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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Discover one of the world’s seven wonders as you enjoy a spectacular sunset over Cape Town, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range and the Atlantic Ocean—seen from up high on Table Mountain. Explore Cape Town your way with the choice of joining your Travel Concierge for a sojourn around The Old Biscuit Mill—a vibrant artisan and culinary market, or a visit to the District Six Museum—a memorial dedicated to the 60,000 inhabitants forced to relocate after Apartheid destroyed the area. After visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site and former prison of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, meet ex-prison guard Christo Brand for lunch at the Amy Foundation to hear fascinating stories about one of history’s most inspirational figures. In Kruger National Park, adventure out on a private open-air safari in search of the Big Five. Led by professional trackers, this once in a lifetime experience unfolds the largest game reserve in South Africa. At Boschendal Wine Estate, enjoy a Farm-to-Table lunch of locally sourced foods, harvested from the Werf Food Garden and cooked to perfection by Chef Allistaire Lawrence.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Countries Visited

South Africa

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to the Mother City
    After your private chauffeur escorts you to the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, dine on modern South African cuisine to begin your South Africa luxury tour.Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town.
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Cape Peninsula and Lunch in Kalk Bay
    At Cape Point Nature Reserve, explore one of the world's most pristine wildernesses. Rare wildlife sightings continue at Boulders Beach as you learn about the resident colony of African penguins before lunch overlooking Kalk Bay.Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  3. Day 3
    Majestic Table Mountain Relaxed Start
    Join a Local Expert at The Old Biscuit Mill to sample culinary delights. Or, visit the District Six Museum’s memorial dedicated to the area destroyed during Apartheid. End the day in decadent style, enjoying drinks and views over Cape Town atop Table Mountain.Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Historic Cape Winelands Relaxed Start
    At Vergelegen Estate, indulge in a wine tasting. At Boschendal Wine Estate savor a seasonal Farm-to-Table lunch before returning to Cape Town in a chauffeured vintage car.Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    Amy Foundation and Robben Island
    Hear stories from a Local Historian and meet a former-political prisoner at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Robben Island. At the Victor Verster prison where Nelson Mandela spent the last months of his imprisonment, join a former guard for an onsite lunch at the non-profit Amy Foundation.Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Cape Town.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    Luxury Safari Experience
    Savor your first moments in Big Five territory, Kruger National Park. The Lion Sands Lodge welcomes you with luxury suites.?End the day with an evening game drive and sundowners before a feast in your villa.Accommodation: Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, Kruger National Park.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Looking for the Big Five
    With the help of your expert guide, spot leopards, crocodiles, hippos and elephants on your morning game drive. Relax over high tea or join your ranger for a bush walk. Enjoy your second drive searching for rhino, buffalo and lions as the sun sets beyond the savannah.Accommodation: Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, Kruger National Park.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    We're Going on a Safari
    Greet the dawn for a game drive keeping an eye out for buck and towering giraffes. Savor breakfast at your villa before a leisurely birding walk. After your final evening game drive, raise a toast to adventure as you dine beneath a blanket of stars.Accommodation: Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, Kruger National Park.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    Farewell South Africa
    Embark on one last morning game-drive before you conclude your Cape Town to Skukuza luxury tour with a private transfer to the Skukuza Airport.On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Dining Summary

  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 6 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Cape Town: Visit the District Six Museum, a memorial dedicated to the area destroyed during the Apartheid era and the 60,000 inhabitants who were forced to relocate.
  • Cape Town: Join a Local Expert for a visit of trendy The Old Biscuit Mill, a vibrant market and creative hub in the city. Meet some of the vendors, browse the stalls and sample culinary delights.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Cape Winelands: Sip the award-winning wines of the Vergelegen Estate during a private tasting. Take a stroll through some of the 18 unique gardens of the manor house while you visit.
  • Cape Winelands: Get on a bike and explore of of the nearby vineyards with a guide.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Kruger National Park: Join your ranger for a bush walk where you can experience the thrill of tracking different wildlife.
  • Kruger National Park: Enjoy a relaxing high tea served in the peaceful surrounds of Lion Sands, with only birdsong for company.

Additional Included Highlights

  • : Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • : In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • : Included at all hotels.
  • : Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • : Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • : On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • : Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • : Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Cape Winelands: Sip the award-winning wines of the Vergelegen Estate during a private tasting. Take a stroll through some of the 18 unique gardens of the manor house while you visit.
  • Cape Town: Join Christo Brand, a former prison guard of Nelson Mandela, for lunch at the Amy Foundation to hear fascinating stories about South Africa’s first Black President, a heroic figure who stood for freedom and justice throughout the late 20th century.

