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  • Chocolate, cheese, wine discovery excursion in Franschhoek.
  • Explore Cape Town, Table Mountain, and the Cape Peninsula.
  • Search for wildlife during daily game drives in Kruger National Park.
  • Discover the towns of the scenic Garden Route.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels, and VIP arrival assistance in Johannesburg.
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South Africa captures the essence of the entire continent with its natural wonders, supreme wildlife, dazzling cities and friendly people. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime to Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Durban, Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Uncover the history, mysteries and rich cultures of South Africa with an expert private guide. From big game to nature reserves, cheetah encounters to inquisitive ostriches, peaceful lagoons to breathtaking mountains and coast, there is something for everyone in the Rainbow Nation. Visit Johannesburg to see an historical city undergoing an urban renaissance. Delve into the dramatic history of South Africa on a bicycle tour of Soweto and follow ancient migration paths as you track Africa’s Big 5 game through luxurious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Join in a traditional ceremony at a Zulu Cultural Village and relax on the sunny shores of Durban before exploring the wonders and mysteries of the Garden Route. As you traverse this magnificent stretch of coastline you’ll taste award-winning varietals paired with chocolates, cheeses, and olive oils made in famous winelands. With a private guide, discover the rich landscapes and cultures of sophisticated Cape Town, cradled by soaring Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Johannesburg
    Johannesburg
    • VIP Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Johannesburg
    Johannesburg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Apartheid Museum & Constitutional Hill - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Soweto By Bike (4 hrs) - Bike Tour
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Johannesburg to Skukuza to Sabi Sands
    Johannesburg to Skukuza to Sabi Sands
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Johannesburg - Skukuza [Direct (1hr)] - Flight
    • Skukuza - Sabi Sands [Lion Sands Ivory and River Lodge - 25 mins] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Durban
    Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Durban
    • Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) [KMIA Airport - Southern Lodges (2 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Nelspruit (KMIA) - Durban [Direct (1hr)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(4)
  • Day 7 Durban
    Durban
    • Tour - Private - Valley Scene - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Durban to Knysna
    Durban to Knysna
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Durban - George [Direct (2hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide (Overland)(3)
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Knysna
    Knysna
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide (Overland)(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 10 Knysna to Hermanus
    Knysna to Hermanus
    • Knysna - Hermanus [6hrs ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(3)
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide (Overland)(3)
    • Evening at Leisure
  • Day 11 Hermanus to Franschhoek
    Hermanus to Franschhoek
    • Hermanus - Franschhoek [2hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide (Overland)(3)
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 12 Franschhoek
    Franschhoek
    • Tour - Private - Wine & Other Delights (Chocolate, Cheese & Olives) - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - Vehicle/Guide (Overland)(3)
  • Day 13 Franschhoek to Cape Town
    Franschhoek to Cape Town
    • Franschhoek - Cape Town [With Cape Point and Peninsula Tour] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 14 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 15 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • At Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 16 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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Day 1: Johannesburg

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa you will be met on arrival inside the airport by airport staff with your name on a paging board. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection, customs and on to your onward connecting flight.

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop of times. This includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Day 2: Johannesburg

This tour provides you with an opportunity to take an in-depth look at South Africa’s turbulent past. Starting with a drive across Johannesburg to the south of the city to visit the Apartheid Museum (closed on Mondays!), which opened its doors in 2002. Here you will embark on a historical voyage of discovery, a personal exploration of the past that examines the story of apartheid right up to the first democratic elections held in 1994. The tour of the museum lasts approximately two hours. Then continue to the Constitution Hill precinct, bordered by the inner-city neighbourhoods of Braamfontein and Hillbrow. It is here that South Africa’s new Constitutional Court opened in March 2004. The new court building is, most appropriately, established on the site of the Johannesburg Fort, built as a fortress in 1898 and later converted to one of the country’s most notorious prisons – popularly known as “Number Four”. Your visit here includes entry to the museum which has been established in the old prison and brings home the significance of this development and what it means for the future of Johannesburg.

Experience this exciting and eco-friendly tour for a half day cycling adventure around Soweto township, while getting to know the different communities and its history. This fun and easy tour features historic sights, fantastic guides and smiling faces with a few fun surprises along the way.

Go to places such as a former migrant workers’ hostel for men, then continue to Meadowlands, famous for the forced removals from Sophiatown in the 1950’s. Cycle through historical landmarks of the 1976 student uprisings and visit the memorial site of Hector Pieterson. You will also cycle down Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela used to live and where Bishop Desmond Tutu has his home. Stop for a local lunch - Kata (township Burger) and finish the tour off at the local sheeben to have a drink, play pool and dance to kwaito music.

