Our seven-day Kruger Safari and Cape Town private tour combines the best of both the bush and the ocean, allowing our guests to see both the Big 5 and the Marine Big 5. Perfect for honeymooners or couples alike, you will experience sunset safaris with the big cats, morning encounters with African penguins, see herds of elephant feeding right on your doorstep and, in season, observe the giants of the ocean, the southern right whales.
The Sabi Sands private game reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, is world famous for its abundant wildlife. The Ivory Lodge at Lion Sands is pure magic, with river facing rooms boasting private plunge pools, amazingly attentive staff and an abundance of wildlife right in front of you on the Sands River. Naturally, the private tour begins with three nights at this luxurious bush lodge.
For convenience and luxury, we fly our travellers by charter to the Skukuza airport, just 30-minutes from the lodge. After three days in paradise, guests then travel to Nelspruit airport (two hours away) for a direct two-hour flight to South Africa’s mother city, Cape Town.
A personal tour guide will then pick you up from the airport and you’ll make your way to the Cape Grace Hotel at the world famous V&A Waterfront. The next four days of your private tour are then spent in the lap of luxury, enjoying the iconic sights and sounds of Cape Town and surrounds, including Table Mountain, Robben Island, The Cape of Good Hope, the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, the Stellenbosch winelands and the many iconic beaches. As an optional extra, you can also cage-dive with great white sharks!
Alternate preferred lodge options in the Kruger: Sabi Sabi, Singita, and Londolozi.
Alternate preferred hotel options in Cape Town: Cape View Clifton, Blackheath Lodge, and Lawhill Apartments.
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You will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport and connect to a charter flight to Skukuza Airport. Here you will be met by a representative from your lodge, Sabi Sands, and transported to the beginning of your dreamlike African safari adventure – the ultimate private tour. Provided that you arrive in time, you will have your first game drive!
Be prepared for an early start for a beautiful game drive in the reserve, followed by a decadent and sumptuous breakfast. You will have the opportunity to go for a bush walk or simply relax at the spa, on the deck or at the pool. Another game drive in the afternoon will be followed by dinner in the traditional boma.
Day three is your last full day in the bush, starting again with an early morning game drive. By now guests are in full holiday mode, and the middle of the day is spent relaxing and enjoying one’s time in the bush, before the afternoon game drive and final dinner. Make sure you write down all the wildlife you’ve seen before settling in for your last night at the luxurious Sabi Sands.
After a final morning game drive and breakfast, you are transported to Nelspruit Airport for your direct flight to Cape Town, arriving in the late afternoon. You will be met by a PG TOPS representative who will transport you to your hotel. After a short city orientation and sunset cocktails on Signal Hill, you will have the evening at leisure to explore the world famous V&A Waterfront and the night life of the mother city.
Day five is spent taking in some of the world famous landmarks and attractions that have made Cape Town one of the top tourist destinations in the world. These include the Cape of Good Hope where the Two Oceans meet, the spectacular Chapman’s Peak and the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. The evening will be spent dining at one of Cape Town’s premier restaurants, being either the Test Kitchen or La Colombe.
There’s no better way to start your day than going up one of the Table Mountain. The cable car, that rotates 360 degrees, takes you up to 1 067m above sea level for a breath-taking view of the city and surrounds. Then it’s off to the Cape Winelands, where you will taste some of the best wines in Africa at two or three of the region’s premier estates, visit historic Stellenbosch and enjoy lunch at the highly rated Babel or Delaire Graff restaurants.
Your final day in South Africa is to be enjoyed at leisure, doing any sight-seeing or activities that you wish, before being taken to the airport for your flight back home. Optional activities include a township tour of Langa, visiting historic Robben Island, going whale watching (July – October) or white shark cage diving, and many more.