11 Days of Unforgettable Adventure in
South Africa & Cape Town

Escape to the Wild Beautiful Africa With Us

Join Us on this Extraordinary
Journey

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Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore Africa’s
enchanting landscapes, embark on thrilling game drives, and
experience moments of serenity with your loved one. Whether
you are seeking adventure, romance, or an unforgettable safari,
our Africa retreat will surpass all expectations.

Are you ready to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Africa?

Join Spa Mariana Owner Maciek Lyko and fiancé, Jennifer Beyer on an extraordinary retreat that combines romance, adventure, and the awe-inspiring wonders of the African wilderness. Our retreat is designed for couples, adventure seekers, and those who have always dreamed of experiencing an unforgettable safari.

What you can expect:

5 Reasons you should consider this your bucket list retreat!

Unforgettable Experiences

Immerse yourselves in the breathtaking landscapes of Kruger National Park, home to iconic wildlife such as elephants, lions and giraffes. Witness the magic of the African bush on exhilarating game drives, guided by expert rangers.

Romantic Getaway

Indulge in moments of tranquility and reconnect with your partner in the heart of nature. Enjoy candlelit dinners under the stars, breathtaking sunsets, and luxurious accommodations that provide the perfect setting for romance.

Wellness and Relaxation

Elevate your retreat with rejuvenating spa experiences and meditation, sound bath sessions and yoga sessions led by Maciek and Jennifer themselves. Let the serene surroundings and phenomenal staff help melt away your stress and revitalize your mind, body, and soul.

Expert Guidance

Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides who will share their knowledge about the wildlife, landscapes, and local culture, ensuring an enriching and educational experience.

Bucket List Safari

For those with a safari on their bucket list, this is your opportunity to fulfill that dream. Encounter Africa’s majestic creatures up close, capture awe-inspiring photographs, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Cape Town

- Stay in the Greater Kruger area and take daily safari game drives in search of the Big Five.
- Embark on a private tour of Cape Town and alluring Table Mountain.
- Jet between destinations courtesy of included domestic flights and private transfers.
- Spot penguins on a private tour of Cape Point Peninsula.
- Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.

* Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour. Prices subject to change.

DAY 1
  • - Traveling to Cape Town
  • - AIRPORT VIP MEET AND GREET
  • - WELCOME TO SA
  • - The Table Bay
  • - Waterfront : Evening Dinner
DAY 2
  • - Fresh Mountain Air
  • - Half Day City & Table Mountain (Private Tour)
  • - Table Mountain : Fast Track
  • - Fine Dining Recommendations
DAY 3
  • - Lions Head hike early morning 
  • - Cape point and Peninsula (with Lunch)
  • - Private Tour plus penguins
DAY 4
  • - Cape Town eats (6-hour tour)
  • - Or Private Tour Vineyard
  • - Victoria and Alfred Water front at leisure
DAY 5
CAPE TOWN TO HOEADSPRUIT KRUGER
  • - Airport
  • - Arrival
  • - Massage, Sunset drinks, Boma dinner
  • - Night drive
DAY 6
  • - Bush Walk
  • - Breakfast
  • - Depart for Dam + Picnic
  • - Depart for Boat Trip
  • - Massages
DAY 7
SAFARI
  • - Kruger National park
DAY 8
  • - Jessica de Hippo
  • - Helicopter ride
  • - Horse Safari
  • - Cooking class
DAY 9
  • - Elephant moments
  • - African dance group
  • - Traditional lunch
  • - Sunset Safari
DAY 10
  • - Hot air balloons ride
  • - Spa chill
DAY 11
leaving to USA
DAY 1

The Journey Begins

Upon your arrival in Cape Town, you will be greeted right at the aircraft door by a friendly local representative holding a personalized sign with your name. Accompanied by your dedicated assistant, you'll be seamlessly guided through immigration, baggage collection, and customs, ensuring a smooth and stress-free entry into South Africa.

Luxury Transfers

Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. Our professional chauffeur will ensure you travel in style and ease, providing a seamless connection to your next destination.

Your Accommodation

Where you’ll be staying

DAY 2

Embrace the Mountain Air

Begin your day early to avoid the crowds and embark on a private guided tour to Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. This natural wonder is one of the most bio-diverse spots on Earth, home to around 1,500 unique plant species, many of which are endemic. Ascend by cable car, witnessing the mist part to reveal the main plateau and breathtaking panoramic views of Cape Town.

