Cape Town and Safari in Luxury (11 Days)
Just about every visitor to South Africa wants
to see and experience what Cape Town has to offer, as it is
said to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
This safari does it all! - Starting in Cape Town, with a
tour to the winelands, followed by a safari in the Greater
Kruger Park area. The accommodation in the safari areas is
unique - A combination of a luxury tented camp as well as
one of the best luxury lodges one can imagine! This safari
will leave you with everlasting pleasant memories, and truly
a great choice for honeymooners!
On arrival at Cape Town International airport you are met
by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at The Victoria and Alfred Hotel in a standard double room
on bed and breakfast basis.
The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is set in the heart of the V
& A Waterfront in Cape Town and enjoys spectacular views
onto the working harbour and Table Mountain. With a colonial
and elegant ambience, the hotel is named after the Queen of
England and her son, who visited the Cape in 1870. There
are 94 en-suite bedrooms spread over three floors, each with
views onto either the Alfred Basin or the Piazza. The rooms
vary in size with some offering a dining or lounge area. All
rooms feature king size beds, air-conditioning, tea and
coffee facilities, private bar, pay-for-view TV and Wi-Fi.
With a hint of past shipwrecks, the main hotel includes a
lounge, dining and terrace area. There is a Spa and gym, a
small pool set across the way in a manicured garden and a
full concierge service. The V & A Waterfront is a hub of
retail outlets, designer stores, excellent restaurants and
craft markets and also includes tourist highlights like the
Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island Ferries, ocean
adventures, helicopter flips, the Iziko Maritime Museum and
Day 2 - City & Table Mountain Tour: Private Half Day
Explore the city of Cape Town, known affectionately as
the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of
Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is
South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Greenmarket
Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of
course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views
over the city and the Peninsula (the cable car fee is
included but weather dependent and is usually closed for
annual maintenance from the last week of July to Mid
August). As you come back down from the mountain, make a
stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its
cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you
have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to
experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its
many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end
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: The cableway is usually closed for annual
maintenance from the last week of July to Mid August.
Day 3 - Cape Point & Peninsula Tour: Private Full Day
Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape
Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay,
before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to
join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you
drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman's
Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives,
where you will board a funicular (optional and for your own
account) to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the
symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy
spectacular views over False Bay. After lunch (included),
continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the
African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop
at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving
at your hotel for overnight.
Day 4 - Winelands Tour: Private Full Day including lunch
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 Franschoek chefs at one of the many
award winning restaurants (lunch included). 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.
5 - Transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Flight costs
excluded in quoted costs).
Private transfer to Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Lukimbi
Safari Lodge is a five star luxury lodge situated in a
15,000 hectare private concession in the southern Kruger
National Park. Set along the banks of the Lwakahle River,
the walkways and decks are raised making the most of the
views over the river bed to the bush beyond. Lukimbi has
14 classic and two premier suites. With soft earthy tones,
high thatch ceilings, a lounge area and glass windows guests
have a sense of space as the room seems to stretch out to
the bush beyond.
Bathrooms are en-suite looking directly onto the bush and
have spacious baths, inside/outside showers and separate
toilets. The premier suites feature a separate bedroom
en-suite, dining area, lounge and private plunge pools.
Guest areas at the lodge include raised wooden decks for
dining or relaxing, a bar and boma, swimming pool, library,
curio shop and gym.
Children over two years welcome. Lukimbi offers a full
kids program, morning and evening game drives and bush
walks. There is a select Spa menu and golf can be arranged
at the prestigious Leopard Creek, 45 minutes away. The
southern Kruger is easily accessible and the Lukimbi
concession is not fenced so the Big 5 roam freely.
Includes: All meals, teas and coffees, 2 game drives
daily in open landrovers and safari walk
Day 8 - Private Transfer to Idube Lodge (Sabie Sands Game
Idube is a four star safari lodge located in 10,500
hectares of bushveld in the western sector of the Sabi Sand
Private Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park.
Surrounded by African bushveld the lodge is set in an
indigenous garden of tall trees and green lawns, with daily
visitors including the warthog and nyala.
