Emirates Executive Private Jet Safari

Sand, Sea, City & Safari

May 13 - 30, 2024

Welcome to your journey

A land of epic contrasts and staggeringly beautiful scenery awaits

Africa, my home, has all gifts. This epic itinerary - Sand, Sea, City & Safari, will take you on a transformational journey of contrasts, showcasing the staggering topographic diversity of Africa’s landscapes, from the sand to the sea. Just ten guests, from the unbridled comfort of the ultimate magic carpet, the Emirates Executive Private Jet.

Every element of this trip is extraordinary, starting with our take-off. The Emirates Executive Private Jet has been customized for your comfort with 10 private suites replete with flat beds and fine linens, a spacious lounge, and a luxury shower spa. Share stories with fellow guests and new friends in the lounge. Enjoy fine dining and the very best wines as we soar. There’s no better experience than flying beyond first class aboard this unparalleled private jet.

Deborah Calmeyer - CEO and founder

Itinerary Overview

Arrival – May 13, 2024
Dubai Airport
A
May 13 - May 14, 2024
1 Night in Dubai at Bvlgari Resort Dubai
B
May 14 - May 17, 2024
3 Nights in Sossusvlei at Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
C
May 17 - May 21, 2024
4 Nights in Cape Town at Ellerman House
D
May 21 - May 23, 2024
2 Nights in Winelands at Delaire Graff Estate
E
May 23 - May 26, 2024
3 Nights in Sabi Sands at Singita Ebony Lodge
F
May 26 - May 30, 2024
4 Nights in Madagascar - Nosy Anko at Miavana by Time & Tide
Departure – May 30, 2024
Dubai Airport

05/13/2024 - 05/14/2024

1 Night in Dubai

ARRIVAL AT BVLGARI RESORT DUBAI
Self-arranged
ACCOMMODATION
5 x Deluxe Beach View Rooms inclusive of breakfast

Dubai

The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates, is a country in Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south and west, as well as sharing maritime borders with Qatar to the west and Iran to the north. Dubai is a vibrant city in the UAE known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

Bvlgari Resort Dubai

A shimmering jewel set on a seahorse-shaped island in Jumeira Bay, Bvlgari Resort Dubai brings Mediterranean style to the Middle East. Surrounded by ocean views and home to the first Bvlgari Yacht Club & Marina, its nautical spirit inspires the Resort’s design, making it an oasis of luxury minutes from the mainland.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Day 1

- Dubai, Bvlgari Resort Dubai

Bvlgari Resort Spa & Wellness

Located on the ground floor of Bvlgari Resort Dubai, the Bvlgari Spa provides the ultimate eudemonic wellness experience over 1,700 square-meter. The spa oasis features a variety of relaxing amenities including 7 treatment rooms and a couple suite, a hammam, a large 25m indoor pool and an iconic vitality pool inspired by the ancient Caracalla Roman baths.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Transit

TRANSFER
Bvlgari Resort - Dubai International Airport (approx. 30 minutes by road)
EMIRATES PRIVATE JET
Dubai - Windhoek via Nairobi for refuelling stop (approx. 10 hours by air)
AIRCRAFT
A319
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Hosea Kutako International Airport you will be assisted with clearing customs & immigrations and onto your connecting flight
SPECIALIST GUIDES THROUGHOUT
ROAR AFRICA
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Windhoek – Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (approx. 35 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x King Air 200 with 2 pilots each
05/14/2024 - 05/17/2024

3 Nights in Sossusvlei

TRANSFER
Sossusvlei Airstrip – Sossusvlei Desert Lodge (approx. 10 minutes by road)
ACCOMMODATION
5 x Luxury Suites inclusive of three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, guided nature walks and quad bike excursions in the NamibRand reserve (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip

Sossusvlei

Located within the Namib-Naukluft Park, Sossusvlei is the largest conservation area in Africa. It is home to the southern part of the Skeleton Coast, as well as the highest dunes in the world, which sit at 325m / 1000 ft. Experience the fascinating desert-adapted fauna and flora and spellbinding sunrises and sunsets (from the ground or from a hot air balloon). Visitors are also invited to try dune boarding, which is not for the faint-hearted.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Nestled deep in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert, Sossuvlei Desert Lodge is named after the great Sossusvlei sand dunes that surround it, that with their distinctive pinky red color and sharp edges, are thought to resemble pyramids. Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is an ultra-luxurious, secluded oasis in an otherwise dry, ancient and starkly beautiful landscape. Here just 10 luxurious suites are equipped with every luxury necessary in the desert, including outdoor showers and skylights over every bed for late night star gazing. Perfect for honeymooners, photographers or for those seeking solitude, activities include a sophisticated observatory where together with the resident astronomer, you can discover the wonders of the night sky. Alternatively, there are early morning hot air balloon trips and scenic flights that will give you some sense of what 36 000 hectares looks like from above. But the main attraction here are the dunes. A few standouts to watch out for include the Big Daddy that measures almost 1066 ft and number 45, a 558 ft high star dune that is said to be composed of 5-million- year-old sand.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Day 2

- Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Game Drives

Set off on a scenic drive to the fascinating petrified dunes, a frozen landscape of endless undulating waves or choose to explore the massive boulders of Bushman’s Koppies, haphazardly strewn one on top of the other like a giant’s building blocks. Stop to admire the thousand hues of a desert sunset before returning to the lodge in the evening. Scenic drives offer an opportunity to encounter a variety of desert-adapted animals such as gemsbok, zebra, springbok, bat-eared fox, aardwolf, caracal and jackal.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Day 3

- Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Scenic Coastal Flight over Namibia

Experience the desert from above on a 2.5 hour helicopter flight. Fly over the Devil’s Fork dune formation and soar past the gnarled, twisted trees of Deadvlei. Continue until you hit the coast where the dunes fringe the sea, turn north from Meob Bay and follow the shoreline towards the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck. Enjoy a champagne stop and head home with views of Witberg Mountain.

Sossusvlei Guided Nature Walks

The guided nature walk starts at sunrise, departing from the Lodge and takes place on and around the spectacular Elim Dune Belt. The knowledgeable guides focus on the small things often overlooked – nocturnal animal tracks, plant species and smaller wildlife.

Visit to Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei

World-famous Sossusvlei is the name of an enormous clay pan, flanked by the famous sand dunes that flush red in the early morning sun – as well as the name of the area in general. Close to the Sossusvlei pan is Dead Vlei, another pan where water once flowed, but now all that remains are the skeletons of trees reach up out of the cracked earth.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Day 4

- Sossusvlei, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Hot Air Balloon Adventure over Sossusvlei

Experience Namibia’s towering dunes and desert landscapes from a hot air balloon. This thrilling adventure takes you across the beautiful Sossusvlei area on a gentle, yet exciting ride, beginning at sunrise so you are able to view the spectacular dawn breaking over the dunes. This is one of the best ways to experience Sossusvlei’s stunning views. 

Sossusvlei Guided E-biking Excursions

Take in the sweeping scenery riding electric powered bikes. Set out for a day of adventure and explore the natural wonders of Namibia and the Sossusvlei landscape with your guide. Bikes are subjects to availability.

Sossusvlei Wildlife

Conservation of wildlife is a high priority in Namibia. The protection of animals was already regulated in 1907 with the founding of the first national parks. The dry and barren environment of Sossusvlei seems entirely inhospitable and yet there is an amazing diversity of species there. From the Atlantic Ocean the Benguela Current brings cool mist into the area so that sufficient moisture is present. Nevertheless, the temperature may rise directly on the floor up to 70 degrees Celsius, so it may not be amiss to animals when they bury themselves into the cool sand. Comprising of mostly small animals that can survive with little water, including a number of arthropods, small reptiles and small mammalians such as rodents or jackals; bigger animals include antelopes (mainly oryxes and springboks) and ostriches. During the flood season, several migrant bird species appear along the marshes and rivers. Much of the Sossusvlei and Namib fauna is endemic and highly adapted to the specific features of the Namib. Most notably, fog beetles such as the Namib Desert Beetle have developed a technique for collecting water from early morning fogs through the bumps in their back.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge Wellness

Indulge in one of the many relaxing treatments available at the lodge, for a truly authentic African spa experience that rejuvenates the mind, body and soul. Their signature Healing Earth Wellness Treatments promise to leave you feeling in harmony with the tranquility of the surrounds.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Transit

TRANSFER
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – Sossusvlei Airstrip (approx. 10 minutes by road)
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge - Windhoek (approx. 35 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x King Air 200 with 2 pilots each
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport, you will be assisted with customs and immigrations and onto your connecting flight
EMIRATES PRIVATE JET
Windhoek - Cape Town (approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes by air)
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and assisted with clearing customs and immigrations and onto your transfer
05/17/2024 - 05/21/2024

4 Nights in Cape Town

TRANSFER
Cape Town International Airport – Ellerman House (approx. 40 minutes by road)
ACCOMMODATION
5 x Deluxe House Rooms inclusive of return transfers from Cape Town International Airport and Cape Town locations, breakfast, laundry packed in tissue paper, beverages (excluding wines & Champagne) - inclusive of spirits and beer, fully stocked in-room bar with luxury brands, guest pantry (24 hour) with wide selection of snacks and in-between meal options

Cape Town

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa's southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Affectionately known as The Mother City, it was established in 1652 as a refueling station for ships bound for the East (the Spice Route), and became the first city in South Africa. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful metropolises in the world. Nestled against the iconic Table Mountain and surrounded by beautiful beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town offers visitors a host of outdoor adventures and leisure activities. With a number of luxury hotels around the peninsula, it also makes for the perfect base from which to embark on tours of southern South Africa - either inland or along the south and west coasts.

