• 12 Apostles Scenic View by Tara Miller
    Photo Info Tara Miller
    Discover Beautiful Scenery in Cape Town
  • Majestic Wildlife in South Africa
    Photo Info Mary Kubiuk
    See Majestic African Wildlife on Safari
  • Oyster Box Hotel
    Photo Info Red Carnation Hotels
    Relax at the Stunning Oyster Box Hotel
  • Cape Winelands
    Consider Visiting the Cape Winelands
  • Mateya Safari Lodge
    Photo Info Mateya Safari Lodge
    Stay at the Prestigious Mateya Safari Lodge
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Luxury South Africa Safari - Land Only - From US$6799

A luxurious South Africa Safari with an exclusive Ardmore Design and Art experience.

Trip Highlights

Cape Town | KwaZulu-Natal | Umhlanga | Madikwe Game Reserve

Discover

  • The story of Ardmore Design and their exquisite ceramics on a special day tour
  • The Scenic Beauty of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula

Experience

  • The thrill of going on safari, looking for the "Super Seven" at Madikwe Game Reserve
  • The luxury of Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, The Oyster Box Hotel, and Mateya Safari Lodge

Enjoy

  • Gourmet cuisine throughout your journey to South Africa
  • Pure relaxation in Umhlanga at the beach or at the Oyster Box Hotel
  • A full day experience in KwaZulu-Natal

PCR Testing – we can’t take the test for you, but we’ve got the where and how covered!

Most countries and airlines require proof of a negative Covid PCR test. As your safari experts, we know their requirements and will take care of scheduling tests during your travels in South Africa, so that it’s conveniently planned into your itinerary and taking into consideration that results take between 24-72 hours. Tests cost between $100 and $330 per person, per test including transport to the testing facility. Your Africa Specialist will give you more information as it relates to your itinerary.


Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and taken by private shared transfer to the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

The award-winning 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Named for the ruggedly beautiful mountain range that towers behind it, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is characterized by impeccable design and luxury.

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room

At The Spa at the Twelve Apostles you will feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and superb food. This is the ideal escape where harmony and tranquility, gently restore body, mind and soul.

The cosmopolitan city of Cape Town lies just fifteen minutes away by complimentary shuttle. It is the most popular tourist destination in South Africa due to its good climate, rich history, culture and scenic beauty, world class restaurants, nightlife and shopping.

During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary three course dinner at the hotel’s Azure Restaurant. Savor the finest indigenous and international cuisine on offer in the extremely popular Azure Restaurant.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room (D)

Day 2 - Cape Town

Today is at leisure for independent exploration or your Africa Specialist will assist in planning and arranging sightseeing tours to suit your interests. Cape Town offers historic and cultural sites, world-class museums and bustling markets, inviting beaches and lush gardens, as well as great restaurants and wonderful shopping.

We can arrange a private guide and vehicle to tailor make a day out for you based on your personal interests or reserve space on one of the scheduled tours that we offer – either shared with other guests or on a private basis.

For information on day tours, visit the "Add-ons" tab for this safari.

Sunset View at Table Mountain
Sunset View at Table Mountain - photo by Rodney Omachi

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Cape Town Day Tours


Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that was recently named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. From its beautiful natural landmarks to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s a tourist heaven. There’s no finer way to savor Cape Town's pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style.

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.

Click here for day tour prices.


Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.


Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:40 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Twelve Apostles Mountains in Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point is wild, rugged, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable coastlines you’ll have encountered. The trip begins with a drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay which leave you in no doubt as to how it earned its title. From there, it’s on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay - translated from Dutch it literally means Wood Bay. Then, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive with its breathtaking views you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape. Next up is a visit to the delightful African penguin colony at Boulders beach (for your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. It’s a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.


Stellenbosch Winelands Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Stellenbosch Winelands

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It’s truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, and you’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops. You’ll be taken on a leisurely drive to become acquainted with the area, before being introduced to the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. Of course you‘ll have a chance to taste the wine for which this area is renowned, and no doubt, you’ll leave with a favorite bottle or two under your arm. Stellenbosch is arguably one of the Province’s most beautiful towns.


Robben Island - Half Day

Robben Island Prison Cell

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them.

Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.


Cape Malay Cooking Experience with Cass Abrahams

Departs: subject to chef's availability.

Today you will be picked up at 08h30 for your Cape Malay Cooking with Cass Abrahams Tour. Cass is the foremost authority on the cuisine in the Cape and is a local celebrity. The tour starts with a chat and a coffee with your guide so that you have some background on the people of the Cape, the history of their cuisine and on Cass. Cass realized that for a variety of reasons the cuisine was dying out in the Cape and made it her mission to rescue the recipes. She interviewed the grandmothers in the community and dug in the archives and then wrote a cookbook that became highly sort after by many South Africans. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on class with her in her home in the Southern Suburbs. You will cook three to four dishes and then relax over lunch. Please note that no alcohol is served in respect for Cass's Muslim faith.


Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.

Visit one of the most unique places in the world  a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities  please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.


Cape Winelands Tour - Full Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00 and 9:00am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm

Cape Winelands

This is a superb day exploring the exceptional Winelands region with its heavenly scenery. The area is rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you visit this region. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, and have the chance to savor the wines. Visit the charming little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and enjoy lunch (your own account) – the town is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. After lunch, the tour takes you over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to the pretty university town of Stellenbosch. You will have time to stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and enjoying the shops! A trip to the Winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so you'll visit two different wine estates. During your visit, you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine to take back home!



Sunset Beach & Dinner - Evening Tour

Departs between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm.
Only operates Sep - May

Sunset in Cape Town

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night. 


Sunset Champagne Cruise - Evening Tour

Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset.

Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.


Custom Day Tours


We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.

Half Day Private Tours

Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30 am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s.

Full Day Private Tours

The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km's.

Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

Prices are per person in US Dollars, for land arrangements only, based on double occupancy accommodations.

2021 internal air arrangements, economy class per person US$250 for: Cape Town-Durban-Johannesburg.

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Selling Price $6799 $7299 $6999
Single Supplement $2800 $3300 $3000

Inclusions:

  • Federal Air flights: Johannesburg/Madikwe/Johannesburg
  • All services and transfers as specified
  • Transportation in luxury vehicles
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified including one dinner at Azure Restaurant
  • Private Full Day tour as specified led by English-speaking guide
  • Game viewing as arranged by Mateya Safari Lodge
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Superior Sea Facing Room: Bed and Breakfast basis
  • The Oyster Box Hotel – Classic Sea Facing Room: Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Mateya Safari Lodge – Luxury Suite: All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), coffees and specialty teas, local beverages, spirits and house wines, game drives and walks, laundry service and internet, entrance and landing fees, and transfers to and from the landing strip,
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival in Cape Town

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • South Africa domestic flights: Cape Town/Durban/Johannesburg
  • Fuel surcharges and airfare taxes
  • All items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, gift shop purchases, drinks and laundry, etc.,
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Mateya Safari Lodge – Luxury Suite: Vintage and imported wines, premium label beverages, spa treatments, curio purchases, telephone calls, and private game drive vehicles
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in South Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough insurance coverage.

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