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African Romance

Mozambique South Africa

12 days from $10,595 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

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

The Highlights of African Romance

Africa embraces you… start in stunning Cape Town, followed by a luxurious safari in the  private Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and finally fall in love at your Eden-like beach retreat in Mozambique.  

 


Highlights

Explore Cape Town, one of the world's most beautiful cities; soak up her breathtaking scenery and vibrant, cosmopolitan culture.

Discover the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago and indulge in four days of idyllic relaxation.

Experience the wildlife rich savanna plains on guided nature walks and open 4x4 day and night safari drives.

Enjoy the flavors of the Cape Winelands with a classic Cape cuisine tasting tour of Stellenbosch and a farm to fork lunch at Babylonstoren.

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 a Swahili word meaning “two lions”.  The lodge is situated among dense stands of knobthorn and jackalberry trees along the meandering Manyeleti River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The Moroccan-styled suites are sensitively designed to blend with the environment and carefully positioned to enhance privacy.  Sophisticated yet simple, each suite has spectacular views of the surrounding savanna grassland that teems with wildlife. Each suite is equipped with air-conditioning, ensuite indoor / outdoor bath and shower, mini-bar, tea / coffee making facilities, television with DSTV/satellite, an outdoor salas and private plunge pool. Public areas are carefully designed to resemble hospitality akin to a comfortable home with specially prepared meals and venues for entertaining and relaxation.  There is a curio shop, library/meeting room, health spa and gym on the premises.

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

Soak up the lively blend of history and culture as you sightsee in the "Mother City.” Stroll through the Malay Quarter; visit the top of Table Mountain; browse Greenmarket Square and enjoy a leisurely lunch. (BL)

Taj Cape Town

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Day 3. 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)

Taj Cape Town

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Day 4. Cape Town

Leaving behind the lively city and venture into the Winelands. Taste your way through the old town of Stellenbosch on a guided walk. Sample classic Cape cuisine at family-owned specialty shops: artisanal breads, locally grown teas; biltong and droëwors (cured meats) and sweet treats like koeksisters and Amarula mousse. Enjoy lunch and winetasting 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)

Simbambili Game Lodge

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve

Explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, perhaps take a guided walk through the bush. Tonight enjoy dinner under the stars. (BLD)

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

The days are yours to fill as you please. Treat yourselves to a soothing couples’ massage, sip champagne on a secluded beach, while gentle waves cool your feet, or experience the intimacy of a candlelit dinner-for-two. (BLD)

Azura Benguerra Island

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Day 10. Bazaruto Archipelago

The Bazaruto Archipelago has earned its reputation as the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. Surrounded by premier diving sites, it is a gateway to an underwater wonderland. Specialist activities like reef snorkeling, scuba diving, and deep sea fishing are just some of the options to explore the archipelago. (BLD)

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 Jan 9, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
Share Twin/Double From $10,895
Single Room Supplement From $4,395
Departure Dates Feb 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017
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Single Room Supplement From $4,395
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
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Departure Dates Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
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Departure Dates May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017
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Departure Dates Jun 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017
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Departure Dates Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2017
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Departure Dates Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017
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Departure Dates Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
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Departure Dates Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
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**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-09, Dec 18-31. Simbambili Surcharges Applicable: 14 - 18 Apr 17 and 27 Apr 17 - 01 May 17.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger - Vilanculos - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $1,255

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