Ellerman House

Ellerman House is a jewel in Cape Town's hospitality sector. With its commanding views of the ocean in one of the Cape's most prestigious residential areas, the property was designed with the most discerning traveler in mind. The elegant mansion offers 11 rooms and two suites plus two separate villas to accommodate larger groups. Terraced indigenous gardens, an indulgent spa, an extensive collection of original South African art and the Ellerman House Wine Gallery are just some of the exclusive experiences available to guests.

Friday, May 17, 2024

Day 5

- Cape Town, Ellerman House

Explore the Gallery at Ellerman House

Fine art is the soul of Ellerman House, and their collection sets them apart from other fine hotels in South Africa. This grand assortment of works has been assembled over three decades, and features a uniquely South African twist. The originals span over a century, from the 1910 Volschenk of an undeveloped Camps Bay, to contemporary works from Vusi Khumalo. While Cape paintings were the original focus, the scope grew with the collection, and now encompasses an intriguing cross-section of genres representing a hundred years of South African culture. December 2009 marked the birth of Ellerman House Contemporary, a modern art gallery created to delight guests with talented South African artists Ever-evolving, the collection is rotated every season.

Ellerman House Dining

The cuisine at Ellerman House works in symphony with their art and fine wine, creating an extraordinary experience for even the most discerning traveler. Vibrant recipes that reflect the best of local and seasonal flavors will delight taste buds and astound the senses. The restaurant at Ellerman House is so much more than a hotel dining room. "It’s a fully-fledged restaurant experience in an exclusive, family-owned hotel setting," explains Rudolph Blaauw, Executive Chef.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Day 6

- Cape Town, Ellerman House

Explore Table Mountain

Table Mountain is 3,563 feet above sea level at its highest point, and is one of the oldest mountains in the world. It is six times older than the Himalayan Mountains and five times older than the Rocky Mountains. The original cable way opened in 1929 and has seen over 21 million people take the cable-car ride to the mountain's top. The ride provides 360-degree views of Table Bay, Robben Island, Signal Hill and the City Bowl, which can be seen from cable-car's revolving floor. At the end of the cable-car journey, you can explore two miles of trails and enjoy the unrivaled panoramic views in every direction.

Cape Town City Food Walking Tour

This tour explores Cape Town from all sides. It aims to climb under the skin of the city so that by the end of the day you understand the pulse of the city.  It will be explored from all sides - the history, the people, their cultures, their cuisines, as well as contemporary Cape Town and its artisanal trends. Cape Town is a city that has been metamorphosing at a rapid rate over the last ten years - it feels like a butterfly that is emerging from a city that was once a rundown area, that was purely a business district, into a city where people now live and play.

Bo-Kaap

Spend part of your day wandering through the magnificent streets of the Bo-Kaap, one of the oldest urban residential areas in Cape Town. This section of land, nestled below Signal Hill, was formerly known as the Malay Quarter, still home to a vast population of Cape Malay residents. Their ancestors were brought to the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch as slaves, in the 16th and 17th centuries, and their homes have been passed down through generations. Stroll the historic cobbled streets between the brightly colored houses and meet the friendly people who often sit outside on their stoeps (verandas). If you're lucky, you may even be invited inside for tea! 

The Hidden Gin Bar

One of the South Africa’s only true speak-easy bars, accessed through a Chocolate Café, and nestled within a Mediterranean-style secret courtyard. Inspired by the history of the heritage building itself (which was a morgue until recently) and the "Quack" medicinal history of gin and Juniper (the defining ingredient of gin), The Gin Bar offers elixirs, tinctures and potions to cure all manner of ills. The setting will transport you to a quirky piazza in Italy, with fairy lights and eccentric décor adding to the beauty of it all.

The Tigger Too Royale Catamaran

Set sail on your 2-hour private cruise aboard the 55’ Tigger Too Royale luxury Catamaran. You will depart from the V&A Waterfront and cruising past Mouille Point, Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton 4th Beach, Camps Bay or Table Bay. Slowly cruise back as the sun sets to the city lighting – a first class experience with Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles as an exquisite backdrop.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Day 7

- Cape Town, Ellerman House

GUIDE
ROAR AFRICA

Cape Peninsula Tour

On this tour you will explore Cape Point, along the Atlantic coastline, to the Cape of Good Hope. From the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay, you'll drive through the twists and turns of Chapman's Peak road. Enjoy the magnificent 180-degree views of the ocean and coastline below, as well as the breathtaking mountains that rise up, as you approach Cape Point. This narrow finger of land with beautiful valleys, bays, and beaches, is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach is a sheltered beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, from which the name originated. It's a sheltered public bay with a sandy beach, boardwalk, and a free-roaming colony of African penguins.

Penguin Paddle Boulders Beach

Launch into the cool, clear, sparkling water of the Atlantic Ocean, feel the spray of the salt water dripping off the end of your paddle as you weave your way through the rocky pools and outcrops around Boulders Beach.  As the sun warms your shoulders, a penguin skims the water below you, diving and dancing in the waves. Using stable, easy to paddle, two-man kayaks, you will explore the crystal waterways of this fascinating Penguin colony. After donning your lifejacket you will be guided by an instructor to view the penguins waddling over the rocks and gliding through the water. Sea kayaking is safe and easy. This is a unique interactive experience in a very popular area.  

Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation, which opened to the public in April 2018, is a new center for the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature. Its sculpture garden, outdoor amphitheater, purpose-built exhibition spaces, and research library are situated within a unique setting that will offer visitors a multisensory experience. This is complemented by a sophisticated restaurant and bar and bespoke shop. The foundation is honored to be the custodians of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Edoardo Villa Estate Collection, and the Alexis Preller Archive.

Skotnes Restaurant at the Norval Foundation

The Skotnes Restaurant is the culinary arm of the Norval Foundation. Named after legendary South African artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, the restaurant is naturally at home in the world of art. Overlooking the foundation’s serene wetland and innovative Sculpture Garden, the Skotnes seamlessly integrates nature and architecture. The menu pays homage to classical South African cuisine, while updating its flavors and distilling its ingredients to their simplest possible presentation. All ingredients are sourced from local, small-batch suppliers, with the intention of supporting and uplifting local communities.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Day 8

- Cape Town, Ellerman House

Private tour of Robben Island with Christo Brand - Mandela’s former prison guard

To provide an accurate idea of where South Africa is today, one needs to understand it's history. When the Dutch settled in the Cape in the mid-1600s, Robben Island was utilized as a hospital. Later, it became a training and defense station during World War II. However, it is best known as the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Today, it is a World Heritage Site as well as a museum and serves as a poignant reminder of South Africa's fight for freedom and democracy. Regular tours are are led by former inmates, who offer you first-hand perspectives of life in prison during Apartheid. ROAR AFRICA’s guide for this very special tour is Christo Brand – Mandela’s former prison guard who first came to the island in 1978 as a pro-apartheid, 18-year-old white prison guard. Christo’s experiences with the dignified 60-year-old Mandela compelled him to change his views about not just the man, but racial oppression and his country too. 'He was down-to-earth and courteous. He treated me with respect and so my respect for him grew. After a while, even though he was a prisoner, a friendship grew,' said Brand, of the relationship that transformed his life.  Brand came to do 'favors' for Mandela, such as smuggling him the bread and the hair pomade that he liked to use, and bringing him messages from friends and family. He once went so far as to break the rules and allow Mandela to hold his infant grandson.

Our tour will include a visit to the limestone quarry, where the prisoners worked, as well as the cell where Nelson Mandela spent 17 years of his 27-year prison sentence. Today, the museum is a dynamic institution that runs educational programs for youths and adults, whilst facilitating tourism development and conducting ongoing research related to the island. It is also a focal point of South African history and heritage.

Private Tour of the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art

Historically Africa’s cultural narrative has largely been told by outsiders, with some of the continent’s best art works languishing in private collections, the extraordinary importance of what businessman and philanthropist, Jochen Zeitz has set out to do with the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) packs a positive punch. Housed in a historic grain silo at the V&A Waterfront that had stood derelict for years, British architect Thomas Heatherwick was tasked with reimagining the 187 ft high building with 42 gargantuan inner tubes into an iconic museum of global significance. With 80 galleries, the Zeitz MOCAA is the first museum on the continent dedicated to African contemporary art. Enjoy this privately curated experience offering you exclusive after hours access to discover the leading global collection of contemporary art from Africa and the diaspora. 

Kirstenbosch Gardens

The beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens, recently voted as one of the top five gardens to visit in the world, were established in 1913, to conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora and fauna of Southern Africa. In 2004, the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, the 36-hectare nature reserve supports fynbos (shrub and heathland), forest and a variety of animals. It was the first national garden in the world devoted to a country's indigenous plants and homes many collections, including cycads, proteas, ericas, pelargoniums and succulents.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Transit

TRANSFER
Ellerman House – Cape Town Harbour Helipad (approx. 10 minutes by road)

Helicopter Excursion to Delaire

Enjoy an exhilarating helicopter flight to Delaire Graff Wine Estate. Launch from Cape Town harbour and get transported to great heights and phenomenal views as you fly over the city centre and make your way to the winelands. Spend some time circling the farms and vineyards of Stellenbosch before landing at Delaire Graff Estate. A world-leading destination for wine, art and hospitality in an unrivalled setting. Designed with the discerning global traveller in mind, savour breath-taking, uninterrupted views of the valley.

05/21/2024 - 05/23/2024

2 Nights in Winelands

ACCOMMODATION
5 x Superior Lodges inclusive of full breakfast at Indochine or in the comfort of your Lodge, complimentary mini bar, Nespresso coffee, wireless internet access, laundry service and a Delaire Graff wine tasting

Winelands

The Cape Winelands is an exquisite area of dramatic mountains and fertile valleys, dotted with vineyards, orchards and classic Cape Dutch houses. The region provides visitors with a delightful combination of beautiful scenery, renowned vineyards and small historic towns. There are hundreds of wine estates to visit, each one offering the opportunity to sample unique varietals and blends, in a picture-perfect setting.

