The Royal Livingstone, Sun City, Rovos Rail, Cape Grace, La Residence, Birkenhead House, Pezula Resort & Spa, Royal Malewane
The Best of Southern Africa Ultimate Luxury package takes in
Southern Africa at its best. Spend 2 nights in the adventure
capital of the world at The Royal Livingstone, spend 3 nights at
The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City, and spend 2 nights on the
Pride of Africa rolling your way to Cape Town on Rovos Rail.
In Cape Town spend 5 nights at the Cape Grace taking in the
sights and smells of the ocean. Spend 2 nights in the
Winelands eating in the most amazing restaurants and tasting wines
like never before. In Hermanus you will spend 2 nights at
Birkenhead House and if you are there at the right time, view the
Southern Right Whale in all its glory.
Travelling down the Garden Route, spend 2 nights at Pezula
Resort and Spa and finally, view the Big 5 up close and personal at
the magnificent Royal Malewane.
Day 1-2: The Royal Livingstone, Livingstone, Zambia
Arrive at Johannesburg Airport under your own arrangements.
Depart Johannesburg on South African Airways flight SA48 at
10:40am and arrive Livingstone at 12:30pm.
You will be met on arrival and driven to the hotel in a private
Translated - The Smoke that Thunders - is the
local name for the Victoria Falls. The world-famous cascade of
water provides the baseline for your journey into colonial
sophistication. Its fine spray may be seen like a cloud across the
bushveld, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. On the
forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty
cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal
Livingstone. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will
encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous
Guests staying at The Royal Livingstone Hotel
have entry to The Victoria Falls Free of Charge.
The Royal Livingstone Hotel comprises 173
spacious en-suite guestrooms, each with its own private
veranda, stretched along the river bank. All guestrooms are
luxuriously furnished, with crisp white linen and large comfortable
beds to welcome and offer the perfect sanctuary to retire to, after
a day spent exploring the mysteries and challenges of this
remarkable retreat. Bathrooms feature spacious showers and
Victorian style baths, with wildlife pencil sketches adorning the
cool ivory-washed walls, reflecting the textures and moods of the
At the Royal Livingstone you can enjoy
leisurely breakfasts or 'alfresco' lunches on the veranda
overlooking the hotel lawns and the mighty Zambezi River.
Traditional high tea is served daily in the lounge.
For a romantic end to your day, stroll down to the deck for
sundowners over the river. Enjoy dinner in the hotel dining room or
you can have a romantic, private meal on your balcony.
Livingstone is the adventure capital of the world where a vast
array of adrenaline activities are available from bungi jumping,
white water rafting, canoeing on the mighty Zambezi amongst the
ever present hippos, taking a turn at elephant back riding or
perhaps a flip over the mighty falls in a helicopter or micro
light. There is adventure to be had in Jetboat extreme or the
gorge swinging, a sedate Tour of the Falls or alternatively indulge
in the Romance of a spectacular dinner on board the Royal
Livingstone Express Train.
Spend 2 nights at the Royal Livingstone in a luxury room
Day 3-5: Sun City, South Africa
You will be collected from the hotel and
driven to the airport in a private vehicle
Depart Livingstone on South African Airways
flight SA49 at 01:15pm and arrive Johannesburg at 03:00pm.
You will be met on arrival and driven 2 hours
to Sun City.
The magnificent Palace of the Lost City at Sun City is a
fairytale African palace that towers over the scenic valley.
Visible from almost anywhere on the resort, The Palace of the Lost
City's unique towers with elephant tusk embellishments are a symbol
of the true luxury and splendor that the hotel offers.
Inspired by a fantasy lost African tribe, the Palace has been
lavishly created with rich architecture, mosaics and frescos that
add to the mystical ambience and magical aura of this grand hotel,
from the opulent hand-painted dome of the reception area to even
the smallest detail.
The hotel is surrounded by lush botanical gardens, trickling
streams and hidden walking trails that ensure that the Palace does
indeed feel like a lost city. The Grand Pool at the Palace is just
outside the main entrance. This intricately decorated pool is the
ideal place to relax and take in some African sunshine. You can
also enjoy light meals and drinks here
Excellent hospitality fit for a king and luxurious accommodation
awaits you at Sun City's Palace of the Lost City. The Palace of the
Lost City is the most opulent and extravagant hotel at Sun City and
exudes an ancient ambience and a uniquely African flavour. The
intricate decor, top-class facilities and superior service make it
the Sun City hotel of choice for the discerning traveller. The
Palace has a total of 338 spacious rooms decorated with a
distinctly African feel. Each room has an honour bar, safe and a
multi-channel TV. Other in-room amenities at the Palace include
air-conditioning, ceiling fans and 24-hour in-room dining.
