JANUARY TO DECEMBER
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa.
After a bawdy start as a tent and shanty town, today Johannesburg is the second largest city in Africa. Had it not been for the discovery of gold by prospector George Harrison, who pegged the first claim on the reef, sold it for just ?10 and disappeared without a trace, the city probably wouldn’t even be in existence. Known as the greatest gold-mining area on earth, this vibrant city is not just an industrial giant, but the heart of the country’s economy. From traditional ‘muti’ (medicine) shops, exclusive boutiques in upmarket malls, theaters, and museums to cultural villages, restaurants, beautiful walks in indigenous gardens and more, Johannesburg is a diverse cultural melting pot.
Spend one night at Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas and Spa. Accommodation is in an air conditioned suite with ensuite bathroom, complimentary breakfast, complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar (excluding other items), complimentary Wi-Fi, use of the Spa hydro facilities, complimentary DVS’s, one complimentary pressed laundry item per guest, complimentary wine by guest choice (red, white or sparkling) on arrival only and in suite check in.
DAY 2; 3 & 4
After breakfast, you will be collected for your half day Soweto tour. This 3-hour guided tour takes you into the heart of the vibrant Soweto Township, which produced three Nobel Peace Prize winners. Here you visit the Mandela Family Museum, Hector Pieterson Memorial commemorating the 1976 student uprising, the Regina Mundi Church and a shebeen – an informal bar (optional).
You will be transferred to the Federal Air hanger at OR Tambo International Airport for your Federal Air flight to Singita airstrip. On arrival at Singita airstrip, you will be met by a representative and transferred to Singita Boulders Lodge.
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve consists of more than 65 000 hectares (160 620 acres) that border the Kruger National Park. With no fences between the farms (or, for that matter, between them and the Kruger Park), animals wander across vast stretches of grazing land as they did years and years ago.
DAY 5; 6 & 7
You will be transferred to Singita airstrip for your Federal Air flight to Phinda airstrip. Upon arrival at Phinda airstrip, you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team and driven to &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge.
Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and a wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the Reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems. &Beyond Phinda is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but much rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience.
Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.
Spend three nights at &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge. Accommodation is in an air conditioned suite with ensuite bathroom dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, overlooks the grassy vlei where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope and a dazzling variety of birdlife Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry and daily lodge adventures.
DAY 8; 9 & 10
After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to King Shaka International Airport. On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will check in for your regional flight to Cape Town International Airport.
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a &Beyond representative and transferred to the One & Only Cape Town hotel.
Set on the beautiful Cape Town Waterfront, the gracious Table Bay Hotel is a tribute to this world-famous bay. It is idyllically located to offer spectacular views of Table Mountain, the glorious Atlantic Ocean, the lively harbor and the historic Robben Island. Luxurious rooms include sumptuous beds, lovely bathrooms, air-conditioning, wireless internet, walk-in cupboards and satellite television.Guests can look forward to tucking into world-class culinary fare at the hotel’s fantastic restaurants — The Atlantic Grill is renowned for fine dining, the Conservatory is ideal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, whilst The Lounge serves deliciously light snacks and high-teas. The Pool Bar and the Union Bar are relaxing spots for guests to unwind with drinks and snacks. A sitting room, patio, swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym and health spa all add to guest delight. Adventures include abseiling, shark-cage diving, micro-lighting, surfing, snorkeling, diving, jet-skiing, cycling, horseriding, hiking, coastal trips and Wineland tours.
On day nine experience a Robben Island Helicopter scenic flight. This incredible journey begins with a scenic helicopter flight up the West Coast (renowned for its spectacular wild flowers) to Blaauwberg before turning towards historical Robben Island. The helicopter will circle the Island, providing exceptional photographic opportunities and insight as to why it was used as a prison in the Apartheid era. Afterward, you’ll turn back to the cityscape of Cape Town.
On day ten experience a private half day Cape Point tour. A magnificent showcase of the Cape’s natural beauty, this whirlwind tour proudly shows off the region’s spectacular scenery.
Spend three nights at One&Only Cape Town. Accommodation is in a Marina Table Mountain room
DAY 11; 12 & 13
After breakfast, you will be collected for your half day City and Table Mountain Tour. Discover the cultural melting pot that is Cape Town, from slaves’ quarters to castles, Dutch buildings and the colorful Malay quarter. An icon of the city, no trip is complete without a visit to magnificent Table Mountain to gaze down upon the sprawling seaside metropolis or, if the weather is not favorable, to its smaller cousin, the similarly flat-topped Signal Hill. Once you have viewed the town from above, descend deep into its heart, starting with the exclusive and secluded beaches of Clifton and moving to hustle and bustle of the paved walkway along the waterfront known as Sea Point promenade, with its restaurants, bars, and shops. Step back in time as your feet touch the cobblestones of Greenmarket Square, one of the city’s oldest markets and now home to a vibrant mass of stalls selling just about anything under the sun. Give in the allure of a peaceful stroll through Company Gardens, established by Dutch settlers in 1652 and gaze at the multitude of historical landmarks that surround this quiet oasis, from the Houses of Parliament to the historical Castle of Good Hope and the haunting Slave Lodge, home to thousands of slaves of the Dutch East India Company. Experience yet another of Cape Town’s many faces in the traditional Malay Quarter, with its narrow streets, colorful houses, mosques, and minarets, where your adventure will end to the sound of the noonday gun being fired from Signal Hill, as it has for thousands of years before.
Spend three nights at La Residence in a luxury suite.
You will be transferred to Cape Town Internation Airport
(1 Mar – 21 Apr 14 / 1 Aug – 31 Oct 14)
$12,235.00 USD per Person
(22 Apr – 31 Jul 14)
$12,235.00 USD per Person
(1 Jan – 28 Feb 14 / 1 Nov – 19 Dec 14)
$12,925.00 USD per Person
- Rates subject to a minimum of 2 guest traveling
- Rate is subject to change due to currency fluctuations
- The operator may reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability
- Single traveler supplement and child rates will be quoted on request
- Validity periods are as specified above – should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
- The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
- Flight quotes are subject to change, and we reserve the right to re-quote
- Rates exclude gratuities and all items of a personal nature
- Additional suggested activities not included in the rate
- Meet and Greet service at OR Tambo International Airport
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- Luxury Personal Travel Journal
- All scheduled road transfers: OR Tambo International Airport / Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa / OR Tambo International Airport / Singita airstrip / Singita Boulders Lodge / Singita airstrip / Phinda airstrip / &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge / King Shaka International Airport / Cape Town International Airport / One&Only Cape Town / One&Only Cape Town / La Residence / Cape Town International Airport
- Federal Air flights: OR Tambo International Airport / Singita airstrip / Singita airstrip / Phinda airstrip /Regional flight /King Shaka
- International Airport / Cape Town International Airport
- Experiences in the itinerary: Half day Soweto tour / Cascades and Canyon Spectacular helicopter flight / Robben Island helicopter experience / Half day Cape Point tour / Half day City and Table Mountain tour / Full day Winelands tour including lunch
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
What´s Not Included:
- International flight
- Personal Expenses