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel
Apartheid Museum
Apartheid Museum
Soweto
Soweto

Day 3: Johannesburg - Skukuza - Sabi Sands

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Enjoy your direct flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza. This flight will take approximately 1 hour.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One piece not exceeding 8kg (18lb) and maximum dimension of 56cm (L) 36cm (W) 23cm (H). Checked luggage: One piece not exceeding 23 kg (50 lb) and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches).

Enjoy your transfer from Skukuza airport to Lion Sands Ivory and River Lodge in Sabi Sands. The approximate transfer time is 25 mins.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. At 65,000 hectares the expansive Sabi Sands is one of the best in South Africa for viewing the ‘Big 5’. Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, all of the animals roam freely through the reserves. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge

Located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 which instilled a long history of community and conservation. Due to the ideal and  dynamic location, the River Lodge boasts a view of the Sabie River, which cannot be wasted, and is evident through the luxuriously thatched bedrooms featuring a private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all in one glance.

Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite

Day 4: Sabi Sands

Before first light, you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. Many herds of elephants roam the expanses of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. While being very social creatures and the largest living mammal, there is nothing quite like seeing a herd of up to a hundred individuals out on the plains. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. At 65,000 hectares the expansive Sabi Sands is one of the best in South Africa for viewing the ‘Big 5’. Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, all of the animals roam freely through the reserves. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
Sabi Sands Rhinoceros
Sabi Sands Rhinoceros

Day 5: Sabi Sands

Before first light, you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. Many herds of elephants roam the expanses of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. While being very social creatures and the largest living mammal, there is nothing quite like seeing a herd of up to a hundred individuals out on the plains. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. At 65,000 hectares the expansive Sabi Sands is one of the best in South Africa for viewing the ‘Big 5’. Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, all of the animals roam freely through the reserves. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge

Day 6: Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Durban

Transfer between your Sabi Lodge and the KMIA Airport. This drive should take approximately 1.5 to 3 hours. Delays may occur in rainy seasons and drive time will vary depending on the location of your lodge.

Take your flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Durban today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

Private transfer to/from the City Hotels to the King Shaka International Airport.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Elangeni

Southern Sun Elangeni is situated on Durban's North Beach with breathtaking views of Durban's Golden Mile and the warm Indian Ocean. Business and leisure travellers will enjoy fine service and hospitality at one of Durban's premier hotels. The light, spacious lobby is the focal point where friendly, efficient staff provide a warm welcome.

Durban
Durban
Southern Sun Elangeni
Southern Sun Elangeni

Day 7: Durban

Escape from the city to the lush green of the legendary Valley of 1000 Hills. Immerse yourself in Zulu village life and share a specially prepared meal with a local family in their home.

Start your journey with a stop at the Markets of Warwick to pick up fresh ingredients for your home cooked lunch. Drive about 45 minutes outside of the city, taking in the picturesque scenery along the way. Descend into the valley of green to iSithumba, where you’ll meet a local guide who will take you on a walk through the village to learn about the legend behind the surrounding rocks. Visit a traditional healer and a local chief, and engage with Zulu traditional customs firsthand. Share a home cooked meal with a local family in their rondavel or under the trees outside, before heading back into the city.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Elangeni
The Valley of a Thousand Hills
The Valley of a Thousand Hills

Day 8: Durban - Knysna

Private transfer to/from the City Hotels to the King Shaka International Airport.

Travel today between Durban and George.  Flight time is approximately 2 hours.

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Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.
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Your private guide and vehicle will be available today to take you around to different sights, suggest restaurants, etc.

Enjoy time at leisure today to relax and explore at your own pace. Knysna offers a wide range of activities ranging from animal viewing to adventure activities. Optional activities on site include: Featherbed Nature Reserve, Birds of Eden, Elephant Park, Storm's River, Monkeyland, and more.

For the more adventurous, sign up for activities like mountain biking, quad biking, helicopter tours, forest exploration, rock climbing, para-gliding, kloofing, abseiling, black water tubing, Treetop Canopy Tours (zip lining, bungee jumping, etc.), sky diving, Tsitsikama Falls, motorcycle adventures, horseback riding...

Some of the water activities include: Paddle Cruiser, private charter sail boats/yachts/charters, John Benn floating restaurant, boat cruises, paddle surfing, kite surfing, canoeing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, Pontoon Cruises, kayak, shore scuba diving, fishing, and swim with seals! Speak to your guide or travel advisor for more details.

