Meet our local representative on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport
Private transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Ellerman House (approx 20 minutes)
Stay at Ellerman House for 4 nights
The original home of Sir John Ellerman, this boutique hotel has an historic architecture and stunning seaside setting that make it a favorite of discerning travelers in the Cape Town area. Amenities abound here: lounge around the large heated pool, with enchanting views of Bantry Bay and Robben Island. Savor delectable regional fare on the terrace, in the vibrant, colorful garden or in the exclusive restaurant. This superb venue is staffed by acclaimed international chefs who will prepare something from the a la carte menu or something just for you. While here, take advantage of the fully equipped gym and sauna, and indulge yourself at the Ellerman Spa. Each of the nine en suite rooms and two suites is individually decorated to create a unique and thoroughly luxurious atmosphere, and the private balconies offer humbling views of this superlative environment. When you would like to venture off the grounds, enjoy an evening stroll on nearby Clifton Beach, or take the quick 10 minute drive to the famed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. A Relais & Chateaux property, the Ellerman bears all the hallmarks of that esteemed company: a holistic experience featuring unobtrusive, unparalleled service. It is one of just 14 Relais & Chateaux properties to have received the Purple Shield distinction.
Singita means a place of miracles and this world-renowned collection of safari camps certainly lives up to the divine distinction. Inspired by the landscape and enhanced by world-class service, Boulders infuses these rugged environs with supreme luxury. It is as if you have entered an over-the-top oasis in the heart of South African wilds: Senufo artifacts and smooth linen, raw wood and cascading water. Luxuriate in the serenity of your suite featuring magnificent en suite bathrooms and bask in the pure wildness of your surroundings on the sundecks. Sister camp Ebony had a graceful aesthetic including timeworn colonial furniture and ethnic crafts, creating a classic atmosphere. Nestled in the shade of jackalberry trees on the bank of the Sand River, the 12 thatched suites at Singita Ebony are places of sublime luxury and quiet contemplation, featuring opulent touches like fireplaces and private heated pools. Famous for its cuisine (not to mention 35,000 bottles of superb South African wine), the chef at Singita creates dishes bursting with flavor. Of course, there is another reason for that Singita stands as one of the finest properties: the wildlife. Globally renowned for its diversity and concentration of big game including the vaunted Big Five the Sabi Sands Reserve features broad, open savannah interspersed with acacia thornveld, rocky outcrops and riverine forest. Herds of buffalo and elephant, large prides of lion, majestic leopard and antelope by the thousands make the 18,500 hectare Singita Private Game Reserve, at the heart of the Sabi Sands, one of the finest locations for viewing the Big Five anywhere in the world.
Private transfer from Livingstone Airport to the Royal Livingstone
Stay at the Royal Livingstone for 2 nights
Thrillingly perched on the edge of the Eastern Cataract of Victoria Falls, The Royal Livingstone is a five-star oasis of luxury ideally situated for admiring one of the grandest spectacles of nature. The hotel consists of colonial style buildings stretched along the Zambezi River, and each of the 173 en-suite rooms here features Victorian bathrooms with oversized showers, white linen, satellite television, air-conditioning, mini-bar and, of course, a private veranda from which to enjoy your singular surroundings. In the main area of the hotel, the thatch-roofed buildings offer an elegant lounge, restaurant and bar and, you can always go for a swim in the pool that hovers over the swirling waters of the Zambezi. Named after the intrepid explorer David Livingstone, it is no wonder the hotel offers easy access to such a range of exhilarating activities: white-water rafting, river boarding, canoeing, elephant-back safaris, game drives and more. When you return, you can enjoy a brisk workout at the gym which includes weight training and circuit training facilities as well as space for aerobic and karate sessions and a treatment at the spa, or perhaps a round of golf at the on-site course.
Shared charter Kasane Airport - Zafara (approx 45 minutes)
Stay at Zafara Camp for 3 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Diner Included
Zarafa Camp, overlooks the Zibadianja Lagoon - the source of the world famous Savute Channel. The Camp evokes a sense of old-style safari with its four large, luxuriously appointed double or twin, marquis style tents. Hosting a maximum of eight guests, the emphasis at Zarafa Camp is on offering a personalized and private experience to guests - perfect for those who favour a more intimate experience or those who prefer the entire camp for their own, exclusive use. Each tent and veranda is spacious, positioned under cool and shady trees with breathtaking vistas of the Zibidianja Lagoon. A large bedroom, en-suite bathroom, featuring a copper bath and both indoor and outdoor showers, are standard. The main area at the Camp is furnished in the same campaign style as the tents and evokes the traditional safari ambiance of the turn of the 20th century. Lounge and dining facilities may be enjoyed under canvas or on the full-length deck shaded by giant broad-leafed trees. Activities are flexible to suit guests particular interests and include morning, afternoon and night game drives with experienced professional guides in custom-built 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers. Short guided nature walks from camp are encouraged, to introduce guests to some of the less prominent wildlife of Botswana. All of the Chobe National Park wildlife is present around Zarafa Camp with a varied bird and mammal community. Abundant plains game can be found here including lechwe, kudu, buffalo, zebra and giraffe. It is also a predator-rich reserve including cheetah, wild dog, lion, and leopard. The massive herds of elephant are another highlight while a wide variety of birds - some 300 or more - can be seen.
On a remote island in the Okavango Delta sits Jao, a nine-tent escape in the heart of a peaceful private reserve. The plains and waterways here are brimming with a diverse range of fascinating species including elephant, leopard, wildebeest, hippo, crocodile and a number of colorful bird species which can be viewed on game drives as well as by boat or mokoro (a traditional dugout canoe). Yet guests need not even leave camp to see the copious wildlife in this reserve: views of the surrounding landscape are ideal from your private deck or the outdoor sala (which also works well for breezy midday siestas). Wildlife is just one of the reasons to love Jao. You can indulge massage treatments from the resident therapist, work out at the gym or visit the salon, relax in the two plunge pools or even head out on the placid waters of the Delta for some fishing. Throughout your stay, you will be ensconced in elegance: handcrafted en-suite tents, shaded under a canopy of trees and featuring exquisite details and superb views. There is also an outdoor boma where you can enjoy one of their excellent wines, breathing in the superb bouquet and the fresh air in this alluring wilderness.