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Honeymoon in South Africa (7 Days)

South Africa is lovely destination for all types of travelers but it is especially perfect for honeymooners; offering couples privacy, romance and luxury in a beautiful and sophisticated setting. This corner of the worlds offers golden beaches of the fairest Cape, gourmet restaurants, high-end shopping at art galleries and fashion houses, wildlife areas where the 'Big Five' still roam supreme, numerous water sports and visits to vineyards.

During this trip, guests stay at some of the finest hotels and lodges in the world. While the settings range - from the vibrant city of Cape Town to the natural majestic wonders of Madikwe - the impeccable service, hospitability and meals exceed expectations. Services for wedding photography or diamond purchase can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

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Cape Grace Hotel, 5 stars

Set on a private waterside platform at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this hotel offers a combination of understated luxury and sophistication, drawing inspiration for its interior design from Cape Town’s rich history. The guest areas of the Cape Grace Hotel include an award-winning restaurant specializing in local cuisine with a modern twist, whisky bar, wine cellar, wellness spa, heated swimming pool, extensive library, gym and communications center. Thoughtful touches in the rooms include fresh flowers, delectable deli snacks and aromatic bath products designed to make guests feel pampered. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.

Cape Grace Hotel

Madikwe Hills

Set within 75 000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Accommodating up to 24 guests in vast, well-spaced and utterly private glass-fronted suites that are sprinkled across the hillside and camouflaged by tamboti-beamed thatch roofs. Wooden walkways lit by hurricane lamps cross the grounds and connect the secluded suites to the central open-plan lounge, bar, wine cellar, library and dining area where twisted tree trunks magnificently support a vaulted ceiling.

Madikwe Hills

Cape Town
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On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Cape Grace Hotel. The recently refashioned Cape Grace boutique hotel delivers all the comforts one would expect from a world-class luxury hotel. Backed by the iconic Table Mountain and perfectly positioned on our own private quay in the center of the vibrant Victoria & Albert Waterfront, Cape Grace epitomizes style and sophistication in an atmosphere alive with genuine warmth and hospitality.
Dine wherever the mood takes you, your options are numerous - pool terrace or library, in your suite, at Signal Restaurant or alfresco at Bascule Whisky or the Wine and Cocktail Bar beside our 56-foot charter yacht ‘Spirit-of-the-Cape’. The Spa at Cape Grace also offers its own menu of temptations. 

Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel
Rooms: Table Mountain Luxury room

Cape Town
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You will be collected from Cape Grace Hotel and taken on a Private Full Day Classic Winelands Tour**.  We depart the city for the Cape Winelands where we visit wine estates that have been booked according to your specific preferences. These areas generally include the region’s major wine producing areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, and guests stop along the route for numerous tastings of world-renowned reds and whites, as well as Cap Classiques - South Africa’s answer to Champagne. Lunch will take place at one of the many classic, award-winning restaurants found in the area. 
Enjoy the natural and historic heritage that abounds - taking in sights like the Afrikaans Language Monument with its panoramic Boland views, the historic estate of Boschendal with its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch buildings and priceless period furniture, and idyllic Franschhoek, nestled in a valley settled by French Huguenots in 1688. Franschhoek is a delight for antique lovers and gastronomes (the town boasts some world-famous eateries), while Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second-oldest town, provides another glimpse of classic 17th-century Cape style, where you browse quaint Dorp Street and shop at the many galleries and shops in this charming and unique town.

Highlights
Taste some of South Africa’s finest wines in the beautiful Boland region;
Visits to exquisite wine estates;
Gastronomic meals coupled with superb wine at award-winning restaurants;
 Exploration of rich history, beauty and art in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
** Tour includes basic entrance fees for 3 Tastings, 1 Cellar Tour, Stellenbosch Museum, Taal Monument and Hugenot Museum but does not include lunch and bottled water.

Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel
Rooms: Table Mountain Luxury room
Included: Breakfast

Cape Town
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You will be collected from Cape Grace Hotel and taken on a Private Full Day Classic Peninsula Tour**.br/> We make our way along the Atlantic seaboard passing Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton, as well as Bakoven and Llandudno where ghostly shipwrecks are fantastic sights. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay and board a boat to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting). From here we navigate the 114 curves of 600m high Chapman’s Peak Drive. We then explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, home to fabulous birds and very special fauna, such as Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and the charismatic Cape baboon. Climb (or ride on the world’s first environmentally friendly funicular) to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse to capture the magical vistas of False Bay.
After lunch, visit Boulders Beach to observe colonies of delightful penguins, and then head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over scenic Boyes Drive, taking in the views of the fishing harbor at Kalk Bay and the seaside havens of St James and Muizenberg. At the end of the day, stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain, taking in the breathtaking natural wonders. 

