20 Days / 19 Nights Unforgettable Honeymoon – Southern Africa

Arrive/Mauni – Khwai Private Reserve – Cape Town – Whale Coast – Franschhoek – Vilanculos/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Hyena Pan Tented Camp Khwai Private Reserve Day 1 Day 5 FI 4 Nights
Sea Five Boutique Hotel Cape Town Day 5 Day 9 B&B 4 Nights
Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Whale Coast Day 9 Day 11 FI 2 Nights
Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek Franschhoek Day 11 Day 14 B&B 3 Nights
Santorini Mozambique Vilanculos Day 14 Day 20 FI 6 Nights
Not Included Transfer for your International departure Day 20 Day 20 Breakfast  Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FI: Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

DAY 1 – 4: HYENA PAN TENTED CAMP, KHWAI PRIVATE RESERVE

Khwai Private Reserve

Welcome to Khwai Private Reserve, 440 000 acres bordering onto both the Moremi Game Reserve and Chobe National Park in northern Botswana. It is an innovative community based joint venture partnership that adjoins onto the world famous Okavango Delta eco-system. The Reserve was established to create a meaningful bridge between the tourism industry and local villagers, ensuring significant economic income for local communities, first world environmentally sensitive practices and a superb safari experience.

The massive Khwai Private Reserve comprises of some of the most fantastically diverse habitats in northern Botswana, including riverine woodlands, floodplains, open savannah, mopane woodland, rivers and lagoons. This range of habitats results in a range of wildlife, including elephant, lion, leopard, wild dog, and cheetah and of course the eponymous sable antelope.

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 1 Shared Charter  To Be Advised Maun Airport [MUB]   Hyena Pan Tented Camp  

Activities

Hyena Pan – Game Drives
Hyena Pan – Walking
Hyena Pan – Underground Hide

Hyena Pan – Game Drives

Enjoy a morning game drive through the Khwai Community Area, driving along the banks of the Khwai River before spending the afternoon’s drive through the 200 000 hectare private concession that Hyena Pan calls home.

Hyena Pan – Walking

Enjoy a guided walk from the camp and get a new perspective on your surroundings!

Hyena Pan – Underground Hide

Spend time in the underground hide experiencing the wildlife of Khwai Private Reserve from a completely different vantage point.

Overnight: Hyena Pan Tented Camp         

Hyena Pan is a tented bush lodge on a private conservation area east of Moremi Game Reserve. The camp is built around a permanent water hole to the north west of Moremi Game Reserve’s northern gate. This is one of the few permanent water holes in this area and attracts elephants and other wildlife. The water hole is also part of the elephant route between Savuti in the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, and as such we see movement of elephant through the area constantly. The camp is rustic yet comfortable, its charming simplicity making it the perfect getaway into the wilderness.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Included

Shared light aircraft transfer from Maun Airport to Khwai for Hyena Pan

Fully Inclusive Basis at Hyena Pan including all meals, local drinks and in-house activities

In-house activities include game drives, night drives and guided bush walks (subject to guide availability)

Excluded

Premium branded drinks

DAY 5 – 8: SEA FIVE BOUTIQUE HOTEL, CAPE TOWN

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laid-back lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 5 Charter Flight  To Be Advised Hyena Pan Tented Camp   Maun Airport [MUB]
Day 5 Scheduled   Maun Airport [MUB]   Cape Town International

Airport [CPT]

Overnight: Sea Five Boutique Hotel          

Sea Five Boutique Hotel, ideally situated in central Camps Bay, adds its unique style to Cape Town’s upmarket tourist offering. Capitalizing on an outstanding location, just 300 metres from South Africa’s most glamorous beach, the intimate hotel offers seven exclusive en-suite rooms with clear, sweeping mountain and sea views.

