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Golf, Rugby and Safari Itineraries 2021

Tailor-made trips to maximize your time pre or post British & Irish Lions Tour fixtures
Stay on to experience some of the spectacular areas South Africa or its neighbours’ have to offer!

Planning for the rugby?

We all know the fixture dates and destinations, but who has the time to look through the many safari choices and drill down into that perfect trip to make the most of your time pre or post fixture? Well, we do! Worried about missing your weekly dose of 18-holes? Well, don't be! We have you covered on all fronts.

We have planned and tested a hand-picked selection of iconic 6-night safari's to fit in with your hectic travel schedule; incorporating the perfect golfing agenda to suit even the most demanding of handicap. With Daily flights into our chosen destinations from Cape Town or Johannesburg, the morning after the game, we will have you sipping ice-cold gin and tonics in the African wilderness even before you have realised how the Bokke clinched the last victory! Now that's confidence...

Want something shorter or longer; no problem! Bringing the family; no problem! We can create bespoke trips from, or in addition to, these offers below, as well as arrange all hotel, flights and transfers in country to get you seamlessly from one venue to the next.

Safari Options:

Safari in Style: You know you deserve it, and choose to indulge - once in a lifetime for some!

Undoubtedly some of the premium safari destinations on the entire planet, we have taken the best of the best to deliver upon an exceptional experience.

The experience starts with charter flights to and from your destinations, private safari vehicles (where available), award-winning food, wine and service, and a pristine location delivering a unique safari opportunity like no other. We do not compromise on this offer and offer unashamed indulgence from start to finish.

In our "Safari in Style" range, the price is not the limit - the limit is your desire!

Experience Africa: You like the best, but want to be realistic - we've got you covered!

No compromise in the experience, but you don't need super bling. We have chosen simply superb wildlife destinations delivering a well-rounded, luxuriously classic safari experience.

The experience starts with charter flights to and from your destinations, shared safari vehicles and tasty local cuisine. Friendly service personnel attend to your every need and ensure that real value is attained throughout your safari adventure.

We have taken medium priced safari camps, and created itineraries that deliver best in class experiences - your experience is our goal!

Inclusions and Exclusions
Includes All scheduled light aircraft flights as specified, all accommodation on a shared basis, meals and beverages (except premium brands), twice daily game activities, national park fees (where applicable), all transfers as specified, applicable government taxes and laundry at selected safari camps.
Excludes International flights to and from safari destination, all items of a personal nature i.e. additional meals, activities not specified in itinerary, curios etc. Any relevant visa fees and departure taxes, any new government taxes levied between now and dates of travel, travel and medical insurance, gratuities, excess baggage charges and any communication costs
Safari Guru and Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club

Safari Guru and Royal Johannesburg Kensington Golf Club have partnered to bring you the very best safari experiences Southern Africa has to offer.

Combine your one-week personalised safari experience with match fixtures of the British and Irish Lions Tour 2021, and set up your prefered tee-off times at one of Travel with Royal's finest golfing destinations or partners, with seamless transfers between commitments, and your choice of accommodations carefully managed by our expert personnel.

This selection of journeys have been carefully hand-crafted to deliver the best Southern African safari experiences, covering a broad array of species diversity with award-winning destinations. The following sample itineraries can be swapped and change according to each traveller's needs and preferences.

Contact us to find out what safari fits your needs, or with your special requests, so we can design your dream getaway while keeping your handicap in check and your eye on the game.

Your Safaris

Kalahari & Sabi Sands
  • Tswalu Kalahari Camp
  • Londolozi Tree Camp

Tswalu is the largest private reserve in Southern Africa - amid the beautiful and wild Kalahari. Only a handful of guests have this luxurious recently remodelled lodge and its surroundings to themselves. Sit back, relax and be pampered.

Or if your feeling energetic, Tswalu offers a wealth of activities where - with your own private guide - every day is designed around your needs and enjoyment. Horse riding, encountering Kalahari predators (gorgeous black-maned Kalahari lions, wild dog, cheetah and leopard), tracking the endangered desert black rhino, aardvark or pangolin and enjoying close up and personal time with the stars of Meerkat Manor - possibly the cutest critters in the desert.