Spend 3 nights at the Palace of the Lost City
in a luxury room including breakfast
Day 6-7: Rovos Rail, Luxury Trains, South Africa
You will be collected from the Palace after breakfast and driven
2 hours to Pretoria's Capital Park Station.
Depart on a 2 night Journey aboard ROVOS Rails in a Pullman Suite
including: accommodation, meals and excursions during the train
journey, as well as alcoholic beverages whilst on board the
Travel to South Africa and take a trip on the most luxurious train
in the world. Your romantic vacation through the heart of Southern
Africa will begin or end at the headquarters of this private
railway company, Capital Park Station and Locomotive Yard situated
outside Pretoria. Rovos Rail offers two beautifully rebuilt Classic
trains, each carrying a maximum of 72 passengers who are
accommodated in the most spacious and luxurious train suites in the
world. The use of traditional furnishings and period décor ensure
an atmosphere of elegance and grandeur in the Dining, Lounge and
Pretoria to Cape Town
Depart Rovos Rail's private Capital Park Station aboard the
Pride of Africa.
Arrive in Kimberley. Passengers visit the Big Hole, the Diamond
Depart from Kimberley and proceed overnight via De Aar and
Beaufort West for Matjiesfontein.
Visit the historic village of Matjiesfontein.
Depart Matjiesfontein and proceed via Touws River, De Doorns and
Worcester to Cape Town.
Arrival at Cape Town Station, Platform 24.
Day 8-12: Cape Grace, Cape Town, South Africa
On arrival at Cape Town Station, you will be met and driven to
the hotel in a private vehicle.
Complimentary added value services: use of the
Hot Spa area from 08h00 to 15h00: mineral bath, steam room, sauna,
rain and body shower , complimentary wireless/ high speed Internet
access, morning tea and coffee with wake-up calls , luxury
chauffeur transfers within a 20km radius, subject to availability,
Cape orientation and wine tasting.
The recently refashioned Cape Grace boutique hotel delivers all
the creature comforts you'd expect from world class luxury
accommodation in Cape Town and lots of little extras too. Backed by
iconic Table Mountain and perfectly positioned on our own private
quay in the centre of Cape Town's vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape
Grace epitomizes style and sophistication in an atmosphere alive
with genuine warmth and hospitality. Providing a tantalizing
experience that melds modern luxury with traditional Cape culture,
Cape Grace is home to many unique experiences, which each make time
spent with us an occasion in itself. Browse some of our world
famous highlights below and discover more about what makes Cape
Grace an international favourite amongst travelers
(US) Travel & Leisure World's Best 500, July 2010, category
Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East. SA Tourism
Welcome Awards, May 2010, winner Best Accommodation.
Staying at Cape Grace is an experience in itself, melding the
modern comforts of a Cape Town luxury hotel with traditional Cape
culture. And there is no better position for a V&A Waterfront
hotel than with Table Mountain standing sentry and towering over
the hotel, a working harbor to one side and a multi-millionaire
yacht basin on the other. It's a heady mix of tantalizing
experiences, which makes time spent at Cape Grace something to
Our uniqueness as a Cape Town Boutique Hotel relies on creating
an environment in which our guests feel supremely comfortable and
pampered; in a setting that leaves you in no doubt that you are in
Cape Town. Cape Grace's luxury hotel waterfront setting and stylish
interiors celebrate Cape Town's heritage and floral kingdom in ways
that juxtapose modern and period. This is noticeable in every
custom-designed room, from hand painted fabrics and handmade
metalwork, glass and leather items, to individually-sourced
antiques and artifacts. By bringing Cape Town's past into the
present using local artisans and talented designers, bedrooms and
suites reflect the beauty, charm and understated elegance for which
Cape Grace is famous.
Voted Best Deluxe Restaurant in the August 2009 V&A
Signal Restaurant offers creative Cape cuisine that's fresh and
inventive. Led by Executive Chef, Malika van Reenen, Signal
Restaurant draws on influences from the many nationalities and
customs that have shaped this region since being settled in 1652;
namely Dutch and British settlers, French Huguenots, Asian traders
and African cultures. The Cape Grace restaurant menu connects
this colourful past with the present through innovative
combinations and flavours that hail from Cape Town's heritage.
