Experience South Africa’s incredible diversity on this luxury tour, taking you to Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Kalahari
A country of incredible diversity, South Africa’s beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities and epic wildlife offer something special for every traveler. This 12 day itinerary has been designed to showcase some of the country’s most sought-after destinations, taking you to the vibrant city of Cape Town, the scenic Cape Winelands and concludes with a unique private safari experience in the Kalahari. In true Ker & Downey® Africa style, you will stay in some of the country’s most exclusive hotels and lodges, visit the top sights on private guided tours, savor culinary delights of the Winelands, and experience day and night game drives, bush walks, horseback safaris and visit habituated meerkats. A highlight of your Kalahari safari will be a night under the stars at the luxurious Malori Star Bed, an outdoor deck kitted out with all the creature comforts you desire.
Your Cape Town, Winelands and Kalahari Safari starts on arrival at Cape Town International Airport where a Ker & Downey® Africa representative will welcome you, assist you through immigration and accompany you to 21 Nettleton. Located in one of the city’s most exclusive suburbs in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head, this luxury boutique hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and ensures absolute privacy. Your time at 21 Nettleton can be enjoyed lounging by the pool, unwinding with a personalised on-site spa treatment, and indulging in sunset canapes, fine-dining and picnics in the garden. Discover the Mother City’s breath-taking surroundings on a half-day private tour or venture further afield to the Cape Peninsula to experience Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach – home to one of the largest African penguin colonies in South Africa.
Located in one of Cape Town’s most sought-after neighborhoods, 21 Nettleton offers guests an exclusive stay with an uninterrupted view of Cape Town’s pristine beaches, Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain. The clifftop mansion boasts only 6 luxurious and spacious suites, each deck out with bespoke art and furnishings.
Your time at 21 Nettleton can be tailored to suit you. Enjoy time at leisure by the pool, unwind with a personalised on-site spa treatment and indulge in sunset canapes, fine-dining and picnics in the garden. Explore the city on a full-day guided tour to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
After a refreshing breakfast overlooking the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, your driver will meet you for your transfer to the Cape Winelands. Located along the scenic Helshoogte pass outside of Stellenbosch, Delaire Graff Estates offers luxury accommodation, each fitted with a private sundeck and heated plunge pool where you can admire the views of the vineyards and the valleys below. Spend the day at leisure or explore the working wine farm on an estate and cellar tour before enjoying a drink at the lodge bar before a world-class dinner at one of the two restaurants – the Delaire Graff restaurant offering bistro chic cuisine, or Indochine – a bespoke Asian inspired eatery. You can also visit the historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, known for their art, museums, shopping and award-winning wineries. End off your day in the Winelands with your favorite film in the private cinema.
After breakfast in the tranquil Cape Winelands, you will be accompanied to Cape Town International Airport for your light aircraft flight to Tswalu Kalahari. On touch down, your dedicated guide will meet you and transfer you to The Motse. With a private guide and tracker, your time at Tswalu Kalahari can be tailored exactly to your unique interests. There are an array of unique experiences available for you to enjoy, from day and night game drives and bush walks to horseback safaris and meerkat encounters. You Kalahari Safari will allow the opportunity to participate in conservation-management experiences during your stay alongside the researchers at the Tswalu Foundation. In the evening, you can enjoy the culinary delights at Klein Jan prepared by South Africa’s first Michelin Star Chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen followed by a world-class guided stargazing experience. A highlight of your time here will be a night under the stars at the luxurious Malori Star Bed, an outdoor deck kitted out with all the creature comforts you desire.
Located in Tswalu Kalahari, The Motse features just nine luxurious suites, each fitted with a private deck, star-bed and open fireplace. Guests who stay at The Motse can enjoy the lodge’s outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym and photographic studio, as well as wine cellar, National Geographic library and gallery.
The Motse offers a completely private experience to its guests leaving you to design your day according to your mood. Join the conservation-management activities with the Tswalu Foundation and enjoy private game drives and bush walks alongside your dedicated guide and tracker, meerkat encounters and horseback safaris.
Day 12 marks the final day of your Cape Town, Winelands and Kalahari Safari. Your guide will meet you after breakfast and transfer you to the reserve’s airstrip for your flight to Cape Town and onward journey home.
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