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Cape Town and Madikwe Safari

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Cape Town and Madikwe Safari

Summary Of The Route and Costs

Combine a stay at a 5* luxury hotel in arguably one of the best positions on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town with a tree-house safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa's largest game reserves and home to 66 large mammal species including the Big 5 and over 300 resident and migrant bird species.

The Silo Hotel is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. Above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), The Silo Hotel showcases the very best of Cape Town’s art, cuisine and culture, transforming Cape Town’s skyline and inspiring a new standard in luxury travel.

You will then fly to Johannesburg, where you are met from your flight and transferred to the exclusive departure lounge for FedAir, who will be flying you across to Madikwe. The lounge serves a selection of complimentary hot beverages and cold soft drinks, as well as sandwiches, fruit and other snacks while you are waiting to board your light aircraft.

Upon landing at Madikwe's airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Jaci's Tree Lodge, where you will stay for 3 nights in a luxury tree house that seem to float high above the ground. This malaria-free reserve is home to not only the Big 5, but a whole host of incredible wildlife, including African wild dogs. Covering some 75,000 hectares, Madikwe is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Cape Town and Madikwe Safari

Countries Visited: South Africa


Day 1

Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and transferred to The Silo.

The Silo is an extraordinary 5* hotel in Cape Town's V&A Waterfront and sets a new standard for luxury Cape Town accommodation. It is truly a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. Each room has been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden, and colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. Each room also has a private balcony and a unique collection of contemporary African art.


Day 3

Today is the day for something a little different! Relax in the sidecar of a classic 750cc motorcycle and take in the spectacular scenic beauty of the False Bay coastline, whilst travelling through picturesque seaside villages. Whale spotting during calving season (July to November) is a highlight and dolphins may be seen year-round. You will also visit the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, located between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region., and watch the endangered African Penguin Colony at Stony Point, before sitting down for lunch at a small, yet vibrant restaurant. Return to Cape Town via a visit to either a local craft brewery offering a wide range of exceptional beers or a wine estate, steeped in tradition and recognized for producing world-class wines.


Day 5

After breakfast, you will be collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your morning flight to Johannesburg.

British Airways BA6406 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 09:00 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 11:00

Once you have collected your luggage, you need to make your way into the Arrivals Hall, where you will be met by a representative from FedAir. You will then be transferred to the private FedAir departure lounge, where you can relax before boarding your flight across to the Madikwe Game Reserve. Please note that there is a baggage restriction of 20 kg per person, and you have to have a 'soft' bag (for easy storage in the plane).

FedAir (Light Aircraft): Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) departing at 13:00 to Madikwe Airstrip, arriving at 14:00

You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Jaci's Tree Lodge. Experienced game rangers will be on hand to take you on morning and afternoon game drives and guided walking safaris. Tackling the African bush in custom-built 4x4 game drive vehicles offer guests the thrill of getting close to game and tracking over vast distances. Each guest is assured the personal care and attention of your ranger who will introduce you to the intricate and wonderful features of the reserve.

Madikwe Game Reserve

3 nights at Jaci's Tree Lodge


Day 8

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you need to depart for the drive back to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (about 5 hours), arriving in time to check in for your flight home.

 
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Example Cost

Holiday Title: Cape Town and Madikwe Safari

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

*Excludes international flights from your home country - please ask us if you would like us to include these for you.

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