Lodge Safari in South Africa
nights & 16 days luxurious south africa
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the splendors of the Cape, Garden Route and Kruger with some
of the finest boutique hotels. All these properties have been
carefully selected for their outstanding cuisine, unique setting
and superb service.
1,2 & 3: CAPE TOWN
On arrival in Cape Town transfer to The Table Bay situated at
the V&A Waterfront. This is the perfect base to explore
the many attractions on offer in Cape Town and the surrounding
4 & 5: FRANSCHHOEK
Transfer to Franschhoek about 45 minutes from Cape Town. Le
Quartier Français is situated in the historic town of
Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa, and offers
luxury accommodation and a superb fine dining restaurant with
a choice selection of local wines. Margot Janse, rated as one
of the top female chefs in South Africa won acclaim for Le Quartier
Français restaurant as “The Top Choice Restaurant
in the Western Cape for 2000”. Dinners offer a fusion
of flavours influenced by fresh local produce. Margot is self-taught
and this is evident in her natural flair with food and the simple
yet very creative combinations of flavours, colours and textures.
Member of Relais & Chateaux.
6 & 7: PLETTENBERG BAY & KNYSNA
Travel back to Cape Town for a flight to George. Transfer to
Tsala Treetops Lodge in the heart of the Garden Route. A symphony
of stone, wood, glass and water high above the floor of the
magnificent indigenous forests of the Garden Route, between
Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Eastern and European flavours blend
with the cultures of Africa to reflect in the tastes, rhythms
and colours of the hand crafted fittings and superb cuisine.
Elevated wooden walkways meander through the trees to ten exclusive
and very private suites, all with plunge pools. These seductive
structures rise to heights exceeding six metres, each one a
harmonious combination of craftsmanship of ancient times and
indulgent luxury of modern convenience. Discover the romance
and magic of Coastal Africa. Member of Relais & Chateaux.
8 & 9: ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK
Transfer to George and fly to Port Elizabeth. Travel to Gorah
Elephant Camp. Embark on a noble safari to an outpost of tented
romance. Gorah is a premier camp set in the malaria-free Addo
National Park, home to the densest elephant population on earth.
Restored to its 19th century Colonial splendour and period furnished,
the main house reflects opulence and delivers the meticulous
service characteristic of a Hunter Hotels property. The 10 luxury
tented suites are a haven in the wilderness. Elephant encounters
at matchlessly close range and priceless wildlife viewing will
complement your Garden Route adventure. Gorah Elephant Camp
is a 4,500 ha concession situated right in the heart of the
Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population
of elephant in the world.
PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is located in the beautiful and
historically rich Eastern Cape along 30 kilometres of privately-owned
river frontage, surrounded by 16 000 hectares of exclusive,
malaria-free wilderness. Overlooking the Great Fish River, the
lodge is masterfully contoured to blend with the magnificent
landscape. Kwandwe means “Place of the Blue Crane”
in Xhosa, and is home to a population of these majestic endangered
birds. Accommodation is in 9 luxurious suites that feature bedrooms
with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, plunge
pools, personal bars, salas, portable phone for room service
and covered verandas. The décor is African-inspired,
with earth-toned fabrics, indigenous timber and early settler
antiques and artifacts. Each suite has a private river deck
with sala overlooking the Great Fish River.
10: FLY FROM GARDEN ROUTE TO KRUGER AREA - SABIE SAND
After breakfast transfer to Port Elizabeth in time to connect
with your flight to Johannesburg and onwards to the Sabie Sand
Game Reserve to overnight at the luxurious Singita Boulders
or Ebony Lodge.
11 - 12: SINGITA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
From KMIA transfer to Singita’s luxurious award winning
lodges, Ebony and Boulders. Singita is located in the heart
of South Africa’s finest game viewing area, the Sabi Sand
Game Reserve, where your professional team of ranger and tracker
will take you on a voyage of discovery with the ultimate wildlife
safari. Both Ebony and Boulders offer equal standards of luxury,
tranquility and seclusion amidst ”Big Five” country
in the Sabi Sand Reserve. All suites offer private swimming
pools, air-conditioning, and fine cuisine along with a wine
cellar, healthcare spa, game rangers and trackers. Regular sightings
of Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, White Rhino and many other
animal and bird species take place on morning and evening game
drives. Member of Relais & Chateaux.
13: JOHANNESBURG - SAXON
Nestled in the exclusive Sandhurst suburb of Sandton, Saxon
makes a world class statement of ethnic African elegance, combined
with personalised attention to detail. Saxon has always been
a place of welcome. First as a home, now a home away from home.
With its roots in the heart of Gauteng, it has drawn the warmth
of the city that bred it - from the world it has won it's refinement
and ease. Saxon boasts twenty six suites of various sizes. Each
suite features large screen televisions, VCR and DVD player
with a surround sound system and business ISDN link ups. The
four presidential suites each feature a separate lounge and
dining area. The spectacular Mandela and Mbeki platinum suites
are furnished to cater for the most discerning traveller.
14 & 15: LUXURY RAIL SAFARI FROM JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN
Step aboard the Pride of Africa - the world's most luxurious
train - begin a journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Since
its establishment more than 10 years ago, Rovos Rail has earned
an international reputation for its truly world-class travel
experiences. Step aboard the wood-panelled coaches - classics
remodelled and refurbished to mint condition - and enjoy fine
cuisine in five-star luxury as some of the most varied scenery
imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. Recapture the romance
and atmosphere of a by-gone era, when privileged travellers
experienced the magic and mystery of Africa in a relaxed and
Spend your last night at Ellerman House overlooking Table Bay.
Ellerman House is an historical landmark situated on the most
spectacular site on Kloof Road in the premier Cape Town suburb
of Bantry Bay. It is the perfect venue to spend your last night
of this wonderful safari.
16: END OF SAFARI
breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your flight home
or onward destination.
The price for this tour is influenced by the time of travel,
the number of guests in your party and the choice of hotels
and lodges in South Africa. Please contact us for a detailed
quote on this luxury safari in South Africa.
• Game viewing by 4x4 vehicle in the eastern Cape and
• Wine tasting in the winelands of South Africa
• Visit to Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulders Penguins
• Outstanding golf courses
• Sight seeing on the Garden Route
• Luxury rail safari on board the Rovos Rail - most luxurious
train in the world
• Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls (with below extension)
Depending on what you would like to see and do, will dictate
the best time of the year to visit South Africa. The winter
months (May to August) are good for game viewing where the summer
months (September to April) offer spectacular scenery and wonderful
weather. Special activities such as shore-based whale watching
from Hermanus (July to November peaking August/September) can
also help you decide when to visit.
of safari route:
your stay: to Victoria Falls
will start the 'Ultimate South Africa' itinerary in Johannesburg
with the luxury rail safari to Cape Town and add the extension
to Victoria Falls after the visit to Singita.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Hotel
The Royal Livingstone
Please contact us on the choice of your hotel or lodge in the
Victoria Falls/Livingstone area.
and conditions: Please read our terms
and conditions for more information on how to book,
travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important
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