South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia Luxury Safari

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Why You Should Go

Start in Cape Town, which we consider to be the most picturesque city in all of Africa, due to its fusion of astonishing physical beauty and an eclectic 21st-century urban lifestyle. Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain serves a dramatic backdrop for this ethnically diverse city. An impromptu Zulu dance, the cobble-stoned streets of the Muslim Bo Kaap community, and Dutch architecture are just some cultural immersions that await you. After a taste of both urban and natural landscapes, you will journey the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With a meticulously constructed conservation program, the Okavango Delta is perhaps the best region in Africa to see the likes of African bush elephants, black and white Rhinos, the spotted hyenas, and the African wild dog to name a few! Cap your visit in Namibia, an excellent juxtaposition to Botswana, having the oldest desert on the planet. Such an expansive landscape, Namibia is a kaleidoscope of environments from the white saltpans of Etosha, red dunes of Sossuvlei, and isolated beaches of the Skeleton Coast.

Best Travel Time:  Spring Summer Fall Winter

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Hoanib Camp Picnic

Sample Itinerary

9 Days

Please note that all of the itineraries listed in our web site are actual private tour itineraries we have prepared for clients over the past 12-18 months. By the very nature of what we do, each private tour itinerary is custom, exclusive and unique unto itself. Our over-riding goal is to create lifelong memories that you and your family will forever carry deep within your hearts.

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Day 1

Fly to Cape Town
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assisted with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Cape Town Water Front
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Day 2

Arrive Cape Town
Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be privately transferred to Cap Grace Hotel.

Meals:
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Cape Town
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Day 3

Cape Town Private Tour
Your days begins with 25 minute ride from the Victoria Alfred Waterfront to the world UNESCO site of Robben Island, which served as a prison for 450 years. You then tour the Atlantic seaboard along Camp’s Bay to Table Mountain. A cable to the summit of Table Mountain leads you to spectacular view of Cape Town.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Cable Car to Table Mountain
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Day 4

Cape Town Private Touring
After breakfast at Cape Grace you will be picked up by your local guide and drive for a full day tour of Cape Point, located on the south-western tip of the African continent. Notwithstanding our many world travels, we feel Cape Point offers some of the most spectacular ocean/mountain scenery in the world. Traveling through the Cape of Good Hope Reserve you may see zebras, elands, bontenoks, and jackass penguins. As you travel back to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, you may opt to stop at the National Botanic Garden, recently voted on of the top ten gardens in the world (by curators of Kew Gardens in London!).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Cape of Good Hope
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Day 5

Drive Cape Town/Franschhoek
With its deep, rich Dutch legacy and strong French influence, the Franschhoek Valley is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost areas for food and wine. We agree!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: La Quartier Francis

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Wine Farm
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Day 6

Franschhoek Winelands Private Tour
The Western Cape is blessed with a climate, which enables world-class wines to be made here in the midst of scenery and historic estates, which even jaded eyes agree are breathtakingly beautiful.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Le Quartier Francais

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Winelands
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Day 7

Drive Franschhoek/Cape Town + Fly Cape Town/Maun/Okavango Delta
Upon arrival, you will be privately transferred to Chief’s Camp in the animal rich Okavango Delta.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Chief’s Camp

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Okavango Delta Aerial
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Day 8 – Day 11

Safari at Chief’s Camp
Expert guides will share their extensive wildlife knowledge while providing you with the awe-inspiring opportunity to view roaming lions, antelope, zebras, buffalo, and wild dogs. You will even get to enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Lion Cubs on Game Drive
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Day 12

Fly Okavango Delta/Maun/Windhoek
Welcome to Namibia! You will have a forced overnight Hotel Hoanib before your much anticipated stay at Hoanib Camp.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Hotel Heinitzburg

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Windhoek Silhouette
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Day 13

Fly Windhoek/Skeleton Coast
Known as the “The Land God Made in Anger” by the Khosian bushman, Skeleton Coast harbours is ghostly environment harboring the skeletal remains of whales, shipwrecks, and footprints of elusive animals.

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Desert-Adapted Elephants
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Day 14-15

Hoanib Camp Skeleton Coast

You will have numerous opportunities to embark on game drives, nature walks, skeleton coast excursion, and even interact with wildlife researchers. You also may take a day trip to a desert oasis, where desert animals collect.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:

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Hoanib Camp Exterior
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Day 16

Fly Skeleton Coast/Windhoek + Fly Windhoek/Johannesburg/U.S. 

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations:

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Skeleton Coast Guide

Hotels

This 120-room luxury property has been our favorite hotel in Cape Town for quite some time, with much positive client feed-back. Cape Grace is located on a private yacht basin on the city’s Victoria/Alfred water front. The rooms here are particularly large, with each room decorated with Cape Dutch antiques and man-made fabrics. We particularly enjoyed the library with its warm, open fireplace. Nice 45 foot outdoor pool and a very lovely spa (with panoramic views!)

