Day 1 – Welcome to Africa
pon arrival in Cape Town, guests will be met by a representative of Opentour Africa who will hand over the travel documents and assist them in collecting their rental car. Guests may then drive themselves to the De Waterkant district, the location of their luxury apartment (approximately 5minutes drive from the waterfront)
Cape Town, known as the Mother City, is situated on the South Western tip of the African Continent, in one of the most beautiful, natural locations in the world. As beautiful as the 3surrounding beaches and vineyards may be, it’s the rugged wilderness of Table Mountain, coated in a unique flora that grabs everyone’s attention.
Colourful De Waterkant Village is a unique European influenced village of semi-detached quaint cottages and cobbled streets preserved from the 1760’s. Cradled between the city and the V&A Waterfront, De Waterkant Village is avant-garde, a cultural urban refuge highlighted by the abundance of restaurants, art galleries, gay clubs, salsa clubs, tapas bars and Parisian inspired café’s.
Lunch & dinner at leisure, Bed & Breakfast
Days 2 & 3 – Cape Town and surrounds
Days at leisure to explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and the wine lands region
A variety of activities are on offer: take a scenic ride on the cableway and visit Table Mountain; view the comical penguins at Boulders Bay; get up close and personal with a Great White Shark at Gansbaai; meander through the vineyards in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek and taste some award winning South Africa wines; for an in-depth look into South Africa’s apartheid history visit Robben Island and the see the prison cell that ex-president Nelson Mandela called home for 28 years; see where the 2 great oceans meet at Cape Point; or just relax and enjoy the funky vibe of Long Street – the options are endless
Lunch & dinner at leisure, Bed & Breakfast
Day 4 – Time for Safari!
After breakfast, guests will drive themselves to Cape Town International airport for the domestic flight to Kruger International airport in Nelspruit. Upon arrival guests will be met by our transfer agent who will road transfer them to Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, in the world famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Upon arrival guests will check in before going on the afternoon safari
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five, and a number of endangered species too. Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the reserves11
Once a private retreat, Chitwa Chitwa is named after an old giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home with the Brink family. Today Chitwa Chitwa is a magnificent private game lodge and like the graceful old giraffe, it blends humbly into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
Days 5 & 6 – Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive
Days are spent on exhilarating safaris in the one of the most sought after safari destinations.
In the Swahili language, safari means “journey”. And what better a journey to undertake than that in which you spend days in the company of the elephants, lions, rhino’s and a plethora of other exquisite creatures. Immerse yourself in the marvel that is the African Bushveld…..
Day 7 – Time to say goodbye
After breakfast, guests will be transferred by our transfer agent in a private vehicle to Eastgate airport, Hoedspruit and depart for Johannesburg International airport
A journey not soon to be forgotten, memories lasting a lifetime…..
This, is the true magic of Africa
* This is a suggested itinerary and our experienced team will be happy to create bespoke itineraries on request
3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at either AEP Vos House or AEP 100 Loader apartments in the De Waterkant district, Cape Town
3 nights fully inclusive accommodation in a luxury suite at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
3 days Group B car hire including contract fee, unlimited mileage, super cover and PAI while in Cape Town
3 days GPS hire while in Cape Town
All transfers and excursions as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
All meals as specified in the itinerary
Meet & Greet by an Open Tour Africa representative on arrival
International and domestic flights
Visa fees for South Africa
Laundry, telephone calls, gift shop purchases , gratuities, meals, excursions , park entrance fees, fuel, toll fees and anything NOT specified in the price includes section
Personal medical and travel insurance
Any government levies, taxes, fuel and/or industry increases beyond our control
Vehicle and GPS rental deposits
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