Set out on a stylish South African safari, exploring two of the country’s greatest game reserves, before finishing at the stunning Silo hotel in Cape Town.
- Combine time on safari in game reserves with a short break in Cape Town
- Stay at beautifully designed lodges, away from the crowds
- Explore the dry Kalahari landscape, as well as game-rich Madikwe
- Finish at the stylish Silo hotel, located on Cape Town’s vibrant V&A Waterfront
Begin in Madikwe – only a short flight away from Johannesburg. Here, stay at the owner-run and managed Jamala Madikwe Lodge. This beautiful thatched lodge, comprising just five individual villas, sits within the Madikwe Game Reserve. It features an elevated viewing deck, looking out over the reserve.
Explore this remarkable landscape, home to a diversity of wildlife. Once barren farming land, this area now teems with species. Set out on morning and afternoon game drive, in search of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes and more.
Head further west, flying via Johannesburg, and head into the arid Kalahari Reserve. Stay at Tswalu Motse – a wonderfully isolated lodge that lies beneath the Korannaberg Mountains, looking out over the dry grassy plains of the Kalahari. Decorated in a natural style, with dead wood and red clay, this lodge is a brilliant base from which to explore the reserve.
Ideal for both families and couples, Tswalu offers a wide range of activities. Take game drives through the desert, set out on guided bush walks, horse ride across the plains, track rhinos or star gaze beneath the night’s sky.
Flexible and private, the Tswalu experience is individually tailored for every guest, with bush dinners, sundowners, wine tasting and dune picnics.
Finish in cosmopolitan Cape Town, staying in The Silo, which occupies the upper part of a renovated grain silo. Beneath, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa fills the rest of the building, which itself sits right at the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront.
Brilliantly located for exploring Cape Town, this remarkable hotel stands out – not just because it rises high above the rest of the waterfront, but because of its remarkable design. The stylishly appointed rooms all feature pillowed window bays, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Cape Town’s cityscape.
Why We Like It
This trip combines a carefully selected trio of properties that all prize individuality and excellence. A journey to South Africa ought to be the holiday of a lifetime and these properties aim for just that.
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