EPIC AFRICAN HONEYMOON (23 DAYS)

From $17890 P.P

A languid luxury honeymoon taking in the best of South Africa, Victoria Falls, Botswana and Mozambique

honeymoon tour4 nights in magical Cape Town at the famous Cape Grace Hotel. 2 nights at The Franschhoek in the Winelands. Travel on the luxurious Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria. Enjoy a luxury safari for 2 nights at Singita’s Boulders Lodge in the Sabi Sands before flying back to Johannesburg for 1 night. Spend 2 nights at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel overlooking the falls, followed by 3 nights on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Return to Johannesburg for 1 night before  travelling to Mozambique’s Benguerra Island paradise where you will spend 6 nights relaxing to end off your romantic African adventure.

Stay at prestigious hotels like The Cape Grace and The Victoria Falls Hotel
Spectacular scenery from the elegant comfort of the Rovos Rail luxury train
Incorporate the very best of Southern Africa from Cape Town to the Okavango Delta
Barefoot luxury in Mozambique  

Day 1 – 4 Cape Town : Cape Grace Hotel

 v&a waterfront tourArrive into Cape Town, where you’ll be met on arrival by your private guide, who will escort you around the city and wine country.

Spend 4 nights at The Cape Grace, one of South Africa’s finest hotels, perfectly positioned in Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The hotel occupies its own quayside in the heart of the harbour and looks out onto either the bustling activity of the working harbour, or the panoramic views of Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain, the city bowl and Signal Hill. Savour innovative cuisine and fine South African wines while enjoying the scenic marina and mountain views. Another renowned aspect of the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town is the Bascule whisky bar and wine cellar with a selection of over 420 whiskies. During the day, let cappuccinos linger and by night, be lulled by the lounge ambiance and the twinkle of the harbour lights on the water.

Day 5 – 6 Winelands : The Last Word Franschhoek

winelands tourEnjoy wine tastings, cellar tours, fabulous meals and browse around the arts, crafts and confectionary in Franschhoek with your private guide and vehicle.

The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive five star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet capital of South Africa. It’s only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique style shops and art galleries. Beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition. The picturesque traditional French village hosts some of the best cuisine from internationally recognised gourmet chefs. Of South Africa’s top ten restaurants, three can be found in Franschhoek.

Day 7 - 8 Rovos Rail from Cape Town to Pretoria

rovos rail tour Transfer to Cape Town Station and board your luxury train through some of the best scenery South Africa has to offer. From the arid landscapes of the Great Karoo to the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld, see the variety and immensity of South African open spaces. Trundle through the mountain ranges and scenic winelands, stopping for a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Visit the Diamond Museum and the impressive Big Hole in Kimberley. Rovos Rail is synonymous with luxury train travel, and for many seasoned visitors to South Africa, there’s no finer way to see the country. The traditional train carriages are all 1920 originals that rekindle the excitement of a bygone era.  And you will certainly not go hungry – dinners are an extravagant affair with fine food, wines and attentive service.

Day 9 - 10 Sabi Sands : Singita Game Reserve

sabi sand leopard tourScheduled flight to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which offers some of the best game viewing anywhere in Africa. Singita Boulders is a beautiful multi–award winning lodge with a colonial feel and a modern edge. The en-suite chalets at Singita Boulders are large and opulent with private plunge pools, double-sided fireplaces and private game viewing decks overlooking the exquisite Sand River. Elegant cuisine and vintage wines will complement your stay.

The game viewing in this part region is particularly spectacular and you are likely to see good sightings of big cats like leopard and lion. Spend days viewing animals either by foot or from an open safari Land Rover accompanied by a professional armed game ranger and tracker.

Day 11 - 12 Zimbabwe : Victoria Falls Hotel

vic falls rainbow tourAfter a morning safari drive and breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airstrip for your flight to Victoria Falls.  A famous landmark, the Victoria Falls Hotel has undeniably the best views of the Victoria Falls. The Edwardian style and colonial elegance of the Victoria Falls Hotel is carried through in the air-conditioned bedrooms. Rooms are furnished with antiques and black and white tiled bathrooms contain a sumptuous ball and claw Victorian bath.

Activity options at Victoria Falls include visiting the majestic, thundering falls; white water rafting; landrover safaris; a cultural or shopping trip to the village;  canoeing; or a sunset cruise on the upper Zambezi. If you need to nestle like a newlywed, you can always ensconce yourself into a comfy wicker chair on the garden terrace (which overlooks the railway bridge and rolling mists of Victoria Falls) with a cup of tea.

Day 13 - 15 Okavango Delta : Sanctuary Baines' Camp

 okavango tourYour African adventure continues as you cross over into Botswana and board a short airhop to the Okavango Delta and the Sanctuary Baines’ Camp.  Unique in many ways, Baines is a luxury safari camp in an idyllic setting in the Moremi Game Reserve. The camp offers water and land based activities as well as unique encounters with a small elephant herd. Set amongst the shady trees and water of the  Okanvango Delta the cosy camp features five luxurious suites set on elevated platforms in the tree line – with your bed literally amongst the trees, expect to achieve a bird’s eye view of the camp and glorious surrounding area. A quirky feature of the suites are the mobile four-poster beds, encouraging you to drag your bed onto the veranda and sleep under the stars in style, making evenings romantic occasions with plenty of refreshments and fine food.

Day 16 Johannesburg : Intercontinental OR Tambo Airport

joberg skyline tourTransfer to the airstrip for your flight to Maun and connect with your flight to Johannesburg. You’ll be met on arrival and walked across to the Intercontinental OR Tambo Hotel, conveniently located right in front of the main terminal buildings.

Day 17 – 22 Southern Mozambique, Azura

Mozambique beach tourFly from Johannesburg to Vilanculos on the Mozambican coast, and enjoy a helicopter transfer flight to Benguerra Island for 6 blissful days of sand and sun, sparkling turquoise seas, swaying palms, sunny days and star studded nights.

Azura Lodge is the country’s first luxury eco-boutique retreat. Built entirely by hand in partnership with the local community, Azura has just fifteen villas, each with their own infinity pool and designed for your pampering and privacy. You will have a Mozambican butler to look after all your needs, serving you the finest of Mozambican cuisine – seafood galore, ripe mangoes and a healthy assortment of raw nuts.

During the languid days, take a swim with the dolphins or try spot the lazy turtle as you snorkel through ocean’s array of vivid colours; enjoy a private picnic on the beach; or visit one of the island’s lakes. At night, look forward to romantic sundowners while sailing on the dhow.

Day 23 Departure

Sunset tourCheck out of Azura Resort and take a helicopter transfer back to Vilanculos. There you can board your flight to Johannesburg and onwards home, with memories to last you a lifetime.

 

 

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