Go from Table Mountain - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature - to iSimangaliso Wetland Park - South Africa’s first World Heritage Site – with a stop in Big 5 Timbavati Game Reserve in this exciting 14-day holiday in South Africa
Begin this family adventure in Africa’s most cosmopolitan city of Cape Town where your sleek stayover – the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – occupies one of the most enviable positions on the Atlantic coastline. Enjoy fine dining and impeccable service while the Mother City’s finest attractions await.
Your journey then takes you to Delaire Graff Wine Estate in the heart of the Winelands where art, hospitality and fine wine come together. The estate’s magnificently landscaped gardens showcase sculptures and other artworks from an extensive private collection. Enjoy a vineyard walk or tasting hosted by the winemaker for a unique introduction to the estate.
Then fly out of Cape Town to Johannesburg to overnight at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, an eclectically classic hotel in the very upscale neighbourhood of Sandton.
Your next port of call is Ngala Tented Camp in Timbavati Game Reserve, which borders the Kruger National Park. This superb lodge offers front-row seats to a never-to-be-forgotten African wilderness experience. Twice-daily game drives in open-topped 4x4 vehicles are guided by expert Shangaan trackers who share a wealth of indigenous knowledge about the Big 5 reserve and its 4-legged inhabitants, which include a thriving leopard population and the famed ‘white lions of Timbavati’.
Your next destination is Phinda Private Game Reserve, which neighbours the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in the kwaZulu-Natal province. The area’s coastal rainfall pattern means the reserve enjoys a lush environment and a diversity of habitats that are home to an abundance of wildlife. Adding to Phinda’s wildlife charms, the marine diversity of nearby Sodwana Bay is easily accessible for excellent scuba diving and turtle watching.