Ultimate South Africa and Mozambique

Cape Town, The Winelands, Madikwe & Benguerra Island
14 nights private tour from $14,200 per person

World-class dining, stirring safaris and paradise shores, this two-week tour of South Africa and Mozambique is the perfect concoction for travellers who relish exclusive experiences with dose of relaxation. We’ve hand-picked the very best hotels and lodges to make sure every stop on the trip promises peerless style complimented by seamless service.

Ultimate South Africa and Mozambique
At a glance
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and dine in some of the city’s finest restaurants along the charming V&A waterfront.

  • Sip world-class wine amongst the vines in Stellenbosch and learn all about the wine making process.

  • Enjoy the ultimate seclusion of Molori Safari Lodge, where pure sumptuousness combines with unadulterated wildlife and the chance to witness Africa’s ‘Big 5’.

  • Idyllic paradise shores await you at the luxurious Azura Benguerra - the essence of barefoot luxury.

Journey highlights
  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and dine in some of the city’s finest restaurants along the charming V&A waterfront.

  • Sip world-class wine amongst the vines in Stellenbosch and learn all about the wine making process.

  • Enjoy the ultimate seclusion of Molori Safari Lodge, where pure sumptuousness combines with unadulterated wildlife and the chance to witness Africa’s ‘Big 5’.

  • Idyllic paradise shores await you at the luxurious Azura Benguerra - the essence of barefoot luxury.

  • Ultimate itinerary:A harmonious blend of authenticity and superlative luxury, our Ultimate Journeys are designed for the discerning traveller, providing unparalleled insider access and exclusive luxury private experiences
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The dry season in South Africa runs from October to March with the green season lasting from April to September. You can experience good game viewing year round, especially from May to mid October.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is best from April to October while heavy rain can be expected in January and February.

Itinerary

Fly to Cape Town
Day 1-4

Cape Town & the Western Cape

Fly direct to South Africa with British Airways. Ask our experts about flight upgrades to get your jaunt off to a stylish start. Indulge in a lavish meal, kick back with a whisky and recline in comfort ready to wake up in Cape Town and dive into the city’s energy.

Welcome to Cape Town, undoubtedly one of Africa’s most cosmopolitan cities. A singularly striking city crowned by the mighty Table Mountain National Park, you will feel a sense of quietude in this coastal, cultured and gratifying metropolis. Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be transferred to the opulent Ellerman House, your home for the next three nights. Perched on the cliffs in Cape Town’s most desirable neighbourhood and overlooking the spectacular Bantry Bay, Ellerman Hotel is a historical landmark in an unrivalled setting of beauty and splendour. Sample carefully curated wines in the hotel’s celebrated wine cellar, recline by the heated outdoor pool overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean or surrender yourself to the serenity of the spa. Known for its prime location and supreme levels of service, here you will spend three nights soaking in the energy of the mother city and exposing every hidden treasure through a range of our carefully handpicked experiences. 

Jump into the heart of Cape Town with your expert guide and piece together the city’s many vibrant neighbourhoods whilst learning about its captivating culture. Glide into staggering beauty as you board a cable car and float to the top of the Table Mountain to be rewarded with jaw-dropping panoramas from 1086m high. Catch a ferry to the famous Robben Island or spend the afternoons hopping between an array of mesmerising art galleries. In the evenings, venture down to the renowned V&A waterfront for some late-night shopping and world-class al fresco dining before delving into Green Dolphin Jazz Bar where you can savour a night cap whilst enjoying the soulful rhythm of live jazz.

Accommodation: Ellerman House ( 3 nights )
Day 4-6

Stellenbosch

The limitless horizons of the Winelands await you. Enjoy a short scenic drive as you are transferred to the stunning Delaire Graff Estate. Nestled on the highest crest linking the Cape’s two leading wine districts, this luxurious and boutique complex offers a sublime countryside immersion coupled with first-class service. The hotel comprises sixteen extraordinary, modern furnished cottages, each with their own infinity pool and spectacular views overlooking the boundless emerald vines. 

