Cape Town, The Winelands & Londolozi Safari
Trip Details
From $5,595
10 Days / 9 Nights

Price Details

Rates reflect travel through December 2014, subject to availability.  Please contact us for rates that reflect the number of travelers, as well as seasonal fluctuations and currency exchange rate.  25% deposit required to secure space. $25 per person nonrefundable booking fee charged at time of reservation.

Inclusions: 4 nights Marina Rise Room accommodation One&Only Cape Town; 2 nights Auberge Room accommodation Le Quartier Francais; 3 nights Varty Camp at Londolozi; flights to/from Londolozi; ground transfers and touring per itinerary, breakfast daily and all meals, local brand beverages + spirits and all game viewing activities while on safari.

Special Virtuoso Amenities: Complimentary internal flights, 50-minute massage in Cape Town and Leopards of Londolozi souvenir book.

Exclusions: International air, meals not specifically indicated in itinerary, gratuities and items of a personal nature (telephone calls, spa services, optional tours, etc.).

Disclaimer: Offer is subject to availability. Certificates / product vouchers not applicable when booked via a third party.

FAQ's

  • What is a photographic safari?

The historical safari of old dates back to the age when reserves were hunting concessions and value was placed on an animal according to its potential danger when hunted on foot. In today’s safari practice, rifles have been replaced with cameras, and the only shooting done is the photographing of majestic animals, birds and trees. Londolozi’s rangers specialise in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photographic purposes. They will also part with advice and knowledge where they can so that the guest is able to get the best photograph possible.

  • On safari, what is the difference between a ranger and a tracker?

Game drives at Londolozi are taken by professional, passionate and knowledgeable rangers and trackers, who amongst them have a wealth of 350 years of experience. With over 16 000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill into ravines and through thicket in pursuit of elusive animals, simultaneously wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.

  • Are field guides at Londolozi local?

Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land in these parts and therefore have an unmatched knowledge of both the area and the elements of nature within this wilderness wonderland. Londolozi boasts two of South Africa’s only 17 master trackers, which only adds to the excellence of the team and the experience they are able to deliver. Allow our field guides to wow you with their knowledge, move you with their stories, and bring you one step closer to nature.

  • What other activities are available at Londolozi?

Londolozi is a great place to escape from the rigors of everyday existence, to shift into a full appreciation of the moment and awaken the senses. With this in mind they have created tailor-made activities to help recuperate mind, body and spirit: silent wilderness immersions, interpretation and learning, spiritual journeying, adventure & adrenalin, massage, yoga, clay pigeon shooting, all day wilderness trekking, moonlight walks, poetry, theatre, friendship and wide open spaces.

Trip Overview

Dive into the endless beauty of Cape Town, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities on the continent. Immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine while following the dramatic coastline from the V&A Waterfront to the Cape of Good Hope; from the Top of Table Mountain to the shores of Boulders Beach and its unique Penguin Colony.

Experience the world renowned One&Only brand at South Africa's premiere urban chic property bringing an unprecedented level of luxury and style to one of the world's most fascinating cities.

Stay in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley where you'll discover one of the best chef's in Africa - foodies, be prepared!  Le Quartier Francais boutique hotel offers a range of cooking classes and wine experiences to complete your stay.

Safari at Londolozi Varty Camp. Located in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is world renowned for its rich concentration of game.  The reserve is internationally recognized for its far-sighted and progressive management of land and wildlife rehabilitation as well as productive community involvement.

Points of Interest

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Cape Town

‘The Mother City’ is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city offering diversity like no other.  A colorful melting pot of cultures has created something for every palate in one of the world’s most popular and picturesque settings. World class dining, shopping, art, theaters, beaches, scenery, wildlife and nightlife come standard. In a city which could be considered a destination itself, hidden gems are found around every corner.

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Table Mountain

One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain provides a magnificent backdrop to cosmopolitan Cape Town and is famous for the tablecloth of clouds that pours endlessly down its slopes. This is a mountain of many moods and offers walkers and hikers a range of routes that vary from light strolls to rigorous hikes. If it’s the view you’re after and not the exercise, catch a state-of-the-art revolving cable car to the top of the mountain.

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Cape of Good Hope

The Fairest Cape in all the World as named by Sir Francis Drake, is one of the top tourist destinations in South Africa. Rich in cultural and natural heritage, the Cape of Good Hope is home to the Southwestern most point in Africa, various wildlife and unique flora and fauna. Also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, a wide variety of activities are on offer set against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the Cape Peninsula.

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The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain and within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium, the V&A Waterfront is where everything comes together in perfect harmony.  Spectacular views, the buzz of a working harbor, world-class shopping, dining and entertainment venues only scratch the surface of opportunities in the hustle and bustle of the V&A.

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Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Simons Town is home to a unique and endangered land-based colony of African Penguins. The beach itself ideal for families and children as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves. The Penguin Colony is one of only a few in the world, and has become a famously popular site consisting of three pristine beaches, one penguin viewing area and three scenic boardwalks.

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Cape Winelands

This culinary capital of South Africa is also home to some unsurpassed scenery with vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture set in a mountainous backdrop . Titillate your taste buds while savouring some of the world’s finest wines and dining at internationally acclaimed restaurants. The region is vast and filled with events and happenings, so make sure you set enough time to fully appreciate this treasured area and ‘foodie’ paradise. 

