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PRICE FROMUSD 8 200 per person
IDEAL DURATION7 Nights
Destination: South Africa
Alan and Janet were on a luxury ocean cruise, but wanted to do private tours of the iconic sights of Cape Town and experience the Big 5 during their stop in Cape Town. The breakaway was also a double celebration of their birthdays and wedding anniversary.
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Arriving in Cape Town, the couple checked into the Westin Cape Town Hotel for an overnight stay in preparation for their whirlwind tour.
On day two their private guide met Alan and Janet at the hotel for a full-day tour of Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula. While many tours try and jam as many activities into this day as possible, we prefer to offer a relaxed ramble around the peninsula that allows guests to have a good amount of time at each of the highlights on the route. We also advocate for a fabulous lunch in each region that one visits in the Cape! From seeing Table Mountain by cable car, the couple continued on past many of Cape Town’s most beautiful villages including Camps Bay, Llundudno and Hout Bay, as well as the nature reserves that separate them. From Hout Bay they headed on to one of the world’s most scenic drives – Chapman’s Peak Drive – rated as one of the most beautiful drives in the world!
After seeing Cape Town’s top sights, their private guide met them the next morning for a full-day tour of the Cape Winelands, featuring boutique wine tasting at Oldenburg, wine tasting at Delaire Graff and a gourmet picnic lunch at Warwick Wine Estate with a delectable chocolate and wine pairing at Waterford Wine to finish the day off.
With Cape Town firmly in their hearts, Alan and Janet transferred to Cape Town International Airport for their flight to Skukuza, where they were driven to Londolozi Varty Camp situated in the Sabi Sands Reserve. Lunch and afternoon tea were followed by their first game drive before dinner. The campfire has burned here for over 90 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush, while the living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees.
Days five to seven of their stay in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve were tailored to suit the couple’s individual preferences and expectations. Life at Londolozi is dictated by the seasons; the vegetation and the animal behavior shift with the rains of summer and the chill of winter. What was unchanging was the warmth of their welcome by the camp manager and the opportunity to experience a deep and authentic connection with the natural world.
After a morning game drive and breakfast, the couple hopped on a road transfer to Skukuza Airport for their onward flight to Cape Town to rejoin the cruise.