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Luxury Lodge Safari in South Africa

ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICA
15 nights & 16 days luxurious south africa

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Enjoy 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.

DAY 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 areas.

DAY 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.

DAY 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.

DAY 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.

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KWANDWE 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.

DAY 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.

DAY 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.

DAY 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.

DAY 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 elegant fashion.
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.

DAY 16: END OF SAFARI

After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your flight home or onward destination.

Cost:
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.

Activities:
• Game viewing by 4x4 vehicle in the eastern Cape and Kruger area
• 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)

Best season:
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.

Map of safari route:



Extend your stay: to Victoria Falls
We 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.

Suggested lodge:
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls Hotel
The Royal Livingstone

Cost of extension:
Please contact us on the choice of your hotel or lodge in the Victoria Falls/Livingstone area.

Term and conditions: Please read our terms and conditions for more information on how to book, travel insurance, cancellation fees, baggage and other important subjects.


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