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Cape Town & Wildlife Express

 

Cape Town & Wildlife Express

7 days from $2,195 - Land Only
Departing Daily

Overview
Itinerary
Dates & Prices

3 nights in Cape Town and 3 nights in Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve are the perfect combination for a short getaway in South Africa. This tour is ultra flexible - you can mix and match accommodations to suit your style of travel. Add time in Botswana or Victoria Falls to enhance your safari experience.

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Day 1  Cape Town | Meals: B
Welcome to South Africa! After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your choice of hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 2  Cape Town | Meals: B
Depart this morning your choice of a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands. Choose the Cape Peninsula and see for yourself how this spectacular southern tip of Africa became known as the "Fairest Cape". Drive along the Atlantic seaboard past Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno, referred to as "Millionaires Paradise". Visit Hout Bay and its harbour where there is time to take an optional Seal Island Cruise. Continue along Chapmans Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Stop at Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, and then travel through the naval port of Simon's Town. Simon's Town is situated on False Bay and is rich in history, character and atmosphere. Or, spend the day meandering around the Cape Winelands, sampling wines that are among the finest in the world. Take in the tranquillity and beauty of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Experience the rich historical and cultural heritage while sampling wines of merit at local well known wine estates

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 3  Cape Town | Meals: B
The day is at leisure today to explore on your own. You might want to take the ferry to Robben Island or, if the weather permits, take the cable car to the viewing point at Table Mountain. We can also make suggestions for optional touring.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 4  Cape Town-Private Game Reserve | Meals: B
This morning, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport to take the scheduled flight to Hoedspruit or Mpumalanga (depending on your choice of private game reserve.) Settle into your lodge or camp and then select an afternoon game activity.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 5 & 6  Private Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
Spend two full days in the South African bush, in search of the Big Five and more. No matter which game reserve lodge or camp you select, you are assured of amazing game viewing. Two game activities are included each day. Mornings in the bush usually start with a hot cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit before heading out on an early morning game drive. The sun is just coming up and you may be lucky enough to spot the big cats after a night of hunting. You are in Big Five country so the chances of seeing them all during your stay are quite good. Breakfast awaits when you return to the lodge and then the time is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge or camp. Game walks are usually offered every day and we recommend taking at least one walk as you get an entirely different perspective of the Bush by foot. Later in the afternoon, you'll head out for your second game drive. Just as the sun begins to set, you'll stop and enjoy a sundowner as you watch the gorgeous African sunset. Then, the tracker turns on the spotlight and your game drive turns into a search for the predators of the night on the prowl. It's always exciting! Your evening ends back at the lodge for dinner and stories over the campfire.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 7  Private Game Reserve-Depart | Meals: B
Your adventure comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport to begin your journey home. Or, why not extend your tour to Victoria Falls - see the South Africa Discovery Tour for a full itinerary.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
Portswood Hotel & Kapama River Lodge
01 NOV 23 - 15 DEC 23$3,295$4,595
01 JAN 24 - 31 MAR 24$3,195$4,495
01 APR 24 - 30 SEP 24$2,795$3,795
01 OCT 24 - 31 OCT 24$3,195$4,295
Airfare Cape Town-Hoedspruit is not included in the Land Tour Price.
Sun Square Cape Town & Mjejane Lodge
04 JAN 24 - 31 MAR 24$2,295$2,995
01 APR 24 - 31 AUG 24$2,195$2,895
01 SEP 24 - 31 OCT 24$2,295$2,995
01 NOV 24 - 15 DEC 24$2,395$3,095
Airfare Cape Town-Mpumalanga is not included in the Land Tour Price.
All prices are based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Holiday supplement of $65 per night per person applies for travel between December 22-January 5 and March 31-April 5.
This tour is ultra flexible - ask us about your favorite lodge combination.

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  • Pure Botswana
    8 days from $4,695 Land Only
    Visiting: Okavango Delta, Moremi Reserve

  • South Africa Discovery
    9 days from $4,495 Land Only
    Visiting: Cape Town, Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve, Victoria Falls
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Visiting

  • Cape Town
  • Kruger National Park

This Tour Includes

  • Your choice of accommodations on a twin-share basis with private facilities
  • Full American breakfast daily and 3 dinners (BLD)
  • Sightseeing in Cape Town by motor coach or similar with English-speaking driver guide
  • Game viewing in the Private Game Reserves by camp 4WD vehicles with English-speaking experienced Ranger
  • UTG Safari Kit including document wallet, baggage tags and safari bag
  • UTG exclusive Safari Delay Protection
Talk to a Destination Specialist
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Cape Town & Wildlife Express

7 days from $2,195 - Land Only
Departing Daily


3 nights in Cape Town and 3 nights in Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve are the perfect combination for a short getaway in South Africa. This tour is ultra flexible - you can mix and match accommodations to suit your style of travel. Add time in Botswana or Victoria Falls to enhance your safari experience.

