A Luxury Kalahari Safari

A Luxury Kalahari Safari

Exclusive South Africa

Exclusivity is the quintessential hallmark of this stunning 13-day luxury Kalahari safari through South Africa. Experience the finest boutique accommodations and most coveted corners of natural beauty as Ker & Downey leads you to some of the more hidden and less traveled gems, from Cape Town and Hermanus in the south to the Kalahari and Madikwe in the north.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Cape Town / Ellerman House

  • Day 2:

    Cape Town / Ellerman House (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Cape Town / Ellerman House (B,L)

  • Day 4:

    Cape Town / Ellerman House (B,L)

  • Day 5:

    Hermanus / Grootbos Garden Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 6:

    Hermanus / Grootbos Garden Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 7:

    Hermanus / Grootbos Garden Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 8:

    Kalahari / Tswalu Kalahari (B,L,D)

  • Day 9:

    Kalahari / Tswalu Kalahari (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Kalahari / Tswalu Kalahari (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Madikwe Game Reserve / Mateya Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 12:

    Madikwe Game Reserve / Mateya Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

  • Day 13:

    Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Experience the gratifying perk of exclusivity as soon as you set foot in Cape Town for your luxury Kalahari safari. Recently refurbished and rampantly chic, the Ellerman House serves as the perfect start to any African safari. With just 11 rooms, two suites, two private villas, and onsite wine and art galleries to boot, this intimate Cape Edwardian hotel is a secluded oceanfront getaway and an ideal home base as you set out on full day discoveries of Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, and the Cape Winelands.

Before heading north for your luxury Kalahari safari, take several days to relax amid the eco-paradise of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and its breathtaking views over the Southern Right Whale hub of Walker Bay. Horseback riding on the beach, guided nature walks through the indigenous fynbos, and maritime wildlife encounters are just a few of the activities to look forward to during your stay at the exclusive Grootbos Garden Lodge.

It is then time to commence your luxury Kalahari safari up north in the Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in the Kalahari Desert, the largest sand basin in the world and an unlikely source of desert luxury. To many, the Kalahari may seem like a barren land of dried waterways, but to the true adventurer, it serves as one of the premier wildlife destinations in Africa, with some 80 species of game roaming its vast bush. From your private legae house in the Motse, look out on the Korannaberg mountain range and set out on luxury Kalahari safaris and archaeological explorations either by private vehicle, traditional Kalahari carts, horseback ride, or on foot.

Cap off your luxury Kalahari safari further north in the Big Five Madikwe Reserve, where the untamed bush and the elegance of five-star luxury coexist side by side. Mateya Safari Lodge, a collection of just five elegant thatched suites, caters to no more than 10 guests at a time, ensuring your final days in South Africa are marked by exclusivity, privacy, and unsurpassed comfort. Guided tracking safaris and intimate bush walks introduce you to the delicate ecosystem of Madikwe, where the scene is breathtaking, the game is plentiful, and the experiences are all your own.

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