FAMILY EXPLORER: Conserve. Discover. Explore. Engage

Eastern Cape, Cape Winelands, Timbavati, Livingstone

CONSERVE a rhino, DISCOVER secrets, EXPLORE with private guides & ENGAGE with history. Start in Johannesburg and end in Livingstone.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Exclusive use accommodation
- Rhino conservation and game viewing
- Enjoy the best the Cape Winelands has to offer at La Clé des Montagnes
- Ultimate camping style safari with walking
- Water based activities near the Falls, away from the crowds

SEASON

JANUARY - MARCH: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
South Africa has many climates! The Mediterranean Western Cape, the sub-tropical and arid Eastern Cape and the sub-tropical Kruger region. They all have hot summers (December to March). This is peak season for the Winelands and it is also a good time to be on safari in the Eastern Cape. The Kruger will be slightly wetter but game viewing is still very good. January is peak of the wet season in Zambia. February to May is an excellent time to visit the Victoria Falls when it is at its greatest volume.
Tanda Tula Field Camp opens 1 March

APRIL - JUNE: A GOOD TIME TO GO
South African temperatures start to drop which makes for a very comfortable time to travel. The rains begin in April in the Cape whilst the days dry out in the Kruger. The Eastern Cape with its arid climate can be very cold in the early mornings and evenings but the days are sensational. In Zambia most of the rain has disappeared by mid-May when the landscape is rich and lush. A lovely time to visit the Falls.
Kwandwe Melton Manor is closed 1 - 30 June

JULY - SEPTEMBER: THE PERFECT TIME TO VISIT
In-between seasons for South Africa, very similar to the April-June period. September is one of the nicest times to travel in South Africa as all regions are generally lovely, days not too hot and evenings not too cold. It is peak season in Zambia and a fantastic time to visit the Victoria Falls. Days are dry with balmy evenings and no rainfall.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - SUMMER DAYS
Another lovely period to travel as the Western Cape is fresh and green after the winter rains and the days are lovely and warm. The Kruger region starts off dry and hot with the summer rains bringing a welcome relief from November. The Eastern Cape has had some rains and the temperatures start to climb making for comfortable days and evenings. Zambia is quite hot at this time of the year, ideal for those 'do nothing days' at The River Club.
Tanda Tula Field Camp closes 31 October

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive Johannesburg ORT International Airport. Multiple daily flights to Port Elizabeth Airport (excluded in this package). Scheduled flight from Port Elizabeth Airport to Kwandwe's private airstrip. Road transfer available if preferred (excluded in this package).

STAY: 3 nights Kwandwe Melton Manor

PLAY: Explore the diversity of the largest private Big 5 game viewing area in the Eastern Cape. Enjoy the flexibility of an exclusive home in the bush with your private vehicle, guide and chef to tailor make your day to day experiences. Take part in numerous activities, on foot or by vehicle, which are led by specialist guides and enjoy a 'magic moment' at your sundowner stop.

MOVE: Fly from Kwandwe's private airstrip to Port Elizabeth Airport. Multiple daily flights to Cape Town International Airport (excluded in this package). Road from Cape Town International Airport to La Clé des Montagnes - car rental required (excluded in this package) or transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.

STAY: 3 nights La Clé des Montagnes

PLAY: Live like a local on a working wine estate, a short walk from the café mood and shops of Franschhoek. Enjoy the convenience of a concierge service to tailor-make your day to day experiences, and spend time exploring the village on foot or by bicycle while unlocking the Secrets of Franschhoek (rates may apply).

MOVE: Road transfer to Cape Town International Airport (car rental excluded in this package). Daily flights to Hoedspruit Airport direct with SA Express (excluded in this package). Road transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Tanda Tula. 

STAY: 3 nights Tanda Tula Field Camp

PLAY: Enjoy the uniqueness of this mobile-style exclusive tented camp which allows you to return to basics and connect to those around you and your natural surroundings. Customize your walking experience with highly-specialized guides and immerse yourself in the beauty of being ‘off the grid’.

MOVE: 4x4 safari to Rockfig airstrip in the Timbavati. Fly from Rockfig airstrip to Nelspruit Airport with Federal Air. Fly from Nelspruit Airport to Livingstone International Airport (excluded in this package). Road & boat transfer from Livingstone International Airport to The River Club. 

STAY: 3 nights The River Club

PLAY: Perfect base to explore the world's largest sheet of falling water, the Victoria Falls - one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Spend time enjoying the activities on property, put your feet up and relax and, to the sounds of nature, watch the sun set over the Zambezi river on a boat cruise.

MOVE: Road transfer from The River Club to Livingstone International Airport. Fly from Livingstone International Airport to Johannesburg International Airport (excluded in this package). Depart on international flight.  

AVAILABILITY
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Tanda Tula Field Camp

Launched March 2014, Tanda Tula Field Camp is a first of its kind in South Africa. It is a non-permanent explorer-styled tented camp that has been considered the most environmentally friendly camp in South Africa. "Treading softly on the surface of the earth" is a foundation principle of everything that Tanda Tula stands for, and a principle that is echoed throughout each element of the new field camp experience. The Field Camp has evolved to meet the growing requirement in the market for privacy and exclusivity, in one of the few remaining private wilderness areas forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Tanda Tula Field Camp is a unique safari experience unlike any other. Consisting of four custom designed tents, with en-suit..

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