2022 South Africa – Seek the “Big Five” of Land and Sea – Small Group Tour


SMALL GROUP TOUR – September 8-20, 2022

SOUTH AFRICA | Starts: Johannesburg   Ends: Johannesburg

Limited to 14 Travelers

Accompanied by a Lakani Tour Manager, seek the “Big Five” of Land and Sea on this captivating adventure.

Join your Lakani Tour Manager on a thrilling exploration of the “Big Five” Marine Life and Wildlife of South Africa. Uncover the country’s diverse history and luxuriate aboard an elegant train that takes you back to a bygone era. Scenic landscapes, fabulous wine tastings, unforgettable fauna, and knowledgeable and friendly people reveal the magic of this Rainbow Nation that will captivate you and remain in your memories forever.


  • Admire the changing landscapes of South Africa while luxuriating aboard the renowned Rovos Rail train
  • Learn about the history of diamond mining at Kimberley
  • Ride aboard a motorcycle and sidecar for a unique tour of Cape Town
  • Spend time with adorable African penguins and visit beautiful gardens on a scenic journey around the Cape Peninsula
  • Visit premier wineries in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and sample their wines
  • Spot the Marine Big 5, including whales, sharks, and dolphins on a marine safari at Grootbos
  • Seek the Big 5 wildlife on morning and afternoon drives in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
  • Gain insight from local experts and your Lakani Tour Manager

Pricing & Inclusions


Per Person


Single Supplement

Deluxe accommodations

All meals with opportunities to Dine by Choice at local eateries

VIP service on arrival and departure

Transportation by deluxe vehicles

Gratuities for lodging, meals, local guides and drivers

Internet access at all hotels

Lakani’s “Luggage-One-Touch”

Services of the Lakani Tour Manager from start to finish

Thursday, Sep 8 - Saturday, Sep 10, 2022  •  Johannesburg / Pretoria / Rovos Rail, SOUTH AFRICA -- Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Arrive Johannesburg Airport where you are met and escorted to immigration, baggage claim and Customs, then transferred to your deluxe accommodations. Meet your fellow travelers and Lakani Tour Manager at a welcome cocktail and dinner party.

See a panoramic view of Johannesburg at Top of Africa. Visit the Old Fort Prison at Constitution Hill where Nelson Mandela was once held. Continue to Pretoria and view the Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House Museum, and the Palace of Justice on your way to the private colonial-style railway station for Rovos Rail. Board the luxurious train in time for afternoon tea. Settle in your
deluxe suite and then explore the beautifully wood paneled train, perhaps taking a seat in the lounge car where beverages are served by a doting wait staff as you watch the world go by. Learn about the history of diamond mining on your leisurely tour of Kimberley.

Sunday, Sep 11 - Tuesday, Sep 13  •  Cape Town -- Cape Grace Hotel

Travel across the Karoo to the historic village of Matjiesfontein. Re-board the train in time for lunch and continue through four tunnels and the beautiful Hex River Valley on your way to Cape Town. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your luxurious hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

Tour South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ by motorcycle and sidecar. Take a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, along the scenic coastline to Cape of Good Hope and delightful Boulders Beach with its captivating African penguins; visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. If weather permits, ascend Table Mountain by cable car for stunning views.

Wednesday, Sep 14 - Friday, Sep 16  •  Hermanus -- Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Forest Lodge

Journey through the Cape Winelands and experience wine tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Continue to the breathtaking Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Western Cape and your luxury suite accommodations. Board a private boat for an unforgettable marine safari where you may spot Bottlenose Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, Great White Sharks, and Whales. Discover the conservation efforts of the Grootbos community, monitor wildlife, or help in the community farm.

Saturday, Sep 17 - Monday, Sep 19  •  Kwandwe -- Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Travel to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and your spacious suite with private plunge pool on the banks of the Great Fish River. Enjoy morning and afternoon private game viewing drives. Gather around the campfire each evening with your sundowner beverage and recall the amazing sightings of the day and exchange memories of the trip.

Tuesday, Sep 20  •  Johannesburg

Bid farewell to newfound friends as you depart Kwandwe for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward destination.




Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa  •  Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

An urban sanctuary set amongst lush acres of landscaped gardens. Courtyard Suite.

Rovos Rail  •  Pretoria to Cape Town

Riding in comfort and style on the most luxurious train in the world. Deluxe Suite.

Cape Grace Hotel  •  Cape Town

Elegance on a private quay between Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and yacht marina. Table Mountain Superior Room.

Forest Lodge  •  Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Contemporary and stylish architecture where windows frame natural masterpieces. Sea Facing Luxury Suite.

Fish River Lodge  •  Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Perched along the lush green banks of Fish River and fully immersed in nature. Suite.

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