8 Days – 7 Nights

Cape Town – Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve – Johannesburg

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

Start

End

Basis

Duration

Pepper Club Hotel & Spa Cape Town Day 1 Day 5 B&B 4 Nights
Lion Sands River Lodge Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve Day 5 Day 7 FI 2 Nights
The Michelangelo Hotel Johannesburg Day 7 Day 8 D,B&B 1 Night
Not Included Transfer for International flight Day 8 Day 8 Breakfast Not Included

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

DAY 1: PEPPERCLUB HOTEL & SPA, 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 laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

Day Itinerary

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport they will be met by a South African representative who will be an English Speaking Tour Guide.  The guide will meet and introduce himself to the guests and will assist them with their luggage (Porterage is included – 1 bag per person only) to the transport vehicle.  The guests will be transferred to the Hotel where they will be able to check in to their rooms from 1400hrs.

The Guide will meet the group in the Hotel lobby for their transfer to Gold Restaurant where they will have a 14 course dinner, they will be doing a drumming activity and whilst having dinner they will enjoy a traditional show.

After Dinner the guests will be transferred back to the Hotel to overnight.

Activities

Cape Town City Tour Full Day
Cape Town
South Africa

Cape Town City Tour Full Day

On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south.

The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360 degree view.  After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.

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 laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

South Africa

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the lions in the Kruger National Park to the iconic Table Mountain in the Cape, takes some beating. Enjoy the Country’s sweeping valleys of the Winelands, Cape Town’s jumping nightlife, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers or KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park which alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins – there is something here for any person with any interest of any age. Although the country has its fair share of problems, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk you’ll encounter anywhere, from farmers in the rural north who tell you to drive safely on those dirt roads, to Khayelitsha kids who wish you molo (‘good morning’ in Xhosa).

Overnight: Pepperclub Hotel & Spa          

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa is situated in the heart of bustling Cape Town and at the foot of renowned Table Mountain and Lions Head. Not only does the hotel offer the ideal location, but also five-star comfort and personalized service to suit the needs of both leisure and business travellers.

Facilities at the hotel include, among others, 210 generously appointed suites, the intimate Odeon cinema, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a swimming pool with panoramic views, the luxurious Cayenne Spa, Paparazzi Bar & Lounge and in-house restaurant’s, Sinatra’s.

The hotel also offers guests scheduled complimentary shuttles to the V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay, home to our beach club facilities and one of South Africa’s most beautiful and picturesque beachfronts. Awarded Africa’s Leading City Hotel in the World Travel Awards.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

English Speaking Guide for the transfer and for Return Dinner Transfer

Airport Portage (1 Bag per Person)

Transfer coach

Bed & Breakfast at the Pepper club

Hotel Porterage (1 Bag per Person)

Return Dinner Transfer

14 Course Dinners at Gold Restaurant

Drumming Interaction

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Lunch

Beverages

Guide or Vehicle for Optional Activities

DAY 2: PEPPERCLUB HOTEL & SPA, CAPE TOWN – WINE LANDS             

Day Itinerary

On the second morning the guest will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the hotel restaurant, after breakfast the group will meet the guide in the hotel lobby to depart on their tour of the Wine lands.

The guests will do a half day tour the Wine lands, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek which are all situated in the Western Cape.

The guests will partake in one wine tasting experience in each of these regions.

Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour at Neethlingshof

Lunch at Franschhoek Cellar.

From Franschhoek the group will drive back to Cape Town for a tour at Table Mountain, they will go up to the top of the mountain with the Cable car after the Table Mountain tour the guests will be taken to the Hotel where they will spend the evening at leisure and where the guests will overnight at the hotel.

Brief description of the Half day City Tour:

Starting the Half day  Orientation Tour of Cape Town, the guests will Ascend to the summit of Table Mountain overlooking Cape Town on a half-day tour that also includes a hotel pick-up and exploration of the city’s most historic neighbourhoods.

