Day 1 - The Khaya Ndlovu Manor House
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House boasts magnificent colonial style gardens as well as unsurpassed views of the Drakensberg Mountains and surrounding bushveld. Situated in the pristine Blue Canyon Conservancy it is the perfect destination for a relaxing and tranquil holiday, intimate boutique wedding or a honeymoon, with the promise of relaxation in the South African bush. Khaya Ndlovu Manor House welcomes you to enjoy its understated colonial style luxury while delighting in the personalised attention and homely charm that is the quintessence of this spectacular venue. Khaya Ndlovu is Sepedi for ‘Home of the Elephant’ and here in the 15 000 hectare Blue Canyon Conservancy near Hoedspruit in Limpopo Province guests have the chance to share this space with the elephants. Step into the easy living Colonial lifestyle, where friendly staff welcome you to this luxury thatched Manor House with sweeping lawns to the bush and mountains beyond.
Day 2, 3 and 4: The Kruger National Park (Camping / Lodged)
Lying in the heart of the Lowveld is a wildlife sanctuary like no other, its atmosphere so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa.
The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks - rated as the ultimate safari experience. The Kruger National Park lies across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north of South Africa, just south of Zimbabwe and west of Mozambique. It now forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a peace park that links Kruger National Park with game parks in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and fences are already coming down to allow game to freely roam in much the way it would have in the time before man’s intervention. When complete, the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park will extend across 35 000 square kilometres, 58% of it South African, 24% Mozambican and 18% Zimbabwean territory.
If camping... 3x3 Safari Tents, all necessary catering equipment, electricity supplied and shared ablution facilities. We will camp within a Kruger National Park Safari Camp at a designated camping site.
Day 5 and 6: Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is situated above the quaint and picturesque town of Pilgrims Rest and is close to all the natural attractions of the Eastern Highlands and Kruger National Park.
Found at the top of Robbers Pass, Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is situated within a 5000ha private Game Reserve. We boast five well established and scenic hiking trails. Enjoy a game drive in one of our open vehicles with an experienced game ranger. Game drives can be booked at reception on your arrival at the Resort.
The Clubhouse is available to adults over 16. Facilities here include a fully equipped gym, sauna, jacuzzi, steambath and indoor heated pool. Our qualified beauty therapist offers a full range of treatments.
Day 7, 8 and 9 - Victoria & Alfred Hotel
The personal hand written note of welcome is telling… as sign of the style that is the hallmark of a very special hotel… the style that sets the Victoria & Alfred Hotel on the Pier head in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront apart. You can feel the ambience of colonial Cape Town as you step into the foyer, sense the past of shipwrecks and storms that colour every corner, then relax in the elegant contemporary bedrooms.. . and savour the atmosphere of the world’s most famous working harbour.
There are 94 spacious bedrooms, air-conditioned, en-suite, and spread over three floors. Our superior luxury double rooms boast separate bath, shower and toilet, king-sized beds and are creatively styled and well-appointed. All have coffee and tea on tap, with private bar, electronic safe, pay-for-view television, wireless internet plus high speed internet access and trouser press….every room has a view over the ever-awake Alfred Basin or Piazza. Truly unbeatable! Built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse and converted in 1990 to a luxury hotel, it is named in honour of the Queen of England and her son. Prince Alfred visited the Cape in 1870 and officially opened the Breakwater basin, today’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Sir Francis Drake the explorer, called it"'the fairest Cape that we saw in the circumference of the Globe"'. This Full Day Cape Point Tour offers a full and exciting day out. This Cape Point Tour includes Hout Bay, optional 30 minute cruise to the Seal Colony. The only glassbottomed boat in Cape Town is used for this trip, offering spectacular underwater scenery.
Also visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, the Fishhoek Galley where lunch is optional, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Penguin Colony (optional) and Chapman's Peak Drive.
Heading off to the wine-country via the N1 to one of the Cape’s first farming districts – Paarl.... The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name.
Your first stop of the morning is the picturesque Seidelberg Wine Estate. Established in 1692 under the name Den Leuwenjagt, Seidelberg offers one of the most spectacular settings in the Cape Winelands. An informative cellar tour and wine tasting gives visitors personalised insight into the finer points of wine-making.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
Onward to Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African wine Industry, 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. Coffee shops, galleries, antique shops and wine bars spill onto the sidewalks. An air of quiet intellectualism and wine-making history abounds in this university town.
With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, you are truly spoilt for choice when you enjoy your final wine tasting of the day in Stellenbosch. You return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at your hotel late afternoon.
Day 10 - Back to civilisation
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.