11 Days Luxury Safari, Cape Town and Wine Valley US$5,316.-pp

Luxury Safari in  South Africa’s most coveted private game reserve, The Sabi Sands, combined with a stay near Cape Towns lively V&A Waterfront and tasting of wines in scenic wine lands near Cape Town.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive safari in “Big 5” private game reserve
  • Luxury safari tent with private plunge pool
  • Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain Full Day Tour- private
  • Walk to vibrant and scenic VA& Waterfront
  • Stay in South Africa’s Wine Country with private wine tasting and cellar tour

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

 

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Cape Town 4 B&B 1x Standard Room
Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek Franschhoek 2 B&B 1x Standard Room
Savanna Private Game Reserve Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve 4 FB+ 1x Luxury  Suite w pool

B&B: Bed and breakfast
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

PRICE:

From US$5,316.-May  2021

From US$5,516.- June though August 2021

From US$5,636.- Sep and Oct 2021

Price per person, double occupancy
NOTE: Honeymooners with wedding certificate no older than 6 month at time of travel can discount US$696.- per person.

Included

On safari: Full board, local wines, beer and soft drinks, two safari activities per day, National Park Fees ; laundry service, minibar,
Bed & breakfast at other hotels; Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain Full Day Private Tour with lunch, Half Day Private Wine Tasting Tour,
All domestic South African flights and transfers (Flights Johannesburg to Cape Town, Cape Town to Safari Camp, Safari Camp to Johannesburg)

Excluded

International flight to Cape Town and from Johannesburg, optional activities, premium drinks at safari lodge,

BEST TIME TO GO  Year Round

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:           AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Cape Town where your driver will be awaiting you in the arrival area for your transfer to your hotel located within a few minutes walking distance to one of Cape Town’s most beautiful areas, the V&A Waterfront.

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Cape Town

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Take in a view from above by riding the cable car to Table Mountain or check out the tiny cell Nelson Mandela was kept in on Robben Island. Visit the V&A Waterfront near your hotel, a place for shopping or just hanging out to watch the world go by. Breathtaking natural scenery, long standing cultural heritage and world-class wine production estates characterize an area known as the Wine Lands where you will can taste the wines of the region. Drive through gorgeous scenery and hamlets on the way to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastline seafarers have respected and feared for hundreds of years. Please check your personal itinerary for inclusions.

Overnight: AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town     View iBrochure

Experience a new way to the hotel at the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, conveniently located just minutes away from the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and just a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. The 188 spacious rooms feel stylish, yet efficient and boast unparalleled views over the imposing Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. Savour the heritage of the brand’s Spanish roots with delectable tapas from fresh and locally sourced ingredients or have a quick bite at the AC market, offering convenient grab and go products. To wind down after a long day, pass by the bar and sample the finest spirits locally crafted. Its bartenders are also true urban spirits who will share the unique buzz of the city and all it has to offer. Located within walking distance, the hotel is close to the Cape Town International Convention Center. It also features 4 flexible meeting rooms with a total of 250 sqm of event space, boasting natural daylight and stunning views over the Harbor.

Standard King Room

Majority of these spacious single King bed configurations are harbour facing and allow for a unique experience. If a timeless mountain view is preferred, there are 24 suitable rooms that can be booked as well.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 2:           AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town, Cape Town

Activities

Private Full Day Peninsula and Table Mountain Tour
with Lunch
This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breath-taking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.
The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard with Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bayand Hout Bay for a short comfort stop. Continue via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Goon to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre. A lunch stop is made nearby. End the day with a visit to the well-known Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The Garden includes five of South Africa’s six different biomes and is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays as well as for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 3:           AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Choose from the optional activities or explore on your own if you wish.

Optional

Robben Island and City Tour with Table Mountain
Great White Shark Cage Dive
Hiking Table Mountain
Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour
Heli Flight over Cape Town

Walk to Freedom, Half Day Small Group tour

Cape Town Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour

Great White Shark Cage Dive

Ride early for a day trip to Gaans Baai’s Shark Alley, considered the Great White Capital in the World, to give yourself the experience of a life-time, a cage encounter  with one of the foremost predators in the world, the Great White Shark. Divers and non-divers alike can join in this adventure since no breathing equipment is used, you just hold your breath. You may also watch them from the top deck of the boat which, if circumstances allow, will carry on to Dyer Island to see the seals the sharks are in the vicinity for. Return to Cape Town along scenicly dramatic costal road. Breakfast and/or snack are offered on the vessel.

