Luxury South Africa Tours

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

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, Sabi Sand Reserve

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

Introduction to South Africa
(8 Days)
Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

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

Romantic South Africa
(10 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

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

Journey Through South Africa
(14 days)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Greater Kruger NP

Multi-country Tours

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

South Africa & Botswana
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Romantic Safari & Sea
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, 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, Sabi Sand Reserve

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa
(21 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Windhoek, Soussusvlei, 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)

Highlights of South Africa & Namibia
(15 Days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa

(17 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Experience the best of Egypt and South Africa on this private luxury journey. Artisans of Leisure travelers are escorted throughout Egypt by one of the country's top private Egyptologist guides (including on the luxury Nile River cruise) and have their own private drivers in each location.

First, experience Cairo as an insider—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. Visit the most interesting cultural attractions in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as the Citadel, the Egyptian Museum and the Hanging Church. Tour our favorite neighborhoods, which are filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluk, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture. See well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants. Walk through fascinating markets such as the renowned Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Also visit smaller and lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts and Egyptian culture. If desired, we can also arrange visits to Cairo's top boutiques and reservations at the best restaurants in town.

One day, take a private excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, a world-renowned and UNESCO-listed burial complex that includes pyramids, tombs, temples, the Solar Boat and the Great Sphinx. Also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara. If desired, enjoy a camel ride by the Pyramids of Giza, and perhaps see the interiors of the Great and Bent pyramids.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange VIP experiences such as exclusive access to well-preserved tombs that are not open to the public and after-hours private tours of major sites such as the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza.

Next, fly to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two spectacular monumental temples commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II and carved into sandstone cliffs.

Next, enjoy a four-night luxury Nile River cruise. Tour extraordinary archaeological sites such as the stunning Temple of Philae, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Temple of Horus (Edfu) and the Temple of Kom Ombo. Around Luxor, visit Luxor Temple and the Karnak complex, Medinet Habu, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI. We will also arrange access to the spectacular tombs of Seti I and Queen Nefertari. Throughout the cruise, Artisans of Leisure will arrange private shore excursions with your own Egyptologist guide.

Depending on your travel dates, this cruise is also available in reverse, from Luxor to Aswan.

Spend one night in Cairo, then fly overnight 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. Another day, venture to the beautiful Cape Winelands for personalized wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards and a visit to the charming and historic town of Stellenbosch, with its high-end artisan boutiques and acclaimed restaurants. 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.

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 Cairo, Egypt

VIP airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2

Cairo

Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private excursion to Dahshur, Saqqara, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx

Day 4

Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
Private transfer to airport for flight to Abu Simbel. Private touring of temples. Return to airport for flight to Aswan. Embark on Nile River cruise for 4 nights

Day 5

Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Morning private tour of sights around Aswan. Sail to Kom Ombo for afternoon private touring of Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for overnight

Day 6

Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Morning private touring of Temple of Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock to Luxor for overnight

Day 7

Luxor

Private touring of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens and Luxor and Karnak temples

Day 8

Luxor – Cairo

Private transfer to airport for flight to Cairo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 9

Depart Cairo

Private transfer to airport for overnight flights (not included in cost) to Cape Town

Day 10

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Airport assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 11

Cape Town

Full-day private city tour

Day 12

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula

Full-day private excursion

Day 13

Cape Town & Cape Winelands

Full-day private excursion to the Cape Winelands, including wine tasting

Day 14

Cape Town – Sabi Sand Reserve

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

Day 15

Sabi Sand Reserve

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 16

Sabi Sand Reserve

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

Day 17

Sabi Sand Reserve – Depart Johannesburg

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


Accommodation
Cairo:

The St. Regis Cairo, Four Seasons Nile Plaza or Four Seasons First Residence

Nile River cruise:

The Oberoi Philae or The Oberoi Zahra

Cape Town:

The Silo, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel or Ellerman House

Sabi Sand Reserve:

Singita Boulders (Royal Malewane can also be booked – supplement applies)


Cost
$30,030 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury South Africa Tours

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

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, Sabi Sand Reserve

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

Introduction to South Africa
(8 Days)
Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

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

Romantic South Africa
(10 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP

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

Journey Through South Africa
(14 days)
Johannesburg, Kalahari Desert, Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Greater Kruger NP

Multi-country Tours

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

South Africa & Botswana
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Okavango Delta, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Romantic Safari & Sea
(13 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, 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, Sabi Sand Reserve

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa
(21 days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Windhoek, Soussusvlei, 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)

Highlights of South Africa & Namibia
(15 Days)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Greater Kruger NP

Testimonials

The South Africa trip was beyond amazing. The guides and trackers were wonderful and very knowledgeable. We couldn’t have been happier.
~ J.D., Newtonville, MA

Our honeymoon in South Africa and the Seychelles was AMAZING! Everything went perfectly and we loved how it felt so special….the destinations and hotels were superb!
~ S.A., Doha, Qatar

The lodges in South Africa were incredible and we loved our guide. The Artisans of Leisure on-the-ground representatives were invaluable…It was spectacular. 
~ V.R., McLean, VA

 

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