Exceptional Dining

  • Cape Town: Begin your journey in style with an outstanding Welcome Dinner at the Azure Restaurant. Taste exquisite flavors from executive chef Christo Pretorius as you glimpse spectacular views of the Atlantic from your dazzling vantage point over Camps Bay.
  • Kalk Bay: Take a seat at the elegant Harbor House in Kalk Bay for a sumptuous lunch with wine, accompanied by endless views of False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range rising in the distance. Dine on freshly caught fish prepared with flair.
  • Boschendal Wine Estate: Savor a delicious Farm-to-Table meal at the award-winning Werf Restaurant, renowned for its sustainability. Chef Allistaire Lawrence presents a menu guided by the seasons with local and ethically sourced produce brought to the fore in each dish.
  • Kruger National Park: Dine under the twinkling stars of the Kruger sky as Lion Sands’ expert chefs prepare a sumptuous Celebration Dinner. Toast with fine local wines to your adventures in the unspoilt wilderness as you taste mouthwatering modern dishes based on traditional recipes.

Magnificent Stays

  • Kruger National Park: Situated in the Sabi Sands, which boasts one of the planet’s highest concentrations of animal species, the Lion Sands Lodges offer exquisite luxury suites with private decks and plunge pools, and an open-air lounge and dining area, overlooking the Sabie River.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER

  • Robben Island: Enjoy a visit to the Amy Foundation, a non-profit organization. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience witness how the lives of vulnerable young people are being transformed through a variety of empowering programmes.

Passport Moments

  • Cape Peninsula: Take the sweeping roads connecting the scenic bays of Cape Peninsula on one of the world’s legendary drives. Slip through the quaint beauty of Hout Bay and traverse the mountain road of Chapman’s Peak on your journey to Cape Point.
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve: Wander the immaculate wilderness and distinctive flora of Cape Point Nature Reserve in the invigorating ocean breeze. Spot resident creatures from the sprightly reebok to the evasive eland alongside the striking Cape Mountain zebra and the legendary Cape baboons.
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve: Pay a visit to the secluded Boulders Beach and marvel at its local residents, a colony of African penguins who can be seen frolicking in the water.
  • Table Mountain: Rise to the summit of Table Mountain in the famous cable car and look out to 360-degree views across Cape Town, Lion’s Head, and the Atlantic Ocean. Watch the sunset with glass in hand at a mountaintop drinks reception.
  • Winelands: Relax and enjoy the view as you are returned to Cape Town in a chauffeur-driven vintage car. Gaze out to the beauty of the passing scenery in the late afternoon sun as you reflect on your day’s adventure in the winelands.
  • Robben Island: Meet an ex-political prisoner and hear their first-hand stories on your visit to the poignant historical facility of Robben Island. Explore the former jail under the guidance of a knowledgeable Local Expert and discover the tales of Nelson Mandela’s famous exile.
  • Kruger National Park: Venture deep into the heart of one of the world’s largest game reserves on a thrilling three-day safari. Experience six game drives in a private, open-air safari vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for any of the Big Five.

Personalise your day

  • Cape Town: Visit the District Six Museum, a memorial dedicated to the area destroyed during the Apartheid era and the 60,000 inhabitants who were forced to relocate.
  • Cape Town: Join a Local Expert for a visit of trendy The Old Biscuit Mill, a vibrant market and creative hub in the city. Meet some of the vendors, browse the stalls and sample culinary delights.
  • Cape Winelands: Get on a bike and explore of of the nearby vineyards with a guide.
  • Kruger National Park: Join your ranger for a bush walk where you can experience the thrill of tracking different wildlife.
  • Kruger National Park: Enjoy a relaxing high tea served in the peaceful surrounds of Lion Sands, with only birdsong for company.

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Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Luxury Gold Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.3
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
3.9

Ratings based off 38 reviews about Luxury Gold Tours - currently showing 4 reviews with comments only

Top of travel class- pay more but worth every penny. This was our 4th Luxury Gold trip.

Another outstanding trip from Luxury Gold.

The guide was fabulous. The hotels wonderful.

Truly enjoyed all aspects of the Luxury Gold trip and will definitely look into more trips with them in the future.

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