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An Epicurean Adventure in Southern Africa

South Africa Zambia

11 days from $16,695 per person

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

3 Nights Cape Town 2 Nights Franschhoek 3 Nights Singita Kruger National Park 2 Nights Livingstone

This epicurean safari presents a tantalizing treat. Start in the ‘Mother City’ and explore Cape Town’s evolving food scene and culinary delights. Enjoy a delightful farm stay at Babylonstoren, surrounded by majestic mountains and fragrant gardens. Cap your stay with the ultimate safari at the sculptural Singita Lebombo in the wild and remote Singita Kruger National Park.


Highlights

Explore wine farms and estates in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots.

Discover beautiful Cape Town and the stunning seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope.

Experience the ultimate luxury at the contemporary Singita Lebombo, and enjoy superb wildlife viewing in a remote corner of Kruger National Park.

Enjoy the seclusion and tranquility of your riverside lodge, set on the banks of the magical Zambezi.

Accommodations

1. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

South Africa, Cape Town

The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, nestled against the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. The guest rooms are designed with thoughtful touches offering all the comforts of home and the latest state-of-the-art facilities. Amenities include individual air conditioning, entertainment centers with DVD, digital telephone system with voicemail, complimentary internet, bathrobes, hairdryers, slippers, electronic safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and 24-hour room service.  The Azure Restaurant serves indigenous and international cuisine, while the more relaxed Café Grill is an alfresco 24-hour café for bistro-style food. The Leopard Bar offers panoramic views of the ocean, and is a great place to enjoy "Tea by the Sea" or your favorite cocktail. Embracing the healing energies of earth, air and water, the Spa’s sublime treatment packages use the exclusive B|Africa range of professional spa products. Additional facilities include a private cinema, a heated infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a rock pool and heated Jacuzzi. There is also complimentary internet and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour business center.

 

2. Singita Lebombo Lodge

South Africa, Kruger National Park

Singita Lebombo Lodge looks out regally across the landscape. This boldly dramatic lodge, home to loft-style suites, is situated on Singita’s private concession in the Kruger National Park. The exclusive concession is a richly diverse habitat, teeming with game, beneath endless African skies. Imaginative wood, steel and organic interiors, all encased in glass, create a stylishly contemporary feel in the suites and make the most of the astonishing eagle’s nest views. Other highlights of the lodge include a roof terrace and wine studio (a multi-level retreat which boasts a library, multi-media room, wine studio and rooftop viewing area), an interactive kitchen, an espresso bar and help-yourself deli, and an additional 25-metre lap pool. All communal areas of the lodge have been pushed out to ensure that the outside bursts in, offering elegant, calm and meditative spaces immersed in a dramatic landscape of giant euphorbia trees. Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles, guided bush walks, mountain bike rides, conducted by experienced rangers and trackers, and archery.

3. Royal Chundu River Lodge

Zambia, Livingstone

Royal Chundu is the perfect getaway. Scattered along the banks of the Zambezi River, the luxury suites at River Lodge radiate seclusion and tranquility. Interior furnishings echo the Zambezi hues and accentuate the surrounding natural beauty. Teak walkways connect the suites to the main lodge, which houses the library, restaurant, wine cellar, cocktail bar and an infinity pool for relaxing and cooling off during the afternoon. At Royal Chundu, dining is an integral part of your experience, and the chefs take pride in preparing dishes that mirror the rich heritage of the region and the hospitality of the Zambian people. Guests can choose to dine indoors in the restaurant, on the viewing deck, in the privacy of their suites or in the Chief’s boma, where dinner is cooked on open-flames and accompanied by Zambian drumming and traditional Makishi dancers. Royal Chundu only employs people from the surrounding villages of Mushekwa, and Muluka. During your stay, go on a tour of the local villages and get to know the incredible personalities that make up the Royal Chundu family.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Upon arriving in Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” you’ll be warmly welcomed and transferred to your luxurious hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The rest of the day is at your leisure to begin exploring one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 2. Cape Town

Embark on a day of discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns of “The Fairest Cape.” Keep your binoculars ready to spot wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coastline to Boulders Beach and linger among the penguins. Stop for lunch in Noordhoek, then wind your way back, along legendary Chapman’s Peak via the sparkling beaches of Hout Bay, Llandudno, Clifton and Camps Bay. (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

A foodie hotspot, Cape Town offers an array of culinary experiences to suit all palates. Today’s walking tour will give you a taste of some of the Mother City’s local culinary delights. Get to know the people and see how the diverse cultures have influenced the city’s evolving food scene. Wrap up your fun day with a Gin Tasting experience, followed by a wine pairing dinner at the stunning Azure Restaurant. (BLD)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town / Franschhoek

Leave behind the lively city and venture into the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. Discover wine farms and estates dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots, each with their own story to tell. (BL)

Babylonstoren

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Day 5. Franschhoek

Every aspect of Babylonstoren, is led by the ever-changing tapestry and botanical diversity of the garden. This morning, accompany the chef on an informative walk through the magnificent garden, featuring fruits, vegetables, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns and flowers. (B)

Babylonstoren

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Day 6. Franschhoek / Singita Kruger National Park

Take flight for a thrilling safari in the private Singita Kruger National Park. After you settle in to your lodge, meet your ranger for your first game drive in this isolated piece of pristine wilderness. The area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and formidable prides of lions. (BLD)

Singita Lebombo Lodge

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Day 7. Singita Kruger National Park

Daily game drives with professional rangers and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while spot lit nighttime drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. (BLD)

Singita Lebombo Lodge

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Day 8. Singita Kruger National Park

In addition to today’s game viewing activities we have included a cooking class in the state-of-the-art Singita Community Culinary School, led by a professional chef. The school is a significant step towards achieving Singita’s long-term, broad community development goal, which is to assist the people that live in and around the reserves to thrive, both economically and socially. (BLD)

Singita Lebombo Lodge

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Day 9. Singita Kruger National park / Livingstone, Zambia

Fly off to the serenity of the Zambezi River for a two-night stay at the stylish Royal Chundu River Lodge. Camouflaged along the river banks, the lodge radiates seclusion and tranquility. Cruise down one of Africa’s grandest rivers, and enjoy the beauty of the mighty Zambezi at sunset with a sundowner in hand. (BLD)

Royal Chundu

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Day 10. Livingstone

There is no set pattern to your days. Discover the heart of Zambia on a community walk through the villages, explore the Zambezi’s channels in an inflatable canoe, go on guided walks, or enjoy a romantic river picnic, complete with Persian carpet and a relaxing hammock. Tonight, recline on your deck overlooking the river and be swept away by the sights, sounds and magic of Africa. (BLD)

Royal Chundu

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Day 11. Livingstone / Depart

Today you will be transferred to Livingstone Airport for your international departure flight. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 6, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $17,995
Single Room Supplement From $5,095
Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $16,695
Single Room Supplement From $3,995
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $16,695
Single Room Supplement From $3,995
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $17,995
Single Room Supplement From $5,095
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $18,195
Single Room Supplement From $5,095

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-05, Dec 20-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Kruger Park - Livingstone - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $1,080

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