Indulge in a luxurious safari experience in some of South Africa’s best wildlife parks, including Shambala Private Game Reserve, where you’ll experience exciting game viewing, an elephant safari, bush picnic, sunset cruise and evenings of stargazing. Then travel to world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, to search for the Big Five and the elusive leopard. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Capetown, stroll and shop along the vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and visit nearby attractions, such as the Cape Winelands. Accommodations include the intimate Leadwood Lodge, with just four air-conditioned suites, and the elegant Cape Grace Hotel with its spectacular harbor and mountain views.
On arrival at O R Tambo International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a member of our team, who will assist you through passport control and baggage claim, as well as to your awaiting transfer ready to transport you to The Saxon Boutique Hotel Villas & Spa where you will spend the night.
SAXON BOUTIQUE HOTEL
• A luxury city retreat
• Twenty-four suites
• Beautiful landscaped gardens
• Truly delectable menus and fine dining options
• A wellness spa, gym and heated swimming pool
Nestled in exquisitely landscaped gardens, the discerning Saxon Hotel offers its guests exceptional exclusivity and service in tranquil surroundings. The hotel’s 24 magnificent suites exude an unrivalled air of luxury. Each suite offers large picture bay windows that look out over the gardens or the beautiful pool area and has a lovely ensuite bathroom, satellite television and state-of-the-art surround sound music system.
A superb restaurant serves colorful and experiential dishes, such as African game and mouth-watering seafood delicacies, while the wine cellars and dining library offer novel locations for intimate dinners. The Pool Terrace is an inviting area where guests can relax and while away the afternoon before repairing to the Olive Bar. The outdoor heated infinity pool (with underwater music), well-equipped gym and soul-soothing spa are also available for guests’ enjoyment.
Overnight: Saxon Boutique Hotel
Day 2 - 3
Shambala Private Game Reserve
After a delicious breakfast served at the hotel, a transfer vehicle will be waiting to transport you into the bush for a luxury safari experience of a lifetime.
Embark on a short journey into the Waterberg wilderness by road transfer where you are sure to discover ‘paradise on earth’ at Shambala Zulu Camp, Shambala Private Game Reserve for two nights. A place of utter wilderness splendor, the camp surroundings are blissfully tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful. Revel in delightfully luxurious comforts in between scheduled safari activities including game drives, bush picnics, sundowner cruises on the Dow Steyn Dam and an elephant walk.
SHAMABALA ZULU CAMP
A luxurious African retreat
• 7 Afro-French Provincial style chalets, 1 pilot chalet and 1 luxury chalet
• Designed to resemble a traditional African village
• Rock pool with riverfront views
• Relaxing lounge areas with spectacular views and a cozy fireplace
• Campfires lit each evening within the open lapa area
• Private outdoor showers and private decks
Named after the Tibetan word meaning ‘paradise on earth’, Shambala is a picturesque retreat within the spectacular Shambala Private Game Reserve. With views of the incredibly beautiful Waterberg mountain range and 12,000 hectares of pristine natural wilderness, a stay at Shambala will not only rejuvenate the senses in utter peace and tranquility, but also offer an incredible safari experience with memories to last a lifetime.
Enjoy a refreshing dip within the camp’s rock pool or take a moment to absorb the peacefully tranquil wilderness within the lounge area. For a little pampering, the Shambala Spa’s many treatments offer a wonderful opportunity to unwind in the wild. Shambala’s luxurious chalets have been designed to resemble a traditional African village, built with natural materials and separated by streams from the nearby river, offering not only a peaceful, intimate retreat, but also a sense of tranquil bliss in the wild. Honeycomb - shaped chalets offer chic Afro-French Provincial style interiors with luxurious comforts to sink into and delight in. A luxurious bathroom, with both bath tub and shower, leads out onto a private outdoor shower. Spectacular views of the open wilderness can be enjoyed from a private deck overlooking the surrounding bushveld.
Overnight: Shambala Zulu Camp
Day 4 - 6
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Return to O R Tambo International Airport via transfer for a light aircraft flight to Leadwood Lodge within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve where you will stay for three nights.
