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Extraordinary Cape and Game

Duration
6 Days
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US$ 1,694

Combined the best of South Africa, exploring magnificent Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape, before flying on to Pilanesberg Game Reserve for a chance to spot the Big 5.


This 6-day South Africa safari adventure starts in Cape Town, one of the world’s most picturesque cities, before taking you to Pilanesberg Game Reserve to see the dramatic wildlife.

The Mother City is South Africa at its most urbane and cosmopolitan. An integral part of South Africa’s story, Cape Town is blessed with one of the most dramatic locations on earth, between the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain. Take a full day Peninsula Tour along the city’s most dramatic coastline, Millionaire’s Paradise, visiting Simon’s Town and the penguins of Boulder’s Beach. Your tour ends at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or Groot Constantia for a wine tasting, depending on the season. While this takes you to some of the more far-flung sights of Cape Town, a full day to spend at leisure allows you to pick up any sights you’ve missed closer to town. You might take a cable car ride up Table Mountain, visit Robben Island, once the ‘home’ of political prisoners including Nelson Mandela, or take the Walk to Freedom tour to learn about the struggles of Apartheid and beyond.

Fly to Johannesburg, your gateway to Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Positioned at the crossroads of the Kalahari and Lowweld regions, the reserve is unique in its combination of animal, bird, and other species, including Brown Hyena, springboks, and the Big 5 including rare Black Rhinos. Two game drives are included, with plenty of time for additional activities.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,694

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by a Thompsons Africa Representative and shown to your driver. You will then be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Cape Milner

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    The Cape Milner



    The Cape Milner Hotel is cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in the trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof and only minutes from the city centre. It features 57 luxurious ensuite bedrooms which are made up of 2 Suites,10 luxury and 45 Standard Rooms. Each offer modern ...

    The Cape Milner Hotel is cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in the trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof and only minutes from the city centre. It features 57 luxurious ensuite bedrooms which are made up of 2 Suites,10 luxury and 45 Standard Rooms. Each offer modern amenities and facilities with spectacular views of Table Mountain. This hotel also offers a sophisticated and contemporary ambiance with the highest standards in service and luxury.

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym
    • Lounge
    • Parking
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Full Day Peninsula Tour

Journey along Millionaire's Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Wind along Chapman's Peak Drive with lunch (own account) at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simon's Town and the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Summer or in Winter, Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour.

Your Experience Highlights: Seal Island Cruise (Optional and for own account), Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point, Simon's Town, Penguin Colony at Boulder's Beach (own account), Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Summer months - September to April), and Groot Constantia Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour (Winter months - May to August).

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Day 3

Cape Town

Today is completely at your own leisure here in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world strategically situated at the south western tip of Africa. The city lies about 60 km north of Cape Point, in a natural bowl, with the magnificent Table Mountain to the rear, and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the front. Cape Town, the Mother City, is historically, culturally and visually the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city in South Africa. There is so much to see and do. Explore the fabulous shops at the V&A waterfront or consider a trip to Robben Island or a trip up Table Mountain for dramatic views of the whole of the Cape Peninsula. It is highly recommend you pre-book the excursions (additional cost) that are of interest (Table Mountain cannot be pre-booked).

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Day 4

Welgevonden Game Reserve

After your breakfast this morning at the hotel, you will be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg departing around mid-morning or lunchtime (own account). On arrival in Johannesburg, look out for your name on the signboard held by your driver for your transfer through to your game lodge in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. This drive is about a total of 3 hours, mostly by tar road with the end of the journey within the game park, which already will be the start of your game experience. On arrival at your lodge, you will get a chance to freshen up and time permitting head out for your first 4x4 game drive to try and spot the Big 5.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

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    Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway



    Perched regally amidst the kudu-berry and velvet-leaf bush willows on the tip of a magnificent gorge overlooking the Sterkstroom River, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is just that; a romantic, secluded hideaway from the world's worries, an intimate encounter with the beauty of the ruggedly scenic ...

    Perched regally amidst the kudu-berry and velvet-leaf bush willows on the tip of a magnificent gorge overlooking the Sterkstroom River, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is just that; a romantic, secluded hideaway from the world's worries, an intimate encounter with the beauty of the ruggedly scenic Welgevonden Game Reserve. Sip a soothing gin & tonic as you relax in your very own plunge pool overlooking the gorge, or disappear in to the depths of a comfortable wicker chair to watch the male Weavers tempt their mate with their nest of the day. Clifftop is a serene sanctuary amidst spectacular scenery; a wildlife retreat of extraordinary beauty and home to a myriad of animal and bird species that call the rocky ravines and rolling wooded mountains of this stunning private reserve home. Your precious privacy is interrupted only by the sound of crickets, a tiny gecko scurrying across the deck and the sound of the roaring river a hundred metres below.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Conference Facilities
    • Infinity Pool
    • Lounge
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Wine Cellar

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Day 5

Welgevonden Game Reserve

Created as a tribute to the unique splendour of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavour with unique wildlife experiences in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Only 3 hours by road from Johannesburg this is an easily accessible destination of unparalleled beauty. Small and exclusive with a unique style created by Laurie Owen winner of Laurie Owen Interiors, interior designer of Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway, was named Best Hotel Interior at the African Hotel Awards in 2011. The inaugural awards which were held in association with Bloomberg Television honoured Africa's leading hospitality professionals. 8 luxury suites overlooking the flowing Sterkstroom River, each suite boasts a private deck and plunge pool perched on the cliff, allowing guests the opportunity to view game from the privacy of their suites. In addition all suites have both indoor and outdoor showers, and bathrooms which have breath taking views.

Your safari experience will have you crossing rivers and climbing rugged hills as you venture through the beautiful Welgevonden, a haven for the Big Five, Little Five and all manner of astounding wildlife species making this a wildlife experience to remember. See the giraffes teeter up the cliffs as they seek the very juiciest of leaves on which to graze, the white rhinos crossing the plains or taking a messy mud bath and the lions lazing under a bush to escape the harsh African sun.

Spot the mighty eland, revered by so many, the elusive leopard and the brash honey badger as they go about their daily bush business. Observe the wonders of the bush undetected; your expert Clifftop Lodge guide helping to decipher the mysteries of the bush and its creatures. Track a herd of majestic elephant as they trudge through the bush to fill their bellies, spot a hippo pair hiding from the heat of the African sun, admire the African darter drying its wings in the reflection of a waterhole. This is Africa at its most interesting and at its best.

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Day 6

Departure

Today you will be transferred back to Johannesburg airport for your return flight. The transfer will be around 3 hours depending on traffic.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and Greet
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • All meals while on Safari
  • 2 Game Drives
  • Gate Entry Fees

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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