Start with a drive through the city centre, passing landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. Admire the baroque grandeur of City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along Adderley Street to St. George’s Cathedral, overseen by the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Pass Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter (also known as “Bo-Kaap”) in the foothills of Table Mountain to see the historic district of the Cape Malays, descendants of slaves brought to Cape Town from Java, Ceylon and other regions of the Far East in the early 18th century.

Recommended:

Dinner in Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where the guests can walk around, shop and where they have a lot of various restaurants to choose from for dinner.

Activities

  Neethlingshof Wine Estate Cellar Door
Lunch Franschhoek Cellar
  Table Mountain Cableway

Cape Winelands

A mere one hour’s drive from Cape Town lie the valleys and mountains which have become synonymous with some of the world’s finest wines. Spectacular mountain scenery, fine hotels and guest houses, 300 years of wine making history and many of the country’s top restaurants combine to make the Cape Winelands into a much desired destination. This is the centre of South Africa’s award winning wine industry and places of interest include Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and numerous award winning wine estates.

Stellenbosch Wine Region

South Africa’s most famous wine region, Stellenbosch was earmarked as a prime area for viticulture in the late 17th century, when the Cape’s first governor, Simon van der Stel, recognised the potential of the region’s unique terroir. Three centuries later, in 1971, Stellenbosch was also the first area to establish a designated wine route and today, it is still considered the country’s leading wine-producing district.

Stellenbosch

A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as the many enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines  at one of the chic restaurants or buzzing bistros. Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.

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.

Table Mountain

Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.

Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replenishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

Bo Kaap

The colourful suburb of Bo Kaap was exclusively for coloured Muslims during the Colonial and Apartheid times and today, this group still makes up the majority of residents. The quaint cobbled streets, the museum; the authentic purveyors of Cape cuisine and Cape Town’s oldest spice emporium are all worth a visit.

Neethlingshof Wine Estate Cellar Door

The Neethlingshof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa offers visitors the relaxing space to enjoy “A Flash Food, Slow Wine pairing”. One can spend an idyllic and sensory afternoon in a modern and stylish high functioning lay out savouring the tastes of finely crafted wines paired with delectable bite sized portions of food.

Table Mountain Cableway

A trip up Table Mountain is quite rightly one of the first things a tourist wants to do when arriving in Cape Town. Once on the top, a 1000m above the city below, you are rewarded with spectacular 360 views. Take your time and enjoy this unique environment, go for a walk or have a bit to eat at the restaurant with arguably one of the best views possible.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

English Speaking Guide

Full day coach – For Cape Town Wine lands Tour & Cape Town City Tour (Excluding entrance Fees).

Entrance Fees for:

Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour

Lunch at Franschhoek Cellar

Table Mountain Cable way Tickets

Bed & Breakfast at the Pepper club in a Deluxe Studio Suite

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Lunch

Dinner and/or dinner transfers

Beverages

Guide or Vehicle for Optional Activities

DAY 3: PEPPER CLUB HOTEL & SPA, CAPE PENINSULA

Day Itinerary

On the third morning the guest will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the Hotel restaurant, after breakfast the group will meet the guide in the Hotel lobby to depart on their tour of the Cape Peninsula.

The guests will start the day off with in Hout Bay

45 min Seal Island Boat Cruise,

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point,

Cape of Good Hope

After the tour of the Cape Point in the South of the Western Cape the clients will drive through to the beautiful scenic Mountain Passes to Simons Town.

An interesting fact about the Cape of Good Hope, many people say that it is the most Southern Point of Africa, however this is not the case, it is not the most Southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the South-West corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little South of Cape Point on the South-East corner.  

Clients will have some free time in Simons Town to have lunch to eat. (For the clients own account).

We can strongly recommend the following 2 Restaurants:

Black Marlin Restaurant

Sea forth Restaurant

When the guests has finished their lunch they will get together and meet for the last activity of the day which is a tour of Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and here is an interesting fact about the Penguins.

African Penguins (Jackass Penguins) Spheniscus demersus, inhabit 27 sites along the South African coastline. The Boulders Beach colony is only one of the 27 sites where you can see the Penguins and it is the most famous colony of them all.

