London – Cape Town
Check in at London Heathrow for your overnight flight to Cape Town.
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be transferred for your flight to Madikwe, from where you will be met and taken to your lodge. Located near the border with Botswana, the Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s prime wildlife destinations and offers a truly authentic safari experience.
In addition to an impressive bird population, the reserve is packed with an impressive variety of wildlife. This includes the “Super Seven”, which features lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, elephant, cheetah and the endangered African wild dog, as well as more unique creatures such as springbok, gemsbok and tsessebe.
You will be staying at a traditional-style safari lodge within the reserve, which boasts sweeping views across the plains from its exclusive hilltop location. Enjoy warm hospitality and delicious meals on top of day and night game drives and walking safaris through the reserve’s 76,000-hectare wilderness.
Stay: Four nights in a suite at Madikwe Hills – full board
Next you will catch a flight to Cape Town, where you’ll be staying in a distinguished hotel within walking distance of the city centre. You can browse the colourful local crafts markets, stroll around the buzzing V&A Waterfront or take a cable car up Table Mountain to soak up the horizon-wide views over the “Mother City”. The Castle of Good Hope and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting, whilst a short boat ride will bring you to Robben Island, home of the prison cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27-year sentence.
Stay: Three nights in a deluxe room at Mount Nelson Hotel – bed & breakfast
Today you will board your flight back to London, arriving the following morning.
Once again, Neil did a fantastic job with our itinerary! He is so informative and efficient. Nothing seems too much trouble for him!- UP, Cambodia, 2014