malaria-free south african adventure


Featuring Madikwe Private Game Reserve

$5,480 per person

 

This luxurious plan has been carefully prepared by the travel experts of Africa Safari Company. We have included additional resources and detailed information for your consideration.


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09/09

Road Transfer to Welgevonden Private Reserve

You will be picked up from Johannesburg this morning for the 3 hour road transfer to your first safari lodge. Aptly meaning ‘well found’, the Welgevonden boasts excellent game viewing and stunning scenery. Enjoy this mountain bushveld environment with roaring rivers and sweeping horizon view. The reserve is located at high altitude, enjoys a mild climate and is malaria free.

Visit their website for more information: Welgevonden.Org

NOTE: 45 minute charter air transfer from Johannesburg is available for an additional cost.

FEATURES: Big Five | malaria free | 50 mammal species | 250 bird species | San Rock Art

 

This all-inclusive boutique lodge offers a secluded hideaway and an intimate encounter with the beauty of the ruggedly scenic Welgevonden Game Reserve. Perched above the Sterkstroom River, guests can view game from the privacy of their suites. Clifftop offers a dramatic fusion of African and Western cuisine, with the addition of an extensive wine cellar that any wine lover would appreciate. With only 8 suites, each guest feels welcomed into the Clifftop family.

Arrive early enough to enjoy the afternoon safari at 16:00.

Dining Options | Wellness Treatments | TripAdvisor (4.5) and Reviews

includes: Luxury Suite | Private Deck & Plunge Pool | 3 Meals | malaria-free |2 Game Activities Per Day


09/10

SAFARI EXPERIENCE AT CLIFFTOP

Today you can relax at the resort or experience both daily safari excursions. Clifftop’s Safari schedule includes:

05:00 Wake up time and morning tea

05:30 Morning safari departs

08:30 Return for breakfast

13:30 Enjoy Lunch

16:00 Afternoon safari departs

19:30 Return from safari and enjoy dinner

Mammal List | Bird List | Reptile List | Tree List


09/11

ROAD TRANSFER TO MADIKWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Enjoy one last morning at Clifftop, including a morning safari if you are up for it, and then enjoy the African countryside as your private road transfer takes you to Madikwe Private Game Reserve (about 3.5 hour journey).

A hidden gem with less crowds, Madikwe offers the true African safari experience. Access to the reserve is limited to those staying in the park. No day visitors are allowed - which means you can enjoy the African bush without traffic or crowds.

NOTE: Our travel advisor, Julia, who visits 6-10 reserves a year, just returned from Madikwe and said she ‘fell in love’ and has already booked her return trip. She’d be happy to talk with you and share her experiences.


LODGING: TUNINGI SAFARI LODGE

Tuningi Lodge can accommodate a total of 16 guests for a quiet, boutique experience. The Lodge is located near a watering hole for prime wildlife viewing.

Their promo video is a little dated, but we really enjoyed this third-party video from a German traveler which was posted just a few weeks ago showing some great footage of the safari offerings.

 

This package includes a private family suite which includes two private bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, a spacious lounge, dining room, private deck and kitchenette. Each of the bedrooms boast a fireplace, outdoor shower and mini bar.

Dining Options | Wellness Treatments | TripAdvisor (5/5) and Reviews

INCLUDED: 2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE | 3 Meals | Tea and Coffee | 2 Game Drives Daily


ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF MADIKWE

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Enjoy two full days soaking in the beauty of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Tuningi Lodge offers morning and afternoon game drives in deluxe game viewing vehicles.

What’s unique about Tuningi is its proximity to a busy water hole, and it’s private Boma (dining) and Viewing Deck at the waterhole, and an underground hide for up close and personal wildlife viewing at the lodge.

Activities | Safari Schedule | Mammal List | Game Reserve Map


journey to cape town

09/14

 

Bid your Madikwe guide farewell at the airstrip and board the scheduled light aircraft flight back to Johannesburg. (Road transfer is available but will take about 4.5 hours.) You will be transferred to the main terminal for the scheduled flight to Cape Town, where you will pick up your rental car (not included) and drive to your boutique hotel to check in.

LODGING: THE TREE HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

This 4 star boutique resort is centrally located in vibrant and trendy Green Point, within easy walking distance of many great attractions including the fashionable V&A Waterfront, the lively Bo-Kaap, the chip Cape Quarter, and the famous Cape Town Stadium. Nestled among the trees it enjoys amazing panoramic views of Cape Town.

Trip Advisor (5/5) Reviews | Spa | Things to Do

INCLUDES: Superior Sea View King Room | daily Breakfast | free wi-fi


EXPLORE CAPE TOWN

With your rental car, you can explore the city and visit the wine lands from your comfortable home base in Cape Town. Enjoy breakfast each morning at the hotel before heading out.

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09/20

 

Depart South Africa

Today is at your leisure until it’s time to return your rental car at Cape Town airport and meet your departing flights home.


INCLUDES:

  • Private Airport & Road transfers as noted

  • Scheduled charter flight Madikwe/Johannesburg

  • Shared activities on safari

  • Local drinks as noted

  • All Park fees and government taxes

  • Two Scoops Travel and African Safari Company consultation and planning services

EXCLUDES:

  • International flights USA/Johannesburg and Cape Town or Johannesburg/USA

  • Regional scheduled flight Johannesburg/Cape Town and, if necessary, Cape Town/Johannesburg

  • Tips & gratuities

  • Laundry service

  • Porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance

  • Telephone bill and any items of a personal nature

  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance

  • Rental car in Cape Town. Options below -

    Group M: Ford Eco Sport Automatic or Similar at $387

    Group K: Toyota RAV Automatic or Similar at $520 

     Pick up: at 00:00 on 14 Sep 2019

    Drop off: at 00:00 on 20 Sep 2019

    Includes: GPS, CDW, TLW, PAI, unlimited mileage, location surcharge, tyre damage waiver, windscreen damage waiver, claim admin fee - only in the event of accident/theft, 1 additional driver, third party liability insurance, general public liability insurance, water and undercarriage damage and sandblasting damage.

    Please note:

    •  A compulsory Contract Fee of R90.00 has to be paid directly, as well as any applicable Collection / Delivery Fees.
    •  There will be a refundable rental deposit applicable, based on estimated rental charge.
    •  Each driver must be in possession of a valid driver’s licence.
    •  Drivers credit card required for rental (no cash/debit card)
    •  Rates are subject to change without prior notice.NOTES:

Luggage: For safety reasons and because space is restricted on light aircrafts, luggage on the light air transfers have a maximum weight limit of 20 kg (44 lbs) between Johannesburg and Madikwe, per person in a soft bag including camera equipment and carry-on luggage.

Health: Your safari is in a malaria-free area and there are no required vaccinations for travel to South Africa.

Visas/Passports: Visas are not necessary for entry into South Africa for US citizens. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your last date of travel and has at least 2 facing blank visa pages available.

Resort rooms are being held through Monday, February 4, 2019. Please contact us asap should you want to book.