Singita Boulders Lodge
Rates below are for the time period Jan 15th through to April 30th.Travel out of these dates can be quoted.
This package at the hotels used below cannot be guaranteed for the dates 8-14 February 2016 due to a large International Conference in Cape Town.
Add ons to these packages can be created as well.
For the Safari portion we offer you the choice of 2 Luxury Lodges,and for the Cape Town lodging,we offer you the choice of 3 Luxury Boutique Hotels.
Depart New York on Business Class Air.
On arrival at OR Tambo (Johannesburg) airport,on entering the arrival hall, look out for our representative.
They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it. They will transfer you from the airport to the Federal Air Terminal.
For those that would like a VIP UPGRADE, as described below ..Please request it.
Upon arrival a representative from BidAir Services will be collecting you from the airplane and transfer you to the main airport building.
The representative will accompany you through passport control and baggage collection. Afterwards, you will be transferred from the main airport building to the Federal Air charter flight terminal.
Johannesburg Airport to Singita charter flight .
Please note that the 20kg luggage allowance will be strictly enforced. Your luggage needs to be in soft bags so that it can be stored in the base or back of the plane.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
A safari is nearly always an important part of a holiday in Southern Africa – words cannot describe the thrill of tracking a leopard on the hunt or observing a breeding herd of elephants at a waterhole. The Sabi Sands, the Timbavati and the Manyeleti private game reserves all share an open border with the Kruger so animals move freely.
The 65,000 ha Sabi Sands is considered to have some of the best Big Five game-viewing in the country with an open border with the Kruger so animals move freely in and out.
Due to a long history of sensitive game-viewing, the animals are mostly relaxed allowing superb game-viewing, especially of leopard
So diverse is its habitat and wildlife that you have an excellent chance of experiencing close encounters with the ‘Big 5’ – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – as well as many species of antelope, several dog-like species including spotted hyena and cape hunting dog, jackal, and a variety of smaller mammals.
The Sabi Sands comprises a number of private game lodges which cooperate in conserving their valuable heritage. Some of the world’s finest game lodges are found here, together with some less well-known bush camps. This is an intimate and informative experience.
You enjoy game drives in open-vehicle game drives with an experienced ranger and a local Shangaan tracker who work together to give you a deeper understanding of the wildlife and the natural cycles of the bush.
Drives are in the early morning and late afternoon when game is most likely to be active. Tracking Africa’s big game, the evening safari departs after afternoon tea.
After enjoying the bush sunset, the evening holds a sense of anticipation as the rare and elusive nocturnal species begin to hunt.
The evening meal is often enjoyed in a ‘boma’ or even in the bush around an open fire, which many guests feel is a particularly evocative treat.
Singita Boulders Lodge – River Suite – 3 nights
|Includes:||2016: Full Board & Game Activities (twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris – accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), all beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, excluding French Champagne), archery, return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodge, laundry service, tourism levy|
Singita is one of the world’s finest, most exclusive safari lodges. Expert guiding is underpinned by fine cuisine, a superb cellar and unsurpassed service.
Boulders Lodge has a contemporary African ambience with strong Eastern influences and the floor to ceiling glass walls bring the bush into the lodge.
The lodge has nine beautifully-appointed air-conditioned suites with separate lounge and bedroom, opulent bathrooms with bath and outdoor shower.
The expansive teak deck contains a private plunge pool. The Bush Spa and gym offers an indulgent personal treatment programme, whilst the Trading Store showcases Africa’s finest artworks and decorative ware.
We strongly recommend that you pre-book any treatment at the Spa to avoid disappointment. Treatment Menus can be sent to you on request.
Singita Ebony Lodge – Suite – 3 nights
|Includes:||Full Board & Game Activities (twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris – accompanied by experienced guides and trackers), all beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, excluding French Champagne), archery, return road transfers between the Singita airstrip and the lodge, laundry service, tourism levy|
Singita continues to maintain its worldwide repute as one of the World’s finest and most exclusive safari camps. Singita Ebony is set in the dappled shade of an Ebony forest on the banks of the Sand River with beautiful views down to the river.