Accommodation: Belvidere Manor

The beautifully restored Belvidere House, nestled amid ancient oaks, presides over 10 acres of manicured gardens with lovely views of the lagoon and surrounding forests. Belvidere Manor is situated in the Garden Route's treasure trove of pristine beaches, lush indigenous forests and tranquil estuaries. South Africa's most romantic and most relaxed getaway.  Enjoy the beguiling tranquillity of the west shore of Knysna's lagoon. Relax by the swimming pool in the beautiful gardens (Belvidere Estate is a nature-lover's paradise with more than 270 bird species identified), or retreat to the secluded comfort of the sunny terrace or cosy fireplace in your own Cape-style cottage.

Knysna Lagoon
Knysna Lagoon
Belvidere Manor
Belvidere Manor

Day 9: Knysna

Your private guide and vehicle will be available today to take you around to different sights, suggest restaurants, etc.

Accommodation: Belvidere Manor

Day 10: Knysna - Hermanus

This morning enjoy your private transfer from Knysna to Hermanus. The approximate travel time is 5 to 6 hours.

Your private guide and vehicle will be available today to take you around to different sights, suggest restaurants, etc.

Tonight, your evening is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guest House

The Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House is situated on the Cape South coast of South Africa, in the quaint coastal town of Hermanus on Walker Bay. Although the Hermanus village is small, it has a city-like infrastructure and having been a popular coastal holiday destination for over a hundred years, there are many  things to see and do. Not only does Hermanus offer the best land-based whale viewing in the world, with guests of Ocean Eleven being able to watch these creatures from the comfort of their suite, but our "Champagne Air" is also believed to have restorative qualities and many travel to this coastal town for recuperation and wellness. When visiting Hermanus, a host of adventures await you, from sea kayaking and paragliding to great white shark diving. Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House has ten beautifully appointed rooms made up of three standard, five deluxe and two suites, each with an all-embracing sea view over Walker Bay.

Hermanus
Hermanus
Ocean 11 Front
Ocean 11 Front

Day 11: Hermanus - Franschhoek

Enjoy your private transfer today from Hermanus to Franschhoek.

Your private guide and vehicle will be available today to take you around to different sights, suggest restaurants, etc.

In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: La Fontaine Guesthouse

Centrally located in the picturesque town of Franschhoek in the Cape winelands, La Fontaine Guesthouse is a gracious old home with spectacular mountain views. Set in a country garden, one street back from the atmospheric Huguenot Road, Franschhoek’s main attractions are an easy stroll away. La Fontaine has 14 en-suite rooms arranged over two floors and across two heritage properties.

Franschhoek
Franschhoek
La Fontaine Main House
La Fontaine Main House

Day 12: Franschhoek

This tailor-made tour by your resident wine expert is designed for the visitor who would like to experience and taste some of the other delectable delights that are on offer in the winelands area in addition to some of the fantastic wines. The tour is geared not only for the tasting but for the educational value, as well as learning about each product that you are introduced to. Your day can include Paarl, with its imposing Afrikaans Language Monument and of course the Franschhoek Valley, including exceptional estates such as Haute Cabriere, Moreson, La Motte and Grande Provence. From cheese tasting, to chocolate, biltong and olives tastings, this day is yours to tailor and craft as you choose. Enjoy lunch at one of the top restaurants or estates (lunch to be settled directly but wine tastings included) and you will return to your hotel late this afternoon.

Your private guide and vehicle will be available today to take you around to different sights, suggest restaurants, etc.

Accommodation: La Fontaine Guesthouse
Wine Tastings
Wine Tastings

Day 13: Franschhoek - Cape Town

Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Starting in Franschhoek you make your way along the coast to Cape Town.  You take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans as well as have spectacular views over False Bay. You enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and visiting the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then continue on to Cape Town.

Accommodation: Welgelegen

Welgelegen is an urban sanctuary that offers so much more than just overnight accommodation. The individually styled ensuite bedrooms provide a quiet luxury that embodies the entire hotel. A spacious high-ceilinged sitting room and a cozy, rich library adjoin a grand breakfast room, all filled with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art. The breakfast room opens out to a cobbled courtyard enclosed by ivy-draped walls that dips into a revitalising plunge pool, the perfect way for one to temper the sultry South African sun. The essential oils burn, the hearty African music resonates, and the old Victorian build lends to its old soul. One cannot help but feel at home, away from one’s own. Welgelegen is truly a sanctuary in the heart of town.

Cape Town
Cape Town
Welgelegen
Welgelegen

Day 14: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide for an exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. On your tour you will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On your descent, you stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.


*Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance on 25 July to 7 August.

