Experience all that the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the Grootbos Nature Reserve in South Africa have to offer in this 7-Day Okavango Delta & South Africa Safari & Beach Package.  The Okavango Delta is a UNESCO World Heritage site with andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp right in the depths of it.  The Grootbos Nature Reserve is located in the Western Cape just outside the quiet beach and fishing town of Gaansbai. The combination of these lodges will give you a sense of being at one with nature and ensure an exhilarating yet serene and relaxing holiday.

The waterways of the Okavango Delta

Itinerary at a Glance:
Johannesburg to Maun, transfer to the Okavango Delta.
3 nights at andBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp
Transfer to Maun, flight to Cape Town, transfer to Grootbos Nature Reserve.
4 nights at Grootbos Forest Lodge.
Grootbos Nature Reserve to Cape Town.

 

Day 1 – Johannesburg to the Okavango Delta, Botswana (andBeyond Xaranna Camp)

Your journey will begin with a flight from Johannesburg to Maun, upon arrival in Maun you will board your light aircraft charter flight into the Okavango Delta.  Your guide will be waiting to collect you at the Xaranna Airstrip where your safari section of this trip begins.  The drive to camp takes about 1 hour in an open-game viewing vehicle.

Xaranna Entrance

andBeyond Xaranna is located on the western side of the Okavango Delta within its own private concession. The luxury tents all have views overlooking the floodplain with wonderful views of the passing wildlife. Each tent has its own plunge pool, outdoor shower, and luxury amenities.  The camp is based on the subtle tones of the ever-present water lily found throughout the waterways of the Delta. 

Inside of the luxury tents at Xaranna
Private romantic plunge pool at Xaranna

Day 2 & 3 – On Safari in the Okavango Delta

andBeyond Xaranna offers both water-based and land-based activities.  Days typically start with an early light breakfast followed by a game drive or boat cruise allowing you to spot some or all of the Big 5, you will stop for tea and coffee along the way.  Your afternoons are spent lazing around the camp, enjoying the plunge pool on your private deck, or taking an afternoon siesta.  High tea is served mid-afternoon before you head off on your afternoon activity, either a game drive, boat cruise, walking safari, or mokoro trip (dug-out wooden canoe) through the winding waterways of the Delta.  If you choose to stay in camp you can relax in the main area that looks over a watering hole and game view from the lodge. Dinner is served followed by a nightcap around the boma.

Elephant sighting on a game drive
Mokoro trip in the Delta

Day 4 – Okavango Delta to Grootbos Nature Reserve (Grootbos Forest Lodge)

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred back to the Xaranna Airstrip for your charter flight to Maun. Upon arrival in Maun, you will catch your next flight to Cape Town.  Once you have arrived in Cape Town you will be transferred to the Grootbos Forest Lodge, around a two-hour drive through the beautiful Hottentots-Holland Mountain area. Take in the beauty of the ocean on one side and the mountains on the other.

View over Walker Bay from Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge is nestled amongst the indigenous fynbos landscapes and Milkwood forests.
Each suite has all the amenities you will need, a private deck, an outside rain shower, underfloor heating (for those chilly winter months), and breathtaking views over Walker Bay.  You can be sure to feel at ease while staying at Grootbos Nature Reserve.

Room with a view at Grootbos Forest Lodge
Grootbos Forest Lodge Boma

Day 5, 6, and 7 – Grootbos Forest Lodge

Your next few days are spent at leisure exploring the Grootbos Nature Reserve.  The Lodge offers many activities from more laid-back activities such as historical beach walks, beach picnics, nature walks, and spa treatments, to the ones for the more adventurous, such as shark cage diving, marine safaris, or horse riding.

 Romantic picnic on the beach at Grootbos Nature Reserve
Dolphins on a Marine Safari

Day 8 – Grootbos Nature Reserve to Cape Town

Today marks the end of your unforgettable safari and beach holiday.  You will be transferred to Cape Town Airport in time for your onward journey with some wonderful memories to take home.

Package Costs

* Please note this tour has both a ZAR & USD price component

Jan 2023 – March 2023
$3,525 per person sharing
R66,464 per person sharing

April, May, 1 Nov – 20 December 2023
$4,598 per person sharing
R66,254 per person sharing

June – Oct 2023, 21 Dec 2023 – 10 Jan 2024
$6,725 per person sharing
R70,342 per person sharing


Jan 2024 – March 2024
$4,960 per person sharing
R64,805 per person sharing

April, May, 1 Nov – 20 December 2024
$5,980 per person sharing
R71,460 per person sharing

June – Oct 2024, 21 Dec 2024 – 10 Jan 2025
$10,195 per person sharing
R71,860 per person sharing


Rates Include:
7 nights accommodation in a luxury room on a fully inclusive basis
All meals, teas, coffees, and local beverages
All activities at Xaranna
All internal activities at Grootbos
All flights as per the itinerary
All transfers as per the itinerary

Rates Exclude:
International flights
Airport Tax
Visas if required