Day 1: Johannesburg

Sun. 8 May 2022

As you step off the plane in Johannesburg you will be met by your Live Africa representative and escorted directly through customs and immigration and to your awaiting transfer.

We have included one night in Johannesburg as many of the international flights arrive in the evening.

Because everyone will be arriving at different times we have set aside the evening as one of leisure to allow you to relax and refresh before we continue into the bush the following day. If you would like us to plan anything for you please let us know and we will give you some options that will be for your own account. 

Included

Airport meet and greet

Hotel Transfer

Breakfast

Excluded

Any additional personal purchases

Spa services

Gratuities

 

Day 2: Madikwe Game Reserve

Mon. 9 May 2022

After breakfast we will be met in the lobby and transferred to the airport where we will fly via private light aircraft directly into the bush. You will be greeted at the Molori airstrip and transferred directly to the lodge.

Lunch will be served on arrival while listening to a short briefing. After lunch you will have an hour to relax before heading out on your first afternoon game drive.

Dinner will be served at the lodge followed by after dinner drinks.

Expert tips

Molori is a beautiful property that is one of South Africa's most exclusive and luxurious safari lodges. We will have exclusive use of the entire lodge. Situated in the Madikwe Game reserve its location allows for views over the watering hole as well as some of the park. The game rangers and staff are all exceptional and we ensure you that this will be a safari lodge to remember.

About Madikwe Game Reserve: 

Bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve, abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard. The landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene Tshwene hills sheltering a host of wildlife. Visitors can look forward to sunset drinks overlooking the Madikwe Dam, ample game viewing opportunities and a variety of accommodation options ranging from community lodges to luxury safari lodges in a malaria-free zone.

Included

Private charter flight in light aircraft from Rand Airport to Molori

All Transfers

Game Drives

All meals and local beverages

Excluded

Any additional purchases

 Spa services

 Gratuities

Premium and non local Beverages

Days 3 - 5: Madikwe Game Reserve

Tue. 10 May 2022 - Thu. 12 May 2022

Each morning you will be awoken bright and early to get ready for your morning game drive. Tea, coffee and some light snacks will be served before heading out.

Once you return "Brunch" will be served followed by the rest of the morning at your leisure. We encourage you to enjoy the lodge facilities, take a nap or participate in a bush walk that will be offered daily.

At 3:00pm High Tea will be served before your late afternoon game drive. On your return you will be served dinner and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Activities and Services

Included

Game Drives

All meals and local beverages

 

Excluded

Any additional purchases

Spa services

Gratuities

Premium and non local Beverages

Days 6 - 8: Franschhoek

Fri. 13 May 2022 - Sun. 15 May 2022

You will be awoken bright and early where tea and coffee with some light snacks will be served before heading out on your last game drive.

Once you return breakfast will be served and you will have some time to freshen up before being transferred to the airstrip for our flight back to OR Tambo (Johannesburg International Airport) where we will be met and transferred to the terminal for our scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival, we will be transferred by private vehicle and enjoy a leisurely drive to the Cape Winelands 

The rest of the group will meet up with you after lunch at Franschhoek Country House and Villas and we will then freshen up for our first winery visit and dinner together.

You have 3 nights and four full extraordinary days packed with unique experiences of meeting our personal local friends, winemakers, chefs, walking in the vineyards, tasting the incredible local flavors and learning from the local industry's top resources. All wineries we visit, restaurants and experiences have been handpicked personally to showcase the best of the Cape Winelands.

Fynbos cottages

Expert tips

The restored manor house and former perfumery dating back to 1890, is situated on the outskirts of the village and is surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains. An hour's drive from Cape Town makes it the perfect getaway for anyone visiting the Western Cape.

The Country House and Villas offers 14 luxury rooms and 12 Villas Suites. All the rooms offer features and facilities expected of a first-class hotel. Almost all rooms lead out onto private balconies or private patio with magnificent views. The Villa Suites are very luxurious, each a 100sqm in size and boasts a fireplace, dvd player, individual satellite tv, 2 air conditioners, 2 balconies, and many more unexpected luxuries!

During summer, guests laze at one of the two pools (one heated) with beautiful mountain vistas, visit the boutique wine-farms in Franschhoek, or stroll in the charming town found by the French Huguenots.

The in-house Monneaux restaurant voted as one of South Africa's Top Restaurants, has become known for its innovative Modern French Cuisine. A-la-Carte lunches are served on the magnificent new fountain terrace whilst dinner is served in the understated, yet elegant, dining room or enclosed verandah. The wine list emphasizes local wines that can also be enjoyed by the glass in the cozy wine bar or underground cellar. 

Attention to detail and friendly personal service completes the experience at this fine country retreat.

Activities and Services

Molori Game Drives

Included

Breakfast

Transfers

Chartered flight to Johannesburg

scheduled flight to Cape Town

All tours and transfers

Wine touring and tasting fees

  

Excluded

Any additional purchases

Spa services

Gratuities

  

Day 9: End of Itinerary

Mon. 16 May 2022

After breakfast we will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport where you will be able to check in for your international flights back home. 

If you would like to enjoy a few days in Cape Town after the core trip please let us know and we will forward you a personalized itinerary to review.

 

CT Aerial

Expert tips

Most of the International flights depart Cape Town in the early evening. We will arrive back from The wine lands and be at  Cape Town International airport by 3pm in time to check in for your international flight.

Thank you for enjoying this Betz Family Safari experience with us!

Activities and Services

Included

Breakfast

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport 

Excluded

Any additional purchases

Spa services

Gratuities

 

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