Enjoy time at leisure today to relax or sign up for optional activities (not included in tour price): diving to see Great White sharks, whale watching, visit to Robben Island to see Mandela's prison, visit to local townships, walking tours, visit Cape Town's winelands, cycling, cultural tours and more.

Or explore the beaches, bays, quays, shops, restaurants and pubs that make Cape Town famous. As the sun sets, draping its golden light across the expansive landscape, you’ll wish your time here never had to end.

Accommodation: Welgelegen
Cape Town
Cape Town
Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 15: Cape Town

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Welgelegen

Day 16: Cape Town

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Peech Hotel: Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Lion Sands River Lodge: Sabi Sands

Located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 which instilled a long history of community and conservation. Due to the ideal and  dynamic location, the River Lodge boasts a view of the Sabie River, which cannot be wasted, and is evident through the luxuriously thatched bedrooms featuring a private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all in one glance.

Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Bush Dining
Bush Dining

Southern Sun Elangeni : Durban

Southern Sun Elangeni is situated on Durban's North Beach with breathtaking views of Durban's Golden Mile and the warm Indian Ocean. Business and leisure travellers will enjoy fine service and hospitality at one of Durban's premier hotels. The light, spacious lobby is the focal point where friendly, efficient staff provide a warm welcome.

Southern Sun Elangeni
Southern Sun Elangeni

Belvidere Manor: Knysna

The beautifully restored Belvidere House, nestled amid ancient oaks, presides over 10 acres of manicured gardens with lovely views of the lagoon and surrounding forests. Belvidere Manor is situated in the Garden Route's treasure trove of pristine beaches, lush indigenous forests and tranquil estuaries. South Africa's most romantic and most relaxed getaway.  Enjoy the beguiling tranquillity of the west shore of Knysna's lagoon. Relax by the swimming pool in the beautiful gardens (Belvidere Estate is a nature-lover's paradise with more than 270 bird species identified), or retreat to the secluded comfort of the sunny terrace or cosy fireplace in your own Cape-style cottage.

Belvidere Manor
Belvidere Manor

Ocean Eleven Guest House: Hermanus

The Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House is situated on the Cape South coast of South Africa, in the quaint coastal town of Hermanus on Walker Bay. Although the Hermanus village is small, it has a city-like infrastructure and having been a popular coastal holiday destination for over a hundred years, there are many  things to see and do. Not only does Hermanus offer the best land-based whale viewing in the world, with guests of Ocean Eleven being able to watch these creatures from the comfort of their suite, but our "Champagne Air" is also believed to have restorative qualities and many travel to this coastal town for recuperation and wellness. When visiting Hermanus, a host of adventures await you, from sea kayaking and paragliding to great white shark diving. Ocean Eleven Luxury Guest House has ten beautifully appointed rooms made up of three standard, five deluxe and two suites, each with an all-embracing sea view over Walker Bay.

Ocean 11 Front
Ocean 11 Front
Guest Living Room
Guest Living Room

La Fontaine Guesthouse: Franschhoek

Centrally located in the picturesque town of Franschhoek in the Cape winelands, La Fontaine Guesthouse is a gracious old home with spectacular mountain views. Set in a country garden, one street back from the atmospheric Huguenot Road, Franschhoek’s main attractions are an easy stroll away. La Fontaine has 14 en-suite rooms arranged over two floors and across two heritage properties.

La Fontaine Main House
La Fontaine Main House

Welgelegen: Cape Town

Welgelegen is an urban sanctuary that offers so much more than just overnight accommodation. The individually styled ensuite bedrooms provide a quiet luxury that embodies the entire hotel. A spacious high-ceilinged sitting room and a cozy, rich library adjoin a grand breakfast room, all filled with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art. The breakfast room opens out to a cobbled courtyard enclosed by ivy-draped walls that dips into a revitalising plunge pool, the perfect way for one to temper the sultry South African sun. The essential oils burn, the hearty African music resonates, and the old Victorian build lends to its old soul. One cannot help but feel at home, away from one’s own. Welgelegen is truly a sanctuary in the heart of town.

Welgelegen
Welgelegen
Guest Room
Guest Room
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

  • Eric W. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Madagascar is a very poor country with spotty infrastructure. We used Kensington for their knowledge of the area and their resources and we are very pleased. Our driver for the trip was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the guide that we used for the rainforest walks was equally knowledgeable and professional. Bari, our guide, had a passion for the area and wanted to make sure we were able to get the best picture of each sighting. Franco, our driver, had a passion for his country and the sights and he was a definite asset on our trip.

  • Tom B. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Guides were incredibly well-informed and taught my wife and I about the environment, animals, and culture. Our tour would have just been commonplace, without them.

  • Mary R. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

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