Iconic Southern Africa Luxury Family Safari

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Day 1

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

Arrival in to Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport.

Met by our ground handling support staff for VIP arrival and assistance off the plane ramp.

Clear customs and immigration into South Africa ( Please ensure you have at least 2 clear full pages in your passport and at least 6 months of validity left)

Departure with private charter ( Beechcraft 1900 Twin engine aircraft) #ZS-STE from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS APT), followed by 40 min road transfer to your accommodation – Africa House at Royal Malewane..

3 nights Africa House at Royal Malewane – based on private use

Accommodation provided as follows: Sole use of Africa House as private lodge for the families to use for safari, while still having access to the Spa at Royal Malewane.

Each of the six ensuite bedrooms with private outside showers open onto their own deck looking over the untouched African Bush.

Inclusive of: accommodation, all meals, local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry.

Africa House at Royal Malewane caters to the discerning traveller, who wishes to experience a complete safari in luxurious accommodation and pampering at the award winning spa.

Africa House provides the ultimate getaway for those who value privacy, personalized service and the best “Big Five” game viewing Africa has to offer.

Accommodating a maximum of 12 guests in the utmost splendour, this privately owned African Villa is situated on a 30 000 acres reserve in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa. It is best for families (children of all ages are welcome) or for groups travelling together.

The teak internal bedroom doors were sourced in Lamu and the carved four poster beds come from Mombasa. The furnishings can be described as eclectic. Bright coloured silks and leathers have been used and expensive antiques, Persian rugs and objects d’art add to the exotic look of this villa. Handmade linen is used throughout.

The villa has its own game drive vehicle, ranger, tracker, chef, butler and housekeeping staff and has the same services and standards as Royal Malewane. Guests are welcome to make use of the Royal Malewane facilities.

GAME VIEWING

Game viewing is individually tailored, either by open Land Rover or on foot. Our expert and experienced rangers and trackers accompany the guests. All our game rangers are highly trained and qualified and Royal Malewane – Africa House is privileged to have the only surviving Master Tracker currently working in Southern Africa.

It has full use of Royal Malewane’s award winning spa and has received many accolades for its food, and professional and friendly staff.

THE WATERS OF ROYAL MALEWANE - Bush Spa

Completely surrounded by the African bush, The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa is a veritable oasis of calm. With internationally qualified therapists on hand to provide therapeutic treatments, this is the ultimate refuge for those seeking to refresh and restore the mind, body and spirit.

The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa philosophy draws on the healing powers of water. All hydrotherapy treatments make use of mineral-rich water sourced from an underground stream that flows through the reserve. Filtered through limestone and granite, these are the waters after which this incomparable Bush Spa is named. Positioned around the central courtyard are the beautifully appointed treatment rooms, as well as a fully equipped gymnasium, a steam room, hot and cold African baths and bush casitas where guests can enjoy the treatment of their choice.

Royal Malewane which Africa House is part of, is situated on a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park Area of South Africa. 13 000 hectares (30 000 Acres) provide a balance of spectacular game and wildlife viewing, extensive flora and never-ending African skies.

AMENITIES

Royal Malewane encompassing Africa House is internationally renowned for providing the pinnacle of luxury game viewing in all of Africa . Now this regal getaway is also home to one of the most exclusive Spas on the continent.

Completely surrounded by the untamed African bush, The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa is a veritable oasis of calm. With internationally qualified therapists on hand to provide therapeutic massage, luxurious body treatments and hydrotherapy, this is the ultimate refuge for those seeking to refresh and restore the mind, body and spirit.

Further insight in to Africa House is a Villa that Liz and Phil Biden, the owners of Royal Malewane, have built for their private use in the African Bushveld. It is a five minute walk, or a two minute drive from Royal Malewane. One enters Africa House’s central courtyard with its water feature, casitas and covered varandah through a 4.8 meter tall double North African front door. From there one goes through to a generous living and dining area on to another covered veranda with outside living and dining areas. Here one can relax on African day beds and cool off in an infinity pool that overhangs a pristine riverine system where game abounds.