Please note that the drive along the coast to Gaans Baai and boat trip is a wonderful experience even if you choose not to partake in the actual cage dive. You will be able to view the sharks from the top deck of the vessel.

Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour

For the energetic traveler who appreciates nature, this tour offers an alternative to simply watching the scenic splendour of the Cape Peninsula pass you by, allowing you time to cycle a section of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

Heli Flight over Cape Town

A City Helicopter scenic flight along the Atlantic Coast viewing famous spots like the Cape Town Stadium, the 4 Beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. . Aprroximately 12 minutes.

Walk to Freedom

The day commences with a look at the picturesque “Bo-Kaap” –an historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery. Discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality during a walk through the area.Continue to Zonnebloem, originally District Six, and visit the living museum (closed on Sundays). Established in December 1994, it incorporates memories of District Six and the forced removals. With the struggle for the land now taking a different form, the museum supports the process of ‘reinventing’ District Six for the present. Depart the city area and head tothe Cape Flats, where a stop will be made in Langa Township’s Gugu S’Thebe Arts & Cultural Centre. Housed in a brightly coloured building, the centreis dedicated to the empowerment of the people of Langa and improving their socio-economic situation. Explore the local arts and crafts on display in the various studios, metal and pottery workshops, as well as the retail facility. Embark on a walking tour with a local registered guide providing the opportunity to be exposed to the community and lifestyle of Langa. The tour will end with drop-off at your hotel in the early afternoon. Duration 4.5 hours. Morning tour only.

Robben Island and City Tour

The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison. Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people.In the heart of the city enjoy for a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds. On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu –lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. George’s Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. Continue the tour with a visit to the Castle of Good Hope –the oldest building in South Africa. The Castle acted as local headquarters for the South African Army in the Western Cape, and today houses the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for the traditional Cape Regiments. Alternatively, make a stop at Truth Café for a ‘cuppa’ at this ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (meal for own account). Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting) Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also,get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.Return to your hotel in the early evening. Excludes lunch and cable car.

Cape Town Arts and Culture Peninsula Tour

This morning we head to the fishing village of Hout Bay for a visit to Sembach Gallery (open on weekends and by appointment only on weekdays). Sophisticated art works with exquisite style and contemporary beauty by some of the most talented South African Artists are showcased here. In its new home, the gallery features a unique setting of shabby chic meets industrial, snugly ensconced in the vibrant, hustle & bustle, precinct of the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. In response to the gallery owners’ passions and commitment to up liftment of individuals artists and communities, they have therefore invited Intle Art to share their space. Intle Art enables aspiring and disadvantaged young artists in Hout Bay to develop artistic and entrepreneurial skills. Travel via Chapman’s Peak Drive (provided the road is open), which winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoekon the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.At Noordhoekwe make a stop at the Farm Village to appreciate the unique local South African handmade craft. Worth a visit is Noordhoek Art offering an eclectic mix of collectables, photography, paintings by famous SA Artists, designer jewellery, porcelain artifacts and more. Continue to the coastal village of Kalk Bay where we stop to visit Kalk Bay Modern located on Main Road. The gallery holds one of the largest collections of contemporary San art from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.Situated above the famous Olympia Bakery with arguably the best view of Kalk Bay Harbour and False Bay, Kalk Bay Modern offers a unique selection of fine art prints, oil paintings, photography, ceramics and its own range of Art-I-San textiles (previously known as Ekoka textiles).Just a short 5 min walk further, you will find Artvark Gallery –a classic and contemporary gallery with a keen eye for folk art, specialising in paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, craft and unique
custom-made steel works. It has been a long-time favourite of Cape Town art lovers and tourists visiting Kalk Bay’s galleries.The drive following the beautiful False Bay coastline takes you to the distinctly bohemian seaside village of Muizenberg. Enjoy lunch (to own account) before exploring the colourful street art and décor that is simply everywhere in this surfers’ village and is a reflection of a community that believes in self-expression, while still maintaining an overall aesthetic that is pleasing to all, whether resident or visitor.End the day with a visit to the Norval Foundation which is a centre for art and cultural expression,dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th-and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature.The Sculpture Garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library are situated in a unique setting that offers visitors a multi-sensory experience.

Note: Gallery visits are subject to exhibition schedules. Alternate visits may be arranged.Lunch excluded.

Bed & Breakfast

Day 4:           AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town, Cape Town

Optional

Choose from optional activities if you wish or explore the city on your own.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Day Itinerary

Prior your journey we will inquire about your preference in wines – red, whites, champagne! Today you will have a Private Wine Tasting Tour that reflects your choice – half day.