The lodge combines vibrant tribal colour with a warm colonial ambience. Accommodation is in beautifully-appointed suites with separate lounge and bedroom, large windowed bathrooms, free standing baths, and an open air shower.
The large, raised private patio has a plunge pool. The lodge has a small well-appointed gymnasium and a personal heath consultant is on hand for massages and facials.
We strongly recommend that you pre-book any treatment at the Spa to avoid disappointment. Treatment Menus can be sent to you on request.
After your last morning game drive and breakfast you are transferred to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Cape Town.
On arrival at Cape Town airport, look out for our representative. They will be holding a name-board with your surname on it. They will then transfer you from the airport to your hotel. This will take approx. 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Cape Grace – Luxury Room – 4 nights
|Includes:||Bed & Breakfast, tourism levy
VALUE ADDS : Use of the hot spa area (steam room, sauna, rain and body shower), 24 hour use of in-house Fitness Studio, complimentary limited wireless internet access (1GB per room per day), morning coffee/tea with wake-up calls, morning local newspaper on request, use of in-room iPod docking stations, use of Xbox and collection of DVDs (available on request), complimentary shower rooms with standard guest amenities available for early arrivals and late departures, over-night shoe shine service, use of boardroom – seats 14 people (subject to availability), luxury chauffeur transfers within the City Bowl (10km radius) from 07:00 to 23:00 (subject to availability), Cape Wine Experience (introduction to Wines of the Cape), port and sherry in library between 18:00 and 22:00
The Cape Grace has something of the atmosphere of a ‘country house’ hotel, yet it’s situated on a private quay overlooking the yacht marina in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Signal restaurant is a vibrant combination of friendly, seamless service, relaxed atmosphere and culinary flair, reflecting a modern South African influence.
Bascule Whisky Bar and Wine Cellar on the water’s edge provides the ideal setting in which to sample the largest collection of whiskies in the Southern Hemisphere.
Other facilities include a well-stocked library, an enticing African-influenced Spa, brand new gym and a heated outdoor pool. Special services are offered to all guests such as personalised picnic baskets for an afternoon on the beach and romantic special touches for honeymoon couples.
Well-appointed and elegant, the 120 spacious rooms and suites have French doors inviting the mountain and maritime views in; as well as sitting area, walk-in dressing room, air-conditioning, TV, telephone, Internet access and minibar.
The impeccable, yet friendly, service and refined taste throughout the hotel make the Cape Grace the discerning choice.
The Table Bay Hotel – Superior Luxury Room – 4 nights
|Includes:||Bed & Breakfast, tourism levy|
The Table Bay in the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town is an unashamedly luxurious hotel, from the deep sofas in the sitting rooms, and burnished mahogany in the cocktail bar to the marbled bathrooms.
The 329 air-conditioned rooms overlook either Table Mountain or the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. All feature luxurious walk-in cupboards, butler stations, television and video, en suite bathrooms with separate showers and marble vanity units, internet connectivity and biznet.
Other delights include chamber music in the lounge, live jazz in the Conservatory restaurant every Sunday, vibrant cocktail bar, large heated swimming pool and health club and spa.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa – Luxury Room – 4 nights
|Includes:||Bed & Breakfast, tourism levy|
The intimate Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is ideal if you’re looking for a romantic yet fun hotel with a distinctly glamourous feel to it.
Five minutes drive from Camps Bay and sandwiched between the 12 Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, it has enough on offer to keep you happily ensconced there all day with the top-of-the-range Spa, a breath-taking garden magically perched above the ocean, walking trails up the mountain complete with picnic spots, two heated outdoor pools and Jacuzzis.
The Twelve Apostles offers a choice of dining options. The Azure Restaurant on the first floor gives you the option of dining on the terrace with its seductive sea-views and magnificent sunsets. It offers an innovative Fynbos-inspired tasting menu amidst other dishes including Cape fusion dishes.
The chef also identifies healthy eating options on the menu. The Leopard cocktail bar and lounge is a great place to relax before dinner or enjoy your pre-dinner drinks on the terrace overlooking ‘The View’.