Lunch will then be served, yet another scrumptious meal followed by time to relax in the lodge or make use of the spa before the afternoon safari ( game drive).

High tea is offered just before the afternoon game drive. The game drive will run into the evening after sunset, which offers an opportunity to see nocturnal animal species such as the ant bear, pangolin, various owl species, bush babies and brown hyenas. The game tracker who sits on the front of the vehicle during the game drives will manage a spot light.

Depending upon the weather, the lodge will provide special “bush dinners” and boma dinners, where Guests are driven to either a dry riverbed or under the African sky on an open plain. Lit only by paraffin lamps and a big open campfire, this dining experience makes for one of the most unforgettable memories of a visit to Africa. Listen to the night sounds and enjoy a delicious meal cooked on the open-coals of the bush fire.

Check-in to Royal Malewane

Transfer from Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS] to Royal Malewane

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Transfer

Pick up

Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

Drop off

Royal Malewane

Charter Flight from OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] to Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

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Flight Company

Bateleur | Federal Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

#ZS-STE

Ticket No.

Private Charter

Departure

OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

11:30

Arrival

Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

12:30

Ticket Class

Private Charter

Contact No.

+27 82 9462962

Included:

All meals and snacks

Wireless Internet


Full Mini bar


Local beverages and all wines except French wine & champagne

All teas & specialty coffees

Laundry service Tea/Coffee Station in room


2 Daily game drives & bush walks

Day 2

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

The general daily program at all game lodges offers time to really unwind and relax in luxury and comfort while still offering the excitement of being deep in the bush surrounded by game.

The general activities run along the following lines, but please be aware that since you have exclusive use of the vehicle, you can decide what time you would like to leave the lodge in the mornings, the afternoons, what times you would like to come back…and all of this can be arranged sporadically on the spot depending on how you feel:

An early morning wake up call before dawn, a quick cup of coffee and some fruit or a biscuit followed by a 3 to 4 hour game drive where you have the chance to spot not only the Big 5, but also a wide variety of other game species.

You will then return to the lodge for an awesome display of tasty dishes for breakfast and then have time to relax.

Enjoy the sun at the pools edge, make use the health spa and enjoy a full body massage, sleep in comfort of your luxury room, or on a hammock over looking the river.

You also have the option of a bush walk with a qualified game ranger, a highly recommended activity. The times of these walks will differ depending on the time of the year and the heat of the day.

The order of the day is usually:

Early morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast.

Thereafter, guests can enjoy the luxury of the camp until lunch.

Afternoon game drives include sundowners and culminate in a night drive.

Dinner is served under the African sky or with silver & crystal in the dining areas.

At Africa House they will try to tailor each day according to guests’ wishes and so we are flexible with all activity times. However, due to the climate, we suggest that the following times are followed as closely as possible, in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.

Wake up 0530A

Tea/Coffee 0600A

Morning Safari 0630A

Breakfast 0930A

Lunch 100P

Tea/Coffee330P

Sundowner Safari400P

Dinner 730P

Activities

4x4 landrover safaris with private vehicle , guide and expert tracker

Included:

All meals and snacks

Wireless Internet


Full Mini bar


Local beverages and all wines except French wine & champagne

All teas & specialty coffees

Laundry service Tea/Coffee Station in room


2 Daily game drives & bush walks

Day 3

    

Thornybush Game Reserve

Day notes

Private tour to Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre in the morning, after the game drive.

Included

Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry.

Included:

All meals and snacks

Wireless Internet


Full Mini bar


Local beverages and all wines except French wine & champagne

All teas & specialty coffees

Laundry service Tea/Coffee Station in room


2 Daily game drives & bush walks

Day 4

    

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Day notes

Final Safari and breakfast.

