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12-Day Luxury Safari + Cape Town

Bush Luxury + Bustling Cape Town

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day trip featuring the best of South Africa. Experience 6 nights on safari in two distinct private game reserves before diving into the highlights of bustling Cape Town. Photograph exotic animals and breathtaking scenery, taste your way through world-renowned wineries and indulge yourself in luxury. This itinerary expertly balances exploration and relaxation for the trip of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 3 nights on safari in Timbavati Private Game Reserve
  • 3 nights on safari in Madikwe Private Game Reserve
  • 4 nights in a luxury apartment in Cape Town

Activities

  • Safari game drives
  • Full-day Winelands tour and wine tasting
  • Scenic Peninsula tour

Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met by Travel Beyond representative who will assist with airport formalities and check-in at the Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport Hotel, where you will spend one night.

Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport Hotel Meals: N/A

Day 2

Johannesburg to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in your hotel lobby by a Travel Beyond representative who will assist you to the Johannesburg Airport for your commercial flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be transferred to Kambaku River Sands where you will spend three nights in a deluxe room (transfer time: 45min). All meals, select local drinks (excluding premium import brands), shared game drives and shared bush walks are included in your stay.

This afternoon, meet your guide and other guests for a shared game activity. Dinner will be served at camp.

Kambaku River SandsMeals: Breakfast / Dinner

Days 3-4

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon private game activities.

Kambaku River Sands Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve to Madikwe Private Game Reserve

This morning, you will be transferred to the Hoedspuit Airport for your commercial flight to the Johannesburg Airport. Commercial flights not included in land cost. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be transferred to the Federal Air Hanger for your shared light aircraft flight (transfer time: 1hr) to Madikwe Safari Lodge, where you will spend three nights (approx. flight time: 1hr). All meals, mini bar, local drinks (excluding premium import brands), private plunge pool, and shared lodge activities (game drives, bush walks, astronomy, wildlife lectures) are included in your stay. This afternoon, meet your guide and the other guests for a shared lodge activity.

Madiwke Safari LodgeMeals: Breakfast / Dinner

Days 6-7

Madikwe Private Nature Reserve

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon private game activities.

Madikwe Safari Lodge Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 8

Madikwe Private Nature Reserve to Cape Town

Today, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your shared light aircraft flight to the Johannesburg Airport for your commercial flight to Cape Town. Commercial flight not included in land cost. Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your transfer to More Quarters, where you will spend four nights in a one bedroom apartment. Breakfast, complimentary shuttle to V&A Waterfront are included in your stay. Enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

More QuartersMeals: Breakfast

Day 9

Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your full-day Peninsula Scenic tour.

Explore the spectacular Cape Peninsula. Highlights include Seapoint, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Colony), Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, Boulders Beach penguin colony, Simon`s Town historical naval base and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Following the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

More QuartersMeals: Breakfast

Day 10

Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your full-day Winelands Countryside tour.

You will tour the scenic Cape Winelands, including tastings at some of South Africa’s finest estates. Highlights are: Stellenbosch with its tree lined streets, historical architecture and alfresco cafes. The tiny town of Franschhoek, famous for its endless mountain vistas and Paarl, the “pearl of the Cape” and home to the Afrikaans language. The Franschhoek Wine Valley, which is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, has announced the relaunch of its MCC route. The valley has a total of 18 producers, including newcomers Grande Provence, Plaisir de Merle and La Motte.

Following the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

More QuartersMeals: Breakfast

Day 11

Cape Town

Enjoy your day at leisure to explore Cape Town.

More QuartersMeals: Breakfast

Day 12

Depart South Africa

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your transfer to the Cape Town Airport for your commercial flight home. Welcome Home!

Meals: Breakfast