Activities

Wine Tour, half day, Private

Franschhoek

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

Overnight: Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek

This picturesque guest house is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, situated in the peaceful Winelands country also known as the Franschhoek Valley. Avondrood’s original Victorian Cape-Dutch home offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with a rich historical feel of French Huguenot culture combined with all of the modern luxuries and amenities you desire.
If rest is what you need, stay in and enjoy the tranquil gardens at Avondrood. Private and scenic the 2000sq meter gardens surround a large pool, heated jacuzzi and outdoor breakfast veranda which boasts views of the mountains.
Inside the main house you can relish in the spacious lounge next to the grand fireplace or settle into your favourite cocktail at the fully stocked bar and watch the game.
There are eight large suites to choose from, all lavishly decorated with individual themes and character. Wake to a full breakfast with your stay, served with locally roasted coffee. We take personal care in your stay with Avondrood being a family owned and run business – rest assured that every detail will be taken care of.
Avondrood’s experienced team of staff takes pride in every aspect of Avondrood and the superior service they provide.

Standard Room

This room is situated in the main house facing the street side with its own separate bathroom with shower only. Bed is a King size Double.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:           Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Day Itinerary

Explore the boutiques and galleries of Franschhoek or hike in the vineyards.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 7:           Savanna Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Your  driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Savanna Game Reserve.  You will be ready for your first exciting game drive this afternoon.

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

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, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.

Overnight: Savanna Private Game Reserve        View iBrochure

Situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, this exclusive 5-star lodge boasts nine beautifully appointed, thatched suites consisting of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead onto a central elegantly furnished lounge. The decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics  and textures. All suites have air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and covered patios, decks and private plunge pools. The main lodge features a bar, gourmet dining area, wine cellar, library and a patio overlooking the main lodge pool and indigenous gardens to one of 5 waterholes that surround the lodge and offer fantastic views of game drinking and bathing.

Luxury Suite

Four Luxury Suites under canvas nestle amid beautiful indigeneous trees that attract a variety of birds. They have the same facilities as the larger suites in a more compact space and are furnished and decorated to the same superb standard. The bedrooms have draped ceilings creating an atmosphere of romance and intimacy. Tented roofs blend into the African bush while solid walls provide quiet and security, ensuring a restful night’s sleep.

Each Luxury Suite has an en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, double vanities and both indoor and outdoor shower, deck and private plunge pool. The bedrooms open onto private decks with sweeping views of the bush and waterholes. Tucked away with large stands of natural shrubbery separating them, the luxury suites are the ultimate in cosy, private hideaways.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks  Included

Day 8:           Savanna Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Your day will be filled with exciting safari activities.

Activities

Game Drives
Bush walks
Community projects and Village tours

Game Drives

Guests will enjoy two game drives per day. Our vehicles are specially adapted for comfort and to seat 6 guests, ensuring a personal safari.

Bush walks

Bush walks are available in the morning with your ranger and will be tailor made around guests needs.

Community projects and Village tours

Savanna is very involved with its local communities, and we offer guests the chance to learn more about the projects we are running which include vegetable gardens and assisting the orphanage.

A Village tour is also available to give guests an insight  to the local people and their day to day lives.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks  Included

Day 9,10 :           Savanna Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Pattern of Activities

Your day includes:

– Early morning tea/coffee, a selection of fresh fruit and pastries on the deck overlooking the river
– Game activity (approximately 3+ hours) including a coffee/tea stop in the bush
– Mid-morning breakfast/brunch (continental and full hot breakfast)
– Leisure time – enjoy the use of the infinity pool overlooking spectacular views of the distant Drakensberg Mountains. Alternatively, relax in the lounge/bar area, avail of the free Wi-Fi on offer, or simply allow your mind to wander while sipping a refreshing cocktail, and watching the wildlife at the Nhlaralumi River.
– Lunch (A la carte or chef’s specials)
– Afternoon High Tea (tea or coffee and freshly baked sweet and savoury treats)
– Afternoon/evening game activity (approximately 3+ hours), which includes a bushveld Sundowner break.
– Dinner of African-inspired cuisine is served on the deck, or – weather permitting – around the fire in the open-air boma.

Included

Full Board and Activities
Drinks  Included

Day 11:        Departure

After your morning game activity transfer to the local airstrip for your flight to Cape Town.

Note: Animals are wild and specific sightings can not be guaranteed.

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