Private concession in the southern Sabi Sand Reserve
Explore the city of Cape Town
Private Winelands Tour
Day 1 Arrival Johannesburg
Day 2 – 4 Sabi Sands Private reserve
Day 5 – 7 Cape Town
Day 8 & 9 Franschhoek
Day 10 Departure Day
Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight The Residence ( Luxury Room) B
The Residence is a boutique hotel located in the historical suburb of Houghton in northern Johannesburg. Set in beautiful manicured gardens on a large estate, you are surrounded by an abundance of green in this spacious opulent place. Houghton is an upmarket suburb with some exquisite old homes and famous residents such as the late, former President Nelson Mandela.
With only twelve suites you are assured of a personalized, warm stay. No details have been spared in this indulgent, sophisticated home. Suites are generously proportioned and designed for ultimate comfort and privacy. Some highlights include outdoor showers and either outdoor baths or private Jacuzzis, Nespresso coffee machines, air conditioning and under-floor heating, private balcony or courtyard area with outside relaxation area, DVD player, music throughout the room, personalized stationary, satellite television, an iPod docking station and a fireplace. Facilities at The Residence include the rooftop Sky Bar with spectacular views over tree-lined Johannesburg, private dining, lunch and dinner as per the a la carte menu, the Piano Bar for a nightcap, two swimming pools (one of them heated), a tennis court and The Residence Spa. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a limited complimentary soft drinks mini bar and secure parking.
After breakfast transfer to OR Tembo Airport for your flight to Sabi Sands (not included). Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to & Beyond Kirkmans Kamp where you will stay for 3 nights in Cottage. BLD
Kirkmans Kamp is a colonial-style safari lodge set in 6,300 hectares of private concession in the southern Sabi Sand Reserve. Located high on a ridge this historic 1920’s homestead is surrounded by manicured lawns and overlooks the pristine bushveld and the Sand River. 18 comfortable cottages have private verandahs. The main areas evoke an era long since past, featuring an elegant sitting room and extensive verandahs where breakfast and lunch is catered. Dinners are enjoyed in the romantic boma or a candlelit bush setting.
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game drives, guided bush walks and optional in-room massages. Perhaps cool off in the swimming pool, or browse in the safari shop.
After breakfast transfer to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Cape Town (not included)
Upon arrival in Cape Town airport you will be transferred to your Twelve Apostles where you will stay for 3 nights in Classic room. B
A five star boutique hotel, The Twelve Apostles is dramatically poised on the slopes of the Twelve Apostles mountain range just outside the suburb of Camps Bay. The only hotel on this stretch of mountainside, The Twelve Apostles has breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean and is the perfect location for Cape Town’s magical sunsets.
The 70 rooms and suites have uninterrupted sea or mountain views and interiors are light and airy inspired by the natural surrounds. Rooms are en-suite and feature king size beds, bathrobes and slippers, in-room amenities, air-conditioning and heating, entertainment centre with access to the movie library, tea and coffee station, bottled mineral water and 24 hour room service. With state of the art facilities guests enjoy a choice of fine dining in the Azure Restaurant, the Café Grill for lighter meals, the Leopard Bar or a dinner and movie evening in the private cinema. There is an onsite award winning Spa, a heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi, a fully serviced tanning deck and 10 hammocks in the Fynbos garden; a 24 hour business centre and secure off street parking. The Twelve Apostles is a short drive from Llandudno, Camps Bay and Clifton beaches as well as Chapman’s Peak, Table Mountain and Cape Town city centre.
Today enjoy a half day private City and Table Mountain Tour
Explore the city of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views over the city and the Peninsula.
As you come back down from the mountain, make a stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs – or at your hotel to end the tour.
Today you embark on a private full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel.
After breakfast you will enjoy a Private Winelands Tour on the way to your next destination: Franschhoek, where you will stay for 2 nights.
This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (for your own account). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route.
Overnight Franschhoek Country House (Std Room) B
Day at leisure.
Overnight Franschhoek Country House (Std Room) B
Franschhoek Country House and Villas offers luxurious country accommodation on the outskirts of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. This converted homestead lies in manicured gardens, and is surrounded by wine farms and uninterrupted mountain views. The original Franschhoek Country House offers 14 well appointed, individually designed, comfortable rooms. With en-suite bathrooms, lush duvets, embroidered percale cotton linen, air-conditioning, satellite television, minibars and tea and coffee facilities; most rooms also have a private balcony. The 12 Villa Suites are generously laid out around the property and offer the discerning guest opulence and space with exclusive facilities and finishes. They include a separate lounge, bedroom and bathroom, two private balconies, air-conditioning, under-floor heating, fireplaces and entertainment centre. Guest areas include the reception and lounge, the award winning Monneaux Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a bar, two outdoor swimming pools with loungers and panoramic mountain views, an on-site Spa and parking facilities.The charming, scenic town of Franschhoek offers gourmet food and wine, specialist shops, boutiques and galleries, horse-riding, cycling, hiking and an endless choice of wine farms and vineyards.
After breakfast private road transfer to Cape Town airport for your onward flight. B
Flexible departures (any day)
VIP Meet and Greet
Activities as specified in Cape Town and Franschhoek
At The Residence: Breakfast, welcome drink, limited complimentary soft drinks in mini bar and luxury evening turndown.
At Lion Sands River Lodge : All meals, local brand drinks, house wines , safari activities, teas/coffees and game drive refreshments & snacks.
At Twelve Apostles & Franschhoek Country House: Breakfast
01 Feb – 30 Apr
2 Guests: US$ 4,490 per person sharing
4 Guests: US$ 4,170 per person sharing
01 May – 30 Sep
2 Guests: US$ 4,300 per person sharing
4 Guests: US$ 3,980 per person sharing
01 Oct – 19 Dec
2 Guests: US$ 4,520 per person sharing
4 Guests: US$ 4,200 per person sharing
Are you keen on water activities? Then why not to combine photographing with an enjoyable ride on the river making your vacation even more exciting! The Chobe River is known for its peaceful turquoise waters that create the atmosphere of tranquility and sedate you. No severe currents or rapids are to be expected, so even those not good at swimming should not be afraid of waters, you are guaranteed complete safety.