In a nutshell

Number of nights:

12

Lodges:

The Sir David (3 nights)
Cheetah Lodge (3 nights)
Xanatseni private Camp (3 nights)
Umlani Bushcamp (3 nights)

Price:

From R 52.500 / 3.000 £ per person

Includes local flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
Includes local flight from Cape Town to Kruger Area
Includes local flight from Kruger area to Johannesburg
Includes all transfers to and from the airports, and all inter-lodge transfers
Includes two safari activities per day at all safari lodges
Includes a rental vehicle for your stay in Cape Town and the Garden Route

International flights:


Not included
Count at least about 400 £ per person from UK
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Strong points



  • ◦   Lodges in Cape Town and Mossel Bay that have an unbeatable price/quality ratio, both with an awesome location
  • ◦   Go-at-your-own-pace visit of Cape Town area and the Garden Route, with own rental vehicle
  • ◦   Safari in private reserves with open borders to Kruger National Park
  • ◦   Off-roading, bush walks and night drives allowed
  • ◦   Qualitative wildlife encounters; maximum two vehicles per sighting meaning no "bush jams"
  • ◦   Very experienced guides and trackers
  • ◦   Qualitative and very comfortable lodges



















LODGES















The Sir David

The Sir David has been architecturally designed in a modern contemporary style and has been tastefully decorated. These 10 bedroomed masterpieces offer luxurious accommodation, coupled with unsurpassed hospitality, whilst not compromising on their guests’ comfort and privacy.

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The Lodge is located on Blouberg Strand. Much of this location’s attraction lies in its white sandy beaches from which the view of Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town is spectacular. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, can also be seen from the beach at Blouberg Strand.

The main beach in Blouberg Strand is called Big Bay. It is a paradise for surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers alike. Several national and international competitions are held here every year. Small Bay is a delightful family beach and suitable for sunbathers. The Sir David offers all in-house guests the complimentary use of funky Dahon fold-up bicycles.


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Cheetah Lodge

Cheetah Lodge is a luxury African-style, family-run guesthouse and B&B just outside Mossel Bay, is surrounded by fynbos, and has great views of the wonderful Outeniqua Mountains. It is only five minutes by car from idyllic white-sand beaches, but it’s location away from busy centres ensures you have a quiet and peaceful stay and still have all the benefits of the town area. Neighbouring a game farm, guests can experience quad bike safaris and game drives. They also arrange spectacular golf tours in the Garden Route, covering 9 of the top golf courses in South Africa.


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This lodge is a haven of serenity with a choice of five elegant African Style rooms, all located in the original farm house with a stunning garden. Each room is tastefully furnished with exquisite colonial furniture and all rooms overlook the mountains, the swimming pool or our manicured gardens. The Honeymoon suite, The Cheetah Room, is romantic, private and African. Enjoy a glass of bubbly in a romantic setting. Cheetah Lodge also has a solar Heated Swimming Pool.


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Xanatseni Private Camp

Xanatseni Private Camp is a thatched, full board camp which provides absolute comfort while retaining the charm and ambiance of a bygone safari era. It has 5 main bedrooms, a boma area with camp fire, perfect for enjoying sundowners or evening drinks around the fire. The Camp is located within the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (KPNR) which is one of the largest privately owned nature reserves in South Africa. The KPNR is part of the greater Kruger National Park.


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Xanatseni has a team of staff living on the premises that will cater for your every need. The camp boasts comfortable, contemporary interior décor throughout. The lookout tower at the entrance offers panoramic views of the bush and overlooks the local watering hole (for those who missed out on the game drives). The camp also features a large swimming pool with a view of the surrounding bush, a fully equipped gym and it has Wi-Fi in main guest areas.

Game viewing at Xanatseni is conducted in an open vehicle and provides guests with the opportunities of seeing a myriad of wild animals including, but not limited to, the big 5 and a vast number of bird species. Head guide Ross is relentless in his search for the most perfect animal sighting, and has been working in Klaserie reserve for about ten years.


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Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani Bushcamp in Timbavati reserve is a beautifully designed eco lodge that is off the grid and beaten tourist track, offering intimate and thrilling wildlife encounters, award-winning meals and a chance to reconnect with nature in one of Africa's world-renowned, unspoilt wilderness reserves. The lodge accommodates guests in traditional African reed and thatch huts as well as Eco Rondavels, which all blend naturally with the environment and provide pure comfort.


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The camp is renowned for our outstanding rangers and trackers, who will not only find you the game, but will also introduce you to the wealth of flora, fauna, bird life and cultural heritage of the region. You will be taken out on two game drives per day, in open top 4 wheel drive vehicles. The morning game drive will leave at dawn and the night drive will leave in the late afternoon. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk. Umlani has a huge traversing area on Timbavati reserve; there seems to be no limit to the farms they can drive on. At their price and which such huge traverse, Umlani is a steal.


