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Highlights

  • Exceptional accommodation
  • Five-star cuisine & service
  • Exclusive, private locations
  • Superb Big 5 game viewing
  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided safari walks

Overview

This 9-day journey combines the refined pleasures of Ellerman House in Africa's design and gourmet capital, Cape Town, with a sensational Big 5 safari experience at Singita Lebombo, one of the continent's finest safari lodges.

Ellerman House, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the Mother City’s most exclusive address, exudes elegant sophistication. Your home for four nights is centrally located and famous for world-class service from its charming staff, gorgeous views and a superb art collection. Cape Town is a world in one destination, from the famous vineyards of the Winelands to award-winning beaches, the natural wonder of Table Mountains to superb spas and, of course, the exceptional cuisine.

Leave the city's attractions for the legendary Kruger Park, and the sights and sounds of thrilling wildlife encounters. Singita sets the safari lodge benchmark for unrivalled comfort and elegance, and Singita Lebombo is a perfect example of this standard. Set in a private concession adjoining the Kruger Park, Lebombo combines the advantages of exclusivity with the superb game viewing that made the Kruger famous.

Perfect for a honeymoon, romantic holiday or special celebration vacation, the opulence of this journey ranks it as one of Africa's best. We recommend adding an Indian Ocean getaway to Azura or Vamizi Islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago for the perfect conclusion to an unforgettable vacation.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days

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Itinerary

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Ellerman House in Cape Town, South Africa | Go2Africa

Days 1 – 4: Welcome to Africa’s Mother City

Cape Town, Cape Town Coast, South Africa
Detailed breakdown

Days 1 – 4: Welcome to Africa’s Mother City | 4 Nights

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Cape Town, Cape Town Coast, South Africa

You are met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport and transferred to Ellerman House, set on the slopes of Lions Head in the exclusive city suburb of Bantry Bay. Arguably Cape Town's finest boutique hotel, this sprawling Edwardian-style manor overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and famous Robben Island, boasting panoramic sunset views.

Strolling from your suite to the central lounge is a stroll through Ellerman's remarkable art collection. Before setting out to explore all this city has to offer, rest and recharge at the in-house spa or soak up the sunshine and views at the pool.

Ellerman House's chef and sommelier are famous for the sensory symphony they produce for guests. Every meal is an indulgent encounter with world cuisine and carefully selected vintages. After sumptuous dinners, the whiskey lounge beckons for a nightcap, convivial conversation and the lulling sound of the ocean waves below.

Ellerman House is centrally positioned for easy access to Cape Town's many attractions - the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, award-winning beaches, and the cafe culture of the city's design district are all a few minutes’ drive away.

However you choose to spend your days in Cape Town, each evening it is customary to salute the setting sun with a cocktail. There are few more romantic moments than toasting the close of day on Ellerman's terrace with its spectacular views of ocean and sky lit up in a fiery palette with Table Mountain glowing pink behind you.

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Days 5 – 8: Sensational Singita & Big Five Safari | 4 Nights

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Kruger National Park, Kruger Private Concessions, South Africa

Today you return to Cape Town International Airport for a local flight to Johannesburg and a short charter flight to the Kruger National Park. A game drive introduces you to this legendary landscape and delivers you to the hospitality of Singita Lebombo, a multi-award-winning lodge widely considered the benchmark of safari luxury. Perched on a cliff face overlooking the N’wanetsi River, the lodge combines natural wood and stone with sophisticated architectural finishes in glass and steel.

Singita Lebombo is set in a substantial private concession within the Kruger National Park, which guarantees a private and intimate wilderness experience. Expert guides lead day and night game drives, interpreting the signs of the wild, and sharing their knowledge and insights generously. This is classic Big 5 country with the rare opportunity for you to encounter both black and white rhinos. These prehistoric beasts recall an epoch earlier than humanity's and are a sight to behold, especially since they are so tragically endangered.

The Kruger is also famous for its predators. Leopard, cheetah and wild dog are all present and large prides of lion thrive here, a testimony to the abundance of prey in the area. Encountering a pride in the late afternoon as they begin to stir and rouse themselves to hunt at dusk is a thrilling experience: they stretch languidly and yawn widely, cuff each other playfully and rub heads affectionately. At first, you may be lulled into thinking they seem very like domestic cats until you glimpse the hypnotic amber eyes and rippling muscles that testify to a lioness's extraordinary predatory power. Very few sounds equal the spine-tingling roar of a pride male when the King of the Jungle declares his territory, a majestic call that is echoed by his pride; it inspires great gratitude for the domestic comfort of the lodge's roaring fire.

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Day 9: Homeward bound

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After a final morning game drive and a delicious lunch, your charter flight wings you back to Johannesburg. Images of your journey come flooding back to mind: the alpine views of Cape Town's winelands, sunset from Ellerman House's terrace, and the thrill of searching for and finding the Big 5. You are among the select few who have experienced Africa from this sophisticated and refined perspective, and this is, perhaps, merely the first chapter in your African story.

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Inclusions

  • Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Return charter flight from Johannesburg to Singita
  • Return road transfer from Ellerman House to Cape Town Airport
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Exclusions

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

Rates

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Dates Price
2024-01-01 — 2024-01-31 $16,065
2024-02-01 — 2024-02-29 $15,950
2024-03-01 — 2024-04-30 $15,625
2024-05-01 — 2024-05-31 $15,430
2024-06-01 — 2024-06-30 $16,220
2024-07-01 — 2024-08-31 $16,270
2024-09-01 — 2024-09-30 $15,480
2024-10-01 — 2024-10-31 $16,555
2024-11-01 — 2024-11-30 $15,675
2024-12-01 — 2024-12-31 $15,685
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.
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