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Madikwe and More

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 4,798

This shared First Class (or better) trip through South Africa takes you to Madikwe Game Reserve, famous for its abundant elephant herds and frequent white rhino and lion sightings. Then fly on to Cape Town to see South Africa at its most beautiful, including a day trip to the Cape Peninsula.


This 7-day South Africa vacation begins in Johannesburg, a short flight takes you to Madikwe Game Reserve, on the border of Botswana. Enjoy three nights of game drives before flying to Cape Town to discover all the delights of the Cape.

Madikwe is one of South Africa’s premiere game reserves, with large populations of elephant, and frequent sightings of the rest of the Big Five, including lions, rhinos, buffalo, and for the sharp-eyed, leopards. Morning and afternoon game drives are available every day, along with bush walks, wildlife lectures, bush breakfasts, and picnics, immersing you in the wild charms of the South African landscape.

Few South African views however are as famous as that of Table Mountain, overlooking beautiful Cape Town, ‘The Mother City.’ A half day tour takes you to the mountain’s summit before visiting the South Africa’s oldest building, the colourful Malay Quarter and Bo Kaap, and more. You’ll have the afternoon free to explore on your own. Consider a visit to the former political prison turned museum, Robben Island, or a Walk to Freedom Tour to understand the journey to end Apartheid.

In the evening, enjoy a 14-course dinner and traditional entertainment from across Africa at GOLD Restaurant. The following day takes you to the Cape Peninsula, including astonishing coastal views, sheltered islands and beaches harbouring local wildlife, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or Groot Constania winery (depending on the season).


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 4,798

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Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg to Madikwe

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you'll be met by a Goway representative before your light aircraft transfer to Madikwe Safari Lodge.

Bordering Botswana in South Africa's North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve, abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard. The landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene hills sheltering a host of wildlife.

This afternoon, depart on your afternoon game drive in the reserve.

Distance travelled today: 35 kms

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Madikwe Safari Lodge

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    Madikwe Safari Lodge



    With its earthy plastered walls, dry packed stone work and rough wooden beams, Madikwe Safari Lodge appears to grow out of the rust-red African setting like a gigantic termite mound. Offering a commanding view of the game-rich plains, each room overlooks the majestic panorama of ...

    With its earthy plastered walls, dry packed stone work and rough wooden beams, Madikwe Safari Lodge appears to grow out of the rust-red African setting like a gigantic termite mound.

    Offering a commanding view of the game-rich plains, each room overlooks the majestic panorama of the Dwarsberg Hills, as well as the Marico River, a green ribbon cutting through the landscape.

    Both splendid and serene, yet as warm and approachable as an African sunset, Madikwe offers an intimate bush experience with a humorous twist.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)

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Day 2

Madikwe Game Reserve

Today two game drives are included (with refreshments and snacks). Other specialist activities on offer are bush walks, wildlife lectures, bush breakfasts and picnic lunches.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Madikwe Game Reserve

Another full day to explore the Madikwe on your morning and afternoon game drives.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Madikwe to Cape Town

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your onward light aircraft flight to Johannesburg. Connect to your flight to Cape Town (Flight not included)). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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More Quarters

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    More Quarters



    More Quarters offers the combination of apartment living with the service and hospitality of a hotel. The apartments are ideally located just off Kloof Street, referred to as the 'heart of Cape Town' by the locals. This is partly due to the area being relatively ...

    More Quarters offers the combination of apartment living with the service and hospitality of a hotel. The apartments are ideally located just off Kloof Street, referred to as the 'heart of Cape Town' by the locals. This is partly due to the area being relatively untouched by mainstream tourism, hence adding to the authenticity and value of the Kloof Street address.

    The ability to walk to both restaurants and boutique shops provides guests with an experience where one becomes part of the city's cosmopolitan way of life. There are exclusive and casual retailers and eateries all within walking distance of More Quarters.

    Access to other tourist attractions is easy and without congestion especially during peak season periods. Table Mountain is at your doorstep, Lions Head is a stone's throw away and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just over Kloofnek - the opportunities are endless!

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Spa

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Day 5

Cape Town

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your scheduled half day Cape Town City tour. Summit the legendary Table Mountain before visiting the country's oldest building, The Castle followed by the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Sense the depth of history as you drive past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge before moving up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter to marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Finally, trace the moves of a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl's dream stone. Return to your hotel where the afternoon is at your leisure.

This evening, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to GOLD restaurant in Cape Town. From the moment you walk through the glass doors into the aged brick interior, with its ancient doors, wooden beams and iron pillars, you will feel the heartbeat of a unique African restaurant in Cape Town. GOLD Restaurant will take you on a taste safari from Cape Malay to African cuisine - from Cape Town to Timbuktu with its set 14 course menu served at your table. Start your evening with an interactive Djembe drumming session which will get you in tune with the African rhythms and songs for the rest of the night. 30 minutes of vibrant playing of the drums will ensure an energized start to your evening. A soothing hand washing ceremony will complete your interactive drumming experience. Be captivated during dinner by tall, graceful Mali Puppets as they dance around your table with the drummers and singers. The live entertainment is unique to South Africa and their performances will embrace you and take you into the heart of Africa. Return transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 6

Cape Peninsula

This morning you will be collected from your hotel for your scheduled full day Peninsula Tour. Drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire's Paradise - from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno - towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise (optional and own expense). Wind along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breath-taking ocean views, before visiting the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. After lunch (on your own account), you meander back along the historical naval port of Simon's Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder's Beach, Venture inland to your last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Summer), or Groot Constantia for a wine tasting (Winter months) before returning to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Depart Cape Town

After breakfast, you are at leisure until you are transferred by private vehicle to the airport in time for your onward flight.

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DEPARTS:

2020: Daily between Jan 11 and Oct 31

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet on arrival in Johannesburg
  • Round trip light aircraft transfers from Johannesburg to Madikwe
  • 3 nights' accommodation at Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa Lodge Suite) including:
    • All meals
    • Teas, Coffees, all beverages (excluding Premium brand beers, wines and spirits)
    • Two game drives daily
    • Bush walks
    • Wildlife lectures
    • Conservations levies
    • Round-trip airstrip transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation at More Quarters with Full Breakfast
  • Round trip airport transfers in Cape Town
  • Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • Half day Cape Town City Tour
  • Gold Restaurant dinner experience with transfers

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes not listed above.
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional excursions
  • Meals and beverages unless specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities unless specifically indicated
  • Park fees unless stated

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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