Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger Luxury Journey (9 days)
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, such as Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point and the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach. You'll experience the beauty of the Cape Winelands with their impressive mountains and historic towns, and best of all, you'll taste their delicious wines and cheeses. For something completely different, you'll venture into 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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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
Cape Town living
You'll be collected from Cape Town International and transferred to the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, not far from the city centre. Take time to relax, enjoy dinner and your first evening in Cape Town.
You’ll be collected for a full-day tour of Cape Point, including stops at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and Boulders Beach to see the African penguin colony there. Overnight at Radisson Blu Hotel, with breakfast included.
Transport: Full-day Cape Point private tour included
Meet the locals
Enjoy a half day in the Mother City with a private guide. Standing on top of Table Mountain (one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World) is a must. You can opt to take the Cable Car to the top or even hike up and take the Cable Car down; we can get your tickets in advance to avoid the queues. Experience the Castle of Good Hope, the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square and the V&A Waterfront. We’re happy to amend this half-day private tour of Table Mountain and Cape Town City Centre to suit your needs. Overnight at the Radisson Blu, with breakfast included. (Table Mountain tickets excluded)
Transport: Full-day Cape Town City and Table Mountain private tour included
To wine, or not to wine
The Cape Winelands is a must for any visit to the Cape. The beautiful area includes one of South Africa's oldest towns, Stellenbosch, the French-influenced Franschhoek, historic Paarl and over 400 wine farms. Meet local winemakers, sip some of South Africa's best wines, learn about the art of making wine and see some of the finest examples of old Cape Dutch Architecture in the country. Overnight at Majeka House, with breakfast included.
Transport: Full-day Cape Winelands private tour included
At your own pace
Spend your last day on the Cape Winelands at your own pace. Walk the town of Stellenbosch and contact our office if you need us to book you a special lunch or dinner. Enjoy the wonderful Winelands and surrounds and get ready for your safari that starts tomorrow. Overnight at Majeka House, with breakfast included.
You’ll be transferred back to Cape Town International Airport to connect with your flight to Skukuza Airport. You'll be picked up from Skukuza Airport and transferred by road to Jock Safari Lodge in the south of Kruger National Park, arriving in time for a late lunch and an afternoon game drive. The south of Kruger is ideal for seeing lion and possibly sable antelope. Enjoy your first evening in South Africa's premier wildlife park. Overnight at Jock Safari Lodge, with your meals, drinks and game activities included.
Meals: Lunch, dinner and drinks
Transport: Road transfers and flights included; flight price subject to change at time of booking
A full day at the lodge, including an early morning and late afternoon game drive to find Kruger's Big Five and other animals. If you're feeling energetic, you can go on a game walk instead of a drive, to get closer to nature. Overnight at Jock Safari Lodge, with meals, drinks and game activities included.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
On your last full day on safari, enjoy an early morning game drive and return to your lodge for a late breakfast and lazy morning. Join a late afternoon/night drive, with sundowners at dusk while your guide tells tales of the bush. On your way back to the lodge, you should have a chance to see nocturnal animals such as leopard, hyena and lion. Overnight at Jock Safari Lodge, with meals, drinks and game activities included.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
After the morning game activities and breakfast, you’ll be driven back to Skukuza Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg (included, but price subject to change at time of booking) where you'll connect with your flight home.
Note: Flight prices are based on estimates and won't be accurate. Your flights from Cape Town to Skukuza and back to Johannesburg will be included but will have an impact on the published price for this journey.
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