The Shy and Impossible 5 Luxury Tour

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Introduction

This is a truly unique Safari and Garden Route tour that we are pleased to introduce to our tour offerings from 2019.  Following a lot of research into specialised tours within South Africa we are pleased to introduce The Shy and Impossible 5 Luxury Tour. The main focus is unlike other tours as you will spend your time on safari trying to spot some of Africa's more elusive animals, instead of focussing on the usual Big 5. There are 2 separate safari experiences included in this trip and both are in exceptional lodges that specialise in sightings of animals defined as part of the Shy 5 (meerkat, the aardvark, the porcupine, the aardwolf and the bat-eared fox) and the Impossible 5 (aardvark, Cape mountain leopard, pangolin, riverine rabbit and white lion)

This tour is for those that have a keen interest in wildlife  and want the opportunity to spot different species, whilst in the company of highly knowledge and specialist guides. It is best suited to those who have done safari's before and who have already had the opportunity to spot the big 5, and some of the continents more prevalent animals. 

The service you receive on this tour will be outstanding, and the accommodations used are high quality. However, the absolute value add of this tour is the experience and knowledge of the guides at Tswalu and Samara. You will be in the company of true specialists, some of whom are world renowned,  resulting in a once in a lifetime trip.

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

TSWALU The Motse Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve

3 nights

FI

Day 3

Babylonstoren Farm Hotel Paarl

2 nights

B&B

Day 5

De Zeekoe Oudtshoorn

2 nights

B&B

Day 7

The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa Knysna

3 nights

B&B

Day 10

Karoo Lodge at Samara Samara Private Game Reserve

3 nights

FB+

Key

FI: Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

 

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve : TSWALU The Motse

Our community Black maned lion Seamless access

Paarl : Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Some of the Views on a farm hike Cacoon in the Garden Dam at Babylonstoren

Oudtshoorn : De Zeekoe

Knysna : The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

Samara Private Game Reserve : Karoo Lodge at Samara

Welcome to Karoo Lodge - an authentic Karoo-style farmhouse O Tea is served on the verandah before departing on game drive

Fast Facts

14 Days / 13 Nights

Reference Number: ASTSA3005

Price

Prices from £7995 per person

Includes:

Charter flights between Tswalu and Johannesburg and/or Cape Town 

At Tswalu: 

  • Private guide, vehicle, and tracker per booking – minimum 3 night stay
  • Walking safaris, led by experienced field guides and trackers
  • Horse-back rides
  • Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
  • Habituated meerkats; Horse riding; Bird watching
  • Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa
  • A visit to the community clinic and pre-school
  • The Tswalu Foundation research projects
  • Involvement in all wildlife project work currently on the property
  • Luxury full board accommodation
  • All meals including a variety of dining experiences from boma dinners to dune picnics
  • All beverages and full selection from our award-winning wine-list
  • In-suite tea and coffee making facilities
  • In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Wireless internet access and National telephone calls
  • Children's Junior Ranger programme and baby-sitting
  • 1 night Sleep-out deck at The Motse

Cape Town to Samara

  • Services of a private guide, vehicle and driver from arrival in Cape Town to drop off at Samara
  • Meerkat Experience in Oudtshoorn

At Samara:

  • All meals
  • Tea and coffee
  • Two game activities daily with experienced rangers
  • Selected local drinks during game activities
  • One night on the sleep-out deckTransfer from Samara to Port Elizabeth Airport for departure  

Excludes:

  • International Flights into Johannesburg and out of Port Elizabeth
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • VIsa Fees
  • Meals/Drinks not Stated in Itinerary

Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve : TSWALU The Motse

Our community Black maned lion Seamless access

Paarl : Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Some of the Views on a farm hike Cacoon in the Garden Dam at Babylonstoren

Oudtshoorn : De Zeekoe

Knysna : The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa

TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA TURBINE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

Samara Private Game Reserve : Karoo Lodge at Samara

Welcome to Karoo Lodge - an authentic Karoo-style farmhouse O Tea is served on the verandah before departing on game drive
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