Have you dreamed of your perfect African safari, brimming with thrilling jeep rides over windswept grassy plains, close (but safe) encounters with fearsomely beautiful beasts, and romantic evenings under the glittering starry dome of the African night? This magnificent adventure of a lifetime can be yours on an all-inclusive South African safari, with a custom-designed itinerary that mixes to perfection the urban thrills of Cape Town with the primal excitement of a big game reserve, all experienced in elegant five-star splendor.
When travelling in South Africa, a perfect safari/holiday might include several nights in the stunningly beautiful city of Cape Town, followed by a lovely meandering trip through the lush landscapes of the ocean-hugging Garden Route, and ending with the ultimate sojourn to a private big game reserve, where lavish luxury meets untamed wilderness.
With its magnificent mountain backdrop, wildly beautiful coast, fascinating historic sites, world-class cuisine, and rocking nightlife, the Cape Town area is an amazing jump-off point for your South African adventure. Enjoy breathtaking vistas from Table Mountain, stroll the gorgeous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and shop, dine, and dance ’til you drop at the vibrant V&A Waterfront. You can see Robben Island, former prison of Nelson Mandela, visit the amazing penguin colonies of Boulders Beach, or enjoy stunning scenery and delicious vintages in the vast Cape Winelands region. For the ultimate in luxurious, romantic accommodations during your Cape Town stay, reserve the decadent Penthouse at the waterfront Cape Grace hotel.
Heading out of Cape Town, meander to Port Elizabeth along the unforgettable Garden Route, where lush mountains hug a spectacular shoreline awash in wildflowers and graced with lovely sapphire bays, shimmering lakes, and secluded beaches. Marvel at the towering peaks and plunging gorges of Klein Karoo, chuckle at the ostriches of Oudtshoorn, and thrill to an adventure tour of the incredible Cango Caves. In the balmy South African evenings, enjoy a romantic dinner at a little beach-front cafe, then spend a cozy night in one of the charmingly chic little boutique hotels along this amazing stretch of coastline.
After a sweet taste of civilized South Africa, it’s time for a chartered flight to the untamed regions of the Eastern Cape. Experience the exhilaration of stepping into the true wild heart of Africa as you enter Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve on the continent. In this primal landscape of baobabs and fever trees roam lions, leopards, African elephants, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo, collectively known as the Big 5, the most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot. For a truly memorable African big-game experience, book an exclusive private safari at one of the private reserves bordering the park, offering the extravagant luxury of personal service, five-star accommodations, exquisite cuisine, and exceptional game viewing.
This spectacular holiday combination of vibrant city, gorgeous coastal landscapes, and thrilling luxury safari big-game viewing is truly the adventure of a lifetime.