One of the best ways to see Africa is to combine thrilling cityscape breaks with real time in the wilderness. This way, you balance out your need to shop and eat out with your need to connect with nature and find peace within. Journey in Style is brimming with options for your exciting trip into the southern interior of this massive continent. Take a look at our best city-safari combo package choices!
A wonderful city right in the heart of the bushveld outside Johannesburg is the famous Sun City Resort. If you combine this fun destination with a break in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, you will ensure a balanced holiday. Check out the setting at the Cascades hotel at Sun City - lush gardens, tropical birds and water features make for a unique and relaxing atmosphere. This is a sophisticated hotel that even offers a private man-made beach and tanning island beside the pool. Your children will love the Cascades Fantasy Garden where adventures hide.
Right next door is the safari opportunity Journey in Style recommends you tick off on your bucket list. Enjoy regular game drives in the spectacular Pilanesberg Game Reserve with its rocky outcrops, thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld, rolling grasslands and lightly wooded areas. Find your ideal safari lodge overlooking a waterhole and grassy plain. This is Tshukudu, one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges. Watch wildlife criss-cross the ecosystems below and tick off the Big 5 as you go. Your comfy suite promises decadence with its romantic sunken bath, open plan lounge and bedroom, fireplace and private balcony.
Heading northwest, the magnificent landscapes of Namibia are beckoning. This enormous country offers some quaint German towns, almost lost in time, and worth exploring. Discover the German taste for beer and rich food and set off on some amazing safaris into the huge desert habitats. With Journey in Style, you go all the way – why not stop at Swakopmund en route to the Skeleton Coast to experience the huge Bavarian Church spires and palm trees as they emerge from thick coastal fog. You can stroll around the town, eat out and stay in comfy hotels with ocean views.
There are horse graves near Swakopmund and it is worth taking a drive to see the giant Welwitschia Mirabilis - extraordinary ancient plants estimated to be 2000 years old at least with huge underground stems up to four meters wide! Moving on then to the rocky landscapes of Damaraland for sightings of amazing desert-adapted elephants, Black rhinos, mountain zebras and even lions.
Book into the special Mowani Mountain Camp and explore the Bushmen rock art. Fancy tented accommodation offers awe-inspiring vistas across the Aba Huab Valley and is found within the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site. Feel inspired on this bush part of your city-safari break!
Journey in Style has so much of value to offer you and one of our favourite destinations has to be Malawi, friendly beating heart of Africa. Explore the oldest city in Malawi, Blantyre, which is named after the Scottish birthplace of David Livingstone. It is a large bustling place now, the fascinating hub of Malawi’s industry and commerce, founded in 1876 by Scottish missionaries.
From here, get ready to discover the remote areas of Mulanje and the Lower Shire Valley. Did you know that Mulanje is the highest mountain in Malawi, its highest peak, Sapitwa Peak, towering over 3001m high? Check into the gloriously luxurious Huntingdon House on Satemwa Estate, a working tea and coffee farm in Thyolo District in the Shire Highlands. Appreciate this elegant, colonial-style homestead and its magnificent gardens, lovely old trees and awesome views.
What more could you wish for from a city-safari holiday in Africa? Contact us today for more exciting combo packages, the list is endless.