Cape Grace Hotel

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This 120-room luxury property has been our favorite hotel in Cape Town for quite some time, with much positive client feed-back. Cape Grace is located on a private yacht basin on the city’s Victoria/Alfred water front. The rooms here are particularly large, with each room decorated with Cape Dutch antiques and man-made fabrics. We particularly enjoyed the library with its warm, open fireplace. Nice 45 foot outdoor pool and a very lovely spa (with panoramic views!).

A short walk to the center of lovely Franschhoek with its many restaurants and shops, the luxury 21-room Le Quartier Francais is our most frequently requested 5-Star properties in the Cape Wineland area. All the rooms here are spacious and feature wood-burning fireplaces and baths (with heated floors!), as well as all the usual amenities of a luxury manor. We particularly like the rooms’ airy, open windows and the hotel’s understated sense of luxury and personal service. A nice pool and beautiful, lush grounds add to the “oasis” feeling at Le Quartier. A new dining concept is being introduced here in August of 2017. Updates will follow way ahead of your February 2018 arrival.

Le Quartier France

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A short walk to the center of lovely Franschhoek with its many restaurants and shops, the luxury 21-room Le Quartier Francais is our most frequently requested 5-Star properties in the Cape Wineland area. All the rooms here are spacious and feature wood-burning fireplaces and baths (with heated floors!), as well as all the usual amenities of a luxury manor. We particularly like the rooms’ airy, open windows and the hotel’s understated sense of luxury and personal service. A nice pool and beautiful, lush grounds add to the “oasis” feeling at Le Quartier. A new dining concept is being introduced here in August of 2017. Updates will follow way ahead of your February 2018 arrival.

Chief’s camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 10 1,500 sq. ft. luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer (!)

Notwithstanding the Chief’s extensive renovation and reopening June 1st, one thing has not changed: Chief’s extraordinary location and game-rich Moremi Island. The game-viewing here includes all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. ft.  You should also very much enjoy the pizza lunches from camp’s new pizza oven (!).

Chief’s Camp

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Chief’s camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 10 1,500 sq. ft. luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer (!)

Notwithstanding the Chief’s extensive renovation and reopening June 1st, one thing has not changed: Chief’s extraordinary location and game-rich Moremi Island. The game-viewing here includes all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. ft.  You should also very much enjoy the pizza lunches from camp’s new pizza oven (!).

Similar to Chief’s and Vumbura Camps in the Botswana during the year-end and summer seasons, availability at the luxury 7-suite Hoanib Camp on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is limited and must be requested at least one year in advance. Set in a private concession area, the stark desert landscape here us an otherworldly contrast from the Okavango Delta of Botswana. It is truly a wonderful experience to see elephants, lions, giraffe, and hyena roaming the dunes of this arid environment. Another big plus is its 4-hour drive distance from Namibia’s shoreline, dotted with Cape fur seal colonies! Based on the area’s limited rainfall, Hoanib Camp is a year-round destination, although the local guides feel March to May offers the most idyllic conditions for lush, game-viewing. With no WiFi here, this is a place where you’re temporarily off the grid!

Hoanib Camp

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Similar to Chief’s and Vumbura Camps in the Botswana during the year-end and summer seasons, availability at the luxury 7-suite Hoanib Camp on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia is limited and must be requested at least one year in advance. Set in a private concession area, the stark desert landscape here us an otherworldly contrast from the Okavango Delta of Botswana. It is truly a wonderful experience to see elephants, lions, giraffe, and hyena roaming the dunes of this arid environment. Another big plus is its 4-hour drive distance from Namibia’s shoreline, dotted with Cape fur seal colonies! Based on the area’s limited rainfall, Hoanib Camp is a year-round destination, although the local guides feel March to May offers the most idyllic conditions for lush, game-viewing. With no WiFi here, this is a place where you’re temporarily off the grid!

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Location

Overview

South Africa
Population
50.7 Million
Language
English/Afrikaans/Sesotho/Setswana
Currency
Rand
Temperature
Highs: Low 80’s
Lows: Low 60’s
Area
1.22 Million SQ KM
470,693 SQ MILES
Capital
Johannesburg
Botswana
Population
2 Million
Language
English, Setswana
Currency
Pula
Temperature
Highs: Low 90’s
Lows: Mid 60’s
Area
581,730 SQ KM
224, 607 SQ MILES
Capital
Gaborone
Namibia
Population
2.5 Million
Language
English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama
Currency
Namibian Dollar
Temperature
Highs: Mid 70’s
Lows: High 50’s
Area
824,292 SQ KM
318, 261 SQ MILES
Capital
Windhoek

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