Four Rosmead, Garonga Safari Lodge, Arathusa Safari Lodge
From the gorgeous Cape to two of the greatest Safari
Destinations in Africa, this 11 Day Cape Town and Safari adventure
will quench all your African dreams!
Day 1-4: Four Rosmead, Cape Town, South Africa
Arrive in Cape Town under your own arrangements.You will be met
on arrival and driven 20 minutes to the hotel.
Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, Four Rosmead is within
walking distance of Green Market Square and is 5 minutes by car
from the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Clifton and
Camps Bay beaches.Built in 1903, Four Rosmead is a classified
monument that has been sensitively and stylishly re-modeled. The
result is a Cape contemporary classic with a rich history. Four
Rosmead has the characteristics that set a boutique hotel apart -
location, authenticity, style and personal service. It is an ideal
venue for the discerning traveler seeking something different to
redefine their visit to Cape Town. Four Rosmead is ideal for a
romantic getaway or to celebrate a special occasion.
Four Rosmead is an exclusive guesthouse situated on the slopes
of Table Mountain in the select residential suburb of Oranjezicht.
The guesthouse enjoys 360º views of the mountain, Lions Head,
Signal Hill, Table Bay and the city. It is within
walking distance of the city as well as vibrant Kloof Street, which
is well known for its restaurant and café culture.
Accommodation consists of eight bespoke en-suite bedrooms: 3
luxury; 4 deluxe and 1 cottage suite.
Landscaped gardens, a pamper spa offering a variety of massage
treatments and a patio overlooking a pool deck and herb garden all
contribute to an urban sanctuary which allow guests to relax and
unwind - an ideal venue for self-indulgence and to use as a base to
explore Cape Town and the surrounding area.
Day 5-7: Garonga Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
You will be collected from Four Rosmead and driven to the Cape
Town Airport.Depart Cape Town on a flight to Hoedspruit Eastgate
Airport where you will be met and transferred to Garonga Safari
Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga are exclusive camps
situated in the greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the
Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an
intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you
can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself.
Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000
hectare greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger
National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate
wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can
unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself. Garonga Safari Camp reflects
the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours and clean
lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure
comfort, a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours.
The luxury tents are situated overlooking a dry riverbed - each
with a wooden deck complete with hammock that commands spectacular
views. The rooms are light, airy and spacious with large, draped
beds. In addition to the indoor shower, there is an outdoor shower,
providing the perfect link between the luxury of the suite and the
allure of Mother Nature.
The food at Garonga Safari Camp is a fusion of the resident
chef's exceptional culinary skills and there is a varied selection
of excellent South African wines - making every meal at Garonga an
unforgettable experience. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer
a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife
encounter, a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You
can either try your hand at every activity we have on offer, or you
can do simply nothing at all, lazing in the hammock with a good
book while watching the grazing impala.
Activities include game drives, wilderness walks, sleep-outs,
outdoor bush-baths and aromatherapy and reflexology sessions. We
encourage our guests to indulge in activities that will allow them
to walk close to the animals, and thereby enhance their wildlife
encounter. Escape to our Sala, and feel invigorated and calmed by
the Aromatherapy and Reflexology treatments we have on offer. We
also offer Indian head massage, Hot Stone Therapy (winter only),
Honeymoon Couple Instructional massage and other treatments with
prices ranging from R195.00. Take time out for yourself - take a
bath in the bush. Take some time for yourself and breathe in the
fresh air of the bushveld - revitalise your mind, body and
You may sleep out on your own on a beautiful deck with stunning
views overlooking the veldt. A mouth-watering picnic hamper, a
drinks box, and hot drinks are left for you at the deck. You are
left with a radio and will get collected in the morning. A wash
basin and toilet close by are provided. It is a 20 minute drive
from the main camp. A truly magical experience!
