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Best-of-the-Best South Africa: A Short but Exquisite Tour

10 days from £7,475 per person

Being short on time doesn't mean you have to miss out on the best of the best. This itinerary showcases a microcosm of what makes South Africa such an utterly thrilling and luxurious place to visit. Come home with stories of that lion’s roar at dusk, cocktails on your Atlantic-view terrace and your night in what must be the world’s most lavish tree house…

Arrive in Cape Town and be whisked directly to what we consider to be the finest hotel in Cape Town: Ellerman House. Facing the stunning sweep of Lion Bay, Ellerman House exudes an old-school charm that encourages a sociable cocktail hour at sunset and a smart dress code for dinner.

By day, explore Cape Town on our fascinating 'Prisoner to President' privately-guided walk to delve into South Africa's recent history with an expert guide. Meander through the historic and cultural heart of Cape Town and learn the behind the scenes secrets of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on Robben Island – a story rich in human drama, featuring a president, a chief of prison, a spy and a prisoner.

Next, head out of the city to embark on a personalised tour of the Cape Peninsula for a refreshing day amongst nature. Dip into Camps Bay (Cape Town’s answer to St Tropez), drop down in the historic fishing town of Hout Bay valley and walk along the craggy cliffs to Cape Point’s lighthouse to enjoy spectacular panoramas. End the day by meeting with the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach.

No visit to South Africa would be complete without a chance to spot the Big Five. On this itinerary you'll be spoiled at two of South Africa's most luxurious and renowned lodges. First up in Kruger is Singita Sweni Lodge, a truly unforgettable architectural marvel: six wood and glass tree houses suspended over the Sweni River, perfectly positioned for spotting hippos and elephants from your alfreso tub or simply star gazing on the outdoor sleeping deck.  

In adjoining exclusive game reserve Sabi Sands you will experience another jaw-dropping safari stay. The use of vast panoramic glass walls at Singita Boulders means that the wraparound safari adventure comes to you. Make use of their experienced game drivers and guides to explore the scrub, savannah and riverbeds of this special reserve. A sundowner overlooking the seemingly unending safari plains of Sabi Sands will fill you with wonder.

This is a truly indulgent tour staying in the most exclusive properties in all of Africa.

* Special Offer: A complimentary flight from Singita Sweni to Singita Boulders is included.


Itinerary details

10 days from £7,475 per person

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