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Signature Series

Signature South Africa 2017


11 Days from TBA

Private Journey

Experience the breadth of South Africa's beauty during an independent departure from Johannesburg to the wildlife-rich Madikwe Game Reserve and the Mala Mala Game Reserve, followed by explorations in the rambling Cape Winelands and breathtaking Cape Town.

A&K Advantages

Experience a mix of thrilling wildlife encounters, luxury accommodations and fine dining

See a stunning array of wildlife, including the “Big Five” and more than 500 species of birds

Spend a full day exploring Cape Point, ascending the Cape of Good Hope and seeing endangered penguins at Boulders Beach

Sample local vintages on a tasting tour through the rambling Cape Winelands

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
DAYS 2-3
Madikwe Game Reserve | Vast Wilderness
DAYS 4-6
Mala Mala Game Reserve | Breathtaking Savanna
DAYS 7-8
Cape Winelands | Rambling Wine Country
DAY 9
Cape Town | Awe-Inspiring Cape Point
DAY 10
Cape Town | Dazzling City by the Sea
DAY 11
Depart Cape Town

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.

DAY 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your boutique hotel.

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa
DAYS 2-3
Madikwe Game Reserve | Vast Wilderness

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your scheduled, shared light aircraft transfer flight to the Madikwe Game Reserve. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge, tucked amid a lush riverside forest in the reserve. Your glass-walled suite features a fireplace, open-fronted lounge and uninterrupted views of the river and the surrounding bush. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, enjoying game-viewing activities or the on-site spa. The next day, embark on morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle, keeping watch for Africa’s “Big Five” — elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo and leopards. You may also experience the natural environment on foot during a guided walking safari.

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 4-6
Mala Mala Game Reserve | Breathtaking Savanna

After breakfast, fly to Rattray’s on Mala Mala, situated within the Mala Mala Game Reserve. Check in to your luxury suite, taking time to lounge on your private veranda with grand river views or swim in your heated plunge pool, built in to your private veranda. Spend the following two days viewing game in this private, wildlife-populated reserve. You may also opt to explore the bush on foot with expert guides and trackers.

Rattray's on Mala Mala
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 7-8
Cape Winelands | Rambling Wine Country

Fly to Cape Town via Hoedspruit. Then, transfer to your hotel in Franschhoek, nestled within the Cape Winelands. Spend this day and the next experiencing the region. Enjoy a tasting at Rustenberg Estate, a privately owned winery, followed by a cheese tasting in Franschhoek. At Morgenhot, take a cellar tour and pause for a wine tasting. Then, explore historic Paarl.

La Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Cape Town | Awe-Inspiring Cape Point

Discover Cape Point, passing the “bikini beaches” of Clifton and Camps Bay, the bucolic Hout Bay valley and Chapman’s Peak Drive (conditions permitting). Ascend the Cape of Good Hope by funicular, and see endangered penguins at Boulders Beach. Visit Simon’s Town, and explore the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

Cape Grace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Cape Town | Dazzling City by the Sea

Ascend Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting). Tour ruggedly beautiful Cape Town, seeing Groote Kerk church, City Hall and the Grand Parade. Stroll through the scenic Company Gardens, and witness the 17th-century Castle of Good Hope. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Cape Grace
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 11
Depart Cape Town

Transfer to the airport and board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Johannesburg/ Madikwe/Rattrays on Mala Mala/Skukuza/Cape Town (from $1,375)

Custom Dates | Name the date, and subject to availability, we'll confirm it at the same price as the published departures that month.


Destination Information

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