Grootbos Coastal, Tswalu Kalahari & Kruger Villa Retreat

Tour Overview

Embark on the ultimate South African private villa adventure! Explore the vibrant cityscape of Cape Town, marvel at the vast beauty of the Kalahari, and experience the wildlife wonders of Sabi Sand.

9 Nights
Year Round
From $ 19,400 per person


Day 1



Cape Town, South Africa, the oldest and arguably the most stunning city, nestles beneath the majestic Table Mountain. Thrill-seekers revel in diverse adventures—hiking trails, mountain biking, surfing, deep-sea diving, or breathtaking cable car rides offering panoramic views. The city's multicultural tapestry unravels across lively beaches, historical winelands, tight-knit neighbourhoods, and lavish coastal areas.

Delving into townships like Langa and landmarks like Robben Island unveils a complex, sometimes turbulent history. Cape Town seamlessly intertwines adventure, history, and cultural diversity, promising an indelible journey for all who explore its myriad facets.

Private road transfer Cape Town Airport to Ellerman House

Private road transfer Cape Town Airport to Ellerman House

Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, collect your luggage and head to Arrivals Hall to meet Ellerman House's driver holding a nameboard. You will be escorted to the vehicle for a seamless road transfer to the hotel.

Ellerman House - Villa One

Ellerman House - Villa One (3 nights)

Ellerman House, an exclusive haven in Cape Town's Bantry Bay, offers discerning luxury travellers panoramic Atlantic Ocean views with Lion’s Head as a backdrop. This luxury boutique hotel embodies South African authenticity through local art, design, cuisine, and hospitality for a world-class guest experience.

Villa One, a quintessential coastal retreat can accommodate up to 10 guests. It boasts spacious entertainment areas, relaxation spots, and a private infinity pool, showcasing the glamorous ocean side lifestyle that defines Cape Town's allure.

Breakfast • All House Drinks excluding Wines & Champagne • Complimentary Mini Bar • Complimentary Airport Transfers • Art Tour • Wine Tasting • Complimentary WiFi • Sunset Experience

Day 4

Travel Cape Town to Tswalu, Kalahari

Travel Cape Town to Tswalu, Kalahari

After breakfast check out of Ellerman House and meet your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

You will board your Fireblade Aviation scheduled flight to Tswalu Kalahari.

Tswalu Kalahari - Tarkuni Villa

Tswalu Kalahari - Tarkuni Villa (2 nights)

Tswalu allows a reconnection with nature's rhythms, offering an escape governed by seasons, not time. Tarkuni Homestead, once the Oppenheimer family home, embodies a relaxed bush camp vibe with subtle luxury. Its private suites feature spacious bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and serene seating areas. Embracing the outdoors, the suites boast organic-shaped decks, Kalahari stone walls for privacy, and sunny terraces with convertible day beds for stargazing. Guests revel in exclusive comfort under the vast Kalahari skies.

All meals • All beverages & full wine list • Private game viewing vehicle with guide & tracker team • Walking safaris & Nature walks • Habituated meerkats • Horse riding & bird watching • In-suite private bar and gourmet pantry • Laundry and valet services • Complimentary Wifi • Children's Junior Ranger programme and baby-sitting

Activities at Tswalu

Activities at Tswalu

Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker for all bookings
Walking safaris & Nature walks, including traditional plant use interpretation
Habituated meerkats
Horse riding and bird watching
Some of the oldest bushman rock engravings in Africa
A visit to our community clinic and pre-school
The Tswalu Foundation research projects
Involvement in all wildlife project work currently on the property
Children's Junior Ranger programme

Day 6

Travel Tswalu, Kalahari to Sabi Sands

Travel Tswalu, Kalahari to Sabi Sands

After breakfast you will hop on the game drive vehicle for your return transfer to the Tswalu Airstrip.

Board the waiting Fireblade Aviation scheduled charter flight which lands at the Fireblade Hangar at Johannesburg Airport.

You will be transferred a short distance to the Federal Air hangar to board your scheduled charter flight directly to the Cheetah Plains airstrip.



The Sabi Reserve, established in 1898, evolved into the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve in 1948. It is the oldest private game reserve in South Africa and the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa.

Lodges actively engage in environmental management, including wildlife monitoring, anti-poaching efforts, and habitat preservation.

Situated between the Sabi and Sand rivers, the reserve boasts a diverse ecosystem hosting abundant wildlife such as leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hyena, and various antelope species.

Endangered species like Honey Badgers, Ground Hornbills, and Wild Dogs thrive here, offering visitors unique encounters with these rare creatures.

Cheetah Plains - Plains House

Cheetah Plains - Plains House (3 nights)

Welcome to Cheetah Plains, and the ultimate in exclusive luxury.

Each of the three exclusive-use Plains Houses at Cheetah Plains accommodates up to 8 guests per house, offering the ultimate safari experience in the game rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Every house is exquisitely appointed, and boasts a formal lounge, living room, dining area, expansive sun deck, heated swimming pool, wine gallery, chef’s kitchen and four sumptuous separate Private Suites.

Private chef & butler • All meals prepared by private chef • A selection of vintage South African wines, Cap Classiques, Premium Spirits, beers & non-alcoholic beverages • Airstrip Transfers • Walking Safaris • Private game viewer and field guide & tracker team per house

Activities at Cheetah Plains

Activities at Cheetah Plains

Safaris - Twice-daily game drives in prototype Land Cruiser Electric safari vehicles

Bush Walks - Enjoy a guided interpretive bush walk on the plains

Gym - Climate-controlled gym is fitted with the most modern equipment for your training pleasure.

Wellness - Be pampered in the privacy of your Private Suite

Cheetah Plains Childrens Club - includes Bush bumbles, interpretive walks in the garden

Village Visits - Visit the nearby village of Utah

Sharis Boutique

Art at Cheetah Plains Gallery Space

Tastings and Pairings in private custom-designed wine gallery

Day 9

Travel Sabi Sands to Johannesburg

Travel Sabi Sands to Johannesburg

After your morning game drive return to the lodge for breakfast, before checking out. You will be transferred back to the Cheetah Plains Airstrip to meet your Federal Air flight to Johannesburg.



Your tremendous journey with us comes to an end. We wish you safe travels home, and look forward to welcoming you back to our spectacular continent! So much more to explore, so many adventures to be had.
('Go well' - Xhosa)

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