Aimed at the discerning traveller, Sea Five Boutique Hotel highlights the real likeness between Cape Town’s Atlantic coastline and the European Riviera. Not content to rest on the laurels of its spectacular location, particular attention is paid to the finest details. This is a ‘beach house’ with a difference. Every room has been individually styled through the creative collaboration of top South African interior designer, Francois Du Plessis and the Sea Five’s Italian Director Nicolo Pudel. The result is a stunning connection of the Mediterranean and Southern African colour palette, an eclectic blend of the spaciousness of nature and refined luxury.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included

Shared light aircraft transfer from Hyena Pan to Maun Airport

Bed & Breakfast Basis at Sea Five Boutique Hotel

Excluded

All meals, drinks and activities not specified

DAY 9 – 10: MOSAIC LAGOON LODGE, WHALE COAST

Whale Coast

Encompassing the towns of Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai, the Whale Coast is an area of incredible natural beauty and diversity. This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent fynbos-blanketed mountains rising up from the interior.

The spectacular scenery is made up of charming seaside villages, farms, rivers, coves and valleys, and during the right season, the region’s namesake – whales – can be seen cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters. Visitors can enjoy visiting the little villages dotting the area, bird watching, whale watching, wine tasting, paragliding, fat bike rides, river rafting, game viewing, mountain biking, and golfing. Don’t miss a visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary in Gansbaai.

Activities

4×4 Beach Excursions to adjacent Walker Bay Beach
Quad Biking on Mosaic
Area Activity – Whale watching & Marine Ocean Tours
Area Activity – Archaeological Cave Tour
 Boat Cruise on the Hermanus Lagoon

4×4 Beach Excursions to adjacent Walker Bay Beach

Location sets Mosaic apart from all others, with Walker Bay next door.  From Lagoon Lodge, hop onto an open 4×4 vehicle and discover fynbos, birds and the pristine Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve and enjoy beautiful sunsets over the ocean.  Canapés and beverages are enjoyed while watching for sights of fascinating marine life.

Between June and December, Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica to the shelter of Walker Bay to court, mate and calf.  Whales can be viewed from the top of sand dunes while sipping a favourite drink. September through November is the height of whale season.

Quad Biking on Mosaic

Guided quad-bike tours will take you exploring through fynbos clad hills, lagoon wetlands and spotting fantastic birds. Ride along the edge of the lagoon or up to high points on Mosaic with 360°views of the ocean, lagoon, and mountains. Mosaic’s professional guides make the intricacies of creation come alive.

Area Activity – Whale watching & Marine Ocean Tours

Between June and December, Southern Right Whales migrate from Antarctica to the southern tip of Africa to court, mate and calf.  Walker Bay is the best place in the world to view these enormous mammals. This trip takes you by boat in search of the Marine Big 5:  Whales, Great White Shark, African penguin, Cape Fur Seal, and dolphin.

Area Activity – Archaeological Cave Tour

Just down the coast from Mosaic lies one of the most important archaeological heritage sites in the Western Cape, Klipgat Cave. This cave system was formed millions of years ago and it is believed was occupied by humans up to 70,000 years ago. The Khoi Khoi people occupied this cave system and lived on shellfish and animals in the area at that time. The cave can be toured and an 8 km beach walk can be enjoyed along with sundowners on the beach and 4×4 trips back to Mosaic.

Boat Cruise on the Hermanus Lagoon

Board the “Spirit of Agnus” from the shores of Mosaic on the Hermanus Lagoon for an excursion among water birds and the towering Overberg Mountains. The cruise goes to a bird sanctuary that is part of Mosaic (in front of Lagoon Lodge), or to the mouth of the lagoon where it opens into the Atlantic Ocean. Drinks and snacks are enjoyed while cruising.

Directions – Sea Five Boutique Hotel to Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

Distance: 156.88km   Travel Time: 2:12 hours

Overnight: Mosaic Lagoon Lodge  

On the Water, By the Sea with Magnificent Mountain Views: Place yourself between ocean, lagoon and glistening mountains and you will arrive at Mosaic, a secluded gem on the famous Whale Coast, 2 hours SE of Cape Town, South Africa.

