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PRIVATE ITINERARY

South Africa

City and Safari

10 NIGHTS - PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 

Spectacular South Africa will stun you in just how much it offers, the diversity of which is showcased on this tailor-made itinerary. Begin with a chef-led cookery class and helicopter itinerary from cosmopolitan Cape Town, before sampling sublime South African grapes from the Cape Winelands. Explore the desert dunes and rare wildlife of the remote Northern Cape, followed by the ultimate game-viewing experience in Madikwe Game Reserve.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS expand_more

In Cape Town, opt to join an interactive cooking class and chef’s table experience with renowned British-born chef Matt Manning in his contemporary studio

Join specialist wine connoisseur Harry Melk for a private itinerary, including tastings of the enchanting Cape Winelands

Interact with cheeky meerkats or head out on horseback through the Kalahari Desert from Tswalu Motse

From Madikwe Private Game Reserve, spot the African Big Five, as well as endangered wild dogs

Authentic Experience

Meet Christo Brand, once the prison guard assigned to Nelson Mandela during his time at Robben Island, and later his good friend. Join Christo on an unforgettable helicopter ‘Freedom Flight’, visiting Robben Island and the Drakenstein Correctional Centre (Mandela spent his final years in prison), before stopping in Franschhoek for a spot of lunch, paired with wine.

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ITINERARY DETAILS

    DAY 1-4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Combining old-world elegance with compelling modernity, Cape Town is a city that deserves to be explored, and you will spend four nights at The Silo Hotel, ideally located at the iconic V&A Waterfront. Your second day in the city invites you to board a seriously scenic and eye-opening helicopter tour alongside Christo Brand, the prison guard assigned to Nelson Mandela during his time in Robben Island Prison, who became his good friend and confidant. Land on infamous Robben Island, before a visit to the Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl, where Mandela spent his final years in prison. Your final stop is the town of Franschhoek, where you can enjoy wine-tasting in the vineyards of Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Estate. More wine awaits on the next day with a private tour of the Cape Winelands alongside specialist connoisseur Harry Melk. Visit up to four different wine estates, learning more about the production of the quality labels and having a taste. There is the also the option while in Cape Town to visit the slick Chef’s Studio of Matt Manning (chef-patron of the city’s wildly popular Grub & Vine bistro) for an interactive cooking class and chef’s table experience with gourmet cuisine and fabulous wine.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to the Tswalu Airstrip. From here, take a private car transfer to Tswalu Motse.

    The Silo Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Boutique Hotel
    • Summary: The Royal Portfolio's latest landmark addition in Cape Town
    • Feature: An exceptional design hotel combining history and art
    • Rooms: 28 Rooms and Suites & 1 Penthouse
    • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
    • Star rating: 5 Star
    MEAL BASIS

    Breakfast

    DAY 5-7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Your next destination is the Northern Cape, South Africa’s largest but most sparsely populated province, home to historic towns, famed diamond mining destinations and remote national parks filled with a diverse array of wildlife. You’ll stay at Tswalu Motse, a luxury lodge backed by the dramatic Korannaberg Mountains and arid savannah grasslands. Head out by vehicle, on foot or on horseback through the Kalahari biosphere, perhaps spotting the rare black rhino, multiple meerkat colonies, pangolin, brown hyena and much more!

    TRANSFERS

    Take a car transfer to the Tswalu airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg and onward shuttle flight to Madikwe Airstrip. From here, take a car transfer to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

    Tswalu Kalaharikeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Lodge
    • Summary: South Africa's largest private game reserve
    • Feature: Award-winning safari spa
    • Rooms: 8 suites at The Motse & 5 suites at Tarkuni Private Villa
    • Location: Kalahari , South Africa
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 8-11 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    One of South Africa’s top game viewing destinations, malaria-free Madikwe comprises around 75,000 hectares of untamed acacia landscape that houses the African ‘Big Five’ – leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino – as well as rare wild dogs and much more in the way of wildlife. From your lodge, join expert guides as you head out on unforgettable game drives in state-of-the-art vehicles, exploring the wonders of the African bush and spotting a possible 66 mammal species, as well as over 300 types of resident and migratory birds. On your final day, enjoy the morning at your leisure before your return flight to the UK.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a car transfer to the Madikwe Airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg. From here, fly to the UK.

    Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Lodge
    • Summary: A family-friendly lodge in a malaria-free area
    • Feature: Spot the 'Big Five' on your game-drives
    • Rooms: 10 suites
    • Location: North West Province, South Africa
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

DAY 1-4ACCOMMODATION
Cape Town, South Africa

Combining old-world elegance with compelling modernity, Cape Town is a city that deserves to be explored, and you will spend four nights at The Silo Hotel, ideally located at the iconic V&A Waterfront. Your second day in the city invites you to board a seriously scenic and eye-opening helicopter tour alongside Christo Brand, the prison guard assigned to Nelson Mandela during his time in Robben Island Prison, who became his good friend and confidant. Land on infamous Robben Island, before a visit to the Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl, where Mandela spent his final years in prison. Your final stop is the town of Franschhoek, where you can enjoy wine-tasting in the vineyards of Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Estate. More wine awaits on the next day with a private tour of the Cape Winelands alongside specialist connoisseur Harry Melk. Visit up to four different wine estates, learning more about the production of the quality labels and having a taste. There is the also the option while in Cape Town to visit the slick Chef’s Studio of Matt Manning (chef-patron of the city’s wildly popular Grub & Vine bistro) for an interactive cooking class and chef’s table experience with gourmet cuisine and fabulous wine.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to the Tswalu Airstrip. From here, take a private car transfer to Tswalu Motse.

The Silo Hotelkeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: The Royal Portfolio's latest landmark addition in Cape Town
  • Feature: An exceptional design hotel combining history and art
  • Rooms: 28 Rooms and Suites & 1 Penthouse
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Star rating: 5 Star
MEAL BASIS

Breakfast

DAY 5-7ACCOMMODATION
Northern Cape, South Africa

Your next destination is the Northern Cape, South Africa’s largest but most sparsely populated province, home to historic towns, famed diamond mining destinations and remote national parks filled with a diverse array of wildlife. You’ll stay at Tswalu Motse, a luxury lodge backed by the dramatic Korannaberg Mountains and arid savannah grasslands. Head out by vehicle, on foot or on horseback through the Kalahari biosphere, perhaps spotting the rare black rhino, multiple meerkat colonies, pangolin, brown hyena and much more!

TRANSFERS

Take a car transfer to the Tswalu airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg and onward shuttle flight to Madikwe Airstrip. From here, take a car transfer to Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge.

Tswalu Kalaharikeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: South Africa's largest private game reserve
  • Feature: Award-winning safari spa
  • Rooms: 8 suites at The Motse & 5 suites at Tarkuni Private Villa
  • Location: Kalahari , South Africa
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 8-11ACCOMMODATION
Madikwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

One of South Africa’s top game viewing destinations, malaria-free Madikwe comprises around 75,000 hectares of untamed acacia landscape that houses the African ‘Big Five’ – leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino – as well as rare wild dogs and much more in the way of wildlife. From your lodge, join expert guides as you head out on unforgettable game drives in state-of-the-art vehicles, exploring the wonders of the African bush and spotting a possible 66 mammal species, as well as over 300 types of resident and migratory birds. On your final day, enjoy the morning at your leisure before your return flight to the UK.

TRANSFERS

Take a car transfer to the Madikwe Airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg. From here, fly to the UK.

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodgekeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: A family-friendly lodge in a malaria-free area
  • Feature: Spot the 'Big Five' on your game-drives
  • Rooms: 10 suites
  • Location: North West Province, South Africa
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

ITINERARY EXCURSIONS

Freedom Helicopter Flight Cape Town
Half Day Excursion

Meet Christo Brand, the prison guard assigned to Nelson Mandela during his time in Robben Island Prison, who became his good friend and confidant. He will join you for a scenic helicopter flight from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront to the infamous Robben Island, where you will land and enjoy a personal account from Christo of his time here. Then, the helicopter will soar over the beautiful Atlantic Seaboard, before heading inland to Steenberg, where Christo will share his memories of Madiba’s five and a half years at Pollsmoor Prison. Further east, you will fly towards Drakenstein Correctional Centre in Paarl, where Mandela spent his final years in prison. Your final stop is Sir Richard Brandon’s magnificent Mont Rochelle Estate in the Cape Winelands, where wine tasting a lunch amid the vineyards await.

The Cape Winelands with a Specialist Wine Connoisseur
Full Day Excursion

You will be met in the morning by your guide and specialist wine connoisseur, Harry Melk, setting off for the famed Winelands, taking a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. The first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal-lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Here, you will enjoy a wine tasting at one of the area’s iconic wine estates, as well as admiring a collection of fantastic contemporary art. After a delicious gourmet lunch, head to Franschhoek to discover some of the Winelands’ smaller, boutique wineries, enjoying another more intimate tasting alongside your expert connoisseur.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Due to its regional climates, South Africa can be enjoyed all year round. The Cape is warm and dry between November and February, when the north is wetter – and great for birding. May to September is generally best for game viewing.

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10 NIGHTS - PRICES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 

Pricing based upon economy flights from London. Transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals And excursions As specified.

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