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South African Tapestry

 

South African Tapestry

9 days from $5,295
Departing Daily on Request

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Imagine waking up with a spectacular sunrise over the bushveld spread out below you -- from your luxury cabin on The Train on the Bridge! Experience this new lodge, carefully curated from the rail cars of the 1920's old Shalati route. This is just one of the amazing places you will stay on South African Tapestry.

Start in the Mother City of Cape Town, with glorious views of Table Mountain -- and scenic drives along with the coast. Spend 3 nights at the boutique Queen Victoria Hotel, with visits to the Cape Peninsula, Boulders Beach and the beautiful winelands.

Then, fly to Johannesburg for a night at the new Sanctuary Mandela - a boutique style hotel that celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. Explore the hotel and you'll find "clues" everywhere about this iconic freedom fighter's life and passions. Ask one of the staff to give you a tour and they will be more than happy to oblige.

Your journed is capped with 4 nights on safari in the stunning Sabi Sands Reserve -- one of Southern Africa's most prolific game viewing areas.

Your first two nights are spent on The Train on the Bridge. This unique lodge features 25 carriage suites, train carriages restored and upgraded to luxury rooms but invoking the history of the rail station - where pioneers who first visited the park spent the night. Dining areas and reception are adjacent to the bridge - but be sure to spend time at the pool overlooking the Sabie River.

Last stop is at one of the original lodges in this area - Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Bush Lodge offers a contemporary safari experience, but keeps the traditions of the origins of the safari. Your luxurious suite is well appointed and features both indoor and outdoor showers.

Of course, the game viewing is the star in the Sabi Sands, and you won't be disappointed. Every day in the bush is different - every game drive a new blank canvas waiting to be drawn. Head out each morning and afternoon in search of the Big Cats - lion, leopard and cheetah are all here. But look up at the amazing birdlife as well. You can see the Big 6 of the bird world - Pel's Fishing Owl, Martial Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill, Saddle-billed Stork, Lori Bustard and the Lappet-Faced Vulture.

Be sure to take advantage of the amazing offer for this safari, valid through the end of the year. While you are there, why not extend your tour into Victoria Falls or beyond?

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Day 1  Arrive Cape Town
Welcome to the "fairest cape of all" - Cape Town. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel in the waterfront.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 2  Cape Town | Meals: B
Depart this morning on a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula. Start first with a trip up Table Mountain. Then, 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.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 3  Cape Town | Meals: B
The grape is the star today as you 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.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 4  Cape Town-Johannesburg | Meals: B
Fly to Johannesburg today, where you spend the night Sanctuary Mandela, built on the grounds of Nelson Mandela's former Houghton residence. The hotel is comprised both of new construction and elements from Mandela's original home. Bricks from the original house have been incorporated into the reception counter, for example. Sanctuary Mandela is designed to cater to your sense of curiosity. Throughout the hotel there are design "Easter eggs" prompting you to ask staff questions, all of whom are ready to tell you a story or give you a guided tour.

Sanctuary Mandela



Paying homage to Madiba's depth of character and contemplative spirit, Sanctuary Mandela is surrounded by lush gardens and retreat spaces filled with perfectly-curated exhibits that pay tribute to the human rights activist, former perfect president and global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Every corner of the boutique hotel is envisaged to provide the combination of tranquillity, heritage, and mindful experiences. Time spent at Sanctuary Mandela promises a sense of healing and reflection for all visitors.

Set in Nelson Mandela's primary place of residence in the leafy-green suburb of Houghton, Johannesburg, Sanctuary Mandela includes elements of the home Madiba lived in after he returned from Robben Island, where he hosted the likes of Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, and which later became the headquarters of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sanctuary Mandela is now a re-envisioned residency, a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel with 9 curated rooms and retreat spaces for reflection, healing, and thought-provoking experiences inspired by the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

Sanctuary Mandela offers big, spacious bedrooms with air conditioners and all modern conveniences. We pride ourselves on making every experience a memorable one. Guests will find small nods to Madiba's life in each of the rooms, including photos and letters from important points of Madiba's life as well as subtle references to some of the historic moments he was involved in. All rooms offer a choice of either two single beds or a king-size bed. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with bath and shower facilities.

