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Kalahari Reserve & Cape Town

From $12600 per person in low season
From $13200 per person in high season

based on 8 nights

per person based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and private transfers.

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  • Head out in search of the Kalahari black-maned lions of Tswalu

  • Take in the incredible scenery of the Kalahari, a beautiful contrast to the coastal mountains of the cape

  • Interact with habituated meerkat clans as they move away from the burrows in search of food

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South Africa is a year-round destination with Cape Town at it's best from September to April. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C. The whale migration takes place between late July and early November.

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Itinerary

Travel to South Africa and visit Tswalu, situated in the magical Kalahari Reserve, meet the resident meerkat colonies and view immense wildlife before flying to Cape Town. Discover Cape Town with your private guide while staying at one of world’s most luxurious hotels.

  1. Fly to Cape town

  2. Days 1-4: Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

    Stunning Tswalu is perched below a low sweeping hill, overlooking the vast, unrelenting plains of the Kalahari. This malaria free private reserve is the largest in South Africa, the wildlife is extremely diverse and ranges from Kalahari lion to families of meerkat and Wild Dog.

    As well as daily game drives there is plenty to do including horse riding, hot-air balloon trips, children’s programs, a lovely spa and dinners in the dunes.

    Accommodation: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-9: Cape Town

    Fly by shared charter plane directly to Cape Town then take a Helicopter transfer to your luxury hotel.

    Included in your stay is a private viewing at Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art. The Zeitz-Mocaa building is in a converted grain silo overlooking the Atlantic on the Victoria and Alfred waterfront

    Cape Town is a diverse and remarkable city to explore and discover - your private guide, from Africa Lynx, will tailor your Cape Town encounter based on your own personal interests. Ask your specialist travel consultant for more details.

    Accommodation: The Silo (4 nights)

  4. Fly home from Cape Town

Experiences

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Game drives and bush walks at Tswalu

    With no set routes or times, game drives at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve are relaxed and personalized, meaning each guest can plan their own safari adventure. Bush walks give guests the chance to get up close and personal with the flora and smallest fauna.

  • High Tea at The Mount Nelson

    Afternoon tea at The Mount Nelson hotel is a must do whilst staying in Cape Town. The Mount Nelson Hotel serves tea from 14.30 onwards, book for a vast variety of sandwiches, pastries, and loose-leaf teas.

  • Rhino Conservation at Tswalu

    Stay in the luxurious yet intimate private home of the Oppenheimer family with a group of friends or family and spend your days tracking, catching and micro-chipping rhinos. Return to camp via helicopter to a dinner cooked by your private chef.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

Location

Kalahari Reserve & Cape Town

Tswalu is situated near the town of Kuruman in the Kalahari desert, in heart of the Northern Cape Province. The Kalahari desert extends through Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Then onto The Mount Nelson Hotel, located on the edge of downtown Cape Town, and close to Table Mountain at the heart of the action.

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