Make the most of South Africa "Golden Summer" with our Kruger to Cape Town package where you pay from 3 nights at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Kruger National Park and you will get 2 nights free at The Cape Cadogan Hotel in Cape Town.
Day 1 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (LD)
11:30 am: Depart Johannesburg on Nel Air (this flight can make several stops).
1:30 pm: Arrive into Skukuza airport, where you will be met by a camp representative and driven to the camp (approximately 15 minutes). Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Ivory Lodge is all about African-Euro elegance, sophistication and simplicity, boldness and balance, ebony and ivory, perfect harmony, exclusivity, sensitivity and complete privacy. Ivory Lodge, built on the banks of the Sabie River has magnificent views, extending onto the open sand banks of the Kruger National Park. There are six ultra luxurious suites with en-suite bathroom, outdoor and inside showers, courtyard and lounge with fireplace, wooden viewing deck, patio and private plunge pools. The bedroom and bathroom areas are air-conditioned and overhead fans cool the bedrooms and lounges. All rooms have mini-bar, telephone and internet access. The suites are 165 square meters in size and are positioned at least 20 meters apart, linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways. They all have breathtaking views over the Sabie River, a setting where game viewing can be done from the luxury of one's private suite — Africa's finest bedrooms! The entrance area is separate from the main lodge in order to ensure that guests arriving and departing have no impact on the other overnight guests. The main and entrance area are comprised of a private lounge, wooden viewing decks, boardroom, wine cellar, heath spa, curio shop and both an indoor and open-air (boma) dining area.
Day 2 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (BLD)
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive. A typical day consists of an early wake up call at approximately 5:30 am, where you will be served tea, coffee and cookies in the Lodge before your start off on your early morning game drive. You will return to the lodge at approximately 10 am and enjoy a full breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to enjoy catching up on your sleep, swimming in the pool, browsing in the curio shop or participating in a game walk. Lunch is served at around 1 pm. At 3:30 pm, enjoy afternoon tea and coffee before setting out on your afternoon/evening game drive. You will return to the lodge at around 7:30 pm, in time to get ready for dinner either in the lodge or the boma (reed enclosed outdoor eating area. You will eat under a starry African night with the calls of the wild in the distance — a truly memorable event).
Day 3 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (BLD)
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive.
Day 4 Cape Town: The Cape Cadogan Hotel (B)
After a morning game drive and breakfast, fly via charter flight to Nelspruit for your scheduled flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met by an AfricaTours representative and escorted to your hotel. The Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel is rare in its ingredients of combining historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors. It is not only the charm and character of this boutique hotel which makes it one of the flag ships of Cape Town but also its location. Kloof Street is lined with some of the most recognized restaurants, street café’s and stylish boutique shops where the who’s who of Cape Town’s society often gather. The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storey Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the early 19th century. This boutique hotel is the epitome of discreet comfort and style with an atmosphere characteristic of the Victorian bohemian age. Bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture, using fabrics to maximum effect. Each is air-conditioned, has internet access, satellite TV and DVD, and most open onto a private courtyard, deck or balcony. Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking the shaded courtyard and the swimming pool. Excellent personal service ensures a relaxed and pampered stay.
Day 5 Cape Town: The Cape Cadogan Hotel (BL)
Enjoy a full day private tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsular, as this is a private tour, flexibility is the key. Highlights of the tour will include time in Hout Bay, once a fishing community and now a thriving residential area, a drive over dramatic Chapman’s Peak (PROVIDED THAT IT IS OPEN) with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other. Enjoy a visit to Fishoek beach the Jackass penguin colony at Boulders Beach just outside of Simonstown, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Enjoy lunch at Black Marlin. A camellia-decked garden leads into a beautiful old house with lovely views of False Bay for lazy days or evenings gorging on seafood. The Black Marlin has an impressive wine list with sparkling wine by the glass and auction wines as features, and a menu boasting coconut prawn tempura, Knysna oysters, mussels in Madeira wine sauce, kingklip on the spit, seafood platters, crayfish thermidor, LM prawns and lubbers’ fare like ostrich steaks and carpetbagger fillet. There are pasta dishes too. Lunch has been pre-paid, in some instances there may be a surcharge for certain dishes – drinks are not included. You will be arriving between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to allow for some flexibility.
Day 6 Cape Town: The Cape Cadogan Hotel (BL)
Enjoy a full day private tour of the famous Cape Winelands, as this is a private tour, flexibility is the key. Travel via the National Highway to Paarl. Continue to a family-run wine farm for wine tasting and visit of its vineyards. To Boschendal for wine tasting, and Stellenbosch. Tour of the village. Experience the unforgiving crags that rise up in a haze of splendor around these renowned Winelands with their range of award winning wines. Or, simply marvel at the majesty of it all. A rare find. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon. Enjoy lunch at La Petite Ferme. This popular, family-run farmhouse restaurant, with miniscule working wine cellar, is always packed though enclosing the veranda has allowed for more tables in inclement weather and brings guests closer to the wrap-around view. Chef Lizette Crabtree is introducing new dishes like black mussels, fragrant with lemon grass and ginger; and meltingly tender individual servings of aubergine-coated slow-roasted lamb in garlic yoghurt sauce. Bestsellers are still home-smoked, boned trout with horseradish sauce, vegetarian quiches, pickled fish, aromatic bobotie and perennially popular 'plum crazy' dessert topped with meringue. The Wine list: Order the farms own wine it's made with the food in mind. Lunch has been pre-paid, in some instances there may be a surcharge for certain dishes – drinks are not included. You will be arriving between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to allow for some flexibility.
Day 7 Departure (B)
You will have the full day at leisure to explore the "Mother City", you may wish to visit the Irma Stern and SA Museum, take the ferry and tour to Robben Island, visit the Cape Townships, ascend Table Mountain, walk around the Cape Malay Quarter, and visit the many art galleries and more!! In the afternoon you will be met at the hotel and driven to the airport for your departure flight.
Rates for the Pay for 3 Get 3 Free - Semi Customized
Land, per person double occupancy
|01 Sep '12 - 22 Dec '12||$4,775|
|23 Dec '11 - 03 Jan '12||Not Available for this period|
|04 Jan '13 - 19 Dec '13||$5,055|
|Single Supplement||$1,165- $1,395|
Land: Lion Sands Supplement, per person double occupancy
|01 Sep '12 - 22 Dec '12||$6,010|
|23 Dec '12 - 03 Jan '13||$4,610|
|04 Jan '13 - 22 Dec '13||$6,670|
|24 Dec '13 - 03 Jan '13||Not Available for this period|
|Single Supplement||$1,415 - $1,975|
- Accommodation for 6 nights (2 nights free at The Cadogan Hotel).
- Meals as mentioned
- All mentioned tours
- Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages at Lion Sands (except premium alcohol & champagne)
- FLIGHTS: Johannesburg – Skukuza – Nelspruit – Cape Town
- Game drives and park entry fees
- Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages in Cape Town
- Items of a personal nature
- Trip cancellation & interruption insurance