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Day 5  Johannesburg-Kruger Shalati | Meals: BLD
Fly to Skukuza Airport today and transfer to Kruger Shalati - the Train on the Bridge. The next two nights provide an amazing experience as you stay in rebuilt train carriages that were part of the original Shalati rail line. Carefully reimagined and redesigned, 24 carriage suites sit on the bridge overlooking the Sabie River.

Kruger Shalati



Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa.

A perfect combination of Africa's most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that's reminiscent of African excellence.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train marks where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.

Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train's gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long-gone. Kruger Shalati offers opulent accommodation with an elevated perspective - a reminder of the 1920's rail safari, with a contemporary interpretation reflective of the marvel of African design.

Our arrival lounge, reception and dining areas, along with two of our three swimming pools, are found adjacent to the Selati Bridge, overlooking the majestic Sabie River. The river flows all year-round, drawing animals and birds that come to quench their thirst on a daily basis.



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Day 6  Kruger Shalati | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Sabi Sands today. When not out on game drives, soak in the views as they unfold below the bridge in front of you. Cool off in the swimming pool with a view like no other.

Kruger Shalati



Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa.

A perfect combination of Africa's most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that's reminiscent of African excellence.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train marks where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.

Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train's gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long-gone. Kruger Shalati offers opulent accommodation with an elevated perspective - a reminder of the 1920's rail safari, with a contemporary interpretation reflective of the marvel of African design.

Our arrival lounge, reception and dining areas, along with two of our three swimming pools, are found adjacent to the Selati Bridge, overlooking the majestic Sabie River. The river flows all year-round, drawing animals and birds that come to quench their thirst on a daily basis.



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Day 7  Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge | Meals: BLD
Change your location today as you drive to the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Your host will meet with you on arrival and plan your game viewing schedule for the next two days.

Sabi Sabi Bush 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.

BUSH LODGE

Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a water-hole and an African plain. At each of our lodges, you will luxuriate in uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention - all in an informal atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

There are 25 suites in Bush Lodge. Each air-conditioned thatched suite features exquisite ethnic dιcor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The lodge features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from wood salvaged from the bushveld.

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Day 8  Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge | Meals: BLD
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.

Sabi Sabi Bush 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.

BUSH LODGE

Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a water-hole and an African plain. At each of our lodges, you will luxuriate in uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention - all in an informal atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

There are 25 suites in Bush Lodge. Each air-conditioned thatched suite features exquisite ethnic dιcor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The lodge features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from wood salvaged from the bushveld.

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Day 9  Sabi Sabi-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 - ask us for details.

Land Only Per Person Prices in US Dollars
Departs Daily on Request
  Per Person Sharing a Twin Bedded Room Per Person in a Single Bedded Room
01 AUG 23 - 30 SEP 23$5,295$7,695
01 OCT 23 - 15 DEC 23$5,695$8,495
Note: All prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together. Airfare Cape Town-Johannesburg-Skukuza-Johannesburg is not included in the land tour price.

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Visiting

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park/Private Game Reserve

This Tour Includes

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Breakfast daily in Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Private sightseeing in Cape Town
  • Game viewing in open 4x4 vehicles with professional Rangers
  • Hotel taxes and park entry fees
  • UTG Safari Kit and duffel bag
  • UTG Exclusive Safari Delay Protection Plan
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South African Tapestry

9 days from $5,295
Departing Daily on Request


Imagine waking up with a spectacular sunrise over the bushveld spread out below you -- from your luxury cabin on The Train on the Bridge! Experience this new lodge, carefully curated from the rail cars of the 1920's old Shalati route. This is just one of the amazing places you will stay on South African Tapestry.

Start in the Mother City of Cape Town, with glorious views of Table Mountain -- and scenic drives along with the coast. Spend 3 nights at the boutique Queen Victoria Hotel, with visits to the Cape Peninsula, Boulders Beach and the beautiful winelands.

