Kruger National Park South Africa
A leopard at a Water hole in Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park - Kruger National Park Tours and Safaris

Timbavati, Cape Town, Cederberg, Winelands(15 day/ 14 Night)

This Tour can be changed to meet your own preferences, time available and budget

From Euro2700 per person - based on TWO people travelling in low season

EMAIL US - info@falconsafaris.com for a quote

Day 1: Johannesburg/ Timbavati

Your adventures starts at OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International), where our representative will assist you onto your charter flight to Akeru Game Lodge, in the magnificent Timbavati Game Reserve.  

Akeru has created a home-away-home that is completely relaxed, tranquil and informal, and hosts only sixteen guests. The social area includes a lounge with fireplace, a bar, an elevated loft area, an inside and outside dining area and the ultimate al fresco experience - an open air Boma.

Lanterns for light, eco-friendly battery power for fans and gas geysers for hot water are just some of the specifics that ensure an original luxurious rustic bush experience. Four poster beds, white linen and draped mosquito nets ensure absolute romance. Each of the six thatched chalets is en-suite with both shower and bath.

At Akeru you will enjoy game drives, both in the early morning, and in the late afternoon, with the Lodge’s professional rangers and trackers, where you will be able to track Africa's “big five”, plains game, birds and reptiles. Daily walks are also encouraged, thus ensuring that the more fascinating phpects of our fauna and flora are not overlooked - emphasising an appreciation of the complete wilderness experience. The evening holds a sense of anticipation as the rare and elusive nocturnal species begin their night activities.

Meals are very much "home-cooked" affairs, and great care is taken to ensure that even the most discerning taste buds are well satisfied.

After your stay at Akeru, you will return restored and rejuvenated - having absorbed the magical energy and presence inherent in the bush - a natural "tonic" we recommend that everyone should experience on a regular basis.

Three night’s accommodation at Akeru Game Lodge on a fully inclusive basis. 

Day 4: Timbavati/ Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred by light aircraft to Oliver Tambo International Airport for your scheduled flight to Cape Town International Airport where you will be met by our representative and assisted to the Car Rental pick-up desk.

A retreat can be a haven or private space where one goes to feel safe, calm and quiet. Or it can be a period of reflection away from usual activities - and the perfect place to conduct a period of quiet contemplation is the Camps Bay Retreat – a peaceful paradise on one of the most magnificent estates in South Africa.

Camps Bay Retreat boasts four acres of gardens, with waterfalls, mountain streams and pools. The views are simply splendid across the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean and along the peaks of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. The air is fresh, washed clean from the sea and you will hear the “quiet” like never before. Most importantly you’ll feel the peace.

Yet, surprisingly, this large estate is situated in the popular and glamorous seaside resort of Camps Bay… one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Tucked away in the crook of a glen that runs between Lions Head and Table Mountain, Camps Bay Retreat bids you welcome… and promises to take care of you.

The Retreat Kitchen, Camps Bay Retreat’s restaurant, provides an intimate dining experience. Whether the Executive Chef is using specially-aged meats, fresh herbs, or fresh fish, braaiing (outdoor cooking over coals), steaming, poaching, frying or even making Sushi – his aim is always to delight and satisfy his guests in every way.

The Retreat is an excellent base from which to visit the delights of Cape Town – whether scenic, historic, or culinary.

Three night’s accommodation at The Camps Bay retreat on a bed and breakfast basis

Day 7: Cape Town/ Grootbos

Comprising nearly 2,300 acres of pristine Fynbos (the smallest of the Floral Kingdoms, consisting of plants indigenous only to the Western Cape of South Africa) wilderness, Grootbos Nature Reserve is less than two hour’s drive from Cape Town, and just minutes from Walker Bay - arguably the world's premier location for seasonal land-based whale watching.

Grootbos offers its guests a wide variety of guided activities by which they can experience the region's wonderful natural beauty. One of the reserve's great strengths is the quality of its guides, all of whom hold university (often post-graduate) degrees in the natural sciences. These guides will take on wonderful excursions along the coast to view the whales; their extensive knowledge will leave you with an understanding and deep appreciation of these gentle behemoths. They will also guide you through Klipgat Cave, one of South Africa's most important archaeological sites, as well as walk with you along the rocky shoreline exploring the marine life in inter tidal pools, and take you to remote beaches along the coast.

On Grootbos reserve itself, your guide will take you on walks, nature drives, and horse rides through the Milkwood Forest and indigenous Fynbos. Guests can also take walks through the reserve by themselves (with maps supplied), or borrow mountain bikes and ride along the trails. Some of the optional extra activities that can be arranged from Grootbos include boat trips to nearby Dyer Falcon to view Cape Fur Seals, African  Penguins, and a host of seabirds, and cage-diving to watch Great White Sharks feed (diving certificate required).

Nestled in the centuries-old Milkwood forest, Grootbos' nine cottages have been built from locally hewn stone and timber. While the exteriors are rough and earthy, fitting perfectly into their environment, the interiors are light, modern and spacious, decorated with richly coloured and textured furnishings. They each have a living area, bedroom (with wonderful down duvets and cotton bedding!) and large en suite bathroom. Wood stoves in the living room invite cosy romantic evenings, while the spacious wooden sun decks are the perfect setting for a private breakfast.

Breakfasts typically include fresh fruit salad and juices, assorted cereals, yoghurt, home-made bread, Fynbos honey, made on the farm, cold meats and cheese and farm eggs (provisions enough to cover both breakfast and lunch!). Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a three course dinner, specialising in seafood, are taken in the large circular main lodge with panoramic sea and mountain views.