Delaire Graff Estate

Experience the ultimate in luxury, combined with Delaire’s unique blend of South African hospitality. Nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch, owner Laurence Graff visited the Estate for the first time back in 2003 and felt a strong connection in an instant – it was love at first sight. The incredible views provide the perfect backdrop to outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, exuberant landscaping, destination Spa and luxury boutiques. The talented team harness a united vision and passion, and their continuing dedication brings the true beauty of this piece of paradise to each guest.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Day 9

- Winelands, Delaire Graff Estate

Lunch at Delaire Graff Restaurant

Nestled in arguably the most beautiful wine valley in the world, Delaire Graff Restaurant showcases executive chef Christiaan Campbell's signature ‘bistro-chic’ style cuisine. Known for his creative pairings and dishes that are infused with vibrant flavours, Campbell has elevated dining at Delaire to an art form. Relax on the terrace under a dappled canopy of pin oak trees while enjoying breathtaking views, or take a seat in the spectacular restaurant interior, decorated with a diverse collection of South African art.

Delaire Spa

Your journey to total relaxation and wellbeing begins at Delaire Graff Spa. Set in its own unique surroundings, there are five elegant Spa suites for you to experience an altogether more rarefied calm, where skin perfection and treatments leave the body and mind glowing. Expert hands guide you in indulgent all-day Spa rituals, pampering and wellness. A holistic experience from beginning to end, the Spa welcomes you. With treatments available for all ages, they craft their Spa experiences using the finest beauty products from Swiss Perfection, Aromatherapy Associates and Terres d’Afrique.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Day 10

- Winelands, Delaire Graff Estate

GUIDE
ROAR AFRICA accompanied by Award-Winning Sommelier, Joseph Dhafana

Joseph Dhafana, Award-Winning Sommelier

Joseph Dhafana is an acclaimed winemaker, sommelier, and close personal friend of the ROAR AFRICA team with a remarkable life story. Born in a rural Zimbabwean village, he fled the country as a refugee in 2009, arriving in South Africa stowed in a crate. From Johannesburg, Joseph moved to the Cape and worked tirelessly toward a meteoric rise from gardener to barman to becoming the top Sommelier in South Africa. A living embodiment of the grit, determination, humility and good humor Zimbabweans are renowned for, Joseph regularly competes against the world's best at France's World Wine Blind Tasting Championships with an all-Zimbabwean team. To taste and talk with a sommelier as storied and successful as Joseph Dhafana is an extraordinarily special and rare opportunity, one we are delighted to share with guests on the Greatest Safari on Earth. These new relationships that form between old friends and new friends are part of what makes this once-in-a-lifetime trip so unique.

Waterford Wine & Chocolate Pairing

'The Waterford Way' is a philosophy that celebrates food, wine, family and friends. Guests are invited to Waterford farm and treated to a unique and flavorful chocolate and wine tasting experience. Created by Senior Winemaker Kevin Arnold and Chocolatier Richard von Geusau, a series of dark and milk chocolates are paired with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and natural sweet wines, which give totally unique taste sensations. 

Chefs Warehouse at Maison Estate

Chefs Warehouse at Maison is about experiencing food like you’ve never experienced it before. In short, it’s about the sheer pleasure of taste. By pairing flavors in unexpected and exciting ways, an infinite number of fresh taste sensations is created for you to enjoy. Under the guidance of Chef Liam Tomlin, dynamic young chef David Schneider uses fresh ingredients, based on seasonal availability, to create a global tapas inspired menu that incorporates a world of different flavors in one, multi-coursed meal. Expect the unexpected.

La Motte Tasting Room

Taste the La Motte range of elegant wines, produced to express distinctive varietal character, and combining the best of what farms situated in diverse climatic regions have to offer, as well as the limited volume premium La Motte Pierneef range, consisting of varietal wines and innovative blends.

Explore Franschhoek

Mingled in between the village's cafés and restaurants you'll find a treasure trove of retail magic and a deep history. Our founders’ routes go back to 1688 where the family of French Huguenots settled in this area. Explore the family tree in the Huguenot Museum and if you are looking for antiques, collectable books and artworks, all of these can be found along the main street.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Transit

TRANSFER
Winelands – Cape Town International Airport (approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes by road)
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport you will be assisted onto your flight
EMIRATES PRIVATE JET
Cape Town - Nelspruit (approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
A319
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport you will be assisted onto your connecting flight
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Nelspruit - Singita Ebony Lodge (approx. 15 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x King Air 200 with 2 pilots each
05/23/2024 - 05/26/2024

3 Nights in Sabi Sands

TRANSFER
Singita Airstrip - Singita Ebony Lodge (approx. 10 minutes by road)
ACCOMMODATION
5 x Luxury Suites inclusive of all meals, beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne), twice daily open Land Rover safaris, walking safaris, road transfer between Singita airstrip & lodges and laundry service

Sabi Sands

An astonishingly beautiful private reserve that sits on the border of the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand offers a variety of exclusive retreats specifically geared towards the most discerning of travelers. Breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife encounters are sure to astound. The Sabi Sand Reserve itself consists of a number of smaller private reserves. It is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in South Africa and, as such, has an impressive conservation track record. It is also the oldest of South Africa's private reserves and has only ever been a wilderness area. A rich mix of diverse game, true exclusivity and a good serving of bush luxury await.

