South Africa, Botswana
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Cape Town, Franschhoek, Okavango Delta
Dates are customizable for private departures.
Seek out the sensational experiences sweeping South Africa and Botswana on this handcrafted 12-day tour beginning in the impressive wildlife sanctuary of Sabi Sands Game Reserve. You will indulge in the country’s iconic safari scenes before immersing yourself in Cape culture and sipping on sumptuous wines in Cape Town and Franschhoek. Heading for Botswana thereafter, the majesty of the untouched Okavango Delta will await your exploration.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Illustrious Scenes of Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premier private wildlife sanctuaries set in the Greater Kruger National Park. Your commercial flight from Johannesburg will touch down at Skukuza Airport, where you will transfer to a stunning river lodge tucked away in the reserve’s luxuriant grasslands. After checking in and savoring a light lunch with views of the untouched wilderness, you will join your game ranger for a tour of the park. Sabi Sands boasts wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities around tranquil waterholes and immaculate landscape vistas sweeping from the foothills of lofty viewpoints.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Embrace a Spectacular Sunrise Safari
You will wake up before dawn on your second day in the park and sip on a fresh cup of coffee while watching animals and birds come and go from your balcony. After slurping up your last sip of coffee, you will head out on an early sunrise safari where you will hope to spot big cats and other predators hunting under the mask of the hazy morning sky. In the afternoon, you will relish another opportunity to witness the wildlife activity on the spectacular stage that is Sabi Sands.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Sensational Spa Therapies in the Wilderness
From watching hippos galavant in the blue rivers to gazing up at birds of prey gliding in the wind, you will adore every moment spent amongst the untamed South African wildlife in Sabi Sands. Today, you will also enjoy the luxury of sensational spa therapies at a wellness center featuring backdrops of the bushveld. You will feel all of your stress melt away as you witness giraffes pecking at the thorny acacia trees and hear colorful birds chirping from the bushes while each treatment invigorates your mind and body.
Cape Town - Cosmopolitan Nightlife Dreams in the Cape
Your adventures will lead away from the secluded and rural grassy reserve’s carpeting South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, taking you instead to the dazzling and exuberant city of Cape Town, the beating heart of the Western Cape. You will arrive at the airport and immediately notice the monumental flat precipice of Table Mountain, the destination’s claim to fame, as you transfer to your boutique hotel hemmed in the heart of the city center. Today, you will relax and unwind with the help of your accommodation’s top-tier amenities before stepping out onto the Cape streets to indulge in its nightlife scene.
Cape Town - Wonderful Wildlife Experiences on the Western Cape Coastline
Cape Town is more than just an exciting city to discover; it is also a gateway to the Western Cape’s spellbinding natural scenery and one-of-a-kind wildlife encounters. Joined by an insider guide, you will begin your cruise along the winding roads weaving around the Cape Peninsula, including the world-famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Your slow meander across the peninsula will bring you to impressive lofty viewpoints overlooking vibrant towns peppering the coastline, the southern tip of Africa’s magnificent oceanic display, and the pearl-white sands of a colossal penguin colony home at Boulders Beach.
Cape Town - Go as You Please in the Cape
With so much to see and do in Cape Town, you will be thrilled to join your experienced guide today for a ‘Go as You Please Tour.’ Along with the help of your guide, you will map out an exhilarating tour specific to your preferences and Cape bucket list. You may stroll along the beautiful V&A Waterfront and try exquisite cuisine at the city’s Michelin-star, chef-owned restaurants, tour to the summit of Table Mountain via cable car and admire the all-encompassing views, or peruse the Bo-Kaap’s colorful streets to delve into the region’s dramatic past to name a few.
Franschhoek - Exceptional Vintages of the Cape Winelands
Situated around the corner from Cape Town, the rolling viridian hills of Franschhoek will offer a charming retreat from the busy city. Before arriving at your glamorous estate, you will partake in a guided tour of the Cape Winelands. Boasting the country’s elite wine estates and signature vintages, every stop on your Cape Winelands excursion will allow you to sip on sumptuous glasses of wine while delving into the winemaking history of the region and each cellar’s distinct production process. You will leave the tour having purchased exquisite vintages you may sip on when you arrive back at your accommodation.
