Spend 3 nights at a lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve.
“Nestled within the fenceless confines of the Greater Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s legendary reserves, the Timbavati Game Reserve. The protected areas of Kruger National Park is home to the largest concentration of free roaming mammals in Africa and because of the fenceless boundaries, many animals, including the Big Five, visit the Timbavati Game Reserve with ease. Wildlife is prolific, boasting more than 40 species of land mammals, 360 species of birds, 79 species of reptiles, 85 plant species and 49 species of fish; the Timbavati Game Reserve is a conservation sanctuary.
Although the landscape is abundant in African wildlife, the Timbavati Game Reserve has another major drawing card within the confines of the protected land. The world renowned White Lion of Timbavati wanders throughout the game reserve and visitors flock from across the world to get a glimpse of this majestic animal in its natural habitat. It is this land that roots the ancestral tree from which the world’s population of White Lion grew.
With the prolific wildlife of Kruger National Park roaming throughout the entire unfenced landscape, we at GreenLife Africa are quite certain that you will be able to marvel over at least four of Africa’s Big Five, depending on the duration of your stay of course.
Spend 3 nights at a lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
“Within the confines of the world famous Kruger National Park, wildlife rules the land and it is here where you will find some of Africa’s most exclusive five-star rated private game reserves. Flanked on the unfenced north and north-western border of the Greater Kruger National Park is where Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located.
This protected landscape is South Africa’s oldest and as such, the mature and reposed character adds to the unforgettable experience that is Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The reserve boasts some of Africa’s most luxuriantly chic game lodges and throughout the years, international recognition such as the Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award, Best Hotel in the World and Best Game lodge in Southern Africa has confirmed the superiority that radiates from Sabi Sands.
Spend 2 nights in the Cape Winelands.
“Wine lover or not, no trip to the Western Cape would be complete without experiencing the exquisite elegance of the Cape Winelands. Maturing for more than 350 years, Cape wines have been internationally recognized and have been commended by the prestigious World Wine Awards as producing some of the best white and red wine in the world.
From Stellenbosch, to Paarl and Franschhoek, the picturesque landscapes are charmingly antique. Shades of earth fill the scene with deep dark forest greens, moss, pine, sap and light greens stretching out across the lands delicately spaced seriesed vines, contrasting sharply against the backdrop of elevated valley mountains.
Experience the history of South African wines and the culture that surrounds it; explore the many charming antique estates with their Cape Dutch architecture blending seamlessly into the beauty of nature. Sample the large selection of Estate wines and learn about the varied tastes while on tour. Drift into a state of marvel and bliss as you rise above the ground and sweep across the vast country side in a hot air balloon.
Obviously, where there is award winning wine, there is exquisite dining and the Cape Winelands do not fall short on amazing dining experiences. Fine dining is a part of life in the winelands and with such a large collection of chic, classy and succulent venues to choose from, you are truly spoilt with choice.
Spend 2 nights in the Hermanus and Overberg.
“Caressed by both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, eastward from the rage of Cape Town City and southward from the elegance of Cape Winelands, you will find the lush hills and valleys of the Overberg. The region is a rural sanctum of natural diversity; distant mountains, abundant in bird life, abundant varieties of plant and animal species, and of course, gorgeous sun kissed sandy shores. Scattered within the confines of the Overberg are many quaint towns and fishing villages, each with their own hidden jewels just waiting to be discovered by you.
The most well known among these towns is Hermanus; famously known as Africa’s best land-based vantage point to view the magnificent southern right whale. The giant marine dwellers grace the coastal waters of the Overberg to breed and calve from June to November each year. The cliffs around Hermanus form excellent vantage points where you will get a chance to see these gigantic creatures sailing through and breaching the surface of the water, or creating major splashes as they lobtail and spyhop along the coast. The Overberg and its many towns are ideal to get away from the craze of city life and revitalize while enjoy the calming landscapes and coastal treasures.
Spend 3 nights in Cape Town.
Known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a unique metropolis filled with a vibrantly modern city atmosphere, surrounded by magnificently alluring beaches, and overlooked by a mystical guardian; the gigantic Table Mountain. The city is currently Africa’s most popular tourist attraction and has recently been voted as the world’s top holiday destination. So you can expect nothing less than the best; world class infrastructure and an array of exciting activities that are sure to leave you with memorable experiences.
Other remarkable treasures and renowned historical landmarks include Robben Island and the Castle of Good Hope. Entertainment and nightlife is a big part of the Cape Town experience. To get you in the mood, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is always brimming with excitement; from chic boutique stores to lavish cocktail lounges, or unwind in the classy ambience of one of many dinning venues.
Cape Town is truly a remarkable example of historical vigour and modern extravagance intertwined with breathtaking landscapes; all guarded by a diverse cultural heritage. Better yet, combine your stay with a safari and explore the African wilderness in a nearby South African national park.