11 Days Luxury Safari, Cape Town and Wine Valley US$5,383.-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$5,383.-May through Sep 2020

From US$5,448.- Sep and Oct 2020

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 yourhHotel 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
Highlights
*Ride the revolving cable car for bird’s-eye views of Cape Town and the Peninsula from the top of the iconic Table Mountain (weather dependent).
* Travel through many famous coastal suburbs of the Cape and traverse one of the world’s most spectacular passes – Chapman’s Peak.
*Catch a glimpse of Southern right whale (seasonal) off the Cape’s longest beach.
*Spot wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park, and explore the rocky coastline, the Cape fynbos vegetation and the south-westernmost point of Africa – Cape Point – and its lighthouse.
* Visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
* Lunch at an a la carte coastal restaurant.
The first stop (weather dependent) is Table Mountain’s Lower Cableway Station, for a 5 minute revolving cable car ride to the top. 1,067m above sea level, Table Mountain affords bird’s-eye views of both the city and Peninsula, as you explore its summit.
Descend and depart the city along the Atlantic seaboard, past the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay, Bakoven and Llandudno and on to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular passes, past the Cape’s longest beach near Noordhoek and the coastal hamlets of Kommetjie and Scarborough – with a chance of seeing Southern right whales offshore from June – November!
After lunch at a popular coastal restaurant, we enter the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park with its unique Cape fynbos vegetation and home to birds like African black oystercatchers and Cape sugarbirds as well as to very special fauna including Cape mountain zebra, bontebok (both endemic) and the charismatic Cape baboon.
Climb (or ride the world’s first environmentally friendly funicular) to Cape Point Lighthouse, to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south-westernmost point of Africa: breathtaking Cape Point.
Drive on to Boulders Beach for a close-up encounter with a colony of African penguins, before heading home through the naval village of Simonstown and over Boyes Drive, taking in views of the fishing harbour at Kalk Bay and the seaside hamlets of St. James and Muizenberg.

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
Great White Shark Cage Dive
Hiking Table Mountain and City Tour – Full Day
Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour
Heli Flight over Cape Town

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.

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 Johannesburg.

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

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