African Sky Safaris & Tours

Cape Town and Sabi Sand Safari - 7 Days

Tour Code: S6
Price Per Person: ZAR 58 080 - 65 230

The Cape Town and Sabi Sand Safari is an exclusive South Africa safari package which combines two of South Africa's top destinations. Cape Town is explored in the company of an experienced African Sky guide, before flying to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

At Lion Sands, two game drives are included in open 4x4 vehicles daily. The game drives are conducted by an experienced ranger and tracker. Meals are included on a full board basis. The Cape Grace and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge are two of the most exclusive properties in South Africa. This safari experience is aimed at the discerning traveling party who wishes to enjoy only the finest that South Africa has to offer.

Photo Gallery

An elephant moves among the trees at dusk.
Cheetah are among the rarer animals that can be spotted in Sabi Sand.
An elephant cools down with a spray of dust.
The picturesque landscape of the Cape.
Unspoilt wild beaches at Cape Point.
Colorful structures on the shores of Fish Hoek.

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Safari Highlights

  • Best hotels & lodges
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point
  • Cape Winelands
  • Open 4x4 game drives
  • Sabi Sand Safari
  • Big Five

South Africa Safari Itinerary

Day 1
Cape Town

Guests are met and welcomed on arrival at Cape Town International Airport, from where they are transferred to their hotel situated on the famous V&A Waterfront. Some time for relaxation is followed by a sunset champagne cruise in Table Bay. The cruise offers spectacular sunsets at sea, with the mass of Table Mountain towering over the city of Cape Town as a backdrop. The cruise also affords unsurpassed views of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for a large part of his 27-year sentence. Upon completion of the cruise guests are accompanied back to their hotel.
Overnight: Cape Grace
Meals:
Dinner

Day 2
Cape Town

The morning is devoted to a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain. The main feature of this mountain is a level plateau of 3km, bordered to the east by Devil's Peak and to the west by Lion's Head. Table Mountain is one of the most recognizable natural landmarks in the world. The cable car ride, which lasts about 5 minutes, offers exceptional views of the city of Cape Town. Upon reaching the summit, you may devote some time to visiting the different viewpoints, from which spectacular views of the Cape Peninsula may be enjoyed.

From Table Mountain, the tour makes its way to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The gardens cover an area of 528 hectares, with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. These gardens are a celebration of South African flora, showcasing only indigenous South African plants. Fynbos, proteas, cycads and rolling lawns are intermingled with streams and ponds. The gardens are home to a great diversity of indigenous birds, and some incredible views of Cape Town and the surrounding mountains may be enjoyed from the upper slopes. Following the Kirstenbosch visit, guests are returned to the hotel.
Overnight: Cape Grace
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3
Cape Town

Traveling along the N1 highway, the tour makes its way to the Paarl, where a visit is made to one of the notable wineries in this spectacular valley. Here the wine making process is explained and guests may also sample some of the wines produced here. The wine tour also includes an explanation of the ageing process during the production of these wines.

The tour then travels to the town of Franschhoek, which was established by the first French settlers in South Africa. The town is set amongst rugged mountains and surrounded by wineries where some of South Africa's finest wines are produced. We pay a short visit to one of the wineries in the Franschhoek Valley, before traveling on to Stellenbosch via the imposing Helshoogte Pass. Stellenbosch, with its oak-lined streets, is the second oldest town in South Africa and is considered the heart of the South African wine industry. A visit to one of the historic wineries in the Stellenbosch district is followed by a return journey to Cape Town.
Overnight: Cape Grace
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4
Sabi Sand

Breakfast is followed by a transfer to Cape Town Airport for a flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in the Lowveld, where guests are met and transferred to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The reserve borders the Kruger National Park and is home to many of the finest safari lodges in South Africa. Time for a late lunch and some relaxation is followed by a first afternoon safari. The game drive is conducted by a resident ranger and supported by a local tracker. Their intimate experience and knowledge of the behavior and habits of the different species in the area contribute to the success of sightings and make the safari very informative and interesting.
Overnight: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Meals:
Full Board

Day 5
Sabi Sand

Sunrise and hot coffee or tea precede a Sabi Sand safari led by your ranger. The highlight of the morning drive will be the chance to observe members of the Big Five in close proximity. Lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino all grace this wilderness area and the frequency of sightings is unparalleled. Even the leopard, which is the most elusive of Africa's predators, is spotted almost on a daily basis. The safari then returns to camp for a sumptuous breakfast before allotting guests some time for relaxation. The afternoon safari stretches into the evening. Large predators are at their most active during the late afternoon and early evening and the possibility of sighting one of the large cats going for the kill is sure to make for interesting campfire conversation.
Overnight: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Meals:
Full Board

Day 6
Sabi Sand

The ever-changing moods of this land will capture your soul as the day is once again devoted to two open 4x4 safaris, conducted by an experienced ranger and tracker in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The Sabi Sand is home to no fewer than 330 tree species, 45 fish species, 30 amphibian species, 110 reptile species, 500 bird species and an incredible 145 species of mammal. The wildlife sightings in the Sabi Sand are amongst the finest in Africa and it is especially notable that this private reserve offers the greatest frequency of leopard sightings on the African continent.
Overnight: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Meals:
Full Board

Day 7
Departure

A last morning game drive is followed by breakfast, after which guests are transferred to a local airstrip for a flight to Johannesburg where an unforgettable African safari experience comes to an end.
Overnight: None
Meals:
Breakfast

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