9/Night Luxurious South Africa Safari and Beach

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Join our 4-star South Africa honeymoon to explore the lovely Cape Town beach, an abundance of wilderness at Kruger National Park, and apartheid history with a touch of new local developments in Soweto. During our 10-Day luxury holiday in South Africa experience a luxurious stay at Victoria and Alfred Hotel for 4 nights, Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 3 nights, and 2 nights at The Maslow Hotel. Embark on private day tours in a luxury vehicle in Cape Town and Johannesburg conducted by an experienced driver/guide. During your safari experience in Timbavati Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Greater Kruger, ensure daily game drives and optional morning bush-walks conducted by an experienced ranger guide.

Do This Because:

Experience the best of safari and beach honeymoon in South Africa offering an unforgettable luxury holiday. Visit Cape Town for 4 nights at Victoria and Alfred Hotel offering Winelands Tour, Cape of Good Hope Tour, and Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour. Explore Cape Town in a luxury vehicle conducted by an experienced driver/guide. Thereafter, the next 3 nights at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge offering an abundance of big 5 wildernesses. However, a spa treatment overlooking the wild plains at the room private patio. In Johannesburg for 2 nights at The Maslow Hotel granting Soweto Tour with a touch of the traditional meal and African beer tasting.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Cape Town International Airport

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport as per your own arrangement at TBC, you will be met by your driver/guide for a transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. Upon arrival at Victoria and Alfred Hotel, check-in for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day leisure.

Day 2: Full Day Cape of Good Hope

After pick-up and briefing of the tour, we make a quick stop in the historic Bo-Kaap to see the colorful houses and discover the history. Thereafter, we proceed to drive along the coast. Upon reach, at Camp's Bay Beach we see the beautiful Beverly Hills of Cape Town known as Camps Bay. An opportunity of pictures and vies of the Twelve Apostles. Embark on a 40 minutes boat trip to an inhabited more than 5 thousand cape fur seals. The boat trip is weather depended. After the boat experience, we drive on to the famous Chapman's Peak drive. The mountainside road is known as Chappies it is an engineering masterpiece. The Chapman's peak drive meanders for 9km along the giant Chapman's peak mountains that drop into the ocean like an avalanche. You will also have an opportunity to stop for photos and enjoy the views. We make a stop at the Southern end of Chapman's Peak at a farm village that boasts raw juice, the best-roasted coffee in the area as well as small shops. Just 200m before Cape Point Nature Reserve there is an Ostrich Farm. Guests will have an opportunity for a quick stop along the road for pictures. Explore Cape Point Nature Reserve is home to the most southwestern corner of Africa. High in vegetation and animal species making the nature reserve a biodiversity hotspot. Upon reach at the Cape of Good Hope, an optional hike or funicular ride to the 3rd oldest Cape Point Lighthouse and experience a 360-degree view of the national park.

The old lighthouse was launched in 1860 only to be decommissioned for 40 years and dozens of shipwrecks too late after studies proved that its high altitude posed a great danger to sailors around the cape as they couldn't be able to see it in cloudy weather conditions. A new lighthouse was built at a much lower altitude. We proceed to Boulders Beach at the penguin colony home to a thousand African penguins. Here you will walk on the beach and take close-up photos of one of our flightless birds. While driving past Muizenberg Beach, we will stop for photos at St James Beach known for the colorful beach huts. The huts were used for changing rooms by sunbathers and are still used for the same reason up until today. At our last stop, explore the garden with a guided tour conducted by your tour guide. Time permitting. After a full day tour of Cape Peninsula, you will be dropped off at the same location picked up in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Day 3: Full Day Robben Island, Table Mountain & City Tour

Pick-up at your hotel for Robben Island and Table Mountain tour. Arrive at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where guests will take a ferry to Robben Island. Embark on the ferry at Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island for approximately 3 to 4 hours guided experience and visit Nelson Mandela, other activists, and politicians who were incarcerated during the apartheid regime. Kindly note that your driver guide will not be escorting you to the island as they have their own guides in place. Upon return from the Robben On island tour, guests can grab a sandwich or light lunch at a nearby restaurant (as per your own account). We make a stop at Bo-Kaap for a photo opportunity. We proceed to Table Mountain, take a cable car with your guide escorting you for maximum experience. Thereafter, guests will be dropped off at their location in Cape Town