Two night’s accommodation at Main Lodge in the Grootbos Nature Reserve on a fully inclusive basis

Day 9: Grootbos/ Swellendam
Your journey today takes you to the historic town of Swellendam, and to Rothman Manor, situated at the beginning of the famous Garden Route. Relax while you enjoy the private atmosphere of one of the largest historic estates in Swellendam. The estate with its 3.5 hectares comprise accommodation in two separate guest houses.

Each room is decorated with great attention to detail in a blend of African and European style.

Enjoy an excellent breakfast served under a majestic 19th Century oak. Have a swim in the large pool or relax in the Jacuzzi while watching zebra, springbok and ostrich in the nature park. Take a leisurely stroll in our park and watch the birdlife around the lily pond.

You have a choice of 6 different rooms. Three rooms are situated in the garden cottage, built in 1834 and the others in a newly build house matching perfectly to the existing national monuments.

Swellendam is well positioned for various sight-seeing tours to different attractions and activities:

  • De Hoop Nature Reserve: A wonderful daytrip to observe Zebras, Bontebok and other kind of antelope and animals. Offers very good opportunity to have a swim in the Indian Ocean in one of the natural tide pools or to watch the whales. It's a must for everybody who wants to experience an original and wild part of Africa.

  • Drostdy Museum: Open-air museum complex with several historic buildings. It invites you to be part of the life in the past. A beautiful rose garden is included also.

  • Golf: 9 whole course with picturesque views on the Langeberg mountains

  • Bontebok National Park: Watch the beautiful Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, grey rhebok, interesting bird life etc.. Enjoy the walk on the picturesque Breede River and explore the rich flora.

  • Breede River Wine Route: Test and enjoy the delicious wine directly by the producer. This wine area is still a tip under the connoisseur of wines.

  • Cape Agulhas: the most southern point of Africa

  • Sport facilities: Squash, tennis, bowling, water-ski, mountain biking

  • Organised Horse trail riding in the Langeberg Mountains or along the wonderful Breede River for novices and advanced riders

  • Beaches: Infanta, Witsand, Arniston and Port Beaufort´s beaches invite for a swim or watching the whales

  • Montagu: Have a bath in a hot spring or do a ride with a tractor to the top of a mountain.

  • Tradouw Pass: worthy drive through the Langeberge into the Small Karoo.

Two night’s accommodation at Rothman Manor on a bed and breakfast basis

Day 11: Swellendam/ Cederberg Mountains
There is a comfortable drive today to the Cederberg Mountains – where you will be staying at the magnificent Bushman’s Kloof.

Immense open plains, deep ravines, spectacular waterfalls and prehistoric rock formations characterise this ecological oasis, nestled between the majestic mountains of the Cederberg and the vast plains of the Great Karoo. 270 Kilometres north of Cape Town, unique and unspoilt, this once hunting ground of the intrepid San, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower destination.

Bushman’s Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and is world renowned for its 130 rock art sites.  In recognition of its rich cultural, historical and environmental significance, Bushman’s Kloof has been declared a South African Natural Heritage site.

Guests can enjoy the use of two lounges with fireplaces, library, billiard room, bar, wine cellar, Trading Post Gift Shop, dining room and outdoor dining terrace. Other dining options include the Makana outdoor dining facility with lounge and dining area that offers spectacular views overlooking the Boontjies River, as well as Embers, a wonderful new addition to the dining experience. 

Guided rock art excursions, botanical tours, game viewing and sunset game drives in open game viewing vehicles with refreshments are recommended.  Bird watching, nature trails, mountain hikes, river walks, canoeing, archery, rock climbing, mountain biking, croquet and swimming in crystal clear natural rock pools are other activities that you might enjoy.
  
This is a perfect environment for painting, fly-fishing, photography, stargazing, picnics, reading and studying the history of the San and their famous rock art and lectures in the heritage centre.

Two night’s accommodation at Elegant Lodge in the valley of the San, Bushman’s Kloof on a fully inclusive basis

Day 13: Cederberg/ Paarl
Roggeland Country House in the little town of Paarl is your next stop. It is run by the Minkley family in an atmosphere of warm, friendly and refined hospitality. It is situated in the Dal Josaphat Valley, just North East of the town.

The guest house is ideally situated for wine lovers who wish to explore the wine routes of Paarl, Wellington, Tulbagh, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. In this part of the Cape you'll discover cheese factories, port or brandy cellars of distinction, the cuisine, the scenic splendour and the richness of history, art and country hospitality that is the Boland experience.

Activities to be enjoyed

  • Playing a game of golf, viewing a flock of flamingos or pelicans at the acclaimed bird sanctuary, horse riding on a scenic trail... these are just some of the leisure options

  • Spend a day in the mountains swimming in clear mountain water rock pools and relaxing with a picnic basket

  • Try fly or fresh water fishing in one of the numerous pristine fishing spots in the mountains that are in close proximity to the Guest House or launch a canoe on the scenic Breede River

  • Enjoy horse riding through the Fynbos and vineyards in the mountains either in the early morning or having sundowners during the ride in the evening

  • The members of the family are always happy to supply maps and advise you each morning on these or other day-trip ideas

Two night’s accommodation at the Roggeland Country House in the Winelands on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Day 15: Paarl/ Cape Town
It is time to return to Cape International Airport today, to drop-off the hired car, and to catch your onward arrangements.

Quick and Convenient

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