Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport, where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your hotel.
Madikwe Game Reserve
From Johannesburg, fly to Madikwe Game Reserve and transfer to your luxury safari lodge, complete with private plunge pools, a communal pool and a range of activities for children. Spend the next three days in this welcoming haven in the bush, setting out twice each day on game drives or guided walks to spot the wildlife that thrive in this reserve, everything from lions, elephants and buffalo to cheetahs, giraffes and even the endangered Cape hunting dog.
Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve
Depart Madikwe for the private game reserve of Tswalu Kalahari, the largest in South Africa, with more than 400 square miles of spectacular grasslands and mountains. No more than 30 guests at a time are permitted to explore the reserve, with its more than 70 mammal species including lions, cheetahs and desert black rhinos, along with plains game and more than 200 species of birds. Your lodge is a virtual African village that consists of authentically stone-walled and thatch-roofed bungalows, designed to blend inconspicuously into the surrounding mountains while providing a great home base for three adventure-packed days. Set out on twice-daily excursions to catch sight of black-maned lions, cheetahs, endangered black rhinos and so much more.
Cape Town | Pearl of South Africa
Leave safari country behind for cosmopolitan Cape Town, where you’re met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Located at the foot of Table Mountain and just a short stroll from downtown, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz, and makes for the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city as a family.
Cape Town | Cooking the South African Way
Today, you have the opportunity to enjoy a private cooking lesson in the Bo-Kaap, a colorful place full of rich history and culture. Take a guided walking tour/shopping expedition to the nearby spice market, and then learn to prepare a lunch of local favorites, including a traditional curry, roti, samosas, chili bites and sambal. After lunch, spend the day relaxing or exploring this inviting city on your own.
Cape Town | Day of Adventure
With a wealth of historic sites and adventure-packed places to explore, Cape Town is tailor-made for exploring as a family — as you discover for yourself on a full day spent enjoying the activities of your choice. A wide range of options includes stand-up paddling and shell collecting at Camps Bay tidal pool, followed by a geocaching adventure; a close encounter with African penguins on a beach only accessible to locals, along with an excursion to spot the “Cape Five” (ostriches, baboons, mountain zebras, bonteboks and tortoises); or a hike to the top of Lion’s Head for thrilling views of the city and coastline, along with a visit to a working fishing harbor, where you have the opportunity to cast a line over the harbor wall.
Depart Cape TownTransfer to the airport for your onward flight.