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South Africa In Style

South Africa, Africa

from $6,270* per person 11 Days July-May
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: African Portfolio 12 people max
  • Tambo
  • Active & Adventure trips
Often referred to as “a world in one country”, South Africa is one of the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated countries in all of Africa. Your tour incorporates the very best that South Africa has to offer, taking you from the wilderness of Kruger National Park to the beautiful Cape. Your adventure begins with five glorious days on safari in Sabi Sands and Timbavati, two of South Africa’s finest private game reserves. Game viewing in this area promises to be an experience of a lifetime, with unparalleled photographic opportunities. From the depths of the African bush you fly to the “mother city” of Cape Town. On arrival you discover a charming coastal city with scenic views of Table Mountain. Spend several days exploring Cape Town, including visits to Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula, Robben Island and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. A private driver/guide accompanies you on one of these days while touring Cape Town. Your guide provides insights and information as you explore the area at your leisure. Throughout this special safari, you will enjoy the finest hotels, superb cuisine and spectacular sightseeing.

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Day 2
# Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport
South Africa's first and only luxury hotel at an airport, the InterContinental Airport Sun is situated within walking distance from the terminals at OR Tambo International Airport. This conveniently located 138 room hotel is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of discerning business and leisure travellers requiring the ultimate comfort and personalized service combined with consistent world class standards. Special features for frequent travelers include 24-hour usage, in-room flight information and a Camelot Health spa offering a full variety of treatments and massage facilities complemented by steam rooms and a fully equipped gymnasium to ease the stress of long distance travel. This deluxe hotel has drawn its inspiration from the African continent, capturing the culture and spirit of Africa through the use of simple shapes and symbolic artifacts to create an African environment in a contemporary setting. The signature restaurant, Quills, is aptly named after the unique 18 metre long porcupine quill mobile, which spans the entire length of the restaurant.

You stay at InterContinental Airport Sun    
Day 2 - Day 4
# Federal Air flight Johannesburg – King’s Camp
With its unique romantic ambience, King’s Camp invites you to relax in the bushveld in fine colonial style. Situated in the world-famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the greater Kruger National Park) the camp is a game-viewing haven that features elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo. However, King’s Camp promises far more than just a good game-spotting destination - with access to 100sqkms of traversing, guests are also treated to a brilliant abundance of birdlife. Private safaris under the guidance of a skilled ranger will prove to be an exhilarating experience for bird-watchers and tree enthusiasts as they explore the rare sights and wonders of the bush. At King’s Camp the staff are dedicated to a gracious style of hospitality, combined with a flexibility that puts the comfort of the guests first - this is achieved in a manner that will never compromise the environment. Furnished in the style of a bygone era, this intimate twenty-bed lodge guarantees comfort and personal service for a memorable stay. Traditional thatched bungalows are spacious and luxuriously equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar and en-suite bathroom and outdoor showers. Camp facilities include a lounge bar and refreshing swimming pool with a viewing deck overlooking a waterhole and a well-equipped gym. When it comes to mealtimes, true South African cuisine is offered in a homely atmosphere with dinner in the boma or a bush braai under the canvas of the dazzling African sky, all complemented by an exceptional wine cellar. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives with knowledgeable rangers in open vehicles. Your afternoon game drive gets back after dark, which gives you the opportunity to spot the nocturnal animals with a spotlight.

You stay at King's Camp     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Day 7
# Chilli Pepper flight King’s Camp - Leopard Hills
Leopard Hills spreads over 10,000 hectares of the world-renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park eco-system. Each day will be different as one explores the endless fascination of Africa's wildlife. Hippos wallow in the river, crocodiles bask on a quiet sandbank and overhead, majestic eagles keep watch. At the water's edge and in the riverine bush you will find hundreds of different species of birds. Out walking you will discover many of the fascinating small creatures of Africa …. and these are just a few of the amazing encounters that await you. Leopard Hills overlooks a natural waterhole and is situated close to the perennial Sand River. From your hilltop sanctuary, you may be lucky enough to catch sight of a leopard on the hunt, a breeding herd of elephant or some gracious kudu. The lodge offers fine hospitality, personal service, exceptional cuisine and quality game viewing. Each of the luxurious glass-fronted suites, complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool, offer superb views of the bush beyond, while air-conditioning and overhead fans provide added comfort against the African summer heat. Game drives in the early morning and late afternoon / evening, in search of Africa's big game, are conducted by your knowledgeable professional ranger. State-of-the-art Land Rovers, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold-down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Back in camp after your game drives, you will be spoilt by the highest standards of service and fine cuisine, all couched in a welcoming warm, friendly and fun-filled atmosphere - just another special feature of Leopard Hills.

You stay at Leopard Hills     Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Day 11
# Chilli Pepper flight Leopard Hills - Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
# Scheduled flight Kruger - Cape Town (flight cost not included in the tour price)
# Private road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Grace
# Day 8 – Full Day Private Vehicle and Guide tour*
Classically-inspired from the exterior, elegant within, Cape Grace is a luxurious retreat set on its own private quay on the world-famous V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The gracious elegance begins at the warm and friendly reception lounge extending to the rich comfort of the spacious harbour and mountain-facing rooms. All 121 guestrooms and suites feature exquisite furniture, luxurious fabrics and intriguing detail, providing an immediate sense of place. This stylish setting is home to a wonderful collection of lifestyle options with the emphasis on balance and quality of life: experience the pure indulgence of massage and beauty treatments in the comfort of your own room as the resident beauty therapists pamper you or enjoy the African sun as you laze around the outdoor swimming pool embraced by trellised gardens. The one.waterfront restaurant offers stylish, regional cuisine, efficient service and casual sophistication set against the backdrop of Table Mountain. Bascule Bar set on the water’s edge is a contemporary bar overlooking a bustling yacht marina ~ the perfect place to take an alfresco meal accompanied by a glass of superb Cape wine. In line with the hotel’s passion to surprise and delight, The Spa at the Cape Grace, with panoramas of Table Mountain, the city and yacht marina, offers a tranquil environment of African influence treatments exclusively to the hotel’s guests. The Cape Grace is centrally located with quick and easy access to the airport, city centre and popular tourist destinations. While in Cape Town you will have one day of "private vehicle and guide” touring, meaning that you decide the where, the what and the for how long. Your tour consultant can provide information on the many options available to you. *This “Private Vehicle and Guide” touring option gives you complete freedom to discover Cape Town’s incredible wonders at your own pace with a private vehicle and guide. You can incorporate sightseeing, shopping, museums, art galleries - as much as time allows! You have the advantage of the services of a professional guide, but the flexibility to decide what you want to do when you arrive. Tour excursions can depend on seasonality, weather, day of the week or other factors and your local guide is best positioned to customize your touring program for the optimal sightseeing experience during your stay in Cape Town. Note: All entrance fees, meals, surcharges or other direct costs are for your own account.

You stay at Cape Grace     Breakfast
Day 11
# Road transfer from Cape Grace to Cape Town International Airport


    Breakfast

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