Idube has eight comfortable
chalets and two Makubela Suites. The chalets are en-suite
with inside/outside shower, air conditioning plus overhead
fan, mosquito nets, large furnished private deck and tea and
The spacious Suites are
slightly separate along a raised walkway with all the
chalets features plus a mini bar, private plunge pool,
entrance hall and lounge. They can be inter-leading, and
children over eight are welcome. Meals are served under
thatch on decks or by firelight in the boma.
There is an entertainment area, open lounge and swimming
pool. Activities are informative with morning and late
afternoon game drives in open land rovers, and safari walks
in the surrounds after breakfast.
Includes: All meals, teas and coffees, 2 game drives
daily in open landrovers, and a safari walk.
Day 11 - Private
Transfer - Southern Sabi Sands to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
Connect with your onward flight back to Johannesburg.
Flight costs excluded from quoted costs.
Rates : From $4,950 per person sharing, Depending on
Season. Please contact us for
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO LIVINGSTONE / VIC FALLS!!
Instead of heading back to Johannesburg, continue with an
onward flight to Livingstone, Zambia. (Flight costs excluded
from quoted safari costs). Private Transfer - Livingstone
Airport to David Livingstone Lodge. Accommodation for 2
nights in a Standard Room. Meal basis: Bed & Breakfast.
Situated just upstream from the magnificent Victoria
Falls in Zambia, on the banks of the Zambezi River, is the
stylish David Livingstone Safari Lodge & Spa. A large
property, surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens, guests
staying here enjoy a privileged riverfront location and
outstanding views. With a colonial air matching the area’s
history, the impressive thatch buildings consist of 72 rooms
(3 inter-leading) and 5 suites, most of which have private
balconies and prospects of the river. Extensive grounds and
a pool deck on the water’s edge offer beautiful spaces to
unwind, while the spa provides rejuvenation and the ultimate
in relaxation. Nearby optional activities include
white-water rafting, Victoria Falls visits, river cruises
and a host of other scenic and adventure options.
Includes: Breakfast and a shuttle into town and the Falls
daily on the hour between 08.30 and 17.30.
note: ZAWA Park levy of USD10.00 per person per stay payable
on and Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park fee of USD10.00 per
person per DAY are all EXCLUDED and payable locally in cash.
Subject to change without prior warning.
Tour of the Falls: Scheduled 90 Mins Tour.
This tour takes you on a discovery of how the Victoria
Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions
surround them. One special vantage point is across the Knife
edge bridge, where you can have the finest view of the
Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling
Pot where the river turns and heads down the Batoka Gorge.
Other vantage points include the Falls Bridge and the
Lookout Tree which commands a panoramic view across the Main
Falls. Different times of the year will provide completely
different experiences of the Falls region.
Peak flood season is around March and April when the full
power of the falls can be experienced. As the floods abate
the view of the falls gets better, but at it’s lowest,
around November and December, the Falls become little
rivulets running over the edge and in some places along the
1,7km width, no water falls at all. This guided tour is
extremely informative and ends with a visit to the local art
and crafts centre. The tour is 1.5 hours in duration and it
includes National Park fees, the services of a qualified
guide and bottled mineral water. Includes: Entrance fees,
transfers from / to David Livingstone Lodge & Spa
The newly built lady Livingstone famously known as “The
Jewel of the Zambezi” has a capacity of 144 pax. Guests are
met at their respective hotels/lodges and transferred to the
David Livingstone safari Lodge and Spa. The cruise takes
place along the river boundary of the Mosi-oa-Tunya National
Park, total cruise time is approximately 2 hours. During the
cruise, clients are likely to see hippos, crocodile and some
good birdlife. Possible other game sightings are elephant,
giraffe, buffalo and buck. An experienced guide accompanies
each cruise and has good knowledge on the wildlife and local
history of the area.
Excellent hot and cold snacks are
served on board and the bar is well stocked with spirits,
good wines, beers and soft drinks. Snacks and drinks are
included in the price and served throughout the cruise.
Pick up times are 16h00 in summer (August to April) and
15h30 in winter (May to July).
Includes: Snacks and local brand drinks.
Please note: River usage fee of USD10.00 per adult and
USD5.00 per child payable locally. Subject to change without
Private Transfer - David Livingstone Lodge to Livingstone
Airport. Connect with your onward flight back to
Johannesburg, arriving in time to connect with your onward
Rates for the Vic Falls Extension: From $625 per
person sharing, depending on Season.