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.
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
LODGING: CLIFFTOP EXCLUSIVE SAFARI HIDEAWAY
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.
includes: Luxury Suite | Private Deck & Plunge Pool | 3 Meals | malaria-free |2 Game Activities Per Day
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
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.
INCLUDED: 2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE | 3 Meals | Tea and Coffee | 2 Game Drives Daily
ENJOY THE BEAUTY OF MADIKWE
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.
journey to cape town
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.
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.
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.
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
International flights USA/Johannesburg and Cape Town or Johannesburg/USA
Regional scheduled flight Johannesburg/Cape Town and, if necessary, Cape Town/Johannesburg
Tips & gratuities
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.
• 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.