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Phinda vlei lodge extended dining deck 2400

Luxury Cape Town, Winelands and Safari Holiday

Inspirational safari trip to South Africa

Including not one, but 2 exclusive and ultra-luxurious safaris, as well as a stay in Cape Town and the picturesque Cape Winelands, this luxury holiday combines some of the best that South Africa has to offer.

Start by spending time in Cape Town exploring the many famous sights and follow that with a couple days really slowing down the pace and luxuriating in the gourmet food and wine of South Africa's spectacular vineyards. Then combine safaris in Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal and a private reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, flying between the 2 in a light aircraft. Both Phinda Vlei Lodge and Ngala Tented Camp offer the ultimate in luxurious accommodation as well as superb guiding and excellent game viewing.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - One & Only Cape Town, Cape Town
  • 2 nights - Leeu Estates, Winelands
  • 3 nights - Phinda Vlei Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
  • 3 nights - Ngala Tented Camp, Greater Kruger
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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One and only cape town wine tasting with a somelier 1280
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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive yourselves to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights

One & Only Cape Town
Bed & Breakfast | Marina Harbour Room
South Africa

One and only cape town penthouse master bedroom 1280
Leeu estates swimming pool and lounge area 1280
Leeu estates private hot tub 1280
Leeu estates manor house bar 1280
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Day 5 - 7

Today you will take the +- 1-hour drive to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

  • 2 nights

Leeu Estates
Bed & Breakfast | Classic Room
South Africa

Leeu estates executive suite with a terrace 1280
Phinda vlei lodge outdoor dining on the deck 1280
Phinda vlei lodge private plunge pool and deck 1280
Phinda vlei lodge guest dining room 1280
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Day 7 - 10

Return today to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Durban Airport. Here you will be met and driven the +-3.5-hour drive north to the private Phinda Game Reserve.

  • 3 nights

Phinda Vlei Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Suite
South Africa

Phinda vlei lodge guest suite 1280
Ngala tented camp sunrise breakfast 1280
Ngala tented camp outdoor shower 1280
Ngala tented camp sunset view from the deck 1280
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Day 10 - 13

Fly today via light aircraft to your next private game reserve in the Kruger region. A guide will be at the airstrip to take you to your camp.

  • 3 nights

Ngala Tented Camp
All Inclusive | Luxury Tent
South Africa

Ngala tented camp tented bedroom 1280

Day 13

Today you will join a light aircraft flight from Ngala to Johannesburg Airport where you will connect with your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) on safari
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Group C Hire Car (Toyota Corolla or similar) + GPS
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Petrol
  • Additional Driver’s Fee
  • Beverages with the exception of the safari
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Pangolin
    Pangolin
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries

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From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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