Live entertainment ensures a good vibe. In contrast the Cafe Grill overlooking the gardens is perfect for a light lunch or tea.
The rooms and suites have all the amenities that you would expect from a five star hotel; the 70 luxurious air-conditioned rooms each have television, telephone, DVD player and minibar, international adaptors, complimentary high speed internet connection, air-conditioning, electronic safe and are located in four different wings and the ‘skylighted’ interlinking corridors are bright and refreshing.
The classic rooms (33m²) offer an outlook patio overlooking the indigenous garden (no views). Mountain facing rooms are the same size and overlook the Twelve Apostles Mountain range. Luxury rooms (40m²) have partial sea and mountain views whilst the Superior Sea facing Suites (55m²) are split-level open plan design with a sunken lounge area and a full sea view.
There’s lots of unique features at the Twelve Apostles Hotel which we really like such as the 16-seater private movie theatre, complete with milkshakes and popcorn machine on hand; the massage pavilion in the garden for alfresco massage and beauty treatments, the extensive DVD library to choose from, even beach bags in the room ready for use …
The outside gardens of the 12 Apostles are indigenous fynbos mountain gardens with a two heated swimming pools, one overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a heated rock swimming pool in the garden with cascading fountain. There are a couple of walking trails set out in their mountain reserve with picnic tables and hammocks en route.
The award winning Sanctuary Spa at the Twelve Apostles Hotel is one of the best in Cape Town and is justifiably popular with hotel guests. It offers the full range of treatments including hydrotherapy options with additional facilities such as a brine pool, various Jacuzzis, a rasoul chamber, sauna and steam rooms. It is complemented by a fitness room.
Complimentary shuttles are offered to the V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay on a regular basis from 8am to 9pm. Alternatively why not enjoy a wonderful helicopter ride into Cape Town which is available at very reasonable cost?
Private Table Mountain, City and Constantia Valley full day tour
|Includes:||English speaking driver/guide, entrance fees to the Castle & two museums, Table Mountain tickets and lunch at Kombuis Kitchen|
You are collected for your private tour at approx 9am. We depart for a comprehensive city orientation tour starting with a trip up Table Mountain by cable car for a panoramic view of the whole of the Cape Peninsula.
There is time for a short walk at the summit to admire the incredible scenery. Note that the cable car ascent is weather dependent, but has been included.
Afterwards you travel into the city where you first see the Castle of Good Hope, the original fort of Cape Town built in 1652 and now painstakingly restored.
From there you continue to the historic centre of Cape Town with its many 18th century buildings where there is time to visit two of Cape Town’s museums and you may like to enjoy a stroll through the Company Gardens past the Parliament buildings.
Finally you explore the picturesque Malay quarter, a historic sector of the city with original Malay buildings and narrow streets before ending the tour back at the hotel approx 4 hours later.
We depart from the city and head for the Constantia Winelands to discover the oldest, most enduring vineyard region in the Cape. The name refers to the valley stretching from Wynberg Hill to Silvermine Mountain, Tokai.
You drive to Groot Constantia, fit with the finest Cape Dutch architecture. Guests have the option of doing a cellar tour in addition to a wine tasting from the selection on offer. From here we move on to Klein Constantia for wine-tasting where the philosophy is founded on quality rather than quantity, reflected in the wines.
Your tour leads you to Steenberg, ‘Mountain of Stone’ which has a romantic ring, but the original name was even more beautiful: it was called ‘Swaaneweide’ – The Feeding Place of Swans. The estate boasts a 5-star hotel and numerous dining experiences.
Please note: Tours are subject to change in directions and number of estates visited due to time constraints.
Private Peninsula scenic full day tour
English-speaking Satour guide, entrances, air-conditioned vehicle, standard lunch
Funicular train tickets
Our full day private Cape Peninsula tour includes a scenic coastal drive along Chapmans Peak; the Cape of Good Hope National Park and Cape Point; viewing the Penguins at Boulders Bay; Simonstown historical naval base and ends with the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
We collect you in the early morning and then travel along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard through the chic suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay, and on to the scenic fishing village of Hout Bay. (An optional extra would be to take short 30 minute boat cruise to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island.)
