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

Ultimate Journey Through Southern Africa

(21 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cape Winelands, Cape Town, Greater Kruger NP, Windhoek, Sossusvlei, Skeleton Coast, Johannesburg, Moremi Game Reserve

This incredible private tour explores the very best of Southern Africa, including cultural touring in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands and luxury safaris in the top scenic and game-viewing destinations in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.

Begin in 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.

Transfer over the beautiful Franschhoek Pass to Gansbaai to enjoy an early morning whale watching (in season) or shark diving cruise. Afterwards, enjoy some free time in Hermanus before continuing to Cape Town, one of Africa's premier cultural destinations, for three 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 and philanthropic touring of nearby townships can also be arranged, upon request.

Conclude your tour with a three-night luxury safari in Greater Kruger National Park (Sabi Sand Reserve or Thornybush Reserve). 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 to Windhoek, the modern capital of Namibia, for a night.

Continue to Sossusvlei, a desert region of dramatic red sand dunes in the middle of Namib-Naukluft Park, one of the largest national parks in Africa. Stay at a top desert lodge, and tour highlights such as Deadvlei, a dried lake bed with an eerie grove of dead trees surrounded by enormous sand dunes. If desired, hike up Big Daddy, the highest dune in the world, for breathtaking views over the ridges and valleys of the sprawling sand landscape. Other activities include looking for wildlife such as brown hyenas, springboks and gemsboks (oryx); walking nature trails to see interesting birds, reptiles and insects; quad biking; night walks; seeing ancient rock art; and stargazing.

Fly to the Skeleton Coast, a remote wilderness where towering sand dunes meet the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Stay at a contemporary lodge among the sand dunes of Skeleton Coast Park, and enjoy activities in the area such as visiting the Mowe Bay seal colony, seeing shipwrecks and an abandoned diamond mine, going quad biking, and taking a 4WD tour to the Hoarusib River to see the Clay Castles geological formations and look for hyenas, lions and elephants. Other options include surf fishing, lunch on the beach and sundowner cocktails in the sand dunes.

Spend a night in Johannesburg before flying to the Makgadikgadi Pans in the eastern Kalahari Desert—one of the most dramatic landscapes in Botswana—for a stay at Jack's Camp, a 1920's-style desert camp. If your timing is right, you can witness Southern Africa's largest wildebeest and zebra migration. Enjoy outings with expert guides to view desert wildlife, including a chance to get up close to a habituated family of meerkats and brown hyena. Also take a walking safari with local Zu Hoasi Bushmen trackers, explore remote archaeological sites in the salt pans, ride quad bikes across the pans, and take in the incredible silence while star-gazing.

Conclude your tour with a stay at Mombo Camp, a renowned "land camp" on Chief's Island in the delta's Moremi Game Reserve, an area of pristine wilderness and one of the world's top wildlife viewing regions. Spot the Big Five during daily game drives with an expert ranger. A highlight of this area is the high concentration of plains game that come to graze on the sweet grasses of the island and the large number predators they attract, giving this area the name, "the predator capital of the world." Return to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted to your international flight.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Cape Town – Cape Winelands

Private arrival transfer to Cape Winelands for 2 nights

Day 2

Cape Winelands

Full-day private tour, including wine tasting

Day 3

Cape Winelands – Cape Town

Early-morning private transfer to Gansbaai for shark diving or whale-watching cruise. Private transfer to Cape Town for 3 nights, with stop in Hermanus en route

Day 4

Cape Town

Full-day private city tour

Day 5

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula

Full-day private excursion

Day 6

Cape Town – Greater Kruger NP

Private transfer to airport for commercial flight to Nelspruit. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights

Day 7

Greater Kruger NP

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 8

Greater Kruger NP

Continue twice-daily game drives. Option for local community visit or walking safari

Day 9

Greater Kruger NP – Windhoek, Namibia

Morning game-viewing activity. Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Johannesburg, connecting with commercial flight to Windhoek. Airport assistance through immigration and private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 10

Windhoek – Sossusvlei

Private transfer to airport for scheduled light aircraft flight to Soussusvlei. Arrival transfer to lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon lodge-based activity

Day 11

Sossusvlei

Morning and afternoon lodge activities and excursions

Day 12

Sossusvlei

Morning and afternoon lodge activities and excursions

Day 13

Sossusvlei – Skeleton Coast

Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Skeleton Coast. Arrival transfer to lodge for 2 nights

Day 14

Skeleton Coast

Morning and afternoon lodge activities and excursions

Day 15

Skeleton Coast – Windhoek – Johannesburg, South Africa

Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Windhoek, connecting with commercial flight to Johannesburg. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night

Day 16

Johannesburg – Maun, Botswana – Kalahari Desert (Makgadikgadi Salt Pans)

Private transfer to airport for commercial flight to Maun, connecting with scheduled light aircraft flight to Kalahari Desert. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 2 nights. Afternoon game-viewing activity

Day 17

Kalahari Desert

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 18

Kalahari Desert – Okavango Delta (Chief’s Island)

Morning lodge-based activities. Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Moremi Game Reserve. Arrival transfer to luxury safari lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game-viewing activity

Day 19

Okavango Delta

Morning and afternoon land- and water-based safaris

Day 20

Okavango Delta

Continue twice-daily game-viewing activities

Day 21

Okavango Delta – Depart Botswana

Morning lodge-based activities. Transfer to airstrip for scheduled light aircraft flight to Maun, connecting with commercial flight to Johannesburg. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight


Hotels
Cape Winelands:

La Residence

Cape Town: The Silo, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel or Ellerman House
Greater Kruger NP: Singita Boulders (Sabi Sand Reserve) or Royal Malewane (Thornybush Reserve)
Windhoek: Omaanda
Sossusvlei: &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge or Little Kulala Lodge
Skeleton Coast: Shipwreck Lodge
Johannesburg: The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa
Kalahari Desert: Jack's Camp
Moremi Game Reserve: Mombo Camp

Cost
$59,675 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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