With a newfound perspective on the city's layout, continue your tour through Cape Town’s historic heart. Your guide will share fascinating stories about the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (the oldest building in South Africa), and the beautifully maintained Company Gardens. Stroll through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, where you can engage with local artisans and find unique souvenirs.

Next, explore the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, known for its rich Cape Malay heritage, cobblestone streets, and brightly painted houses. Your Capetonian guide will provide deeper insights into the community’s vibrant culture and history. Conclude your tour with the option to be dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to explore its array of shops, restaurants, and pubs at your leisure, or return to your hotel. For lunch recommendations, your Destination Expert can provide tailored suggestions.

Culinary Delights of Cape Town

Cape Town boasts an array of sophisticated dining experiences, from Japanese-Peruvian fusion to farm-to-table organic delights, all complemented by stunning views and award-winning local wines. Some top dining recommendations from our Destination Experts include Aubergine, Nobu, La Colombe, Signal, Roundhouse, Greenhouse, FYN, and La Moutte. To secure reservations, please speak with your Destination Expert. Note that reservations are subject to availability.

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DAY 3

Venture into the Outdoors

Begin your day early with an invigorating hike up Lion’s Head, a popular peak offering panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. Accompanied by your expert local guide, you’ll reach the summit just in time to witness the sunrise, bathing the city in a golden glow.

After your hike, head to the glorious beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, where pristine white sands meet the azure sea, framed by the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. Your Capetonian guide will share the rich history of these iconic spots as you travel along the breathtaking sea-side route to the charming village of Hout Bay.

Next, embark on the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive, renowned as one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world. With a private vehicle and guide, you have the flexibility to pause at various panoramic lookouts, capturing the stunning vistas at your leisure.

Continuing to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, you’ll reach Cape Point, where you can take a funicular ride or hike up to the lighthouse. Here, witness the dramatic convergence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, while enjoying sweeping views of False Bay.

Afterward, journey northward to Simon’s Town for an included lunch. This quaint town is known for its delicious fresh-caught fish & chips, a must-try local specialty. Post-lunch, your adventure continues with a visit to Boulders Beach, home to a charming colony of African penguins.

Conclude your day with a leisurely tour of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a world-renowned botanical paradise filled with rare and exotic plant species. The serene beauty of these gardens provides a perfect end to your day before returning to your hotel.

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DAY 4

City Streets and Culinary Delights

Dive into Cape Town’s rich and intricate history in an unconventional and delectable manner—through its food. This walking tour features a blend of traditional South African cuisine, street food, and visits to artisanal foodie and coffee shops. Sample a variety of soul food staples such as pap, samp and beans, stew, and vetkoek. Indulge in unique flavors like a Muslim rose milkshake (known as falooda) and bunny chow, a favorite among South Africa's Indian communities.

Your culinary adventure continues with a visit to a micro artisan coffee roaster for a fresh brew, followed by tasting bobotie pies—a modern twist on the traditional bobotie dish, cherished by both the Cape Malay community and white Afrikaners as a quintessential Cape Town dish. Note: As this tour involves multiple food and beverage tastings, it’s recommended to have a light or no breakfast before the tour.

Exploring the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is a must-see attraction in Cape Town, offering something for everyone regardless of age, interests, or group dynamics. Highlights include the Two Oceans Aquarium, which showcases a fascinating array of marine life from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Nearby, a small colony of Cape fur seals often poses for photos on the docks.

Explore the Chavonnes Battery Museum, Cape Town’s first fortification, displaying artifacts from centuries past. At the heart of the waterfront stands the iconic Clock Tower, and a visit to the SA Maritime Museum is essential for those interested in the harbor's history. For shopping enthusiasts, the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre offers a perfect stopover for designer items and authentic Cape Town souvenirs.

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DAY 5

Change of Scenery

Begin your journey with a private transfer from your hotel to Cape Town airport.

Board a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit, with an approximate duration of two hours and 20 minutes.

Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you’ll be transferred privately to Garonga Safari Camp near Kruger National Park, a journey of about one hour and 30 minutes.

