Ultimate South Africa & Mozambique Safari - Sample Itinerary

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Ultimate South Africa & Mozambique Safari
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Sample Ultimate South Africa & Mozambique Safari Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1 – Cape Grace/Cape Town – Bed and Breakfast – Today on arrival into Cape Town airport, you will be met and transferred by road to the Cape Grace hotel.

DAY 2 – Cape Grace/Cape Town – Bed and Breakfast – Private Full-Day City, Table Mountain and Robben Island Tour.

DAY 3 – Cape Grace/Cape Town – Bed and Breakfast – Private Full-Day Tour of the Cape Peninsula.

DAY 4 – Cape Grace/Cape Town – Bed and Breakfast – Private Half-Day City and Table Mountain Tour (Including Lunch).

DAY 5 – Leeu House/Franschhoek – Bed and Breakfast – Your guide will collect you from the Cape Grace and take you to Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. After checking in you will be taken on a private full-day tour of the Winelands.

DAY 6 – Leeu House/Franschhoek – Bed and Breakfast – Today will be a free day to explore the village of Franschhoek, a short walk from Leeu Estates and have a nice lunch and relax. See activities available below.

DAY 7 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – Fly to MalaMala Game Reserve and check-in at MalaMala Camp for a 4 night stay.

DAY 8 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – Over the next 3 days you will have the option of 2 daily activities including twice-daily game drives, bush walks and photographic safaris. No two outings are ever the same.

DAY 9 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – On offer: Game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, bush brunches, afternoon tea, sundowners, campfire stories, swim and relax in your accommodations.

DAY 10 – MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve – Fully Inclusive – On offer: Game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, bush brunches, afternoon tea, sundowners, campfire stories, swim and relax in your accommodations.

DAY 11 – Santorini Mozambique/Vilanculos – Fully Inclusive – Fly from Kruger Mpumulanga airport to Vilanculos, Mozambique. On arrival you will be met by a representative from Santorini and driven to the lodge where you will spend the next 3 days basking in the sun on the beautiful beaches of Kingfisher Bay.

DAY 12 – Santorini Mozambique/Vilanculos – Fully Inclusive – Your choice of water or land activities including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, kiteboarding, land-based fishing, deep-sea fishing, dhow safaris charter yachts and scenic helicopter flights, or private beach picnics, horse riding, local markets, local bars, and cultural excursions.

DAY 13 – Santorini Mozambique/Vilanculos – Fully Inclusive – Your choice of water or land activities including diving, snorkeling, kayaking, kiteboarding, land-based fishing, deep-sea fishing, dhow safaris charter yachts and scenic helicopter flights, or private beach picnics, horse riding, local markets, local bars, and cultural excursions.

DAY 14 – Santorini Mozambique/Vilanculos – Breakfast – After breakfast you will be driven to Vilanculos airport in time to connect with your flight to OR Tambo in Johannesburg.

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Cape Grace Hotel/Cape Town

Situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best.

The Cape Grace’s elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to the spacious harbor and mountain-facing rooms. Stories of the Cape’s colorful past present themselves in our exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artifacts, and original antiques. Local paintings and sculptures lend a contemporary flair to our décor and feel, while fresh displays of Proteas that hint at the wonder of our natural botanical kingdom enrich each room. Come share in tailor-made experiences that include the sumptuous tasting menus, rare whiskey pairings, luxurious spa treatments, and indulgent Afternoon Teas – all thoughtfully created to enhance your journey in the Cape.

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Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, situated between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is fortunate to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

There are many different types of rooms to choose from including a luxury room, Table Mountain luxury room, superior room, rooftop luxury or rooftop terrace room, one, two and three-bedroom suites and the penthouse.

Enjoy captivating views of Cape Town’s bustling working harbor from the spacious Luxury rooms – conveniently situated on the, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the hotel. With French doors, a dressing area and reading nook; each room is designed to create a welcoming ambiance of old-world serenity.

Dappled light from the bustling working harbor adds a special ambiance to the Superior Rooms. With a generous step-out balcony from where to enjoy the sights and sounds of the V&A Waterfront, the abundant room size and walk-in closet makes Superior Rooms ideal for young families.

The hand-crafted decorative touches are themed around the local flora and cultural heritage – inspiring travelers from both near and far. Most rooms can be booked with inter-leading doors – a great feature for families or larger groups.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Disability Services, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Library, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Bath, Clothes Press, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Iron / Ironing Board, Mini Bar, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television

SERVICES

ATM, Babysitting Service, Chauffeur Service, Credit Cards, Foreign Exchange, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk

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Leeu House/Franschhoek

Leeu House is an exclusive and private 12-room five-star destination in the scenic Franschhoek valley. An oasis of comfort and luxury, Leeu House’s appeal is its country guesthouse feel on the main street of vibrant Franschhoek village, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and many other attractions.

Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

ACTIVITIES

  • Five-star spa
  • Afternoon tea
  • Garden and Art Tours
  • Wine studio

Activities around Franschhoek including that can be arranged via our Concierge includes:-

– Complimentary use of the bicycles
– Franschhoek Wine Tram (www.winetram.co.za)
– Hiking in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (www.montrochellehiking.co.za)
– Village Walks
– Franschhoek Motor Museum (www.fmm.co.za)
– Various full day and half-day wine tours
– Franschhoek Huguenot Monument (www.museum.co.za)

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Classic Rooms – An average size of 35 meters, the four comfortable and spacious Classic rooms offer easy access to the lounge, conservatory and pool areas. Two have full bathrooms, the other two have only showers.

Deluxe Rooms – An average size of 43 meters, one of the two spacious Deluxe rooms is situated on the ground floor, the other on the first floor with lovely mountain views.

Classic Room with Terrace – An average size of 53 meters, there are four Classic rooms with terraces, one of which enjoys views of the mountain from the window and the other easy access to the pool. Two have double or twin sofa beds that can sleep two children.

Deluxe Room with Terrace – An average size of 65 meters, these two Deluxe rooms have terraces. One has a patio with outside seating, and the other offers easy access to the lounge and conservatory facilities. Each has a double sofa bed that can sleep two children.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Activity Desk, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Gym (nearby), Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Meal on Request, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Available), Lounge Area,  Mini Bar (Complimentary), Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Underfloor Heating

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Chauffeur Service, Credit Card, Room Service, Room Service (24 hours), Travel Desk

 

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MalaMala Camp/MalaMala Game Reserve

MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927.

MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 33,000 acres, MalaMala shares a 12-mile unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Every aspect of MalaMala Camp and Sable Camp is designed to appreciate and enjoy the view of the surrounding wilds. Pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individual ochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks the succulence of greenery.

ACTIVITIES

  • Photographic safaris with a dedicated photographic vehicle
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Bushwalks

ROOM CONFIGURATION

Luxury rooms and suites are available. All rooms are of generous proportions each providing free wifi, 24-hour temperature control, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar, safe, bathroom amenities, insect repellent, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Disability Services, Eco Friendly, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking.

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Detached Private Bathroom, Disabled Rooms, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Fridge, Hair Dryer, Heated Towel Rails, Heater, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Mini Bar (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah, Wheelchair Friendly

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service

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Santorini Mozambique/Vilanculos

Santorini Mozambique, commands panoramic bay views from its private, elevated position.

Vilanculos is serviced by daily flights, with the Villa a 20-minute drive from Vilanculos International Airport. The Main Villa offers five sea-fronting, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms, each with a private patio. The living area, comprising a lounge, TV room, ocean-facing deck with martini pool, secluded patios, wind-protected courtyard pool, and dining spaces are available.

Santorini has a 38 ft Supercat Catamaran and a 27-foot fishing and leisure boat available for charters. Transfers to Vilanculos are included in the tariffs, and a range of water activates are cost inclusive. Local operators provide a range of additional activities and on-site Spa treatments available.

ACTIVITIES

Water activities include diving, snorkeling, Kayaking, kiteboarding, land-based fishing, deep-sea fishing, dhow safaris, charter yachts and scenic helicopter flights.

Land-based activities include private beach picnics, horse riding, local markets, local bars, and cultural excursions.

ROOM CONFIGURATION

The property has 10 rooms in total. There are five majestic en-suite bedrooms that feature private balconies and breathtaking sea views. All have private balconies with sea views, elegant en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and fans. If booked exclusively, the villa can sleep 10 adults or 8 adults and 6 children.

The Chapel is a two-bedroom villa, ideal for honeymoon couples. It is ocean facing with its own lounge, kitchen and dining room with a private pool and patio. Villa da Praia our three-bedroom villa ideal for 3 couples sharing or families of 2 adults traveling with 4 children. It is ocean facing with its own lounge, kitchen and dining room. A private host will be available throughout your stay.

PROPERTY FACILITIES

24-hour Security, Bar, Battery Charging Facilities, Gym, Internet Access (Complimentary), Kiddies Club, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa, TV Room.

ROOM FACILITIES

Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Heater, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah

SERVICES

Airport Shuttle (Complimentary), Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Room Service

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