Spectacular South Africa

12 Days
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12 Days

Travel Style: Beach & Safari, Food & Wine, Romance & Honeymoon

Destinations:  South Africa

“If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” – Nelson Mandela

This 11-night South African tour is nothing less than spectacular. South Africa is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world showcasing exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture – offering the traveller a unique and inspiring experience.

You’ll spend the first three nights at the opulent Ellerman House in Cape Town.  This exquisite lodge sits perched on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay residential area in Cape Town. During our Cape Peninsula tour, we will visit Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Cape Point (the most South-Westerly tip of the African Continent), Boulders (an African Penguin Colony in False Bay) and the largest Bay in Southern Africa, among other highlights.

Following your exclusive Cape Town experience, you will venture into Franschhoek – the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid vineyards yield world-class, award-winning wines and our top chefs create locally-inspired cuisine to international standards. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. Guests will lodge at the ravishing La Residence in the heart of this beautiful town and embark on an unforgettable Winelands tour during the stay.

Next, you will fly to the sunshine city of South Africa, Durban, where you will stay at the glorious The Oyster Box Hotel. This hotel is not just synonymous with five-star elegance, boasting a hushed appeal and located on the edge of the warm Indian Ocean, but it has become the talk of the town, making a name for itself as an exceptional South African hospitality experience. Exquisite location, extraordinary accommodation and luxurious amenities make the Oyster Box Hotel an opportunity to enter another world where you decide how much or how little you want to do. On this leg of your tour, their world is quite literally your oyster.

“Africa is my soul, a place that makes my heart grow young,” this is how Nalah Africa founder Lelanie Cajiao feels about the award-winning Singita Boulders where our guests will spend the last few nights of this incredible tour. Singita Boulders is one of the finest and most intelligently designed lodges on the continent, set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve. Unrivalled stargazing, breath-taking photography opportunities, exciting game drives with a very experienced ranger, guided safari walks, indulgent spa treatments, skilful archery or adrenalin-spiking mountain biking will keep you occupied at this exclusive jewel of a lodge.

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Day 1 – 4: Ellerman House, Cape Town

 

You will be met at Cape Town International Airport and transferred to the exclusive Ellerman House.  This is where you will spend the first three nights of your exciting tour, feasting our eyes on the best of the best Cape Town has to offer.

Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for discerning luxury travellers wanting complete exclusivity in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, the small, privately owned hotel offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. There are 13 individually decorated rooms and suites complemented by two ultra-modern villas.

The natural splendour of the hotel’s unique location is matched by generous-hearted South African hospitality, exceptional cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavours, and a vast collection of local vintage wines. A resident sommelier offers private tastings and wine pairings to complement a daily menu of modern classics. Guest privacy is a top priority in this exclusive environment, and the hospitality team prides itself on individualising every aspect of the experience and tailor-making excursions.

A highlight of Ellerman House is the owner’s extensive South African art collection spanning original works from the turn of the last century to current contemporary art, a separate collection of which is displayed in the Ellerman House Contemporary Art Gallery.

From the very best of local design and art to cuisine, wine and hospitality, Ellerman House strives to offer a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.

The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. Cape Town is set in one of the most scenic locations in the world. With majestic Table Mountain as its backdrop, Cape Town’s natural diverse beauty, vibrant cultural life, its weather, great outdoor lifestyle and beautiful beaches make it one of the top international destinations in the world. The city attracts adventure seekers, nature lovers, the romantics and offers fun activities for the whole family.

Spend four days discovering beautiful Cape Town and the Cape region as well as two scheduled full-day tours of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands. A fascinating township and Robben island tour can be arranged at guest’s requests.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 4 – 6: La Residence, Franschhoek

 

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to the luxurious La Residence, your home for the next two nights. 

La Residence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley on a 30-acre estate filled with vines, fruit trees, flowers and herbs. It is a romantic and indulgent paradise whose magnificent interior is filled with rich fabrics, wonderful artwork and antique furniture.

Eleven individually-decorated suites enjoy vibrant colour schemes and spectacular views. Palatial en-suite bathrooms ooze glamour.

On hot days, the shimmering infinity pool beckons. Sip drinks under a shady umbrella, or relax with treatments in the Spa. The air-conditioned Gym caters for the more energetic!

Five minutes’ drive from the charming curio shops and galleries of Franschhoek village, the hotel provides complimentary transfers, so guests can explore at their leisure. There are excellent village restaurants to try as well as a range of activities from horse-riding to chocolate-tasting.

Guests dine either in their suites or the central Terrace Room, beside a fire or the stunning double rim-flow pool. An open kitchen allows full interaction with the chef; the Sitting Room is cosy with bar and wide-screen television.

You will commence on an unforgettable winelands day tour during your stay at La Residence.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6 – 9: The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga, Kwazulu Natal

 

Today you will board a flight to King Shaka airport in Durban, from where you will be privately transferred to the world famous Oyster Box Hotel for the next three nights.

Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Offering charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Facilities include a magnificent Spa, two swimming pools, luscious gardens and a 24-seater movie theatre

Dining at The Oyster Box is an extraordinary experience.

Sublime cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients will tempt and delight – of course incredible oysters are on the menu – even for breakfast accompanied by Champagne should you wish! Numerous restaurants and bars offer something for everyone, with fresh seafood, incredible steaks and a famous curry feast. Their delicious and indulgent High Tea is also a firm favourite with plenty of treats to tempt you. Dine together overlooking magnificent views, dine privately with a group of friends or dine at the Chef’s table and watch the magic happen first hand – there’s so much choice.

The Oyster Box, one of the best and most cherished hotels in the world, is right on the shores of Umhlanga’s beachfront and The Spa is secluded in luscious tropical gardens filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers.

The Oyster Box are dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and spa journeys, personalised for each of their guests by exceptionally skilled therapists. Their commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom and modern expertise.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9 – 12: Singita Boulders, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

 

After a succulent breakfast at The Oyster Box Hotel, you will fly to the impeccable Singita Boulders situated in the world famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. It is at this, architecturally phenomenal lodge, that you will spend your next three nights.

Singita Boulders Lodge is set along the banks of the Sand River in Singita’s privately owned reserve within the Sabi Sand Reserve.

The lodge is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this incredibly vast area. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Boulders Lodge is an inviting oasis where organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the raw African beauty outside.

Singita Boulders Lodge is perfectly at home in its pristine setting and whether through walls of glass or open-air areas, the surrounding landscape and animals can be seen and enjoyed from every angle, making for a truly immersive safari experience.

Meals:  Full Board

 

Day 12: Homeward Bound

 

All good things must come to an end, but not without unforgettable memories made for a lifetime to remember. After a succulent breakfast you will board a shared chartered flight back to Johannesburg, from where you will start your journey back home and start planning your next African Safari!

 

** Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. All our tours are formed from scratch for each individual client, destinations and accommodation are coordinated not only to your personal tastes and requirements but also to your budget.  Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.

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