Then fly on your schedule private flight to enjoy three exciting days in a game dense Sabi Sands part of Kruger. Tick of the big five plus before lunch. Lazy afternoons or evenings on the Londolozi Tree Camp deck, champagne in hand, as elephants pass in the river below. Gorgeous Tree Camp glows, by night, with countless lanterns and rings with laughter and conversation.

The view of the Makgadikgadi Pans Game Reserve from the front verandah of Jack's Camp.
Okavango Delta & Makgadikgadi
  • Vumbura Plains Camp
  • Jack's Camp

Three nights in the game-rich Vumbura private concession; perfectly located in the watery World-Heritage site, the Okavango Delta. Enjoy walking, open 4x4 safari vehicles and boats, in total opulence with some of Africa's best bush cuisine. Vumbura Plains is one of Botswana's long-standing and awarded eco-friendly camps and offers some of the most addrenaliyn-rich wildlife viewing.

Your second three nights takes you to the recently refurbished accommodations of Botswana's iconic camp, Jack's. Here you will explore the remote Makgadikgadi Salt Pans by open 4x4's, quad bikes or horseback.

An area described as the "savage beauty of a forgotten Africa", is indeed, like nowhere on earth. Spend your days understanding this unique world and its adapted inhabitants, both the Zu/’hoasi Bushmen as they walk you through their nomadic lifestyle and the extraordinary wildlife which somehow manages their existence to survive.

Pamushana & Victoria Falls
  • Pamushana Camp
  • Mpala Jena Camp

Uber luxurious Pamushana Camp for four days, with private access to this untouched wilderness, guests can immerse themselves in nature on twice-daily game drives, bush walks, sundowner boat cruises, birdwatching, fishing trips for tigerfish, bass, bream and catfish and excursions to rock art sites or day trips to the beautiful Gonarezhou National Park.

End with two nights in one of Victoria Fall's newest lodges, the gorgeous Mpala Jena Camp on the banks of the mighty Zambezi. The camp is close enough to the beautiful Falls to allow easy access but far enough to ensure relaxation in a stunning setting and a safari-atmosphere. The camp's four guest tents are under flowing canvas, with open (yet netted) views of the river and Moroccan influences throughout the decor. Decking in front of the tent leads to a private plunge pool with views of the flowing waters of the Zambezi River...

The Cape & Sabi Sands
  • Grootbos Lodge
  • Savanna Camp

By combining the coastal Cape with possibly South Africa's richest wildlife area, the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, we offer you the opportunity to see the big 5 that roam the land, and the marine big 5 that wander the oceans!!

Grootbos is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible flora and marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Your three nights allows ample time to explore this rich coastal paradise, take in some award-winning South African wines and head down to Hermanus to see one of the biggest gatherings of Southern Right Whales Africa has to offer.

Your second stop includes three of then most amazing days, taking in the sights and sounds of the African bushveld. Savannah Lodge is located in the Savanna Private Reserve, within the Sabi Sands, and delivers some of Southern Africa's most magnificent wildlife sightings.

Okavango Delta & Savuti Channel
  • Savuti Camp
  • Chitabe Lediba Camp

Two of Botswana's most sought after safari destinations, the Okavango Delta and the Savuti Channel in the wild and remote Linyanti Private Concession.

Known to provide some of the top predator sightings in all of Southern Africa, the Chitabe concession in the Okavango Delta always delivers upon its promise. One of the most in demand camps for repeat returning guests Chitabe Lediba Camp is a hugely popular destination.

By combining Savuti Camp with the Okavango for your second three nights, you’re seeing the best wildlife areas that Botswana, possibly the continent, has to offer. Both areas are marvels in their own right and have played host to many a wildlife documentary.

Hwange & Mana Pools
  • Somalisa Camp
  • Ruckomechi Camp

We combine the dry savannah of Hwange, and its famed and abundant population of African elephant with wild Mana Pools on the banks of the Zambezi. It’s common to see many playful elephant families sharing water points throughout Hwange in the midday heat.

Somalisa Camp offers a rewarding safari experience, overwhelming luxury and style, yet still leads the way in eco-friendly safari accommodation being awarded the first GOLD Green Tourism Certification in Zimbabwe.

After your dry-land safari experience, you head up to Mana Pools National Park where you spend your days along the mighty Zambezi River. Ruckomechi Camp offers top-class safari experiences, as well as boating and catch and release fishing for the renowned fighting tiger fish.