Fly overnight to Johannesburg where you will take a short shared charter flight to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve which forms part of the Kruger National Park. The reserve is famous for its multitude of game, particularly leopard and rhino.
Lion Sands River Lodge is situated in one of the larger traversing areas within the Sabi Sands. The lodge overlooks the Sabi River and game can often be found roaming about beneath the deck that has been built into the trees above the river. The rooms have been recently refurbished to a high standard and the main lounge and dining room are the perfect place to hide away in and fall asleep between game activities.
You then fly on to Cape Town where you would pick up hire car for the remainder of your holiday. Situated right in the heart of Cape Town, Cape Cadogan is within perfect striking distance of Cape Town's main hub of restaurants and bars. The rooms are stylish, light and airy and the service is wonderfully personal. The beautiful summer climate, Cape-Dutch architecture, wild coastline and outstanding restaurants make Cape Town one of the world’s most sought-after destinations.
Please see our itinerary below. It is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
|Stay||Location / Route||Overnight|
||Fly to Johannesburg||Overnight flight|
||Greater Kruger, South Africa||Lion Sands River Lodge|
||Cape Town, South Africa||Cape Cadogan|
||Fly Cape Town to London||Overnight flight|
When to travel
There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.
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Location and directions
Greater Kruger & Cape Town
On the banks of the Sabie river, the Lion Sands Private Game Reserve lies at the southern end of the vast Sabi Sands Reserve. It's 520km (or 5 hours) northeast of Johannesburg, and very near the Mozambique border. From there to the Cape Cadogan, on Upper Union Street, in the heart of Cape Town. Table Mountain, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the beaches of Camps Bay are just a short drive away from here.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Johannesburg, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Skukuza airfield. There are thrice daily flights from Johannesburg to this small landing strip. Transfers from here will take 25-minutes.