They were originally named Jackass penguins (due to their braying calling sound), but were re-named African Penguins, as there is a penguin specie in South America also called Jackass penguin.  Boulders Beach got its name from the groups of large granite boulders that are in the area, the boulders were created about 540 million years ago when molten granite formed the base of the Table Mountain sandstone.

From Boulders the group will drive back to the Hotel where they will to spend the evening at leisure and where the guests will overnight at the Hotel.

Recommended:

Dinner in Camps Bay where the guests can walk around on the beach and where they have various restaurants to choose from for dinner, with a beautiful view of the sun setting over the ocean’s horizon.

Activities

Seal Island Hout Bay
Chapman’s Peak
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach

Recommended

Black Marlin
Sea forth Restaurant
Camps Bay

Simon’s Town

Nestled on False Bay within easy distance of Cape Town, South Africa, Simon’s Town is rich in history, character, atmosphere and warmth. The neighbours are whales, penguins and seals with world heritage status bird life. Simon’s Town offers one of the best holiday accommodations in Cape Town. Featuring the beauty of the Table Mountain range, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the town has stunning views in the most beautiful environment of the Cape Peninsula.

Seal Island Hout Bay

Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.

Chapman’s Peak

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.

Cape of Good Hope

Part of the Table Mountain National Park that extends from Signal Hill in the north all the way to Cape Point in the south, the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner.

Cape Agulhas, roughly 150kms southeast of here, holds this title instead. The Cape of Good Hope, however, remains a significant headland in the sense that from here one travels more eastward than southward, and it is not hard to imagine that rounding of the cape in 1488 was a major achievement.

This said, the Cape of Good Hope is one of two world-renowned landmarks within the Table Mountain National Park, the other is Table Mountain. These two familiar attractions are what draws thousands of visitors to Cape Town, not a new attribute to the Cape of Good Hope that functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for years and is still widely referred to as ‘The Cape’ by sea farers.  The Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents and large waves – but please always take care. It is a rare pleasure to swim with the penguins but don’t touch or feed them. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose.

Black Marlin

The Black Marlin is nestled unobtrusively on one of the most scenic coastlines in the Cape, en-route to Cape Point. During “whale season” patrons often enjoy their meal whilst watching whales in False Bay. It is the perfect setting for an idyllic luncheon or evening experience.

The Black Marlin offers an extensive menu with the main emphasis on seafood, complimented by other choices of fine contemporary cuisine.  House specialities include Cape Rock lobster, Seafood platters, oysters and mussels. Through the many years of providing top quality fresh seafood and impeccable service to the locals and foreign tourists, this restaurant has become world-famous.

Sea forth Restaurant

Set on the white sands of Sea forth Beach in Simon’s Town, with stunning views of the mountains and False Bay, and penguins to entertain you, Sea forth Restaurant is a spectacular dining venue on the water’s edge. Sea forth Restaurant offers you the opportunity to delight in the fruits of the sea, or a range of platters fit for the most discerning palate.

Experience It

Sea forth Restaurant was designed to maximize the unique position on the edge of the water, providing each patron with a stunning view. The layout of the facility consists of general seating, the gunroom enclosed deck area and an outside deck area just metres above the sea at high tide, the perfect place for a meal or a sundowners cocktail, which the restaurant is renowned for.

Camps Bay

Camps Bay is a wealthy coastal suburb located just ten minutes from the city bowl. Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, it overlooks a series of beautiful sandy bays and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.  Camps Bay is home to Cape Town’s most glamorous beach.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

English Speaking Guide

Full day coach – For Cape Peninsula Tour

Entrance Fees for:

45 min Seal Island Boat Cruise,

Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point,

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Bed & Breakfast at the Pepperclub in a Deluxe Studio Suite

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Lunch

Dinner and/or dinner transfers

Beverages

Guide or Vehicle for Optional Activities

DAY 4: PEPPERCLUB HOTEL & SPA, CAPE TOWN

Day Itinerary

Robben Island

On the forth morning the guest will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the Hotel restaurant, after breakfast the group will meet the guide in the Hotel lobby to depart on a half day tour of Robben Island (Weather Permitting).

