On this holiday, you'll go on an unforgettable safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, tracking wild animals deep into the bush. You'll also drive the famous Garden Route and stay in a private forested reserve near the wide sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay. After that, you'll head to the pretty village of Franschhoek, staying at a real 'home from home' boutique guest house where nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Finally, you end in Cape Town where you can wake to the sound of gentle waves breaking in the background.
Kirkman's Kamp is situated in one of the world’s largest and most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sands Game Reserve adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. The game drive activities are led by qualified, passionate and knowledgeable guides and trackers. The leopard is the real star of the show here, with the area well known for some of the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats is often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives.
Hard as it will be to leave here, you can rest assured that the rest of your trip will still be superb. Just 18 km east of the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is Hog Hollow, set on the edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma mountains. Relax at the long blue pool, soak up the sun, take a sauna, or have a massage on the treatment deck. For the more energetic there are magnificent horse trails or a forest walk to various sanctuaries across the valley.
Your next stop is Akademie Street, a luxurious home from home in Franschhoek, the heart of the South African Wine Valley. 5 individually styled suites and 3 peacefully situated cottages provide a blissful base from which to explore the landscapes, vineyards and chef’s tables of South Africa’s Culinary Capital.
Finally, you finish your trip at the Radisson Blu in Cape Town. Overlooking a private marina and the ocean, the hotel provides tranquil views and proximity to Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. When not out sampling the delights of Cape Town, relax by the rim-flow pool with a cocktail and views of the Atlantic Ocean. The perfect end to a perfect holiday.
Arrive at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Clear Customs & Immigration at International Arrivals, collect your bags, then walk across to the Domestic Departures Terminal (about a 5-10 minute walk), where you will then check in for your onward flight across to the Kruger National Park.
South African Airways SA8861 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 10:00 to Skukuza Airport (SZK), arriving at 10:50
You will be met and transferred to Kirkmans Kamp.
Set out every morning and afternoon in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with fellow guests in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt.
10 Day Car Rental: Group F: Audi A3 or similar (on Super Cover)
Drive to the Garden Route (approx 240 km / 2 h 40 mins) to Hog Hollow, situated just 18 km east of the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay and set on the edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains.
Drive to Franschhoek (approx 465 km / 4 h 30 mins). Hospitality and comfort lie at the heart of the Akademie Street experience. This luxurious property with its fragrant landscaped gardens is designed to be a haven of sumptuous tranquility with attention to detail throughout. The discreet, personal service is warm and welcoming, attentive and unlimited.
Allow an hour to drive to Cape Town's vibrant V&A Waterfront. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit. It is no surprise therefore that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa. The 5* Radisson Blu is spectacularly situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking a private marina and adjacent to the world famous V&A Waterfront with its dazzling selection of over 69 restaurants, coffee shops and bars, 400 shops and 11 cinemas. It's as close to the water as you can be and whether you enjoy an icy cocktail on the terrace, relax at the rim flow pool or indulge in a spa treatment you are guaranteed a memorable experience during your stay here.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 14 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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