Franschhoek - The Magical Western Cape Wine Experience
Franschhoek is also home to several significant wineries you may explore today at leisure. Either on your own or guided by a knowledgeable sommelier, you will head for the region’s most impressive estates and tuck into delightful charcuterie boards while learning more about their sensational wines. With tours of the cellars allowing you to educate yourself more about the local winemaking process and backdrops of the cascading lime-green vineyards composing your scenery, the magic of the Western Cape wine experience will seduce you.
Okavango Delta - Absorbing Flights over the Okavango
Today, you will leave South Africa’s dazzling Western Cape and begin your adventures in Botswana after a short international flight to the neighboring country. You will arrive in Maun, a charming town on the Thamalakane River that is the entry point to the immense marshy wildlands of the Okavango Delta. You will adore the opportunity to witness Okavango from the sky during a light aircraft flight or private helicopter tour from Maun to the great grasslands and sprawling savannas of the Khwai Concession. A game drive this afternoon will officially introduce you to Botswana’s breathtaking wildlife paradise.
Okavango Delta - Unique Explorations of the Dazzling Delta
As the morning sun breaks over the horizon and the sky bursts into hues of orange, pink, and red, you will capture the iconic African sunrise scene of the fiery open plains silhouetting grazing animals strolling across the delta. After tucking into breakfast accompanied by this beautiful backdrop, you will join a knowledgeable ranger and revel in safaris across the delta. From unique boating safaris showcasing the majesty of the delta’s marshy floodplains swarming with colorful birdlife and animals wallowing in the refreshing waters to grassland game drives showing off Africa’s world-famous Big Five, there will be much to explore.
Okavango Delta - Luxurious Pampering in the Okavango
You will be thrilled to spend one more night in the Okavango Delta, affording you further opportunities to witness the wildlife and capture the scenic splendors during delightful safari adventures across the Khwai Concession. Your exquisite camp also offers several amenities, including romantic outdoor showers and a pool boasting views of the concession that you may luxuriate in today. With massages enjoyed on the open-air deck and star gazing like no other under the midnight sky, your final moments in Botswana will blow you away.
Okavango Delta - The Sweet Sounds and Scents of Nature
No morning is quite as peaceful as one spent in the Okavango Delta. As you let out a big yawn and slowly rise from bed, you will catch the sweet symphony of birds singing from the trees outside your patio and smell the saccharine scent of morning dew blanketing your lush lawn. After enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee with a backdrop of the rolling, grassy concession, you will head down to the restaurant for a scrumptious breakfast to fuel up before your final game drive. Afterward, you will transfer to the airport and begin your journey back home.
- Spend hours galavanting through the lush greenery of Sabi Sands, wandering to waterholes where you will spot herds of indigenous game and cruising to viewpoints sharing immaculate spectacles of South Africa’s untouched wilderness
- Relish early morning and late afternoon safaris through Sabi Sands, boasting unique wildlife spotting opportunities such as lions and leopards hunting before dawn and unparalleled sunset scenes of the African landscape turning shades of purple, lilac, and orange
- Embrace the spirited energy emanating from Cape Town’s city center as you revel in the nightlife scene flooding the city streets each evening
- Cruise along the impressive Western Cape coastline composing the Cape Peninsula, taking in the staggering scenery and appreciating moments spent with the massive penguin colony swarming the pearl-white sands of Boulders Beach
- Delight in the opportunity to discover Cape Town as you please on a unique tour tailored to your specific travel preferences, allowing you to explore the city at your pace and tick off your Cape bucket list
- Partake in a lavish Cape Winelands tour sharing sips of the exceptional vintages the region is famous for as well as allowing you to uncover the nuances of the world’s best wines
- Savor the sensational flavors of Franschhoek’s elite wine estates on a wine tour weaving through the region’s viridian hills covered in cascading lime-green vineyards
- Soar over the Okavango Delta by light aircraft or private helicopter and take in the absorbing birds-eye panoramas of its vast unspoiled landscapes from this unbridled vantage point
- Explore every inch of the Okavango Delta during unique wildlife viewing activities, including boating safaris across the vast region’s flooded plains to game drives through its sprawling savannas
- Spend time wallowing in the world-class amenities on offer in Botswana, from vitalizing spa therapies backdropped by the abundant grasslands of the Khwai Concession to unrivaled star gazing upon the Okavango Delta’s crystal clear night sky
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