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Introduction

The Scenic Safari Adventure is exactly what it says, South Africa’s best and truly unique safari experience, sight-seeing, wine tasting in and around Cape Town, rare species of the Kalahari and the breath taking beauty of the Waterberg.

This 11-day adventure will have you soaking up the sights and sounds of the Mother City; indulging in the tastes and charms of the Winelands, exploring the desert of the Kalahari and the beautiful mountains of the Waterberg.

  • 10 nights accommodation in some of South Africa’s most picturesque destinations – Including The Kalahari, Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
  • A variety of spectacular sightseeing spots – e.g. Table Mountain and Cape Point
  • Wine tasting in the world-renown Wine Capital of the Cape.
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Various transport options available on request
Day 1-5 – Tintswalu Atlantic, Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town International, you will be collected and transferred to Tintswalu Atlantic Hotel in the beautiful Hout Bay.
Only a 45 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and about a 25 minute drive from the city itself, Tintswalo Atlantic is tucked away just off Chapman’s Peak Drive and overlooks the icy Atlantic Ocean. Its secluded location on the water’s edge provides solitude near city life.

Cosmopolitan Cape Town is a comfortable distance away but there are enough activities in the immediate vicinity to keep guests entertained. The bustling harbour of Hout Bay is just around the corner while Table Mountain Nature Reserve offers relaxing hikes among the region’s fynbos. In the mood for a tipple? The Constantia Winelands are a quick hop over Constantia neck

Meals: breakfast

Day 5-8 – Tswalu Kalahari, Kalahari
After breakfast you will check out. A representative from Biggestleaf Travel will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Cape Town International Airport. Here you will hope on a short scheduled charter flight to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.
When The Kalahari Desert is mentioned, images of a sparse, desolated desert may come to mind – when on the contrary, it is a destination drenched in colour: clear blue skies, gold and crimson sunsets, coarse green grass and rubicund dunes in parts. It is here, nestled against the sheltering slopes of the gentle Korannaberg Mountains, that the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve resides.

Safari vehicles rumble along the reserve’s dusty roads in search of cheetah, dark-maned Kalahari lions, brown hyena and herds of buffalo. Travel on foot, meandering across silent dunes, in the hope of spotting the desert-adapted black rhino. Horseback safaris take guests among the seldom-seen roan and sable antelope, tsessebe, and Hartmann’s mountain zebra. Small predators, such as the Cape fox, bat-eared fox and lynx, wander the landscape by night.

Visitors can bond with the reserve’s meerkat colonies that have grown accustomed to human contact or enjoy excursions into the folds of the Korannaberg hills that will reveal extraordinary archaeological sites and rock art left behind by the nomadic San people thousands of years ago. Spend a night among the dunes, marvelling at the seemingly endless expanse of the Kalahari, lit up by the star-studded sky.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 8-11 – Marataba Safari Lodge, Marakele National Park, Waterberg
After breakfast, you leave behind the desert head northeast to Johannenburg on a short scheduled charter flight. On arrive at Johannesburg International, you will be collected and transferred to Marataba Safari Lodge in the Waterberg Mountains.

Marataba Safari Lodge lies in an exclusive 23,000-hectare Big-5 reserve at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. Alongside Africa’s might Big 5 you will also encounter a wide variety of birds, including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world (more than 800 breeding pairs have been settled here!). Marataba has a large population of leopards and sightings of these elusive beasts are quite common.

Situated in a malaria-free region only four hours north of Johannesburg, Marataba is surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills, and rich valleys. Here you’ll find rare yellowwood and cedar trees, five-metre high cycads, and tree ferns. A special perk of the lodge is a boat that takes guests out on the Matlabas River where they can enjoy sundowners and a spectacular view of the Waterberg Mountain Range.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 11 – Departure
After one last game drive and breakfast, check out of the Marataba Safari Lodge. A representative from Biggestleaf Travel will collect you from the lodge and transfer you to Johannesburg Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Tintswalo Atlantic

Tucked away just off Chapman’s Peak Drive and overlooks the icy Atlantic Ocean. After parking at the Chapman’s Peak toll gate guests are transported to this hidden gem. Its secluded location on the water’s edge provides solitude near city life.
Cosmopolitan Cape Town is a comfortable distance away but there are enough activities in the immediate vicinity to keep guests entertained. The bustling harbour of Hout Bay is just around the corner while Table Mountain Nature Reserve offers relaxing hikes among the region’s fynbos. In the mood for a tipple? The Constantia Winelands are a quick drive away.

Accommodation consists of 10 Luxury Suites as well as a Presidential Suite, all with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the sunset in the distance. All rooms come with air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and room service is available on demand. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk as well as a restaurant, bar and lounge – all overlooking the rough waves.

Tswalu Motse Lodge

Tswalu Motse Lodge is the main property within the Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Surrounded by vast open spaces you will explore the lay of the land in search of the 70 species of mammals that inhabit the reserve.

Though game drives in open-sided, canopied safari vehicles are the main game-viewing activity, you’ll have the option of going on bush walks or horseback rides in the company of experienced guides. A variety of dining experiences, including sundowners on lantern-lit dunes, boma dining, and mountain lookouts under umbrella thorn acacias are also available. Avid golfers looking to practive their swing will be pleased to learn that there is a golf club approximately an hour from the lodge.

Tswalu Motse accommodates 24 guests in 9 Legaes, which is a Tswana word meaning ‘small house’. Each legae is made from stone, red-sand clay, and thatch from the Kalahari area and boasts an en-suite bathroom, open fireplace, private sun-deck with a stunning Kalahari view, and other amenities.

Marataba Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge lies in an exclusive 23,000-hectare Big-5 reserve at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. Alongside Africa’s mighty Big 5 you will also encounter a wide variety of birds, including the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world (more than 800 breeding pairs have been settled here!). Marataba has a large population of leopards and sightings of these elusive beasts are quite common.

Situated in a malaria-free region only four hours north of Johannesburg, Marataba is surrounded by beautiful mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills, and rich valleys. Here you’ll find rare yellowwood and cedar trees, five-metre high cycads, and tree ferns. A special perk of the lodge is a boat that takes guests out on the Matlabas River where they can enjoy sundowners and a spectacular view of the Waterberg Mountain Range.

The lodge features 15 Luxury Tents. Each Suite has its own private deck overlooking the Waterberg Mountains and a river below. The lavish free-standing stone baths in each Suite come with indoor as well as outdoor showers. A lawn in front of the lodge overlooks a popular waterhole and serves as the setting where dinners are served.

Why Book a Safari Package With Us

  • Our packages are tailor-made by experienced and knowledgeable consultants.
  • Game drives in an open safari vehicles.
  • We offer our own transfer service, adding a special touch to your getaway
  • Hassle-free, convenient booking process
  • Competitive rates and flexibility to suit your budget
  • Quick response and turnaround times
  • Local industry leaders and destination experts
  • Customer-service orientated team – we go the extra mile

Rates

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Included

  • Accommodation in luxury en-suite rooms
  • Activities as specified in itinerary (subject to availability)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • All beverages
  • Transport option as requested

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • All entry fees for sightseeing
  • Optional extras such as spa treatments and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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