On arriving in Cape Town, check-in at the amazing One and Only hotel, your base for several days while you explore the many attractions of one of the world’s most scenic cities. Intriguing destinations include the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach penguin colony, Table Mountain, the Waterfront and private wine estates. Sample the fare at some of the southern Hemisphere’s finest restaurants (we’ll make sure you get the best tables!).
Then you head cross country to South Africa’s economic heartland onboard Rovos Rail, a deluxe hotel on wheels which transports you through dramatic landscapes. After a visit to Johannesburg’s sobering Apartheid Museum or the vibrant Soweto township, you’re off to Londolozi, an exclusive game reserve connected to the Kruger National Park.
Included in the South Africa Deluxe tour is the Sabi-Kruger ecosystem which boasts what is probably the continent’s most eclectic congregation of wildlife (all of the so-called Big Five are abundant, and this is probably the best place in the world to see leopards in the wild). A fitting way to end a magnificent journey of discovery.
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Itinerary at a glance
- Day 1 :
- Fly to Cape Town
- Days 2, 3 & 4 :
- Explore Cape Town
- Days 5 & 6 :
- Rovos Rail
- Day 7 :
- Soweto township or Apartheid Museum
- Day 8 :
- Fly to Londolozi Game Reserve
- Days 9 & 10 :
- Safari at Londolozi
- Day 11 :
- Fly back to Johannesburg where your trip ends
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Varty Camp, which is home to two private suites and eight chalets, is the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. Varty Camp‘s central thatched living area overlooks the Sand River, where you can relax in comfort while you take in the views. The living spaces are positioned under the shade of trees, raised off the ground by wooden platforms.
This camp’s fire has been burning for more than 80 years. It’s a the largest of Londolozi’s camps, centered on a thatch A-frame lodge that houses a dining room, sitting areas, and lounge. Meals are served on a broad wooden deck that juts over the riverbed and under an ancient jackalberry tree. The thatch rondavels, which were the Varty family’s original hunting camp, now do duty as a library, a wine cellar, and an interpretive center, where you can listen to history and ecotourism talks—don’t miss the Londolozi Leopard presentation.
If you’re looking for romance, have a private dinner on your veranda and go for a moonlight dip in your own plunge pool. All rooms are decorated in African ethnic chic—in creams and browns and with the ubiquitous historic family photographs and documents—and have great bushveld views. Families are welcome (children must be over 4).
The camp’s holistic approach to an African safari means that there are many things to keep you occupied both in camp and out in the bush. From massages and reading a book from the library, to watching passing wildlife from the deck or swimming pool. The camp offers several different game viewing opportunities. Game drives and walking safaris guided by experienced rangers and trackers will give you the opportunity to view the Big 5, and star-gazing and bird watching is a great way to simply admire this beautiful area. While you take some time to yourself, your children will be entertained by the Londolozi Cub’s Programme, where they will be given the opportunity to learn about their surroundings in a fun and entertaining way.