This nine night tour of South Africa is ideal for those looking to relax and enjoy a diverse travel experience. The South African Odyssey starts with a magical four night, Big 5 safari at Royal Malewane before heading down to the Western Cape for three nights at The Silo where guests can indulge in all that the Mother City has to offer. Round off your trip with two nights at La Residence in Franschhoek sampling some of South Africa’s finest wine and cuisine.

Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivaled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa. Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the South African bushveld.

Dining at Royal Malewane is a unique and indulgent experience with a constantly changing menu and a wide variety of beautiful settings in which to savor the contemporary cuisine. Royal Malewane offers complete flexibility to our guests – we can tailor a menu to your personal tastes and dietary requirements in consultation with our Executive Chef.

Whether you feel like a light salad by the pool in the privacy of your Luxury Suite or a decadent six-course dinner paired with fine wines, the dining team at Royal Malewane will ensure that you are carefully looked after. And that goes for drinks too – have what you want, when you want, whether it’s a Bloody Mary to ease yourself into the day, a delicious flat white or a bottle of vintage red wine from our cellar.


From expert rangers and trackers to specialist photographic safaris, Royal Malewane offers a classical safari experience where nature is paramount. With over 130 mammal species and over 300 bird species, Royal Malewane delivers an unrivaled wildlife experience incorporating all creatures great and small as well as the incredible plant life that plays such a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. On most private safaris in Southern Africa, guests are guided on specialised Land Rovers by a ranger who drives the vehicle and by a tracker who sits on an especially precarious seat at the front of the bonnet. The tracker’s job is to find elusive wildlife. To notice and interpret nature’s subtle clues through acutely honed senses while the ranger engages with the guests and ensures safe passage.

Game drives at dawn and dusk form the basic rhythm of the day, and you’ll find that to be out in the fresh air as the sun rises and sets is to be realigned with a pattern of deep and ancient significance. In addition, no matter what the time of year, each season has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months brings with it migrant birds and new-born animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.

Game drives at dawn and dusk form the basic rhythm of the day, and you’ll find that to be out in the fresh air as the sun rises and sets is to be realigned with a pattern of deep and ancient significance. In addition, no matter what the time of year, each season has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months brings with it migrant birds and new-born animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.

Today you can go on a guided walk through the coastal forest to Dongane Lake where you can enjoy a kayaking expedition. Your guide will explain the traditional uses of the plants and tell you what fruits are edible and you can taste. You can also choose to spend some time up the trees on a wooden platform from which you can observe the antics of the vervet monkeys.

This morning you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. You will be met at the airport by one of our representatives and driven to the luxurious Silo Hotel which is located in the heart of the renowned V&A Waterfront. The Silo Hotel sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town hotel accommodation. A magical hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City.

The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA will house Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.
After check in you can relax at the hotel. Enjoy sundowners at Situated on the sixth floor of the hotel, The Willaston Bar is named after the first ship to export grain from the original silo complex back in 1924.

With stunning views of Cape Town through the 5,5m high pillowed glass windows, there is no better place to enjoy a classic cocktail or a glass of wine from the carefully crafted and ever evolving list of local and international wines.

This morning we suggest that you spend some time exploring the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Then in the afternoon you can set out to explore Cape Town including world class shopping at the V&A Waterfront. You might like to arrange to have sundowners on top of iconic Table Mountain.

Cape Town is a colourful and vibrant city surrounded by dramatic mountains and sandy beaches. It is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world – presided over by one of the 7 Natural Wonders of The World – Table Mountain. The magic of Cape Town lies in the collision of natural wonder, diverse cultures, art, design and a thriving food and wine scene.

Cape Malay, Dutch and British architecture sit side by side with cutting edge 21st century loft apartments and slick skyscrapers. Sit a while in Cape Town and take in the buzz and bustle of flower sellers, buskers, food markets and Capetonians going about their daily lives.
The Houses of Parliament stand proudly in the Company Gardens, while the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is the most happening part of the city, with boutique shops, the Two Oceans Aquarium and innumerable restaurants from which to watch the comings and goings of the world’s ships, cruise liners and luxury yachts. A short ride away is the infamous Robben Island where you’ll find the erstwhile prison cell of the late Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela.

Cape Town is the ultimate destination for connoisseurs of fine wine, cuisine and la joie de vivre. From the bustling café culture of Kloof Street and Bree Street to the vibrant food market at the Old Biscuit Mill, you’ll find all manner of treats in between.
The Old Biscuit Mill roars to life on a Saturday morning as locals and tourists jostle for a seat among the oyster shucking and cork popping while purveyors of fine foods and hearty ales showcase their wares.

The Silo is located in the heart of the Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. What better way to start your gourmet itinerary than with an Art & Wine pairing followed by dinner at Luke Dale-Roberts’ The Test Kitchen – South Africa’s top restaurant and one of the 50 best restaurants in the world.

This morning you might want to set out on a Cape Peninsula tour or spend some more time exploring Cape Town’s attractions. In the afternoon pamper yourself with some rejuvenating treatments at the Silo Spa, a tranquil space in which you can relax and indulge in the latest therapies and spa techniques. There’s also a gym, sauna and a dedicated manicure and pedicure area. Enjoy signature treatments using top international products including Carol Joy, Ling and Black Pearl.

This morning after breakfast you will set out for the scenic Cape Winelands. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30-acre estate, La Residence is a tranquil haven of comfort and relaxation.

La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility. A new benchmark for luxury Franschhoek accommodation. Step into the Great Hall and be transported to a world of exquisite beauty, opulence and grandeur in this luxury Franschhoek hotel.

Glittering Indian chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceiling, original artwork and huge mirrors grace the walls, while the furnishings of Liz Biden are plush, colourful and stylish. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.

In the heart of South Africa’s wine country, the experience at La Residence is focused on fine wine and delicious cuisine. The cuisine is such an integral part of the experience at La Residence, and our guests will often sit down with the chefs to discuss their preferences and dietary requirements with menus being tailored accordingly.Breakfast at this Franschhoek hotel is a lavish, buffet affair. All manner of cereals, fruits, cheeses and meats are on offer, as well as a scrumptious hot breakfast menu.
Then stroll through the picturesque streets of Fraschhoek with its many galleries and cafes. Set out to some of the award-winning nearby wine estates and taste some fine South African wines.

This morning after one last sumptuous breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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