South Africa 4

Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Balule Private Game Reserve, Cape Town and Franschhoek



Day 1 - 2

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace (1-Night)

Relax after your long flight. 

Day 2 - 5

Rhino 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 5 - 8

Pondoro Game Lodge - Balule Private Game Reserve (3-Nights)

Pondoro Game Lodge is set on the banks of the Olifants River in the exclusive 40 000 hectare Balule Private Nature Reserve inside the Greater Kruger National Park. In this small very exclusive 16-bed lodge you will discover the true way to experience the African Bush.

Pondoro has 3 architecturally designed standard chalets overlooking the Olifants River. Each chalet has been beautifully decorated with an African theme. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a wooden deck.

At Pondoro you are invited to indulge in the ultimate luxury when selecting anyone of our 5 luxury suites during your stay. All our suites are air-conditioned and architecturally designed offering modern comforts in an ancient setting. Each suite is provided with a private wooden deck with a natural looking Jacuzzi, lounge area and an outside shower for those who are adventurous at heart.

Our spa offers an escape to a place of sophistication and indulgence, where one is surrounded by elegant décor and cascading waterfalls, in an environment with a breathtaking ambiance. Revitalize your mind, body and soul with classic spa treatments where an exclusive personal approach is taken incorporating innovative and authentic spa and face treatments which range from a glass covered steam room, a spa bath under the wide African sky to a massage in the privacy of your room.

Balule Private Game Reserve

Situated in the Limpopo Province and forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, the Balule Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant free-roaming wildlife, fascinating birdlife and is home to the renowned Big Five, which includes lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard.

While the big game is the undoubtable highlight of the reserve, visitors can also look forward to spotting an array of other African wildlife such as a variety of buck, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and over 250 bird species living amongst the savannah, riverine forest and wooded mountains.

Other popular activities include: boating down the Olifants River on an exciting water safari, visiting a cultural village, or horse riding, white water rafting and hot air ballooning through this spectacular landscape.

Day 8 - 11

The 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.

Cape Winelands

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

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.

Table Mountain

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 11 - 13

L'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$5784 per person, sharing, not including international flights


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