Perfect 8

Eastern Cape, Cape Winelands & Timbavati

A 10-night safari sandwich for 8 adults - great for intimate celebrations between good friends.
Start and end at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Explore one of South Africa’s largest privately owned Big 5 reserves and its wide variety of wildlife
- Enjoy the best the Cape Winelands has to offer at La Clé des Montagnes
- Experience East African explorer-style safari in the Greater Kruger with Tanda Tula Field Camp

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. All have hot summers (December - 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.
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.
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is closed 01 - 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.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: 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 welcome relief from November. The Eastern Cape has had some rains and the temperatures start to climb making for comfortable days and evenings.
Tanda Tula Field Camp is closed from 1 November

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport to Port Elizabeth. Daily scheduled flight from Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe's private airstrip.

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 International Airport. Multiple daily flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town International Airport.  Road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to La Clé des Montagnes.

STAY: 4 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. 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. Customise your walking experience with highly-specialised 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 Johannesburg International Airport. Depart on international flight.

AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

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