- 3 nights at Cape Grace
- 3 nights at Elephant Plains
Enjoy beautiful Cape Town while basking in the luxurious old-school charm of the Cape Grace, right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront marina. Then, take in some of the best game viewing available from Elephant Plains in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve – the highlight of the Kruger National Park.
This is the best of South Africa in one stunning week.
- 3 nights at Cape Grace in Cape Town
- 3 nights at Elephant Plains in the Kruger National Park
Cape Grace includes a full English breakfast and a truly central location. Elephant Plains includes all meals, morning and evening game drives, bush walks and morning tea/coffee.
Price includes transfers from Cape Town International Airport to The Cape Grace, from Cape Grace to Elephant Plains, and from Elephant Plains to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
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With dramatic mountains, a long stretch of Atlantic coastline and a picturesque working harbour, there are few cities in the world to rival “The Fairest Cape”, as explorer Sir Francis Drake described the place in 1580. The city of Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the best tourist destinations in the world – and its superb natural attractions, historic landmarks, fabulous restaurants and fun places to hang out offer all the ingredients for a top holiday destination.
Cape Grace is situated on a private quay, nestled between the working harbour of Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the serenity of an international yacht marina, with Table Mountain and Signal Hill as backdrop. Ardent commitment to service excellence is the hallmark of Cape Grace. Its multi-award-winning Signal Restaurant incorporates local elements in exceptional cuisine that can hold its own with the highest international standards. Enjoy a slice of Cape Town’s social life at the Bascule Bar and sample from its selection of over 500 whiskies from around the world.
If one jewel shines brighter than all the others in South Africa’s tourism crown, it is the Kruger National Park, which is now well over a century old. And the park keeps on expanding. On the eastern and northern sides, the plan is to fully integrate the Kruger with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique, and a few smaller areas. This new multinational conservation collaboration will be called the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, and the ambition is for it to ultimately expand to almost 10 million hectares.
Initially a private family camp, Elephant Plains is now owner-run by Etienne and Marlet Swart, who are living out their dream in the natural joys of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The Lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed, overlooking an open area with a watering hole often frequented by Big 5 game. Decorated in warm, earthy tones, the natural design and architectural flow of the six glass-fronted Luxury Suites falls softly on the eye, while amenities include air-conditioning, fireplaces, mosquito nets, safes and a minibar, along with a lovely deck offering views over the bush.
Cable & Grain Safaris covers Southern and East Africa in extensive detail. Our consultants are intimately familiar with the industry, and we would be delighted to assist in making your dream holiday become reality. Feel free to chat to us about anything you want to know!
With only 3 days in the bush, you’ll be more than consumed by the high quality wildlife activities that Elephant Plains offers. In Cape Town, there is plenty to explore in the city itself, such as music, culture, food and sights. There are also numerous activities than we can arrange.
- Guided hiking in Cape Town. The most popular would be up Table Mountain for the spectacular views, but ask us about other routes if this is an interest.
- Guided mountain biking in and around Cape Town and the Cape Winelands. A fantastic variety of terrain is available.
- Sand boarding. Explore beautiful coastal areas, climb giant dunes and then board down them!
- Shark Cage Diving + the Flying Great Whites - this is an Apex Predators special (some of the hosts for Nat Geo Shark Week), and there is no better way to learn to love these amazing sharks.
- Paragliding and/or skydiving. The ultimate way to get a panoramic view of Cape Town - you just choose the speed at which it happens.
- Snorkel with Cape Fur Seals. These amazingly agile creatures play a significant role in our local ecosystem. Watch them do their thing.
- Scenic flights offer an incredible perspective on how majestic the mountainous shoreline is.
We can happily change the duration of this tour if you'd like to fit in more activities, both in the bush and in the Cape. Simply note this on the booking form.
There are few destinations on the African continent as well known as Cape Town, with Table Mountain as its centrepiece. The city itself is an intoxicating mix of food, culture and history. Further afield, the spring flowers of the West Coast, the vibrant Winelands, and the Whale Coast offer delightful excursions. This could only be topped by the epic wilderness of the Kruger National Park, with some of the best game viewing you can experience. Elephant Plains offers classic safari luxury, and great Big 5 game viewing, sometimes right from the deck in front of the lodge.
includes flights/transfers, and wildlife activities
Cape Grace offers a full English breakfast and a truly central location
Elephant Plains offers all meals, morning and evening game drives, bush walks and morning tea/coffee.
Price includes transfers from Cape Town International Airport to The Cape Grace, from The Cape Grace to Elephant Plains, and from Elephant Plains to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport.
We can add numerous variations to this tour, from swapping in and out the activities, to adding mokoros in the Okavango Delta, Gorilla Trekking or hot air ballooning in the Serengeti. Simply talk to us about the options!
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Ok, so what is a trunk, actually?
An elephant’s trunk is a highly specialised organ that results from the fusion of the nose and upper lip - which is a totally underwhelming description of the magic that actually happens at the front end of an elephant. The trunk contains up to 150,000 separate muscle fascicles, giving it incredible sensitivity and dexterity. Elephants use this organ for breathing, smelling, touching, grasping and making sound. The trunk can both lift up to 350kg, and be gentle enough to crack a peanut shell without breaking the seed. Extending its trunk fully, an adult elephant can reach up to 7m off the ground.
In short, then, the trunk is an amazing tool attached to a fascinating animal!