9Nights

Cape, Cederberg & Kalahari Wellness Safari

From $9,242.00 p/person
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Explore new horizons while expanding your own on this relaxing 9-day retreat which promises to soothe body and mind.

Your journey begins on a lyrical note, with a mountain serenade in Cape Town. Treat yourself to signature spa treatments in between your Mother City explorations before jetting off to the Kalahari.

At Tswalu Tarkuni, discover a tranquil oasis under the Kalahari sun. And front-row access to a unique ecosystem. More than 80 species of mammals and 240 species of birds thrive among the rolling Kalahari Dunes.

When you’ve had your fill of sensual spa treatments and sumptuous dining, we’ll take via the Cape Winelands to the exclusive Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. Be at one with Africa among the open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites of this magical ecological oasis, nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains.

Cape, Cederberg & Kalahari Wellness Safari Map

Your Itinerary

2 nights in Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, you will discover the ideal escape where harmony and tranquility gently restore body, mind and soul.

Spend your days exploring all that South Africa’s Mother City has to offer, from the famous tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Cape Point and the V&A Waterfront, to out-of-the-ordinary experiences like seeing Chapmans Peak from a vintage sidecar or tucking into a home-hosted lunch with Nicky Gibbs.

In between, we’ve pre-booked signature treatments at The Twelve Apostles Spa to rejuvenate and exhilarate your senses.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Enjoy fine dining at Azure Restaurant and sunset cocktails on the terrace.

12 Apostles Hotel and Spa - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles mountain range. The hotel overlooks luminescent marine reserve and has the longest hours of sunshine in Cape Town, guaranteeing extraordinary Ocean sunsets. 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa - Explorer Safari

2 nights in the Kalahari

The next leg of your journey takes you to Tswalu, in the Kalahari, for unique game viewing against red sand dunes and plains. Spend time watching the aloof yet magnificent eland, powerfully symbolic to the Bushmen, or track desert rhino through the acacia thorn.

In between game drives, treat yourself to treatment at the Tswalu spa, which opens onto a secret, indigenous garden with a labyrinth. Relax in the shade of an outdoor patio, cool treatment tsalas and a yoga pavilion. Treatments include authentic signature experiences inspired by the natural wonders of the Kalahari.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

With breakfast views of the ever-busy waterhole, you can watch giraffe or roan and sable antelope while you eat. At sunset, sundowners can be followed by bush dinners, feet in the sand, as you enjoy a true Kalahari feast. Or opt for an interpretation of the traditional “boma” braai, with delicious venison, spicy chakalaka and morogo (local spinach). For something more romantic, enjoy a private dinner on your deck with a telescope for gazing at the stars.

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge
Recently redesigned, Tarkuni’s quiet pool and shady salas offer calm and contemplation. The lodge features just five luxurious suites, each with a magnificent en-suite bathroom. The homestead has its own dedicated team including a host and private chef to ensure meticulous and completely personal service. A private vehicle, personal field guide and tracker complete this bespoke safari experience. Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge - Explorer Safari

1 night in the Cape Winelands

Experience the calm of the Cape Winelands from your luxury accommodation at Leeu Estate. The verdant valleys and vineyards of the Winelands exude a feeling of abundance; here each harvest inspires hope and positivity. This is a land of growth, and you’re invited to experience that growth in and around you.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Savour a long, leisurely dinner against a backdrop of vineyards, valleys and mountains, paired with fine South African wines from the cellar.

Leeu Estates - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Leeu Estate
Leeu Estate inspires the art of living well. The individually styled rooms and suites are luxurious and feature underfloor heating, rain showers and glorious views. Be sure to take advantage of the in-house spa; set among the vineyards, Leeu Spa is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments. Leeu Estates - Explorer Safari

3 nights in the Cederberg

The final leg of your South African safari takes you to the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat. Listed among the Unique Lodges of the World by National Geographic, you are guaranteed an unparalleled experience here. Wellbeing is a state of mind, body and spirit, and Bushmans Kloof invites you to indulge in the renewal of all three.

Activities at the 5-star lodge include nature drives and walks, organic garden tours, bird watching, and excursions to ancient rock art sites. However, it is The Spa which is the focus of the abundant natural healing energy one experiences at Bushmans Kloof.

Discover a peaceful sanctuary where you can surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape, rejuvenate all your senses, replenish your spirit and achieve deep inner peace and harmony.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Bushmans Kloof serves up exceptional Cape cuisine, created from fresh produce out of the lodge’s organic garden, paired with a superb variety of South African wines, French Champagnes and Cognacs. Dining experiences range from romantic picnics to high tea, or a traditional South African braai (barbeque). For private dining, order a romantic dinner for two in your room, or indulge in a culinary feast on your patio.

Bushmanskloof - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve
Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains near Cape Town, Bushmanskloof is a South African Natural Heritage Site. This 5-star wellness retreat offers a magical wilderness experience. Discover tranquility among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient rock art sites. Beautiful rooms, luxurious spaces and award-winning service enhance the extraordinary environment. Bushmanskloof - Explorer Safari

Inclusions

3 nights The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in a Superior Sea Facing Room on a bed and breakfast basis (includes airport transfer with porterage and water)
The Mountain Serenade (weather permitting)
Full Day Cape Point Tour
Home-hosted lunch at Nicky Gibbs Crofters Kitchen, inclusive of 10% gratuity
Half Day Cape Town City Tour
Home-hosted lunch in the Bokaap, inclusive of local soft drinks and 10% gratuity
Transfer from Cape Town to Airport
Return flight from Cape Town International Airport to Tswalu Private Game Reserve
Return transfer from airstrip to lodge, check in and orientation
2 nights Tswalu Tarkuni Lodge on a fully-inclusive basis (includes all meals, selected drinks, safari activities)
Signature Tswalu Touch Experience
Transfer from Airport to Franschhoek
1 night at Leeu Estate in a Classic Room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
Transfer from Leeu Estate to Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve
2 nights Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve in a Deluxe Room on a full-board basis (includes all meals, selected drinks and 2 activities per day)
Herbal Body Exfoliation (30 min)
Thousand Flower Detox Wrap enhanced by a Crystal Steam Room session (105 min)
Steam Hot Mineral Boost Massage
Relaxing Facial

Exclusions

International flights
Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Activities specified as additional / optional in the itinerary
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Azure Restaurant dinner at The Twelve Apostles
The Shortmarket Club or similar for dinner, subject to availability
La Colombe / The Test Kitchen / Green House dinner or similar, subject to availability
Travel insurance
Gratuities
All items of a personal nature

Notes

Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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