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South Africa's Natural Wonders

South Africa

10 days from $6,795 per person

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

3 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 3 Nights Shamwari Game Reserve

South Africa's Natural Wonders

Take in breathtaking views of Cape Town, then journey to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Shamwari Game Reserve and Grootbos Nature Reserve.

 


Highlights

Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the coveted Big Five and one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Discover the beautiful Cape Peninsula on a series of active adventures, exploring milkwood forests and secret beaches along the way.

Experience South Africa's Marine Big Five, whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.

Enjoy a variety of nature-based guided adventures, 4x4 flower safaris, horse riding and quad biking through forests and valleys.

Accommodations

1. Cape Grace

South Africa, Cape Town

Situated on a private quay, nestled between the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the yacht marina, and working harbor, the hotel showcases the essence of the Cape with its stylish interiors inspired by Cape Town's heritage and floral kingdom. The hotel's spacious rooms and suites are elegantly styled with views of the marina or the working harbor. Each room features a bathroom with separate bath, shower and toilet, air conditioning, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod docking stations, flat screen high definition TV with satellite channels and selected radio stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi. An outdoor heated swimming pool, library/lounge, a fitness studio and spa are additional amenities offered by the hotel. With panoramic views of Signal Hill, the hotel’s restaurant provides a hospitable setting on the water’s edge. Bascule is the perfect setting to take in the sights and sounds of the  Waterfront. There are over 500 whiskies from around the world and an impressive selection of the finest Cape wines on offer.

2. Grootbos Forest Lodge

South Africa, Gansbaai

Grootbos Forest Lodge is a masterpiece of sophisticated contemporary design reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The individual luxury air conditioned suites, beneath the overhang of Milkwood trees provide the ideal blend of privacy and supreme comfort. Each suite offers a private wooden deck with outside shower, lounge with fireplace, en-suite bathroom with double hand basins, double showers and/or baths, heated towel rails & hair dryers, tea & coffee making facilities, in room safe, a well-stocked mini-bar, under floor heating, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD player. The contemporary main lodge with its expansive windows features the restaurant, bar, lounge, and curio shop. Spacious wooden decks and an infinity pool beckon you to relax, unwind and enjoy the soothing tranquility. In the evenings cozy fireplaces and subtle lighting enhance the warm, romantic ambience for the finest culinary delight.  Savor delectable dishes prepared with organic ingredients produced by their “Growing the Future” project, a Food Production and Life Skills College established by the Grootbos Foundation.

3. Eagles Crag Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

Eagles Crag Lodge is located in the Shamwari Game Reserve. Tucked away and surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs, the lodge offers ultimate luxury, privacy and breathtaking scenery.  Exclusive well-secluded suites fashioned in African thatch, glass and stone boast expansive views of the surrounding rock faces, where eagles soar.  Each suite features air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, in and outdoor shower facilities, hairdryer, electronic safe, private minibar, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck with plunge pool.  The lodge has a library, a bar/cigar lounge complete with fireplace and big screen TV.  There is also a business center with Wi-Fi access, a gift boutique, an upstairs lounge with a fireplace that opens onto a terrace, and a Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms, hydro bath, steam room and sauna. 

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa’s beautiful "Mother City." Rest up before your adventure begins.

Cape Grace

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Day 2. Cape Town

Today's tour begins in Kalk Bay, a fishing village lined with antique stores, arts and crafts shops and quirky boutiques. Take a short hike to explore the nearby Milkwood forests. Continue to Simon’s Town to search for a colony of penguins on a secret beach known only to locals. Finish up with a gentle hike in the Cape Peninsula Reserve. (B)

Cape Grace

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Day 3. Cape Town

Relish a leisurely day in 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 or venture into Stellenbosch and join a guided foodie walk. (B)

Cape Grace

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Day 4. Cape Town / Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Journey to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. World-renowned for its natural beauty, this is the best land-based viewing area in the world for Southern Right whales. Offshore islands are home to penguins and seals. Explore white beaches, caves and the rich flora covered mountains. (BLD)

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Day 5. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Accompanied by specialist guides go on 4x4 flower safari drives, horseback riding, bird watching, cave tours, beach visits, walking trails and whale watching. (BLD)

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Day 6. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos is committed to transforming communities and conserving the environment through the creation of sustainable livelihoods. Participate in the 'Living the Futures Tour' or get your hands dirty with the 'Future Trees' project. (BLD)

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Day 7. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve / Shamwari Game Reserve

Venture deep into the bush to the malaria-free Shamwari game reserve. Meet your expert ranger and set out for an afternoon game drive, keeping your eyes peeled for the graceful leopard, the powerful rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and a multitude of other wildlife. (BLD

Eagles Crag Lodge

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Day 8. Shamwari Game Reserve

Wake up early with the chattering birds and grab your camera for this morning's game drive. Your ranger will help you spot all kinds of wildlife from bush pigs to giraffes, honey badgers and zebras. This afternoon, look out for hippos submerging along the riverbank and watch for the African Fish Eagle searching for its dinner. (BLD)

Eagles Crag Lodge

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Day 9. Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Dedicated to nature conservation, Shamwari strives to educate and promote awareness. In between safari drives, visit the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. (BLD)

Eagles Crag Lodge

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Day 10. Shamwari Game Reserve / Depart

Take in one last morning game drive before traveling to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,495
Single Room Supplement From $3,195
Departure Dates Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $8,595
Single Room Supplement From $3,295
Departure Dates Mar 1, 2018 - Apr 10, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,995
Single Room Supplement From $3,095
Departure Dates Apr 11, 2018 - Apr 30, 2018
Share Twin/Double From $7,795
Single Room Supplement From $2,895
Departure Dates May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
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Departure Dates Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
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Departure Dates Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
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Departure Dates Jul 16, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018
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Departure Dates Aug 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
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Departure Dates Oct 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018
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Single Room Supplement From $3,195
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018
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Single Room Supplement From $3,095
Departure Dates Nov 21, 2018 - Nov 30, 2018
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Departure Dates Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018
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Single Room Supplement From $3,395

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Dec 15-31 .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - George, Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $460

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