For the ultimate private getaway, Lagoon Lodge captures the essence of tranquillity with just five safari style suites woven into an ancient milk wood grove on the edge of the Hermanus Lagoon. A pampered stay here is all-inclusive of meals, adventure activities and house beverages/wine/beer/spirits. Fabulous massage, skin and nail treatments can be indulged in at the Mosaic Spa (either indoor or outdoor), using organic Rain Africa products (additional charges apply).

Mosaic offers the most multifaceted experience in the area with 1000 hectares of conservation land on the beautiful Hermanus Lagoon. Activities at Mosaic include being immersed in awesome fynbos flowers and bird-life of the Cape Floral Kingdom, lagoon cruises, stunning beaches, fascinating marine life and some of the world’s most beautiful wine lands.

This is topped off with warm smiling staff serving fresh cuisine paired with delicious South African wine. Mosaic is centrally located to whale watching, marine tours, shark cage diving and exploring the Overberg Wine Region. It is the perfect location for nature and activity lovers.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Included

Fully Inclusive Basis at Mosaic Private Sanctuary Lagoon Lodge including all meals, local drinks and in-house activities

In house activities include beach, boating, quad biking, mountain biking, nature walks.

Morning @ 1000hrs.

Afternoon @ 1600hrs. *Check-in is at 1500hrs for 1600hrs activity

Excluded

Premium branded drinks

DAY 11 – 13: AVONDROOD GUEST HOUSE FRANSCHHOEK, FRANSCHHOEK

Franschhoek

Idyllically situated in the Cape Wine lands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots.

The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved.

The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

Directions – Mosaic Lagoon Lodge to Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek

Distance: 133.92km   Travel Time: 1:45hours

Overnight: Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek           

This picturesque guest house is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, situated in the peaceful Winelands country also known as the Franschhoek Valley. Avondrood’s original Victorian Cape-Dutch home offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with a rich historical feel of French Huguenot culture combined with all of the modern luxuries and amenities you desire.

If rest is what you need, stay in and enjoy the tranquil gardens at Avondrood. Private and scenic the 2000sq meter gardens surround a large pool, heated jacuzzi and outdoor breakfast veranda which boasts views of the mountains.

Inside the main house you can relish in the spacious lounge next to the grand fireplace or settle into your favourite cocktail at the fully stocked bar and watch the game. There are eight large suites to choose from, all lavishly decorated with individual themes and character.

Wake to a full breakfast with your stay, served with locally roasted coffee. We take personal care in your stay with Avondrood being a family owned and run business – rest assured that every detail will be taken care of. Avondrood’s experienced team of staff takes pride in every aspect of Avondrood and the superior service they provide.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included

Bed and Breakfast basis at Avondrood Guest House

Excluded

All meals, drinks and activities not specified

DAY 14 – 19: SANTORINI MOZAMBIQUE, VILANCULOS

Vilanculos

Situated in the Mozambican province of Inhambane, Vilanculos is a laidback town featuring some lovely beaches lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. It is stocked with all the amenities needed for a fantastic seaside holiday. This bustling coastal town has its own international airport and serves as a great base for exploring the idyllic islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

The town itself offers good diving, a wide range of accommodation choices and a lively nightlife. Visitors can jump on a traditional dhow boat and venture to the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, browse for fresh produce and locally-made souvenirs in the bustling market in the centre of town, and spend the day soaking up the sun on an array of idyllic beaches. Other popular activities include: horse riding, game fishing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

Activities

Water Activities
Land Activities

Water Activities

Diving

Snorkelling

Kayaking

Kite boarding

Land based fishing

Deep sea fishing

Dhow safaris

Charter yachts

Scenic helicopter flights

Land Activities

Private beach picnics

Horse riding

Local markets

Local bars

Cultural excursions

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 14 Scheduled  To Be Advised Cape Town International Airport [CPT]   Vilanculos Airport [VNX]  

