KRUGER – CAPE TOWN – FRANSCHHOEK
Safari, city & wine
Experienced guides, phenomenal wildlife
No booking fees
Why is this safari better?
This nine night tour of South Africa is ideal for those looking to relax and enjoy a diverse travel experience. The South African Odyssey starts with a magical four night, Big 5 safari at Royal Malewane before heading down to the Western Cape for three nights at The Silo where guests can indulge in all that the Mother City has to offer. Round off your trip with two nights at La Residence in Franschhoek sampling some of South Africa’s finest wine and cuisine.
Sustainability: Your booking supports local guides and communities through eco-conscious travel and supporting local enterprise through community visits and purchasing of local crafts.
When to travel?
Any time. No really, any time. The beauty of South Africa are the multitude of activities, sights and people to see. As seasons change, landscapes do to; from the flower season with beautiful protea’s, to the whale migrations, great white sharks and pods of dolphins in their thousands, to those magnificent sunsets that only South Africa can deliver. This itinerary gives travellers the perfect serving of South Africa to wet your appetite, with enough left over to ensure you return, all in the lap of luxury and quality experiences.
Mid Season: 1 March – 31 May and 1 September – 19 December 2022
High Season: 1 June – 31 August and 20 – 31 December 2022
Mid Season: 1 January – 28 February 2023
Day 1: Royal Malewane Lodge, Kruger National Park for 4 nights.
Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering modern comfort and convenience. Wildlife is the focus of the safari experience but there is something to delight every taste at Royal Malewane. From the award winning spa to the sumptuous cuisine.
Boasting unparalleled views over the surrounding bushveld, Royal Malewane’s six palatial Luxury Suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence. Luxuriously appointed and fully air-conditioned, they provide an elegant refuge in the heart of the bush complete with private pool, an outdoor gazebo and a splendid bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.
To view game is to lose yourself in a powerful and startling drama. During a game viewing excursion, your senses sharpen, excitement grows, you draw close to the most remarkable animals as they hunt, play and sleep.
Game drives at Royal Malewane are tailored to suit your interests, so you can track your favourite animal or see the birds, flowers or trees that you love most. To engage with the landscape even more intimately, explore the bush on foot with our expert guides and trackers at your side.
Our team will discuss suitable travel arrangements for your arrival to Royal Malewane.
Your stay includes: 2 Daily game drives, bush walks, all meals & snacks, mini bar, local beverages and house wines, all coffee and speciality teas, laundry, WIFI.
Day 2/3: Enjoy daily game drives and activities at Royal Malewane.
Day 5: The Silo Hotel, Cape Town for 3 nights.
The Silo Hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. Surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City, The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). Zeitz MOCAA houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art.
Your stay includes: breakfast, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, limited mini bar, parking (if required), wifi
Day 5: Explore Cape Town
Experiences available locally: Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, art galleries and museums, restaurants & bars. Our will be happy to advise of tours available to make the most of your stay in the ‘Mother City’.
Day 8: La Residence, Franschhoek for 2 nights
La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards, with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquillity. A new benchmark for luxury Franschhoek accommodation. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley on a private 30-acre estate, La Residence is a tranquil haven of comfort and relaxation. Elegant antiques and exquisite flowers create a feeling of refinement and sophistication.
BONUS: La Residence includes x1 night complimentary, just for you!
Your stay includes: accommodation, full mini bar, local beverages and house wines, all coffee and speciality teas, laundry, complementary shuttle service to & from Franschhoek.
Day 9: Experience Franschhoek
Experiences available locally: wine tasting, chocolate tasting, restaurants, art tours. Our team will discuss available tour options and how best to enjoy the beautiful wine region of Franschhoek.
Day 10: La Residence – Cape Town International Airport
NOTE: your itinerary is flexible and we can tailor-make the number of nights, additional destinations and extensions to your safari to include beach stays (such as Zanzibar).
Child rates available, please contact us for your free tailored quotation. Safari: a private vehicle and guide (additional daily cost) may be required for young children.
Extend your stay
If you’d like to extend your travel in South Africa and gain even more of a vacation, we can easily extend your itinerary to include the coastal town of Hermanus. Hermanus offers activities aplenty including conservation driven whale watching (May-September), shark cage diving (South Africa is one of the world’s best shark areas), or for the more leisurely – golf, horse riding on the beach, and adventurous hiking, surfing, mussel picking and even wine tasting. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is just a short drive away and is one of South Africa’s premier wine routes.
We recommend Birkenhead House, the perfect compliment to this itinerary. Birkenhead House is a chic and intimate beach hotel in the seaside town of Hermanus and ideally suited to take advantage of this beautiful area of South Africa.
PRICE FOR YOUR SAFARI
- per person sharing, inclusive
- per person sharing, inclusive
- per person sharing, inclusive
OUR PRICE INCLUDES
- This itinerary includes all road transfers between The Silo, La Residence and Cape Town International Airport, as well as a complimentary night at La Residence
- Royal Malewane is fully inclusive
- The Silo and La Residence are on a bed & breakfast basis
- This itinerary is based on a standard luxury rooms. Should another room category be booked a surcharge will be applicable
- Flights and transfers to Royal Malewane are not included. Guests can fly into Hoedspruit and get a road transfer to Royal Malewane, or fly direct to the private airstrip at Royal Malewane – our team will discuss suitable options for your itinerary
- Road transfers from Hoedspruit airport to Royal Malewane are an additional cost
- Pricing is ‘from’ and may fluctuate depending on number of guests, inclusions and park & conservation fees. Prices are in US Dollars
OUR PRICE EXCLUDES
- International airfare
- Local flights between Johannesburg-Kruger, Kruger-Cape Town. Our team will include these within your complimentary quotation
- Visas and other entry costs
- Travel insurance
- PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
- Personal expense such as extra drinks/food on transfers, phone calls, curio shop purchases
- Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
- Laundry (if not included at your accommodation above)
- Optional extension in Victoria Falls and Cape Town available
Let’s talk and plan your exciting safari in Africa.
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