Luxury Table Bay Hotel, Kings Camp and Hamilton's Tented Camp (10 Days)
Itinerary at a glance:-
3 nights 5tar Table Bay Hotel
3 Nights Kings Camp
3 Nights Hamilton's Tented Camp
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VIP Meet & Greet: Cape Town International Airport
Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. Please note that an Immigration Fast Track Service is not available in Cape Town. You will then be shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. As you step off the bus, your Meet and Greet will be waiting for you with the paging board.
Welcome to the V&A Waterfront…
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa's most visited destinations. Since 1988, the harbor is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.
Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain's Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbor water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe.
Table Bay Hotel:- 4 nights in 1 Luxury Room
Meal basis: Bed & Breakfast
Located on Quay 6 at Cape Town’s V & A Waterfront, the luxurious Table Bay Hotel is surrounded by the working harbor and world-renowned views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. Combining Victorian grace and contemporary charm, 329 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and provide 5 star quality and comfort. Relax and enjoy High Tea in the Colonial style glass-fronted lounge with its attractive mountain and harbor views. Sample award-winning Cape wines and savour the flavours of locally sourced seasonal ingredients in The Camissa Brasserie. The Table Bay has a heated pool and Jacuzzi, a fully-equipped gym and a spa which offers the best in pampering treatments.
Please note: Please be advised that Table Bay is a non-smoking hotel. Should guests request a smoking room, a cleaning fee of R1000.00 (subject to change at any given time) will be levied.
Day 2 - Cape Town City Tour: Private Half Day
The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard with Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the city itself, stop at the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the South African Museum.
This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990. Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour.
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway: Return Morning (08h00 - 13h00)
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway opened its doors to its first visitors on 4 October 1929. Since then, it has had many upgrades, bringing it to the point where it can safely welcome an average of 800 000 visitors each year. The round cable cars take about 5 – 10 minutes to carry 65 passengers from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain and they gently rotate, offering 360 degree views on the way.
Please note: Please remember to have your tickets with
you to gain access.
The cableway is usually closed for annual maintenance from the last week of July to Mid August.
Day 3 - Cape Point & Peninsula: Private Full Day
Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Continue via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.
A lunch stop is made nearby (lunch included). End the day with a visit to the well-known Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The Garden includes five of South Africa’s six different biomes and is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays as well as for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The tour ends at ± 17:30 with drop-off at your hotel.
Entrances to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and Chapmans Peak Toll Fees
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide; 1 x Lunch; 1 x Guide Meal allowance
Value Adds: Includes 1 x bottled water per person per day.
Day 4 - Winelands Tour: Private Full Day
This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.
Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.
We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch included in cost).
Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name.
Our last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. We return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 17:30
Note: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.
3 x wine tastings
Extras included: 1 x Signature Guide; 1 x Delaire Lunch; 1 x Guide Meal Allowance
Day 5:- Fly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit (Kruger Area)
Depart: Table Bay Hotel Arrive: Cape Town Airport, and connect with your onward flight to Hoedspruit (HDS)
(CPT/HDS flight excluded from quoted costs). Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be met by a representative, who will transfer you to Kings Camp.
Welcome to theTimbavati Private Game Reserve…(Greater Kruger National Park)
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is 53 000 hectares of private land, adjoining the Kruger National Park. Since 1962, the Timbavati Association has been dedicated to conservation and this “Big Five” reserve is now characterised by strong lion, leopard and cheetah populations, as well as large herds of buffalo, wild dog and elephant. Timbavati is the birth place of the famous white lions, only known to occur in the Timbavati region. In 2006 a resident pride gave birth to two white cubs for the first time in many years.
Kings Camp - Accommodation 3 nights in 1 Luxury Suite Meal basis Fully Inclusive
Kings Camp is an intimate camp in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, and faces a waterhole and vast expanse of unfenced grassland. 9 stylishly luxurious suites (6 Luxury, 1 Family and 2 Honeymoon suites) feature graceful Victorian baths and private verandahs with bush views and hammocks.
