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

Journey Through South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

This ultimate African journey combines the cultural highlights of Cape Town with stays at East Africa’s most exclusive luxury safari lodges.

Begin in South Africa’s 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 four 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.

Continue to Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, with a stay at one of the city’s most exclusive hotels. During flexible private touring, visit an elephant and rhino orphanage run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Also visit the Karen Blixen House, where the writer of Out of Africa lived, and the Giraffe Centre to learn about and feed endangered Rothschild’s giraffes. Other touring options around Nairobi include participating in philanthropic activities and visiting local museums and crafts galleries.

Next, explore Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s most legendary safari destination, and stay at one of the most luxurious camps in the country. Maasai Mara is renowned for stunning scenery and abundant wildlife. It’s also a great place to witness the famed wildebeest migration (which also passes through the Serengeti in Tanzania). During unforgettable game drives, look for rhinos and other members of the Big Five—lions, leopards, elephants and Cape buffaloes—as well as cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, hippos, crocodiles and various antelope species. If desired, enjoy a walking safari. Also visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai way of life.

Visit spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a wildlife-filled volcanic caldera that’s part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater rim, and enjoy panoramic views and exciting game drives inside the crater to spot wildlife such as the Big Five and hippos. If desired, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange philanthropic activities or cultural touring in the area, including visits to Maasai villages, local markets, coffee plantations or Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge.

Finally, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private game concession next to Serengeti National Park, and stay at one of the top luxury lodges in East Africa. The region is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and lions—and prime opportunities for viewing the wildebeest migration. Game drives on the private concession offer unfettered wildlife viewing without the crowds of the neighboring park. If desired, also enjoy walking safaris, sundowners in the bush and night game drives. There will also be plenty of time for spa treatments, gourmet meals, wine tasting, cooking classes, tennis, swimming, archery, stargazing, hiking to an anti-poaching outpost and visits to local villages.

Our South and East Africa tours include the very best safari guides and vehicles, and the most deluxe hotels and luxury safari lodges. Upon request, we can further customize each tour to include private charter flights and special experiences such as hot-air balloon rides, luxury mobile safaris, philanthropic activities, and special meals in the bush. This tour can also be incorporated into a multi-country tour that combines destinations elsewhere in Europe.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa – Cape Winelands

Private arrival transfer to the Cape Winelands for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 2

Cape Winelands

Private touring of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, including wine tastings and art galleries

Day 3

Cape Winelands – Cape Town

Private transfer to Cape Town for 3 nights with touring en route

Day 4

Cape Town

Full-day private city touring

Day 5

Cape Town

Full-day private excursion to the Cape Peninsula

Day 6

Cape Town – Nairobi, Kenya

Private transfer to airport for flight (not included in cost) to Nairobi. Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 7

Nairobi

Full-day private city tour

Day 8

Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Private transfer and scheduled flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve for 3 nights. Afternoon game drive

Day 9

Maasai Mara

Morning and afternoon game drives

Day 10

Maasai Mara

Morning and afternoon game drives

Day 11

Maasai Mara – Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flights to Lake Manyara. Arrival transfer to Ngorongoro for 2 nights

Day 12

Ngorongoro

Full-day game drive

Day 13

Ngorongoro – Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Morning game drive. Transfer to Lake Manyara airport for scheduled flight to Singita Grumeti Reserves. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game drive

Day 14

Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Morning and afternoon game drives

Day 15

Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Morning and afternoon game drives

Day 16

Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti) – Depart Kilimanjaro

Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Arusha. Transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for departure flight


Hotels
Cape Winelands:

La Residence

Cape Town: The Silo, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel or Ellerman House
Nairobi: Hemingways Nairobi or Giraffe Manor
Maasai Mara: Mara Plains or Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
Ngorongoro: &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Serengeti:

Singita Sasakwa Lodge 

*Singita Mara River Tented Camp can be booked for a supplement


Cost
$36,930 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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