An exclusive and intimate haven within the African wilderness, Leadwood Lodge is as peacefully enticing as it is luxuriously beautiful. Shaded by Jackalberry and Leadwood trees, four exclusively luxurious suites overlook spectacular views of the Sand River. Indulge in blissful solitude and serenity within your cool, crisp and luxuriously comfortable suite, private plunge pool or in the lodge guest area in between intimate encounters with the wild as you track the Big Five and elusive leopard during daily game drives and nature walks accompanied by experienced and armed guides and trackers.
Once you have experienced a stay at Leadwood Lodge you’ll be longing to take root there as deeply as the ancient trees after which the Lodge is named. Nestled in the fork of the Sand and Mabrak Rivers, Leadwood offers a cozy and serene getaway that is completely at peace with the bush that surrounds it.
With only four suites carefully distanced from each other, Leadwood is ideal for families or parties of friends who want to share their safari experiences without intruding on each other’s privacy. When booked for individual use, rather than sole-use, we only ever use three suites, so the number of guests on the game drive vehicle is never more than six. The rest of the world instantly slips away at Leadwood Lodge. Constructed for maximum privacy, the four suites ensure total serenity and solitude. Simply relax on your private deck or while away the hours absorbed in the peace of the bush. Floor to ceiling glass windows afford wide views of the animals coming down to drink at the rocky river's edge. The colors and textures of the bush follow you indoors and even the indoor shower is encased in glass.
Highlights of Leadwood Lodge:
• Set in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which shares unfenced boundaries with the Kruger National Park
• Intimate Big Five game viewing experiences, particularly leopard
• Just four intimate air-conditioned suites available for sole-use or three suites when booked individually, limiting the number of guests on game drive vehicles
• Fireplace, private plunge pool and outdoor shower
Shared guest areas are intimate too, with steps and levels creating cozy, secluded areas. Tuck yourself away in a private corner with a book or enjoy a refreshing drink in the shade of a jackalberry tree on the spacious deck. With a granite river bank in front of the lodge, you’re bound to spot a four-legged visitor or two quenching their thirst. When the sun gets too hot, enjoy a refreshing dip in the king size plunge pool on your suite’s private deck.
The open-air dining room welcomes you with wholesome aromas and friendly faces. Linger over a leisurely meal under the roughly hewn bush chandelier or join in the hearty fare around a blazing fire in the boma. When the chill of the African night creeps up, retire to the warmth and comfort of the fireplace in your private suite. The deep, free-standing tub in the bathroom beckons and the underfloor heating chases the chill from the smooth rock floor.
Overnight: Leadwood Lodge
A transfer vehicle will transport you from the Sabi Sand Game Reserve to Nelspruit Airport, where you will catch a scheduled domestic flight to Cape Town International Airport. On arrival in Cape Town you will be welcomed by our representative who will drive you to your hotel.
With Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town is situated at the south-western tip of Africa. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and an eclectic mix of old and new, this laid-back city is as much at home with its 17th century castle as it is with its sleek skyscrapers and trendy malls.
Indulge in a three night stay at the graciously refined Cape Grace Hotel with spectacular views of the harbor and Table Mountain.
THE CAPE GRACE
A refined hotel
• 122 gracious rooms
• Spectacular harbor and mountain views
• Award winning restaurant and distinguished whisky bar
• Gym, wellness spa and heated swimming pool
Set on a private waterside platform in Cape Town’s vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, the Cape Grace Hotel offers an atmosphere of sophisticated, luxury living. With its 122 gracious rooms, guests can expect superb views of the surrounding harbor or of Cape Town’s breathtaking Table Mountain. Each room is furnished in fine classical decor and incorporates a thoughtful variety of details, such as fresh flowers, delectable deli snacks and aromatic bath products - designed to make guests feel at home. Rooms are also equipped with air conditioning and lovely ensuite bathrooms.
Main areas include an award winning restaurant, which specializes in South African cuisine with a definitive modern twist, a distinguished whisky bar and wine cellar (boasting over 460 whiskies and an impressive selection of Cape wines), a soul-soothing wellness spa, heated swimming pool, a library filled from floor to ceiling, a gym and a communications center.
Overnight: Cape Grace
You will be driven to Cape Town International Airport via transfer, where your adventure with us will end.
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