Reported by J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern
Extraordinary Journeys (EJ Africa) is a specialist in customized luxury African safaris, this one with a twist. Yes, the “Big Five” (rhino, elephant, leopard, lion and Cape buffalo) were deemed the most dangerous to hunt and are still very much of a draw. But there’s so much more than the animals in South Africa There’s the big city: Cape Town.
EJ Africa is now offering an exclusive seven-night South African safari for the price of four nights. This unique trip has been designed to combine four nights of exclusive desert luxury at Tswalu, South Africa’s largest game reserve with the bright lights of the urban chic Kensington Place in Cape Town. Activities such as horseback riding safaris, sunset cocktails on the dunes, private five course dinners and luxurious spa treatments are all ready to be experienced.
They’ve named the package Bright Lights; Desert Luxury.
Days 1-4: Tswalu/Tswalu Kalahari
The journey begins as you board the private Tswalu charter to Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private game reserve situated in the heart of the Northern Cape Province. The vast Tswalu reserve accommodates a maximum of 30 only guests at a time, providing guests with an intimate experience of desert luxury amongst the rare wildlife. With emphasis on conservation tourism, Tswalu Kalahari is able to offer superlative game and sightings of the rarest and most extraordinary wildlife including the desert black rhino, black-maned Kalahari lions, meerkats and cheetah just to name a few. Guests design their own itineraries with game drives, bush walks, horseback safaris, star-gazing, sleep-outs as well as spa treatments at the Tswalu Kalahari Spa and its indigenous spa garden. Kalahari is a safe haven for many endangered and rare species while protecting an area of unique diversity and beauty. Conservation, socio-economic development, tourism and responsible environmental management are the four legs upon which Tswalu Kalahari has been developed.
Days 5-8: Cape Town/ Kensington Place
Guests will fly directly to Cape Town on the Tswalu Jet and begin to explore the city from the comfort of Kensington Place, among the coolest and most sparkly boutique hotels in the world. Set amidst fruit trees, an herb garden, a sexy bar and an intimate pool deck, this urban residence masterfully blends a sophisticated sensation between mountain and city. Guests can lounge alongside a brilliant plunge pool or enjoy sumptuous outdoor dining set in the tranquil seclusion of a lush, distinctively landscaped garden. This luxury hotel offers spectacular views of Table Mountain, is located close to the national park and is well placed for discovering the exciting city of Cape Town.
Pricing starts at $4,200 per person, is based on double occupancy per person, and includes four nights accommodation at Tswalu Kalahari, three free nights at Kensington Palace, flights and transportation within South Africa. This promotion is valid November 1, 2011- December 15, 2011.
Information, brochures and reservations can be obtained from Extraordinary Journeys by calling 212.246.7650 or visiting www.ejafrica.com.
If you can’t make it to Southern Africa to go on safari, you can take a great armchair adventure through YourNovel.com’s African Safari: Wild Life, Wild Love, a personalized adventure-romance novel set in Zambia. That’s right, it’s personalized: you and your love are the main characters in the book. We wrote it based on our luxury tent safari there, and you will really get a feel of what it’s like to go on safari by being in the book.
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International Travel Examiners J.S. Fletcher and spouse, Kathy M. Newbern, report on luxury destinations, spas and cruising around the globe. They are award-winning members of the Society of American Travel Writers and created YourSpaReport.com and YourNovel.com, their personalized romance novel business.