Each suite has in-room wifi. King’s has the appeal of a traditional hunting lodge from a bygone era, and the colonial elegance, dark wood and striking contrasts are evident throughout the thatched lodge. Lovely open-plan spaces extend out to gardens and a pool. The gym, boma and pamper spa ensure guests have everything they could ask for, whilst retaining the natural tranquillity of this pristine location.
Includes: All meals, local brand drinks, two game
drives per day and optional walking safaris.
Extras included: 3 x Conservation Levy
Festive Season Terms: All bookings over Christmas and New Year's Eve can only be secured once a 35% non refundable deposit has been paid.
Depart: Kings Camp
Arrive: Hamilton's Tented Camp
At a time to be advised you
will be collected by a representative of the transfer
company and yopu will do a road transfer to Hamilton's
Includes: Vehicle Entrance Fee.
Extras included: 1 x Reserve Entrance Fee
Welcome to the Kruger National Park!
Hamilton's Tented Camp is located within the Imbali concession area of the Kruger National Park. This private 10 000 hectare wilderness area is situated 35 km due South East of Orpen Gate in the central Kruger region. Bordering the Manyeleti and Sabi Sands to the West, the Talamati road makes up the Northern Boundary whilst the S36 gravel road is the eastern boundary.
Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton’s Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early 1900’S, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living. Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari. Hamilton's Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush. Hamilton’s Tented Camp offers luxurious accommodation in Kruger Park where you will enjoy silver service dinners and savor gourmet cuisine.
At Hamilton’s Tented Camp you will stay in 6 elegant tented suites which are comfortably furnished with king-sized canopy beds which are draped in mosquito nets.
The tents have full en-suite bathrooms equipped with deep slipper baths and an outdoor shower overlooking the seasonal river. The suites are air-conditioned and have a fan for warm summer days and nights.
The main lodge is home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900’s objet d’art whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the river.
Dining at Hamilton’s Tented Camp is a truly memorable experience. Sit down to full service dinners and savor international style cuisine served with an African twist. Breakfast is usually a sumptuous spread served after the morning game drive, while lunch is often lighter with a cold buffet.
Hamilton's Tented Camp offers the highest standard of International cuisine with an African Flair. With a renowned wine list to match and impeccable service, even the most discerning traveller can be accommodated.
•Daily scheduled flights with Federal Air
•No Cell phone reception
•Please advise if you have any dietary requirements
•The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also provided in all rooms courtesy of the lodge
•Transfers can be arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMI Airport outside Nelspruit
Activities at Hamilton's Tented Camp include traditional safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and champagne breakfasts. Wellness treatments are available on request by the African Spa team. These may be taken at the poolside area or on a secluded deck of your suite.
. Nomadic Spa experience
· Safaris/Game Drives in 4 x 4 open vehicles
· Bird Watching
Depart: Hamilton's Tented Camp
Arrive: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit)
OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VIC FALLS (ZIMBABWE)
At a time to be advised you will be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit), to connect with your onward flight to Victoria Falls,. Upon arrival in Vic Falls, clear customs and transfer to Ilala Lodge. (KMIA/Vic Falls flight excluded from quoted costs below)
Day 1 // Victoria Falls
On arrival at the Victoria Falls airport, you will be transferred by private vehicle to Ilala Lodge for check in.
This afternoon, transfer to the jetty for a luxury
sunset cruise on board the elegant Ra-Ikane river
On water, nature speaks with a different voice: bush sounds have a distinctive tone, softened by the warmth of the setting sun and the scented caress of the air. Cruising on the Zambezi, you hear that voice in the deep-throated laugh of a hippo bobbing in the water, and the faint splash made by a croc as it ploughs off banks, into dark depths. It is in the chatter of birds, carried to you on river breezes, from lush vegetation.