Then, fly to Johannesburg for a night at the new Sanctuary Mandela - a boutique style hotel that celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela. Explore the hotel and you'll find "clues" everywhere about this iconic freedom fighter's life and passions. Ask one of the staff to give you a tour and they will be more than happy to oblige.

Your journed is capped with 4 nights on safari in the stunning Sabi Sands Reserve -- one of Southern Africa's most prolific game viewing areas.

Your first two nights are spent on The Train on the Bridge. This unique lodge features 25 carriage suites, train carriages restored and upgraded to luxury rooms but invoking the history of the rail station - where pioneers who first visited the park spent the night. Dining areas and reception are adjacent to the bridge - but be sure to spend time at the pool overlooking the Sabie River.

Last stop is at one of the original lodges in this area - Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Bush Lodge offers a contemporary safari experience, but keeps the traditions of the origins of the safari. Your luxurious suite is well appointed and features both indoor and outdoor showers.

Of course, the game viewing is the star in the Sabi Sands, and you won't be disappointed. Every day in the bush is different - every game drive a new blank canvas waiting to be drawn. Head out each morning and afternoon in search of the Big Cats - lion, leopard and cheetah are all here. But look up at the amazing birdlife as well. You can see the Big 6 of the bird world - Pel's Fishing Owl, Martial Eagle, Southern Ground Hornbill, Saddle-billed Stork, Lori Bustard and the Lappet-Faced Vulture.

Be sure to take advantage of the amazing offer for this safari, valid through the end of the year. While you are there, why not extend your tour into Victoria Falls or beyond?

Day 1  Arrive Cape Town
Welcome to the "fairest cape of all" - Cape Town. After clearing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel in the waterfront.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 2  Cape Town | Meals: B
Depart this morning on a full day tour to the Cape Peninsula. Start first with a trip up Table Mountain. Then, 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.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 3  Cape Town | Meals: B
The grape is the star today as you 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.

Queen Victoria



The comfortable Queen Victoria Hotel is set in Waterfront district next to a stadium and an oceanarium. Built in 2011, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a tourist area close to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station as well as a museum, a castle and a tower in Cape Town. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Access City is 23 km from the hotel and Table Mountain is about 6 km away.

Guests are offered 35 contemporary rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, satellite television, climate control, a laptop safe and coffee/tea makers. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Residents can try dishes of Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant. Guests are welcome to the Restaurant And bar to relax with a drink. The grill bar City Grill is about 300 meters from the property.

Cape Town International airport is situated within a 25-minute drive from Queen Victoria Hotel.

Guests can benefit from a sun deck, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course and relax using a spa lounge, a health club and a sauna. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

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Day 4  Cape Town-Johannesburg | Meals: B
Fly to Johannesburg today, where you spend the night Sanctuary Mandela, built on the grounds of Nelson Mandela's former Houghton residence. The hotel is comprised both of new construction and elements from Mandela's original home. Bricks from the original house have been incorporated into the reception counter, for example. Sanctuary Mandela is designed to cater to your sense of curiosity. Throughout the hotel there are design "Easter eggs" prompting you to ask staff questions, all of whom are ready to tell you a story or give you a guided tour.

Sanctuary Mandela



Paying homage to Madiba's depth of character and contemplative spirit, Sanctuary Mandela is surrounded by lush gardens and retreat spaces filled with perfectly-curated exhibits that pay tribute to the human rights activist, former perfect president and global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Every corner of the boutique hotel is envisaged to provide the combination of tranquillity, heritage, and mindful experiences. Time spent at Sanctuary Mandela promises a sense of healing and reflection for all visitors.

Set in Nelson Mandela's primary place of residence in the leafy-green suburb of Houghton, Johannesburg, Sanctuary Mandela includes elements of the home Madiba lived in after he returned from Robben Island, where he hosted the likes of Michael Jackson and Oprah Winfrey, and which later became the headquarters of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Sanctuary Mandela is now a re-envisioned residency, a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel with 9 curated rooms and retreat spaces for reflection, healing, and thought-provoking experiences inspired by the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

Sanctuary Mandela offers big, spacious bedrooms with air conditioners and all modern conveniences. We pride ourselves on making every experience a memorable one. Guests will find small nods to Madiba's life in each of the rooms, including photos and letters from important points of Madiba's life as well as subtle references to some of the historic moments he was involved in. All rooms offer a choice of either two single beds or a king-size bed. All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with bath and shower facilities.

