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 Londolozi Varty Camp 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: B

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: B

Day 5: Cape Town – Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Transfer to airport for the flight to Sabi Sand Game Reserve with a short transfer to Londolozi Varty Camp; the heart and soul of the Londolozi Game Reserve. Founded in 1926, Varty is the original camp at Londolozi, and comprises of only ten elegant chalets, each with private plunge pool and elevated decks with expansive river views.

Londolozi Varty Camp | 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, other activities include yoga in Londolozi's elevated yoga sanctuary, clay pigeon shooting, tracking adventures, guided walks, as well as visits to local villages and schools.

Londolozi Varty Camp | 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
A&K Favourite

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

Londolozi Varty Camp, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Essential South Africa
A&K Favourite

Founded in 1926, Varty is the original camp at Londolozi. The camp fire has burned in the same spot where the Varty forefathers set up th... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary 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 from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.


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