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SAFARI
ITINERARY
IN DETAIL















Day 1

Afternoon or evening; international flight to South Africa.

Day 2

Morning; arrival in Johannesburg
Noon: flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town and pick up of your rental vehicle
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at The Sir David Boutique Hotel

Day 3

Morning: breakfast at The Sir David Boutique Hotel
Full day: explore the Cape region. Suggestions; Table Mountain, Robben Island (Mandela's prison) and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at The Sir David Boutique Hotel

Day 4

Morning: breakfast at The Sir David Boutique Hotel
Full day: explore the Cape region. Suggestions; Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, thepenguins at Boulders Beach and the Cape Point nature reserve
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at The Sir David Boutique Hotel

Day 5

Morning: breakfast at The Sir David Boutique Hotel
Full day: start exploring the Garden Route. Suggestion; take a leisurely drive along the coast via Pringle Bay an Betty's Bay. Then drive back to the N2 and pay a visit to Swellendam. Late afternoon, drive on to Mossel Bay.
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at Cheetah Lodge

Day 6

Morning: breakfast at Cheetah Lodge
Full day: explore the Garden Route. Suggestion; drive to Oudtshoorn, visit the town and an ostrich farm. In the afternoon, drive back to Mossel Bay and visit the Diaz museum.
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at Cheetah Lodge

Day 7

Morning: breakfast at Cheetah Lodge
Full day: explore the Garden Route further east. Suggestion; a day trip to Knysna. Do a boat trip there.
Evening: dinner at any restaurant of your choice
Overnight at Cheetah Lodge

Day 8

Morning: breakfast at Cheetah Lodge
Morning: drive back to Cape Town, hand in your car, and fly to Hoedspruit
Early afternoon: pick up at the airport by your safari lodge. Light lunch in camp
Afternoon: game drive on Klaserie Reserve
Evening: night drive in Klaserie Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Xanatseni Private Camp

Day 9

Morning: game drive on Klaserie Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon: relax in camp and have a light lunch
Afternoon: game drive on Klaserie Reserve
Evening: night drive in Klaserie Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Xanatseni Private Camp

Day 10

Morning: game drive on Klaserie Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon: relax in camp and have a light lunch
Afternoon: game drive on Klaserie Reserve
Evening: night drive in Klaserie Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Xanatseni Private Camp

Day 11

Morning: game drive on Klaserie Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon: transfer to Umlani Bushamp, relax in camp and have a light lunch
Afternoon: game drive in Timbavati Reserve
Evening: night drive in Timbavati Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Umlani Bushamp

Day 12

Morning: game drive on Timbavati Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon: relax in camp and have a light lunch
Afternoon: game drive in Timbavati Reserve
Evening: night drive in Timbavati Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Umlani Bushcamp

Day 13

Morning: game drive on Timbavati Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon: relax in camp and have a light lunch
Afternoon: game drive in Timbavati Reserve
Evening: night drive in Timbavati Reserve, followed by dinner
Overnight at Umlani Bushcamp

Day 14

Morning: game drive on Timbavati Reserve followed by breakfast
Noon; transfer to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and flight to Johannesburg
Evening; international flight to UK

Day 15

Morning/noon: arrival in UK






Included / not included

Included

  • ◦   Local flight Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • ◦   Local flight Cape Town to Hoedspruit
  • ◦   Local flight Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
  • ◦   All accommodation as summarized above
  • ◦   All activities as summarized above
  • ◦   Breakfast at your lodges in Cape Town and Mossel Bay
  • ◦   All meals in the safari lodges
  • ◦   Game drives accompanied by experienced wildlife guides and trackers
  • ◦   Rental car class O – type Toyota Avanza or similar


Not included

  • ◦   International flights
  • ◦   Travel insurance
  • ◦   Personal expenditure
  • ◦   Medical expenditure (vaccinations, malaria tablets)
  • ◦   Tips & gratuities
  • ◦   All drinks (but prices are rather low. For example; a soft drink is about 1,5£)
  • ◦   Conservation levies. Private reserves ask for a small contribution per person and per vehicle, either payable at the gate or added to your bill at the end of your stay at every lodge. These are small amounts of 15 to 20£.



Additional info

There is a single supplement for any person traveling alone.

This is just a sample itinerary, which can be adapted to your wishes. For example;

  • ◦   Extra nights in the same or additional lodges
  • ◦   Swap out safari lodges for other safari lodges
  • ◦   Add an extention to the Panorama Route
  • ◦   Add an extention to Cape Town
  • ◦   Add an extention to the Garden Route
  • ◦   Extentions can be added anywhere in the itinerary

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