×

Day 5  Johannesburg-Kruger Shalati | Meals: BLD
Fly to Skukuza Airport today and transfer to Kruger Shalati - the Train on the Bridge. The next two nights provide an amazing experience as you stay in rebuilt train carriages that were part of the original Shalati rail line. Carefully reimagined and redesigned, 24 carriage suites sit on the bridge overlooking the Sabie River.

Kruger Shalati



Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa.

A perfect combination of Africa's most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that's reminiscent of African excellence.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train marks where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.

Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train's gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long-gone. Kruger Shalati offers opulent accommodation with an elevated perspective - a reminder of the 1920's rail safari, with a contemporary interpretation reflective of the marvel of African design.

Our arrival lounge, reception and dining areas, along with two of our three swimming pools, are found adjacent to the Selati Bridge, overlooking the majestic Sabie River. The river flows all year-round, drawing animals and birds that come to quench their thirst on a daily basis.



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Day 6  Kruger Shalati | Meals: BLD
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Sabi Sands today. When not out on game drives, soak in the views as they unfold below the bridge in front of you. Cool off in the swimming pool with a view like no other.

Kruger Shalati



Kruger Shalati: The Train on the Bridge. One of the most anticipated and exciting new offerings coming to the iconic Kruger National Park, South Africa.

A perfect combination of Africa's most breathtaking natural splendours with well-deserved luxuries aboard a newly refurbished train that's reminiscent of African excellence.

Permanently stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River, Kruger Shalati offers unique luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train that pays homage to the guests who explored the park nearly 100 years ago while welcoming new explorers from near and far. The train marks where the first visits to the iconic park were allowed in the early 1920s, when the train would park overnight in the exact spot where Kruger Shalati is positioned.

Kruger Shalati offers two types of accommodation: 24 Carriage Suites located on the Train on the Bridge and 7 Bridge House Suites located adjacent to the bridge in a picturesque garden setting with the train's gentle glow as your backdrop. All of our rooms provide immersive comfort from the most unique location in the Kruger National Park: the historic bridge, where the very first visitors to the Park had a pioneering stay within the carriages, following a night of feasting, performance and tales from times long-gone. Kruger Shalati offers opulent accommodation with an elevated perspective - a reminder of the 1920's rail safari, with a contemporary interpretation reflective of the marvel of African design.

Our arrival lounge, reception and dining areas, along with two of our three swimming pools, are found adjacent to the Selati Bridge, overlooking the majestic Sabie River. The river flows all year-round, drawing animals and birds that come to quench their thirst on a daily basis.



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Day 7  Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge | Meals: BLD
Change your location today as you drive to the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge. Your host will meet with you on arrival and plan your game viewing schedule for the next two days.

Sabi Sabi Bush 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.

BUSH LODGE

Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a water-hole and an African plain. At each of our lodges, you will luxuriate in uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention - all in an informal atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

There are 25 suites in Bush Lodge. Each air-conditioned thatched suite features exquisite ethnic dιcor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The lodge features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from wood salvaged from the bushveld.

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Day 8  Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge | Meals: BLD
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.

Sabi Sabi Bush 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.

BUSH LODGE

Bush Lodge is set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a water-hole and an African plain. At each of our lodges, you will luxuriate in uncompromising high standards of service, efficiency and personalised attention - all in an informal atmosphere of warmth and hospitality.

There are 25 suites in Bush Lodge. Each air-conditioned thatched suite features exquisite ethnic dιcor in keeping with the bushveld environment. The lodge features artistically designed open courtyards with spectacular wooden carvings by renowned South African sculptors, created from wood salvaged from the bushveld.

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Day 9  Sabi Sabi-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 - ask us for details.

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