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SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN & KRUGER NATIONAL PARK SAFARI

Destination

South Africa

Highlights

Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, Big 5, Game Drives

Tour Type

Accommodated Safari

From

R 53,000 per person sharing

Duration

7 days/6 nights
Cape Town to Johannesburg

This tour is for the discerning traveller who wishes to experience the beauty of Cape Town, South Africa, as well as the rugged beauty of the bush and where else to do this than the mighty Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest and best National park by far.

The Kruger National Park is home not to only the Big Five, but also to such an abundance of wildlife that a visit to the Park is an absolute must.

ROUTE: (CAPE TOWN – JOHANNESBURG)

DAY 1:
You are met at Cape Town International Airport by your guide and after introductions you will embark on a full day tour of the city, visiting the popular attractions the city has to offer. We conclude the day with a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, the new 7th wonder of the world!
We deliver you to your lodging after a full but rewarding day.

DAY 2:
After an early breakfast we drive along the Atlantic Ocean all the way to Hout Bay where we embark on a 45 minute boat cruise to Duiker Island, the home of a large seal colony.
Next up is beautiful Cape Point via Chapman’s Peak, where the Indian and Atlantic waters meet.
We follow this with a visit to the large penguin colony on the Indian Ocean side of the Cape and spend a leisurely hour amongst these interesting creatures.
After a luncheon in Simonstown, our Naval Headquarters, we head back to our lodging via the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay.

DAY 3:
Our first stop this morning is Fairview Wine Estate where you are treated to a private cheese and wine tasting.
The historic town of Franschhoek follows next. This is where the French Hugenots who arrived in the Cape in 1688 settled and the town is rich and full of French tradition.
After a sight-seeing stroll through town we move on to our second wine tasting venue namely La Motte Estate. Here we sample some more of the Cape’s best.
South Africa’s second oldest town is visited next. Stellenbosch is rich in Dutch tradition and architecture and we show you the highlights.
Our lunch and last wine tasting of the day is enjoyed at Blaawklippen Estate, known for excellent brandy and wine.

DAY 4:
Excitement mounts as you board your plane for Hoedspruit, a small airport next to the Kruger National Park.
After a 3 hour flight we collect you at the airport and deliver you to Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights.
After a light luncheon we embark on a game drive of the lodge where you are guaranteed to have your first sightings of some of the Big Five.

DAY 5:
Today we enjoy a full day game drive inside the park and hope to see more of the magic that roams inside. Today our lunch will be a picnic at one of the picnic spots inside the park.
After a full day we enjoy a candle lit dinner at our lodge, overlooking the watering hole, where animals quench their thirst in full view of the diners.

DAY 6:
This is the day to enjoy the scenic panoramic route where without a doubt South Africa’s most beautiful landscape scenes can be found. The views are breath-taking and we do many stops, allowing you to take it all in.
Back at the lodge our last dinner is enjoyed and we have much to reminisce about and before tomorrow’s flight back home.

DAY 7:
After an early breakfast we experience a bush walk with a highly skilled nature tracker. He teaches you a little more about the intricacies of the bush and we may also encounter some wildlife along the way.
After freshening up it is time to say our goodbyes as you are delivered to the airport for your flight home. You now leave Africa, but vow to come back again…and again…

Highlights:

Cape Town with all its attractions including:
Table Mountain
Victoria and Alfred waterfront
Cape Point
Chapmans Peak
Penguin colony
Simonstown

The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga
Game drives in the best nature reserve of SA – the Kruger National Park

 

This is the perfect adventure for those who really want to see Cape Town, or is in Cape Town on business, but to also experience one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. Both these attractions are absolutely amazing and visiting both of them in one safari will be first prize.

It’s a relatively short tour, but man it packs a lot of punch
Although this is sold as a lodge tour, camping at the Kruger is also an option and guests can therefore combine a bit of luxury with some ruggedness while camping, and in doing so experience the best of both worlds!
It’s further interesting to note that Cape Town with its mediterranean climate is at the southerly tip of South Africa whilst the Kruger is all the way in the north with a typical bush veld climate and summer rainfall.
Cape Town will provide a huge amount of cultural and scenic attractions whilst abundant wildlife will be the order of the day during the Kruger leg.

 

What Is Included:

All road transport and transfers
Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
Private guide in Cape Town
Safari guides in the Kruger National Park
Open game viewing vehicle in Kruger National Park
All breakfasts in Cape Town
Luxury accommodation in Cape Town
Private Game Reserve accommodation in the Kruger National Park
All meals in the Kruger National Park
All activities listed in Cape Town

What Is Excluded:

International air travel
Travel insurance
Lunch and Dinner in Cape Town
Any Extra activities
Personal items
All drinks

Clothing
Neutral colours are recommended when on a wildlife safari, whilst random colours are in order when on scenic and landscape safaris.
The choice of clothing will depend on the season during which you travel

Cooler months – May through August
Although evenings will be cool to cold, nights might drop to zero degrees celsius or even below zero
days might be cool but sunny and temperatures could reach mid 20’s regularly.

During these months we recommend some long pants, long sleeve tops, jerseys and jackets as well as warm socks, gloves, a beanie and scarves
Thermals
Sarong
Sunhat
Sunglasses
Siking shoes
A travel towel or two
Sleeping bag liner
Short sleeve shirts t shirts, skirts and sandals for warmer days
At least one nice outfit

Warm months – September through April
During these months do bring predominantly short sleeve shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, sandals as well as a few warm items in case of freak weather
Sarong
Sunhat
Swimsuit
Sunglasses
Sandals as well as hiking shoes
A travel towel or two
At least one nice outfit

Medicinal
We recommend you bring some basic items including:
Malaria prophylaxis
Tablets for headache, nausea, cramps as well as diarrhea
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Body lotion
Mosquito repellent
Hand sanitizer

Other items
Binoculars
Camera with spare batteries
A torch or headlamp
A good book to read
A water bottle
A universal power adaptor
A power pack or portable charger with usb cable

To experience the real Africa is a priviledge that changes you for ever. There is no other place on earth like it… 

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