The tour will begin at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront with a multimedia exhibition, museum shop and restaurant, after which, guests hop onto the ferry for a scenic trip to the island.  Once on Robben Island itself, the tour is guided by a former political prisoner of the island, for unique and informative insights into the island’s history as well as Nelson Mandela’s time spent on the island.  Guests will get to see the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent his time.

After the tour of the Island the clients will return to the Nelson Mandela Gateway, where guests will spend the rest of the day shopping, doing optional activities and eating at various restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

Some of these activities that I can recommend are:

  • Helicopter Flights,
  • Harbour boat Tour,
  • Sunset Cruise,
  • Two Oceans Aquarium,
  • Cape Wheel.

Recommended Restaurants:

  • The Greek Fisherman,
  • Quay Four,
  • Sevruga,
  • The City Grill

This will be the last night in Cape Town and guests will have the evening at leisure, where they can explore the areas of Cape Town that they would like to see.

Activities

Robben Island Ferry
Robben Island Curio Shop
Two Oceans Aquarium

Optional

Waterfront Village
Helicopter Rides @ V&A Waterfront
Shopping At The Waterfront
Waterfront Boat Trips
Waterfront Adventures Sunset Champagne Cruises
Cape Wheel
Quay Four
The Greek Fisherman
City Grill Steakhouse
Sevruga

Robben Island

An icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment here.

Robben Island Prison

This notorious prison is located on an island seven kilometres off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. It is where Africa’s political prisoners were kept during the colonial and Apartheid years of South Africa.

Robben Island Lime Quarry

The Robben Island tour includes a look at the limestone quarry, where the prisoners were forced to do manual labour for many years. This is one of the most moving parts of the tour.

Robben Island Lighthouse

The first Dutch administrator at Cape Town, Jan van Riebeeck, had the first navigation aid set at the top of the then Fire Hill (now known as Minto Hill). Minto Hill is the highest point on the island. Huge bonfires were lit on Fire Hill at night to warn ships of the rocks that surround the island. Van Riebeeck’s administration was from 1652 until 1662. The fires are mentioned in his dairy from 1656.

The Robben Island lighthouse was built in 1864 by Joseph Flack. It is 18 metres (59 ft) high and was converted to electricity in 1938. It is the only South African lighthouse to utilise a flashing light instead of a revolving light. The light is visible for 24 nautical miles. The lighthouse is the only area on the island that is not an official heritage site.

Robben Island Ferry

This is where the ferry for Robben Island leaves from.  The ticket office also has a little museum and a curio shop.

Two Oceans Aquarium

South Africa’s iconic Two Oceans Aquarium provides an unforgettable look at the life that thrives beneath the waves of the southern African coastline, a coastline that’s more than 2 500km long and exceptionally bio-diverse. The Aquarium, built in 1995, is a perennial favourite amongst locals and tourists, famous for introducing visitors to the magnificent animals and plants that call this stunning coastline home.

With an emphasis on conservation, the Two Oceans Aquarium’s collection – which holds more than 200 species – showcases local wildlife and changes often, resulting in a dynamic experience geared towards fostering curiosity and love for the ocean.

Conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s only aquarium is open 365 days a year. It’s a great alternative on bad-weather days when outdoor activities have to be cancelled, and no pre-booking is required. There are also several added activities on offer at the Aquarium, from photo opportunities and guided tours to animal experiences and scuba diving.

Young and old are invited to spend their time exploring, experiencing and engaging the natural world found below the ocean surface.

Waterfront Village

Waterfront Village, situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque V&A Waterfront Marina, offers guests luxury serviced apartments with superior services and facilities. Guests are spoilt for choice with our selection of individually furnished 1 to 3 bedroom apartments, providing a wide variety of accommodation that will suit individual requirements. All apartments are fully equipped and within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront shops and restaurants.

Helicopter Rides @ V&A Waterfront

This is where helicopter rides over Table Bay and down the peninsula leave from.

Shopping At The Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is Cape Town’s most popular shopping centre and one of its biggest, second only in size to Canal Walk. Visitors are spoilt for choice here, with shops running the gamut from clothing stores, gift shops, sports retailers and music outlets, to art galleries, African curio stores, jewellery shops and more.

