South Africa 3
Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve, Sun City, Kimberley, Cape Town and Franschhoek
Day 2 - 6Tuningi Safari Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve (4-Nights)
Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated in 165 000 acre, malaria free, "Big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve.
Only four and half hours drive or 50 minute flight from Johannesburg. Tuningi offers five star service in a homely, friendly and relaxed environment and caters for children of all ages.
Tuningi has highly qualified game rangers with advanced photographic skills.
Wi-Fi facility at the main lodge and Satellite TV at the Bar.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve, abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard.
The landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene Tshwene hills sheltering a host of wildlife. Visitors can look forward to sunset drinks overlooking the Madikwe Dam, ample game viewing opportunities and a variety of accommodation options ranging from community lodges to luxury safari lodges in a malaria-free zone.
Day 6 - 7The Palace of The Lost City - Sun City (1-Night)
A legendary destination designed by dreamers for luxury-seekers. Since inception in 1992, The Palace of the Lost City has enthralled visitors from all over the globe. Its unique setting in South Africa, on an extinct volcanic site among the Pilanesberg mountains, is matched by the inspired architecture and passionate attention to detail for which The Palace of the Lost City is renowned.
This luxury five-star hotel in Sun City has integrated the natural beauty of its surroundings into its design, taking architectural and interior themes from the legend of a lost African tribe to capture the essence of The Palace. Think richly-woven colours, faux elephant tusks, sculptured bronze and crystal, and jungle cascades.
The magnificence of the wild landscape is depicted through lions, kudus, birds and beasts of all kinds; these are immortalised in statues, stone carvings, mosaic illustrations, vaulted ceilings, dazzling flame-topped towers and in artist Danie de Jager's bronze wildlife sculptures. With fresco ceilings above and ancient tiles below, you are left to stand in awe at the sheer scale and grandeur of the masterpiece that is The Palace of the Lost City.
Stretching along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province, Sun City is internationally renowned as South Africa's premier holiday resort and offers a multitude of attractions and activities to keep all visitors entertained for days. With its combination of golfing, gaming and gambling, as well as world-class hotels, it is a mini Las Vegas in the African bush.
It is also known as the only surf-and-safari destination within a two-hour drive of the landlocked city of Johannesburg. Visitors can choose from a range of wonderful accommodation options including the opulent ‘Palace of the Lost City’ or the elegant ‘Cascades’ or enjoy the endless rolling waves at the ‘Valley of Waves’.
Day 7 - 9The Blue Train (2-Nights)
The Blue Train has been the ultimate in luxury rail travel since 1946.It offers a unique way of experiencing some of Southern Africa’s magnificent landscapes and landmarks. On this train luxury assumes a new dimension.
You’ll feel it from the moment you step into your suite – the De Luxe Suite which offers you a choice between twin beds (with shower) or double beds (with bath). Luxury suites are more spacious and offer twin or double beds with bath facilities. Each suite is a world on its own, with a private entertainment centre with a choice of movie channels and radio stations.
Guests indulge in fine cuisine with personal Butlers at their beck-and-call. The Blue Train is not just a mode of transport. It is an all-inclusive five-star luxury rail experience.
Day 9 - 12The Commodore Hotel - Cape Town (3-Nights)
Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists, excited to experience all that is The Mother City.
Resting at the foot of the Boland Mountains, the Cape Winelands is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape boasts incredible mountain scenery and numerous luxury wine farms laden with vineyards stretching across lush fertile valleys.
Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities including: exploring a collection of historic little hamlets and towns dotting the countryside, sampling a wide selection of world-class wine at a historic Cape Dutch farmstead as well as many other wine estates; and enjoying a network of hiking and biking trails traversing the picturesque landscape. While the wine is undoubtedly the highlight of the region, visitors can also enjoy a meal at some of the country’s best restaurants offering delicious food and wine pairings.
Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.
Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.
Day 12 - 14L'Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas - Franschhoek (2-Nights)
Situated in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands on the Franschhoek Wine and Olive Estate, the exclusive L'Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau and Villas offers sanctuary for the soul. With its breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, quaint cobbled streets, vibrant piazza and indigenous fynbos, you will experience a unique and unforgettable taste of the Franschhoek country lifestyle.
From US$7255 per person, sharing, not including international flights
- Accommodation, Rail Journey, Transfers, activities, meals and drinks as indicated in the itinerary.
- Flights; Johannesburg-Madikwe-Johannesburg
- All flights, except Madikwe flights as indicated.
- Any items or services not specifically indicated as being included.
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