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South Africa Private Villa Safari

South Africa

11 days

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Tswalu 3 Nights Thornybush Private Game Reserve

The Highlights of South Africa Private Villa Safari

Immerse yourself in exclusive luxury and soul-revitalizing seclusion on this all-villa South African safari. This carefully created adventure has privacy, freedom and serenity at its core. Sample world-class wines, discover both ancient and modern art and collect a bouquet of memories with your closest family and friends. Wildlife experts will unlock nature’s secrets as you explore the most exclusive private reserves in the country. Please see our Terms And Conditions for additional information regarding this tour.


Explore Cape Town's sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, an extensive South African Art collection, generous hospitality and refined service

Discover an unrivaled luxury safari experience at a remote location offering the ultimate off-the-beaten-track escape

Experience a private sojourn combining wine tasting and an unforgettable art experience in the beautiful Cape winelands. Peruse select wine estates that pride themselves on their exquisite art collections and contemporary art gallery spaces. ​

Enjoy charter flight between the private reserves and game drives in search of the Big Five, including birding, photography and bush walks


1. Ellerman House Villa Two

Cape Town, South Africa

The Ellerman House Villa Two is a luxury villa positioned on the same property as the world renowned Ellerman House Hotel in Bantry Bay.  It is a prime location to admire the best ocean views and dramatic mountain scenery in Cape Town. This exclusive villa is glamorous and contemporary and it comes with private staff, and all the advantages of being attached to a chic boutique hotel. Villa Two has three bedrooms on the middle floor, all of them with a dressing room, an open-plan style bathroom and a private terrace. The open-plan living and dining areas are on the top floor, leading to two terraces and the pool. There is an easy access to the Ellerman House Wine Gallery for specialized wine tastings, as well as being is walking distance to the Clifton beaches. Guests also have full use of the spa relaxation area with sensation shower, sauna, steam room and jet pool.

2. Tswalu Tarkuni

Tswalu Game Reserve, South Africa

Once the Oppenheimer family home, Tswalu Tarkuni offers a natural, home away from home bush camp feel with understated elegance and a sense of luxury, and tranquility. The heart of the home includes an expansive veranda with seating and dining areas. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, traditional boma, lounge with fireplace, dining room, cellar, library, gaming room and spa therapy suite. The lodge has its own private chef and guide. The five private suites embrace the natural outdoor experience with organic-shaped flowing outdoor decks off the bedrooms and the addition of natural Kalahari stone walls to add privacy and seclusion to each deck space. The sunny decks lead onto private terraces with day-beds which can be made up as evening star-beds for guests who would like to experience the thrill of sleeping under the vast Kalahari skies.

3. The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane's Farmstead

Thornybush Private Reserve, South Africa

The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane is a three and a half bedroom private villa which is ideal for families or a group of friends. Each room also has its own private deck and outside shower with spectacular views of the bush. The center of the home includes the dining room and lounge and overlooks a magnificent deck with a large swimming pool flowing out into the bush. The Farmhouse has its own private services including a chef, housekeeper and butler. Guests will have their own private safari vehicle with a dedicated ranger and tracker ensuring the ultimate in luxury.


Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

With a warm welcome upon your arrival you will be transferred to Ellerman House, one of Cape Town's most exclusive hotels. Step into a world of classic elegance and unparalleled service.

Ellerman House Villa


Day 2. Cape Town

Today's agenda includes privately guided touring of the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (BL)

Ellerman House Villa


Day 3. Cape Town

Today’s private sojourn combines wine tasting and an unforgettable art experience in the beautiful Cape winelands. Peruse select wine estates that pride themselves on their exquisite art collections and contemporary art gallery spaces. Your senses will be stimulated as you explore the food and wine capital of South Africa. (BL)

Ellerman House Villa


Day 4. Cape Town

The "Mother City" has so much to offer with its rich history and incredible beauty. An array of experiences and attractions are at your doorstep, from galleries and museums, to gardens and markets. The day is at your leisure to explore and indulge. (B)

Ellerman House Villa


Day 5. Cape Town / Tswalu

Continue by air to South Africa’s green Kalahari where you will discover conservation at its best and an unrivaled luxury safari experience. Tswalu Kalahari is South Africa's largest private game reserve. This vast and magical landscape takes conservation as its first priority. Tswalu’s remote location offers the ultimate off-the-beaten-track escape. (BLD)

Tswalu Tarkuni


Day 6. Tswalu

Your private vehicle and guiding team are ready to take you on safari at your own pace. Tswalu will amaze you with its biodiversity. Not only will you encounter species such as lion, buffalo and zebra, but you will also see drier area specialists such as the dainty springbok and the gemsbok. Many of the animals found at Tswalu are of particular significance to the San people, as evidenced by their inclusion in ancient galleries of rock art. (BLD)

Tswalu Tarkuni


Day 7. Tswalu

Meerkats are just one of predators which thrive here. Visiting Tswalu gives you front-row seats for sightings of species that prove elusive elsewhere, from aardvark and pangolin to Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra. It is also one of the best places in southern Africa to see cheetah in the wild. This afternoon perhaps you will head over the dunes on horseback with a packed lunch or join a researcher from the Tswalu Foundation in the field. (BLD)

Tswalu Tarkuni


Day 8. Tswalu / Thornybush Private Reserve

One final morning activity before you fly by private aircraft to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Settle into your next home away from home. This afternoon you will explore this new ecosystem in search of wildlife. (BLD)

The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane's Farmstead


Day 9. Thornybush Private Reserve

Set off each day on a new safari adventure into the wilderness. Today’s highlights are sure to be thrilling game drives and the delightful cuisine prepared by a passionate chef. (BLD)

The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane's Farmstead


Day 10. Thornybush Private Reserve

Your expert ranger and tracker team will take you into the African bush. They will interpret nature’s subtle clues and find even the most elusive wildlife species. Look out for the Big Five and an abundance of birdlife. (BLD)

The Farmhouse at Royal Malewane’s Farmstead


Day 11. Thornybush Private Reserve / Johannesburg

Your South African safari adventure draws to an end today. One final morning game drive in search of wildlife before returning to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Bid farewell to your safari friends and fly to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)



Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020
Share Twin/Double From On Request
Single Room Supplement Starting From: On Request

**Surcharges Apply .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

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