unquestionably some of the best Big Five game viewing around, and is an area renowned for its biodiversity and diverse landscapes.

Tanda Tula has some of the most highly trained guides and trackers in the business, and they will tailor game viewing experiences to your needs, offering informative, exciting and unique game viewing experiences. 

And the game viewing in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is exceptional! You will find an abundance of the big five (leopard, lion, elephant, rhino and buffalo) as well as hyena, honey badger, kudu, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog, and the critically endangered African wild dog.

The camp is completely unfenced, merging understated luxury with the natural environment. There are just 12 secluded, East African styled luxury tents, each with a breathtaking view over the riverbed. The tents are the epitome of simple luxury and comfort, mirroring the early tented camps of Africa. Each opulent tent features its own en-suite bathroom, Victorian bathtub, outdoor shower and a spacious deck overlooking the riverbed and African bush.

Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities (two game drives per day and an optional game walk), refreshments on game drives, mini bar in tent and laundry. 

Day 4 – 6 SABI SANDS GAME RESERVE – Dulini River Lodge
After your morning game drive and breakfast, you will transfer to Dulini River Lodge (by road), in the acclaimed Sabi Sands Game Reserve. 

Dulini River Lodge in situated amongst ancient ebony trees and exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long-standing safari tradition. Each of the six luxurious suites offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River, to the savannah beyond.

Dulini River Lodge’s expert guides and Shangaan trackers are highly skilled, allowing you the opportunity to experience exhilarating wildlife encounters in the Sabi Sands’

10 000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Many of the guides grew up in the area and thus their knowledge of the environment is unrivaled. Allow these characters to win your heart with heroic stories, phenomenal bush tales, and awe-inspiring knowledge of the African wild.

Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, scheduled safari activities (two game drives per day and an optional game walk), refreshments on game drives, mini bar, wifi, laundry, and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip. 

Day 7 – 10 CAPE TOWN – Cape Grace Hotel
On day seven we transfer from Dulini River Lodge to Nelspruit Airport via light aircraft and from here make our way to Cape Town and the five star Cape Grace Hotel.  

Staying at Cape Grace is an experience in itself, melding the modern comforts of a Cape Town luxury hotel with traditional Cape culture. The hotel has an excellent location – the bustling V&A Waterfront – with Table Mountain towering over the hotel, a working harbour to one side, and a multi-millionaire yacht basin on the other.

The Cape Grace offers the perfect base from which to explore all Cape Town has to offer – from glorious beaches and forests, to hiking and mountain climbing, excellent fine dining, world renowned wine farms, markets and art galleries, and cosmopolitan nightlife. 

Day eight is a full day Cape peninsula tour, which takes you to Cape Point along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We will pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, and the formidable 12 Apostles Peaks. We make our way to Hout Bay, over Chapman’s Peak, which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many different species of antelope and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons.

We then visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then to our last stop of the day at the simply stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (own account +/-R60). 

On day nine you will head out on a full day Cape Winelands tour, beginning with a photo stop on the way to Franschhoek at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in February 1990.

We spend the rest of the day wine tasting in Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

No visit to Cape Town is complete without an exploration of the mother city itself, so on our second last day in beautiful Cape Town we will explore the city on a half day city and Table Mountain tour. 

Enjoy the incredible views from atop Table Mountain, and after descending, we take a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point. We drive past the Cape Town Stadium and through the V&A Waterfront to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We’ll stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens. 

The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the “Bo Kaap”, also known as the Malay quarter. Learn about the history of this area of brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets. We finish with a dazzling diamond tour before returning to your hotel.

Please note that the air transfer from Nelspruit to Cape Town is not included.

Day 11 CAPE TOWN – SAFARI ENDS
Our safari ends on day 11, with a transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

Price:
R 111  500.00 per person sharing (01Jan18 – 31Mar18)
R 113 785.00 per person sharing (01Apr18 – 31Dec18)

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R111 500.00 pps

11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big 5 Game viewing in acclaimed wildlife reserves – the Timbavati and the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserves

  • Game drives and game walks with highly skilled guides

  • Five star luxury at the Cape Grace Hotel

  • Explore beautiful Cape Town – beaches, shopping, the Winelands and Cape Point

  • Exceptional dining experiences

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation as per itinerary

  • Meals and drinks as specified

  • All transfers as per itinerary

  • Activities as per itinerary

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