Tour Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town & the Winelands
  • Cable car to the top of Table Mountain
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Chef Bruce experience
  • Enjoy the opulence and grandeur of La Residence Franschhoek
  • Stay at Singita Boulders Lodge
  • Walking safaris, community visits, mountain biking, stargazing safaris and archery
  • Stay at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
  • Stay at The Royal Livingstone Hotel
  • Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River
  • Elephant Back Safari


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Daily Program

05h30: Wake up and morning tea

06h00: Morning Safari departs

09h00: return for breakfast

10h00-13h30: Walking Safari (discuss time with Ranger)

13h30: Lunches

16h00: Afternoon tea

16h30: Afternoon safari departs

19h30: Return form safari

20h00: Dinner


SOUTH AFRICA & ZAMBIA LUXURY SAFARI: CLASSIC SOUTH AFRICA

PRIVATE DREAM JOURNEY

CAPE TOWN | SINGITA SABI SAND | SABI SABI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE | VICTORIA FALLS

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Cape Town is historically, culturally and visually, the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city you’ll have had the pleasure of visiting...and it’s here where your journey begins. Known fondly as the Mother City, Cape Town has everything for the curious traveler who enjoys the good life in all its colors and guises. From exquisite wine farms in magnificent green settings, to a long and captivating history and architecture, there’ll be little doubt in your mind why it’s voted one of the world’s finest cities to visit.


Cape Grace Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B


Day 2: Morning Cape Point Tour & Afternoon Stellenbosch Winelands Tour

This morning after a sumptuous breakfast you embark on your first tour of the day, the Half Day Cape Point Tour. Journey along Millionaires Paradise - ogling the glamorous homes and beautiful people of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay - and you'll be in no doubt as to how it earned its title. Wind your way towards the charming coastal town and working harbour of Hout Bay. Hug the cliffs as you snake along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, with its breath-taking views, towards the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape.

Boulders Beach penguin colony is a fascinating excursion. Move on to the historical naval port of Simon's Town. It's a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.


You are returned to your hotel for some downtime and perhaps some lunch (payable locally) before later embarking on your afternoon tour of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Explore the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops of historical, glorious Stellenbosch. Take a leisurely drive to acquaint you with the beauty of this world-renowned region, before inducting you into the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour and when the wine's made, it needs to be tasted, so we'll twist your arm to test and taste. It has been quite the day but no day is complete without a sunset cruise along Cape Town’s shores as you sip on some fine champagne. Embark on this wonderful cruise from the waterfront, just a very short walk from your hotel.


Cape Grace Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B


Day 3: Cape Town – Franschhoek

Take a cable car to the summit of Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (weather permitting), with views of the City and surrounding. We drive to Camps Bay, boasting white sandy beach and once the hunting ground of Lord Charles Somerset. Wind your way along through Clifton, an exclusive residential area, before meandering through Sea Point, the first 'commuter suburb' of Cape Town and now a recognized Orthodox Jewish community. En route we'll see the sweeping silhouette of the Cape Town Stadium before passing down Adderley Street. The City is next up. Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall. Drive past the Castle of Good Hope which was originally built as a maritime replenishment station and is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa! We're passing Charly's Bakery, stars of the Food Network Show before hearing a brief history of District Six en-route to a visit at the Company Gardens. Its bordered by numerous landmarks including the Slave Lodge, present day Houses of Parliament and St George's Cathedral, the seat of the Anglican church in South Africa. We hear about Greenmarket Square, the location for the well that was once the town's main water supply during summer months when streams from Table Mountain dried up, before a visit to the Noon Gun where we witness the historic time signal. Learn more about the history of the Bo-Kaap and its people as we move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Our final stop. A jewellery showroom where we meet a master diamond cutter and witness the process of cutting and polishing a diamond. Once the tour is complete you will be dropped off at The Flagship in Simons town where you will be having the Chef Bruce experience.

This afternoon we travel through wine country to the quaint town of Franschhoek surrounded by vast and enormous mountain ranges, almost protecting the town from any troubling weather conditions. You arrive at your Franschhoek hotel, La Residence, mid-afternoon where you will be spending the next two evenings. La Residence is the epitome of opulence, the hotel is nestled just below the Franschhoek Mountains so whether your room is on the second or first floor your views are never obstructed. Your experience at this hotel will be nothing less than magical.


