A Lifetime Adventure to Southern Africa – An incredible experience for two, to enjoy a five stop itinerary to South Africa and Botswana.
The first stop is Cape Town where you will recover from the international flight at the V&A Waterfront Hotel in the heart of the city, with the magnificent Table Mountain as your backdrop.
From there you will take a three-hour road trip up the Cape coast to spend two nights at the newly built, highly acclaimed Lekker Water Lodge situated right on the coast in the wild De Hoop nature reserve. There you will enjoy local culinary delights and walks along the rugged beaches on the coast and absorb the wonder of the Southern African Indian Ocean and all it has to offer.
You will then travel further up the coast to Jeffreys Bay, home of the world famous wave “Supertubes”. You will stay for two nights at the amazing “African Perfection” guest house overlooking the renowned break. There you can surf and watch whales and dolphins in this magnificent bay and enjoy this iconic beach town.
It will then be time to leave the coast and head two hours north into the bush to enjoy an amazing safari experience at the exclusive Hillsnek Safari Camp situated above the Bushman’s river on the Amakhala private game reserve in the Eastern Cape.
Here you will enjoy another lifetime experience getting up close and personal with a wide variety of South Africa’s small wildlife species. Hillsnek Safari team are very involved with Rhino conservation and you will be offered a one on one experience with the armed anti-poaching unit to learn about the efforts that go into protecting these magnificent beasts.
More wildlife awaits you in Botswana as you fly north to enjoy three nights at the newly established Dukes Camp in the heart of the spectacular Okavango Delta. You will stay in luxurious Safari tents situated under a canopy of Ebony and Leadwood trees. This area is home to the world’s largest population of African Elephant and boasts spectacular viewing of a vast variety of African wildlife.
LEKKERWATER BEACH LODGE
Located little more than three hours’ drive from Cape Town – and a convenient diversion for travelers exploring South Africa’s scenic Garden Route – Lekkerwater enjoys an enviable position perched between land and sea atop the ancient dunes of De Hoop. This remarkable coastal reserve is particularly famous for offering some of the world’s best land-based whale watching. Southern Right whales migrate here from Antarctica to calve and breed in the warm seas offshore. Since 1985 these waters have been designated as a Marine Protected Area, and sea life has flourished. Here we offer a new kind of luxury with seven intimate and individual off-grid guest rooms. The indulgence of wide open spaces, peacefulness and privacy, gorgeous sea views, the smell of the ocean, barefoot beach walks and incredible sunsets.
African Perfection is located in the town of Jefferey’s Bay and is the epitome of beachfront living. This beautifully appointed guest house commands the most enviable views over arguably the best right hand point break, the world-famous surf spot, Supertubes. From the sweeping views you have direct access to kilometers of pristine waves and beach. With nothing between you and the ocean, it’s seaside bliss, and the African Perfection suites have views to prove it.
HILLSNEK SAFARI LODGE
Nestled in the heart of South Africa’s unspoiled, malaria-free, Eastern Cape Province, lies Hillsnek Safari Camp, a Big Five safari destination, offering 18,000 acres of pristine, private wilderness. It is fondly known as the “small camp with the biggest heart”. This famiily owned lodge is the epitome of personal service, attention to detail, and warm hospitality.
HillsNek offers guests a diverse and flexible safari experience with a team of highly qualified and experienced rangers, who impart a wonderous array of knowledge about the varied wildlife that call the reserve home.
Each morning brings a new experience delivered by nature’s magic. Leaving HillsNek Safari Camp in an open game-viewing vehicle you will traverse the diverse terrain weaving through 5 of the country’s 7 biomes. The abundant wilderness of Amakhala Game Reserve preserves a complex and diverse ecosystem, providing habitat for over 60 different mammal species. The Bushman’s River winds its way through the reserve providing its life source of water to the myriad of wildlife and birdlife.
Duke’s Camp is a striking new safari camp set on a vast concession within the spectacular Okavango Delta of Botswana. Home to the worlds biggest population of African Elephant and rich in a plethora of iconic wildlife and natural beauty, it lies waiting to be discovered. This landmark new camp occupies a spectacular position on an island within the tapestry of water channels and floodplains that make up this wonderland of wilderness. Pitched on raised wooden decks beneath a canopy of ebony and leadwood trees, the luxurious safari tents offer an unforgettable under-canvas adventure in the midst of this remarkable World Heritage Site. With expert guides honed in the bushcraft and lore of the Delta, there are few better ways to discover this wild landscape.
- Travel dates are based on availability.
- The donors of this trip recommend that you add on to this package with couple of extra nights in Cape Town and a second stop at one of the Natural Selection Botswana lodges.
- Any travel assistance, information, internal flight and or ground transportation assistance is available through the very experienced, knowledgeable people at Safari Curated. They will also brief you in detail on the trip and lodges in the package as well as transport options.
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