Day 1: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park

Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board, and your documents will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs and assisted to your onward scheduled charter flight to Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, where you will be met and transferred to your lodge. The enormous Kruger National Park is almost two million hectares of wilderness. Proclaimed in 1899 thanks to the vision of President Paul Kruger, its size continues to expand as private reserves on its borders remove fence lines and more recently, international borders between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been removed to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, effectively doubling the protected game reserve area. This afternoon set out for your first game drive.

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Four nights at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge. All meals and local drinks included.

*Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is a Pack for a Purpose partner - click here to learn more.

Day 2, 3 & 4: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park

There has to be a reason why this area is known as one of the finest safari areas in Africa and this can be attributed to the fact that it has one of the highest densities of wildlife per square hectare and this, coupled with the fact that through sound environmental practices the wildlife do not feel threatened by us as visitors, results in regular sightings, often only a few meters from your private Land Rover, of some Africa’s most elusive predators and big game. The guides are expertly trained to not only provide you with an encyclopedia of information on all aspects of the ecology but are also well versed in being incredible hosts, passionate about making sure you highest expectations are met.

The safaris take place either in the morning or late afternoon moving into the early evening. The reason for this is that it is when the wildlife are most active due to the temperatures being the most moderate. It is also important to note that this area does not get affected by a migration of species which means that the game viewing is consistently good all year round and the only change in seasons is really to the surrounding landscape and daily temperatures.

Sleep Out at Lion Sands

Sleep out at Lion Sands Treehouse.

Day 5: Cape Town

After one last breakfast in the African wilderness, you will be transferred to the Nelspruit airport for the scheduled daily flight to Cape Town. You will be met on arrival in Cape Town and transferred to your hotel. This evening is on your own to explore the V&A Waterfront, just across the street from your hotel. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa's most visited destinations. The harbor is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain's Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well-preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbor water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe. Breakfast included.

Cape Grace

Three nights at Cape Grace.

Day 6: City Tour, 12 Apostles and Cape Peninsula flip by Helicopter

This morning your private guide will collect you from your hotel and take you on a brief city tour orientating yourself with the city's highlights before heading to the Cable way at Table Mountain for a spectacular view over the city and ocean. You will then descend and head to the V&A Waterfront where you will board your helicopter for a 15 minute private tour of the City and surrounding beaches and coastline. You will get to view such highlights as the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton, the Twelve Apostles mountain range and Table Mountain as well as the city. You will be dropped off at the Twelve Apostles for lunch (excl. drinks). After your leisurely lunch you will have a chance to hike the 12 Apostles Mountains behind the hotel on one of the trails which should take around 40 mins, before heading back to your hotel with your guide. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 7: Cape Winelands - Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tastings

This tailor-made tour by your resident wine expert is designed for the visitor who would like to experience and taste some of the other delectable delights that are also on offer in the winelands area in addition to some of the fantastic wines. The tour is geared not only for the tasting but for the educational value as well as learning about each product that you are introduced to. Your day can include Paarl, with its imposing Afrikaans Language Monument and of course the Franschhoek Valley, including exceptional estates such as Haute Cabriere, Moreson, La Motte and Grande Provence. You will delight in cheese tasting, chocolate tasting, olives and olive oil tastings and enjoy a lunch at one of the top restaurants or estates (lunch to be settled directly but wine tastings included). Return to your hotel late this afternoon. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Depart

Today is at your leisure until it's time for your transfer to Cape Town Airport to meet your departing flight. We recommend getting up bright and early to visit iconic Table Mountain! Breakfast included.

Rates - 2014
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
May 2-August $8,498.00 Please call
April 22-May 1, September-October 22, November 5-December 22 $8,570.00 Please call
February 7-April 21 $8,644.00 Please call
All South African safari rates are subject to change based on the current rate of exchange; please call for pricing for 2013, solo travelers or small groups. *Please note that this activity is weather dependent so is best booked upon arrival with the lodge (additional cost).
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