Location: South Africa
Price: From $3,300.50 pp / night sharing
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12 Nights Luxury South Africa

 Greatest Africa's 12 Night Luxury South Africa Itinerary is a wonderful, luxurious trip for those wishing to explore the wildlife rich lush east coast (Kwa-zulu Natal) of South Africa, as well as also taking in the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Cape Town at the end. After all, you can't really come to SA without a visit to Cape Town!
Phinda Vlei elephants b

Phindi Vlei Elephants

You will start your holiday in Durban, South Africa’s ‘second’ tourist capital city.  Umhlanga Rocks is Durban’s posh coastal surburb! It’s a great place from which to explore the city whilst feeling totally on vacation at the same time. Perfectly situated on the ocean’s edge, the Oyster Box Hotel is conveniently located for quick and easy access to Durban City Centre, International Airports and numerous stylish shopping centers are abundant, and yet it has a feeling of classical charm and elegance.

The beach in front of the Oyster Box.

Then on to a real little gem, Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse, nestled in the foothills of the mighty Drakensberg mountains. Let Richard and Mouse Poynton take you on a spectacular 2 day culinary journey! When you are not savouring their homegrown/made fare, relax by the private lake or take a hike into the stunning scenery that is the Drakensberg.

Cleopatra and surrounds

Cleopatra and surrounds

After Cleopatra’s you will travel on to the world famous Zulu battlefields of Rorkes Drift and Isaldwana to stay at the late David Rattray’s wonderful lodge, Fugitives Drift. The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and encompasses a land rich with heritage.

After Fugitives Drift, you will drive on towards a very speical Safari experience at Phinda Game Reserve. Fringing the Reserve’s unique vlei (wetland) system along the edge of the rare sand forest, the sophisticated Phinda Vlei Lodge is intimately integrated into the surrounding African bush.  Gracious and elegant, this charming lodge comprises six thatched suites decorated in a subtle blend of North and West African styles, with hints of Balinese influences. Each suite, complete with luxurious en suite bathroom, dressing room, private plunge pool and game viewing deck, overlooks the grassy vlei where guests can observe herds of grazing antelope, zebra and a dazzling variety of birdlife.

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Phinda Vlei Bedroom

Finally, you will fly westwards towards Cape Town and the lovely Cape Grace Hotel to end your trip.  The Cape Grace is situated in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and is within a hop, skip and a jump from a host of activities. Enjoy easy access to top restaurants,  boutiques, and Robben Island Ferry, plus the Red double-decker Hop-on, Hop-off bus for a full day of city sighseeing.

Cape Grace lounge b

Cape Grace lounge

Itinerary

Day 1: ORT International Airport (Johannesburg) and connect on a flight to King Shaka Airport (Durban).  On arrival in Durban you will collect your Avis car hire and drive 15 minutes to The Oyster Box Boutique Hotel  5 star Umhlanga Rocks for 2 nights. (BB)

Day 2: The Oyster Box Boutique Hotel 5 star Umhlanga Rocks

Day 3: Depart Umhlanga Rocks and drive 2-3 hours to the Drakensberg Mountains area of Kwazulu Natal to Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse 5 star for 2 nights.. Cleopatra is the ultimate in peace, tranquility and solitude.  Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has earned global renown as a romantic gourmet getaway. (FB)

Day 4: Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse 5 star

Day 5: Depart Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse 5 star and drive 3 – 4 hours to Fugitive’s Drift 5 star in  Rorke’s Drift, where you will stay for 2 nights.  This is the Battlefield area of many a famous battle between the Boers and the British.

 Day 6: Fugitives Drift 5 star Rorke’s Drift

Day 7: Depart Fugitive’s Drift 5 star Rorke’s Drift and drive 2 – 3 hours to Phinda Private Game Reserve where you will stay at Vlei Lodge 5 star for 2 nights.

Day 8: Vlei Lodge 5 star Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Day 9: Depart Vlei Lodge 5 star Phinda Private Game Reserve and drive 3 – 4 hours back to King Shaka Airport (Durban) where you will hand back your Avis rental car and board your flight for Cape Town.  Arrive Cape Town International Airport and collect your Avis car hire and drive to the Cape Grace Hotel 5 star  for 4 nights, situated in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Day 10:   Cape Grace Hotel 5 star V&A Watefront

Day 11:  Cape Grace Hotel 5 star V&A Waterfront

Day 12: Cape Grace Hotel 5 star V&A Waterfront

Day 13: Depart Cape Grace Hotel 5 star V&A Waterfront for Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your Avis car hire and board your flight back home.

Included

  • Domestic Airfares
  • Avis car rental for 13 days
  • 2 nights – Oyster Box Hotel 5 star, Umhlanga Rocks, Kwazulu Natal
  • 2 nights – Cleopatra’s Mountain Farmhouse 5 star, Kwazulu Natal
  • 2 nights – Fugitives Drift 5 star, Rorke’s Drift, Kwazulu Natal
  • 2 nights – Phinda Vlei Lodge 5 star, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Kwazulu Natal
  • 4 nights – Cape Grace Hotel 5 star, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

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