Waterfront Boat Trips

The Waterfront offers a number of different boat trips for harbour tours to champagne cruises out into Table Bay.

Waterfront Adventures Sunset Champagne Cruises

Waterfront Adventures is located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and offers scenic boat tours in Cape Town harbour. The Sunset Champagne Cruises provide an authentic sailing experience onboard The Spirit of Victoria, a traditionally designed 58 ft gaff rigged schooner.

Guests depart in the late afternoon in time to view the spectacular sunset at sea, while enjoying a chilled glass of complimentary champagne. This romantic cruise lasts for approximately 90 minutes and with the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Town as the backdrop, the slow setting sun is a photographers dream. All ages are welcome and the vessel includes a cash bar.

Cape Wheel

Experience Spectacular Cape Town Views from the Cape Wheel – a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront.

Your viewing experience across the Mother City includes Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium. The Cape Wheel offers 30 fully enclosed air conditioned cabins that will take you 40 metres above the ground in safety and comfort on the 12 – 15 minute, 4 revolution ride. The wheel also offers two wheelchair friendly and accessible cabins.

Quay Four

Choose between the elegant upstairs restaurant where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the harbour while feasting on fresh seafood or the more casual downstairs where you can tap your feet along to a live band playing most nights or wander out to the adjoining terrace and enjoy the outdoors. Meals vary from light meals and salads to excellent meat dishes. An extensive wine list features some of the Cape’s best wines.

The Greek Fisherman

Established in 1992, The Greek Fisherman is one of the original restaurants in the V&A Waterfront. The Greek Fisherman offers traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes, with a modern twist. The restaurant’s cuisine includes Greek and seafood specialties, the famed Greek Meze, the Souvla (spit roast) and the stunning lamb in the oven.

Greek Fisherman has the unique advantage of being in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, offering spectacular views of the harbour and Table Mountain. Parties and functions can be enjoyed in the renovated traditional Greek restaurant. The cocktail bar provides guests with the opportunity to relax before settling in to an evening of superb food and excellent service in the heart of the popular Waterfront.

City Grill Steakhouse

Welcome to City Grill…

…a place where food has substance, big appetites are essential and South Africa is the flavour of the month, every month! Dig into dishes that are drenched in African spirit and kept traditional with choices like Frikkadels on a Skewer and Ostrich Fillet Steak. Our extensive menu means our service ambassadors are well-trained in the art of patience; after all, it takes time to choose when everything comes highly recommended!

With magnificent sea views, Table Mountain as a backdrop and the warmth of a restaurant with soul, you’re invited to discover a truly South African experience… so gather family and friends for a feast of flavour at the City Grill!

Sevruga

If you like the finer things in life, then you’ll like Sevruga. Enjoy sunset in a spectacular setting by mingling with the hot-to-trot crowd, kitted out from head to toe in designer wear and sipping on tasty cocktails. Even if you’re not used to dining in a trendy, glitzy environment, the warm, friendly staff, variety of delicious meals and extensive wine list should not fail to impress.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

Half Day English Speaking Guide

Transfer to the Waterfront – For Robben Island Tour

Transfer to the Hotel – There will be only 1 pickup time for the group – Time to be advised

Entrance Fees for:

Robben Island Baot Cruise & Island Tour.

Bed & Breakfast at the Pepperclub in a Deluxe Studio Suite

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Lunch

Dinner and/or dinner transfers

Beverages

Optional Activities

Guide or Vehicle for Optional Activities

DAY 5: LION SANDS RIVER LODGE, SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier viewing destination. It was the first-ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, Lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers.

This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.

Day Itinerary

Cape Town to Skukuza

On the fifth morning the guest will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the Hotel restaurant, after breakfast the group will proceed with the check out procedure, and meet in the Hotel lobby, where the guide will meet them for their transfer to Cape Town International Airport where they will then board a flight to Skukuza Airport.