Feeling refreshed after complimentary canapés and bubbly in the comfort of your lodge, head out to explore the beauty of the Winelands choosing from a variety of activities on offer at your hotel. Get your stay off to a stylish start with a tour of Delaire Graff’s renowned wine cellar before exploring the surrounding landscapes on an exclusive tour of the vineyards. Tantalize your tastebuds whilst sipping a variety of world-class wines lead by an expert sommelier and learn about the inspiring grape to wine process. To allow you some time off in between devouring exceptional wine, Delaire Graff boasts an utterly pampering spa, well-equipped gym and a cinema room all designed so that you can fully indulge in some downtime. In the evening, dine al fresco with views of Table Mountain on the western horizon or beneath the eye-catching art installation in the hotel’s evocative, fine dining food theatre - Indochine.

Accommodation: Delaire Graff Estate ( 2 nights )
Day 6-9

Madikwe Game Reserve

Your South African adventure continues to go from strength to strength as you take a short flight to Johannesburg where your private charter will be waiting to transfer you up to the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve – one of South Africa’s top wildlife destinations. Here you will stay three nights at the lavish Molori Safari Lodge, an ultra-exclusive safari camp comprised of five glass-fronted suits, each with their own terrace overlooking the vast expanse of the pictorial savannah. To take your stay to an unsurpassed level of luxury, allow us to upgrade you to the Presidential Suite. Lovingly designed to incorporate every sense of style and comfort this exceptional suite ticks all the boxes with its own kitchen, dining area and infinity pool. During your stay here, we’ll arrange two daily game drives into the reserve, offering you ample opportunity to spot Africa’s famous ‘big five’.

Delve into the heart of the savannah with your knowledgeable guide and soak up the region in all its glory. Traverse the varied landscapes in your 4x4 and acquire first-hand knowledge about the unique fauna and flora of the surrounding environs. Listen to the sound of the bush come to life as you sit in silence and feel the world stand still as you encounter some of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife. In between exhilarating game drives, relax in the hotel’s pampering spa, indulge in delicious afternoon treats or simply kick back in the comfort of your suite. In the evenings, relish a refreshing cocktail on your terrace and explore the African skies further through the lens of Molori’s remarkably large telescope from which you’ll witness some of the best stargazing in Africa.

Accommodation: Molori Safari Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 9-15

Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Your final stop on this trip is Benguerra Island, an unspoiled tropical haven in Southern Mozambique. Following a short flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the turquoise Indian Ocean to Benguerra Island. Idyllic paradise shores await you at the luxurious Azura Benguerra. Let the feeling of calm wash over you as you let the magic of this barefoot comfort whisk you away to happiness. This boutique eco-retreat has nine secluded villas each with their own infinity pool and an attentive butler who will take care of your every whim. From arranging your breakfast at the water's edge to serving you cocktails at sunset; your will be well and truly looked after. 

Of course, the main draws here are the pristine turquoise waters, varied marine life and the beach activities on offer. From snorkelling to diving, dolphin watching to sunset cruises, there is a plethora of activities waiting for you. Azura can arrange an array of island explorations too. Take to the water on a traditional dhow in search of unique pansy shells. Relish a gourmet picnic on a deserted sandbank or indulge in a range of pampering treatments at the hotel’s calming spa. You can choose as much or as little as you would like with a varied menu of experiences for you to choose from. In the evenings, guests tend to gather in the Star Bar before dinner is served either on the beach of in the open-fronted dining room. Dining will be a memorable part of your experience here, making the most of the freshest ingredients accompanied by a superb selection of wine.

Accommodation: Azura Benguerra Island ( 6 nights )
Fly home from Benguerra
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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The dry season in South Africa runs from October to March with the green season lasting from April to September. You can experience good game viewing year round, especially from May to mid October.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is best from April to October while heavy rain can be expected in January and February.

Ultimate South Africa and Mozambique
Ultimate South Africa and Mozambique

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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