South Africa 2
Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Kimberley and Cape Town
Day 1 - 4Tintswalo Safari Lodge - Manyeleti Private Game Reserve (3-Nights)
Tintswalo Safari Lodges’ exclusive property lies within the 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, nestled between unfenced boundaries of the Kruger National Park, the Timbavati, and Sabi Sands. This South African reserve abounds in big five game and spectacular birdlife. The area is unique for its minimal vehicle density, offering a true and incredibly exclusive safari experience.
The six suites and one presidential suite each lead on to private plunge pools and decks. The suite decks overlook magnificent Sycamore groves and a seasonal river, frequented by a variety of game, big and small.
With extra-length double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, all exclusive Explorer Suites provide you with immaculate comfort, privacy and effortless birding and game viewing.
For flawless family Safari experiences, book into Manor House, a full take over facility ideally suited for families or small groups. Equipped with four luxury en-suite rooms and an adjoining room, Manor House is able to accommodate up to ten guests.
Manyeleti Private Game Reserve
The Manyeleti Private Game Reserve shares its borders with Kruger National Park, Timbavati Game Reserve and Sabi Sands Game Reserve, forming part of a huge area of land in which wildlife roams free. It is managed by the Mnisi people, who have lived on this land for many generations.
In Shangaan, the language of the most dominant tribe in the area, Manyeleti means ‘Place of Stars’ and in the evenings, when the sun’s light is replaced by that of the moon and countless bright stars, one can understand why. A dry area for most of the year, Manyeleti offers spectacular scenes of wildlife as they gather at water holes. Aside from the spectacular game viewing opportunities, the reserve also offers insight into the culture and traditions of the Mnisi people.
Day 4 - 7Rhino Post Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park (3-Nights)
Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp have been offering a chic alternative to the traditional park visit, with exciting extra options thrown in. We have been nominated for and received awards, and developed a following of regular guests and friends that we look forward to seeing at least once a year. Some guests on their first visit are surprised by the ways in which we differ from both the standard Kruger Park experience and the trendy private lodge experience. Ninety five percent of them love it and keep us really busy with referrals and repeat visits, and five percent of them don’t understand the differences. So here’s how we’re different, and why:
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is not just a beautiful, a contemporary design built from canvas, wood and glass - it blends into the natural surrounds with no sculpted gardens or fences. The ambience is relaxed and friendly. Guests join their guides and management around the dinner table in the sociable atmosphere of the Kruger Camps, while enjoying the level of service and luxury expected from any upmarket game lodge.
Game drives make the most of the wide network of Kruger Park roads to explore the incredible biodiversity that makes Kruger a world icon, and continue after dark when the self-drive tourists have returned to their camps. We are proud of the fact that we do no off-road driving – both out of respect for nature and its long term sustainability and because in the Kruger Park it’s just not necessary!
The most popular and regularly used routes in the Kruger National Park are tarred as it is a major attraction worldwide, and it’s necessary to keep the roads in good condition both to handle the amount of daytime traffic experienced in busy seasons, and to ensure that the park can remain accessible even through the rainy season. We tend to find that animals take advantage of the smooth, warm roads, which also see more game in the winter months because these roads are situated close to the rivers.
The exclusivity of a sixteen bed lodge, and outstanding service combines beautifully with the full Kruger Park experience.
Day 8 - 10Rovos Rail (2-Nights)
Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world class travel experiences.
Exceptional train safaris combine some of Africa’s most magnificent scenery with travel aboard an authentically refurbished Edwardian-style train, accommodating up to 72 guests in the most spacious train suites in the world, each with their own en-suite bathroom and subtle modern conveniences.
The eight scheduled journeys begin or end at Rovos Rail Station, the headquarters and private station of this independent railway company, which is situated in Pretoria.
The Big Hole - Kimberley
150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. When word spread that diamonds had been discovered, thousands of prospectors, armed with nothing more than picks, shovels and hope, descended on Kimberley and created the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
The Kimberley Mine Museum offers a trip back in time to when diamonds were first found in South Africa in 1866, near Hopetown in the Northern Cape. Three years later the 83-carat 'Star of South Africa' was discovered in the same area, unleashing a frenzied diamond rush seldom seen before or since.
Day 10 - 14Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel - Cape Town (4-Nights)
Winston Churchill called it “a most excellent establishment”; John Lennon meditated in its lush grounds, and modern-day celebrities from Leonardo di Caprio to Charlize Theron have breakfasted on its sunny balconies. Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town, an iconic resort that has been welcoming guests for nearly 120 years.
Our location is outstanding, with dramatic Table Mountain just behind and the city’s pulsating attractions just beyond the stone-columned gates, installed in 1925 to welcome the Prince of Wales.
We have 198 fabulous, individually designed rooms and suites to choose from, all offering different moods and views. Couples find secluded bliss in the garden cottage suites, decorated with oversized couches, fireplaces and Venetian mirrors. Families feel at home in our spacious, light-filled suites or interconnecting rooms.
An array of activities keeps all ages entertained, from heated pools and a children’s club to painting classes, tennis coaching and yoga.
Explore the expansive grounds, a gorgeous mix of manicured lawns, historic palms and fragrant rose gardens. Nourish body and soul at Librisa Spa with a range of holistic, African-inspired treatments. Indulge in Chef Rudi Liebenberg’s out-of-this-world cuisine at Planet Restaurant, or book a seat at his coveted Chef’s Table for a truly interactive experience.
When it comes to great occasions, we know how to throw a party. Weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, big or small, can be celebrated in sensational style.
Just beyond our gates lie the wonders of the city, from stunning beaches and historic hotspots to vibrant wildlife and adventurous thrills. Forever watching over the hotel is Table Mountain, another wondrous Cape Town landmark waiting to be explored.
From US$9700 per person, sharing, not including international flights
- Accommodation, Rail Journey, Transfers, activities, meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary.
- All flights.
- Any items or services not specifically indicated as being included.
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