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8 Day Ultimate Kruger and Cape Town - [SJC8]

Route:

Sabi Sand Game Reserve - Cape Town - City - Franschhoek - Cape Peninsula

Ultimate Kruger & Cape Town

The ultimate private safari combined with the luxury of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands

Experience the thrill of a safari in the spectacular Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve offering unparalleled Big 5 game viewing in a most pristine wilderness while enjoying the luxury of a world class safari lodge. Combine this with a leisurely stay in the scenic Cape Winelands and Cape Town, Africa’s most beautiful city.

Highlights
- Exhilarating Big 5 game viewing and bird-watching in the world renowned Sabi Sand Reserve
- Unique game lodge experience in the African wilderness
- The beauty and sophistication of the Cape, with its world-class Winelands and the world’s most desirable city, Cape Town

 

Itinerary:

Day One - Departing Johannesburg
Fly off to the spectacular Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve.

Day One
As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. After lunch and a short siesta, depart on a late afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles. Enjoy sundowners in the bush after which, the game safari continues into the early evening, affording the opportunity of viewing nocturnal game. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [LD]

Day Two & Three
Each morning and evening you will depart from this luxury safari lodge into the wilderness, either by open Land Rover or on foot for a walking safari, accompanied by your armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker. Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. After lunch and a short siesta, depart on a late afternoon game drive in open safari vehicles. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BLD]

Day Four
After an early morning open vehicle safari and a scrumptious breakfast, depart from the lodge for a light aircraft transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for your onward connecting flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you’ll be met and transferred to Franschhoek, a picturesque village with spectacular vineyards covering the mountain slopes. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this charming village. Overnight in Franschhoek. [B]

Day Five
After breakfast, you’ll explore the glorious winelands. Learn more about the region’s history and the process of winemaking when you visit renowned wineries. After lunch (on your own) continue onto the charming university town of Stellenbosch. Stop in at two more wineries for informative winetastings. With a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you will be whisked away to your luxurious hotel for overnight. [B]

Day Six
You’ll have a full day at leisure to enjoy & explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world. [B]

Day Seven
Spend a full day exploring the stunning southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno to Hout Bay, the heart of the local crayfish industry. As time permits, you may join an optional cruise to Seal Island. Continue along the coastline to visit Boulders Beach and get up close to a colony of penguins. [B]

Day Eight
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight and/or connecting international flights. [B]

ACCOMMODATION:

Day One, Day Two & Three - Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
An exquisite secret shared by the privileged few, the Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve offers discerning travelers the height of luxury in the heart of the African bush. This eco-lodge has been themed along “Earth Shelter Architecture” from the Middle Ages. Seamlessly and perfectly intertwined with land around them, 13 ultra-luxury suites delight with custom designed furniture, private plunge-pool and en-suite glass fronted bathroom. Knowledgeable and attentive guides will lead your hunt for the Big 5 on morning and evening games drives; or relax and rejuvenate at the Amani Spa. Before retiring to your suite, enjoy superb 5-star dining under the African sky.
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Day Four - Le Quartier Francais
Deep in the Cape Winelands, near the charming heart of Franschhoek Village, Le Quartier is a luxury boutique hotel with a difference. This is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions and beautiful scenery of the Winelands. Le Quartier is stylishly-decorated with a colourful, understated quirkiness and offers a variety of suites and rooms with modern, top-quality amenities. Guests should not miss the exceptional food from Le Quartiers award-winning restaurant, consistently ranked among the top 50 in the world.
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Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven - Cape Grace Hotel
Conveniently situated at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s premier retail and tourist destination, this multiple award-winning ultra-luxury hotel will make your stay in the Mother City Unforgettable. Stay in spacious and immaculately appointed rooms, furnished with all modern luxury amenities. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Signal Restaurant or relax with a drink at the Bascule whisky, wine and cocktails bar. The well-trained staff will make sure that every aspect of your visit is perfect and exceptional.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Tour Includes:

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 7 nights accommodation, open vehicle safaris, porterage, transportation and sightseeing as specified

Tour Excludes:
 
- Flight and departure tax between Nelspruit and Cape Town
- Any additional personal expenses and purchases
- Any activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Extra information

Tour Notes: Minimum 2 guests. Maximum 6 guests.
Pre-tour accommodation in Johannesburg is available on request.

Departures for 2014
02 February 2014
02 March 2014
06 April 2014
07 September 2014
05 October 2014
02 November 2014