Day 8-10: Arathusa Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, South Africa
You will be driven approximately 3 hours to Arathusa Safari
Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Private Game Reserve (includes all
gate entrance fees)
"Arathusa" is derived from the Northern Sotho Word "Reathusa",
which means "to help one another".
Arathusa Safari Lodge is located within the northern sector of
the coveted Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National
Park. This region has gained favour due to its lengthy history
within the South African tourism industry, its incredible
concentrations of wildlife, and the high quality private safaris on
offer. The lodge flanks the bank of a large waterhole
(approximately 250m x 150m) allowing for a 180- degree view of the
water. Guests are able to view and enjoy a variety of wildlife
(including the big five - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and
elephant). There is usually between 5 and 20 hippos "right on the
doorstep" providing 24 hour entertainment.
The camp is an intimate one, completely open-plan and designed
to harmoniously blend with the adjacent waterhole and African bush.
Wood and thatch, air and water - an extension of the natural
The main living area is intended for comfort. Whether quietly
reflecting on the view; reading a good book; enjoying compatible
banter with friends or fellow safari go-ers - the warmth and charm
of the camp environment is the foundation of the Arathusa safari
An infinity swimming pool overlooks the waterhole and is the
perfect spot for wildlife viewing on a smoldering African summer's
A traditional open-air boma (brick & grass enclosed dining
area) presents guests with a novel way of appreciating an enjoyable
meal under the stars to the sounds of the African wild.
Arathusa Safari Lodge is an intimate and hospitable camp.
Thatched luxury suites are within the camp's perimeter. Each have a
bathroom en-suite (with bath and separate indoor and outdoor
showers), and a verandah for optimum enjoyment of the surrounding
wilds. Twin rooms may also be arranged.
Arathusa has recently launched 4 ultra-luxurious suites. These
remote and exclusive units are further removed, and have their own
private plunge pools and lounge areas.
Additional amenities include a mini bar (stocked with a
selection of beverages), an electronic safe, hairdryer, air
conditioning, mosquito net and tea/ coffee making facilities.
There are no telephones or televisions in the rooms at Arathusa.
In keeping with the traditional safari experience, the bush is best
experienced "al dente". Guests are however able to make calls from
the reception area, and to send or receive e-mails and faxes.
Arathusa prides itself on its' leopard viewing. As leopards are
territorial, their regular appearances in our area allow us to plot
their movements and to observe their behavior. Many of the animals
become familiar and are easily recognized - this enables us to name
them. There is a female leopard named 'Safari' who is often seen
around the camp. Approximately 14 leopards are found in the area in
which Arathusa operate, 6 of which are seen on a regular basis.
Large herds of buffalo numbering in excess of 300 often find their
way to the Arathusa Lake. One need not move far to enjoy the safari
experience! Elephants are also seen in numbers. There are various
lion prides in the area, as well as a few nomadic males.
Over 90% of guests will experience The Big 5 - very often in one
day, sometimes in one drive.
General "lowveld" game is abundant in this section of the Sabi
Sand Reserve, including giraffe, zebra, warthog, impala and more.
This region is a bird-watcher's mecca. A few of the rarer birds are
seen from the camp itself, such as the Horus Swift.
Game drives in an open safari vehicle meander their way into the
bush each morning and late afternoon in search of animals both
large and small. Close contact encounters are guaranteed (the
animals are not threatened by our presence in lieu of sound
conservation management policies) affording unparalleled
photographic opportunities of The Big Five and much more (including
over 300 bird species - a treat for keen birders!). Experienced and
personable rangers are coupled with local trackers. Together they
ensure a first class safari experience.
Guided walks with an armed ranger may also be arranged. Helpful
Hint - do not head into the bush in the middle of the day during
summer months! Walks are usually arranged in the more moderate
hours of the early morning. Being on foot brings an altogether
different view of the bush.
Day 11: Departure
You will be collected from the lodge and driven 1 hour 30
minutes hours to the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport for you onward
flight (flight excluded).