For a traditional yet luxurious safari holiday, look no further. Flying into and out of an exclusive private game reserve, you will stay in a safari lodge in the heart of a reserve which boasts the highest concentration of leopard in the world, explore the Garden Route from your base at a rustic 5* country house set on its own estate, stay on an historic wine estate in the heart of the Winelands, and finally let your senses be overcome by untold luxury in a boutique Cape Town hotel that is literally 'fit for a queen'.
You begin with 3 nights on safari. Setting the tone for this holiday, you arrive in style by light aircraft, landing on an airstrip in the heart of the exclusive Sabi Sand Reserve. Simbambili is a luxury private game lodge set deep in the bush and your individually decorated suite opens onto a private deck with your own private plunge pool. A sighting of a leopard is, for most people, one of the most prized big cat safari encounters and morning and afternoon game drives take you over open plains and through wooded areas, offering unparalleled opportunities for rewarding sightings of these magnificent creatures, along with the rest of the Big Five.
After your safari you fly back to Johannesburg and then onto Port Elizabeth for one night, before heading to Hunter's Country House on the Garden Route. Hunter's is an exclusive family owned retreat and part of the Relais & Chateaux group of exclusive properties. Only 10 km from Plettenberg Bay, this gracious original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.
Your next stop is Lanzerac Wine Estate, where your bedroom or suite leads onto a patio overlooking manicured lush lawns with a stunning backdrop of grandiose mountains and vineyards.
Finally, you end your trip in Cape Town at the 5* Queen Victoria Hotel, offering luxury and sophistication throughout. When not out and about in Cape Town, relax in the spa, work out in the state-of-the-art gym or sunbathe around the pool area at the neighbouring sister hotel, The Dock House.
Arrive into Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. 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 Sabi Sand 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). If you are returning by FedAir you can leave any excess baggage safely with FedAir, which you can then pick up when you return.
FedAir (Light Aircraft): Fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) departing at 10:30 to Sabi Sand North Airstrip, arriving at 12:00
You will be met at the airstrip and transferred to your lodge. Simbambili Game Lodge is known for its regular leopard sightings and abundance of general game species as well as extraordinary bird life. Daily morning and afternoon safari activities are in open 4x4 game vehicles and there is also the opportunity to go on a bush walk too. For those who prefer more relaxation in between game drives, you can enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment in the enchanting spa chalet on stilts or in the open air spa sala, both which offer uninterrupted views over the magical African bushveld.
After you return from your morning game drive you will have time to enjoy breakfast before you are transferred back to the airstrip where you will board your flight back to Johannesburg.
FedAir (Light Aircraft): Fly from Sabi Sand North Airstrip departing at 11:00 to Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB), arriving at 12:30
You will be transferred to the Domestic Departure Terminal where you will check in for your flight to Port Elizabeth.
CemAir 5Z262 (Economy Class): Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 16:20 to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ), arriving at 18:10
Collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will be waiting for you and holding a sign board with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
Built in 1898 and nestled in a lush English garden setting in the leafy suburb of Walmer, Hacklewood Hill is one of the few remaining Victorian Manor Houses in the city and retains much of the elegance and grace it would have boasted when its first inhabitants - a young doctor and his family - once lived here.
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Drive to near Plettenberg Bay (approx 210 km / 2 h 0 mins). Hunters Country House is an exclusive family owned retreat and part of the Relais & Chateaux group of exclusive properties. Only 10 km from Plettenberg Bay, this gracious original homestead is surrounded by beautiful gardens and framed by the majestic Tsitsikamma mountains.
Drive to the Cape Winelands (approx 495 km / 4 h 40 mins). Steeped in a history dating back to 1692 and nestled in the foothills of the idyllic Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch, the Lanzerac Wine Estate is synonymous with old-world charm and rich Cape heritage. A mere 5 minutes from the historic town of Stellenbosch, the Estate boasts dramatic mountain ranges, endless rows of lush vineyards and hectares of landscaped gardens shaded by giant oak trees.
Drive to Cape Town (approx 85 km / 1 h 0 mins). Luxury and sophistication emanate throughout the 5* Queen Victoria Hotel, from the elegant reception area to the 3 suites and 32 luxury rooms, each one individually designed and curated. What sets the Queen Victoria Hotel apart from other hotels at the world-renowned V&A Waterfront is undoubtedly its position. Located within a precinct of heritage buildings, the Queen Victoria Hotel gives you a sense of being within the Waterfront's vicinity but removed from the frenetic pace of it.
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 14 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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