12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition

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Overview of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition

The 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition is a beyond ordinary encounter that features in a 4 x 4 safari Land cruiser and sleeping in up market lodges for guaranteed quality and comfort.  The safari commences in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg featuring interesting places and activities like the cycling in the Cape Wine lands, shark safari and tour to the Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope, tour to Robben Islands and Sightseeing in Cape Town, wild game viewing in Lion Sands Game Reserve and Phinda Private Game Reserve including the possible sights of the Big five. The safari also features flights in areas which are a bit far from one another to reduce the time on the road.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition

Day 1 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Arrive in Cape Town & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Visit the Winelands and do a cycling adventure

Day 3 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Morning tour to the Private peninsular with scheduled shark safari & afternoon visit to the Cape Point

Day 4 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Visit Robben Islands and tour Cape Town

Day 5 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Transfer from Cape Town to Lions Sands Game Reserve

Day 6, 7 & 8 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Explore the Lions Sands Game Reserve

Day 9 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Transfer from Lions Sands Game Reserve to Phinda Private Game Reserve

Day 10 & 11 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Explore the Phinda Private Game Reserve

Day 12 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Departure

Detailed safari itinerary of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition

Day 1 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Arrive in Cape Town & transfer to the Hotel

Following a flight from your country of origin, you land at the Cape Town Airport where you will be met by our representative who will offer you a courteous welcome and briefing about the destination and the safari in particular as you transfer to the hotel. If you arrive a bit earlier, you can spend the evening walking along the Alfred and Victoria waterfront where a range of shops, bars and restaurants. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation: One & Only Cape Town

Day 2 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Visit the Winelands and do a cycling adventure

Winelands  cycling adventure cape town

After breakfast, you embark on the day trip to the Wine lands marked with a cycling adventure. The tour takes you to the Franschhoek – the magnificent French town positioned in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The guided cycling tour is arranged through the vine yards that are very historic and profound with stops at a range of estates to taste the nectar of the Gods. These are among the most beautiful wine lands in the world with over 400 year wine making heritage producing one of the remarkable jubilated wines globally.  You settle for lunch at Delaire Graff. The area also features impressive museums, architecture, shops and galleries that combine to make your day visit a lifetime experience.

Accommodation: One & Only Cape Town

Day 3 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Morning tour to the Private peninsular with scheduled shark safari & afternoon visit to the Cape Point

After breakfast, you embark on the visit to the Private Peninsular and join the scheduled Shark safari.      You leave the City to Simon’s town harbor before day break to take up the boat to search for the Great White Shark – the elusive Ocean’s Super predator.  The activity is guided by international shark experts along with expert marine biologists with the capacity to offer a themed interpretation of whatever aquatic life that might unfold.  It is very magical and a unique experience to view the Shacks breaching as they attempt to catch prey most especially the Cape Fur Seals. The False Bay stands as one of the few places globally where such unique behavior is known to occur. The shark safari involves viewing the interaction of the sharks and the boat using the seal decoy to explore the shark’s natural predatory behavior.  There is also an option of descending to the cage to explore the large white sharks under water. Upon returning, you explore the Boulders beach with African penguins colony – the only native penguins of Africa.  Settle for lunch at the coastal restaurant after which you proceed on the tour to the Cape of Good Hope in the Table Mountains National Park where you have possibilities of exploring herds of Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok endemic to the area along the Cape Baboon and the Ostrich. On the very tour, you climb to the famous Cape Point Light house gaining remarkable views of the False Bay while standing at the extreme southern point of African continent – the Cape Point. From this adventure, you drive along the Atlantic sea board circumnavigating 114 curves of the 2,000 feet raised Chapman’s Peak Drive traversing the fishing Hamlet of Llandudno, Hout Bay and Bakoven along with their ancient ship wrecks, the towering Twelve Apostles proceeding via Camps and the Bantry Bays.  Retreat from the tour and connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: One & Only Cape Town

Day 4 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Visit Robben Islands and tour Cape Town

Castle of Good Hope

You embark on the ferry transfer crossing the bay to the historical Robben Island (depending on the weather). Robben Island is noted to have been a place of imprisonment, banishment and isolation from 17th up to 20th Century. Apparently, it stands as the World Heritage Site and Museum. Famous people like Nelson Mandela were imprisoned on this very Island.  You return from the Island to embark on the Cape Town tour. The city drive takes you through Bo-Kaap enjoying the beautiful Malay culture including the brightly colored homes and the cobble stoned streets. The visit takes you to the famous Table Mountains with the possibility of taking up the Cable car if the weather is favorable.  This presents remarkable views of the Cape Town, the Atlantic sea board and the Robben Island. The day tour also exposes you to the Company Gardens; SA Museum along with the Castle of Good Hope which is the South Africa’s oldest surviving colonial building, the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall – where Nelson Mandela first addressed the South Africans upon his release from Prison in 1990 not forgetting Grand Parade.

Accommodation: One & Only Cape Town

Day 5 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Transfer from Cape Town to Lion Sands Game Reserve

After breakfast, you connect to Cape Town Airport to take up a flight to Skukuza Aerodrome in Kruger National Park. Upon arrival, you team up with the driver guide who will transfer you to Lion Sands Game Reserve for lunch and relaxation.            You undertake an evening game drive enjoying the views of the wild game at the sunset with a stop for a classic safari sundowner in the middle of the activity.

Accommodation: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Day 6, 7 & 8 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Explore the Lion Sands Game Reserve

Lion Sands Game Reserve

The 3 days stay at Lion Sands Game Reserve present an extensive encounter of this private facility that has been passed on through a range of generations. The extensive drives are conducted both in the morning and in the afternoon. The exploration can stretch to the Sabi Game Reserve which marks the southern side of Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

Day 9 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Transfer from Lions Sands Game Reserve to Phinda Private Game Reserve

After a relaxed breakfast, you connect to Skukuza Aerodrome to catch up with the flight to Phinda Private Game Reserve from where you will be welcomed by our representative to transfer you to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the evening, you take a shared game drive activity to explore the wild game before retiring for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Phinda Rock Lodge

Day 10 & 11 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Explore the Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Positioned along the Indian Ocean coastline and the re-known Great St. Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, the &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve features remarkable flora  marked with seven (7) distinct ecosystems, the fauna including the Big five and the rare Cheetah. The Reserve is also a home to 415 species of birds making it a birding paradise as well. The game viewing activities will be arranged both in the morning and afternoon to make your stay remarkable.

Accommodation: Phinda Rock Lodge

Day 12 of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition: Departure

After breakfast, you connect to the Airstrip to catch up with a shared Aircraft to Johannesburg from where you will get a connecting flight back home

End of the 12 Days South African Luxury Safari Expedition