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Fall in love with Cape Town's natural beauty, creative freedom, and incredible spirit. Join your hosts Ker & Downey Africa and explore one of the world's most loved destinations. Take a leisurely drive through the famous Cape Winelands and admire phenomenal landscapes and magnificent mountain ranges. Enjoy the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve with your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and explore the haunting beauty of a harsh unforgiving landscape!
During this safari, you will stay in a private room at the Ellerman House and the Dwyka Tented Lodge.
Ellerman House is the quintessential urban retreat for travelers wanting complete exclusivity and privacy in Cape Town. Located in Bantry Bay, it offers spectacular Atlantic Ocean views against the dramatic backdrop of Lion’s Head. Clifton’s beaches are within walking distance, while the best local attractions are 10 minutes by car.
Originally a private residence, the historic Cape Edwardian-style mansion features 13 rooms and suites, two ultra-modern villas, the tranquil Ellerman House Spa, an extensive wine cellar and indigenous gardens. Modern cuisine that reflects the best of local and seasonal flavors, excellent wine pairings, generous-hearted hospitality, and tailor-made excursions add up to a world-class guest experience that remains authentically South African.
At Dwyka Tented Lodge, beautifully appointed tents exude an atmosphere of pioneering adventure in a vast and hidden landscape. Dwyka Tented Lodge is surrounded by awe-inspiring rock formations which was once the home of ancient San hunters, situated on a horseshoe bend of a dry Karoo ravine. Explore the haunting beauty of a harsh, unforgiving landscape.
During this safari, you will spend your days discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art, nightlife scenes, and fine beaches of Cape Town. Join your hosts Ker & Downey Africa and visit Cape Town and Route 62 in South Africa. You will spend the first five days at Cape Town, and the next three days at Route 62.
After arriving at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), you will collect your 4x4 Nissan Xtrail with GPS, and make your way to the stunning Ellerman House. The Ellerman House is situated on the slopes of Lion's Head in the sophisticated and affluent Bantry Bay area.
Over-looking the azure waters of the Atlantic ocean, Ellerman House, along with its top-class service, makes for a perfect location to explore one of the world's most loved destinations. This boutique hotel is truly an iconic showcase of South Africa’s finest hospitality, cuisine, art, wine, and leisure.
From scenic helicopter rides over the Cape peninsula to climbing the world's renowned Table Mountain, soaking up the African sun on one of the many beautiful beaches to sipping cocktails in the luxuriant Camps Bay during sunset, Cape Town promises to deliver an amazing experience. The dedicated team at Ker & Downey Africa will be in standby to ensure that your Cape Town experience is nothing short of amazing.
This morning you will take a leisurely drive through the famous Cape Winelands and along some of the beautiful Route 62. The tranquil drive, including some of the calm and peaceful Route 62, also known as the Mountain Route, boasts phenomenal landscapes and magnificent mountain ranges, crystal clear streams, and is not short of trees and indigenous flora.
Many a travelers have said that this road has provided them with inspiring adventures. Continuing on this alluring road will bring you to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve where you will find Dwyka Tented Lodge. Included in your experience is a half day Robertson Wine Tour in your dream car. Choose between a 1956 Cadillac de Ville, just one of two in South Africa, or a 1955 Mercury Monterey and be chauffeur driven along the Robertson Wine Route tasting and pairing fine wines.
After your final African sunrise in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, you will begin to make your way back to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), along with all your unforgettable memories, for your onward journey.
Interactive game drives, lasting up to three hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drives, guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee or tea sunrise. No persons under the age of four years are permitted to join game drives.
Seated at the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountain Range in the heart of South Africa’s Little Karoo, Sanbona pays tribute to the San people who made this arid environment their home for centuries. Sanbona has an alluring atmosphere of stillness, an air of isolation amid the raw beauty, and boundless plains. Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcomes you.
An optional walk with the guidance of a ranger can be arranged to cater for individual needs. From gentle strolls, taking in the breath-taking beauty of the indigenous fauna and flora, to challenging trails discovering isolated vistas, reveal the beauty of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.
Be it a gentle walk, or challenging trail to a secluded rock pool which invites one to submerge into its invigorating bliss and then returning to your lodge for a scrumptious meal, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has all of this and much more to offer.
This safari will take place in South Africa. Throughout the safari, you will visit Cape Town and Route 62. South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian, and European cultures.
Spend your days discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes, and fine beaches of Cape Town. Enjoy a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township, browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban, or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.
Due to its rich and turbulent history, there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town.
Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.
Cape Town is the quintessential melting pot. It is a city alive with creativity, color, sounds, and tastes. While walking through the city’s streets and meeting its people, you will fall in love with its natural beauty, creative freedom, and incredible spirit.
Cape Town is a city where the unexpected is always just around the corner and the beautiful province of the Western Cape lies ready to be explored across the city border.
Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines, and laidback lifestyle.
Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs. South Africa’s second-largest city (after Johannesburg) and very popular with international travelers, Cape Town is renowned for its scenic beauty. With an international airport and busy port, the city is a bustling metropolitan area.
Route 62 might market itself as the longest wine route in the world, but that’s definitely not all there is to it. Lush greenery and fertile valleys form a stark contrast against the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo while towering mountains and their rivers and streams provide an awe-inspiring backdrop throughout.
Some of the renowned attractions visitors will spot as they follow the route are the winelands of the Breede River Valley, the majestic Swartberg Mountains, the Cango Caves, the ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn, and the fruit orchards of the Langkloof Valley.
During your stay at Cape Town, you will enjoy a fully inclusive breakfast plus beverages excluding lunch, dinner, wines, and champagne, inclusive of spirits and beer. Guest pantry is 24 hours available with a wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options. You will enjoy daily sunset cocktails and canapés.
During your visit to Route 62, you will enjoy three daily delicious meals, plus tea, coffee, water, and game drive beverages. All other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure.
Secluded in the lush gardens near the swimming pool, the Ellerman House fitness facilities offer a fully equipped gym for the more energetic. With its state-of-the-art equipment, sauna, and change rooms, guests can enjoy an invigorating workout while looking out over views of the endless Atlantic Ocean.
For the exclusive use of hotel and villa guests, the Ellerman House Spa is a natural extension of the property’s commitment to quality and personalized service. Situated on the ground-floor of Villa One, it is approached through a garden with tranquil water features, lush indigenous plants, and sea views.
Enjoy unique wine storage solutions for 7500-bottle collection. Experiential wine tasting center, bar, and interactive wine library, or visit the brandy tasting lounge.
The relaxation retreats at Sanbona overlook ancient rock formations and undulating mountains and plains. While the rejuvenating forces of nature cradle you, a range of world-class treatments are delivered, as well as holistic modalities to balance and energize your being.
The Sanbona boat safari experience adds to the many other unique experiences on offer in this Karoo wilderness reserve. The boat is called Peregrine, named after the Peregrine Falcon, which is a bird of prey in the falcon family. Peregrine takes guests on a water safari on the impressive Bellair Dam situated in the middle of this vast reserve in order to reach what has been, up to now, unchartered territory. It presents guests with a new experience and perspective of The Big Five wildlife, marine, and birdlife.
Please book your flight to arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). In the airport, you will collect your 4x4 Nissan Xtrail with GPS and make your way to the first destination.
Principal air routes are serviced by SAA and British Airways, operated by Comair. There are two low-cost carriers on main routes, namely Kulula.com and Mango. Facilitating travel around South Africa are 10 airports managed by the Airports Company South Africa (Acsa). In addition, there are some 90 regional airports, including the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (NLP) in Nelspruit and the Skukuza Airport (SZK), offering access to the Kruger National Park.