Directions – Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Distance: 78.68km     Travel Time: 1hr

Overnight: Santorini Mozambique

North of Vilanculos, Santorini commands panoramic bay views from its secluded, elevated position. Bedrooms are sea-facing, air-conditioned with en-suite, each with a private patio. Free Wi-Fi and iPod docks are available. A staircase leads down to the beach. The Chapel is our 1 bedroom villa, ideal for romantic getaways. Tantalizing daily menus are on offer. Complimentary child minding services are available and on-site spa treatments are an option.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Included

Fully Inclusive Basis at Villa Santorini including return Vilankulo airport transfers

RATE INCLUSIONS

  • All meals at Santorini –Breakfast, Lunch, Pre-dinner snacks & Dinner
  • All drinks (local beer, local wine, selected spirits, teas and coffees and water/soft drinks)
  • Return airport transfers
  • A guided tour of Vilanculos town for bookings of three nights and more to explore the shops, restaurants, bars, local markets & Machilla Magic Arts & Craft Centre.
  • Complimentary snorkelling trip with picnic lunch or sunset cruise with refreshments and canapés on one of Santorini’s boats is available for bookings of three nights or more. (Park fees excluded)
  • Free Wi-Fi in Santorini, in public areas and all suites
  • Laundry services

In-house activities include:

  • Kayaks
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Fishing equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach cricket
  • A selection of children’s cooking activities, pool & beach toys, sand-art as well as board games and other on-site kids’ activities are available.
  • Gym baskets with Yoga Mats, Fit balls, skipping ropes and light weights

Excluded

All meals, drinks and activities not specified

DAY 20: END OF ITINERARY

Transfers

Date Company Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
13 Sep   Santorini Mozambique Vilanculos Airport [VNX]   Transfer

Basis: Breakfast

Included

Transfer from Santorini Mozambique to Vilankulos Airport. ***End of Safari***

Included

  • Fully Inclusive Basis at Hyena Pan Camp
  • Bed & Breakfast Basis at Avondrood Guest House
  • Fully Inclusive Basis at Mosaic Private Sanctuary
  • Bed & Breakfast Basis at Sea Five Boutique Hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast Basis at Villa Santorini (Santa Carolina Suite)
  • Vehicle Hire
  • Intercamp air / road transfers where stated on a seat rate basis

Excluded

  • International / regional flights
  • Visas
  • Vehicle Fuel and security deposit
  • Premium brand drinks at FI lodges
  • Additional meals, drinks, park fees & activities not specified
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Private transfers / activities / charters (unless otherwise stated)

Terms and Conditions

Itinerary Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Please note that all rates are subject to exchange rate fluctuations prior to confirmation

Rates quoted and provisional holding periods are valid for 14 days from day of receipt, after such time should exchange rates fluctuate or unforeseen price increases incur this may affect the overall cost of the itinerary and we will be required to re-quote.

For Provisional bookings held and in place, note that we will require confirmation or cancellation within 14 days, should we need to extend the holding period, please advise and if possible with the suppliers we will endeavour where possible to extend these.

Please note that Visa requirements and regulations are applicable for travel to Southern African destinations therefore please ensure all guests travelling are aware of any visa requirements prior to confirmation

WE recommend that all guests be adequately covered by comprehensive Travel insurance

All inter camp flights and road transfers unless otherwise advised are booked on a shared/seat rate basis – allowing for 2 or more stopovers en-route to guests final destination

Luggage limits on all light aircraft transfers is strictly 20kgs in SOFT duffle type bags, measuring no more than 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.

Please be advised that any passenger doing a fly-in safari who weighs over 100kg will be required to pay for an additional seat on light aircraft transfers. Please advise your consultant of this as early as possible.

*Travel For Impact* – Should you be interested in getting involved and partnering with us and Travel For Impact, a socially responsible initiative, and would like to donate, please advise and we would be glad to include this in the itinerary.

– Safari Travel to Botswana benefiting the people that live here –

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