South African Splendors

From Cape Town to Hoedspruit
  • South Africa
  • Luxury
  • Safari Tours
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Tour Description

This extraordinary journey begins by taking you into the heart of the wilderness at Bushmans Kloof, a Wilderness Retreat that beckons with its remote charm and untouched landscapes. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this private reserve, surrounded by ancient rock formations, indigenous flora, and a wealth of wildlife. Experience a sanctuary where luxury seamlessly blends with the raw beauty of nature.

Proceed to Cape Town, where exploration unfolds from the Twelve Apostles—an epitome of Coastal Elegance nestled along the stunning Cape Peninsula. Offering unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, this hotel becomes a haven of refined comfort and seaside sophistication.

Conclude your journey with a safari experience from the exclusive Becks Safari Lodge. Tucked within approximately 9,000 hectares of pristine African bush in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, this small, unapologetically exclusive, luxury safari retreat lies just a short 45-minute drive from the renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa. Bordered by the imposing Drakensberg escarpment and immersed in lush, game-rich riverine vegetation, the lodge promises breathtaking views and diverse landscapes, presenting some of Southern Africa's most exceptional big five game-viewing opportunities. Whether captivated by the towering Drakensberg escarpment or the abundant wildlife, Becks Safari Lodge ensures an unparalleled safari experience, seamlessly blending luxury with the untamed beauty of the African wilderness.

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Explore the wonders of Cape Town! Nestled in one of the world's most picturesque settings, it boasts the magnificent Table Mountain as a backdrop and a breathtaking coastline along the Atlantic Ocean.

Surrounded by ancient rock formations and lush indigenous flora, the Award Winning Retreat of Bushman's Kloof immerses guests in a rich tapestry of natural wonders.

Explore the unique activities available in Karongwe, from traditional open-vehicle game drives, Anti-poaching walks, and photography workshops to community visits, tree planting and interactive cooking.

Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Cape Town Bushmans Kloof

Arrive at Cape Town Airport in the early morning where you will be met and transferred to Bushmans Kloof (3-4hr drive).

Overnight Bushmans Kloof including full board and scheduled activities.

About the Lodge
Nestled in the Cederberg mountains, 270km away from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is an integral part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, featuring 16 rooms and suites. The spa serves as a sanctuary, offering rejuvenating signature treatments. As a designated South African Natural Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof boasts over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites. Guests can engage in various activities such as nature drives, walks, mountain biking, canoeing, and swimming.

This family-owned lodge and reserve provide a distinctive African encounter within a 7500-hectare private reserve. Bushmans Kloof seamlessly combines five-star luxury with inspired South African cuisine, offering unforgettable days exploring vast plains, encountering wildlife, and immersing oneself in pristine mountain wilderness.

Bushmans Kloof is renowned for its authentic Cape cuisine. The organic garden supplies fresh, robust produce to the kitchens, while indigenous fynbos adds a distinctly 'Cape' touch to a fusion of innovative and traditional dishes. From the delightful breakfast served in the cozy Homestead to the breathtaking, starlit dinners in the natural beauty of Embers, nestled in a rock amphitheater, Executive Chef Oliver Kotze crafts unforgettable dining experiences. Guests can savor refined South African dining, traditional braais (BBQs), and the delectable signature dishes of founder Beatrice Tollman, all sourced from the organic gardens.

Indulge in an afternoon activity followed by a delightful dinner at the lodge.

Day 2-3
Bushmans Kloof

Spend the following two days enjoying the activities at the lodge.

Options include nature drives, guided walks, mountain biking, canoeing, and swimming, all while savoring exquisitely prepared meals.

