Ultimate South Africa

Kalahari Reserve, Cape Town & Cederberg Mountains

From SGD $11300 per person in low season
From SGD $13900 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Daily experiences

  • Safari activities

  • Fully inclusive at Safari properties

Price based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • With direct flights, private transfers and fast track service, step away from your cares for a faultless journey across the best of South Africa.

  • Set your own agenda at Tswalu, where every guest has an expert private guide and vehicle at their disposal. From watching the sun rise over the desert with meerkats to chasing wild dogs across the plains, you are in control.

  • Witness the history of South Africa as you tour Ellerman House’s unrivalled art collection with their in-house specialist guide.

  • Step back in time as you walk across the ageless landscape of Bushman’s Kloof, where ancient bushman rock paintings hide amidst the barren valleys.

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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve offers a wonderful temperate climate which can be visited all year round. The best game viewing is from May to the end September

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. Spring (September, October) days start getting hotter, evenings and mornings could still be crisp but not as cold. A very slim chance of rain.

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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 3165 4050 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Savour the finer things on this exclusive tour of South Africa’s most select properties. Traverse the vast wilds of the Kalahari with a private guide, seeking the famed black maned lions that rule this kingdom. Slip into sophistication in Cape Town, where culture and history blend with African spice for an intoxicating stay. We’ve peppered this truly elegant itinerary with handpicked experiences and inimitable stays, allowing you to immerse yourself seamlessly in the magic of the Rainbow Nation.

  1. Fly into Johannesburg

  2. Days 1-4: The Kalahari

    You’re met off the plane and whisked through OR Tambo by our VIP fast track service and over to Tswalu’s exclusive hangar in preparation for your charter flight to the Kalahari. Watch the landscape change and admire the stark beauty as you fly over South Africa’s arid Northern Cape. Exclusivity awaits from the moment you arrive, your private guide meeting you off the plane before you set off to unearth the treasures of the Kalahari wilderness. Expect the exceptional, where inspiration sparks from the very landscape; from the Michelin-starred chef who designs the menus to the lavish yet natural suites. Tswalu blends contemporary simplicity and elegance with a deep emphasis on conservation, boasting a meaningful safari like no other. 
    The wind is your only accompaniment as you look out over the sweeping plains from your suite’s spacious deck. A love letter to the reserve, each aspect of Tswalu is alive with attention to detail. Relish in the freedom of having your own private guide, where you set the pace. Feel the thrill as you track cheetah across the savannah in the early morning light, the dust settling as you walk. Catch a glimpse of the rare and elusive pangolin as they forage in the darkness on a night drive. For those that crave adventure, gallop across the plains on horseback or soar above the desert on Tswalu’s private helicopter, spotting the iconic black maned lions from the skies. Fall into the infinite as you sleep out under the endless blazing stars at the Malori sleep-out deck. The limit at Tswalu is your imagination. 

    Accommodation: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-7: Cape Town & the Western Cape

    Leaving the desert behind, you fly directly to the Mother City on Tswalu’s charter plane, and on arrival are taken by private transfer to one of Cape Town’s most exclusive addresses. Watch as Table Mountain looms closer, defining the skyline all around, and the Atlantic Ocean glimmers beside you as you approach Ellerman House. Perched along the coastline of Cape Town’s most desirable neighbourhood, Bantry Bay, this boutique hotel sets the benchmark for refined luxury, where the concierge team cater to your every whim. Sample carefully curated wines at one of South Africa’s most celebrated cellars or simply sink into serenity as the warm breeze cools your skin, as you recline by the heated pool, the cerulean Atlantic waters in the distance. 
    The haven of Ellerman House, with its exquisite style and service, can be hard to leave, but our handpicked experiences are sure to tempt. Explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula on a bespoke and private tour where your interests lead the way. Perhaps the allure of Winelands calls, set off on a personally crafted excursion to taste the best of the Cape, stepping away from the ordinary. After a day’s exploration, it’s time to feast your senses at one of Cape Town’s sensational restaurants. Our experts will reserve you a table to experience the city’s exciting food scene. Watch the sun turn the mountains to gold from the terrace of Salsify, overlooking the almost intimidatingly beautiful Camps Bay, before indulging in an intoxicating fusion of the best locally sourced produce and the flair of the Test Kitchen’s celebrated chef. Whether you want to immerse yourself in history, walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela or relish in the lavish surrounds of Elleman House, Cape Town will delight from beginning to end.  

    Accommodation: Ellerman House (3 nights)

  4. Days 7-10: Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa

    This morning you depart the verdant Cape and are driven north by private transfer to Bushman’s Kloof. Nestled in the foothills of the Cedarberg Mountains, only three hours from the Mother City, yet you are a world away from the metropolitan buzz. Ten thousand years of history can be found in this enchanting landscape where bushmen once roamed the peaks. Timeless elegance permeates the lodge and the atmosphere laid back luxury, while characterful touches emphasise the informal charm. Forget the humdrum as you wander amidst the dappled shade of the lush gardens, the ancient rocks tumbling all around. Ask us to book you one of Bushman Kloof’s one of a kind dining experiences; eat out under the blazing Milky Way, the Boontjies River gently rushing gently beside you at the undeniably romantic River Boma. 
    Your days in the Cedarberg are yours to design with a plethora of options at your fingertips. Scramble through boulders before Stone Age rock art opens up before you, revealing an ancient testimony to mankind’s oldest nation. Fly over the hills on one of the many mountain bike tracks, dive into the crystal waters of the Oliphants River or feel the thrill as your line tugs as you fly fish on the lodge’s dam. From the unique Cape flora and fauna to the enigmatic landscape, a natural paradise is yours to explore. A stay is not complete without a foray into tranquillity at one of Africa’s most awarded spa. Connect with nature while your cares float away as your muscles are expertly teased, and the fynbos flowers gently scents the air all around. Retreat from reality before returning home. 

    Accommodation: Bushmans Kloof (3 nights)

  5. Fly from Cape Town

    After one last morning, you are picked up by one of our luxury transfers and taken back to Cape Town to board the direct flight to the UK.

Experiences

  • Activities at Tswalu

    With only 10 private vehicles allowed in this 110,000 hectare Kalahari wilderness, Tswalu offers extraordinary privacy in which to explore the Africa Bush. From game drives, to walking safaris, horse riding to sleeping under the stars, there is plenty to do at Tswalu and it is all completely tailor made to you.

  • Malori Sleepout

    The Malori is Tswalu’s sleep out platform. Set around five miles from the main lodge it’s a great option for anyone wishing to experience the nocturnal sounds of the bush at close quarters.

  • Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

    The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!

Location

Kalahari Reserve, Cape Town & Cederberg Mountains

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