- Spend two full days exploring Cape Town’s highlight reel, touching on culture, food, art, and natural beauty.
- Taste prize South African wines at some of the oldest and most reputable wineries in the nation.
- Spot big game in the exclusive Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa’s most coveted safari destination.
- Let the stress melt away on miles of pristine and deserted white-sand beaches in your own personal island paradise in Mozambique.
- Snorkel or dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Indian ocean to discover a sub-surface world of intricate corals and vibrant fish life.
Day 1: Arrival to Cape Town
Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Kensington Place – a trendy and secluded hotel in the heart of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities.
Cape Town was voted the World Design Capital in 2014. Stylish urban architecture and a modern appeal are balanced with keen attention to detail and a penchant for classic quality. This Cape Town feel has made its way into many boutique hotels here, including Kensington Place.
Perfectly situated in a quiet spot off of famed Kloof Street and in the shadow of Table Mountain, Kensington Place strikes an ideal balance between attentive service and a homey, laid-back feel.
Day 2: Cape Town Tour
Hit the city for an active full-day tour of Cape Town’s urban highlights! Guided by a local expert in a private luxury vehicle, start your tour by visiting city center. See historic monuments, an eclectic mix of old and new architecture and take a deep dive into the Cape’s long-standing history.
Take the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain for mind-blowing views of one of the most beautiful cities on earth and the sapphire ocean below, followed by a trip to the vibrant Cape Malay Bo-Kaap area. Round out the experience by seeing how creatives have transformed the city into an open-air gallery by viewing some of Cape Town’s beloved urban art.
The Mother City quickly catches the hearts of people who visit. One day in Cape Town and you’ll understand why this extraordinary city has become a cultural mecca.
Day 3: Cape Peninsula Tour
The Cape Peninsula boasts some of Cape Town’s most scenic natural areas, as well as an irresistible bohemian vibe. Today, explore the charming Kalk Bay Harbour area, a small fishing village turned trendy Cape Town suburb known for its food and art scene.
From there, venture south to the white sandy beaches of Cape Point. The shipwrecks that litter the shoreline act as a stark reminder of Cape Town’s history as a treacherous trading port. Surrounding this rusted graveyard is extraordinary scenery and prolific wildlife including an array of marine birdlife and even large antelope such as Bontebok.
Head back to Kensington Place via one of the world’s most exquisite drives along Chapman’s Peak, a stretch of coastal road on the west side of the Peninsula, dwarfed by mountains on one side and flanked by ocean on the other.
Day 4: Historical Wine Tasting Tour
Words cannot effectively describe the Western Cape’s wine region. Encircled by mountains and dotted with buildings erected in welcoming Cape Dutch architecture stand wine farms that date back to the 1600s.
This specially curated tour takes you through Franschhoek, the gourmet food capital of South Africa famed for restaurants that are ranked as some of the best in the world and Stellenbosch, a charming small town with a plethora of funky shops and alfresco cafés.
Taste wine at South Africa’s premiere wineries and learn about the intricate process of wine making in this bourgeoning international wine region!
Days 5-8: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
After breakfast, bid farewell to the Mother City as you board a plane to Skukuza Airport in Kruger National Park. After another short charter flight to Ulusaba Airstrip, transfer to Dulini River Lodge.
The next three nights will be spent in complete seclusion in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This is South Africa’s premiere game viewing destination. The waters of the reserve’s two namesake rivers, the Sabi and the Sand, give life to an abundance of wildlife. Small, exclusive lodges also mean lower vehicle density, making Sabi Sands a favorite haunt for Kruger National Park’s iconic megafauna.
Embraced by ancient ebony trees, Dulini River Lodge is a tier above other luxury safari lodges.
Each of the six lofted suites is set in a riverine enclave and boasts a heated plunge pool and attentive personal butler. The guides here are some of the most well trained in Africa, elevating your safari to new heights.
Day 8-13: Benguerra Island
Today, fly from Kruger National Park to northern Mozambique. Near Vilanculous is an archipelago so idyllic it is touted as one of Africa’s finest beach destinations. Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Santa Carolina, and Bangue Island each melt into the crystal-clear turquoise waters that have made Mozambique a place of envy for years.
Just offshore lie a kaleidoscope of corals that teem with exotic marine life such as manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins, and sea turtles making this a prime destination to scuba dive, snorkel, deep sea fish and sail.
Stay at Azura Benguerra Island, where warm, shallow waters lap up on miles of deserted white-sand beaches. The designer villas of this 20-room resort were built in utter seclusion in partnership with the local community. Azura Benguerra takes “beach-chic” to the next level with undeniable style, attention to detail, and all of the create comforts one could possibly need while staying in paradise.
Included: All transfers, meals, lodging, volunteering with community, domestic flights, safari on shared basis with maximum of 6 guests in 6-seater safari vehicle, conservancy and park fees.
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, purchases of a personal nature, excursions not mentioned.
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