Singita Ebony Lodge

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony’s position in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country’ makes for a unique wilderness experience. Situated in Sabi Sands Reserve, a group of private concessions adjacent to Kruger National Park in the lowveld of Mpumalanga, daily drives here never fail to deliver sightings of everything from leopard, lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant, to cheetah, wild dogs and many types of bird. Situated as it is on the banks of the Sand River, Ebony Lodge takes safari design to new levels with a fresh contemporary take on the bush aesthetic. Here interiors are contemporary yet historic with antiques, original artefacts, period chests, authentic hunting memorabilia and original family heirlooms from owner, Luke Bailes’ grandfather, who first bought the concession in 1925. Each of the luxurious twelve suites is immersed in nature, with external walls replaced by canvas and glass to maximize the views. Private pools and outdoor pavilion decks are suspended off the riverbank as if they are hanging off the trees. Activities include everything from mountain biking to archery, guided safari walks, spa treatments and the use of an outdoor gym. A stargazing safari beneath the vast African sky is another must-do.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Day 11

- Sabi Sands, Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Game Drives

Enjoy the exloration adventures on a tailormade game drive with your personal Field Guide. With unfiltered time in wide-open spaces you are bound to be enchanted by encounters with Africa’s most iconic wildlife. Ebony Lodge has access to 45,000 acres within the breathtaking wildlife sanctuary that’s renowned for its high concentrations of big game and frequent leopard sightings.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Day 12

- Sabi Sands, Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Ebony Guided Bush Walks

Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

Birding at Singita

The Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands has a list of over 500 bird species, some of which are not to be found elsewhere in South Africa. Hornbills, Starlings, Vultures, Rollers, Bee-eaters and Shrikes typify the ubiquitous avi-fauna and birders can look forward to pursuing the big 6 (Saddle-billed Stork, Kori Bustard, Martial Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Pel's Fishing-Owl and Ground Hornbill). This area of South Africa is exceptionally rewarding for birders.

Singita Sabi Sands Sunset Cocktails

As you wind up your day, your game drive will be spiced by an evening of pure relaxation of body & mind right in middle of the African bush. Your ranger will decide on the perfect spot for you to enjoy a refreshing sun-downer, allowing you to stretch your legs while experiencing the one of the most exquisite sunsets you will ever see.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Day 13

- Sabi Sands, Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Sabi Sands K9 Unit

Rhino poaching has become one of the most pressing conservation issues of the century, and in 2012 Singita took the bold step of employing a highly-skilled team of dog-handlers to ramp up anti-poaching patrols on Singita’s 45 000 acre concession within the Reserve. Patrols are conducted 24 hours per day throughout the year, come rain or shine. Visit the canine unit based in the Sabi Sand and meet with one of the senior dog handlers. Go behind-the-scenes at the base camp and see the workings of this dedicated and specialised unit. The dogs are highly trained and able to perform multiple functions, from pursuing intruders to sniffing out rhino horn and ammunition from vehicles and bags. Watch the dogs use their skills to track through the bush as part of routine exercises in the Sabi Sand.

Sabi Sands Wildlife

Renowned for Big Five game viewing, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve lies adjacent to the south-west corner of The Kruger National Park, with which it shares a 50-kilometer boundary. There are no fences between the two reserves, allowing game to move freely between the areas and, as a result, the reserve offers some of the most exceptional wildlife in southern Africa. Two rivers cross Sabi Sand: The Sabi River on its boundary in the south and the Sand River that flows from northwest to southeast. This has resulted in an abundance of leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena and a wide variety of antelope and other species.

Dining at Singita

Singita showcase Africa’s diverse cooking methods. These methods are continually blended with the latest international culinary trends, influences and flavors to create an unforgettable dining experience for you. The result, of these unique combinations, is a series of spectacular dining experiences. A private dinner on the deck of your suite, or in the bush under the African stars is offered to couples wanting to spend time together in privacy. You will be able to relish the crisp cool evenings, especially after the heat of the day, as you enjoy a meal listening to the nocturnal noises of the animals around you.