Local farmers and the surrounding oceans are the best sources of
ingredients for our V&A Waterfront restaurant and this fresh
produce is created into dishes that speak volumes about the variety
and quality of South African cuisine.
You will have a private vehicle and guide at your disposal each
Spend 5 nights at the Cape Grace in Table Mountain in a Luxury
room including breakfast.
Day 13-14: La Residence, Cape Winelands, South Africa
You will be transferred in private vehicle to La Residence.
La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful
Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains
form a picture perfect backdrop, La Residence provides a haven of
luxurious accommodation, fine dining and an all-round sensory
La Residence lies at the heart of a private 30-acre working
farm, complete with vineyards, plum orchards, a dam and fragrant
manicured gardens. Space is in abundance with panoramic views from
every suite. Large bedrooms and bathrooms open onto generous sunny
balconies and verandas, which offer the perfect place to relax,
admire the view, and marvel at the synthesis of beauty and
La Residence presents a host of activities to enhance your
relaxation and enjoyment. Unwind in the villa's magnificent
infinity pool or visit one of the award-winning restaurants in the
village. Enjoy a private cheese or wine tasting at one of the
surrounding estates by appointment.
For the outdoorsmen, we can arrange a round of golf, trout
fishing, quad-biking, helicopter trips, paragliding, hot-air
ballooning or a horseback tour of the surrounding wine farms. A
more sedate excursion is the horse-drawn carriage ride through the
local village and vineyards.
La Residence offers eleven luxuriously appointed suites,
exquisitely decorated with ornate antiques, plush Persian carpets
and an eclectic mix of artworks, and palatial bathrooms.
Spend 2 nights at La Residence including accommodation, all
meals & snacks, local beverages, full mini bar, teas and coffee
Day 15-16: Birkenhead House, Garden Route, South Africa
Your Guide will collect you from the hotel and drive you 2 hours
Perched high on the Hermanus cliffs, the regal Birkenhead House
and deluxe adjacent Villa, overlook the whale watching paradise of
Walker Bay. Accommodating guests in the utmost luxury, this is the
perfect destination for those seeking the pinnacle of seaside
Only an hour and a half from Cape Town, Birkenhead House &
Villa is superbly located in unspoilt natural surroundings. The
luxury retreats offer everything the discerning sojourner could
wish for: from uninterrupted views and diverse activities to the
very finest in international cuisine, and richly appointed
accommodation enhanced by rich fabrics and antiques.
The Birkenhead House & Villa properties are adjacent to each
other on the magnificent seaside cliffs above Hermanus' most
prominent beaches. Sophisticatedly appointed studio suites offer
expansive vistas of Walker Bay or the towering Overberg mountains,
all augmented by the unrestrained opulence of our beautiful
furnishings and comforts.
Additional Activities on offer in and around Hermanus are as
- Dyer Island Cruise is a unique Whale watching experience. Enjoy
an unforgettable journey, in a custom built boat with a raised
viewing platform, to the domain of the Southern Right Whale with
accomplished skipper and trained guides.
- Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is the largest private fynbos
conservation area in the world. Day trips are offered to you from
Birkenhead House to enjoy this very special environment. This will
include guides that are qualified botanists, a walk through this
unique eco-system, lunch and Whale watching (during season).
- Get taken out for a tour around Hermanus to see the variety of
shops, restaurants and places of interest in and around town.
Stanford Tour includes tasting local cheese and seeing them being
made. You will then move onto the local Birkenhead Brewery to
sample their lagers and stouts, from there a 2 minute drive into
Stanford for a wander around and some lunch. Quad biking tours
include drives through some of the most exquisite towns and
villages in the Overberg region.
- Shark diving involves getting up close and personal to learn
all about these wonderful and much maligned creatures - Sharks. You
can play bait in the cage with just a few inches between you and
the sharpest teeth in the marine kingdom.
- On the local wine tour you will get to meet the wine makers,
taste the wines, tour the cellars and learn a few things about the
South African wine
Spend 2 nights at Birkenhead House including Accommodation,
Local transfers in and around Hermanus, All meals and snacks, Local
beverages and house wines and Laundry.