La Residence Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B L


Day 4: Franschhoek

Enjoy your stay at La Residence. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and top chefs create international cuisine with breath-taking scenery as a backdrop. Franschhoek's wine estates encircle the village. On these award-winning wine estates acclaimed winemakers create glorious wines. Tantalize your taste buds with wine tastings overlooking the vineyards where the grapes were harvested, each one an exceptional experience heightened by the beauty of its setting in this the most beautiful wine valley in the world. So beautiful in fact that getting married in Fanschhoek is extremely popular with couples all over the world.


La Residence Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B


Day 5: Cape Town – Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Today it’s time for a wild taste of the African bush. You will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Once you have arrived you will be making your way to the Southern are of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve to spend the next two evenings at the majestic Singita Private Game Reserve. Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. The lodge is a celebration of the tranquility, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside.


Singita Boulder's Lodge- Suite; Meals: B L D


Day 6: Singita Private Game Reserve

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water. Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.


During your stay at Singita Boulders Lodge, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds. Safaris at Singita Sabi Sand are conducted in Open Vehicle Land Rovers with a maximum of six guests per vehicle. The lodge offers day time game drives and spot lit night drives for the more adventurous. You also have walking safaris, community visits, mountain biking, stargazing safaris and archery to choose from during your stay.


Singita Boulder's Lodge- Suite; Meals: B L D


Day 7: Singita Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

After breakfast we board our flight from the Singita Airstrip to the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve where you will be spending another two magical evenings.. The Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the world-renowned 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the south-western section of legendary Kruger National Park. It’s an acclaimed wildlife paradise, where you’ll observe at safe, yet excitingly close quarters the age-old natural relationship between predator and prey.


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve- Suite; Meals: B L D


Day 8: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

The reserve is home to the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, the endangered wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. For the next two days, prepare yourself for thrilling interaction with Africa’s wildlife on every game drive – rest assured, our highly trained and experienced rangers and trackers will do whatever it takes to make sure your safari experience ranks among the best in the world.


Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve- Suite; Meals: B L D


Day 9: Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve - Livingstone

From this wild sanctuary of wonderful luxury- and it is that for sure – we depart here on day six for Livingstone in Zambia from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, where thrilling and often unexpected adventure activities await. Watch in awe from any of the vantage points on numerous paths toward the magnificent Victoria Falls, as 650 million litres of water from the Zambezi River crash into the chasm below. It’s mesmerizing. Once you have arrived at Livingstone International Airport and transferred to your hotel, spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before we venture forth on the wild Zambezi River as we enjoy a sunset cruise on the African Queen.


The Royal Livingstone Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B


Day 10: Tour of the Falls / Elephant Back Safari

This morning you will be experiencing what few will ever be able to experience, an up close and personal tour of the magnificent Victoria Falls. The Falls are commonly described as one of The Seven Natural Wonders of the World and Zambia boasts some of the most spectacular views. To discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them, it is well worth taking a guided tour. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts center. Tours may be conducted from the Zambian side or Zimbabwean side or a combination of both sides. This afternoon after a spot of lunch (payable locally) embark on an elephant back safari.   


An elephant back safari is an unforgettable experience enabling you to interact with the elephants, as well as enjoy a unique ride through the wilderness and beautiful riverine scenery. Along the river, hippo and crocodile are common and there is a wide variety of bird species. However, sightings are not guaranteed. This is an elephant 'experience' and the guides are highly trained experts in the behaviour of elephants and the wildlife around them. The trails begin at Thorntree Lodge in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. On arrival, a short introductory talk and safety-briefing is given and then guests are introduced to the elephants and their handlers before mounting the great animals before and heading off through the riverine bush. The ride ends at the Elephant Boma where guests dismount and interact with the elephants on the ground giving the guides an opportunity to make an interesting and informative explanation about the African Elephant and their relationship with man.


The Royal Livingstone Hotel- Luxury Room; Meals: B


Day 11: Depart Livingstone

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred  to Livingstone International Airport to prepare for your onward journey home.

 

2017 PRICING DETAILS:

STARING FROM: $12,188.00 per person. Please contact us for detailed pricing.


LENGTH: 11 Days/10 Nights


MEAL PLAN: AS NOTED: B- Breakfast; L- Lunch; D- Dinner


Please contact us for availability or design your dream journey.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, please contact us for Single Supplement or Sole Traveler pricing.


Due to limited availability, it is highly recommended that you book your journey months in advance.



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