Spanning 7500 hectares of untouched mountain wilderness, Bushmans Kloof invites guests to immerse themselves in a plethora of activities, leaving them spoiled for choice in how to spend their days. Embark on a guided hiking trail led by our expert rangers, or opt for the serene beauty of an evening nature drive, where the landscape unfolds before your eyes. The reserve's gravel tracks are ideal for mountain biking enthusiasts, while the crystal-clear mountain pools beckon for refreshing swims on warm summer days. Fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at casting a fly for the elusive ClanWilliam Yellowfish, or simply enjoy a leisurely paddle on the tranquil waters of the dam. Whether you seek the thrill of the wild or the tranquility of the mild, Bushmans Kloof promises an unforgettable wilderness adventure.

Overnight Bushmans Kloof including full board and scheduled activities.

Day 4
Bushmans Kloof Cape Town

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Cape Town where you spend the next three nights. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa including breakfast

About the Hotel
Perched majestically above the Atlantic Ocean and embraced by the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles and Table Mountain, discover an unparalleled five-star experience near the vibrant heart of the city. Our luxury boutique hotel offers exquisitely appointed rooms, breathtaking ocean vistas, culinary delights, and a Spa that has earned accolades, all delivered with the signature generosity of hospitality associated with Red Carnation Hotels.

Step onto the trails framed by indigenous flora and fynbos to explore our remarkably beautiful surroundings, highlighted by radiant sunsets renowned as the best in Cape Town. Our complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and V&A Waterfront ensures a seamless connection to the city and beaches, providing total luxury in our secluded coastal sanctuary. As a proud member of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa stands poised above the Atlantic Ocean along Cape Town's most scenic route. Recognized as the city's premier boutique hotel, it offers access to all attractions. Spoil yourself with stunning mountain or ocean views from the majority of the 70 bedrooms and suites. Notable features include the spa, a private cinema, Azure Restaurant, The Café Grill, and The Leopard Bar.

Day 5-6
Cape Town

Spend the following two days exploring this vibrant city.

Options include a visit Table Mountain, head to the Winelands to taste some of the best wines in South Africa, take a helicopter flight from the V & A Waterfront, or visit many other attractions in and around the city.

The hotel offers complimentary daily scheduled transfer service to Camps Bay and to and from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront between 8:00am and 21:30 pm

Overnight at Twelve Apostles Hotel including breakfast

Day 7
Cape Town Karongwe Private Game

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hoedspruit.

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge. This afternoon enjoy your scheduled game activities

Overnight at Becks Safari Lodge on Fully Inclusive basis - all meals, drinks and scheduled activities

About the Lodge
Nestled within the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, with a breathtaking vantage point overlooking the Makhutsi River, this intimate retreat features 8 safari suites bordering the river, along with 2 family or couples-oriented suites offering views of a popular waterhole. The exceptional views provide a gateway to a distinctive lifestyle experience, seamlessly blending luxurious living with a profound appreciation for the natural terrain of South Africa.

In perfect harmony with the unparalleled backdrop, each air-conditioned safari suite showcases a high-impact design scheme that artfully combines contemporary, bold visuals with elements inspired by nature. The spacious interiors showcase a unique fusion of steel and wood, while the distinctive peaked tin roofs establish an auditory connection with the ambient sounds of the bush. A sophisticated palette of silver, charcoal, and elephant-grey ensures a serene and elegant setting, inviting guests to relish in a secluded escape.

Day 8-9
Karongwe Private Game

Enjoy your included game activities

Overnight at Becks Safari Lodge on Fully Inclusive basis - all meals, drinks and scheduled activities

Day 10
Karongwe Private Game Hoedspruit Airport

Enjoy breakfast and perhaps a morning game activity before a transfer to the airport in time for your flight

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation as specified
  • Included Copy 20 Meals as specifed
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers and scheduled activities as specified
  • Included Copy 20 One way Economy class flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit


  • Included Witness the Big Five and other remarkable species in their natural habitat
  • Included Discover the rich history of Cape Town with visits to the Malay Quarter
  • Included Explore the natural wonders and ancient rock paintings of Bushmans Kloof
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10 days

Price from

$4,363 USD

Per person, sharing

Daily on request