10 Days
Air-Inclusive

Overview

Kick off the rest of your life together with an indulgent honeymoon in Africa. Spend four nights at the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa and three nights on the ultimate safari experience at Savanna Private Game Reserve.


Itinerary

Day 1

TRAVELING

Depart from New York JFK or Washington Dulles on your South African Airways flight.

Day 2

CAPE TOWN View Accommodation

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect for your two-hour flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met for your transfer to your hotel. Check-in and enjoy a well deserved rest after your flight.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.

Day 3

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met by your English speaking driver-guide for your full-day private tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour takes you on an unforgettable journey to the mythical meeting place of the two great oceans. Breathtaking scenic beauty contrasts with the harsh rugged conditions of the most southwesterly edge of the African continent. Highlights include a visit to the historic town of Simon's Town, Groot Constantia Wine Estate or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional), the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Chapman's Peak (weather permitting)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.

Day 4

Cape Town

After breakfast your local English-speaking driver-guide will meet you at the hotel for a private tour of the Cape wine region. Discover the beauty and history of the Cape Winelands. Cape Dutch architecture, rolling vineyards, fine wines and beautiful mountain ranges are the order of the day. Highlights include a visit to the historical town of Stellenbosch, famous for its Cape Dutch architecture, a visit to the Ernie Els Winery and wine tastings in some of the finest wine estates. Then you set off for the return to the Mother City.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.

Day 5

Cape Town

Today is at leisure for you to explore Cape Town.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.

Day 6

SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME RESERVE View Accommodation

After breakfast you will be transferred by private car to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Skukuza.

Upon arrival at the Skukuza airport, you will be met and transferred to the Savanna Private Game Reserve.

An exclusive five-star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies 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. Specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with vast knowledge of the African bushveld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife.

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Savanna Private Game Reserve.

Day 7

SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

An early morning call from the ranger will wake you before first light, while the kitchen brews hot coffee or tea, and prepares cool fruit juices with a muffin, rusk or other freshly made delicacy. So begins the morning safari.

The bush is already alive, the air filled with birdsong as the rising sunlight dances off beads of dew on spiders' webs. No one, not even the tracker who can read the bushveld like a book, knows what's in store. He will watch the road for spoor, leaning forward intently to find any print left by a predator during its hunt in the dark. There may be hushed discussions between ranger and tracker and brief radio interactions from one vehicle to another. Sharing information ensures that the occupants of each Land Rover have the best chance of a wide range of sightings during their drives and also ensures control and responsible behavior as the vehicles move in close to the animals.

After a sumptuous breakfast is served back at the camp, guests are offered walks to suit their interests and fitness levels and are accompanied by an armed ranger and tracker.

Evening falls and you prepare for the night safari. As the fierce heat of the day cools, the inhabitants of the bush become restless, and the animals move out of the shade of the trees. You will be aware of colors softening to the beautiful, gentle hues that vary with each season. New scents fill the air and as the sun dips behind the horizon your ranger will choose a spot where you can stretch your legs. Watch in awe as the sky turns to the sensational vibrant reds, golds and oranges typical of an African sunset. There is a lull as the animals sense the transition into a time of increased danger. It is during evening safaris that the nocturnal hunters start stirring, and their prey needs to be alert for survival through the night.

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Savanna Private Game Reserve.

Day 8

SABI SAND PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Spend another day exploring the African bush.

During your safari you may be lucky enough to watch lions prepare for their evening hunt. Their long bodies stretch to ease muscles cramped from lying in the shade during the day; sinews are lengthened and claws sharpened against a tree; the vegetation is marked with scent, and the wind checked for smells; only then do they set off in a slow, loose-jointed, arrogant amble. There are numerous nocturnal hunters and, on your evening safari, with the help of a spotlight, a leopard's eyes may reflect back from a nearby tree. Or you may be lucky enough to spot another smaller predator, a genet, African civet or African wild cat. One can come across scenes at night that become etched in memory: elephants moving heavily but silently in the moonlight; the incredible flying leaps of bushbabies from treetop to treetop, and the red shine from a lion's eyes as it looks up from its kill. A Sabi Sand evening safari will never be forgotten.

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Savanna Private Game Reserve.

Day 9

Departure

After one last opportunity to track some elusive animal species and a hearty breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting flight to the United States.

Day 10

Traveling

Arrival at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airport.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York John F Kennedy or Washington Dulles to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town – Skukuza – Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners); Cape Peninsula tour; Cape Winelands tour; Ground transfers; All park fees and safari activities.


Excludes

Add on air from other US cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense - i.e. premium brand beverages, telephone calls, laundry etc; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers