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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 $1,560 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.

Safety

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 492 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

  • All the accommodation was great especially having the family rooms, I think our favourite place was the maramboi tented camp - everything about it was spot on, the location and service was excellent!
    The only negative feedback I could give was the amount of time spent in the jeep, I hadn’t quite realised how much travel there was! But it’s a minor point, Haji our guide was excellent and constantly pointed out things of interest along the way.

    MissingSam Surtees reviewing Tanzania Extended Northern Circuit on 24 September 2018

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