Departure by a 40 min road transfer to Hoedspruit Airport in time for a private charter ( Beechcraft 1900 Twin engine aircraft) #ZS-STE onward to Buffalo Range departing at 12:00P (clear customs & immigration in to Zimbabwe – VISAS US$50 per person by cash only ).

2 overnights Singita Pamushana Lodge:

1x 5-bedroom Private Retreat full board basis, including safari activities 4x4, boats on the lake, and drinks (local brands).

Note: Extra Suites also possible at Pamushana if needed to increase numbers.

Check-out from Royal Malewane

Check-in to Singita Pamushana Lodge

Transfer from Royal Malewane to Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Royal Malewane

Drop off

Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

Transfer from Buffalo Range Airport [BFO] to Singita Pamushana Lodge

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

Drop off

Singita Pamushana Lodge

Charter Flight from Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS] to Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur | Federal Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

#ZS-STE

Ticket No.

Private Charter

Departure

Hoedspruit - Eastgate Airport [HDS]

12:00

Arrival

Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

13:15

Ticket Class

Private Charter

Included:

Accommodation in the Villa at Singita Pamushana Lodge includes:


All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne) 


Private guide 
Game drives in private open Land Cruiser, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, excursions to the rock art sites (accompanied by 
experienced guides and trackers), tennis 


Return road transfers between Buffalo Range International Airport and the lodge 
Laundry service

Excluded:

Telephone calls

Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery

French Champagne

Spa treatments

Day 5

    

Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Day notes

Safari and activities at Singita Pamushana.

Overnight 5 bedroom Private Retreat at Pamushana

Note: Extra Suites also possible at Pamushana if needed to increase numbers.

Included:

Accommodation in the Villa at Singita Pamushana Lodge includes:


All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne) 


Private guide 
Game drives in private open Land Cruiser, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris, boat cruises, fishing, excursions to the rock art sites (accompanied by 
experienced guides and trackers), tennis 


Return road transfers between Buffalo Range International Airport and the lodge 
Laundry service

Excluded:

Telephone calls

Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery

French Champagne

Spa treatments

Day 6

    

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Day notes

Final safari and breakfast at Singita Pamushana.

Transfer to Buffalo ridge airport for your private chartered aircraft ( Beechcraft 1900 Twin engine aircraft) #ZS-STE for the onward flight to Victoria Falls Airport, Zimbabwe, departing at 10:00A.

On arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met by our representative who will assist onto a private vehicle for the transfer to your hotel.

02:00P Depart for your Private Tour of the Falls (duration as per the guests request)

07:00P Depart for the Boma Dinner

2 overnights The Victoria Falls Hotel: deluxe central wing rooms, Bed and breakfast basis.

Check-out from Singita Pamushana Lodge

Check-in to Victoria Falls Hotel

Transfer from Singita Pamushana Lodge to Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Singita Pamushana Lodge

Drop off

Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

Transfer from Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA] to Victoria Falls Hotel

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

Drop off

Victoria Falls Hotel

Charter Flight from Buffalo Range Airport [BFO] to Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur | Federal Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

#ZS-STE

Ticket No.

Private Charter

Departure

Buffalo Range Airport [BFO]

10:00

Arrival

Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

11:30

Ticket Class

Private Charter

Afternoon
Planned
Dinner
Planned

Day 7

    

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Day notes

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:30A Depart for your elephant back safari

11:00A Depart for your helicopter flight

04:00P Depart for the Private sunset boat cruise

08:00P Dinner tonight is at the hotel.

Morning
Planned
Morning
Planned
Afternoon
Planned

Zambezi River Cruise

Day 8

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your private charter ( Beechcraft 1900 Twin engine aircraft) #ZS-STE to Cape Town Airport, departing at 12:00P (via Upington for customs and immigration into South Africa).

On arrival in Cape Town, you are met in arrivals hall by a driver and private guide with a sign and continue to Cape Town's V&A Waterfront to the fabulous independent OneAbove Penthouse located privately on top of the One&Only Hotel.

Time at leisure to get acquainted with the facilities and relax after this traveling day from Victoria Falls.