Sabi Sands Stargazing

Sabi Sands prime location, well away from city lights, means boundless stargazing opportunities, regardless of the season. Most winter nights are cloudless and thousands of stars are visible to the naked eye. Trained rangers provide enlightening and entertaining commentary about the southern hemisphere constellations, most notably the magnificent Southern Cross (or Crux to use the formal term). Too far south to be viewed by latitudes north of 25°, this constellation was for centuries a sailor’s navigational best friend once they crossed the Equator. Together with the Pointers, comprising Alpha and Beta Centauri, it can still be very effectively used to find south, even whilst out on safari. Also visible however is the False Cross which lies 25° west-northwest of the Southern Cross. Regrettably it proved the nemesis of many a captain trying to steer his ship around the Cape of Good Hope.  Mistaking it for the Southern Cross they would think they were further south than they were and, turning their ships to round the Cape, ran aground. Numerous shipwrecks along the Cape coast are testament to its deceptiveness. All stargazing at Cheetah Plains Sabi is tailored to guests’ requests – either by the ranger whilst on evening safari, or by one of the senior rangers who can set up a telescope and together with the use of sky maps and a laser pointer take you on a dedicated sky safari.  

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Transit

TRANSFER
Singita Ebony Lodge - Singita Airstrip (approx. 10 minutes by road)
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Singita Ebony Lodge – Nelspruit (approx. 15 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x King Air 200 with 2 pilots each
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport you will be assisted with customs and immigration and onto your connecting flight
EMIRATES PRIVATE JET
Nelspruit - Antananarivo (approx. 3 hours by air)
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Ivato International Airport you will be assisted with clearing customs amd immigrations and onto your connecting flight
AIRCRAFT
A319
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Antananarivo - Diego Suarez (approx. 2 hours and 55 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x Cessna Caravans with 2 pilots each
05/26/2024 - 05/30/2024

4 Nights in Madagascar - Nosy Anko

ACCOMMODATION
5 x One-bedroom Villas inclusive of all meals, selected premium wines, top shelf spirits & bar drinks, laundry, service charge & the following shared activities - Forest walks, scuba diving around Miavana, resort diving lessons, snorkelling, boat cruises, Island cultural visits, shore-based fishing, half day fishing trips, surf-ski, stand-up paddle boarding, bicycling and use of one electric buggy per villa

Madagascar - Nosy Anko

Madagascar is a celebration of the extraordinary; a place where Nature’s creative genius takes flight. In its northern waters, the marine biodiversity culminates. In this region, you will find Nosy Anko, part of a private five-island archipelago. Sink your feet into the pearly sands of a remote island sanctuary where you'll taste sweet jasmine on the breeze while gazing at a thousand sparkling shades of turquoise.

Miavana by Time & Tide

Set within 15 000 hectares of protected marine conservancy on Nosy Ankao, Miavana by Time + Tide is a parallel universe for the modern-day explorer or those of you with a penchant for places that are off-the-beaten track. The establishment of Miavana by Time + Tide as an eco-lodge was not without hard work, it took six years to develop, with Miavana by Time + Tide supporting local conservation efforts to reduce net fishing and monitor wildlife movement on and around the island, long before a pole was put into the ground. This is evident in the success of Miavana by Time + Tide's lemur breeding program and the fact that four species of turtle nest on the shores around the lodge all year round. Adventure and nature enthusiasts need look no further, for Miavana by Time + Tide is an adventure playground par excellence. ROAR AFRICA’s guides will design water and land activities around you, as well as wildlife experiences all underpinned by the absolute uniqueness of Madagascar. As such, it is quite reasonable to start your day wakeboarding or waterskiing at sunrise, followed by diving un-explored reefs or doing a kitesurfing safari across stretches of wild water that no one has ever seen – all before lunch. Afternoons can be taken up with adventure caving through the mountains with your own private helicopter in pursuit or go to Amber Mountain for the afternoon where you will have the opportunity to see several species of lemur, chameleon and the world’s smallest vertebrate, the Brookesia. From fishing to birdwatching, lemur trekking to geological trails, the activities at Miavana by Time + Tide are as megadiverse as the island itself – which is why we say without hesitation that Miavana offers an experiential experience like no other.  

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Day 14

- Madagascar - Nosy Anko, Miavana by Time & Tide

Time + Tide Miavana Sundowns

Madagascar is a land of exotic rarity and Miavana invites you to indulge in its treasures. The sunsets are spectacular. Relax in the boma and soak in the beauty all around you. Miavana sundown’s are the perfect backdrops for dinner. Every day the island’s culinary team creates exquisite dishes that bring together the finest local ingredients with world class skill.

Monday, May 27, 2024

Day 15

- Madagascar - Nosy Anko, Miavana by Time & Tide

INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Helicopter Safari

Time + Tide Miavana by Air

Explore the northern reaches of Madagascar on their half day helicopter safaris. Visit Ankarana or Amber Mountain National Parks, be guided through the forests by their expert guides and see the unique grey Tsingy or different species of lemurs and other wildlife.

Time + Tide Miavana Land Based Activities

Whether you choose to take in the breathtaking sights on foot or by bike, this is your opportunity to discover pristine forests, vast night skies and very many other unique experiences on offer at Time + Tide Miavana. Ask about guided nature walks on a network of trails around Nosy Ankao where you will see chameleons, snakes and a variety of bird life in what is a unique and informative introduction to the island’s unique flora. Have the perfect pitstop and refuel with with delicious picnic near the beach.

