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South Africa – Wanderlust Safari Adventure

South Africa

Journey Overview

TRAVEL PRICE PER PERSON:

From $5,000 per person

NIGHTS:

7 Nights

DESTINATIONS:

South Africa

JOURNEY EXPERIENCE:

Welcome to

South Africa – Wanderlust Safari Adventure

Imagine yourself in the heart of the African wilderness, surrounded by the majestic Big 5 in their natural environment – elephants, lions, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards. Embark on an enchanting African journey, starting with the captivating wilderness and the majestic Big 5. Days 1-4 feature a blend of safari adventures and an exploration of the coastal region of the Western Cape. The excitement continues with a scenic drive back to Cape Town on Day 6. Days 7-8 offer a dynamic mix of urban exploration, including Table Mountain, traditional activities in the Bokaap Muslim Quarter, and a Peninsula tour. Immerse yourself in the perfect fusion of nature and city life, creating an unforgettable experience. ultra luxury

Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, a dedicated chauffeur awaits to seamlessly transport you to your accommodation, marking the commencement of your South African adventure. Cape Town, a city known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, welcomes you with open arms. After taking some time to relax and unwind you will be welcomed in African fashion by the Gold Restaurant who will take you on a journey through African drumming and a vast potpourri of African food.

1 NIGHT IN CAPE TOWN

Your first night you will spend in Cape Town, often referred to as the “Mother City,” the city stands as one of South Africa’s most iconic destinations. Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the glistening Atlantic Ocean, the city boasts a harmonious blend of natural beauty, history, and modern allure. Cape Town’s historical significance is reflected in landmarks such as Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope, while the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood adds a vibrant touch of Muslim culture. Beyond its past, the city thrives with a lively arts scene, diverse dining options, and picturesque outdoor spaces like the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Cape Town’s enchanting mix of tradition and contemporary charm promises an enriching experience for those seeking the essence of South Africa.

 

ACCOMMODATION (CAMISSA HOUSE)

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (BELMOND MOUNT NELSON)

ULTRA LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (ELLERMAN HOUSE)

 

 

 

Embarking on your journey from Cape Town to a captivating Game Lodge along the Garden Route is a scenic transition from the vibrant coastal city to the untouched beauty of South Africa’s wilderness. Your journey from Cape Town will take approximately 4-5 hours, treating you to breathtaking views as the landscape evolves from the coastal charm to the picturesque scenery of the Garden Route region.

HERMANUS

Hermanus offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the majestic Southern Right Whales as they grace the waters with their awe-inspiring presence. The town’s iconic clifftop paths, such as the Cliff Path, provide ideal vantage points for observing these magnificent creatures, creating a unique and unforgettable experience. Beyond whale watching, Hermanus boasts a vibrant arts and crafts scene, charming boutiques, and a welcoming atmosphere in its town center, making it an idyllic destination for leisurely strolls and exploration.

As the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, Hermanus enchants visitors with its diverse offerings. The town is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering activities such as sea kayaking, shark cage diving, and hiking in the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve. The Walker Bay Wine Route invites connoisseurs to savor exquisite local wines amidst scenic vineyards, adding another layer of indulgence to the Hermanus experience. With its captivating landscapes, marine wonders, and a blend of outdoor adventures and cultural exploration, Hermanus stands as a coastal haven that captures the essence of the Western Cape’s natural allure.

Indulge in a captivating 2-night retreat at a Game Reserve, where every moment is a celebration of the untamed beauty of South Africa’s wilderness. Upon your arrival, the lodge’s hospitable staff will extend a warm welcome, setting the tone for an immersive experience. Check-in seamlessly and commence your journey with a delightful welcome dinner, meticulously crafted by skilled chefs, blending international and African flavors. The communal setting invites you to share stories and experiences with fellow travelers, fostering a sense of camaraderie.

Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes along the Garden Route, your Game Lodge is a haven that beckons nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers alike. Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Fynbos biome, your lodge immerses you in the raw beauty of Africa’s untamed wilderness. The surroundings boast expansive savannahs, verdant riverine forests, and majestic mountain ranges, creating a captivating mosaic of natural wonders. In this tranquil haven, the air carries the earthy scents of the bush, and the symphony of nature’s sounds becomes a harmonious soundtrack.

On your arrival day an afternoon Safari will be waiting for you. The following day awaits you with an Early Morning Safari and after breakfast and lunch will give you more chances for Big 5 sightings on the Afternoon Safari. On your departure day we won’t let you go with yet another Morning Safari – after all the more time you spent looking, the more you will find what you are looking for, and in this case this is certainly the vast African wildlife.