Flight details:

To be confirmed and not included (Flight from Cape Town to Skukuza)

On arrival at Skukuza Airport they will be met by our representative who will be an English Speaking Tour Guide.  The guide will meet and introduce himself to the guests and will assist them with their luggage (Porterage is included 1 bag per person only) to the transport vehicle.  The guide will transfer them to Lion Sands River Lodge where they will spend the next two nights.

Some information regarding the Lodge:

On the Sabi Sand side of the reserve, River offers a chic design interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with contemporary décor and limited walls allowing a flow between interior and exterior. Its individual eight Luxury Rooms, six Superior Luxury Rooms, and four River Suites (each with a private plunge pool) are set along a path to reveal splendid river views, and make for an intimate safari experience. A guest pool is located next to the main lodge area.

On arrival at the Lodge the guests will be met with a Welcome Drink and will continue with the check in procedure of their Luxury Rooms.  The guests will have lunch (depending on arrival time/flight availability) followed by an afternoon Game Drive.

On the return from the Game Drive the guests will have some time to freshen up before having dinner at the lodge.

Expert Tips

Weather:

The average maximum temperatures range from 24°C/75°F in July to 33°C/90°F in January, with the lowest average minimum occurring in July at 8°C/46°F

The average annual rainfall is 350mm (14in), most of which occurs during midsummer (December – February)

Rain is usually in the form of thundershowers, where a downpour is experienced, very seldom lasting longer than a few hours Best Time to Travel a year-round safari destination

The animals in Lion Sands Game Reserve are non-migratory, and variation in the safari experience is season-, rather than location-, related

The best period for bird watching is from October to April

Health Info:

Malaria Lion Sands Game Reserve is located in a low-risk malaria area, and we urge guests to consult their doctors about malarial prophylactics before visiting

Activities

Afternoon Lion Sands Game Drives

Kruger National Park

Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. Visitors can look forward to learning about the area’s prehistoric past, enjoying a host of accommodation options, and viewing abundant wildlife including the famed Big Five. The diversity sheer density of wildlife makes Kruger National Park an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
5 Sep Scheduled  To Be Advised Pepperclub Hotel & Spa   Skukuza Airport  

Transfers

Date Company Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
5 Sep   Skukuza Airport Lion Sands River Lodge   Transfer

Overnight: Lion Sands River Lodge           

Lion Sands River Lodge is situated in the Lion Sands Game Reserve – one of Africa’s truly unspoiled wilderness areas, where the private Sabi Sand Game Reserve meets the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The lodge is the Eden of the More family’s youth and the first Lion Sands’ lodge to welcome guests, who between visits have married, become parents, and whose children have grown and now come to stay. In recent years the lodge has undergone a renovation that has introduced a new sense of brightness and space – where lovers and families come together and share extraordinary experiences. This is a place for making memories.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Included in the Package:

Transfer English Speaking Guide In Cape Town

Transfer English Speaking Guide In Skukuza

Airport Porterage (1 Bag Per Person) x 2 (Cape Town & Skukuza)

Entrance Fees for:

Daily Conservation Fee

Lunch

Dinner

Game Drive

Hotel Porterage (1 Bag Per Person)

Fully Inclusive Package including Game driving activities – Luxury Room Type

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Beverages

Optional Activities

DAY 6: LION SANDS RIVER LODGE, SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Day Itinerary

On the sixth morning the guest will depart on an early morning Game Drive followed by  a delightful breakfast in the lodge restaurant, after breakfast the group will have some free time in the morning.

In the afternoon the guests will have lunch, followed by an afternoon Game Drive.

On the return from the Game Drive the guests will have some time to freshen up before having dinner at the lodge.

Activities

Sabi Sabi Game Drives

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Included in the Package:

2 x bottles of mineral water per day

Entrance Fees for:

Daily Conservation Fee

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Game Drive x 2

Fully Inclusive Package including Game driving activities – Luxury Room Type

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Beverages

Optional Activities

DAY 7: THE MICHELANGELO HOTEL, JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Day Itinerary

Skukuza to Johannesburg

On the seventh morning the guest will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the lodge restaurant, after breakfast the group will proceed with the check out procedure, and meet in the lodge lobby, where the guide will meet them for their transfer to Skukuza Airport where they will then board a flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Flight details:

To be confirmed (Flight from Skukuza to Johannesburg)

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport they will be met by our representative who will be an English Speaking Tour Guide.  The guide will meet and introduce himself to the guests and will assist them with their luggage (porterage is included 1 bag per person only) to the transport vehicle.  Once the bus leaves the airport the guide will give you a quick tour briefing about Soweto (South Western Township).