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Kruger National Park & Surrounding Private Game Reserves

This world-renowned flagship of South Africa offers a big game experience ranking among the best on the African continent. From the expansive National Park to the coveted Sabi Sands and other private game reserves, there are a plethora of options to consider for your Big 5 experience.

Traveler Reviews

Itinerary

  1. Arrive in Cape Town

    Upon arrival into CPT you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel.  Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in Cape Town.  We recommend taking a stroll on the V&A Waterfront with dinner on your own.

    We can recommend some fantastic night spots, whether your interest is in live music, fine wines, craft beers or specific dishes and cuisines for which Cape Town is famous.

  2. Cape Peninsula [B, L]

    A full day privately guided tour of the Cape Peninsula to see the Cape of Good Hope. Take in the tidal pools and flora and fauna unique to the area including the penguins of Boulders Beach, Chapman’s Peak and much more. Ascend to the Lighthouse lookout by funicular or on foot for spectacular views from one of Africa’s highest cliffs.

  3. Sightseeing in Cape Town [B]

    Ascend Table Mountain, one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, by funicular taking in 360° aerial views of the city.  

    Spend the afternoons touring: explore the hustle and bustle of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Alternatively, visit Camps Bay; Robben Island or even take a Great White Shark Cage Dive.

  4. Sightseeing in Cape Town [B]

    Day at leisure to explore areas and experiences that you may not have had the chance to incorporate in your busy days of pre-arranged private touring.

  5. Transfer to the Cape Winelands[B]

    Check out of your hotel for the picturesque, one hour drive toward the French Huguenot Valley of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands, where you will spend the next 2 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

  6. Cape Winelands [B]

    During your stay, explore the village's quaint shops, galleries, the chocolaterie, chacuterie or enjoy wine tasting, fly-fishing, horse riding and golfing.

    Eating is not a problem in Franschhoek - the gourmet capital of South Africa - abundant with great cafes and restaurants and more than 40 wineries to visit!

    We advise that you pre-book your restaurants, golf times and tours before you arrive in Franschhoek to avoid disappointment.

  7. Transfer to Londolozi Private Game Reserve [B, L, D]

    Checkout of your hotel and return to Cape Town International airport for scheduled light aircraft flight to the Londolozi Private Game Reserve where you will spend the next 4 nights on a fully inclusive basis.

    No two days are the same at Londolozi and every experience is tailor-made to suit individual preferences and expectations. However, there is a certain rhythm and pace to the experience that stirs a sense of homecoming on repeat visits and a pleasant sense of order for first time bushveld visitors.

    The daily schedule includes morning and evening game drives with time at leisure in the afternoon to spend as you prefer - a guided walk, yoga, spa treatment, quiet rest and observation on your own, etc.

    * 5:30 Rise and shine
     * 6:00 Dawn Patrol Game drive
     * ±10:00 Breakfast/Brunch
     * 11:00 Bush Walk
     * ±12:00 Yoga
     * 15:00 High Tea
     * 15:30 Sunset Game Drive
     * ±19:00 Dinner

  8. On safari at Londolozi Private Game Reserve [B, L, D]

  9. On safari at Londolozi Private Game Reserve [B, L, D]

  10. Departures[B]

    After morning game drive and breakfast, you will transfer by light aircraft flight returning to Johannesburg to meet your onward outbound international flight or begin post trip arrangements.

Accommodations

One&Only Cape Town

South Africa's premiere urban chic resort offers captivating views of Table Mountain from its enviable location in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Enjoy the celebrated cuisines of Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and Reuben Riffel, located in the lobby along with the Vista Bar & Lounge.  Sample rare and undiscovered vintages at the stunning Wine Loft.  The sublime calm of the city's most expansive and sophisticated spa offers an indulgent escape, while the fitness center's state of the art equipment gives guests the opportunity to stay in shape while traveling.  As the first luxury hotel to open in Cape Town in nearly a decade, the resort is designed to celebrate the city's wine, art, design and spirit, balancing contemporary glamour with an authentic South African style.

Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Français is an exclusive luxury hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley.

Home to two great restaurants, the award winning Tasting Room and Common Room, Executive Chef Margot Janse is one of South Africa's most celebrated chefs.

It is the extra-ordinary staff, the opulently comfortable rooms and the attention to detail that ensure that this Relais & Châteaux Auberge is the ultimate spoiling.

Complement your stay with a Cooking Class or lingering lunch at the hotel's sister restaurant Bread & Wine, where you will enjoy a  complimentary wine and charcuterie tasting.  Guests also enjoy complimentary access to the private Franschhoek Health Club.

Londolozi Varty Camp

The campfire has burned here for over 85 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi. The décor echoes the same tones of the owner's private homes and their continuing love affair with the earth.

Varty Camp is the home of an African safari holiday. All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children of all ages always have a place at Varty Camp.

Varty Camp is also home to the original Sparta Hunting Camp, our boutique, the Cardio Vascular Room, Massage Treatment Room and our Library. Guests from all Camps are invited to make use of these facilities.

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