Luxury South Africa Tours

Luxuries of South Africa
(11 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve, Kruger National Park or Thornybush Reserve

Cape Town in Depth
(6 days)
Cape Town with Cape Peninsula & Cape Winelands

Highlights of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(12 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Malaria-free South Africa
(11 days)
Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Madikwe Game Reserve

Introduction to South Africa
(8 Days)
Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Romantic South Africa
(10 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

Cape Town & Beyond
(8 days)
Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town

Journey Through South Africa
(14 days)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Greater Kruger NP

Multi-country Tours

Classic South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls
(14 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

South Africa & Botswana
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Romantic Safari & Sea
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Beach Resort (Seychelles, Mauritius or Mozambique)

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa
(21 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Windhoek, Soussusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Moremi Game Reserve

Journey Through South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(16 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Highlights of South Africa & Namibia
(15 Days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Classic South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

This is one of our favorite itineraries, combining the highlights of South Africa, Victoria Falls and Botswana. Experience fascinating cultural touring, stunning landscapes and luxury safaris in two of the best game-viewing destinations in the world.

Begin in the beautiful Cape Winelands. Spend two nights at a luxurious retreat in Franschhoek with private touring in the region, including personalized wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards and a visit to the charming and historic town of Stellenbosch. There will be ample time to explore the town, browse high-end artisan boutiques and indulge in some of the country's most acclaimed gourmet restaurants.

Transfer over the beautiful Franschhoek Pass to Gansbaai to enjoy an early morning whale watching (in season) or shark diving cruise. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in Hermanus before continuing to Cape Town, one of Africa’s premier cultural destinations, for three nights at one of our favorite luxury properties. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with one of Cape Town's most knowledgeable guides. Learn about the city's fascinating history and architecture; take a cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain; experience local markets, boutiques, museums, and noted African art galleries; and enjoy Cape Town's incredible food and wine scene, including reservations at top restaurants. Depending on your interests, enjoy other highlights, such as Bo Kaap (the Cape Malay Quarter), and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. One day, take a private excursion along the scenic coastal road to the Cape Peninsula and visit the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and quaint seaside towns. Private yacht cruises, an excursion to Robben Island, scenic helicopter flights, adventure activities and philanthropic touring of nearby townships can also be arranged, upon request.

Next, fly to Maun and connect with a light aircraft flight to Mombo Camp, a renowned “land camp” on Chief’s Island in the delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, an area of pristine wilderness and one of the world’s top wildlife viewing regions. Spot the Big Five during daily game drives with an expert ranger. A highlight of this area is the high concentration of plains game that come to graze on the sweet grasses of the island and the large number predators they attract, giving this area the name, “the predator capital of the world.”

Fly to Kasane and transfer to Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Enjoy a private walking tour of the falls, a sundowner cruise, a scenic helicopter ride over the falls, and a game viewing experience. Other activities can be arranged as per your interests, such as kayaking on the Zambezi River or a visit to a Mukuni village.

Conclude your tour with a three-night luxury safari in the Sabi Sand Reserve, a private reserve that borders Kruger National Park. This area is renowned for its diverse wildlife including the Big Five and is particularly known for leopard sightings. Stay at an ultra-luxurious safari lodge and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks during your stay. If desired, a visit to a local community can be arranged. There will also be time to indulge in spa treatments and enjoy elaborate gourmet meals paired with South Africa's best wines. Fly to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted to your international flight.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Cape Town – Cape Winelands

Airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to Cape Winelands for 2 nights

Day 2

Cape Winelands

Full-day private tour, including wine tasting

Day 3

Cape Winelands – Cape Town

Early-morning private transfer to Gansbaai for shark diving or whale-watching cruise. Private transfer to Cape Town for 3 nights, with stop in Hermanus en route

Day 4

Cape Town

Full-day private city tour

Day 5

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula

Full-day private excursion

Day 6

Cape Town – Maun, Botswana – Okavango Delta (Chief’s Island)

Private transfer to airport for commercial flight to Maun, connecting with scheduled light aircraft flight to Okavango Delta. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game-viewing activity

Day 7

Okavango Delta

Morning and afternoon land- and water-based safaris

Day 8

Okavango Delta

Continue twice-daily game-viewing activities

Day 9

Okavango Delta – Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Private transfer to airport for scheduled flight to Kasane. Private arrival transfer to Victoria Falls for 2 nights. Late afternoon sundowner cruise

Day 10

Victoria Falls

Early morning game viewing experience. Private walking tour of the falls and private helicopter flight over falls

Day 11

Victoria Falls – Sabi Sand Reserve

Private transfer to airport for commercial flight to Nelspruit. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game-viewing activity

Day 12

Sabi Sand Reserve

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 13

Sabi Sand Reserve

Continue twice-daily game drives, with option for local community visit or walking safari

Day 14

Sabi Sand Reserve – Depart Johannesburg

Private transfer and scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Airport assistance to international departure flight


Accommodation
Cape Winelands: La Residence
Cape Town:

The Silo, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel or Ellerman House

Chief's Island:

Mombo Camp

Victoria Falls:

Victoria Falls Hotel

Sabi Sand Reserve:

Singita Boulders (Royal Malewane can also be booked - supplement applies)


Costs
$38,480 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury South Africa Tours

Luxuries of South Africa
(11 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve, Kruger National Park or Thornybush Reserve

Cape Town in Depth
(6 days)
Cape Town with Cape Peninsula & Cape Winelands

Highlights of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(12 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Malaria-free South Africa
(11 days)
Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Madikwe Game Reserve

Introduction to South Africa
(8 Days)
Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

Romantic South Africa
(10 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

Cape Town & Beyond
(8 days)
Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town

Journey Through South Africa
(14 days)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Greater Kruger NP

Multi-country Tours

Classic South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls
(14 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sand Reserve

South Africa & Botswana
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Romantic Safari & Sea
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Beach Resort (Seychelles, Mauritius or Mozambique)

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa
(21 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Windhoek, Soussusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Moremi Game Reserve

Journey Through South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(16 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Highlights of South Africa & Namibia
(15 Days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Testimonials

The South Africa trip was beyond amazing. The guides and trackers were wonderful and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t have been happier.
~ J.D., Newtonville, MA

Our honeymoon in South Africa and the Seychelles was AMAZING! Everything went perfectly and we loved how it felt so special….the destinations and hotels were superb!
~ S.A., Doha, Qatar

The lodges in South Africa were incredible and we loved our guide. The Artisans of Leisure on-the-ground representatives were invaluable…It was spectacular. 
~ V.R., McLean, VA

 

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