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GILTEDGE launches new itinerary to mark 21 years of luxury Africa travel

GILTEDGE launches new itinerary to mark 21 years of luxury Africa travel

In 2001 Elon Musk began his plans to colonize Mars, Charlize Theron starred in Sweet November, and another South African star, GILTEDGE, was born.

Cape Town, South Africa, 16 September 2022: GILTEDGE, an award-winning travel company specializing in safari holidays in Southern Africa, East Africa & the Indian Ocean islands, has launched a new, bespoke 21-day luxury itinerary to mark the company’s 21st birthday.

The itinerary combines exploring Southern Africa’s Mother City of Cape Town, bushveld breaks, and the warm, aquamarine waters off Mozambique, ensuring it will be a trip to remember. This is an opportunity to experience all that the region has to offer!

GILTEDGE Group Chief Executive Officer Murray Gardiner comments:

“We’ve survived one of the hardest periods in travel history at GILTEDGE. The entire South African tourism industry was devastated throughout Covid-19. After two years of difficulty, it has taken a lot of energy, positivity, and grit for our partners and us to be where we are today. We feel we would really like to celebrate that!”

The 21-day Southern Africa Celebration itinerary kicks off in the Mother City, Cape Town, where guests will spend four days enjoying world-class wine, delicious food, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable hospitality at Ellerman House.

The next stop is a farm stay at the design destination Babylonstoren, inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town, and where guests are encouraged to pick, taste, smell and touch while walking through the award-winning garden.

After Cape Town, travellers will visit bucket-list Botswana and the incredible Moremi Game Reserve. This protected reserve in the Okavango Delta is teeming with wildlife and offers breathtaking views of its waterways. Afterwards, a pamper session in the wilderness spa of Xigera Safari Lodge is on the agenda to relax and unwind.

The next stop on this African safari is the Chobe River where travellers will spend three nights on the romantic houseboat Zambezi Queen. Riverine game viewing and bird watching in this unique setting will surprise and delight. This is followed by a stay at Zimbabwe’s Matetsi Victoria Falls on a 15km private stretch of the mighty Zambezi River and only 40km from the wonderous Victoria Falls. This stop is for adventure lovers, with tiger fishing to canoeing amongst hippos offered.

After an incredible journey through some of Southern Africa’s most stunning landscapes, the GILTEDGE birthday itinerary takes travellers back to South Africa for three nights at the Cheetah Plains Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, where Big 5 encounters are almost guaranteed.

The incredible GILTEDGE itinerary concludes at the Kisawa Sanctuary on beautiful Benguerra Island in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago. In a protected marine park, kayaking, SUP boarding, and dhow riding are daily activities offered in the pristine waters.

Now that GILTEDGE has come of age, what are the plans for the next 21 years? “We are more determined than ever to be the best global travel company. We’ve renewed our dedication to enriching our guests’ lives through innovative and sustainable travel experiences. Here’s to another 21 years,” says Executive Chairman Sean Kritzinger.

The full itinerary is available here:


International tollfree telephone:

USA: 1 877 511 6860, UK: 0800 680 0423, AUS: 1 800 737 403

South Africa telephone: +27217130296



For more information about Giltedge, or to interview Sean and Murray, please email or

About Giltedge

Giltedge is an award-winning travel group based in South Africa with a mission to enrich lives through innovative and sustainable travel experiences, from tailor-made safaris to Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, to FITs and group travel, outbound corporate and leisure travel, incentive travel and golf travel. Launched in 2001, Giltedge is owned by directors Sean Kritzinger and Murray Gardiner, and Accor, the biggest hotel group in the world.

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