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South African Tapestry 2019

South Africa

11 days from $10,995 per person

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

3 Nights Cape Town 2 Nights Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve 2 Nights Durban 3 Nights Savanna Private Game Reserve

The Highlights of South African Tapestry

Touching upon both coasts, this journey through South Africa explores a rich tapestry of landscapes, from rugged seascapes, centuries old vineyards, 10,000 year old rock art sites to pristine wildlife reserves.


Highlights

Explore the striking scenery and prolific wildlife from your private game lodge on twice-daily game activities. Don't forget your binoculars!

Discover an ecological oasis with ancient sandstone formations and bushman rock art paintings dating as far back as 10,000 years.

Experience sunrise views of the Indian Ocean from the charming Oyster Box in Durban and sunset views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town.

Enjoy award-winning hotels and luxury lodges as they pamper you throughout your visit.

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. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

South Africa, Clanwilliam

Bushmans Kloof is a multi-award-winning lodge, and a member of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. The rooms are spread out across magnificent botanical gardens. The individually designed rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, air conditioning, ceiling fans, under-floor heating, in-room safe, well-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and direct-dial telephone. Savor the old world charm of the Homestead, as you mingle with fellow guests at the congenial bar or unwind in the relaxing lounges. The well-stocked library is filled with a fascinating selection of Africana and a comprehensive collection of wildlife films. Makana is an al fresco dining area overlooking the sweeping lawns and the ideal venue for high tea. Built into a natural sandstone amphitheater, Embers offers a breathtaking dining experience under the stars. The award-winning state-of-the-art Spa complements the harmony with nature experience. A variety of exhilarating and enriching activities are included, nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming and special interest presentations on birding, stargazing, entomology, social responsibilities and rock art.  Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

3. The Oyster Box

South Africa, Durban

Like its iconic lighthouse standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, the Oyster Box Hotel boasts sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. All the colonial charm has been lovingly preserved – the exquisite tiles, murals, paintings and antique furnishings have all been retained in their original glory. The luxurious rooms are meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and style with the décor reflecting the soothing shades of the ocean and tropical vegetation. Each room has a balcony with breathtaking views, bathroom with double vanities and a spacious separate shower, hairdryer, in-room safe, well-stocked minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, CD/DVD players, direct dial telephone and complimentary Wi-Fi. The culinary experience of the Oyster Box Hotel celebrates the palate, whether you are enjoying sundowners at the Lighthouse Bar, sumptuous tea in the Palm Court, casual dining at the Ocean Terrace, fine dining at the Grill Room, or swapping stories over a cold beer in the Chukka Bar. Additional amenities include a private cinema, a fitness center, an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, a library, and an award winning Spa.

4. Savanna Private Game Reserve

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Savanna is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve in an area where 'Big 5' sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. The beautifully appointed suites offer spacious and luxurious accommodation, blending the elegance of a bygone era with all the convenience of modern facilities. Each suite has an en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, double vanities, indoor and outdoor shower and open onto a deck with a private plunge pool. In between game drives, relax in the comfortable public lounge with its spacious patio or at the main pool overlooking the lush gardens and waterhole. A viewing loft above the lounge makes a pleasant nook for a quiet game of chess as well as a bird's eye view of the waterhole, while an adjoining library provides complimentary Wi-Fi. Breakfasts, lunches and candle-lit dinners are served on the deck of the main lodge. On balmy nights, sumptuous barbecues are enjoyed under the stars round a blazing fire in the open-air ‘boma.’ Activities include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, conducted by experienced rangers.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Upon your arrival in Cape Town, South Africa's "Mother City", you will be warmly welcomed and whisked away to your luxurious hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa

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Day 2. Cape Town

Begin a day of spectacular vistas with a ride on the cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Continue to the rugged Cape Peninsula, passing beautiful beaches along the way. Look out for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the engaging penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Added Benefit: Tonight, delight your taste buds with a delicious meal at Azure Restaurant. (BD)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa

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Day 3. Cape Town

Discover the beautiful Franschhoek wine valley, a treat for the eyes and palate. Stroll through the picturesque village. Visit world-renowned wine farms, which still bear their original French names, and learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet.

Added Benefit: Enjoy wines and olive oils hand crafted with passion (BL)

The Twelve Apostles Hotel And Spa

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Day 4. Cape Town / Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

Leave Cape Town behind and journey to the striking Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve. Encompassing over 130 rock art sites, the area provides a rich history of the San people. Join your guide on an enlightening walk to view these ancient Bushman paintings or set out on an evening game drive and a chance to spot the rare aardwolf. (BLD)

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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Day 5. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

Reconnect with the earth as you immerse yourself in the dramatic scenery. Roam the wide-open spaces, swim in the crystal clear pools, or simply replenish your spirit at the Spa.

Added Benefit: Tonight enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in a secluded shepherd’s cottage in the heart of the reserve. (BLD)

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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Day 6. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve / Durban

After a final morning in the wilderness, return to Cape Town and fly off to Durban. Sink into luxury at your prestigious beachfront hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean. (B)

The Oyster Box

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Day 7. Durban

The day is yours to do as you please. Kick off your shoes and enjoy an idyllic day at the beach. Attentive staff will arrange beach chairs, towels and an umbrella to keep you comfortable while lazing in the sun. (B)

The Oyster Box

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Day 8. Durban / Kruger Private Reserve

With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure in the famous Sabi Sand Reserve. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush. Your luxury suite blends the elegance of a by-gone era with the romance of sleeping in a tent. (BLD)

Savanna Private Game Reserve

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Day 9. Kruger Private Reserve

Rise early when the animals are most lively for this morning’s game drive. The Sabi Sand is home to the elusive leopard, so keep your eyes peeled. Return to your camp for lunch and relaxation before setting out on an evening game drive spotlighting the nocturnal animals as they come out to forage and hunt. (BLD)

Savanna Private Game Reserve

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Day 10. Kruger Private Reserve

Guided walks are another way to explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, often missed when in a vehicle. Tonight, savor fine dining beneath the grand canopy of the African sky. (BLD)

Savanna Private Game Reserve

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Day 11. Kruger Private Reserve / Depart

Greet the dawn on one final game drive. After a hearty breakfast travel by air to Johannesburg for your international departure flight. (B)

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 4, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $12,195
Single Room Supplement From $5,595
Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement From $4,795
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,595
Single Room Supplement From $4,995
Departure Dates Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $12,195
Single Room Supplement From $5,595
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $12,295
Single Room Supplement From $5,595

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-03 Dec 18-31.

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

Cape Town - Durban - Kruger - Johannesburg

Economy Class per person from $995

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