City, Country, Beach, and Bush

City, Country, Beach, and Bush

This exclusive Ker & Downey itinerary embodies South Africa luxury travel and showcases the many worlds of South Africa and Mozambique, from cosmopolitan cities and countryside railroads to sandy white beaches and the Big Five in the African bush. Over 14 days and various opportunities for exploration, the diversity and indelible layers of South Africa’s culture and landscape will leave you breathless.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon

  • Day 2:

    Johannesburg / The Saxon (B)

  • Day 3:

    Pretoria / Rovos Rail (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Pretoria / Rovos Rail (B)

  • Day 5:

    Durban / Oyster Box Hotel (B)

  • Day 6:

    KwaZulu-Natal / Phinda Vlei Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    KwaZulu-Natal / Phinda Vlei Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    KwaZulu-Natal / Phinda Vlei Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    KwaZulu-Natal / Phinda Vlei Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Maputo / White Pearl Resort (B,D)

  • Day 11:

    Maputo / White Pearl Resort (B,D)

  • Day 12:

    Maputo / White Pearl Resort (B,D)

  • Day 13:

    Maputo / White Pearl Resort (B,D)

  • Day 14:

    Depart Maputo

Itinerary Description:

South Africa luxury travel begins in Johannesburg at one of the world's leading boutique hotels, The Saxon. This well-kept secret is a superb model of African elegance and will serve as your home away from home as you explore the vibrant and exciting city of Johannesburg and its Alexandria and Soweto townships.

Next, board the exquisite Rovos Rail for a 48-hour journey across South Africa by railroad, a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. This version of South Africa luxury travel traverses the grasslands of the gold rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo, and trundles through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic wine lands of the Cape. Highlights include visits to the perfectly preserved Victorian village of Matjiesfontein and the Big Hole in Kimberley.

Arrive at Durban in KwaZulu Natal, where you will enjoy an eclectic mix of cultures, natural and unspoiled scenery, pristine beaches, the splendid Indian Ocean with its abundant sea-life, and modern cities juxtaposed against rural settlements. Explore Durban via vehicle and guided charter and relax with the beachfront access, spa treatments, and fine cuisine of The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga.

After soaking in the sun, it is time to experience the Big Five game of South Africa wilderness from the luxury confines of Phinda Vlei Lodge. Spend four days enjoying twice daily game drives, as well as romantic dining venues in the heart of the African bush. Phinda Vlei Lodge is surrounded by 54,500 acres of Phinda’s prime conservation land. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife, including Africa’s Big Five and over 380 bird species.

Your final stop awaits across the border in Mozambique at the luxurious White Pearl Resort and the sheltered bay, chic private suites, and Mozambican hospitality found there. Spend the next three days relaxing on the Mozambique beaches and partaking in the many land and sea excursions available in the surrounding area. Explore beyond the pool to the private beach and PADI dive center, which offers classes and excursions in the beautiful open waters. On land, activities include horseback riding and visits to the nearby Maputo Special Reserve. Your journey comes to an end with a helicopter ride from White Pearl Resort to Maputo, where you will transfer to you regional flight back to Johannesburg.

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