Sandton City Shopping Centre:

Defining the Sandton skyline, and boasting some of the most exclusive retail and leisure experiences in Africa, Sandton City have firmly established themselves as leaders in innovation, fashion, and entertainment.

This multiple award-winning shopping centre is located in the heart of South Africa’s financial district, and the very place that made this district so highly sought after.

Home to over 300 of the world’s most in-demand brands Sandton City is a shopping centre tailored to the preferences of many. From an eco-fashionable Food District, a family-focussed Fun District, to a chandelier draped Diamond Walk which is home to many global luxury brands. Each year Sandton City is frequented by millions of locals and tourists alike, those with a flare to experience the best of South African retail.

Nelson Mandela Square:

Nelson Mandela Square is adjoined to Sandton City, celebrates African hospitality and international style. Home to some of South Africa’s finest restaurants, exclusive couture and designer labels and a European-style piazza, Nelson Mandela Square offers chic sophistication, culture and glamour all under the African sun. Formerly known as Sandton Square, Nelson Mandela Square is linked to Sandton City and is one of the most fashionable destinations in Johannesburg, offering more than 60 exclusive shops and boutiques, as well as fine dining experiences and sidewalk cafes.

New York has the Statue of Liberty, Egypt the Great Sphinx and Brazil the Christ the Redeemer statue. And Sandton, South Africa? We have a world-famous statue of the man who led our country to an equal rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela.

Standing six metres tall and weighing 2.5 tons, the bronze Nelson Mandela statue in the Nelson Mandela Square was unveiled on the centre’s 10 year anniversary in March 2003. The unveiling also served as a celebration of 10 years of democracy in South Africa as well as the renaming of the centre from Sandton Square to Nelson Mandela Square.

The group will continue to Sandton, where they will have dinner and overnight in the Michelangelo Hotel.

Activities

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
Nelson Mandela Square

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Experience yesterday, today and tomorrow at Sabi Sabi

For 30 years Sabi Sabi has enthralled the world offering unparalleled luxury at its four 5-Star lodges.

The reserve is blessed with a diversity of habitat and wildlife giving excellent chances of close encounters with the Big 5.

Selati Camp is reminiscent of a bygone era, infused with vintage décor.  Bush Lodge remains a firm favourite with visitors looking for a vibrant and companionable visit.  Little Bush Camp provides an extension of ‘today’ and carries a warm and contemporary feel. Earth Lodge represents the future with its organic architecture that literally merges with the environment, creating a luxurious wilderness retreat.

Flight Information

Date Flight Airline Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time
Day 7 Scheduled  To Be Advised Lion Sands River Lodge   OR Tambo International Airport

[JNB]

 

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 7 OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] The Michelangelo Hotel   Transfer

Overnight: The Michelangelo Hotel          

Undoubtedly one of the most impressive and elegant hotels in the country, The Michelangelo, a member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ exudes class, luxury and style offering quality available only in the finest hotels around the globe. The Michelangelo hotel is Legacy Hotel and Resorts flagship hotel situated on Nelson Mandela Square.

The Michelangelo hotel guarantees all of its visitor’s quality service and a luxury stay. The splendour of the hotel’s renaissance architecture in the heart of Sandton’s business and leisure district, as well as the service excellence and world-class facilities on offer, sets The Michelangelo apart from its competitors. All 242 suites and rooms feature a private bathroom with separate shower as well as individually controlled air-conditioning, while the presidential suites offer an 18 hour butler service.

Basis

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

Transfer English Speaking Guide in Skukuza

Half day English Speaking Guide

Airport Porterage (1 Bag per Person) x 2 (Skukuza & Johannesburg)

Transfer Coach – Airport to Hotel Only

Entrance Fees for:

Daily Conservation Fee

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Game Drive x 1

Hotel Porterage (1 Bag per Person)

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Michelangelo Hotel in Superior Room type.

