Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town: Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure as you begin your South Africa luxury safari. Overnight at the Cape Grace Hotel.
Cape Grace is a luxurious retreat set on its own private quay in the V&A Waterfront, encircled by Table Mountain, the yacht marina, and a working harbor. All 120 rooms feature exquisite furniture, luxurious fabrics and intriguing detail. The top-floor spa is exclusive to hotel guests. The waterfront Signal Restaurant offers views of the marina and Table Mountain.
Day 2 – Cape Town/City & Table Mountain Tour: After breakfast, enjoy a private half-day City & Table Mountain Tour. Your tour of the “mother city” 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 (Note: cable car ticket not included, as it is weather dependent and usually closed for maintenance from end of July to mid-August). Later, make a stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. Return to your hotel for the remainder of your day at leisure. (B)
Day 3 – Cape Town/Peninsula Tour: This tour of the Cape Peninsula starts with 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. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where a funicular takes you to the top of the peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. Stop for lunch in the area (on your own account), before continuing to the naval base of Simonstown, followed by a visit to the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. On the return trip, enjoy a stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel late this afternoon. Enjoy your evening at leisure. (B)
Day 4 – Cape Town/Winelands Tour: After breakfast, enjoy a full-day Winelands Tour, which is designed according to your interests. Your specialist guide will discuss your touring options, including any or all of the three main wine-growing centers: Paarl, with its mountain setting and Afrikaans Language Monument; Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa, with its beautiful setting, French flair, and charming cafe-lined streets; and Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Wine tastings are included at premier estates and a stop will be made for lunch in a memorable location (on your own account). Return to your hotel late this afternoon and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B)
Day 5 – Singita’s Private Concession In Kruger National Park: After breakfast, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (flight not included). Upon arrival, connect on your lodge hop with Federal Air to Satara Airstrip (flight included), where you will be met and transferred to your lodge, located on Singita’s private concession in Kruger National Park. Arrive for a late lunch, followed by an afternoon shared safari activity. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa, perfect for a South Africa luxury safari. Dinner and overnight at Singita Lebombo. (B, L, D, Dr)
The fifteen suites at Singita Lebombo feature contemporary finishes with beds dressed in Egyptian cotton and silky-soft throws. Enjoy dinner in the boma, then spend the evening, if you so wish, sleeping under the stars on the bed of your private terrace. All suites are en-suite with an inside and outside shower, bath, mini bar and fridge, room safe, air-conditioning, overhead fans, direct dial telephones and game viewing deck with a day bed. All the suites have direct dial telephones.
Note: Singita Sweni in Kruger National Park can be substituted at no additional cost for Singita Lebombo. If you would like to change to Singita Ebony or Boulders in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, you will not receive the free night, so there will be an additional charge of R17300 per person to the safari cost (except Jan 1-15 + Dec 20-31).
Days 6, 7, & 8 – Singita’s Private Concession In Kruger National Park: Enjoy three full days of shared safari activities in Singita’s private concession in Kruger National Park. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives, guided safari walks (available on request), mountain biking and archery. Meals and overnights at Singita Lebombo (B, L, D, Dr)
Day 9 – Jo’burg/Depart: After your last early morning activity, you will be transferred to Satara Airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Jo’burg on Federal Air (flight included). Upon arrival in Jo’burg, connect to your onward flights. (B)
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