VIP Meet & Greet: OR Tambo International Airport
Welcome to Johannesburg! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board, and your documents will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Please note: Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. Your Meet and Greet will then be waiting for you as you step off the bus with the paging board.
Please note: There is a 15% surcharge for after hours (after 19h00 and before 07h00)
Welcome to Johannesburg...
Johannesburg stems from gold and diamond mining, dating back to the 1800's, and the city's local name, Egoli, means The City of Gold. Today Johannesburg is the powerhouse of Africa and home to the continents busiest airport. Johannesburg is a wealthy and fast-paced city, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, earning its reputation as the "New York of Africa", while also being considered as one of the largest man-made forests in the world.
The political history of the region is highly prevalent in the Apartheid, Hector Pieterson and Constitution Hill Museums, with a tour of Soweto, wrapping up this emotional experience. A stay in Johannesburg would be incomplete without a visit to Gold Reef City - a theme park created around a 19th century gold mine, the De Wildt cheetah rehabilitation centre and the award winning Maropeng cradle of humankind, a world heritage site.
Accommodation: Melrose Arch Hotel, 1 night in 2 Standard Room/s
Private Transfer - Private transfer from Melrose Arch to OR Tambo International
EXCLUDES FLIGHT FROM JOHANNESBURG TO LIVINGSTONE
Scheduled Transfer - Livingstone Airport to Toka Leya
Welcome to Livingstone…
The completion of the Victoria Falls bridge gave birth to the city of Livingstone in 1905. The town prospered as the gateway to trade between the north and south sides of the Zambezi. A number of colonial buildings were erected, which still stand today, creating an atmospheric welcome to travellers using Livingstone as an entry point to explore this beautiful region.
Be sure to experience the Victoria Falls on foot or by air, catch up on the local history at the Livingstone Museum as well as the Railway Museum, shop at the extensive craft markets, get active with white water rafting, sport fishing and kayaking, or relax and enjoy unforgettable African sunsets on a river cruise.
Accommodation: Toka Leya Camp, 3 nights in 2 Tented Room/s
Scheduled Transfer - Toka Leya to Livingstone Airport
EXCLUDES FLIGHT FROM LIVINGSTONE TO KRUGER MPUMALANGA (Direct flights Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
Welcome to the Sabi Sand Reserve…
The Sabi Sand Reserve is a 65 000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the landowners in the 1950's, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management programme was put in place. Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa.
Even though there is a 50km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the game in the Sabi Sands reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.
Accommodation: Londolozi Varty Camp, 3 nights in 2 Chalet/s
Sabi Sand Lodges to Timbavati (Kruger): Charter Flight
Welcome to the Timbavati Private Game Reserve…
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is 53 000 hectares of private land, adjoining the Kruger National Park. Since 1962, the Timbavati Association has been dedicated to conservation and this "Big Five" reserve is now characterised by strong lion, leopard and cheetah populations, as well as large herds of buffalo, wild dog and elephant.
Timbavati is the birth place of the famous white lions, only known to occur in the Timbavati region. In 2006 a resident pride gave birth to two white cubs for the first time in many years.
Accommodation: Tanda Tula, 2 nights in 2 Tent/s
Private Transfer - Tanda Tula to Hoedspruit Airport
Extras included: 1 x Vehicle Entrance
EXCLUDES FLIGHT FROM HOEDSPRUIT TO CAPE TOWN (Direct flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays)
Private Transfer - Cape Town Airport to Waterfront
Welcome to the V&A Waterfront…
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa's most visited destinations. Since 1988, the harbour is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.
Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain's Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbour water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe.
Accommodation: V & A Hotel, 4 nights in Superior Loft Room/s
Private Tour: Full Day - Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Today you embark on a 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 for overnight
Private Tour: Full Day Winelands Tour
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 (lunch not included in cost).
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.
We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30. (Note: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.)
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