Day 17-19: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa, Garden Route, South Africa
You guide will collect you and drive you 5 hours along the
Garden Route to the picturesque town of Knysna, stopping off at
Oudshoorn along the way to see the Cango Caves and Ostriches if
COMPLIMENTARY VALUE ADDED-VALUE SERVICES: Use
of Gym facilities and Hot Spa area: steam room, sauna, rain shower,
heated indoor swimming pool, 24 hour Internet access in our
Business Centre, Tea and coffee in room and daily homemade rusks,
Shuttle service on the Pezula Private Estate.
For the ultimate holiday in South Africa, Pezula Resort Hotel
& Spa, the most luxurious offering in Africa, offers an
incomparable lifestyle destination. This is where your real holiday
begins in the Western Cape, whether you are travelling as a family,
looking for a romantic getaway, planning a golf & spa
excursion, want to holiday "green", or love adrenaline activities.
This resort has it all!
Take a guided hike through the indigenous forests; canoe along
the pristine Noetzie River to the beach where you can picnic in
seclusion; horse ride across the floral landscapes; play tennis,
archery or pétanque at the Field of Dreams; indulge in a spa
treatment; laze at the heated indoor and outdoor pools; or play a
round of golf on the Championship Course.
This luxury hotel consists of 83 exquisitely appointed luxury
suites, linked by short landscaped pathways to the nearby main
building and accessed by foot or battery-operated golf carts.
All suites maximise the spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon
or Indian Ocean and the Pezula Championship Golf Course, and are
decorated in contemporary African style, with warm earth tones
predominating. In this boutique hotel all suites are utterly
indulgent, completely private and exude a sense of luxury and
comfort from the real log fireplaces to the under floor heating in
The outstanding amenities include the multi-award winning Pezula
Spa & Gym, a boutique, library and games room, an elegant cigar
lounge, champagne and whisky bar and Zachary's gourmet
A paradise awaits sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Apart from the
Pezula Championship Golf Course, guests have access to the Private
Estate including the tennis courts, multi-sports oval and golf
driving range at the Field of Dreams, and the Barnyard &
Stables where guests meet for horse riding, nature trails through
the indigenous forests and canoe trips on the Noetzie River. A
shuttle service from the hotel also takes guests to secluded
Noetzie beach where the Castle awaits.
The many facilities at the hotel include the award-winning Spa,
boardrooms, gourmet restaurant, bars and lounges. Children are well
looked after and business executives can be assured that all their
needs will be taken care of. Guests who wish simply to relax and
enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings are encouraged to use
the Games Room and Library. Pezula is an unrivalled lifestyle
destination. It's the holiday within your vacation. It's the place
where you can finally kick off your shoes and relax. Experience
Spend 3 nights at Pezula Resort and Spa in a luxury suite
Day 20-23: Royal Malewane, Kruger Park, South Africa
Transfer from Pezula to George Airport for your flight via
Johannesburg to Royal Malewane.
Luxury meets the wild in the heart of Africa's finest bushveld
where Royal Malewane's expert guides and trackers ensure intimate
game experiences and close sightings of the big five. Sumptuous
dining is a signatory feature, as the lodge is the first to boast a
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Blazon for cuisine. Best of all, being
transported to the splendour of the African bushveld is effortless
with established and easily accessible flights & road
Each suite rests in harmony with its surroundings and has its
own viewing deck and plunge pools for complete privacy and
solitude. The Royal Malewane Spa and gym is the perfect refuge for
rejuvenation. You can even take a spa bath while looking out over
the African bush and marvelling at the breathtaking scenery. Indoor
and outdoor treatments are carried out by internationally qualified
Boasting unparalleled views, the Royal Malewane Suites are the
pinnacle of refinement and opulence. Luxurious appointments provide
a neo-classical refuge in the untamed bush. Six Suites each
accommodate two guests, wooden decks, rim-flow pool and thatched
gazebos. Palatial, air-conditioned bedroom/sitting rooms feature a
fireplace and canopied king-size bed, accompanied by an extravagant
bathroom with a window-side Victorian bath, and indoor and outdoor
showers. Elevated walkways link the suites to the main camp. Only
the wildlife witnesses guests relaxing in these private,
The Royal and Malewane Suites each accommodate four guests in
two en-suite bedrooms with private lounge and dining facilities.
The suites with their own private rim flow pools, decks and gazebos
are amongst the biggest and most luxurious in Africa. Complimentary
services include a private butler and chef, private game drives and
up to 4 complimentary massages per suite per day.
Spend 4 nights at Royal Malewane on a fully
Day 24: Departure
Depart Royal Malewane for your flight to Johannesburg to connect
to your flight home.