Discerning travelers will find few packages more luxurious or elegant than this 12-day tour through South Africa. Beginning in the exclusive private game reserves on the outskirts of Kruger National Park, you will experience the raw and untrammeled wilderness from the comfort of the region’s most fabulous properties. Sensational cuisine, award-winning spas and unprecedented service will keep you fully pampered in this remote location, as you spend coveted moments with leopards, lions, elephants...
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Settle In
This luxurious African experience begins in the heart of the bush in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger, this spectacular wilderness is the perfect combination of glamour, exclusivity and adventure. After a few minutes of weaving along dusty roads in an open-air vehicle, you will arrive at an oasis in the bush, your first lodge. Your private and expansive thatched cottage with massive glass windows will become a perfect first home for the coming days. Unwind and relax with an outdoor shower overlooking the river, maintaining an ever-watchful eye for curious elephants and leopards. Sip a celebratory arrival cocktail on your private porch, before wandering over to the outdoor dining area for lunch. Feasting on sophisticated salads and homemade breads will complete this luxurious welcome to the bush.
Following a late lunch and coffee, you will be introduced to your ranger and tracker and embark together on your first afternoon game drive. Set out into fields of zebra, warthog and impala as you follow the tracks of a leopard or lion. Traffic within the reserve is strictly controlled, meaning you will see few vehicles as you move. The solitude and independence is a true rarity on safari, making your moments alone with an elephant a coveted moment. As the sun begins to set, pause in an open field for a picnic of cocktails and canapés. Indulge in a gin and tonic as you look out over a pond, scanning hippo eyes popping above the smooth surface. Carry on with an evening drive as you return towards the lodge, arriving just in time for a communal dinner in the boma (an enclosed open-air venue.) Be sure to sample a wide variety of bush meat, including the delicious impala loin, before sleepily returning to your cottage where a warm bath awaits you. Remarkably, this is only the end to your very first day.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - In Search of Africa’s Big Five
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Magical Exploration
Thornybush Private Game Reserve - Sensational Safari
Thornybush Private Game Reserve - Explore a Second Private Game Reserve
Thornybush Private Game Reserve - Continue the Search for Leopards, Lions and Zebra
Cape Town - Fly into the Dazzling City
Cape Town - A Guided Tour and Picturesque Surroundings
Stellenbosch - Drive to the Heart of the Winelands
Stellenbosch - Sample South Africa’s Finest Wines on a Day Long Wine Tasting Tour
Stellenbosch - Indulge in a Day of Self-Pampering
Cape Town - Departure
- Embark on an exclusive and adventurous Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve
- Learn about the intricacies of the bush from South Africa’s most highly regarded rangers and guides
- Experience African-inspired restorative spa treatments at an oasis in the heart of the bush
- Watch from a cliff as the Indian and Atlantic Oceans merge at the Cape of Good Hope
- Sample new world wine and tour wine cellars as you explore South Africa’s prized winelands
- Experience a final moment of indulgence as you relax at light-filled spas
- Stay at South Africa’s most impressive properties
$14,035 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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