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Hidden Treasures of South Africa

Your luxury itinerary includes a free night in Cape Town with a 3-Course Set Select Dinner (excluding beverages and gratuity) and 50% your last night at Jabulani Safari.

Explore the hidden treasures of South Africa in this 11-night magical journey. Recharge after your flight with 1 night in Johannesburg before starting your journey with a 3-night soulful safari adventure at Jabulani. Spend 4 nights in Cape Town soaking up the charismatic flavor of the "Mother City". Learn about the history of Cape Town and the many cultural influences found within the city. Venture along the picturesque Cape Peninsula exploring the Southern tip of Africa and ending your Cape stay with the Cape winelands. End the journey at Tswalu where you will enjoy 3 nights in a magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas. 


Trip Type: Food & Wine, Romance & Honeymoon, Wildlife

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Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa
Hidden Treasures of South Africa

Day By Day

Day 1 – Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa

Upon arrival into Johannesburg you will be met and assisted on foot too your accommodation.

Johannesburg is the economic heart of South Africa, the central focus of Egoli ('Place of Gold'), as the Sotho name for Gauteng suggests. The largest and richest city in South Africa, Johannesburg's lifestyle is a fast-paced and hectic one.

Starting Accommodation: InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel


Day 2 – Johannesburg to Kapama Game Reserve

This morning make your own way on foot to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit (not included). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, Jabulani located in the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

The 16 000 hectare private game reserve on which Jabulani is located, is home to an abundant population of the Big Five and ensures excellent sightings.

Starting Accommodation: Jabulani Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3 – Activities at Jabulani

Spend the day enjoying the activities offered at Jabulani. Jabulani is based on Kapama, a Big 5 Game Reserve near to Kruger National Park. The lush vegetation and varied habitats of this balanced ecosystem means that it is able to support dense populations of wild animals, offering world class game viewing opportunities. A true African Big five safari experience, visitors will enjoy herds of antelope, giraffe and zebra grazing and congregating at the many waterholes, their senses alert to the threat of a hunting predator in the area.  Accompanied by qualified rangers head out in search of The Big 5, and the smaller - but no less significant - creatures that are part of an African Safari. Jabulani's rangers are consummate professionals.

Starting Accommodation: Jabulani Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 – Activities at Jabulani

Enjoy another day of wildlife activities at Jabulani. Not to be missed is the introduction to the Jabulani elephants. Their sheer size and extraordinary presence is humbling, one cannot help but be changed forever after sharing an experience with the Jabulani elephants. 

Starting Accommodation: Jabulani Safari
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – Kapama Private Game Reserve to Cape Town

Enjoy your last game activity at Jabulani before transferring to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town (not included). Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.

South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. A ride in a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a ferry journey to Robben Island, or a meandering tour through the Winelands will leave you in no doubt that this place is an absolute highlight on any vacation to Africa. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.

Starting Accommodation: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast


Day 6 – Uncover the City of Cape Town

The beauty of Cape Town, aside from it’s spectacular views, mild weather and coastal location, is the proximity of multiple world renowned landmarks and wineries to the city. On a half day private guided tour of Cape Town city visit the iconic Table Mountain and enjoy a thrilling cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Venture into the Cape Malay area where you will enjoy a walking tour through the colorful Bo-Kaap. This area has a rich cultural, religious and architectural heritage, and is a mixed and cosmopolitan neighborhood with strong links to Muslim traditions and culture. Explore the historic part of the city with traditional architecture and beautiful company gardens.  This afternoon is yours to enjoy the facilities at the hotel or wander through the V&A Waterfront for some shopping.

Starting Accommodation: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 – Explore the Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula is exceedingly beautiful and offers a window to some of the most fascinating biodiversity on the planet. From the fynbos on the mountain side to the marine life of the ocean rock pools, there is endless beauty all around you. Today you travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to explore the Fairest Camp, so desrived by Sir Francis Drake in 1578. Winding along the coast you pass glorious beaches, stopping Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here you will have a viewpoint where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Visit historic Simonstown where you will find Boulders Penguin Colony with almost 3000 African (jackass) penguins. Indulge in an intimate 6-course freshly prepared meal, paired with herbal and floral teas while taking in breathtaking views.

Starting Accommodation: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 8 – Discover the Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands are amongst the most scenic in the world. A visual feast of lush green valleys, rugged mountains, fine cuisine, and world-class wine producing estates make up the Cape Winelands. Its many historic wine estates, characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with distinctive gables and thatched roofs, and massive vineyards, date back centuries. Wine estates are bordered by: the Hottentots, Holland; the Franschhoek Mountains; and in the North, by the Wemmershoekberg. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. The Cape Winelands offers some of the finest wine tasting experiences, spend the day exploring premier wine estates and wines against a backdrop of magical landscapes.

Starting Accommodation: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast


Day 9 – Cape Town to Kalahari

This morning transfer to Cape Town Airport to connect with your scheduled charter flight to Tswalu. Upon arrival into Tswalu, you will be met and transferred by open vehicle to your accommodation.

Tswalu is a vast, magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space. The green Kalahari is nature at its most diverse and surprising, and to spend time here is to be touched by exuberant, soulful beauty.

Starting Accommodation: The Motse, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 10 – Activities in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari offers an unrivalled wealth of experiences. Explore the green Kalahari and its treasures by vehicle with your field guide. Learn more about research in action. Tswalu is home to most of the "charismatic" African big game species such as lion, cheetah, wild dog, desert black rhino and buffalo, the arid habitat also supports a surprising array of smaller animals, birds and plants (there are already over 77 species of mammals, 240 species of birds, 42 species of reptiles and 4 species of amphibians confirmed as occurring at Tswalu). Activities include open vehicle game drives, guided bush walks and horseback safaris.

Starting Accommodation: The Motse, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 – Activities in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Today is another full day in Tswalu Kalahari Reserve as you enjoy the activities offered by the lodge.

Starting Accommodation: The Motse, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 – Depart the Kalahari

Enjoy your last game activity before transferring to the airstrip for your light air craft transfer to Johannesburg Airport where you will connect with your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing

Package Level: Luxury

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
1/6/2023 - 2/28/2023$14,095
3/1/2023 - 3/31/2023$14,355
4/1/2023 - 5/31/2023$13,815
6/1/2023 - 9/30/2023$14,650
10/1/2023 - 11/30/2023$14,050
12/1/2023 - 12/15/2023$14,465
12/16/2023 - 12/31/2023$17,050
Single Traveler
1/6/2023 - 2/28/2023$20,215
3/1/2023 - 3/31/2023$20,485
4/1/2023 - 5/31/2023$19,625
6/1/2023 - 9/30/2023$20,840
10/1/2023 - 11/30/2023$19,945
12/1/2023 - 12/15/2023$20,775
12/16/2023 - 12/31/2023$25,335

Add internal air to this package from $505*


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

11 Nights

Pricing:

From $13,815 Per Person

Destinations:

Johannesburg; Kapama Private Game Reserve; Cape Town; Kuruman

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Scheduled charter flights to and from Tswalu
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 3 nights Jabulani in Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • Game Activities in Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • Morning Cape Town City private tour
  • Full Day Cape Peninsula private tour with lunch
  • Full Day Cape Winelands private tour
  • 3 nights Kalahari
  • Game Activities in Kalahari
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
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