Day 1  Cape Town | Meals: B
Welcome to South Africa! After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your choice of hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 2  Cape Town | Meals: B
Depart this morning your choice of a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands. Choose the Cape Peninsula and see for yourself how this spectacular southern tip of Africa became known as the "Fairest Cape". Drive along the Atlantic seaboard past Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno, referred to as "Millionaires Paradise". Visit Hout Bay and its harbour where there is time to take an optional Seal Island Cruise. Continue along Chapmans Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and its scenic viewing point. Stop at Boulders Beach to see the African penguins, and then travel through the naval port of Simon's Town. Simon's Town is situated on False Bay and is rich in history, character and atmosphere. Or, spend the day meandering around the Cape Winelands, sampling wines that are among the finest in the world. Take in the tranquillity and beauty of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Experience the rich historical and cultural heritage while sampling wines of merit at local well known wine estates

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
    ×
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Day 3  Cape Town | Meals: B
The day is at leisure today to explore on your own. You might want to take the ferry to Robben Island or, if the weather permits, take the cable car to the viewing point at Table Mountain. We can also make suggestions for optional touring.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 4  Cape Town-Private Game Reserve | Meals: B
This morning, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport to take the scheduled flight to Hoedspruit or Mpumalanga (depending on your choice of private game reserve.) Settle into your lodge or camp and then select an afternoon game activity.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
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Day 5 & 6  Private Game Reserve | Meals: BLD
Spend two full days in the South African bush, in search of the Big Five and more. No matter which game reserve lodge or camp you select, you are assured of amazing game viewing. Two game activities are included each day. Mornings in the bush usually start with a hot cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit before heading out on an early morning game drive. The sun is just coming up and you may be lucky enough to spot the big cats after a night of hunting. You are in Big Five country so the chances of seeing them all during your stay are quite good. Breakfast awaits when you return to the lodge and then the time is yours to relax and enjoy the amenities of the lodge or camp. Game walks are usually offered every day and we recommend taking at least one walk as you get an entirely different perspective of the Bush by foot. Later in the afternoon, you'll head out for your second game drive. Just as the sun begins to set, you'll stop and enjoy a sundowner as you watch the gorgeous African sunset. Then, the tracker turns on the spotlight and your game drive turns into a search for the predators of the night on the prowl. It's always exciting! Your evening ends back at the lodge for dinner and stories over the campfire.

Accommodation Choices

  • Value Plus


    Cape Town: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl

    SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl



    Situated on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the surroundings and get to know the city. Our new Cape Town hotel has dedicated basement parking for those travelling by car and planning on venturing beyond the City Bowl.

    After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the spacious lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has great connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi throughout the property.
    ×
  • First Plus


    Cape Town: PortsWood Hotel

    PortsWood Hotel



    Experience a piece of Cape Town�s rich history when you stay at The PortsWood Hotel.

    Located at the entrance to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the lobby and restaurant are built around a 300 year old well and the cells which held prisoners on their way to Robben Island.

    Enjoy a taste of Cape Malay food at our recently refurbished Quarter Kitchen restaurant and then head out to enjoy all that the Cape has to offer.

    Relax in the comfort of our sun loungers and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the pool area. Enjoy a light lunch as you soak up the sun or sip on a delicious cocktail and absorb the beauty of the Capetonian sunsets.

    For those with a sense of adventure and who are historically driven, this restaurant is a must. The terrace offers light meals as well as the �Links bar�.
    ×
    Kruger National Park: Kapama River Lodge

    Kapama River Lodge



    Within the expansive Kapama Private Game Reserve, River Lodge epitomises five-star safari accommodation. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains form the backdrop to the 64-suite River Lodge, which is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. It's the largest luxury game lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park area, and is stylishly furnished to ensure an unforgettable African safari experience.

