This 8-day journey will take you from the African bushveld of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve to the bustling seaside city of Cape Town. Experience the lights, rhythm and sophistication of Cape Town and the wild unspoiled landscape of Kruger. Slip into the leisurely pace of yesteryear combined with all the modern comforts of home.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve shares a fenceless border with the Kruger National Park and offers some of the best game viewings in Africa. See rare predators like wild dog and cheetah as well as the usual suspects - rhino, lion, giraffe, elephant, zebra and much more. Go in search of wildlife on thrilling off-road 4x4 game drives and nature walks.
After your African safari be whisked off to Cape Town. Discover the diverse city life, culture and nature of Cape Town on two private tours that are tailored to your own preferences. Tour the picturesque Cape Winelands and sample excellent wines. Ride the cable car up Table Mountain and travel along the incredibly scenic Table Mountain chain stretching from Signal Hill to Cape Point.
A scheduled flight will take you to Kruger and upon landing, a short road transfer will take you your luxury safari lodge in the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park. The two share an unfenced border with African wildlife roaming freely. Your luxury Sabi Sands safari lodge has a relaxed atmosphere and is steeped in history of the 1920’s.
You will feel like you have been transported back in time without having to give up any of your modern home comforts. Freshen up and embark on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, accompanied by experienced guides and trackers. Enjoy scenic, celebratory sundowners and canapes. You’re in Africa now!
Go out on daily open game drives in the mornings and afternoons to see free-roaming wildlife, including the famous African Big 5 - lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino and elephant. Game drives are off-road and afternoon game drives often continue after dark with a filtered spotlight to illuminate the active hunters at night.
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings. Sightings of these elusive cats are not uncommon especially in the mornings after a successful night hunt. While Africa's Big Five are the biggest drawcard for most, your guide and tracker teams also have a wealth of knowledge about the area’s vegetation, including the traditional and medicinal uses of various plants.
Embark on one last morning game drive and savour your last breakfast in the African bush, before a transfer takes you to the airport. From here, a scheduled flight will take you to Cape Town. Stay at a luxury boutique hotel in the V&A Waterfront, only a few minutes’ walk from restaurants, shops and many local attractions.
Walk around the V&A Waterfront and enjoy the bustling atmosphere where buskers line the walkways and luxury yachts vie for space in the harbour. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, home to penguins, waving kelp forest and predator tank or take a boat ride to Robben Island - the island prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years
Your stay will include a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands and a Best of Cape Town tour. A qualified local guide will be tailoring the tours to suit your preferences, so sit back, relax and keep your camera ready to capture breathtaking sceneries. The Best of Cape Town tour encompasses all of the city’s top attractions and destinations. From the sandy beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton to the quaint village of Noordhoek.
Take the funicular or the footpath for a 10-minute walk up to Cape Point lighthouse to see the “meeting” of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Visit Simon’s Town and the African Penguins at the Boulders Penguin Colony and head up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Let yourself be guided around the stunning wine cellars of the Cape Winelands. Feel the passion of the winemakers and learn about the process that goes behind turning grapes into a full-bodied wine.
Treat yourself to a tasting of the finest wines and cheeses that the Cape Winelands have on offer. The choices are seemingly endless with the full spectrum of wines, from your easy drinking whites to full-bodied reds, sweet wines to Methode Cap Classique.
After breakfast, you still have some time for some last minute shopping. There are several curio shops within walking distance and you are sure to find a few trinkets to remember your Cape Town and Kruger safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
As the memory of your last South African breakfast fades like a Polaroid in the sun, a private road transfer will take you to the Cape Town airport, where a scheduled flight is waiting to take you home.