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Cape Town & Kruger Safari

The absolute highlights of South Africa in one week. Three nights superb safari in the renowned Sabi Sands Reserve followed by four nights in cosmopolitan Cape Town with a private guided winelands and peninsula tour with our superb local foody guides.

Tailor-made 8 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,553 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview

  • Big five safari experience in the Greater Kruger
  • Safari drives in open 4wd vehicles
  • Private guided tour of the Cape Winelands
  • Visit the penguins of Boulders Beach on your Peninsula Tour
The Greater Kruger area has excellent big five game viewing, with several excellent private game reserves. These Private Reserves border the Kruger with no fences and offer some fantastic game viewing and great value lodges. You will have two daily game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, one in the morning and the other in the late afternoon. Morning game drives end with a sumptuous bush breakfast after which you can opt to walk back to camp, or return by car. The guides are all highly knowledgeable and the food at the camp is wholesome and tasty.

From the wilds of Kruger, you then fly south to Cape Town. There is so much to do in Cape Town, we have balanced your itinerary here to include some free time and we have also included some guided activities with local experts. One of these is a private guided tour of the winelands with a local and very passionate foodie, who will take you to some hidden gems in Stellenbosch, Franschoek or Paal. The other guided activity is a visit of Cape Point and surrounds taking in the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive, penguins at Boulder Beach. In your free time in Cape Town, the options are endless; explore Robben Island, Hike Table Mountain or sit back and enjoy a bottle of local wine at the V & A waterfront.

There are several options to extend this itinerary. The area adjacent to South Africa's Kruger is the scenic and peaceful Mpumalanga region which has a variety of activities and spectacular places to visit from waterfalls, viewpoints and the world's third biggest canyon, Blyde River Canyon. This is a wonderful introduction to South Africa's diverse and beautiful scenery and the perfect environment to recover from your flight or to relax before returning home.

Shore based whale watching is possible from June to October in Hermanus which is only two hours from Cape Town. This can be done as a day trip or it is a lovely spot to spend a few nights enjoying the whales and visiting some of the southern-most wine farms of the area.

A regular flight from Kruger to Livingstone makes it possible to extend and visit the spectacular Victoria Falls. The Zambezi river offer a variety of adventure activities and sedate evening sundowner cruises along the river where you are likely to see hippo and crocodile.

Day-by-day

Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Safari
Day 2: Safari
Day 3: Safari
Day 4: Cape Town
Day 5: Cape Town
Day 6: Cape Town - Guided Winelands Tour
Day 7: Cape Town - Guided Peninsula Tour
Day 8: Depart

Full Itinerary
DAY 1: GREATER KRUGER
On arrival into Kruger Mpumalanga Airport you will be met and transferred by road to your safari lodge. You should arrive in time for lunch, time at leisure and gather late afternoon for your first afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner.
Meals Included: All meals included
Accommodation: Arathusa Safari Lodge
Transport: Road transfer to safari lodge (+/-2 ½ hours). Afternoon shared schedule guided game drive.

DAY 2: SAFARI
This Private Nature Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park which offers excellent all-round big five game experience. There are no fences between this area and the Kruger, allowing for the free movement of wildlife. The open 4x4 vehicle with guide and tracker will take you out early morning and late afternoon in search of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, kudu and if you are lucky the endangered wild-dog.
Meals Included: All meals included
Accommodation: Arathusa Safari Lodge
Transport: Morning and afternoon shared schedule guided game drive.

DAY 3: SAFARI
Early morning wake-up call and depart on guided game drive in open 4x4 vehicle with guide and tracker. Return to lodge for breakfast and guided bush walk. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the pool or relax in camp. Late afternoon high tea and depart on afternoon guided game drive before returning to lodge for dinner
Meals Included: All meals included
Accommodation: Arathusa Safari Lodge
Transport: Morning and afternoon shared schedule guided game drive.

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN
Road transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for onward flight to Cape Town (Not included as part of your international flight ticket). On arrival collect your hire car and drive to your guest house in Cape Town.
Meals Included: Breakfast included
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Transport: Road transfer to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (+/-3 hours). Transfer to guest house in Cape Town (+/-40 minutes)

DAY 5: CAPE TOWN
Private guided Cape Point tour via the penguins at Boulders beach and if time permits a stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Meals Included: Breakfast included
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room

DAY 6: CAPE TOWN - GUIDED WINELANDS TOUR
Today will be spent visiting vineyards and artisanal producers in Stellenbosch, Franschoek or Paal with your guide, Pamela, a passionate foodie and local resident. You will get to taste some fine wines and delicious food in incredibly beautiful surroundings. Pamela knows the vineyards inside out and tailor-makes your day out based on your interests on particular wines and foods. Pam is driving so you can just sit back and enjoy yourself.
Meals Included: Breakfast included
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Transport: Guided full day Cape Winelands, lunch payable directly.

DAY 7: CAPE TOWN - DAY AT LEISURE
Meals Included: Breakfast included
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room

Day 8: Depart
Transfer to Cape Town Airport and check in for your onward journey.
Meals Included: Breakfast included

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Larger 13 room lodge
- Watering hole
- Infinity Pool
- Prime Sabi Sands Location

Welgelegen Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

Details

Price includes

Includes: transfers to/from the Mpumalanga and Cape Town Airport, safari activities, guided tours as mentioned in Cape Town and accommodation with meals as mentioned.

Excludes all international and domestic flights, airport taxes, additional activities and meals, visa fees, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.

When is best?

This holiday is at its absolute best in the winter months in South Africa. Wildlife viewing in the Kruger is best May - September when there is less foliage, making animal sightings easier. Mornings and evenings can be cold at that time of year, so come prepared with layers. In the Cape region, the best time to see whales is between June -October.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

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