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This 8-day tour takes place in Cape Town and the legendary Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, and offers a superb combination of urban sophistication and iconic wilderness.

Perfect for honeymooners, this romantic itinerary begins in Africa’s gourmet capital, Cape Town, with exploring the picturesque winelands and natural attractions like Cape Point. Ride the cable car up Table Mountain, picnic in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or laze on one of the city’s Blue Flag beaches - however your days unfold, home is the stylish haven of the Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, centrally located at the foot of Table Mountain.

After four nights in Cape Town, an air transfer whisks you off to the legendary Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. The Sabi rightly lays claim to some of Africa’s best game viewing -  you may see rare predators like wild dog and cheetah here, along regular sightings of the Big 5 and excellent bird watching. Lion Sands River Lodge is luxuriously comfortable with fine dining, a superb wine list and an indulgent spa to complete your vacation wishlist.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stylish, central boutique hotel in Cape Town
  • Self-drive Table Mountain, winelands & beaches
  • Fly-in Sabi Sands Game Reserve (adjoins Kruger)
  • Superb day & night Big 5 game viewing
  • Luxurious Lion Sands River Lodge spa & fine dining
  • Highly recommended for honeymooners

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-4

The heart and soul of Cape Town

You will be met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport and driven by private transfer to check in at Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, which is centrally located in the fashionable neighbourhood of Tamboerskloof at the foot of Table Mountain.

Cape Town is a walking city and Cape Cadogan makes an ideal base for strolling to the bustling cafes and art galleries of Kloof Street and the attractions of the Company Gardens. A short cab drive delivers you to the white sand beaches of Clifton and Bakoven, and the palm-fringed boulevard of Camps Bay with its chic sundowner spots. The Table Mountain cable car station is nearby as is the shopping and dining mecca of the V&A Waterfront.

Two full-day tours are included in your itinerary. The first takes you to the rugged beauty of Cape Point, the unofficial meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic ocean currents. Your second day tour is to the picturesque Cape Winelands to sample the finest wines from the region’s oldest cellars and indulge in a gourmet lunch surround by lush vineyards and craggy mountains.  

The Cape Cadogan is your stylish retreat between expeditions - unwind in the plush lounge or soak up the sun beside a sparkling swimming pool with Table Mountain forming the backdrop.

Days 5-7

Big 5 game viewing at Sabi Sand

After breakfast, return to the airport for your journey to Skukuza Airstrip in the Kruger National Park. A game drive delivers you to Lion Sands River Lodge in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. This reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park; together protecting 2.7 million hectares of teeming wilderness and one of Africa’s most biodiverse wildlife populations. Your home for the next three nights is wildly beautiful and utterly tranquil: your private deck overlooks the Sabie River offering excellent game viewing from the comfort of your spacious suite.

Lion Sands is the legacy of three generations of  family custodians, whose hospitality is as legendary as the wilderness they call home. Their personal touch is evident where, from warm, personal service to the handpicked wine list and feast-worthy dining. Each day brings you encounters with the wilderness in the care of exceptional guides on games drives and  nature walks. This is Africa as is has always been, where the water is fresh, the sky endless and the savannah bursting with life. Leopards are a main attraction here – in fact, the Sabi boasts an unrivalled record for the regularity and quality of sightings. Between your adventures in the reserve, there are lazy hours by the pool, soaking up the sunshine and views and pampering treatments at the lodge’s spa. 

Day 8

Farewell to Africa

After breakfast, you return to Skukuza Airport  to begin your journey home. You have made memories for a lifetime: stood on top of Table Mountain, tasted the Cape's award-winning vintages, and witnessed the dramatic southern tip of the continent at Cape Point. You have seen a leopard on the hunt, and toasted an African sunset on the banks of the Sabie River. You have dined beneath a star-filled sky and heard the cry of the fish eagle in the heat of the day.

You take Africa's sights and sounds home with you as you fly out of OR Tambo International Airport, leaving a piece of your heart forever behind.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at Cape Cadogan on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Return road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Cadogan
  • Flight from Cape Town International Airport to Skukuza Airport
  • Return road transfers from Skukuza Airport to Lions Sands River Lodge
  • 3 nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
  • Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
  • Flight from Skukuza Airport to OR Tambo International Airport

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 11 Jul 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $2685
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $2750
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $2750

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

"This package combines 2 of South Africa's top destinations making it the ideal trip for first time visitors to the country. Four nights to explore Cape Town and surrounds followed by the thrill of a big 5 safari in one of the countries most game-rich areas."

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