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Full Day by Day Itinerary
Upon arrival into Johannesburg, after completing immigration and customs formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, where you will spend one night.
At a time to be advised: You will be collected from your hotel by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Skukuza. Upon arrival, you will be met by a camp vehicle for your road transfer to Kirkman’s Camp, where you will spend the next three nights.
Time permitting, enjoy lunch and an afternoon activity.
Day 3 – 4
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Kirkman’s Camp.
Set out in an open 4×4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favorite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. These usually shy and elusive cats have become accustomed to vehicles in the Sabi Sand and, unlike many other areas, where leopards are rarely glimpsed in daylight hours, sightings of these magnificent animals are not uncommon on day drives.
Before setting out on your first game drive, the trained guide will ask you about your favorite wildlife species and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular animal or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. The guide and tracker will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behavior of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.
While wildlife is the biggest drawcard for most travelers, the guide and tracker teams are also equipped with a wealth of knowledge about the area’s vegetation, including the traditional and medicinal uses of various plants. Birding enthusiasts can ask their guide to identify birds that are specific to the region as well as notable migrant species. Guests with a special interest in photography should let their guide know, as he will then take extra care to position the vehicle to make the best possible use of the available light at wildlife sightings. Most trackers come from the areas immediately surrounding the game reserve and, as such, will be full of interesting information regarding the region’s culture, language and traditions, as well as local folklore.
Game drives in the Sabi Sand are able to go off road in search of exceptional sightings, include the members of the Big Five, when not in environmentally sensitive areas or after excessive rain. Afternoon game drives may also continue after dark, with a specially filtered spotlight used to illuminate wildlife that remains active at night.
At a time to be advised: You transferred by camp vehicle to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Skukuza where you will connect with your scheduled flight to Phinda Mountain Lodge. Enjoy three nights at camp.
Time permitting, enjoy lunch, and an afternoon activity.
Day 6 – 7
Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities at Phinda Mountain Lodge.
Poised majestically on a mountain crest, Phinda Mountain Lodge is all about light and space. With glamorous guest areas that boast dramatic views of the surrounding landscape, this bold and stylish lodge is sure to make you feel on top of the world. Private verandas and secluded plunge pools ensure there is no shortage of locations to relax in the natural luxury of the spectacular setting. A warm and friendly welcome awaits families bringing children. Our two family suites have inter-leading rooms and can accommodate an additional bed if required. A children’s program has also been specially designed to keep younger guests entranced.
- Phinda has seven distinctly different habitats, a haven for a variety of wildlife, including excellent opportunities of seeing cheetah as well as black and white rhino and elephant.
- We have the largest privately-owned population of nyala in the world.
- Our proximity to the Indian Ocean offers you a unique opportunity of viewing turtles, whale sharks and dolphins.
- The reserve boasts approximately 400 different bird species.
At a time to be advised: You will be transferred by a camp vehicle to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival, you will be met by an Alluring Africa representative and transferred to La Cle Village, where you will spend the next three nights.
Day 9 – 10
Enjoy two days at your leisure in Franschhoek.
Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The once sleepy little village was named Franschhoek, meaning ‘French Corner’ as it was founded by French Huguenots. The fertile valley of Franschhoek boasts a rich heritage showcased at the fascinating Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved. The town’s proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates and impressive range of excellent restaurants or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.
Nestled in picturesque vineyards and plum orchards, spend time savouring a picnic in the lush gardens, a refreshing dip in crystal pools or simply enjoying the ample space that comes with a stay in any of our private villas.
Each space has been given a unique personality. Discover a stay to suit, not only your needs, but your personal style where every wish is made manifest by our treasured team. Only a 4-minute stroll away is the centre of the historic Franschhoek village bursting with the country’s top restaurants, galleries, local wines and unforgettable experiences. Step outside and discover the lifestyle and heritage of our valley.
At a time to be advised the night before: You will be collected by an Alluring Africa representative for your private road transfer to the Cape Town Airport for your departure flight.
Return home, taking with you the sights, sounds, and memories of an incredible African adventure!
Included / Not Included
- Scheduled activities/tours (i.e. with other guests) as specified. Most safari camps and lodges include two game activities per day (morning and afternoon);
- Alluring Africa’s local reps available 24/7 while traveling;
- Services of lodge guides and staff;
- Air/ground transfers as specified;
- Accommodation taxes, applicable tourism levies and all relevant Value Added Government Sales Tax (GST);
- Relevant park fees;
- All accommodation as specified;
- Excursions/activities as specified;
- Drinks – differs between camps/lodges;
- Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the tariff quoted;
- Alluring Africa final documentation.
- Meals, drinks, laundry, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified;
- Any scheduled flights and related taxes not specified;
- Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance – which is essential;
- Staff gratuities;
- Any new gov. taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
- Any items of a personal nature or anything not specifically stated as included;
- International airfare.