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Cape Town and Table mountain, South Africa

Kruger, Cape & Kalahari

12-day tailor-made journey from £6,995 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife await on this 12-day tailor-made holiday to South Africa

Highlights

  • Stay at the Sir Richard Branson-owned Ulusaba Safari Lodge in the wildlife-rich Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Fly south to Cape Town and explore iconic sights including Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and the nearby Winelands
  • Discover the vast desert landscapes and unique wildlife of the Kalahari, home to black-maned lions, cheetahs, rhinos and meerkats

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • 3 Nights Cape Town
  • 3 Nights Tswalu Kalahari

About

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Safari | Spa | Wildlife

This 12-day tailor-made South African adventure has been designed specifically for nature lovers, allowing visitors to experience some of the best wildlife Southern Africa has to offer, from the cheetahs, rhinos and meerkats of the open Kalahari to the baboons of Cape Point.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London to Johannesburg

Fly overnight from London to Johannesburg. 

Days 2-4
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Take a connecting flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Continue by transfer to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve where you spend the next three nights at Ulusaba Safari Lodge. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most famous game viewing destinations in the Greater Kruger National Park. It offers a prime South African game viewing experience, combining unrivalled Big Five game viewing as well as other large game. 

The Ulusaba Safari Lodge is fantastically located, fitting snuggly into the bush below a large canopy of ancient trees on the edge of a dry riverbed in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Game viewing on your twice daily game drives is fantastic. During them, you will traverse 3,500 hectares of private reserve with your dedicated Ranger and Tracker who will tailor your game drive to your requirements. You're likely to see the Big Five as well as the lesser-known Little Five, which includes Rhino beetles, elephant shrews, leopard tortoises, buffalo weavers and ant lions.

Stay: Safari Lodge, Ulusaba, Sabi Sand Game Reserve (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 5-7
Cape Town

Take a flight to Cape Town and transfer to the Queen Victoria located on the world renowned V&A Waterfront. Set within a precinct of heritage buildings along Portswood Road, it's in a calming location away from the frenetic pace of the main Waterfront, benefitting from all the shopping precincts, the harbour, the restaurants and other must-see attractions but in a more relaxed area. The hotel also has views of the majestic Table Mountain, the City Bowl, Cape Town Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean. 

Whilst staying in Cape Town, there are a number of optional excursions that you can take. Visit Table Mountain, where you can embark on a fantastic cable car ride to enjoy the splendid views or Cape Point, the most southwestern point in the continent of Africa that is a spectacular sight and home to some breathtaking bays. Alternatively, visit Robben Island, an island in Table Bay with a fascinating Dutch colonial history. If you're a wine connoisseur, go to the picturesque Cape Winelands that are only a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. Verdant vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture are the iconic images of this region, however the hospitality and fantastic cuisine come as a pleasant surprise to all who visit.

Stay: Queen Victoria Hotel, Cape Town (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 8-10
Tswalu Kalahari

Fly by light aircraft to the Northern Cape, then transfer to Tswalu Kalahari, the largest private game reserve in South Africa. Its 100,000 hectares are in a part of South Africa few visitors make the effort to reach: the vast Kalahari, a timeless stretch of shifting desert sands, semi-arid grassland and open savannah.

Tswalu is unique because it combines the typical Kalahari savannahs and sand dunes with the Korannaberg Mountains, whose sheltering influence helps to sustain a magnificent array of wildlife. Species seen on more traditional safaris abound, such as zebra, buffalo, giraffe and white rhino. But there is much to see here that's less common elsewhere in South Africa: roan and sable antelope; tsessebe, springbok, gemsbok, red hartebeest and eland; cheetah, black rhino and black-maned lions. Meerkat viewing is fantastic (Meerkat Manor was filmed nearby) and two of the reserve's colonies have grown to trust people and allow close observation. This is also one of the best places on earth to view aardvark and pangolin.

The reserve's Motse lodge accommodates no more than 20 guests at a time, housed in lagaes (suites) built from local stone, rich red clay and Kalahari thatch. Each has a spacious bedroom with an open fire, an en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower and a private sundeck overlooking a waterhole. The main house offers an infinity pool and secluded spa, and daily activities include game drives, horseback and walking safaris.

Stay: Tswalu, Northern Cape, South Africa

Meals: B L D

Day 11
Departure

Take a scheduled charter flight to Johannesburg and connect here for your international flight home.

Breakfast included

Day 12
Arrive in London

Arrive in London, and continue your onward journey home. 

Blog: Best African Safari Experiences

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

12-day tailor-made journey from £6,995 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £6,995 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £7,270 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London (via Johannesburg) to Mpumalanga airport and from Johannesburg to London
  • Domestic flight from Mpumalanga airport to Cape Town
  • Domestic scheduled charter flight from Cape Town to Tswalu and from Tswalu to Johannesburg
  • Private transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) lodges on a full-board basis
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) hotel on a B&B basis
  • Twice-daily game drives while on safari at Sabi Sands
  • Walking safaris, horse-back safaris and all beverages incl. alcoholic drinks included at Tswalu Kalahari

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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