Essential South Africa

Soak up a stunning blend of dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife, a vibrant cuisine and a colourful culture on a curated journey through South Africa.

Journey Overview

Soak up a stunning blend of dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife, vibrant cuisine and a colourful culture on a curated journey through South Africa. Kick things off in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, where Table Mountain beckons, beaches are on the doorstep and vineyards just a stone’s throw away. Beyond ‘the Cape’, revel in an outstanding safari experience at Dulini River Lodge in the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa’s prime game viewing territory.

Journey Highlights

  • Ascend Cape Town’s Table Mountain by cable car, or on foot, for views of city and sea
  • Savour the finest varietals at leading wine estates in the Stellenbosch region
  • Soak up the views along one of the world’s most beautiful roads, Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Seek out the stunning array of wildlife across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town.

A warm A&K welcome on arrival in the Cape and assistance to your elegant hotel located at the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Cape Grace Hotel

Day 2: Cape Town.

This morning head off for an ascent by aerial cableway up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting). This afternoon is at leisure to relax at the hotel, explore the waterfront or venture further afield.
Cape Grace Hotel |Meals: B

Day 3: Cape Town.

Journey beyond the city for a day to explore the famous Cape Winelands where picturesque vineyards are set against imposing granite peaks and eye-catching Cape Dutch homesteads nestle under avenues of oaks. Stellenbosch is the centre of the local wine making industry and is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards. You’ll have the chance to visit some privately owned wineries, which date back hundreds of years, and enjoy a variety of tastings.
Cape Grace Hotel | Meals: BL

Day 4: Cape Town.

Venture south along the Atlantic coast road past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, located at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles. Descend into Hout Bay valley, with its bustling fishing harbour and white sand beach and on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the end of the Cape Peninsula. Look out for whales and sea birds from the viewing point. On your return visit Boulders, a lovely beach famous for its colony of endangered Jackass Penguins, before lunch at a local restaurant.
Cape Grace Hotel | Meals: BL

Day 5: Cape Town – Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Transfer to airport for the flight to Sabi Sand with a transfer to your boutique safari accommodation at Dulini River Lodge. Situated in in a leafy, evergreen thicket shaded by a grove of ebony tress on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, tranquil Dulini River Lodge, features just 6 spacious thatched suites with private plunge pools, dining boma, viewing deck and a comfortable down-to-earth atmosphere.
Dulini River Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 6-7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is renowned for its exceptional opportunities of seeing Africa’s iconic species (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant) as well as cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodile an abundance of general game and over 400 bird species. Spend two days enjoying exceptional game viewing with experiences tailored to your individual interests and expectations. In addition to morning and afternoon game drives, optional game walks are also on offer. Visits to local villages and schools can also be arranged. Dulini River Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Depart Johannesburg.

A final game-drive before the safari finishes and a flight to Johannesburg. 
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Cape Grace Hotel

Essential South Africa
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Nestled on a private quay between the working harbour of Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an int ... Read more

Dulini River Lodge, Sabi Sand

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Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park is Dulini River Lodge boasting access to a vibr ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From $11,683 per person twin share (low season) and from $12,634 per person twin share (high season). Solo travellers on request.

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 to book this journey.


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