Experience the new age of luxury travel on a private jet trip to South Africa and the Seychelles on this exciting 10-day city, bush and beach adventure.
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Ker & Downey® Africa invites you to experience the new age of luxury travel, with a purpose. This 10 day South Africa and Seychelles trip by private jet has been crafted for the sophisticated traveler that values making a difference and connecting with local communities. First up is Cape Town, a city brimming with natural wonders, diverse cultures and engaging historical sites. Discover the city on a private guided tour and stay in the iconic Silo Hotel which sits above the world’s largest contemporary African art museum – the ZEITZ MOCCA. Next up, you will board your private jet to Singita Sweni Lodge. Located in a private concession in the Kruger National Park, spend your days on big game safaris, as well as visiting the lodge’s flagship community partnership programme, the Singita Community Culinary School. While cooking up traditional dishes alongside the students and chefs you will actively be a part of the programme’s expansion, making an invaluable difference to the local community. Your last stop takes you from South Africa to an idyllic private island in the Seychelles via private jet. Spend your days on Desroches Island discovering the islands coral reefs, practicing yoga on the beach and learning about the islands giant Aldabra tortoise conservation programme.
Your 10 South Africa and Seychelles private jet LuxVenture® starts in the vibrant city of Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International, a Ker & Downey® Africa representative will be ready to transfer you to The Silo Hotel, a mere 20 minute drive away. The Silo Hotel is an eclectic combination of art and design, towering above the world’s largest contemporary African art museum, the Zeitz MOCAA. An architectural wonder, the reimagined grain silo features 28 rooms that overlook the working harbour and boast spectacular views of Table Mountain. After a seamless check-in you will have time at leisure to unpack and soak up the pleasures of this luxury hotel. Unwind with a range of signature treatments at the hotel spa, take a dip in the rooftop swimming pool or browse the unique pieces on show at the exclusive hotel art gallery. In the afternoon, make your way to the Granary Café for high tea before a sunset drink at the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Wake up and make your way to The Granary Café for a filling breakfast overlooking the harbour. Your time in Cape Town can be spent exploring the city. Gain an insider’s perspective of life in Cape Town on an expertly guided tour of the city. Starting with a coastal drive along the Camp’s Bay strip, the tour takes you to the epic viewpoint of Signal Hill, up Table Mountain and through the bustling Company’s Garden. Venture further afield for a leisurely day in the winelands or take a scenic tour of Cape Point Peninsula. After an adventurous day exploring the city, return to the Silo District and marvel at the artwork on display at the Zeitz MOCAA before time at leisure at the hotel. Dinner can be enjoyed at the hotel or your Adventurists can arrange an exclusive dining experience at one of Cape Town’s many award-winning restaurants.
No trip to South Africa is complete without a luxury safari experience. Enjoy a final hearty breakfast overlooking the harbour before check-out. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to Cape Town International Airport for your private jet transfer to Satara Airstrip in the Kruger National Park. Touch down and be welcomed by the Singita team who will accompany you to Singita Sweni Lodge. Located on the banks of the Sweni River, the lodge boasts utmost privacy with only 7 suites on the premises. After check-in, you will have time to unpack. Your suite features a secluded outdoor shower, private game-viewing deck and an outdoor day bed where you can choose to spend a night under the stars or watch wildlife drink from the river. The late afternoon calls for your first game drive. For photographers, the lodge offers camera kits as well as a Photographic Library to review those epic wildlife shots. Join your expert guide and tracker in a state-of-the-art Land Rover and traverse the private concession in search of lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo and elephant. Your guide will stop at a viewpoint for a sunset drink before a spot-lit evening return to the lodge. Your evening concludes with a world-class dining experience paired with a selection of premium wines.
You will receive a wake-up call from your dedicated guide for your early morning game drive through the private concession in the Kruger National Park. All game drives are optional, giving you the choice to sleep in if you please or continue your search for South Africa’s legendary wildlife. Before setting off on your morning game drive, you will be treated to a light breakfast snack and a warm drink of choice. Remember to dress warmly as early mornings on the reserve can be cold. Set out on your game drive alongside your guide and tracker who will stop for another coffee break out on the reserve before heading back to the lodge for breakfast. If you’re feeling active, pull on your walking shoes and join your guide and tracker on a walking safari or enjoy some downtime at the lodge at soaking up the sun at the swimming pool or indulging in a relaxing spa treatment.In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit the Singita Community Culinary School and learn about the project while cooking traditional dishes alongside the students.
Note – Ker & Downey® Africa will donate 1% of the booking value to the Singita Community Culinary School on your behalf.
Day 7 marks the last day of your South African safari. Wake up to a hearty breakfast at Singita Sweni Lodge before check-out. Your guide will transfer you to the Satara Airstrip for your private jet flight to the Seychelles. Your journey takes you to the remote Desroches Island. Located 200km from Mahé, the coral island is a true castaway experience, boasting crystal-clear water and palm fringed beaches. The Four Seasons Desroches is the only resort on the island with rustic suites, bungalows and villas dotting the idyllic coastline. All accommodation offerings feature a private pool, lush gardens and direct beach access – your own private island paradise. Once you’ve settled in, unwind after your travels at the spa, enjoy a game of tennis, take a dip in the beachfront pool or explore the island’s coastline on a kayak or stand up paddle board. As the day draws to a close, make your way to the hotel beach bar and watch the sun dip below the horizon before dinner at one of the island’s dining venues.
Your next 2 days on Desroches Island can be designed according to your mood. Get up and enjoy a morning yoga session on the yoga pavilion or explore the island by bicycle before breakfast. Join the Blue Safari team on a scuba diving expedition around the island or grab a mask and snorkel right off the shore. In the afternoon, join a member of the Island Conservation Society on a nature walk and visit the protected 150 giant Aldabra Tortoises at the island’s Tortoise Sanctuary. Return to the resort for dinner before an outdoor film screening under the stars.
Day 10 marks your final day in the Seychelles. After breakfast, you will board your private jet to Johannesburg for your onward journey home. The pricing excludes the private jet hire which is quoted for separately due to fuel surcharges.
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