    River Lodge's 40 spacious air-conditioned suites have uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve from private patios, and all feature full, en-suite bathrooms with lavish amenities replenished daily. The suites are decorated to reflect old Africa in a luxury game lodge setting. Beverage stations for early morning coffee in suite and minibars for sundowners on your private patio are standard in all rooms.

    In true African luxury safari style, Kapama offers guests three different dining venues.

    As in classic old Africa, evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the Rhino Boma. Here, buffet meals are served under open-sided thatch and showcase pan-African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic African menu.

    Romantic dining is epitomised by dinner set in the dry riverbed in front of the lodge, under a star-studded African night sky. The experience adds enchantment to any African luxury safari experience.

    The Siyatla Lounge is purpose-built as an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served. It has its own bar and lounge with two large fireplaces, while glass stack doors open up the lounge to the surrounding bushveld.

    All cuisine at Kapama is prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients and herbs grown in the lodge gardens. Traditional South African dishes and accompaniments, such as mealie pap (African-style polenta) and chakalaka (a hot, spicy relish) further enhance the luxury game lodge experience by giving a taste of real Africa. Menus include warthog stew, kudu casserole, impala sausages and oxtail curry. Vegetarians, vegans and various other dietary requirements are easily catered for.
    ×
  • Premier Plus


    Cape Town: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

    Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa



    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands at the edge of the world. On one side, a line of majestic mountains - The Twelve Apostles - reaches towards the heavens; on the other, the sun sets on breeching whales, playful dolphins, and crashing Atlantic rollers. And all around, you can walk the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    And yet this luxury 5-star boutique hotel is just a few minutes from worldly, cosmopolitan Cape Town. City-centre theatres and art galleries, plus the shops and restaurants of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are only 15 minutes away via our complimentary car transfer service - quicker still if you use our helipad.

    When choosing one of our 55 deluxe guest rooms and 15 luxurious suites, the hardest part is deciding whether to overlook the mountains or the sea. Whichever direction you face, the views are stunning.

    Interior decor is just as appealing. Our light, airy, and peaceful rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary African style, classic European comfort and effortless, up-to-the-minute technology. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and wilderness serenity. At The Twelve Apostles, you want for nothing: every room includes 24-hour room service, individual air conditioning, entertainment centres with DVD, and plush bathrobes and slippers.

    AWARD WINNING-CAPE FUSION CUISINE AND ATLANTIC VIEWS

    If ever a location and its 5-star cuisine were in harmony, it's here at The Twelve Apostles. With stunning national park scenery and inventive Cape fusion cuisine, The Twelve Apostles Hotels invites diners to immerse themselves in the Cape experience.

    You can choose to dine in the Azure restaurant with its magnificent sea views of the Atlantic Ocean, which has just received the prestigious Cha�ne des R�tisseurs Blazon award, given to professional members such as an owner, manager or executive chef of a dining or hotel establishment maintaining a superb level of cuisine, service and hospitality, as required by the exacting standards of the Cha�ne internationally.

    Our Head Chef, Roberto de Carvalho and his team, famous for their fynbos menu, will infuse your taste buds with organic ingredients chosen daily from our own herb garden and the local markets, depending on the season.

    For lighter fare try the Caf� which is open 24 hours a day, and has a choice of delicious fresh salads, light snacks, grilled meat and fish. If you have your own personal favourite dish, all you have to do is ask!

    For breathtaking sundowners head to the Leopard Room bar. Our head barman keeps 72 types of vodka and 46 ports and will create cocktails using your own favourite ingredients, or you can have Tea by the Sea with all the trimmings, an event of such magnificence that it's become a local tradition.

    For a really unique experience, join us for a Dinner and Movie evening. Dine in our stunning Azure Restaurant followed by an intimate viewing of a classic film at our private cinema.

    When asked for their memories of The Twelve Apostles, guests are hard-pressed to choose between the magic of the glorious Atlantic sunsets or the kindness of our staff. Luckily, the two go hand-in-hand. While you watch the sunset from a striped terrace lounger, we'll be at your side with cocktails, cool drinks, or tasty snacks. Whatever you want, we'll arrange it for you. That's how life is at the Twelve Apostles.

    From the complimentary drink that awaits your arrival to the free transfers to Camps Bay and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, from 08h00 to 20h00 you always feel at home. Your stay includes a full South African breakfast and use of the Sanctuary Spa, (voted best spa resort in Africa) which boasts of hydrotherapy pools, a sauna and flotation tank.

