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Classic African Safari and the Cape (7 days)

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from $$1,745 ex JNB

Johannesburg to Cape Town

This itinerary has been specially prepared for the discerning traveller who wants to experience a fantastic blend of wildlife and city life in opulent luxury. From a private lodge in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve to a charming boutique hotel in South Africa’s, Mother City ‘Cape Town’ you will be pampered every step of the way. Not suitable for children under 12 years.

Classic African safari with more than a touch of class! There’s no better way to combine luxury African Safari with the beauty of cosmopolitan Cape Town. This is a wonderful tour on its own or combine it with another tour.

This is a private tour and departs daily.
Price for 6 night / 7 day exclusive tour:

Two alternatives provided below: from $1,745 or $2,750 per person twin share ex Johannesburg

Safari includes:
  • 3 nights’ luxury accommodation at the Lion Sands River Lodge
  • Two game drives per day in open Land Rovers
  • 3 meals daily
  • Game drive refreshments
  • Tea and coffee
  • Local beverages, spirits and wines
  • Specified gaming activities
  • All game park fees
  • Airport transfers
Cape Town inclusions
  • 3 nights’ luxury accommodation at Cape Cadogan Hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers to and from Cape Town Airport
Prices ex Johannesburg

Lion Sands & Cape Cadogan

Twin Share

1 Jan – 30 Apr

From $2,920

1 May – 31 Aug

From $2,750

1 Sep – 30 Nov

From $2,920


Day 1: Kruger National Park

This morning, board your flight to the South African province of Mpumalanga, home of the famous Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Upon arrival at Kruger National Park, you will be met by a representative from the luxurious Lion Sands River Lodge, who will transfer you to the lodge. Along the way, you may get your first glimpse of the fantastic wildlife that is one of the many highlights you will experience over the next few days.

Here at Lion Sands River Lodge you will spend the next three days and nights exploring the area in open Safari vehicles, tracking the wildlife that makes this one of the most sought after game viewing areas in the world. [L, D]

Days 2: Kruger National Park

Game viewing is best done in the early morning and late afternoon when the air is cooler and the predators are able to move around and use the faded light to their advantage.With this in mind your daily activities will focus around early morning and late afternoon game drives to maximise the chances of seeing some of the most elusive animals. During the heat of the day, when most animals are resting and catching up on much needed sleep, it is an ideal time for you to take advantage of some of the pampering that Lion Sands River Lodge has on offer.  Relax in a spa treatment under the expert hands of a trained masseuse, while away the hours around either of the two swimming pools or simply take in some retail therapy in the beautifully stocked curio shop. Whatever you choose to do, your day will be filled with the memories that only Africa can bring. [B, L, D]

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Another early start to the day. Perhaps this morning your ranger may follow up on some of the sounds that you heard during the night. A distant roar or the cry of a jackal in the darkness, these are the sounds that will tease you while you sleep but offer your expert guide a clue of where to start looking for that elusive sighting that makes each game drive unique.

Today you may want to spend some time in the secluded bird viewing hideaway and admire some of the most beautiful species of birds going about their daily business, unaware of your presence or you may want to catch up on a little sleep yourself in a private hammock on a secluded deck. Whatever activities or in-activities you choose to do, you will be doing it in the most luxurious style and comfort available, with staff ready to cater to your every whim. And another gorgeous night spent at Lion Sands River Lodge. [B, L, D]

Day 4: Kruger National Park & Cape Town

This morning, there may be time for one last game drive, before being transferred to the airport for your direct flight to the picturesque ‘Mother city’ of Cape Town. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your boutique hotel, the beautiful Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel. Situated pretty much equidistant between the Cape Town waterfront to the North and the magnificent Table Mountain to the South, the Cape Cadogan is ideally placed. The area abounds with fantastic eateries and gorgeous little specialty shops that will delight you with endless hours of browsing. Cape Town is rich in history and is the ideal place to pick up a gift for that ‘hard to buy for’ person in your life. You are only a short cab ride away from the hustle and bustle of the V&A (Victoria & Albert) waterfront with all the shops, restaurants and nightlife that you would ever want. If relaxing on a beach is your desire, just over the hill to the South is Camps Bay with the most spectacular white sands you have ever seen. [B]

Days 5 & 6: Cape Town

The next two days can be spent exploring all the delights that Cape Town and the greater Cape Town area have on offer. If the weather is fine, you can take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain where the views over the entire area are breathtaking. There are many other activities which can be booked prior to your departure. Amongst them a full day, Cape Point Tour taking in the whole Cape peninsular and visiting some exquisite sites and little towns along the way, as well as travelling to the very tip of Cape Point. You may choose to visit ‘Robben Island’ where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.  A visit to the Cape would not be complete without a journey to the wine region. South Africa is famous for having some of the best wines in the world and you will find them great value for money. There are a number of different wine routes to choose from, but whichever you choose to do you will never be disappointed. These tours can also be booked prior to departure or from the hotel. Overnighting again at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel  [B]

Day 7: Cape Town

This morning a leisurely wake up and breakfast brings to an end this magnificent journey. From here, you may have further arrangements or you may be returning home. Either way, you will take with you some sensational memories of the past six nights. Your airport transfer will leave in time to connect with your onward flights. [B]

An alternate itinerary is available incorporating Shumbalala Game Lodge in Kruger National Park and Franschhoek Country House in Cape Town.

Shumbalala & Franschoek Country House

Twin Share

1 Jan – 30 Apr

From $1,780

1 May – 30 Sep

From $1,745

1 Oct – 31 Oct

From $2,210

Additional details:

There are strict luggage restrictions that apply for all departures from South African International Airports of 20 kilos per person in Economy Class. Anything over this will be charged at R280 per kilo (approx. AUD35 per kilo).

Pre and post tour accommodation is available.

We take great care in preparing our itineraries however sometimes factors beyond our control may require modifications at a moment’s notice.