After settling into your accommodation and gearing up for adventure, join fellow guests for your first authentic game drive. Sunrise and sunset are prime times for wildlife activity, and the Greater Kruger Area is one of Africa’s largest private game reserves. It’s home to an astounding array of wildlife, including the Big Five: African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.

Spanning the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger Area encompasses vast landscapes where animals roam freely. Guided by an experienced ranger and tracker, you will explore these breathtaking frontiers through the afternoon and into the sunset, capturing memorable moments with your camera. After the game drive, return to your lodge to enjoy a freshly prepared dinner, an experience that promises to be unforgettable.

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DAY 6

Hakuna Matata

As dawn approaches, embark on an early morning game drive to witness the wildlife that thrives in the early hours. This is one of the prime times to observe game, made even more enchanting by the sunrise over the pristine African bush, aptly known as the Land of the Rising Sun. Look out for resident predators relishing the spoils of their nocturnal hunts and a diverse array of smaller mammals and bird species. After several hours of exploration, photography, and learning, return to the lodge for a delectable, freshly prepared breakfast.

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely boat trip on a nearby dam, complete with a scenic picnic. This serene excursion offers a different perspective of the bushveld, allowing you to relax and soak in the natural beauty while spotting wildlife from the water.

Following lunch, gear up for another thrilling game drive in the afternoon. The day's sightings might include massive hippos emerging from the water to graze or predators initiating their evening hunts while antelope graze peacefully on the plains. Traverse new territories in the open reserves, gaining a deeper and more intimate understanding of the South African bushveld. Conclude your adventurous day back at the lodge with a sumptuous dinner.

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DAY 7
Kruger

Elusive Creatures

Before the intense African sun rises high in the sky, seize the opportunity to discover more of the magnificent wildlife. Early in the morning, set out to explore the Greater Kruger Area, home to majestic herds of elephants that gracefully roam the savannah. Will today be the day you encounter them up close? After a few hours of thrilling game viewing, return to the lodge for a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Pezulu Tree House Lodge offers a unique sleep-out experience, where you can spend the night under the stars in the heart of the bush. After your safari, head into the wilderness to a beautiful raised deck with stunning views over the veldt. Enjoy a delicious picnic hamper with your choice of hot or cold drinks while watching the sun set over the landscape. Fall asleep as the stars illuminate the sky, protected by durable, transparent netting that surrounds your queen-size bed. If you need anything during the night, simply radio the staff with your requests. As dawn breaks, freshen up at a nearby wash basin and toilet. You'll be picked up in the morning and treated to a brief game drive on your way back to the main camp. Sleeping in the African savanna is a truly magical and unforgettable experience.

Please note that this activity is subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Let your Destination Expert know if you wish to experience an evening sleep-out at Pezulu Tree House Lodge.

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DAY 8
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A Day of Unique Adventures

Start your day with a visit to Jessica the Hippo, a unique and delightful experience where you can interact with this famous and friendly hippo. Jessica has become a beloved local attraction, and you'll have the chance to feed her and learn about her fascinating story and behavior from her caregivers.

Next, take to the skies with an exhilarating helicopter ride. Soar over the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa, capturing stunning aerial views of the diverse terrain. This bird's-eye perspective offers an unforgettable way to appreciate the beauty of the region.

Following your helicopter adventure, embark on a Horse Safari, a truly immersive way to explore the bushveld. Riding through the wilderness on horseback allows you to get closer to the wildlife and experience the natural surroundings in a unique and intimate way. Accompanied by experienced guides, you'll traverse trails that vehicles cannot reach, enhancing your connection with nature.

Conclude your day with a hands-on Cooking Class, where you'll learn to prepare traditional South African dishes. Under the guidance of a skilled chef, you'll use fresh, local ingredients to create delicious meals, gaining insight into the culinary traditions and flavors of the region. This interactive experience not only enhances your culinary skills but also provides a deeper appreciation for South African culture.

This day promises a blend of adventure, interaction with nature, and cultural enrichment, making it a highlight of your South African journey.

DAY 9
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A Day of Cultural and Wildlife Wonders

Begin your day with "Elephant Moments," a special encounter where you can interact with these gentle giants. Learn about their behavior, conservation efforts, and even have the chance to feed and touch them, creating unforgettable memories.

Next, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of South Africa with a performance by an African dance group. Experience the rhythmic beats and dynamic movements that tell stories of tradition and heritage, providing a lively and engaging insight into the local culture.

For lunch, enjoy a traditional South African meal. Savor authentic dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients, offering a true taste of the region’s culinary delights.

As the day transitions, prepare for a Sunset Safari. This magical time of day is perfect for spotting wildlife as they become more active in the cooler evening air. Traverse the bushveld with an experienced guide, capturing the stunning sunset views and witnessing the nocturnal creatures as they emerge. This blend of cultural enrichment and wildlife adventure promises a day filled with unforgettable experiences.

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DAY 10

A Day of Serenity and Adventure

Begin your day with an enchanting Hot Air Balloon Ride, offering an unparalleled view of the South African landscape at dawn. As you ascend, watch the sun rise, casting a golden glow over the vast savannah and creating a serene and magical atmosphere. Float gently above the treetops, spot wildlife from the air, and take in the breathtaking panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. This peaceful and awe-inspiring experience sets the perfect tone for the rest of your day.

After your aerial adventure, indulge in a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with a Spa Chill session. Return to the lodge and treat yourself to a variety of luxurious spa treatments designed to soothe your body and mind. Enjoy massages, aromatherapy, and other pampering services provided by skilled therapists. Unwind in tranquil surroundings, perhaps with a view of the surrounding nature, as you let go of stress and immerse yourself in pure bliss. This combination of exhilarating adventure and serene relaxation ensures a balanced and memorable day, leaving you refreshed and revitalized.

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DAY 11

Leaving to USA

DAY 1
Cape Town
The Table Bay

The Table Bay, a pinnacle of 5-star luxury in Cape Town, offers an unparalleled hotel experience. Since its inauguration by former South African president Nelson Mandela in May 1997, this elegant Sun International property has been regarded as the premier address in Cape Town. The Table Bay consistently redefines international standards in service, cuisine, and opulence.

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DAY 5
Kruger
Pezulu lodge

Pezulu Tree House Lodge offers an exclusive and intimate experience within the game-rich Greater Kruger area in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Each treehouse is thoughtfully constructed around the canopy of living trees, seamlessly blending nature with comfort. This unique lodging celebrates its natural surroundings, maintaining a small size to ensure a personal and memorable experience for every guest.

Journey Through South Africa

Prepare for an unparalleled adventure meticulously crafted by Jenifer and [your name], who bring years of personal experience exploring South Africa. This exclusive itinerary is designed to offer a seamless blend of luxury, culture, and nature, ensuring every aspect of your trip is unforgettable.

Fixed Itinerary Highlights

  • Tailored Experience

    Every element of this trip has been handpicked based on our extensive knowledge and love for South Africa, providing you with an authentic and comprehensive exploration.

  • Exclusive Activities

    Enjoy unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have been carefully chosen to showcase the best of South Africa, from majestic wildlife encounters to cultural insights.

What’s included

  • Personalized Journey

    Each day is planned with precision, balancing relaxation with adventure.

  • Accommodations

    Stay in pre-selected luxury hotels and lodges known for their exceptional service and prime locations.

  • All-Inclusive Tours

    From private guided tours to special access at attractions, everything is arranged to enhance your experience.

  • Transportation

    All transfers, including airport pickups and drops, are arranged for your convenience, with private transport throughout your stay.

  • Dining

    Enjoy meals at hand-selected restaurants known for their exquisite cuisine, with some meals included as per your itinerary.

  • Luggage Handling

    Assistance with one suitcase and one carry-on per person.

What’s not included

  • International Airfare

    Flights to and from South Africa are not included, but we can assist with booking upon request.

  • Travel Insurance

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for unforeseen circumstances.

  • Visa Requirements

    Necessary travel documentation is not included and must be arranged by travelers.

  • Personal Expenses

    Items such as laundry, phone calls, and room service are not covered.

  • Gratuities

    Tips for guides and service staff are at your discretion.

Complete Care

We offer comprehensive support throughout your journey, ensuring that every detail is taken care of. With everything from personalized meet-and-greets at the airport to 24/7 local support, your trip to South Africa will be nothing short of spectacular.

What if those dates don’t work for you? Get on our waiting list for the next retreat available in 2025.

How To Pay?

One, you can pay in one lump sum. Two, you can pay in 3 installation payments to help break down cost. Either way, we can’t wait to travel with you !!!