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Signature Adventure Experience (10 Days)

Pilanesberg National Park| Franschhoek| Western Cape| Magaliesberg Mountains| Gauteng| South Africa| Mpumalanga Highlands| Cape Town
  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Terms and Conditions

Overview

Introduction

The Adventure Experience Series is just that – adventure, exactly as it should be experienced. Decades in the making, this experience will delight your senses and excite your soul with the destination’s vibrance, its flavour, its people, its culture and history, as well as its unique flora and fauna. When you think of adventure, this experience is what you will remember for a lifetime.

This 10-day Signature Adventure Experience Tour showcases some of South Africa's most scenic regions - the world’s third largest canyon, spectacular waterfalls, an intimate interaction with the majestic elephant, the Big 5 and an incredible variety of wildlife during guided game drives in Songimvelo Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park, the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town and world renowned Cape Winelands. Included are 21 excursions; 26 meals and the gratuities; a dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable driver and local guide; guided game drives in an open 9-seat off-road vehicle in Songimvelo (an upgrade is available for the Pilanesberg). Single travellers don't pay a supplement fee and you can pick any week of the year to travel. We have thought of everything so relax and focus on enjoying the trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation

1 Night Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa

Room: Luxury Lodge Rooms
Seasons Golf, Leisure and Spa can be found in the heart of the South African bushveld. With 300 acres of indigenous beauty on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains, ...

2 Nights Humala River Lodge

Room: Humala River Lodge Rooms
Humala River Lodge is situated within the greater Songimvelo Game Reserve – a 49 000ha paradise in the malaria-free Mpumalanga province bordering Swaziland. Here you’ll find yourself off-the-grid. It’...

2 Nights Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa

Room: Luxury Lodge Rooms
Seasons Golf, Leisure and Spa can be found in the heart of the South African bushveld. With 300 acres of indigenous beauty on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains, ...

4 Nights Inverness Resort

Room: One Bedroom Apartment
Inverness apartments are conveniently located in Sea Point and provide the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town. The spacious, studio and 1 bedroom units are fully equipped for ...

Itinerary

+ Day 1

Your tour representative will meet you upon your arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and take you to Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa hidden among 300 acres of indigenous vegetation on the northern slopes of the Magaliesburg Mountains. Here you will have the afternoon to spend at your leisure. Enjoy the resort’s spa, play a few rounds of golf, or for something completely different, settle in at the bird viewing hide. The Magaliesburg is an important bird area with 450 species, including the Cape vulture, black stork, and white-backed night heron, making their home here. Dinner is provided at the resort.
Overnight:  Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 2

After breakfast, you will move across to the Humala River Lodge deep within the Songimvelo Game Reserve. ‘Songimvelo’ means ‘we are conserving nature’ in the siSwati language. This park forms part of the nearly 170 000-hectare Songimvelo-Malolotja Transfrontier Conservation Area straddling the northern border of Swaziland and the south eastern border of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. It’s a World Heritage Site as it has the best-preserved volcanic and sedimentary rock formations in the world which date back well over 3 billion years and are decorated with some of the world’s oldest Rock Art. Afternoon tea will set you up nicely for your first sunset game drive to experience first-hand the twilight beauty of the African bush and her wild creatures. Then it’s back to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight:  Humala River Lodge or similar 

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 3

Rising before dawn is a necessity if you want to see wildlife as they are most active in the cool early mornings or late afternoons. Strong coffee and one of South Africa’s iconic snacks, homemade rusks, will be served to see you through your game drive to brunch. Game drives are the best way to experience the reserves spectacular scenery and extraordinary wildlife. And each game drive is unique and unpredictable. After brunch you will have the afternoon to laze around, go swimming or enjoy a guided bush hike to see the bushmen paintings. Afternoon tea and then a sunset game drive is topped off with sundowners under the Southern night sky awash with stars; glimmering constellations not seen in the Northern Hemisphere. Back at the lodge, you will be treated to a mesmerising Swazi Dance Performance before a delicious dinner.
Overnight:  Humala River Lodge or similar 

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 4

Your home for the next 2 days will be the Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa in Magaliesberg where you will head after breakfast at the lodge. Once there, and after you have settled in, the Harties Cableway will carry you to the top of the Magaliesberg Mountains. While enjoying lunch on the mountain, you can take in the scenery of the Hartbeestport Dam, the valley and the surrounding mountains thanks to the panoramic views. A trip to the Lion and Safari Park will get you up-close and personal, even hand-feeding some of Africa’s best-loved animals. Then it’s a slow meander back to the hotel for dinner, and, if you wish, an evening spent enjoying amenities at Seasons.
Overnight:  Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 5

With an early departure including breakfast on-the-go, your destination today is the Pilanesberg National Park for a Big 5 game drive. The 50 000 hectares of this Park are ancient, even by geological time scales, filled with hills, valleys, and broken rock country. Formed by a massive volcanic eruption nearly 1 300 million years ago, it is the site of one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world. The remnants of the explosion can still be seen today. The creation of the Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. Many long-vanished species were re-introduced so you can expect frequent sightings of the Big 5 on your game drive. The Park is the perfect place to enjoy lunch in the middle of the game drive. Once the game drive is over, it’s back to the Seasons so you can freshen up for a uniquely South African farewell dinner.
Overnight:  Seasons Sport Leisure & Spa or similar 

