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Delightful Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari (12 days)

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Safari: South Africa

Delightful Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari (12 days)

Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a safari in the Kruger National Park for a relaxing and exhilarating South African safari

This journey will take you from the seaside city of Cape Town and the lush Cape Winelands to the African bushveld of the Kruger National Park. You'll soak up the Mother City's attractions, from Table Mountain and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to Cape Point and the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach in Simon's Town. You'll experience the beauty of the Cape Winelands, with their dramatic mountains and historic towns, and you'll taste their delicious wines and cheeses. For a complete change of pace, you'll board the elegant Blue Train on your way to the Kruger National Park for a safari that could bring you face to face with the Big Five and other African animals.

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Estimated cost per person for a 12-day safari like this, depending on the season. Can be customised based on your budget and requirements.
International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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Cape Town greetings

You'll be met at Cape Town International and driven to Welgelegen Guest House. Relax after your flight and get ready to explore Cape Town and its surrounds; it's a wonderful city with much to offer. Overnight at the Welgelegen Guest House

Meals:  None

Transport: Transfer from the airport to Welgelegen included

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2

Vino and vistas

On your first day in the Mother City you'll see two main attractions, Cape Point and the Cape Winelands of the Cape countryside. This is a great combo tour for  visitors who have only a short time in the Mother City. Highlights include Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Point and Boulders Beach penguin colony. From here the tour goes to wine country, with a stop at a wine estate and visit to the historic town of Stellenbosch. Overnight at Welgelegen Guest House, with breakfast included.

Meals: Breakfast  

Transport: Full day Cape Point and Cape Winelands tour included

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3

Capetonian hospitality

Enjoy a half day in the Mother City with a private guide. Experience Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square and the V&A Waterfront. Overnight at Welgelegen Guest House, with breakfast included.

Meals: Breakfast  

Transport: Half-day Cape Town and Table Mountain tour included

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4

Become a local for a day

Your last day in Cape Town is a spare day in case you need to fit in weather-dependent activities. If not, it's a time to relax and dance to the beat of your own drum – explore the city further or go shopping. Overnight at Welgelegen Guest House, with breakfast  included.

Meals: Breakfast  

Transport: None

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5

Blue Train

This morning you'll board the luxurious Blue Train at Cape Town station for your overnight trip to Pretoria 1,600 kilometres and 27 hours away. You'll stop at the Victorian village of Matjiesfontein in the Karoo for an off-the-train excursion; enjoy a glass of sherry in the bar and take photographs of this tiny village where time seems to have stood still. Then sit back in comfort and watch the South African scenery glide past your window. Overnight on the Blue Train, with all meals and Matjiesfontein excursion included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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6

Blue train

Your second day on the Blue Train will see you journey to the old diamond town of Kimberley, where you'll be able to see the largest man-made diamond mine in the world, dubbed the "Big Hole". Enjoy learning about the incredible history of this quaint town. Enjoy a glass of sherry before you embark on the train again on your way towards Pretoria. Aperitifs and dinner before retiring to your carriage. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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6

Quick stop-over

When you arrive in Pretoria, you'll be met and transferred to your Sandton hotel, which has a spa where you can choose to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Dinner is served in the terraced restaurant. Enjoy the evening and get ready for your safari that starts in the morning. Overnight at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa, breakfast included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Transport: Included

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7

Safari at its best

You'll be transferred to the airport in Johannesburg for your scheduled charter flight into the Timbavati Private Game Reserve. You'll arrive in time for your afternoon game drive and sundowners. Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp, with your meals, drinks and drives included.

Meals: Breakfast 

Transport: Included

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9

This is leopard country

Make the most of the early morning and late afternoon for spotting the big cats that have made Ngala (which is the local Shangaan word for lion) famous, going out on game drives for your chance to spot the Big Five, cheetah, wild dog and a multitude of birds for which Kruger is best known. Overnight at Ngala Tented Camp, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks

Transport: Shared game drives and walks included

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10

Lodge-hopping

Have a morning game drive at Ngala first then take a 20-minute flight to Leadwood Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve for your last two nights on safari. Get to Leadwood in time for lunch, a siesta and late afternoon drive. The Sabi Sand is in the south-western corner of Kruger National Park and there are no fences so the animals roam freely between them. Sabi Sand is known for its up-close leopard sightings, which make it perfect for keen photographers. Overnight at Leadwood Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks

Transport: Included

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11

Memorble moments

Your last day on safari is spent with the Sabi Sand leopard. Make the most of early morning and late afternoon game drives to search for animals you didn't see on your first day, or simply relax at the lodge and watch animals come to drink at the river's edge. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the private plunge pool on your deck. Overnight at Leadwood Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected drinks

Transport: Included

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12

'Till we meet again

After breakfast you'll be flown back to Johannesburg from Sabi Sand (included, but subject to price change at time of booking) to connect with your flight home. 

Note: Flight prices are based on estimates and won't be accurate.  

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