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A South African safari offering exciting game drives at Thornybush Game Reserve and sightseeing in Cape Town.


Trip Details

Cape Town | Thornybush Game Reserve

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DISCOVER

  • An unhurried safari experience at the exclusive Monwana Lodge.
  • Alluring Cape Town, rated the Top City in Africa by Travel & Leisure

EXPERIENCE

  • Early morning and late afternoon open-vehicle wildlife safaris
  • Unmatched luxury accommodations in Cape Town and on safari.
  • Fantastic dining opportunities in Cape Town.

ENJOY

  • A private wine tasting in the cellar, and a dinner for two under the stars.
  • Your private plunge pool at Monwana

CHOICE

  • Franschhoek Winelands Tour with mini high tea, wine tasting and lunch.

Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town

Arrive in the vibrant city of Cape Town to enjoy all the best that South Africa has to offer. 
You will be met by a Lion World Travel representative at the Cape Town Airport and transferred to the 5 star Table Bay Hotel in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Accommodation: Table Bay Hotel – Luxury Sea Facing Room

Day 2 - Cape Town

Enjoy a day at leisure in Cape Town. We offer a Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula Tour exclusively for our Lion World Travel guests at a special price of USD $175 per person.

Accommodation: Table Bay Hotel – Luxury Sea Facing Room (B)

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Add-Ons

Cape Town Tours
Pricing Valid until October 31, 2023

Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that has been named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller

Please note the scheduled tours below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. If available, private tour pricing is listed below and offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility (please note that the venues visited will have other guests).

Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35am and 8:30am. Returns: Approximately 12:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$45 | Private Tour US$130 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Bo-Kaap Day Tour

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. 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 to 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 with a visit to a diamond works. 

Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:40am and 8:45am. Returns: Approximately 12:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$80 | Private Tour US$205 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Point Day Tour

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point provide wild and breathtaking views. Drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay, then on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay. Next, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park. Continue on with a visit to the African penguin colony at Boulders beach (on your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to Simon’s Town. 

Stellenbosch Winelands Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45pm and 1:45pm. Returns: Approximately 5:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$65 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Stellenbosch Wine Tour

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. You’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the history, and the curious and quaint shops here. 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.

Robben Island Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily, weather permitting. Ferries depart at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Tour lasts approximately 3½ hours.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$65 | Private Tour - Rates Available On Request (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Robben Island Tour

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 prisoners 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. 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 Fayruza Abrahams - Half Day

Departs: Timing may vary. Departs around 10:30am, lasting approximately 3 hours. (Subject to chef's availability).
Pricing: Private Tour US$100 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person.)

Fayruza Abrahams - Cape Malay Cooking Experience

“Food is not a thing. It’s a feeling,” – says the poised and refined Fayruza Abrahams.

Fayruza was born in the Bo-Kaap and still lives in the same house you will visit to cook with her.  For many years Abrahams has been introducing visitors to her kitchen, to the delicious world of Cape Malay cooking. She grew up eating meals prepared from extremely humble ingredients. It was her grandmother who taught her to prepare simple delicious food, and this is when she discovered she was a “foodie”. 

The whole experience is colorful, fun and delicious. Choose between a hands-on Samosa Folding Class where you will have a tutorial and learn how to mix spices, and fold and fill samosas, or a Cape Malay Dessert Cooking Experience. 

Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: Daily, subject to weather.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$185 (based on a minimum of two people, price is per person. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — transport 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 Boulders 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.

Cape Town Tours - Full Day

Cape Winelands Tour

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00am and 9:00am. Returns: Approximately 5:30pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$85 | Private Tour US$240 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Winelands Tour

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! 

Cape Peninsula Tour

Departs: Daily between 7:45am and 8:45am. Returns: Approximately 6:00pm.
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$105 | Private Tour US$265 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Cape Peninsula Tour

On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of The Fairest Cape. Sit back and relax, as you’re driven along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay. You then wind your way along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views. After a stop for lunch (your own account), visit the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

After, you'll head back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing African penguin colony at Boulders Beach (own account – approximately USD $5 per person). Next, you’ll head inland to the last stop of the day. In the summer months this will be at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain, the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers. In the winter months (May 1st to Aug 31st), the last stop is at Groot Constantia where you’ll stop for a wine tasting and cellar tour of South Africa’s oldest wine estate.

Cape Town Tours - Evening Options

Sunset and Beach Dinner

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September - May only. Between 5:30pm and 6:00pm. Returns: Approximately 10:00pm. 
Pricing: Scheduled Tour US$100 | Private Tour US$210 (both tours based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

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.

Custom Cape Town Day Tours

We can 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. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; plan a big shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour.

Half Day Private Tours

Departs: Daily, on request. Trip can run from either 8:30am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and covers up to 150km (93 miles) of driving.
Pricing: Private Tour US$240 (based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Half day custom trip with private vehicle and driver.

Full Day Private Tours

Departs: Daily, on request. pickup time of 9:00am, drop-off time of 5:30pm and covers up to 250km (150 miles) of driving.
Pricing: Private Tour US$425 (based on a minimum of two people, prices are per person.)

Full day custom trip with private vehicle and driver.

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.

Book a Day Tour

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


2023


US$3799 per person based on double occupancy

Valid on the following departure dates:

January 6 - March 31 (must return by 31 March)

Inclusions:

  • All services as specified 
  • Domestic flights in South Africa: Cape Town/Hoedspruit/Johannesburg
  • Accommodation as specified 
  • Meals as specified
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Lion World Travel Representative meet and greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Round trip international airfare
  • Optional Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have enough travel insurance coverage from the provider of your choice. Please let your Africa Specialist know if you would like information on this.

Staff Favorite

“This South Africa safari offers it all. It is a stunning experience from start to finish. The newly refurbished Monwana Lodge located in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve offers some of the most exciting wildlife viewing on earth. This is an unhurried safari experience with luxurious accommodation and exceptional service. You will love every aspect and detail of this itinerary."

- Mary Clark, Africa Specialist