Discover South Africa in one luxurious week combining the two most important tourists areas of the country, Cape Town and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger Park Region.  Stroll the beaches, mountains, and cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town. Lion Sands’ five-star premium Ivory Lodge gives you a taste of adventure – and the good life, with exclusive Big Five safaris, your own pool-fronted Villa, and attentive service to take care of your every whim and fancy. Also included is a ‘Million Star’ night at Chalkey’s Treehouse.

Day 1 - 3: Cape Town

You are met on arrival by our Meet and Greet team and taken to the exquisite Cape Cadogan 5 Star Boutique Hotel for your three night stay. This original Georgian-Victorian townhouse, set on a well-connected street in the suburb of Gardens, looks (and feels) more like a private residence. Its individually-decorated rooms and suites are laid out to suit every kind of traveller, while relaxed guest areas and our attentive hospitality encourage you to do as little or as much as you wish.The Concierge team is on hand to arrange your outings and transfers, and the complimentary shuttle links you to many nearby attractions.  You can book local tours of sights such as Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula or day trips out to the Cape Winelands with the Concierge team.  If you’d prefer more time in Cape Town, please let us know as we would be happy to add extra nights for your exploring enjoyment!

Day 4 - 6: Sabi Sands

Upon arrival at Skukuza Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the exquisite Lion Sands Ivory Lodge for three nights. Ivory Lodge is the understated jewel in the Lion Sands crown where hospitality is designed entirely around YOU and luxury is a feeling – much more than a sophisticated room in an exotic location. A cue was taken from Mother Nature to build a lodge ‘of the earth’, with natural materials that complement the surrounding bush environment and an open design that draws your attention outside. Décor is rich yet minimal, lighting is ambient, and African design accents subtly pick up on the safari theme.  Ivory Lodge awes with a natural and simple beauty, enhanced only by breathtaking river scenes. The lodge’s eight one-bedroom Villas, set secluded at the confluence of the Sabie and Sand rivers, are the ultimate bush retreats. Here, only the best-of-the-best will do, somehow made all the more wonderful in the wild. Your private lounge, patio, deck and pool invite easy relaxation, while a dedicated team of staff are always on hand to take care or your every whim and fancy. Everything is included – from your champagne of choice stocked in the maxibar, to the washing and pressing of your favourite shirt – to create a highly personalized experience of a safari, your way.

 

The Reserve
The Lion Sands private reserve conserves 10 000ha (25 000ac) of habitat within the Sabi Sand Private area and is home to the highest and most diverse concentration of wildlife in the southern hemisphere. You can see all of Africa’s iconic species here, including all of the Big Five, along with a supporting cast of no less intriguing 137 mammal species and over 450 varieties of bird – while having minimal encounters with other people.

 

Morning Safari
Wake with the dawn chorus for the day’s first game drive. While the sun is just rising, this is peak game viewing time. Encounter nocturnal animals returning to rest and others headed out to hunt. The thrill of being let in on this world (and the coffee stop) will give you a buzz.

 

Evening Safari
As the day fades, a whole other world of animals emerges into the evening. It’ll take a little more to spot them, but with your guides’ keen eyes and your senses now attuned to the sounds, scents and movements of the bush, this experience captures the very essence of safari.

 

Bush Walk
Led by your expert guides, these are our walks on the wild side. For those who want to experience the bush, beyond observing it, there is no more real excursion. Feel the grass brush your hands, hear the crunch of scrub nearby, and spot game appear just meters off – exhilarating!

 

Optional Night at Chalkey’s Treehouse (Included, but subject to availability)
Stay one night under at a ‘million star’ accommodation at Chalkey’s Treehouse. Romantics, adventurers, and solitude seekers alike can discover the magic of an evening out in Africa – in complete luxury. Delivered by safari vehicle to your hideout, you will spend the sunset hours enjoying a gourmet picnic and spotting the animals that wander past (at a safe distance), before turning in for the night beneath a blanket of stars. Open to the wild and the heavens, the Chalkley experience is raw Africa – but with picnic dining, a comfy bed, and hot shower involved.

Departure Day

After a last exhilarating morning game drive you will return to the lodge for breakfast and time to pack up.  Transfer to Skukuza airport for your flight to Johannesburg (cost of flight not included) to connect to your flight home.

 

Extend your stay with extra nights in Cape Town, Sabi Sand or add on Victoria Falls, just ask!

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:
01 Apr 202119 Dec 2021 R69534
04 Jan 202231 Mar 2022 R79277

Dates reflect seasonality, please enquire for specific availability. Ask for single pricing.

Price Includes:

Airport transfers.
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Game Drives and Activities at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.
Local brand alcoholic drinks at Lion Sands Ivory Lodge.
Night at Chalkey's Treehouse (subject to availability).
Conservation fees.

Price Excludes:

International and regional flights.
Meals not indicated.
All items of a personal nature.
Incidental tips to lodge/inn staff (budget approximately US$5 per person per day).
Tips to your guide (budget approximately US$10 - US$15 per person per day).
Opitional excursions as offered by Concierge team.

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Experience Luxury for Less

Discount Information: Experience Luxury for Less!
Conditions: Special rates combining luxurious stays in Cape Town & iconic safari experiences.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – General

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund from 7 days - 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.

Experience Luxury for Less

Discount Information: Experience Luxury for Less!
Conditions: Special rates combining luxurious stays in Cape Town & iconic safari experiences.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – General

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund from 7 days - 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.