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8-Day Grand South Africa Luxury Safari

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Day 1 : Arrive Johannesburg and overnight Saxon Boutique Hotel

Visiting: Johannesburg

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a member of our team, who will assist you through passport control and baggage claim, and will drive you to The Saxon Boutique Hotel. Spend one night at the Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa in a luxury room with ensuite bathroom.

  • Meals:
  • Luxury Lodging: Peech Hotel
  • Elite Lodging: Saxon Boutique Hotel

Day 2 : Fly to Sabi Sands, afternoon safari activities, overnight Leadwood Lodge

Visiting: Sabi Sands

Today you will be driven back to OR Tambo International Airport and helped onto a light aircraft flight to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. Experience two nights at &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp.

&Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary and one of the biggest nature reserves in the world (encompassing two million hectares, or almost five million acres, of wilderness). A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness – elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, buffalo and white rhino. Meaning “lion” in Shangaan, Ngala lives up to its name, supporting several prides of these powerful cats. Cheetah and African wild dog also regularly move through the reserve. &Beyond Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) of game-rich wilderness. In one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements, an annual lease, traversing fee and percentage of Ngala’s profits are paid to the National Parks Trust to further conservation projects throughout South Africa.

Your stay includes accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, scheduled safari activities, nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability) as well as transfers to and from the airstrip.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Tanda Tula Safari Camp
  • Elite Lodging: &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

Day 3 : Full day safari activities in Sabi Sands, overnight Leadwood Lodge

Visiting: Sabi Sands

Today you can schedule your safari activities with your safari guide.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: Tanda Tula Safari Camp
  • Elite Lodging: &Beyond Ngala Tented Camp

Day 4 : Fly to Phinda, afternoon safari activities, overnight Phinda Homestead or Zuka Lodge

Visiting: Phinda

Today another light aircraft flight will take you to the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, the reserve enjoys a lush green environment that contains seven distinct ecosystems and is often referred to as ‘Seven Worlds of Wonder.’ This fascinating variety of landscape and vegetation shelters an abundance of wildlife, including not only the Big Five but many rarer and less easily spotted species, such as the elusive cheetah or the scarce black rhino. With only a handful of lodges sharing an area of 23 000 hectares, and expert rangers and trackers in search of prime wildlife sightings, guests are assured an exclusive game viewing experience. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay on the coast is easily accessible, with scuba diving, fishing and even turtle watching only some of the adventures available from Phinda.

Overnight in your choice of luxury or elite accommodations.

Adventures include twice-daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, nature walks, excellent bird watching, riverboat cruises and canoeing along the Mzinene River. Optional Phinda Adventures, available at an additional cost, include Maputaland beach adventures, night turtle drives, scuba safaris, black rhino tracking on foot, visits to an endangered wild cats project and swimming with whale sharks. Specialist Safaris at Phinda (also at an additional cost) are birding, photographic, rhino capture and research, tracking, luxury walking, family and private safaris.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: &Beyond Phinda Mountain or &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Day 5 : Full day safari activities in Phinda, overnight Phinda Homestead or Zuka Lodge

Visiting: Phinda

Today you can schedule your safari activities with your safari guide.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Luxury Lodging: &Beyond Phinda Mountain or &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: &Beyond Phinda Vlei Lodge

Day 6 : Fly to Cape Town, overnight Ellerman House

Visiting: Cape Town

After a delicious breakfast you will be flown by light aircraft to King Shaka International Airport. On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will board a scheduled domestic SA Airlink flight to Cape Town.

A member of out team will be waiting at Cape Town International Airport and will drive you to Ellerman House. Relax for two nights in a five bedroom Ellerman Villa.

Your stay includes accommodation, return transfers from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town locations, private transfers within 15km radius from the hotel, subject to availability, fully inclusive breakfast, laundry, all beverages inclusive of spirits and beer, fully stocked in-room bar with luxury brands, guest pantry (24 hours) with wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options, sunset cocktails, wireless internet access and 24-hour monitored security.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Taj Cape Town
  • Elite Lodging: Ellerman House

Day 7 : Free Day in Cape Town, overnight Ellerman House

Visiting: Cape Town

Today you have free to explore Cape Town.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Taj Cape Town
  • Elite Lodging: Ellerman House

Day 8 : Transfer to Cape Town Airport, depart

Visiting: Cape Town

After a delicious breakfast you will be driven back to Cape Town International Airport, where your adventure with us will end.

  • Meals: B

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