Day 4: Full Day Winelands Tour

After pick-up, we enjoy our full-day Winelands tour following Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek wine route. Taste up to 5 wine estates and 3 wine tastings are included. After pick-up we will travel along the N2, enjoying the scenic driver thereafter we stop at DeMorgenzon Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The wine estate is unique in having musical speakers playing soft classical music spreading across the vineyards. DeMorgenzon Wine Estate produces one of the best Chenin Blanc wines within the region. We proceed to Marianne Wine Estate for a wine tasting paired with local biltong. At Marianne, they believe that pairing different types of biltong with red wine enhances the flavors of their wines. Marianne's Floreal wine was handpicked by Chef Gordon Ramsay for former president Nelson Mandela's 91st Birthday. Continuing to Fairview Vineyards and Goats Cheese for wine taste paired with cheese. Guests are welcome to purchase their favorite cheese and condiments from the deli, and wine from the choice of 3 ranges in the wine tasting room.

Along the route, we stop at the front of Drakenstein Prison to see the Nelson Mandela Monument. The prison is where Nelson Mandela spent his last few days of incarceration before he walked to freedom. After a 1 hour 30 minutes’ lunch exploring Franschoek, we proceed to visit Mont Rochelle Wine Estate owned by Sir Richard Branson. The previous owner was Miko Rwayitare and the estate still has the restaurant and wine named after Miko. Our last stop at Delaire Graff for the last wine tasting for the day. The estate stands as one of the most exquisite wine estates one can visit in Cape Winelands. Thereafter we proceed to Cape Town for drop off at the hotel.

Day 5: Airport Transfer – Fly to Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)

After breakfast and check-out, you will be collected at the hotel for a transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your domestic flight to Eastgate Airport as per your arrangements. Upon arrival, you will be met by your ranger/guide for a game drive transfer to Simbavati. Enter Timbavati Gate to the lodge, upon arrival at the lodge. Check-in at Simbavati Hilltop Lodge for 3 nights on a fully inclusive basis. After a light lunch, we will embark on the first full safari game drive for 3-hour before the game starts the ranger guide will advise guests about the do and don’ts during the drive. During the game drive, we will traverse over 12,000 hectares of the big-5 game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo as well as other species such as wild dogs, cheetah, kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, and monkey namely. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. Keep your cameras ready for the elusive leopard who may be hiding in a tree or the roaring lion seeking out its prey in the bush. Upon our return to the lodge, we are welcomed with a warm refresh towel. Enjoy dinner and rest for the next early morning safari.

Day 6 & 7: Timbavati Game Reserve

Early morning wake-up call approximately 05:00 am during summer and 05:30 am in winter seasons. Enjoy rusks, biscuits, coffee, and tea before we depart for our drive. We will traverse over 12,000 hectares of the big-5 game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo as well as other species such as wild dogs, cheetah, kudu, zebra, warthog, giraffe, and monkey namely. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. Keep your cameras ready for the elusive leopard who may be hiding in a tree or the roaring lion seeking out its prey in the bush. Return to the lodge and we are welcomed with a warm towel for our full breakfast. Enjoy leisure at the pool. Thereafter we depart for our sunset game drive and return for dinner.

Day 8: Airport Transfer – Johannesburg Arrival

Early morning wake-up call approximately 05:00 am during summer and 05:30 am in winter seasons. Enjoy rusks, biscuits, coffee, and tea before we depart for our drive. After the 3-hour game drive, we return to the lodge and we are welcomed with a warm towel for our full breakfast. After refreshing, guests will check out and the ranger will transfer the guests to Eastgate Airport. Upon arrival, check in for your flight to Johannesburg as per your own arrangement. Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport your driver/guide will meet you by the domestic arrival and transfer you to Sandton. Check-in at The Maslow Hotel, check-in for 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Rest of the day leisure.

Day 9: Afternoon Soweto and Johannesburg Tour

After breakfast, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or shopping at Sandton City Centre. Thereafter, in the afternoon you will be collected at the hotel by your driver-guide for an afternoon tour of Soweto and Johannesburg. Our journey begins at Soweto exploring the struggles of the apartheid regime. During this tour, guests will get a taste of the vibrant lifestyle of Soweto and Johannesburg. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, at this site, a share of apartheid history during the times of the Soweto Uprising in 1976. Processed downwards to Vilakazi Street mostly known for its Nobel-prize winners and the abundance of restaurants as well as entertainment by the locals, visit the Mandela House where he spent his first few nights after his release from prison. Thereafter, enjoy dinner at Lebo’s Backpackers offering African traditional cuisines and get to taste African Beer. We will proceed the rest of the afternoon driving through Johannesburg to drop-off at the hotel.