ACCOMMODATION (GARDEN ROUTE GAME LODGE)

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (GONDWANA GAME RESERVE)

ULTRA LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (SHAMWARI LONG LEE MANOR)
Shamwari Long Lee Manor

As you navigate the winding roads along the Garden Route, the landscape unfolds, revealing lush forests, dramatic cliffs, and expansive coastal vistas. The journey to Knysna is a visual symphony, with each turn offering a new perspective of the captivating surroundings. Upon arrival in Knysna, the air carries a salty breeze from the Indian Ocean, and the town’s charm becomes evident with its iconic waterfront, nestled between rugged hills and the sparkling estuary. This transition is not just a physical journey; it’s an immersive experience, seamlessly blending the beauty of the Garden Route with the coastal allure of Knysna.

KNYSNA

Knysna is a jewel of South Africa’s Western Cape, enchanting visitors with its breathtaking coastal beauty and tranquil charm. Set against the backdrop of lush forests and nestled beside the serene Knysna Lagoon, the town offers a picturesque blend of natural wonders and vibrant cultural experiences. The iconic Knysna Heads, towering sandstone cliffs, stand sentinel at the entrance of the estuary, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring welcome. The town itself boasts a lively atmosphere, with its bustling waterfront adorned with charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Visitors can explore the indigenous forests, embark on scenic cruises along the lagoon, or savor fresh seafood delights. Knysna encapsulates the essence of coastal allure, inviting travelers to unwind in its scenic beauty and embrace the warm hospitality that defines this idyllic corner of South Africa.

As you approach Knysna, the landscape transforms from the bushveld to the mesmerizing coastal scenery. Your evening is reserved for relaxation and exploration at the Knysna Waterfront, where charming shops, eateries, and the vibrant atmosphere welcome you to unwind after a day of extraordinary wildlife encounters.

Day 5 introduces you to the coastal delights of Knysna with a cruise and a journey to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Cruise along the tranquil waters of the Knysna Lagoon, taking in the panoramic views of the iconic Knysna Heads. Upon reaching Featherbed Nature Reserve, immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of indigenous flora and fauna. The day offers optional adventures, from the exhilarating thrill of paragliding to various other adventure activities, allowing you to tailor your experience to your preferences. As you transition into the evening, you will return to the enchanting Knysna Waterfront for a relaxed and memorable evening. Indulge in the coastal charm, savor delectable cuisine, and reflect on the diverse experiences that Knysna has graciously offered during these two delightful days along the Garden Route.

ACCOMMODATION (ELEPHANT HIDE LODGE)

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (KANONKOP HOUSE)

ULTRA LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (TSALA TREE TOPS)

The journey from Knysna to Cape Town, a scenic adventure through the diverse landscapes of South Africa’s Garden Route unfolds. The town of Wilderness presents serene beaches against a backdrop of national park beauty. Mossel Bay and George emerge, offering glimpses of coastal charm and tranquil botanical gardens. Passing through Swellendam, the drive showcases historic Cape Dutch architecture and picturesque surroundings.

Continuing along the route, Hermanus reappears in the rearview mirror. Further down the road, Gansbaai attracts attention for its adventure offerings like shark cage diving. Transitioning through the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, vineyards and historic estates adorn the landscape, inviting a leisurely appreciation of the Western Cape’s winemaking heritage.

As the journey nears its end, the iconic Table Mountain welcomes travelers to Cape Town, marking the culmination of a road trip filled with captivating landmarks and varied scenery. From coastal towns to mountainous regions, this drive is a simple yet enchanting exploration of South Africa’s diverse and captivating landscapes.

As the sun sets over the Mother City, you’ll settle into your accommodation, captivated by the anticipation of the adventures that await. The evening unfolds with a taste of Cape Town’s culinary delights, setting the stage for a memorable stay.

Day 7 dawns with an exploration of Cape Town’s iconic landmarks. Ascend Table Mountain with the convenience of a Fast Track pass, revealing panoramic views that stretch across the city and ocean. Under the guidance of a knowledgeable tour guide, delve into the rich history of the Bokaap Muslim Quarter, where the tradition of samoosa folding becomes a hands-on experience. The afternoon invites relaxation amidst the botanical wonders of Kirstenbosch Gardens, where tea and coffee add to the tranquility. As the evening descends, dinner at the Potluck Club promises a culinary journey with a panoramic view of Cape Town’s skyline.

Day 8 takes you on a breathtaking Peninsula Tour, encountering the charm of penguins at Boulders Beach and the rugged beauty of the Cape of Good Hope. The journey culminates at Cape Point, a dramatic meeting point of two oceans. After soaking in the coastal splendor, bid farewell to Cape Town as you embark on your homeward journey, carrying with you the memories of a captivating exploration in this dynamic and culturally rich city.

ACCOMMODATION (CAMISSA HOUSE)

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (BELMOND MOUNT NELSON)

ULTRA LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (ELLERMAN HOUSE)

Services Overview

  • Halal friendly
  • All Transfers, Driver & Guide + Premium Van at all times
  • Fully accommodated
  • Premium vs. Luxury Accommodation
  • All Safaris
  • All activities mentioned in the journey above
  • Fully inclusive – all meals and soft drinks as well as local premium wines & beers included
  • International Flights
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Added Services, e.g. camera or lens rental for safaris, spa treatments, etc.

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