The single level vessels, the Ra-Ikane river cruisers depart daily for a two hour guided sunset cruise. Gourmet snacks, wines and spirits, may be enjoyed in a leisurely fashion on board. The Ra-Ikane river cruisers are spacious, contemporary cruise boats, custom-built for comfort.
Overnight Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
Ilala Lodge Hotel is ideally located only 8 minutes away from the spectacular Victoria Falls. A family run hotel, Ilala Lodge has 73 stylish, well-appointed spacious rooms, that offer the ultimate in comfort and luxury. As we are the closest hotel to the beautiful Victoria Falls, the spray makes for a perfect backdrop during your stay.
Experience a culinary journey at the award-winning Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guests can choose from an extensive list of South Africa’s finest wines, cocktails and artisan gins. We offer an unrivalled al-fresco dining experience under the starlit African sky, with the sound of the Falls in the background. The Palm Restaurant is an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.
Relive the historical journey embarked by David Livingstone exploring the mighty Zambezi River aboard the Ra-Ikane fleet. Named after his instrumental guide, the boats represent the grace of a bygone era honouring the rich history of Victoria Falls and its explorers, adventurers and heroes.
The Ra-Ikane offers a variety of cruises, including breakfast, lunch and sunset, as well as private charters.
Perhaps enjoy The Boma - Dinner and Drum Show with its traditional dancing and drumming as well as wide range of local and international dishes. The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, located on the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge estate, is a legendary dining and entertainment experience that offers an unforgettable fusion of mouth-watering local cuisine, energetic dance performances, interactive drumming and traditional storytelling.
It has, over the years, firmly established itself as a Victoria Falls “must-do” experience, providing a unique cultural experience that bombards the senses with the tastes, sights and sounds of Africa. The four-course meal includes a delicious platter of starters, soup from the campfire, a braai (barbecue) buffet, followed by a selection of desserts.
Day 2 // Victoria Falls
Today you will be collected from your hotel for your private Tour of the Falls.
The Victoria Falls reaches its zenith in about May each year. It is a truly awe-inspiring experience - the sight, the sound, the smell and the humbling feeling that here indeed, is Natures Supreme Masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality, and nothing prepares you for your first sight. This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon and is 2 hours in duration. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Guide, who gives a brief history of the Falls and the surrounding flora, fauna, bird and wildlife. Raincoats and camera protective bags are provided when needed. (Note: Please pay Park fees directly.)
You will be returned to Ilala Lodge for overnight. Overnight Ilala Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
A little about...Victoria Falls
When you wander through the lush rainforests above the Victoria Falls, newly baptised in the mist, your ears holding the echo of thundering waters, it isn't hard to imagine that this is where it all began. Eden.
As the land cuts away beneath the ancient Zambezi River, the waters plummet dramatically into the Batoka Gorge, over 100 metres below. The angrily churned up spray shoots skyward, painting the landscape in billowing clouds. This striking 'smoke that thunders' can be seen for miles, a geographic pointer summoning visitors into its presence.
The vibrant town of Victoria Falls is known as the adventure capital of the world, and if your eyes light up at the thought of conquering the 'Stairway to Heaven' or 'The Terminator' in a raft, then this is the place for you. While the notorious Nyaminyami (Zambezi River God) watches from its mythical depths, and the majestic basalt cliffs allow your passage through the canyon's exquisite landscape, adventure seekers are assured of a good time. From Grade 5 white-water rafting, bungee jumping and abseiling the amusement never ends.
What makes this destination so memorable is the fact that it is perfectly combined with warmly hospitable people, exquisite scenery and an array of accommodation. Excellent game, historic ruins, fishing and luxury train travel are easily accessible from Victoria Falls, as are the neighbouring countries which border this fascinating town.
Day 3At at time to be advised (after breakfast) transfer to Victoria Falls Airport, in time to connect with your onward flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in time to connect with all international depature flights back to the USA or Europe.
Safari Costs - $9,200 per person sharing
Optional Vic Falls Extension: $875 per person sharing accommodation