Day 10: Airport Transfer

After breakfast and check-out, you will be collected at the hotel for a transfer to the airport. Upon arrival, check-in for your International flight departing OR Tambo International Airport as per your arrangements.

Highlights

  • African safari and beach combination
  • Private and luxury Cape Town, Johannesburg Tours
  • An abundance of wilderness safaris 
  • 4 nights Victoria and Alfred Hotel, 3 nights Simbavati Hilltop Lodge, 2 nights The Maslow Hotel
  • Timbavati Game Reserve safari
  • Africa Big 5 game drive/bush-walks 
  • Traditional meals and African beer 
  • Luxury Spa treatment overlooking African plains 

Inclusions and Exclusions

What’s Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Victoria and Alfred Hotel
    • Bed and Breakfast
  • Simbavati Hilltop Lodge
    • All meals, two safari activities per day, beverages (excluding premium brands and cellar wines)
    • Return transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS)
  • The Maslow Hotel
    • Bed and Breakfast

What's Excluded:

  • All international/domestic flights not mentioned inclusions
  • All meals and beverages not mentioned inclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Entrance Fees to places of interest
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Conservation levies and gate fees
  • R400 per adult per night and R200 per child under 12 years per night
  • Vehicle entrance fee of R210
  • Any other additional reserve fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa/Passport

Additional Info

Know before you go

  • Rates are quoted on per person sharing, minimum 2 adults
  • The itinerary or accommodation may be rerouted in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Recommended lightweight soft bag luggage no more than 15kg.
  • It is the responsibility of the guest to ensure that all international travel requirements are met upon traveling.
  • Passports, visas, and documentation should be available for presentation throughout travel, arrival, and departure.
  • We recommend that guests take out comprehensive travel insurance.
  • No flights have been included. We recommend you check the availability of the flights before you confirm your booking for this package.

Road Transfer:

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to Victoria and Alfred Hotel (Round Trip)

Hoedspruit, Eastgate Airport (HDS) to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge (Round trip)

OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) to The Maslow Hotel (Round Trip)

Accommodation:

Victoria and Alfred Hotel:

History and modern luxury merge to create ageless beauty at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, which was built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse. This iconic establishment was named after Queen Victoria and her son, Prince Alfred who played an intrinsic role in the establishment of the Breakwater Basin – now the V&A Waterfront.

The hotel is located in the very heart of this internationally acclaimed destination and is a sophisticated retreat amid the buzz. It offers some of the most enviable views of Cape Town Harbour, Table Mountain, and the slick city that stretches out at the foot of this Natural Wonder. Timeless elegance and personalized luxury are found at the award-winning Victoria & Alfred Hotel.

Simbavati Hilltop Lodge:

Situated within the world-renowned and beautiful Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park – Simbavati Hilltop Lodge guarantees an exclusive, authentic and unforgettable African Safari experience. Enjoy magnificent views of the African Bush, the Nhlaralumi River, and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.

Accommodation is a pure African safari experience and comprises individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents – one for the main bedroom, and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side – allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.

The Maslow Hotel:

When it comes to deluxe business hotels in Sandton, Johannesburg, Maslow is renowned for offering premier 4-star Sandton accommodation for business travelers. Maslow is located in Sandton’s financial district, only a few minutes away from the Sandton Gautrain station, Sandton City Mall, and Nelson Mandela Square. With modern conference facilities and meeting rooms, Sun International’s The Maslow is Sandton’s premium business hotel. Superior comfort, relaxation, and elegance are guaranteed when staying at this high-end hotel in Sandton. The Lacuna Bistro and Bar at The Maslow is perfect for business lunches and after-work drinks, with gardens and terraces overlooking the swimming pool. Wine and dine from the inspired menu developed by executive chef Garth Johnson.

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Cut off: 12 hours
Booking in advance
Basic
Experience endurance level
10 Days
Tour Duration
Luxury African Honeymoon
Tour Type
Minimum Number of passengers is: 2
Know before you go
All cancellations are to be emailed to info@canaways.co.za. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 45–30 days – 50% of the full amount; 30–15 days – 75% of the full amount; 14 days or less – 100% of the full amount. Bookings are not transferable.
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