8 Day: Breakaway to South Africa


    Escape the winter chills and join us in South Africa for some summer fun. We offer you time to relax in the African bush and then the chance to spend some time in the mother city of South Africa enjoying good wine, good food, fabulous people, the beach and some extraordinary shopping.

    • From: $4990pp for 7 nights

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    Highlights: Mpumalanga, Johannesburg, Sabi Sands, Cape Town

     

    8 Day: Breakaway to South Africa Itinerary


    Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

    Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport you will be welcomed by your local representative and escorted to the waiting vehicle which will transfer you to the Federal Air Terminal located adjacent to the main airport terminal building.

    Here you will check in for a light aircraft flight directly to Sabi Sabi.

    Upon arrival at Sabi Sabi Rangers will be waiting for you in 4x4 Game Drive vehicles and will transfer you to Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge. (Alternative lodges from the Sabi Sabi portfolio are available on request and are subject to a recost of the programme) Check in on arrival at the lodge and you will then have the chance to freshen up before lunch is served.

    Sabi Sabi epitomises Africa’s magic. The ever-changing landscapes and rhythms; the clear light of dawn, the subtle pastel colours in the late afternoon, the fiery sunsets, the eerie laugh of the hyena in the dead of night. Sabi Sabi has the unique advantage of being the only Private Game Reserve on the perennial Sabi River, biologically the richest waterway in South Africa. Here you can still observe at close quarters the natural relationship between predator and prey. Big game abounds and roams freely through this pristine part of our ancient African continent.

    Earth Lodge is a sanctuary symbolising a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. As in nature everything at Earth Lodge exists in harmony and you are immediately aware of a sense of calm and a restoring spirit. Home to 13 ultra-luxurious suites including the Amber Presidential Suite, the lodge breaks with traditional bush lodge style to create a masterpiece of artistry and innovation. Each of the suites at this luxury lodge features individually designed furniture, private plunge pool, en-suite glass fronted bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower and butler services. The outdoor boma, its walls sculpted from tree roots and piled up piece by piece, captures the drama of the African night and evokes the power of the wilderness. An indoor/outdoor dining area overlooking a waterhole and unending bushveld, a secluded library, art gallery, meditation garden; and an underground wine cellar with a collection of over 6000 bottles of rare wines, the venue for an unforgettable dining experience - everything at this luxury lodge has been created for your indulgence.

    The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax before high tea is served and you depart on your afternoon safari. Sundowners will be served in the bush and after sundowners the game drive continues into the early evening before returning to the lodge.

    Dinner this evening is served at the lodge.

    Overnight: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
    Meal Plan: L,D



    Day 2: Sabi Sands Safari

    Early morning wake-up call followed by a Safari.

    Breakfast will be served at the Lodge after your morning Safari. The rest of the day will be at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. Lunch is served at the lodge.

    The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax before high tea is served and you depart on your afternoon safari. During the evening safari, you will stop for sundowners in the bush. Dinner will be served back at the lodge.

    Overnight: Sabi Sabi Earth lodge
    Meal Plan: B,L,D



    Day 3: Sabi Sands Safari

    Early morning wake-up call followed by a Safari.

    Breakfast will be served at the Lodge after your morning Safari. The rest of the day will be at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge. Lunch is served at the lodge.

    The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax before high tea is served and you depart on your afternoon safari. During the evening safari, you will stop for sundowners in the bush. Dinner will be served back at the lodge.

    Overnight: Sabi Sabi Earth lodge
    Meal Plan: B,L,D



    Day 4: Fly to Cape Town

    This morning after the morning safari and breakfast you will have to check out from Sabi Sabi. You will then transfer by road from the lodge to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Upon arrival at the airport you will check in for a scheduled direct flight to Cape Town.

    OPTIONAL:
    Charter flight hop from the lodge to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport Stop en- route to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (when travelling by road) at the Chimp Eden Centre.

    Sitting near the southern tip of Africa, nestled at the foot of a flat topped mountain is a city known as the mother city. This is Cape Town and this is your opportunity to explore her and to embrace all that she has to offer. Cape Town itself, with its cosmopolitan flair, attracts many visitors to its world renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, unspoilt white-washed sandy beaches stretching along the Peninsula are every sun-worshipper’s dream.

    Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be welcomed and escorted to your waiting luxury vehicle and your guide will transfer you to the Taj Cape Town Hotel. During your transfer to your hotel your guide will point out some of Cape Town’s famous landmarks.

    OPTIONAL ENHANCEMENT TO THE PROGRAMME:
    Welcome cocktails & snacks served on Signal Hill prior to checking in at the Hotel.

    You will be welcomed on arrival at the Taj Hotel and once check in formalities are completed the balance of the day and evening are at leisure for you to enjoy. The Taj Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront should you wish to explore this exciting Cape Town attraction.

    The Taj Cape Town is a luxury 5-star hotel set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town offering guests a combination of refined Indian hospitality and an authentic Cape Town experience. Occupying two historic buildings it retains the architecture and many meticulously restored interior features of the original South African Reserve Bank and the old BoE building – formerly the Temple Chambers built in 1890. Seventeen new stories house suites, guestrooms and residences with magnificent views of the Mother City and the iconic Table Mountain.

    The Taj’s doors open to a precinct that includes the national and provincial parliaments Government Avenue leading through the 350-year-old Company Gardens from St George’s Cathedral the cosmopolitan crafts of St George’s Mall and Greenmarket Square and a diversity of culture art entertainment and cuisine. The hotel has two restaurants and a seafood and champagne bar.

