Cape Town & Luxury Safari
Cape Town & Luxury Safari
ZAR 194,000.00 based on 2 people sharing
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative, who will transfer you to your hotel.
The Silo Hotel was voted Best City Hotel in 2020 and with good reason. It is Cape Town’s most iconic luxury hotel “a celebration of art, architecture, style and design”. The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The exterior of the building was designed by Heatherwick Studio. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of the ingenious glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These multi-faceted structures glisten like diamonds during the day while at night the building transforms into a glowing beacon in the Table Bay harbour.
Today is the perfect day to explore the city of Cape Town, voted the best city in the world for the seventh consecutive year. We will pick you up at the hotel and take you on a full day tour of Cape Town.
We will show you the Castle of Good Hope and the Company’s Garden, before going into the Bo-Kaap. Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the Bo-Kaap’s origins date back to the 1760s when numerous “huurhuisjes” (rental houses) were built and leased to slaves. These people were known as Cape Malays, and were brought here from Malaysia, Indonesia and the rest of Africa to work in the Cape. A local lady will take you on a walking tour of the neighbourhood, taking you into one of the spice shops of the area. She will show you the huge selection of fragrant spices that the Malay people use in their traditional cuisine. After working up an appetite for all these delicious treats, you can join her in the kitchen as she demonstrates how she prepares some traditional dishes. You might be asked to give her a hand mixing spices or folding samosas. The visit ends with lunch, where you can enjoy the meal that has just been prepared.
No Cape Town visit is complete without a trip up our beloved Table Mountain. Of course, some venture up by foot, but luckily one can also take the cable car to the top. The views are indescribable and the unique fynbos vegetation you’ll find up there, does not grow anywhere else on earth except in the areas around Cape Town.
Cape Town sits on a peninsula, stretching from the city to Cape of Good Hope in the south. Today, we will pick up after breakfast and depart on a full day private tour of this beautiful Peninsula. We will drive south along the Atlantic coastline, through Camps Bay, famous for the beaches and lively nightlife. Through Hout Bay, a republic as Capetonians lovingly call it, with its unique vibrant atmosphere and wild natural beauty. The road leads us to Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world and initially constructed during WWI. It follows the rocky coastline to unfold breath-taking views in both directions. As we travel south, the Cape of Good Hope National Park awaits. After visiting Cape Point, we will continue along the False Bay coast to Simon’s Town and its colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Simon’s Town is usually a good spot for lunch, although you might want to press on and have a late lunch under the oak trees at Groot Constantia instead – after all, our wines is what the Cape is famous for.
After a scrumptious breakfast, we will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport, where you can board a scheduled flight to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. On arrival, a guide from Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve will pick you up for the road transfer to your lodge.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve is known around the world for the quality of the wildlife experience that guests enjoy. During your stay, all meals are included, along with a morning and evening game drives every day in open 4×4 safari vehicles, and last but certainly not least, a guided bush walks.
Because Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which in turn is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, it means that there are no fences between these reserves. Which allow for wildlife to freely move between them, as they have done for thousands of years. Not only Africa’s Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino), but also a huge variety of plains game and birds live in this corner of the world.
Day at leisure to take part in the game drives and guided bush walks. Between activities, enjoy the quiet luxury of the lodge, with delectable cuisine served at meal times.
It’s nearly time to leave, but not before a last opportunity to venture into the bush at sunrise. By now you will have seen many of the animals on your wish list, and you will have started to appreciate the smaller, less spectacular creatures for the special place that they occupy in nature.
After breakfast we will transfer you to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your homebound flight.