Next you enjoy a scenic drive along the famous Chapmans Peak drive – if open – as it hugs the cliffside with a 200m drop on one side and a 200m rise on the other.
This is without a doubt one of the world’s most spectacular mountain passes.
You continue south to reach the Cape of Good Hope National Park. Explore the rocky coastline and unique Cape Fynbos vegetation which is home to unique birdlife such as African black oystercatchers and Cape sugarbirds amongst others.
You may be lucky to see wildlife such as the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, ostrich and baboon. Climb up to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical views over the bay. Alternatively you can take the funicular train as an optional extra.
After lunch you visit the unique penguin colonies at Boulders beach for an exciting close encounter with African Penguins – often a highlight of the tour.
Drive through the historical naval village of Simonstown and over yet another spectacular mountain pass, Boyes Drive, and on to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens – some of the finest gardens in Africa nestling on the lower slopes of Table Mountain.
We walk through the gardens where 4,000 of the 22,000 Southern African flowering plants are cultivated in a setting of mountain streams, pools and rolling lawns.
You are dropped off at your hotel having seen the best the Cape has to offer.
Optional excursions include a boat cruise to Duiker Island, a visit to the World of Birds in Hout Bay, a ride on a camel at Imhoffs farm, horse-riding on Noordhoek beach or a visit to the ostrich farm close to the Cape of Good Hope.
However if you add too much, you have not have time to see everything or you may have to rush too much. If you wish to do some of these excursions, we suggest that you leave Kirstenbosch Gardens for another day.
All entrances for the optional excursions are for your own account.
Private Winelands Countryside full day tour
|Includes:||English-speaking Satour-registered guide, air-conditioned minibus, tastings & entrances|
Today you enjoy a private tour to the Cape Winelands for a leisurely exploration of the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek as well as wine tasting at local wine estates. The majestic scenery of the winelands is unparalleled so even if you don’t drink wine, the countryside and history make it well worth the visit.
A combination of the favourable effects of the two major ocean currents meeting off the Cape makes the climate in the area perfect for the acres of vineyards. The stunning backdrop of the mountains, the tree-lined streets and the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads all blend in tranquil harmony.
The exact wine estates to be visited will vary for each private tour as everyone has their own preference in wine. Your guide will discuss all the options with you and select the best wine estates to visit. The tastings will include high quality (and often award winning) red and white wines.
Depending on which estates you are visiting, the order of the tour will vary so the description below should be seen as a guide only. You are collected at approx 9am and head to one of the wine estates. Here is the perfect opportunity to experience the rich historical and architectural traditions of the region.
After a tour through their cellars, there’s a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as perhaps a cheese tasting.
Next you lead to the picturesque village of Franschhoek which is set in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountain. Enjoy some of its many interesting shops and boutiques and visit a second wine estate for some more wine tasting.
Lunch will be at one of the spectacular award-winning winelands restaurants. After lunch, you head to Stellenbosch. It is easy to see why Simon Van Der Stel decided to build a village in such an idyllic spot.
The Cape Dutch architecture along the oak-lined streets and the many alfresco cafes give Stellenbosch a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. We return to Cape Town in the late afternoon. This tour does not take place on Sunday.
As this is a private tour, you have the freedom to adapt this tour by choosing specific wine estates to visit or by adding optional excursions such as horse-riding or walking through the vineyards, visiting the Franschhoek Motor Museum or Butterfly World.
In Stellenbosch you can visit the Village museum – a collection of preserved houses which gives an insight into the lives of the early settlers in Stellenbosch through to the Victorian era – or nearby Spier Wine estate with its Eagle Encounters tour and arts & crafts market.
Alternatively you can enjoy the Cheetah Encounters programme near Somerset West. Remember that if you add too much, you may have to rush too much or miss out on a second wine estate.
All additional entrances or excursions are for your own account.
Cape Town City to Cape Town Airport private road transfer
Today you are collected by your guide for a private transfer to Cape Town Airport. This transfer will take approx 30 minutes depending on traffic.
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