On this 10 night tour, you will get to experience the magic of Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City while staying at one of the most exclusive hotels, delight in Big 5 safaris at the luxurious Londolozi Private Game Reserve and savour the natural beauty of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa’s largest private game reserve Tswalu, where you will search for rare brown hyena, ardvaark and black maned lions against the majestic colours of the desert.
You will be transferred from Cape Town Airport to Ellerman House where you will spend four nights absorbing one of the best ocean views in South Africa. Situated on the slopes of Lion’s Head, Ellerman House revolves around an appreciation of fine wine, art and lifestyle.
Learn about the history and culture of this cosmopolitan city while on a guided tour of the city centre. Start the day ascending Table Mountain in the Cable Car where you will take in the sweeping views over the harbor and see some of the special plants that are unique to this mountain. Next visit city highlights such as District Six, a former inner city suburb which was the site of mass evictions under the apartheid regime. Explore the beautiful Company Gardens in the heart of the city before visiting the colorful suburb of the Bo-Kaap, the city’s historic Malay suburb characterized by its cobbled streets and brightly painted houses. The tour ends at the top of Signal Hill where you will witness a Cape Town tradition, the firing of the noon gun.
Set out on a tour of the renowned Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. The journey will take you over Sir Lowry’s Pass so you can admire the spectacular view over False Bay. Stop off at several wine estates and take in the beautiful scenery. Sip on delicious Chardonnays, Pinotage and Merlot vintages that are among the best in the world. Many of these cellars still employ age old techniques to craft spectacular wines. Stroll around the oak lined streets of Stellenbosch admiring the Cape Dutch architecture and popping into some of the many interesting galleries and stores in town. This is a university town and there is a strong cage culture and youthful vibe. In the late afternoon you will return to Cape Town.
Today, you will depart on a full day tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula travelling along the coastal route past the twelve apostle mountain range to the town of Hout Bay and its picturesque harbor. Continue along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Noordhook and on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which is home to eland and bontebok. Take a walk to the lighthouse and admire the beautiful flora, fauna and sweeping views. Visit the naval town of Simonstown and the nearby colony of endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach. This colony is one of only a few in the world and it is a popular tourist attraction. The tour ends back in the heart of Cape Town. This evening you might like to try dinner at one of the great restaurants in Bree or Long Street before experiencing some of Cape Town’s nightlife.
You will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Kruger. You’ll then take a short charter flight into the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve where you will spend 3 nights in Londolozi’s exclusive Private Granite Suites.
The lodge is flanked by an extrusion of granite rocks, an effect echoed by the décor’s bold materials and silver, charcoal and elephant grey palette. The suites convey Africa’s raw essence with a contemporary and elegant flavour. At Granite, the emphasis is on space, light and privacy. The Suites blend the boundaries between inside and outside, creating a seamless integration with nature with large doors and windows opening directly onto the Sand River. Each Suite has a private, heated swimming pool. This luxury safari lodge is for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer details.
Go on majestic Big 5 game drives, treat yourself to time in the Spa, enjoy delicious meals under the African sky and relax in your spectacular suite.
No two days are the same at Londolozi and the experience is tailored to suit individual preferences and expectations. Still, there is a certain rhythm and pace to the experience that stirs a sense of homecoming on repeat visits and a pleasing sense of order for first time bushveld visitors.
Getting into step with the rhythm of nature is the first order of business. Witnessing the start of the day in the African bush is like being invited to partake in a daily miracle. A dawn chorus of birdsong and the haunting calls of fish eagles, the air rich with the night flowers’ perfume and delightfully cool. By 7:30am the magic hours have passed, and soon the animals will sink into the torpor brought on by the midday heat.
On returning from the drive and fortifying yourself with breakfast you can either retire to the cool sanctuary of your chalet or indulge a myriad of bushveld activities which include the following: Between Game Drive Optional Activities: Bush Walk/Photographic Studio/Village Experience/Massage/Good Work Foundation Community Experience/Inclusive Yoga Class/Boutique Shoppping
After your stay fly to Johannesburg Airport for your onward flight to Tswalu.
You’ll spend 3 magical nights in Tswalu’s Motse Lodge. Experience dusty desert sunsets, unusual desert dwelling animals and luxury accommodation. Enjoy delicious meals, spend time at the Spa and gym, tan on the sun deck or take a dip in the pool. Go on game drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles and see some of 70 species of mammals that inhabit the reserve.
The Motse, lies at the foot of the Korannaberg mountains facing westwards across the grasslands of the Kalahari. Motse means “village” in Tswana, and our village consists of just nine spacious and secluded “legae” (Tswana for “little house”). The Motse accommodates no more than 24 guests at any one time to make for a truly intimate Kalahari experience. The main house is a spectacular space in which to meet, with its elevated decks and elegant lounges.
An infinity pool offers an endless view over the savannahs, and a secluded spa is designed to complete your total relaxation. The mezzanine library is equipped with satellite TV (the Motse also has full broadband Wi-Fi access throughout) and its museum cases display rare artefacts from the area.
Tswalu Kalahari is alive with the rare and the extraordinary. You can discover magnificent black-maned lions. Track critically endangered desert black rhino. Hunt for elusive pangolin or aardvark. Game drives at Tswalu will be completely tailored to your particular interests. There are no set routes or times here – guests determine their own adventure from the outset. A morning might begin by walking up to a meerkat colony as they first emerge to warm themselves in the sunshine before scampering off to forage. And at the end of the day, as the sun sets, so the sounds and sights of the desert change; night walks give you the chance of exceptional sightings such as aardvark, aardwolf, porcupine or brown hyena. On horseback, the vastness of the Kalahari strikes you even more deeply and many of the animals react differently to your presence.
On the last day transfer back to Johannesburg.