    Overnight: The Taj Hotel
    Meal Plan: B



    Day 5: The South Western Point
    Breakfast this morning will be served in the Private Taj Club Lounge. After breakfast you will be met in the lobby of your hotel by your guide to board the luxury coach that will be waiting to depart on a day filled with panoramic scenery and breathtaking views. You will travel through the Waterfront where you will meet up with the coastline and travel West towards Maiden’s Cove, past the spectacular 12 Apostles on your left and onto Cape Point Nature Reserve and down to the Cape of Good Hope (the most South Western Point of Africa). Once inside the Cape of Good Hope nature Reserve you will drive to the point and take a short ride on the Funicular, affectionately known to locals as “The Flying Dutchman” to the top of Cape Point where the views ahead of you will take your breath away. Lunch today will be served at a local restaurant. OPTIONAL ENHANCEMENTS TO THE PROGRAMME:
    • Transfer to Cape Point on Harley Davidson Motorcycles
    • Experience the thrill of a lifetime when viewing the point from the sea using a high powered powerboat
    • South African Sparkling wine & Oyster break at the Cape of Good Hope

    Return to the Taj Cape Town Hotel in the late afternoon. The rest of the evening will be yours at leisure.

    Overnight: The Taj Hotel
    Meal Plan: B,L



    Day 6: Cape Town Excursions

    Breakfast this morning will be served in the Private Taj Club Lounge.

    Today you have the option to design your own day in Cape Town. We offer you a selection of optional activities and you can make your choice from the selection enclosed or if you have your own preferences these can be accommodated.

    All excursions are subject to recosts dependent on final selections made in your tailor-made itinerary.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION PACKAGE 1 - SHOP THE CAPE

    Your local guide will accompany you to various shops in Cape Town. The shops that the you will visit depends on your interests but can include a visit to Shimansky Jewellers for a private diamond cutting exhibition and a visit to their beautiful showroom. We can show you the best places to buy beautiful art, magnificent souvenirs, quality clothing anything your heart desires - Cape Town is a shopping mecca.

    Lunch at leisure (Costs not included)

    This excursion is available if you have from 2 hours to an entire day free and can be combined with any other excursion.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION PACKAGE 2 - ROBBEN ISLAND VISIT

    Your Local guide will accompany you on a private Robben Island Tour. Please note that the crossing to the Island is done on a public Ferry Boat. Private Robben Island Tour @ ZAR 1600.00 (Min of 2 pax)

    Lunch at leisure (Costs not included)

    This excursion is ± 5 hours in duration and can take place either in the morning or afternoon - weather dependent.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION PACKAGE 3 - VISIT TO TABLE MOUNTAIN & FOOTSTEPS TO FREEDOM CITY TOUR

    A specialist guide will conduct lead you through the history of the settlers in the Cape and through some of the political history of South Africa in a way that will have you totally enthralled. Table Mountain which is a national landmark is an absolute must and weather permitting cannot be missed.

    This excursion is ± 5 hours in duration and can take place either in the morning or afternoon - weather dependent, and can be broken up and sections combined with other excursion options.

    Overnight: The Taj Hotel
    Meal Plan: B,L



    Day 7: Visit Table Mountain

    Your specialist guide will take you into our local Township for a Tour that will show you how many South Africans live - a totally unique way of life. We will treat you to a traditional lunch in the townships / Tea in the Townships & a donation to the local orphanage@ ZAR 1200.00 per person.

    This excursion is ± 5 hours in duration and can take place either in the morning or afternoon, and can be combined with other excursion options.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSION PACKAGE 5 - " A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WINEMAKER"

    Spend time at a local wine estate with the wine maker learning about how South Africans make their particular brand of wines. You can walk through the vineyards, spend time in the cellars and enjoy a tasting of the "top 10" wines in South Africa with a Cape Wine Master. You may also take the opportunity to blend and bottle some of your own wine should you choose.

    Lunch will be enjoyed with the wine maker and your guide at the Estate.

    "Day in the Life of a Wine Maker" @ ZAR 3200.00 per person

    This excursion is ± 7 hours in duration, however it can be shortened and tailor-made to your liking by including additional estates to visit, shopping in the local area, museum visits, cheese tastings, chocolate tastings, olive oil tastings, and for the adventurous a private cheetah interaction can be arranged.

    Dinner this evening will be served at our suggested restaurants of either Pigalle Restaurant or the Grande Café Restaurant in Camps Bay. Your transfer to dinner this evening will be done in style – in a vintage car.

    Overnight: The Taj Hotel
    Meal Plan: B,D



    Day 8: Cape Town

    Breakfast this morning will be served in the Private Taj Club Lounge. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure before departing for Cape Town International airport and checking in for an International flight back home.

     

    To book or customise this itinerary call: 01227 671 154


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    Tailor-made for you

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    •  Select your preferred style of accommodation and explore at your own pace.

    •  Co-create your perfect trip with the help of our experts.

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    •  The details make the difference. All our accommodation, drivers and guides have been carefully selected by location and service as well as their contribution to conservation or the community.

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    We would be delighted to hear from you! Please call any of the numbers below or fill in the contact form with your requirements and we will be in touch.

    From the UK

    Call: 01227 671 154

    From the USA

    New York: (646) 513-4227

    From South Africa

    Cape Town: 021 300 2166