Nature Walks at Miavana

Head out on your own to explore the island’s trails or enjoy a guided nature walk for an introduction to Miavana’s abundant fauna and flora. There is the possibility of seeing bright colourful chameleons and one of its smallest as well as non- venomous reptiles, a variety of butterflies and bountiful bird life. We can also recommend a night walk at full moon or when the stars are bright.

Diving at Time + Tide Miavana

Time + Tide Miavana's abundant marine life will amaze even the most experienced diver with diving in these clear aquamarine waters a bucket list activity for many of the world’s top oceanographers and marine biologists. If you’re neither of those, fear not for Miavana offers a range of snorkeling and scuba diving activities to suit every level so you can choose to start your diving journey in Madagascar with an Open-water course or for those have dived previously, you can do your Advanced open-water course with Time + Tide Miavana's experienced PADI instructors. There is a refresher dive course available too if haven’t dived for a while. Time + Tide Miavana also offers a Bubble Maker Dive on the lodge’s house reef for children between the ages of 8-10. Children 10 years and above can opt to do a PADI Discover Scuba Dive, this closely guided introduction to diving is designed as a first foray into the underwater world with a maximum depth of 40ft. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Day 16

- Madagascar - Nosy Anko, Miavana by Time & Tide

Time + Tide Miavana Lemur Trek

Stroll through Madagascar’s magnificent forests where you can spot lemurs in their natural habitat. Look forward to up-close encounters with these unique creatures a mere 10 minutes away by helicopter or 25 minutes by boat. Spot the endemic Golden Crowned Sifaka, Perrier’s Sifaka or the Crowned Lemur.

Time + Tide Lighthouse Tour

Tour the island by four-wheeler, ending off at the Lighthouse of Nosy Ankao built by the colonial French in 1937. Offering a stunning viewpoint for a spectacular sunset, wonderful marine vistas and a fantastic 360-degree view of the archipelago look out. The tour will conclude at Andrangana Bay where you will enjoy sundowners and snacks at the Ampasimangidy Papa Silence Bar.

Time + Tide Miavana Spa

Experience ‘In Villa’ pampering with organic products that harness the potency of Africa’s and Madagascar’s botanical heritage.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Day 17

- Madagascar - Nosy Anko, Miavana by Time & Tide

Time + Tide Miavana on the Water Activities

If you want to truly experience this ancient and pristine environment, you will need to get wet. Luckily, the water is warm (on average 78ºF) and there’s an activity to suit every level of fitness and adventure so you can try your hand at kayaking, paddle boarding and kite surfing or go dolphin, manta ray and whale watching, where you will be able to witness the splendor of these animals in their natural ocean habitat.

Miavana Kite Surfing & Paddle Boarding

Find your balance on the Indian Ocean. Miavana’s calm waters provide the perfect training ground for stand-up paddleboarding, offering an all-round workout and beautiful views above and below the translucent water. Miavana is also a kiteboarder’s paradise, with warm waters, consistent trade winds from mid May to October, and a wide diversity of kite spots around the island, all of which can be enjoyedin complete privacy and exclusivity.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Departure Day

PRIVATE HELICOPTER FLIGHT
Miavana - Diego Suarez (approx. 30 minutes by air)
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Diego Suarez - Morondava (approx. 2 hours and 55 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x Cessna Caravans with 2 pilots each
TRANSFER
Morondova - Avenue of the Baobabs (approx. 30 minutes by road)
INCLUDED ACTIVITY
Guided tour of Baobab Alley, a visit to the Interpretation Center and Brunch
TRANSFER
Avenue of the Baobabs - Morondava (approx. 30 minutes by road)
PRIVATE CHARTER FLIGHT
Morondova - Antananarivo (approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes by air)
AIRCRAFT
2 x Cessna Caravans with 2 pilots each
VIP MEET & ASSIST
Upon arrival at the Ivato International Airport, you will be met and assisted through customs and immigration, and onto your connecting flight
EMIRATES PRIVATE JET
Antananarivo - Dubai (approx. 7 hours by air)
AIRCRAFT
A319
ONWARD ARRANGEMENTS
Self-arranged

Avenue of Baobabs Tsarabanjina

Visit the phenomenal Avenue or Alley of the Baobabs. This is a prominent group of baobab trees lining the dirt road between Morondava and Belon'i Tsiribihina in the Menabe region in western Madagascar. Its striking landscape draws travelers from around the world, making it one of the most visited locations in the region. It has been a center of local conservation efforts, and was granted temporary protected status in July 2007 by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, the first step toward making it Madagascar's first natural monument. The day tour excursion includes a breakfast and or lunch. Additional costs apply.

COST & TRAVEL DETAILS

This adventure will cost approx. $165,300 per person sharing

(based on estimated rates and will be adjusted to 2024 once available)

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Payment & Cancellation Policy
VISAS
VACCINATIONS
LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS