Big 5 Dreaming (Cape Town & Sabi Sands) 10D9N

From A$10,998.00 Per Person, Twin Share

At a Glance

Let yourself be engrossed by the beauty of the boundless land that is South Africa. Turn your dreams of seeing the majestic ‘Big 5’ into reality as you submerge into a luxury South African safari experience combining unrivalled Big Five game viewing and the best safari lodge, Ulusabu, in the privately owned game reserve of Sabi Sands. From sea to bush, from Cape Town to Sabi Sands, tap into the wild soul of Africa on this curated 10 days voyage.

Your adventure begins in the beautiful capital, Cape Town. Browse through its streets brimming with life and visit the town’s legendary icons such as Table Mountain, Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Winelands and all the splendours in between. Prepare to turn your dreams into reality with the best safari experience ...

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the streets of Cape Town brimming with life and learn its culture
  • Delight your taste buds with the curated wine experience at the top wineries at Franschhoek Valley
  • Visit the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope, the world-renowned Cape of Good Hope National Reserve, and the pristine Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Kayak through the tranquil waters on the False Bay Coast of Cape Peninsula
  • Enjoy the best safari experience in Africa at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and photograph the famous ‘Big 5’ up close
  • Rest and relax at your luxury accommodations using the various luxury amenities they offer including one of the best safari lodges in Africa

What's Included

  • All meals as specified in itinerary
  • All luggage transfers
  • Professional guides throughout the trip
  • 9 nights accommodation in luxury hotels on a twin share basis
  • Sightseeing and activities with included hotel transfers as stated in the itinerary
  • All return airport transfers to hotel as specified in itinerary
  • Fully inclusive basis at Ulusaba Safari Lodge including 2 daily game drives and walking safari
  • Park and other entry fees as specified in itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN SPECTACUALR CAPE TOWN
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town (or Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa)
Dinner
DAY 2 EXPLORE CAPE TOWN’S LEGENDARY ICONS
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town (or Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa)
Breakfast
DAY 3 EXPLORE CAPE TOWN AT YOUR LEISURE
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town (or Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa)
Breakfast
DAY 4 KAYAK CAPE PENINSULA & VISIT THE MOST SOUTH WESTERN POINT OF AFRICA
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town (or Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa)
Breakfast
DAY 5 SIP & CYCLE OR ONBOARD THE WINE TRAM TO EXPLORE THE CAPE WINELANDS
Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel, Cape Town (or Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa)
Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 6 SUBMERGE INTO BUSH PARADISE AT ULUSABA SAFARI LODGE
Ulusaba Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve (or Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7-9 SAVOUR THE ULTIMATE SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN A PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Ulusaba Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve (or Lion Sands River Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10 BID A FOND FAREWELL & TRANSFER TO THE SKUKUZA AIRPORT
None
Breakfast

Accommodation

Dates & Prices

Departure daily on request. The price is a guide. Please contact us for a quote. Please contact us for group bookings or private departures. Peak & festival season surcharge applies. 

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How To Get There

The departure point is Cape Town

- The finish point is Sabi Sands

- Major commercial flights provide convenient access to Cape Town

Weather & Climate

Cape Town

Cape Town’s Dry and Wet seasons are opposite to those in Kruger. Therefore, the best time for visiting Cape Town and surrounds is during the dry summer months of November to March. The daily temperatures average between 17°C (63°F) and 28°c (82°F), although it can reach as high as 40°C (104°F). Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, which means that it gets its rainfall in the winter months Late April to early June has crisp and clear days, perfect for a hiking trip. The best time for a whale watching is from July to September when migratory whales arrive along the coastline.

Sabi Sands

Sabi Sands has two distinct seasons. The winter season runs from May to October. It’s the coolest and driest period – especially May through July – and the most comfortable time to go on safari. The risk of malaria, slight as it is, is at its lowest in winter. Early morning temperatures dip below freezing in mid-winter but days are mild and sunny. The summer season begins with the onset of heavier rain in November. Temperatures are hotter too, rising to a season average of 30°C/86°F. The May – October dry season is generally regarded as the best time for game viewing: the vegetation is thin and trampled which makes animals easier to see – especially since wildlife is often concentrated around waterholes and rivers. Waterhole game viewing is very rewarding in late winter

Other Information

Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

Payment Detail
All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A single supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 90 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 90 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

Single Supplement
All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

General Cancellation Policies
- Outside of 90 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
- Within 90 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
- No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
- We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

Liability
The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

Child Policy
Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

Changes to Itineraries
Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

Changes in Prices
While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

Cancellation by The Tour Operator
The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

Force Majeure
'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

Evacuations
In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

Travel Insurance
In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.

Product Code : EZACPTBD10