Discover Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal in one luxurious week combining elements of exploring the natural beauty of Cape Town with a memorable safari on the award-winning Phinda Private Game Reserve. Stroll the beaches, mountains, and cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town, followed by the thrill of a safari which showcases one of the continent’s finest Big Five game viewing experiences and displays a magnificent tapestry of seven unique landscapes.

Day 1 - 3: Cape Town

You are met on arrival by our Meet and Greet team and taken to the exquisite Cape Grace Hotel, the quintessential luxury hotel address in 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 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 - 7: KwaZulu-Natal

Transfer today to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Phinda Airstrip. On arrival transfer to Phinda Rock Lodge for a four night stay. When you first set eyes on the ochre walls of Phinda Rock Lodge clinging to the cliff face you’ll need a second look to realize you haven’t arrived at a Mexican hacienda. While the rugged adobe-style building wouldn’t be out of place in a desert pueblo, the lush bushveld vegetation and the wildlife dotted on the surrounding slopes leave you in no doubt that you’re in the middle of Africa.With only six suites carved into the rocky hillside, you’ll feel you’re part of an elite tribe of rock dwellers suspended in a cozy hideout that offers complete seclusion from the world below. Elevated over the valley below, the cliff-top suites provide an intimate, cozy space in a dramatic setting with an eagle’s eye view of the reserve. Snuggled high above the surrounding panorama, your closest neighbour is likely to be an inquisitive spotted genet paying you a friendly visit on the dining deck.

 

Game Drives
The pristine wilderness sanctuaries of KwaZulu-Natal lend themselves to fantastic game drives, making this region one of the most sought-after safari destinations in South Africa. Enjoy twice-daily game drives that set off early in the morning or late in the afternoon (continuing after nightfall), in the company of expert safari guides and local trackers who will do their best to ensure that all your wishes are met. In addition to the Big Five, each safari destination features an iconic set of wildlife and some of KwaZulu-Natal’s endemic species, which you won’t encounter anywhere else in South Africa. You will also be spoilt for choice at the range of awe-inspiring landscapes in the region. Venture through the seven distinct ecosystems of &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, often referred to as Seven Worlds of Wonder.

 

Game Walks
A guided nature walk is a magical alternative to a Big Five game drive on Phinda Private Game Reserve. This adventure makes full use of all your senses, allowing you a deeper connection with the African bush. Nothing quite encapsulates the feeling of viewing wildlife on foot.  Encounter a variety of plains game from a safe distance and be enchanted by the reserve’s smaller inhabitants. This activity is also fantastic for keen birders and photographic enthusiasts. Your guides have a wealth of experience under their belts and will not only introduce you to the region’s fantastic fauna but its kaleidoscopic array of flora too.

 

There are several other optional activities available at Phinda to be booked for an optional cost including a Pangolin Conservation Experience, Maputaland Beach Adventure, Black Rhino Tracking on Foot, Turtle Nesting and Scuba Diving.  Just ask us for more information!

 

Note: As an alternative Phinda Vlei Lodge can also be booked for this special.

Departure Day

This morning after a morning game drive and breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg to connect onwards. Or consider extending your stay with add-ons, just let us know!

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:
11 Jan 202130 Jan 2031 USD $4610
07 Feb 202130 Jun 2021 USD $4610
01 Oct 202115 Dec 2021 USD $4610

Dates reflect seasonality, please enquire for specific availability. Single rate available on request.

Price Includes:

Airport transfers.
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
Flights from Cape Town - Phinda - Johannesburg.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Game Drives and Activities at Phinda.
Local brand alcoholic drinks at Phinda.
Concierge service at Cape Grace.
Conservation fees.

Price Excludes:

International 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. All flight cost is subject to change and could affect the package price.

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. All flight cost is subject to change and could affect the package price.

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.