Affordable South Africa Safari (10 Days)
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At a glance…
4 nights at Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
3 nights at Bateleur Safari Camp (Timbavati Game Reserve)
3 nights at Nkorho Bush Lodge (Sabi Sands Game Reserve)
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VIP Meet & Greet: Cape Town International Airport
Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. Please note that an Immigration Fast Track Service is not available in Cape Town. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. As you step off the bus, your Meet and Greet will be waiting for you with the paging board.
Welcome to the V&A Waterfront…
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa's most visited destinations. Since 1988, the harbor is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.
Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain's Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbor water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe.
Table Bay Hotel:- 4 nights in 1 Luxury Room
Meal basis: Bed & Breakfast
Located on Quay 6 at Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, the luxurious Table Bay Hotel is surrounded by the working harbor and world-renowned views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Combining Victorian grace and contemporary charm, 329 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and provide 5 star quality and comfort. Relax and enjoy High Tea in the Colonial style glass-fronted lounge with its attractive mountain and harbor views. Sample award-winning Cape wines and savour the flavours of locally sourced seasonal ingredients in The Camissa Brasserie. The Table Bay has a heated pool and Jacuzzi, a fully-equipped gym and a spa which offers the best in pampering treatments.
Please note: Please be advised that Table Bay is a non-smoking hotel. Should guests request a smoking room, a cleaning fee of R1000.00 (subject to change at any given time) will be levied.
Day 2 Cape Town City Tour: Private Half Day
The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard with Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the city itself, stop at the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the South African 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. Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Return Morning (08h00 - 13h00)
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway opened its doors to its first visitors on 4 October 1929. Since then, it has had many upgrades, bringing it to the point where it can safely welcome an average of 800 000 visitors each year. The round cable cars take about 5 – 10 minutes to carry 65 passengers from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain and they gently rotate, offering 360 degree views on the way.
Please note: Please remember to have your tickets with
you to gain access.
The cableway is usually closed for annual maintenance from the last week of July to Mid August.
Day 3 - Cape Point & Peninsula: Private Full Day
Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. 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. 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 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 (lunch included). 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. The tour ends at ± 17:30 with drop-off at your hotel.
Entrances to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Chapmans Peak Toll Fees
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide; 1 x Lunch; 1 x Guide Meal allowance
Value Adds: Includes 1 x bottled water per person per day.
Day 4 - Winelands Tour: Private Full Day
This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.
Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.
We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch included in cost).
Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name.
Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30
Note: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.
3 x wine tastings
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide; 1 x Delaire Lunch; 1 x Guide Meal Allowance
Day 5:- Fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit (Kruger Area)
Private Transfer:- Depart: Table Bay Hotel Arrive:
Cape Town Airport, and connect with your onward flight to
(CPT/HDS flight excluded from quoted costs). Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be met by a representative, who will transfer you to Bateleur Main Camp
Bateleur Main Camp. Accommodation: 3 nights in 1
Meal basis: Full Board + 2 Game Drives
Located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, Bateleur Main Camp offers comfortable accommodation and focuses on creating a memorable game experience. Authentic and uncomplicated the camp merges seamlessly into the surroundings, constructed to minimise its ecological footprint. 4 tents have thatched roofs, canvas sides with large windows, and covered patios. Neutral colours, solar-powered lighting and natural wood add to the rustic appeal and enjoyable bush camp feel.
After an exciting game drive, enjoy an outdoors shower under the stars, before savouring the wholesome cuisine cooked in the kitchen, or over an open fire in the boma. Plenty of trees provide shady spots for warthog, nyala and bushbuck to wander about freely – a two-strand electric fence keeps elephant out. Rhino, elephant and buffalo are often seen at the seasonal waterhole, in the dry river bed in front of camp.
Includes: 3 meals per day, teas & coffees, soft drinks,
juices, bottled water and 2 game activities per day.
Extras included: 3 x Conservation Fee
Day 8 - Private Transfer from Bateleur Camp to Nkorho Bush Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Welcome to the Sabi Sand Reserve…
The Sabi Sand Reserve is a 65 000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the landowners in the 1950’s, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management programme was put in place. Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa.
Even though there is a 50km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the game in the Sabi Sands reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
Nkorho Bush Lodge:
Accommodation: 3 nights in 1 Standard Room
Meal basis: Full Board + Activities
Nkorho Bush Lodge is situated in the northern sector of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park.
The six thatched chalets accommodate a maximum of 12 guests. Chalets have chunky wood furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with glass indoor and outdoor showers, large oval bath tubs and unique hand wash basins and sliding doors open to private wooden viewing decks. Guests can enjoy breakfast under a thatched deck overlooking an open plain, dinners are enjoyed around an open camp fire in a typical leadwood boma and there is a rock pool for relaxing afternoons.
Activities include morning and afternoon/early evening
game drives as well as guided nature walks./
Includes: All meals, tea and coffee, morning and afternoon game drive, a bush walk and snacks on game drives.
Day 11 - Private Transfer - Southern Sabi Sands to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
At a time to be advised, you will be collected by the transfer company, and transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, to connect with your flight back to Johannesburg, arriving in time to connect with all international departures.
Safari Costs - From $4,505 per person sharing
The Superior Luxury Family Room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children 12 years and under on a sleeper Couch.
Bateleur Main Camp :
No children under 6 years. A maximum of 2 children under 12 may share with 2 full paying guests in a Family Unit
Minimum age 12 years for all guided bush walks.
Nkorho Bush Lodge
The lodge allows children of all ages in the lodge, but has an age restriction of a minimum of 6 years for children to participate in game drives. The vehicles often get quite close to the animals, and any sudden noises or movement can startle the animals possibly causing an accident. Babysitting can be arranged, at an additional cost.
No children under 16 years of age may participate in the bushwalks, due to safety regulations.
VIP Meet and Greet
10 nights accommodation – 4 nights Table Bay, 3 nights Bateleur Main Camp, 3 nights Nkorho Bush Lodge
Meals as specified
Transfers as specified
Activities as specified
Park Fees/ Conservation levies / Entrance fees / Taxes as specified
Transfers not specified
Any meals or drinks not specified
Items of a personal nature