Dinner at The One Above with private chef suggested for first night.

5 overnights at The One Above exclusive penthouse on bed and breakfast basis.

Note: If needed additional rooms at One&Only Hotel can be used.

Check-out from Victoria Falls Hotel

Check-in to Missing Point

Transfer from Victoria Falls Hotel to Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

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Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Victoria Falls Hotel

Drop off

Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

Transfer from Cape Town International Airport [CPT] to Missing Point

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Drop off

Missing Point

Charter Flight from Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA] to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Details  
Flight Company

Bateleur | Federal Air

Mode

Charter Flight

Flight No.

#ZS-STE

Ticket No.

Private Charter

Departure

Victoria Falls International Airport [VFA]

12:00

Arrival

Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

16:15

Ticket Class

Private Charter

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 en-suite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service-All non-alcoholic beverages-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-Spa Treatments

Day 9

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the penthouse.

09:00A Spend the day touring the City of Cape Town with private vehicle and guide.

Some of the highlights today:

- Bo Kaap, colorful Cape Malay Quarter

- Castle of Cape Town

- Table Mountain via cable car (weather dependent)

- General city sightseeing suggested by Steve according to clients' preferences

Entrance fees to all attractions and meals are for clients' account.

Dinner tonight suggested at Harbour House restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, on own account.

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 en-suite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-Spa Treatments

Day 10

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the penthouse.

09:00A Depart on a full day tour of the Cape Winelands to explore this beautiful region of wine estates and the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

There will be an opportunity to taste locally produced wines and chocolate.

A visit to the car museum is also included.

Lunch suggested La Residence or other suggestion Delaire Graff Estate, to be settled directly.

Dinner tonight suggested , if we can get a table, at the Test Kitchen, on own account.

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 en-suite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-Spa Treatments

Day 11

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the penthouse.

Depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula with private vehicle and guide.

Some highlights of the day:

- Atlantic seaboard

- Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point

- Simon's Town Penguin colony

- Chapman's Peak drive

- Seal Island cruise (optional)

- General sightseeing according to Steve's suggestion and clients' preferences

Entrance fees and meals are for clients' account.

Dinner suggestion at Sevruga Restaurant, own account.

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 en-suite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-Spa Treatments

Day 12

    

Missing Point

Day notes

Breakfast at the Penthouse.

Make your way to the V&A Waterfront for a private boat charter to Robben Island for the tour of the former prison, where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his sentence. You will have a private guide for the duration of the island tour.

Tour description:

You will disembark at Murray’s Bay Harbour situated on the east coast of the Island and take a short walk to buses that will transport you to all the historical sites around the Island. On the way to the buses, you will pass buildings and a high wall built by prisoners during the 1960s.The buildings were used for family and lawyer visits to prisoners.

You will meet your Tour Guide when you have boarded the bus. The Tour Guides are former political prisoners from the Island. They are fully conversant and knowledgeable about the Island’s multi-layered 500 year old history. The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Dinner suggested ( own account) at The One Above with private chef.

Included:

-Accommodation in 4 en-suite rooms in this Penthouse

-Daily Breakfast within the Penthouse

-Private use of a chef ( meals prepared other than breakfast are additional costs)

-24hr butler service

-Concierge service

-All non-alcoholic beverages-Canapés every evening

-High speed wireless internet

-Use of hotel Spa facilities ( treatments extra)

-Kids club on hotel premises

Excluded:

-Lunch, dinner and snacks (al carte menu available)

-wines and spirits

-Telephone calls

-Laundry & dry cleaning

-Spa Treatments

Day 13

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

Breakfast at the penthouse.

Check out as per policy.

Time at leisure in preparation for your departure in the evening.

Transfer with private vehicle and guide to Cape Town airport in time for onward flights from Cape Town.

END OF SERVICES

Check-out from Missing Point

Transfer from Missing Point to Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

Details  
Mode

Transfer

Pick up

Missing Point

Drop off

Cape Town International Airport [CPT]

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