Private luxury tours in South Africa

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Luxury South Africa Tours

Luxuries of South Africa
(11 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve, Kruger National Park

Cape Town in Depth
(6 days)
Cape Town with Cape Peninsula & Cape Winelands

Highlights of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(12 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve)

Malaria-free South Africa
(11 days)
Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Safari (Madikwe Reserve)

Introduction to South Africa
(8 Days)
Cape Town, Safari (Sabi Sand or Thornybush)

Family Tour of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(10 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls (Zambezi River), Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve)

Romantic South Africa
(10 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Safari (Sabi Sand, Thornybush or Madikwe)

Cape Town & Beyond
(8 days)
Cape Winelands, Hermanus, Cape Town

Journey Through South Africa
(14 days)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Safari (Sabi Sand or Thornybush)

Multi-country Tours

Classic South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls
(14 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park)

South Africa & Botswana
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg, Safari (Sabi Sand or Thornybush)

Romantic Safari & Sea
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Safari (Sabi Sand or Thornybush), Beach Resort (Seychelles, Mauritius or Mozambique)

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve)

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa
(21 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Safari, Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Moremi Game Reserve

Journey Through South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania
(16 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro Crater, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)

Journey Through South Africa

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Safari (Sabi Sand or Thornybush)

This comprehensive, private tour explores the diversity of South Africa's best cultural and natural wonders, including cultural touring in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the varied landscapes of the Kalahari Desert, the charming towns of the Cape Winelands and one of best safari lodges in the world.

Arrive in Johannesburg. Spend two nights in the city’s most exclusive residential neighborhood and enjoy private touring of the city's highlights. "Joburg" has an excellent shopping and art scene and you might like to visit the city's best gallery districts, designer shops, local African art markets, and up-and-coming neighborhoods. Other options include the excellent Apartheid Museum, an insider's tour of Soweto, or a day trip to the Cradle of Humankind.

Next, transfer by light aircraft flight to South Africa's Kalahari Desert (malaria-free zone) for an unforgettable desert safari experience. Accommodation is at Tswalu, a luxury lodge in South Africa's largest privately-owned game reserve. Set out with expert rangers on your own private game drives to view desert wildlife, including desert Black Rhino and other rare species such as black wildebeest and mountain zebra. Spend quality time with a habituated family of meerkats. Opt for a horseback safari or a bush walk, sleep in a star bed, venture to see ancient bushman etchings, or have us arrange a private wine tasting, helicopter excursion or hot air balloon ride over the veld.

Continue to Cape Town, one of Africa’s premier cultural destinations, for four nights at one of our favorite luxury properties. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with one of Cape Town's most knowledgeable guides. Learn about the city's fascinating history and architecture; take a cable car to the top of the iconic Table Mountain; experience local markets, boutiques, museums, and noted African art galleries; and enjoy Cape Town's incredible food and wine scene, including reservations at top restaurants. Depending on your interests, enjoy other highlights, such as Bo Kaap (the Cape Malay Quarter), and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. One day, take a private excursion along the scenic coastal road to the Cape Peninsula and visit the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and quaint seaside towns. Private yacht cruises, an excursion to Robben Island, scenic helicopter flights, adventure activities, philanthropic touring of nearby townships and day trips to Hermanus can also be arranged, upon request.

Next, transfer to the beautiful Cape Winelands. Spend two nights at a luxurious retreat in Franschhoek with private touring in the region, including personalized wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards and a visit to the charming and historic town of Stellenbosch. There will be ample time to explore the town, browse high-end artisan boutiques and indulge in some of the country's most acclaimed gourmet restaurants.

Conclude your tour with a three-night luxury safari in the Sabi Sand Reserve, a private reserve that borders Kruger National Park. This area is renowned for its diverse wildlife—including the Big Five—and is particularly known for leopard sightings. Stay at an ultra-luxurious safari lodge and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks during your stay. If desired, a visit to a local community can be arranged. There will also be time to indulge in spa treatments and enjoy elaborate gourmet meals paired with South Africa's best wines. Fly to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted to your international flight.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg

Airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Johannesburg

Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Johannesburg – Kalahari Desert

Private transfer to airport for scheduled light aircraft flight to the Kalahari Desert. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon private game-viewing activity

Day 4

Kalahari Desert

Morning and afternoon private game drives and bush walks. Option for horseback or walking safari, or excursion to cave art sites

Day 5

Kalahari Desert

Continue twice daily private game drives and activities

Day 6

Kalahari Desert – Cape Town

Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Cape Town. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 7

Cape Town

Full-day private city tour

Day 8

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula

Full-day private excursion

Day 9

Cape Town – Cape Winelands

Private transfer to Cape Winelands for 2 nights

Day 10

Cape Winelands

Full-day private tour

Day 11

Cape Town – Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve)

Private transfer to airport for commercial flight to Nelspruit. Arrival transfer to Sabi Sand Reserve luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game-viewing activity

Day 12

Safari

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 13

Safari

Continue twice-daily game drives, with option for local community visit or walking safari

Day 14

Depart Johannesburg

Transfer to airport for commercial flight to Johannesburg. Airport assistance to international departure flight


Accommodation
Johannesburg:

The Saxon

Kalahari Desert: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Cape Town: The Silo
Cape Winelands: La Residence
Safari: Singita Boulders or Royal Malewane

Cost
$28,495 per person (double occupancy)