Highlights
Travel through many famous coastal suburbs of the Cape and traverse one of the world’s most spectacular passes - Chapman’s Peak;
Visit the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach as well as the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island (weather permitting);
Observe southern right whales (seasonal) off the Cape’s longest beach;
Spot wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park;
Explore the rocky coastline, the Cape fynbos vegetation and the south-westernmost point of Africa – Cape Point – and its lighthouse;
Stroll through world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the foot of Table Mountain;
 Lunch at an magnificent coastal restaurants.
** Tour is inclusive of basic entrance fees for Cape Point, Penguins, Chapman's Peak Drive and Kirstenbosch, but excludes lunch and bottled water.

Accommodation: Cape Grace Hotel
Rooms: Table Mountain Luxury room
Included: Breakfast

Cape Town - Madikwe
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A private car will transfer you from Cape Grace Hotel to Cape Town International Airport. On arrival at OR Tambo International, you will be met and transferred by light aircraft transfer to Madikwe Hills. Please note that luggage, including camera equipment and hand luggage, is restricted to 20 kg per person, and only soft bags will be accepted into the aircraft.

Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

Set on a hilltop amongst huge boulders and age-old tamboti trees, Madikwe Hills overlooks the endless bushveld of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. With ten ultra-luxurious glass-fronted suites you will indulge in your private setting – embracing nature while relishing your veranda, outdoor shower and private plunge pool.

Highlights
Reserve. Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.
Breathtaking and romantic dinner prepared outdoors over a fire. The boma is protected and decorated with dozens of candles and elegantly set tables. Guests will enjoy fine cuisine and excellent service coupled with an unforgettable feast under starlit African skies.

Accommodation: Madikwe Hills

Rooms: Standard Suite
Included: All meals, local drinks (excluding premier wines) and scheduled daily activities

Departure
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Depart from Madikwe Hills. Arrive at OR Tambo International.

Included: Breakfast

 

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Shanna Jones Photography
Through her outstanding eye as a wedding photographer, Shanna Jones is becoming a creative force behind a new form of wedding photography that emphasizes contemporary concepts and a unique way in which to capture a wedding. Valued for her professional discretion, Shanna has shot a number of celebrity weddings from international sports stars to politicians to supermodels. Shanna Jones is considered a top Cape Town & London wedding photographer but has also shot weddings as far as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Medjumbe Islands, England, Holland, Belgium, Lebanon, Italy, Poland, Mallorca, Germany, Portugal and The Caribbean and India.

This package includes: one day of photography, all hired equipment and staff. The photos can also be printed into a book format at request.

Wolf Bros Diamond Design
With a legacy that dates back to 1902, Wolf Brothers Jewelers is a well established, trusted family business specializing in diamond jewelry, diamond rings, engagement rings, fine jewelry and designer watches.

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Rates

Starting from RMB 31,200 per person

Inclusions
All accommodation on a shared basis;
Meals as specified;
Excursions and transfers as included in the quote;
Most safari camps/lodges include two game activities per day in their rate – one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Private activities and guide may be booked, at an additional cost, for sole use or special interest activities. Please advise if you would like additional information on this service;
Services of the camp/lodge guides and staff;
Relevant park fees and entrance fees as specified in the quote;
Drinks as specified – drink inclusions may differ between camps/lodges;
Laundry can be done at most camps/lodges and hotels. In some cases this is included in the rate;
Air transfers as specified;
Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST).

Exclusions
Meals not specified in the quote such as lunch and dinner in city hotels;
Any drinks, park fees, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified in the quote;
Any scheduled commercial flights and related taxes;
Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance;
Staff gratuities;
Any new Government Taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control;
Visa fees where relevant. Should a visa payment be required, this will need to be made in US$ cash. Change is often not provided and thus the exact amounts payable are essential. Travellers Checks and credit cards are not accepted for this purpose;
International Airport Departure Taxes (applicable at manned airports only) which is to be paid in US Dollar cash on departure, unless included in your air ticket cost;
Any items of a personal nature.