The Royal Romance

Tours & Safaris

Africa is the continent of safari, wilderness and adventurous escapades but infused into all of this is an unmistakable and ancient romance. Iconic Africa’s Royal Romance combines the beauty, wilderness, adventure and pioneering excitement of Africa with four destinations that define supreme luxury permeated with complete privacy and opulent romance. Ellerman House is the definition of modern sophisticated living on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the marvels of Cape Town all around. La Residence is the jewel of Franschoek - abject indulgence suspended in an impossibly beautiful valley of vineyards. Royal Malewane is impeccably tasteful grandeur surrounded by the majesty of the African wilderness. Royal Chundu is the ancient mystery and magic of the Zambezi in luxurious island seclusion. Click here for full interactive itinerary


    Day 1-4: Edwardian passion, Luxurious extravagance

    • Ellerman House is a sumptuous Edwardian mansion resting on Lion’s Head Mountain, above the ultramarine waters of the Atlantic stretching to the meet the depthless African sky.
    • No expense has been spared, it truly is a Relais&Chateaux haven of unparalleled luxury.
    • Ellerman House boasts arguably Africa’s greatest art collection as well as a world-class wine selection and cellar.
    • Cape Town’s endless sights, activities and beauty will keep you enthralled for months on end.

    Accommodation: Ellerman House

  • Day 4-6: Africa’s majestic Winelands

    • Nestled in the vineyards and plum orchards of Franschhoek, La Residence is the most gorgeous boutique hotel in the most picturesque valley in South Africa.
    • A benchmark to luxury and comfort and created with exquisite detail and love.
    • The hotel is infused with colour, fabulous antiques, luxurious finishes and vaulted ceilings from which Indian chandeliers twinkle.
    • The little village of Franchhoek is the undisputed culinary capital of South Africa and boasts great exceptional wine and delicious food.

    Accommodation: La Residence

  • Day 6-9: Africa’s wild romance

    • At Royal Malewane, a private concession bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park the Biden’s Royal Portfolio has achieved perfection again.
    • A marvel of wilderness romance and seclusion that blends seamlessly into this ancient land.
    • Gourmet, starlit dinners under the giant Leadwood trees.
    • The Royal Malewane Spa is world-renowned and the ideal way to unwind with a uniquely healing African treatment.
    • Royal Malewane’s guides and trackers are some of the most highly qualified in Southern Africa.

    Accommodation: Kruger National Park Private Concessions

  • Day 9-11: The royal Victorian Falls retreat

    • Royal Chundu is Zambia’s first Relais & Chateaux property – defined by sumptuous luxury that blends seamlessly into the private stretch of the Zambezi River Bank.
    • Island Lodge is set on its own private island in the languid waters of the Zambezi, offering just four exclusive and indulgent villas.
    • Each palatial haven boasts a private deck suspended over the river.
    • The outdoor bath is a fantastic space to soak up the night sky while on cooler nights, keeping cosy in the plush lounge before retiring to your extravagant bed.
    • A little down river from Royal Chundu, the Zambezi falls over the Victoria Falls to create one of the greatest demonstrations of nature’s power on planet earth.

    Why The Royal Romance

    Accommodation: Royal Chundu

Ellerman House

La Residence

Kruger National Park Private Concessions

The Kruger National Park forms part of a wilderness area that stretches over 35 000 square kilometres and encompasses three countries – South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique (an area larger than the State of South Carolina.) It is thus no wonder that this region had and still has vast tracks of land which were and are seldom frequented by any national parks board staff, let alone members of the public.

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As such the South African National Park Board decided to sell or lease off these parts of the reserve to private investors who in turn would ensure the lands continued conservation. Over the past decades these private reserve have gained world acclaim within and adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park. The exclusive, elite private reserves have specialised and refined their African luxury experiences and are guaranteed to ensure an incredible safari.

Kruger Park Private Concessions

The Private Concessions is a very broad term and in this respect Iconic Africa is referring firstly to the Thornybush Reserve which is the home to the exceptional Royal Malewane Lodge and Royal Malewane Africa House and secondly the Singita concessions which are home to Singita Sweni and Singita Lebomobo Lodge. These private preservation areas are infamous for their Big 5 sightings, and the ultimate luxury safari accommodation and African cuisine. Between them these lodges have won numerous awards from The Worlds 100 Ultimate Escapes to the Top 10 Spas of the World and the Top 5 Resorts in Africa – to name but a few!


Africa’s magic captivates all that visit our enchanted continent. This is Africa’s intangible charm which must be experience first-hand to be fully understood. To share this experience with your loved ones away from the diversion of every-day life makes us realise what is truly important in our lives and will forge treasured memories for life.


Royal Chundu


The 10 day – Safari Royal Romance tour cost will vary according to seasonality and number of persons travelling. The estimated cost of accommodation, tours and transfers being from:

  • $ 11,019
  • € 8,101
  • £ 7,375
  • R 128,716