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10 day Sun City Safari Road Trip

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Day 1

You will be met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport and assisted to the rental car counter where you will collect your hired vehicle. In your welcome pack there will be detailed information on places of interest and happenings, things to do, directions and maps, and all other relevant information you might require.

Self drive to your hotel, which is situated at the foot of Table Mountain and set in nine acres of lush gardens. The Mount Nelson Hotel is Cape Town's most distinguished hotel, offering unparalleled tradition, history and sophistication. The hotel’s combination of elegance, grace, grandeur and exceptional location, ensures her guests a truly memorable experience.

Overnight : The Mount Nelson Hotel

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Day 2

Day at Leisure to explore the beauty and magnificence of Cape Town. As mentioned, you will have detailed information on where to go and what to do. Our offices will be delighted to assist with any bookings / reservations you might require.

Overnight : The Mount Nelson Hotel

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Day 3

Day at Leisure to laze around one of the pool,s shop or explore some more of what makes Cape Town one of the top destinations in the world. Cape Town is a vibrant melting pot of history and culture, with a great mix of fascinating people, places to see and food to taste.

 

Overnight : The Mount Nelson Hotel

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Day 4

After a leisurely breakfast this morning you will depart on your scenic four to five hour drive into the Garden Route.

With detailed directions and maps you will find out more about the Cape Winelands and the Overberg region, which you will travel through. The roads are safe and well maintained.

Arrive at Phantom Forest in the late afternoon. You will be met at the entrance of this beautiful nature reserve and transferred to the lodge.

Tonight you will enjoy a 6-course gourmet dinner in the Boma. Cuisine style is fusion / international with local African flavour and influence.

 

Overnight : Phantom Forest Eco Reserve

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Day 5

Day at Leisure to enjoy the magnificence of this one of a kind eco reserve in the heart of the Garden Route.

The elevated “treesuites” at Phantom Forest are an African celebration of natural textures, handcrafted furnishings, ethnic artifacts and hand weaving, stunning end-glass gable, en-suite forest bathroom, and deck with trees popping through here and there!

You will have access to all the activities on the premises – mountain bikes, beautiful indigenous forest walks, the Bubble Barrel, two person sauna, private jetty with canoes, two fresh-water plunge pools and excellent bird-watching.

The Body Boma offer treatments such as Full Body Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish, Facials etc. and also a wet treatment area (Vichy Shower) with mineral and mud wraps.

 

Overnight : Phantom Forest Eco Reserve

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Day 6

After a leisurely breakfast you will depart on your drive to George Airport for your short scheduled flight to Johannesburg.

Also recommended is a visit to Knysna for some sight seeing and optional shopping before your afternoon flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival at OR Tambo Airport, you will be met and transferred in an air-conditioned sedan to Sun City.

The Cascades is encircled by a necklace of tropical gardens threaded with tumbling waterfalls, weirs, lagoons and shaded walks - giving The Cascades it’s name and positioning it as one of the most sought after sophisticated and elegant hotels at Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure - Sun City.

 

Overnight : Sun City Cascades

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Day 7

Day at your leisure to enjoy all the many activities on offer at Sun City. Sun City has dazzled the international community with its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded spectaculars.

The full variety of entertainment on offer ranges from slots to safaris; the theatre extravaganza to a games arcade for children; horse-riding to golf; the valley of waves to the lost city…whatever it is you are looking for you will find it at Sun City.

 

Overnight : Sun City Cascades

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Day 8

You will be met at your hotel after a relaxing breakfast this morning and transferred into the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve is a 75 000 hectare reserve restored from farmland to its natural environment. The largest ever translocation of game occurred when 10 000 animals of 27 species were moved to Madikwe in Operation Phoenix. These included the big five and other endangered species such as the Wild Dog and Cheetah.

Thatch and wood dominate Madikwe River Lodge and the split-level lounge and dining area opens onto a wooden viewing deck overlooking the Marico River. Bright and cozy colors invite you inside the lodge and similarly into the charming riverside safari chalets. For cool nights the lounge and bar has a wonderful log fire and for hot days there is a very inviting swimming pool right outside the terrace of the lodge. A reed-enclosed boma for outside dining around an open fire is to be found on its own little island.

 

Overnight : Etali Safari Lodge

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Day 9

Madikwe Game Reserve is home to plenty of African big game with many Elephant, both Black and White Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Giraffe and lots of different antelope, including South Africa's rugby mascot - Springbok. Day and evening game drives and walking safaris through Madikwe, allow you to get close to these animals and provide great photo opportunities.

 

Overnight : Etali Safari Lodge

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Day 10

Enjoy one last exciting game drive and bush breakfast, before you will be met at the lodge and transferred to OR Tambo Airport for your international homebound flight
***END OF ROAD TRIP***

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Cost includes & excludes

Cost: On Enquiry

Includes:

  • 03 Overnights Accommodation @ The Mount Nelson, B&B
  • 02 Overnights Accommodation @ Phantom Forest, B&B
  • 02 Overnights Accommodation @ The Cascades - Sun City, B&B
  • 03 Overnights Accommodation @ Madikwe River Lodge – Fully Inclusive of Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & 2 Game Drives Daily
  • 06 Days Vehicle Hire – Renault Megane
  • Qualified & Experienced Driver & Registered Vehicle for all Private Transfers
  • Welcome Pack with relevant information, directions & maps
  • Tourism Levies
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 03 Lunches
  • 04 Dinners

Excludes:
  • Any meals not specified
  • International Flights
  • All items of a personal nature, ie. Laundry / Telephone / Spa Treatments
  • Travel Insurance


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