Southern Africa done right, in 5 star personal luxury. Stroll the beaches, mountains, and cosmopolitan streets of Cape Town. Discover the thrill of a Big Five safari in vast natural wilderness whilst staying in unforgettable luxury accommodation. Take in the vibrancy of the South African culture in Johannesburg and Soweto. Share in the wonder of Victoria Falls and its many other treasures.  A trip that is seriously comfortable and seriously thrilling.

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 in a luxury room. 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.  You will be staying in one of the premier luxury rooms for maximum comfort.

 

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: Sabi Sands

Transfer today to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Skukuza (cost of flight not included). Upon arrival at Skukuza Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Lion Sands Ivory Lodge for four 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!

Day 8 - 9: Johannesburg

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). On arrival you will be met by our Meet and Greet team and transferred to the lovely Residence Johannesburg for your two night stay in complete luxury, staying in one of their extremely comfortable Pool Villas. You can use this time to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or make use of our professional Concierge team who will be available to organize any excursions you may wish to undertake such as visits the vibrant Soweto township, an outing to the fabulous and informative Apartheid Museum, world-class shopping at Sandton or exploring the origins of man at the Cradle of Humankind.

Day 10 - 11: Victoria Falls

Transfer today to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls (cost of flight not included). You are met on arrival by our Meet and Greet team at the airport after clearing customs and transfer to the lovely Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, your home for the next two nights. Though thoroughly modern in their luxuries, 16 Suites capture the charm of a bygone era. Their fresh design is an easy-going approach to colonial style, inviting you to make yourself at home. Each has a canopied king-size bed, minibar, slipper bath and walk-in shower, TV lounge, and terrace – for morning coffees and private dinners.

 

Surrounded by the tranquility of Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and primely located just 15 minutes from the Falls themselves, Stanley & Livingstone invites you to explore or just relax in one of the continent’s most loved destinations. You have two days to discover the best Victoria Falls has to offer including tours of the falls, village visits, helicopter flights, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River and much more. The Concierge team is available to assist in booking extra excursions for you and the hotel’s complimentary transfers link you to Victoria Falls.

 

Black Rhino Experience
Included in your stay is the exclusive Black Rhino experience. Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve (VFPGR) was awarded custodianship of four black rhino in June 2006, becoming a designated rhino Intensive Protection Zone (IPZ). The programme has been a resounding success, and the thriving population on the reserve today has surprised even conservation experts. This is all thanks to the extraordinary effort and intelligence of the VFPGR Anti-Poaching Unit. In an effort to drive funding for this critical function, and to bring visitors closer to these extraordinary animals, we have designed the Exclusive Black Rhino Conservation Experience. The late afternoon activity includes an immersive talk with an expert VFPGR Guide, followed by a drive into the reserve in search of the black rhino. This experience is a very personal and unique view into the world of a pre-historic creature now fighting for its survival on this planet.

Departure Day

Today in time for your flight you will be transferred to the airport for your flight onward.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:
01 Oct 202019 Dec 2020 CAD $9595 CAD $4090
04 Jan 202130 Apr 2021 CAD $11205 CAD $4740
01 May 202131 Oct 2021 CAD $11005 CAD $4655
01 Nov 202119 Dec 2021 CAD $9595 CAD $4090
04 Jan 202230 Apr 2022 CAD $12045 CAD $4915

Rates reflect seasonality, can be booked any day subject to availability. Special not valid Dec 20 - Jan 3.

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.
Concierge service at Cape Cadogan, Residence & Stanley & Livingstone.
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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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.

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.