Activities and Services

+ Day 6

A leisurely breakfast awaits you before heading to Lanseria International Airport for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arriving in the Mother City, you will be whisked out to Three Anchor Bay and your fully equipped, self-catering, serviced condo at Inverness Resort. This is the perfect base from which to discover Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands. It’s also a short drive from Inverness Resort to the busy retail, dining and entertainment district – the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (V&A). Later that evening, enjoy the lazy sunset while having a scrumptious dinner on the Sea Point Promenade where afterwards you can take a leisurely stroll - a great way to mark your arrival in South Africa’s Mother City and the start of your new adventure.
Overnight:  Inverness Resort or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 7

After breakfast at the V&A Waterfront, your Adventure begins at the Shimansky Diamond Experience. Discover a diamond’s journey from the Earth’s core to sparkling gem. From the depths of the Earth to the depths of the Ocean, your next stop is the Two Oceans Aquarium. Meet the creatures which inhabit both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans which meet at the southernmost tip of Africa. After lunch at the V&A Waterfront, you rise above the city in a rotating cable car to the top of Cape Town’s most iconic natural landmark – Table Mountain. At 3563 feet above sea-level, it’s one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Settled within the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of only 6 Floral Kingdoms in the world, and the most diverse, Table Mountain is a place of myth, legend, and spectacular views! The Hop-On-Hop-Off bus which will take you to Table Mountain and back again hosts the rest of your day’s adventure and will allow you to experience all that cosmopolitan Cape Town has to offer. Dinner that evening will be at GOLD Restaurant, complete with a djembe drum performance and a 14-dish tasting menu. Each dish is based on African culinary traditions and storytelling.
Overnight:  Inverness Resort or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 8

What better way to start your day than breakfast in the winelands surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Hills. The relaxed atmosphere sets you up for a delicious day of food, cheese, and wine, all produced on the centuries-old vineyards of the region. Here is where you will find some of South Africa’s finest wines and beautiful architecture. Nestled among the green and fruitful vines are stunning examples of the area’s Cape Dutch homes. If you like cheese, then you’ll find the cheese tasting opportunities a delight as the region produces a vast range of both cow and goat milk cheeses. Following trails of flowers and wildlife winding their way through the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve overlooking the Franschoek Valley will help you build up your appetite once more as they lead to another foodie delight. After that, if you can eat another bite, you’ll travel along South Africa’s Golden Mile overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to dinner.
Overnight:  Inverness Resort or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 9

After a delightful breakfast in Camps Bay, this full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula begins with a drive of never-ending breath-taking scenery along the Atlantic Seaboard, stretching from the V&A Waterfront to your first stop in Hout Bay. Here, you can explore the largest bird park in Africa - World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park. From Hout Bay, a quaint village with a fishing harbour, a 40-minute cruise charter takes you past the famous Maori Bay Wreck, to the protected home of thousands of wild Cape Fur Seals - Duiker Island Seal Colony. After lunch in Hout Bay Harbour, you journey beyond Simon's Town to Boulders Beach, including a photo-stop at Chapman's Peak. The highlight at Boulders Beach is the colony of vulnerable African Penguins in their natural habitat. Then, take in the countryside en-route to the southern point of the Cape Peninsula. Here three promontories tower over 200 metres above the sea - Cape of Good Hope, Cape Maclear and Cape Point. The Cape Point Funicular Railway takes you to the old lighthouse and panoramic views at the summit of Cape Point. After dinner, in the heart of Constantia, you will be returned to your hotel for the night.
Overnight:  Inverness Resort or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 10

Depending on your schedule, enjoy a healthy and filling breakfast, either in Cape Town, or at the Cape Town International Airport before flying home or onward to another adventure on your vacation.

Activities and Services

Terms and Conditions

CHILDREN:  Adult rate charged for children 12 years and up
Ages 4 to 15 – must share with adult
Pricing for children quoted at time of request

CHILDREN AT HUMALA:  Adult rate charged for children 4 years and up
Unable to accommodate children under 4 years old
Only one bed can be added to room and only to the chalets and not the tents
Children must be at least 12 years old to go on game drives
Can accommodate children 4 to 12 years old on game drives if a separate vehicle is available

SENIORS:
No age limit; must be able to walk and step up into vehicle

Includes

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 21 excursions, includes 4 game drives with experienced guides
  • 26 meals and the gratuities - 8 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 6 lunches, 2 afternoon tea luncheons, 9 dinners, plus at Humala, 1 morning coffee and soft drinks
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations and activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and bottled water provided daily
  • Songimvelo guided game drives in an open 9-seat off-road vehicle
  • Pilanesberg guided game drives in a closed air-conditioned vehicle - a vehicle upgrade is available
  • Local one-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town inclusive of taxes
  • Access to Seasons Spa
  • Dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable driver and local guide
  • Single travelers don't pay a single supplement fee
  • Pick any week of the year to travel

Excludes

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs and taxes (international and local)
  • All meals and beverages (soda, bottled water, alcoholic drinks, specialty coffee and tea)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature
  • Optional upgrade to open game drive vehicle in Pilanesberg National Park
  • Cost of spa treatments