11 Days Luxury Safari, Cape Town and Wine Valley US$5,195.-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 Town City Tour- private half day
  • 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
Commodore Hotel Cape Town 4 B&B 1x Luxury Standard Rooms
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$5,364.-May through Sep 2019

From US$5,452.- Oct to mid Dec 2019

Price per person, double occupancy
NOTE: Honeymooners with wedding certificate no older than 6 month at time of travel can discount US$676.- 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; Half day Private City Tour, 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 and from South Africa, optional activities, premium drinks at safari lodge,

BEST TIME TO GO  Year Round

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Board your flight to Cape Town in Johannesburg. Your private driver will be awaiting you in the arrival area for your transfer to The Commodore 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: Commodore Hotel      View iBrochure

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is the Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town. Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists excited to experience all that is the Mother City.

Luxury Standard Rooms

All rooms are bright and spacious, decorated in a nautical style. All rooms have individual air conditioning, televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath and shower, direct dial telephones, electric razor plugs, and hairdryers.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 2:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Activities

Cape City Tour- half day private tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity and excitement at the V&A Waterfront. Including all the ‘must-sees’ of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself, we visit the Company Gardens, the S. A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. We take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap.

Table Mountain (Cable Car fee not included in cost due to variable cost) By the late 1870’s, several of Cape Town’s more prominent citizens had suggested the introduction of a railway line to the top of Table Mountain. Plans to implement a proposed rack railway got under way but the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war put a halt to these efforts. By 1912, with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options for public transport to the top. The new cableway was officially opened on 4 October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.

The Company Gardens The Company Gardens have been described as ‘an oasis of calm in the city rush’, and with the trees, the squirrels and lunch-hour love birds it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of Africa’s most important cities. Spots of interest include a sundial dating from 1787, a Saffron Pear Tree (believed to be South Africa’s oldest cultivated tree), a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, a rose garden and pools with brightly coloured fish. The South African National Gallery, the South African Museum and the Planetarium are also in close proximity.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 3:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Your day is free to relax on Cape Town’s  beach of Camps Bay, explore the city on your own or choose from one of the following optional tours (extra charge):

Optional

Cape Point and Peninsual Full Day Private Tour
Robben Island and City Tour
Sea kayaking and Cape Point Tour
Great White Shark Cage Dive
Hiking Table Mountain and City Tour – Full Day
Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour
Seakayak with Penguins
Walk To Freedom Tour Half Day
Whale Watching by boat
Cape Arts and Culture

Cape Point and Peninsual Full Day Private Tour

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.

We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Optional: Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting) (not included in cost). On through Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), we go on 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 (included in cost) 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.

We then make our way to visit the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa’s six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Robben Island and City Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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 to the newly democratic South Africa and 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.

In the city itself 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. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). 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 the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.

Sea kayaking and Cape Point Tour

There is no better way to experience the False Bay coastline other than a morning sea  kayaking experience. The latter part of the day sees you visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, then on via Chapman’s Peak Drive to Hout Bay and ending at your hotel in the late afternoon.

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.

Hiking Table Mountain and City Tour – Full Day

A splendid way to get to know the Mother City intimately, starting with a hike on the geographical formation which guards her – Table Mountain. After lunch(to own account), explore the history, architecture and culture which makes Cape Town the colourful and vibrant city it is today.

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.

Seakayak with Penguins

One of the most unique places in the world – a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town! And the best way to see it is from the water.The kayak trip leaves from Simon’s Town Waterfront and we paddle past the Naval Harbour and out to Boulder’s Beach to see the penguins. If the time and tide is right we may stop on a beach for a swimming break and will generally be able to get a close up look at penguins on the rocks nearby.

Walk To Freedom Tour Half Day

No easy road to freedom’ was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement’s campaigns, from the early days through to the late 1980s. Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice, the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. Freedom has not come easy. This tour offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cape Town, one of the world’s most varied and sought-after cities.

The Bo-Kaap

A look at the picturesque ‘Malay Quarter’, a dynamic, living museum and home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. We discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s development.

District Six

As a result of the Group Areas Act, 60 000 Capetonian families were forcibly removed from this once vibrant area between 1966 and 1982. The District Six issue remains crucial. We examine the now desolate area, Zonnebloem, which was District Six and visit the living museum which attempts to represent and recapture District Six in various ways – as a fine-spun tapestry of communal life torn apart but not forgotten.

Whale Watching by boat

Come and meet the ocean’s Marine Big 5 – whale, dolphin, seal, penguin and great white shark. Marine biologist onboard to tell you more about the behavior of the animals. Southern Right Whale guaranteed from June-December.

Cape Arts and Culture

Explore the aesthetic production of South Africa, Africa and further afield whilst learning about the history and culture of art in the Cape. The programme boasts awe-inspiring scenery along the Cape Peninsula. Magnificent beaches, breath taking views and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 4:           Commodore Hotel, 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 honeymoon 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 (ex Franschhoek Hotel)

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.

Activities

Private Wine Tasting Tour Half Day (ex Franschhoek Hotel)

This half day, private tour is every wine connoiseurs dream. Your Cape Wine Academy certified tour guide will pick you up from your Franschhoek hotel and take you to wine estates personalized to your taste. Take a cellar tour and taste wines in the heart of South Africas wine country!

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 private 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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