    And when the day's over, you retire to a room or suite of elegant luxury. Each one is unique; each is decorated in relaxed, soothing colours for airy, daytime coolness and cosy, night-time intimacy.

    Children love the 12A too. As do our guests' pets. Young or old, two-legged or four-legged, we make a fuss of everyone. Nothing is too much trouble - we'll even rustle up a bowl of popcorn or other treats for you to enjoy in our private 16-seater cinema.


    ×
    Kruger National Park: Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge

    Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge



    Sabi Sabi was acquired in 1980 and over the ensuing 20 years Sabi Sabi has achieved fame throughout the world as an acclaimed ecotourism operation.



    Sabi Sabi's roots are firmly in place and through its philosophy, principles and commitment to the sensitive ecological environment in which it operates, will ensure that it will play a major role in the development of the ecotourism industry over the next decades.

    Sabi Sabi's conservation philosophy is based on two principles:

    The first is the need to conserve our rapidly dwindling areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora as part of our heritage.

    The second is the belief that the only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught of socio-economic pressures is by creating employment, earning foreign currency, paying tax and promoting sustainable tourism. It must be a true example of eco-tourism effectively linking tourism with conservation and the community. Our environmental management system is a holistic one, where the ecological needs are balanced with the needs of people and their communities, i.e. focussing on the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local communities.

    Our environmental management policy / philosophy is stated as follows:

    We need to conserve our rapidly dwindling wilderness areas and to provide a sanctuary for fauna and flora of our heritage. The only way a wildlife sanctuary can survive the onslaught on socio-economic pressures is by:

    Employing people

    Earning foreign currency

    Paying tax

    And promoting sustainable tourism

    Each member of the Sabi Sabi team receives ongoing training in all areas of our business, empowering them, improving their skills, and has a thorough understanding that each individual's performance reflects and is dependant on the performance of other members of the team.

    In the rural subsistence areas surrounding Sabi Sabi, the ratio of breadwinner to dependant is over 1 to 10. Therefore over 170 Shangaan employees at Sabi Sabi, support over 1700 dependants. These people are directly or indirectly dependant for their livelihood on the success of our enterprise and each and every one of us carries with him that responsibility and pride.

    Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve defines eco-tourism as the interdependence of tourism, conservation and local community thereby ensuring the optimum tangible benefit to each of the above.

    EARTH LODGE

    Sculpted deep in to the earth.

    Almost invisible in the landscape.

    Inspired by the textures, colours and shapes of the natural world.

    Here, you are at one with the wilderness.

    A corridor leads you down, on a journey beneath the ground, to an experience unique and unforgettable.

    Your entrance brings you to an uninterrupted bushveld panorama. A sense of peace consumes you. You are cocooned in luxury, inspiration and grace.

    There are twelve suites only, in addition to the Amber Suite. Each is attended by a Private Butler and is appointed with specially commissioned furnishings, a secluded plunge pool and open air shower. The natural sculptures of Geoffrey Armstrong add a powerful magic. The Amber Suite is generous beyond belief in its dimensions and boasts its own exercise room, steam room, study and kitchen. It captures art and luxury in one unique experience.

    The boma, its walls sculpted from roots and built up piece by piece, captures the drama of an African night and embraces the power of the wilderness.



    You can renew yourself in this place. The Earth Nature Spa and exercise centre. Massages, natural therapies or a classic spa. A secluded library. Art gallery. Meditation garden. Everything has been created for your indulgence.

    Dining in a subterranean cellar will be a celebration you are not likely to forget.

    Your own armed and knowledgeable Game Ranger and Shangaan Tracker will take you deep into the bushveld by open land rover or on foot. Close enough to share in a thrilling encounter with Africa's beautiful wild creatures.

    Our commitment to the Earth

    Wilderness is vital to mankind. For in the wilderness we strengthen our bonds with the Earth and find peace with ourselves. So many of the answers we are searching for lie hidden in these places.

    But the wilderness is disappearing at an alarming rate. It is up to us to provide a sanctuary for our flora and fauna - not only for our children, but for their children too - in a manner that creates employment, earns foreign currency and contributes to the growth of the country through the development of eco-tourism.
    ×
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Day 7  Private Game Reserve-Depart | Meals: B
Your adventure comes to an end today as you are transferred to the airport to begin your journey home. Or, why not extend your tour to Victoria Falls - see the South Africa Discovery Tour for a full itinerary.

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