Private luxury tours in South Africa

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Luxury South Africa Tours

A Week in South Africa
(7 days)
Cape Town, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park

Highlights of South Africa & Victoria Falls
(9 days)
Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve

Family Tour of South Africa
(9 days)
Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, Victoria Falls (Zambia), Cape Town

Luxuries of South Africa
(11 days)
Winelands, Cape Town, Thornybush Reserve, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve

Malaria-free South Africa
(10 days)
Madikwe Reserve, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Cape Town

Essence of South Africa
(12 days)
Cape Town, Blue Train, Johannesburg, Victoria Falls (Zambia), Singita Sabi Sand Reserve

City, Desert & Safari
(10 days)
Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town

Multi-country Tours

Classic South Africa, Botswana & Victoria Falls
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve

Exclusive Botswana & South Africa
(11 days)
Moremi Game Reserve, Johannesburg, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, Cape Town

Romantic South Africa & Seychelles
(10 days)
Cape Town, Singita Kruger National Park, Seychelles

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(16 days)
Cairo, Nile Cruise, Singita Sabi Sand Reserve, Cape Town

Malaria-free South Africa

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madikwe Reserve, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, Cape Town

This private tour is perfect for those who prefer not to take malaria medication while traveling. It includes comprehensive private touring of Cape Town along with thrilling wildlife safaris at two of South Africa’s best luxury lodges—both located in malaria-free zones.

Arrive in Johannesburg where you will be assisted to the light aircraft flight to the Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free South African game reserve near the border of Botswana. This area offers a wide range of eco-zones and therefore a great variety of species, including the Big Five and cheetah. Stay at one of South Africa’s top safari lodges and enjoy game drives with an expert ranger. Spend free time at the spa, at the pool, on a bush walk, or enjoying a cooking lesson in the kitchen. Upon request

Spend the next three days in 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, or have us arrange a hot air balloon ride over the veld.

Conclude your tour in beautiful Cape Town and stay 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 Robben Island, 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 or opt to spend a day in the Winelands region with personalized wine tastings at South Africa’s best vineyards and a visit the charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Private yacht cruises, scenic helicopter flights, adventure activities, and day trips to Hermanus can also be arranged, upon request.

Speak with one of our Africa specialists to begin planning your private tour. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout South Africa.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive South Africa – Madikwe Reserve
Arrival assistance in Johannesburg to scheduled light aircraft to Madikwe Reserve and Molori Lodge for 3 nights
Day 2 Madikwe Reserve (Molori Lodge)
Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 3 Madikwe Reserve (Molori Lodge)
Continue twice-daily wildlife outings, with option for a local community visit
Day 4 Madikwe Reserve (Molori Lodge) – Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Scheduled light aircraft flight via Johannesburg to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve for 3 nights at Tswalu Motse Lodge
Day 5 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
Game drives and bush walks. Option for horseback safari or excursion to cave art sites
Day 6 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Continue daily game drives and activities

Day 7 Tswalu Kalahari Reserve – Cape Town
Scheduled light aircraft flight to Cape Town. Private arrival transfer to The Cape Grace for 3 nights
Day 8 Cape Town
Full-day private touring in Cape Town
Day 9

Cape Town
Full-day excursion to the Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands

Day 10 Depart Cape Town
Private airport transfer

Accommodation
Madikwe:

Molori Safari Lodge

Kalahari Desert: Tswalu Kalahari
Cape Town:

The Cape Grace


Cost
$13,205 Per person (double occupancy)