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African Romance

Mozambique South Africa

12 days from $12,895 per person

* Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply.

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve 4 Nights Bazaruto Archipelago

African Romance

Looking for the perfect escape to unwind and embrace Africa? Start in stunning Cape Town, followed by a luxurious safari on a private Kruger-area reserve, and finally fall in love at your Eden-like beach retreat in Mozambique.

 

How Your Trip Matters

This journey is filled with the most romantic touches while visiting areas where your tourist dollars have a mighty impact. Meet leaders protecting wildlife and have an ocean safari of a different kind.


Highlights

Explore the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago. Indulge in an island hopping adventure, a low impact ocean safari, and four days of idyllic relaxation.

Discover the secrets of South Africa on privately guided Cape Town tours. Indulge in the stunning seascapes of the Cape Peninsula, explore Table Mountain and the city sights and enjoy a special day in the Winelands.

Experience the wildlife rich savanna plains on guided nature walks and day and night safari drives. Learn first-hand how the Tango K9 unit combats poaching at the reserve.

Enjoy Sample the flavors of Africa from culinary explorations in the Winelands to romantic dinners supplied by a special garden at your game lodge.

 

 

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences are conscious travel experiences chosen with great care based on the positive social or environmental impact they have both on their communities, and on those who experience them: our guests. You can identify these experiences across our trips by locating the MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience seal.

Accommodations

1. Taj Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town

The Taj Cape Town is ideally situated for those looking to discover Cape Town’s fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine. The rooms, located in both the heritage and contemporary tower wing, offer spectacular views of either the city, or the mountain. Seamlessly merging heritage with luxury, all the rooms have spacious ensuite bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers. Modern amenities include individually controlled air conditioning, a mini-bar, coffee/tea making facilities, electronic safe, phone with voicemail, international plug sockets, an iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi and high-speed wireless internet connectivity. The two dining experiences, present an eclectic variety of cuisine with Indian fine dining in the Bombay Brasserie and relaxed all day dining in Mint. The Twankey Bar is exceedingly popular with both locals and guests alike. In addition, the award winning Jiva Grande Spa is one of its kind in Africa.

2. Simbambili Game Lodge

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

 

Simbambili is situated along the meandering Manyeleti River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Designed to blend with the environment, the luxury suites have spectacular views over the extensive woodland. The sophisticated suites with wrap around decks are carefully positioned to enhance privacy. Each suite is equipped with air-conditioning, mini-bar and tea / coffee making facilities. The luxurious en suite bathrooms offer splendid views of the savannah with the option to close the glass fronted doors against the elements. A private sala and plunge pool complete the luxury experience. The lodge has a curio shop, library, gym and spa with two treatments chalets.

3. Azura Benguerra Island

Mozambique, Benguerra Island

Nestled amid indigenous trees and shrubs, Azura is the area’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, it is designed for the ultimate undiscovered getaway. All of the secluded villas are decorated and furnished in a contemporary style with soothing tones and beautiful artwork. The lavish bathrooms feature double showers with additional double outdoor showers.  Each of the villas boasts a private butler service, private sun deck, a sala for blissful relaxation, and an infinity or plunge pool. Guests can enjoy a rejuvenating massage in the privacy of their villas. Experience fine dining and outstanding service in the main restaurant where meals are prepared by an internationally accomplished chef, using the freshest Mozambican ingredients, or enjoy a starry candlelit dinner on the beach while sipping a carefully selected wine. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Your romantic journey begins in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Taj Cape Town

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Day 2. Cape Town

Be swept away on a full-day guided tour of the stunning seascapes of “The Fairest Cape.” View the pristine beaches of Camps Bay and hug the cliffs along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive on your way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Linger over lunch and view a colony of penguins at beautiful Boulders Beach. (BL)

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Day 3. Cape Town

Start your day at the top of Table Mountain to view the city before descending into Cape Town for a private guided tour. Cape Town has some of the most colorful neighborhoods and the locals are equally interesting. Explore the sights of the city, including Woodstock. The Brooklyn of Cape Town, Woodstock has plenty of industrial spaces, quirky shops and artists to discover. (BL)

Taj Cape Town

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Day 4. Cape Town

Taste your way through Stellenbosch on a guided walk of family-owned specialty shops: artisanal breads, locally grown teas, biltong and droëwors (cured meats) and sweet treats like koeksisters and Amarula mousse. Enjoy a special wine tasting this afternoon. (BL)

Taj Cape Town

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Day 5. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve

Fly off to your lodge in a private game reserve in the renowned Kruger National Park, which has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. This afternoon depart on your first game drive in the company of an experienced ranger. The game viewing activity extends into a thrilling night drive in search of the nocturnal animals out on their nightly prowls. (BLD)

Simbambili Game Lodge

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert rangers and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – the most iconic of the African animals. (BLD)

Meet the members of the Tango K9 unit see first-hand how the dogs and their handlers operate and the brave work they do in combating poaching in and around the reserve.

Simbambili Game Lodge

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve

Explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, or perhaps take a guided walk through the bush. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars while on safari. (BLD)

See where your meal's fresh ingredients are sourced. Meet the leaders of the Thousand Herbs and Vegetable Garden co-operative, which is supporting local women to grow quality herbs, vegetables and edible flowers that are sold to local lodges, retailers and their immediate community.

Simbambili Game Lodge

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Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Greet the dawn for one final game drive before flying off to Mozambique. Your beach home is set in a protected marine conservation area, with pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs. (BLD)

Azura Benguerra Island

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Day 9. Bazaruto Archipelago

Board your speedboat for an island-hopping adventure around the Archipelago. After a short ride to Bazaruto Island, hike up Bazaruto Dune for beautiful panoramic views. Then head to Two Mile Reef for spectacular snorkeling amongst hundreds of species of tropical fish, coral, rays, invertebrates, as well as the possibility of seeing various species of turtle, or humpback whales during their annual migration. Sightings of dolphin are common and if you are lucky, the highly endangered gentle giants, the dugong, may make an appearance too. Finally, hop over to North Point and enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach. Don't forget to take a final dip in the clear waters before returning to your beach villa. (BLD)

Azura Benguerra Island

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Day 10. Bazaruto Archipelago

Today opt for complete relaxation or adventure. Butler hosts can look after your every need, enjoy the spa, book a 4x4 drive among the local communities and dunes, horseback ride, go deep sea fishing, or organize a sunset dhow cruise. (BLD)

If you love to snorkel or dive, join a low impact ocean safari exploration of the Mozambique shelf or the Bazaruto Archipelago. You'll learn why the Archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'.

Azura Benguerra Island

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Day 11. Bazaruto Archipelago

Another day in paradise to soak up the sun enjoy your peaceful surroundings. (BLD)

Azura Benguerra Island

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Day 12. Bazaruto Archipelago / Depart

Bid farewell to Africa, taking with you a lifetime of loving memories. Fly back to Johannesburg and your onward international flight home. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Oct 1, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022
Share Twin/Double From $12,895
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Jan 7, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023
Share Twin/Double From $13,595
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Share Twin/Double From $13,395
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023
Share Twin/Double From $13,795
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-05, Apr 02-06, Dec 16-31. Restrictions may apply. Please contact a safari consultant with more details or to customize this trip.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger - Vilanculos - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person. Subject to availability. $1,300

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