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Beverages

Optional Activities

Day 8: END OF ITINERARY – DAY OF DEPARTURE

Day Itinerary

On the Eighth morning the guests will enjoy a delightful breakfast in the Hotel restaurant, after breakfast the group will proceed with the check-out procedure, and meet in the Hotel lobby, for their tour of Soweto.

Once the bus leaves the airport the guide will give you a quick tour briefing about Soweto (South Western Township).

On the half day tour of Soweto, the group will pass by the National Football Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup 2010.

The Group will then enter into the Diepkloof area, where they will take a walk past vendors selling just about anything, mostly items that were made by themselves, they will then continue to Orlando West where they will visit Vilakazi Street, the group will go on a tour of the former home of Nelson Mandela (giving the group an opportunity to take photos of the Father of Africa’s home) and they will look at the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu from the outside.  The group will have an opportunity to read about the Soweto uprising on 16 June 1976. On that tragic day, an innocent little boy called Hector Pieterson gave up his life and kickstarted the liberation of South Africa, the group will also do a tour of the Hector Pieterson Museum.

The group will then enjoy a buffet lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto. After lunch the group will continue their Soweto tour driving into one of the shanty towns where you get to interact with some of the locals.

By now you will have seen the good, the bad and the ugly facets of Soweto.  While the group is on tour they will drive past the Soweto Campus of the Johannesburg University and one of the largest Hospitals in the World called Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Flight details:

To be confirmed (Flight from Johannesburg)

If this flight is only late in the day I would recommend that the guests go to Sandton City to go and do some last minute shopping, or they can visit the Nelson Mandela Square.

Activities

Soweto
Mandela Family Museum
Hector Pieterson Museum
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

Soweto

Bordering Johannesburg’s mining belt, Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa. The name Soweto is an acronym for ‘South Western Township’. This township was developed for black South African’s during the apartheid system. Today, it has evolved into a place of pride and social prestige, filled to the brim with vibrant culture and incredible history.

Must-see sites include: Kliptown, the Hector Petersen Memorial and Museum, and the former home of President Nelson Mandela. Visitors can explore the bustling Vilakazi Street, sample local cuisine one of the many traditional restaurants and enjoy a South African beer at a local shebeen. Thrillseekers can look forward to the Orlando Towers bungee jump,  and Thespians can catch a show at the Soweto Theatre.

Mandela Family Museum

The Mandela Family Museum is where Nelson Mandela, as a lawyer and political activist, lived with his family from 1946 to 1961 – initially with his first wife, Evelyn Mandela, until their divorce and later with his second wife, Winnie Madikazela Mandela – before going on the run from the law.  While he was in jail his family continued to live here.  The small “matchbox” house has been converted into a Museum displaying an array of multimedia displays, photographs and the great man’s memorabilia.

Hector Pieterson Museum

On 16 June 1976 in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, what began as a peaceful march in the name of educational reforms turned to chaos when police troops responded to the demonstrating students with a barrage of live bullets and teargas. One of the most tragic casualties of this debacle was 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, who was killed when he was caught in the cross fire. The Hector Museum, located close to the site of his death, was built to commemorate his untimely passing and the events that ultimately caused it.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital

The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, known simply as Bara, is the largest hospital in the world, with 3000 beds and more than 6000 staff.  The massive hospital’s 429 buildings cover an area of about 85 soccer fields and being a mix of the developed and the developing world’s it is a microcosm of South African life.

Transfers

Date Pick Up Drop Off Time Vehicle
Day 8 The Michelangelo Hotel OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]   Transfer

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Included in the Package:

Transfer English Speaking Guide

Transfer Coach

Airport Porterage (1 Bag per Person) x 1 (Johannesburg)

Entrance Fees for:

Hector Pieterson Museum Entrance

Mandela House Entrance

Excluded in the Package:

Any Gratuity for the Restaurants

Any Gratuity for the Guide

Any Gratuity for the Driver

Beverages

Optional Activities

Guide or Vehicle for Optional Activities

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