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Romantic Red Carnation Cape Town & Okavango Delta Safari

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Spend five days living it up in style on the Atlantic Ocean coastline before taking it slow on safari in Botswana.  

This luxury beach and bush vacation is an ideal choice for couples and honeymooners in search of exclusivity. Combining Cape Town with the Moremi Game Reserve, you are guaranteed the best of both worlds: chic encounters in South Africa’s Mother City, and private Okavango Delta experiences at one of the most exclusive safari lodges out there. 

Sprawled between mountains and oceans (both the cold Atlantic and the warm Indian), Cape Town is blessed with a rich culture, fascinating history, a legendary winemaking heritage, an unlimited choice of celebrated restaurants and world-class beaches. It’s easy to see why this charming city consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit her shores. Adding to the glamour, your accommodation at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will treat you to some of the best views in town while spoiling you with world-class dining and luxurious spa treatments. 

Once you have had your fill of all things Mother City, your journey continues north to the pristine savannah, winding waterways and dense forests of the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana. Here, from your exceptional accommodation at Xigera Safari Lodge, you are invited to slow down and savor every moment in the heart of the Okavango Delta.  

This extraordinary bush experience will end your African journey on a high note – one which will live long in your memory for years to come. 

Romantic Red Carnation Twelve Apostles & Xigera Botswana Safari

Your Itinerary

5 nights in Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! As soon as you arrive at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, you will know you’re in for five very special days.

Views for miles, your Cape Town accommodation puts you within convenient reach of the best that Cape Town has to offer. Start your explorations at the V&A Waterfront before exploring the Cape Peninsula and Cape Point Nature Reserve, home to the dramatic promontory where two oceans meet. From the historic village of Simonstown through Kalk Bay (dubbed the world’s coolest place to live) to Muizenburg, you have plenty to keep you occupied. Kayak with penguins, dine at sea view café, browse boutiques and curio shops, or even sign up for a surfing lesson.

Adding to your already packed list of things to do, there’s the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, Constantia Wine Route, and, further inland, the Cape Winelands to explore. Of course, you can’t visit Cape Town without riding the cable car to the Summit of Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

The Twelve Apostles will delight your taste buds with its Afro-French menu. More than 95% of the items on the wine menu are sourced locally!

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean between Table Mountain National Park and the Twelve Apostles mountains, the award-winning ’12A’ is repeatedly voted as one of Cape Town’s best hotels. Its elegant, individually designed bedrooms and suites, including a lavish Presidential Suite, offer spectacular views completed by splendid service, generous hospitality and exquisite cuisine.  

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Your journey continues to the heart of the Okavango Delta in the Moremi Game Reserve, where a light aircraft transfers you to Xigera Safari Lodge. Sprawled under a canopy of ancient trees with endless views over the floodplains, Xigera invites you to experience the ultimate luxury Botswana safari.

The lodge is situated at the heart of one of the most incredible eco-systems in Africa, and as such, is suspended on stilts and connected by elevated walkways to protect the pristine environment. This is a wetlands paradise and water-based activities are a highlight. Two-seater mokoros and six-seater motorboats (seasonal water levels permitting) will take you within whisper distance of the Delta’s extraordinary wildlife and birdlife.

On land, open-vehicle game drives transport you into one-of-a-kind landscapes that are home to shy sitatunga and red lechwe antelope as well as buffalo, hyena, lions, leopards and elephants. Early start game drives are available for those eager to find any predators on the move or still on the hunt from the night before. For those who want to rather ease into the day with an early morning yoga or gym session, there is a later departure. Don’t miss the chance to experience a walking safari with an expert guide. This is an opportunity to take you to ground level, to place your feet in the soil of the African wilderness. Don’t forget your camera.

DINING SUGGESTIONS

Xigera takes an ‘anything, any time’ approach to dining and fully caters to individual needs. Each dish is inspired by the Delta, using the very best fresh and local ingredients. The lodge’s African-inspired menus are complemented by founder, Beatrice Tollman’s much-loved signature recipes and a cellar that showcases a superb selection of award-winning Bouchard Finlayson wines.

Xigera Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

Xigera Safari Lodge

Deeply connected to and inspired by the Delta, Xigera Lodge has been sensitively designed to blend seamlessly within its surroundings. The spacious suites and wellness areas enjoy views over the river. The lodge is 100% solar powered, with a dedication to sustainability and eliminating single use plastics. 

Xigera Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari

Inclusions

Return transfers from Cape Town International Airport to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
4 nights Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in a Luxury Room on a bed & breakfast basis
Scheduled flight from Cape Town to Maun Airport
Return light aircraft transfer flights to and from Xigera Safari Lodge
3 nights Xigera Safari Lodge on a full board basis (all meals, select drinks, safari activities – game drives, boating, seasonal catch-and-release fishing, mokoro excursions, safari walks, yoga classes and more)
Scheduled flight from Maun Airport to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

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
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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