Length: Ideally 7 days or more, to suit your needs
Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party
Location: South Africa
Departure Dates: To suit you
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Our safari will romance you with the Mother City’s abundance of hip restaurants, sandy white beaches, outdoor activities, historic wine estates and iconic landmarks before sweeping you off your feet with wall-to-wall wildlife action in one of the private game reserves within the Greater Kruger area – just over 2 hours away by air. From pinotage to predators, this safari is packed with the best that South Africa has to offer.
We offer a range of prices to suit your budget and aspirations – from opulent to no-frills. Our tailor-made itinerary will help make your dreams come true – from wine tasting tours and whale watching, to ‘star beds’ and walking safaris in Big 5 country. The duration of your safari could be anything from less than a week to a couple of weeks in paradise, again, depending on your requirements.
Your accommodation in Cape Town will be at guest houses or hotels that are conveniently located near the major nighttime hub of the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Your days will be spent exploring the popular landmarks of the Cape Peninsula, including Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, the most iconic landmark in South Africa; the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; Boulders Beach for penguins that waddle along golden beaches amongst holidaymakers; the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront; the famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were imprisoned during the apartheid years; and Cape Point. Crazy people might attempt to cram all of these iconic experiences into one day, but we recommend at least two to three days, to make sure that you get the most out of each experience.
And why not enjoy Cape Town from above, with a spectacular helicopter flip over the Mother City?
For the outdoor, sporty types Cape Town is awash with mountain bike routes and hiking trails, abseiling and paragliding sites, diving, kayaking and surfing spots and boat-based activities such as shark, whale and dolphin spotting. After each thoroughly enjoyable day you could retire to a quiet dinner at your hotel, or at one of Cape Town’s famous restaurants.
Cape Town’s historic wine estates in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Constantia are a 30 to 90-minute drive from Cape Town city centre. You could go out for the day, on a guided tour or a self-drive in your rented vehicle. For serious wine tasters, staying overnight in a boutique Winelands hotel or farm manor house is also an option.
The famous Kruger National Park is a little more than 2 hours away from Cape Town by air. From the moment you arrive in this Big 5 paradise, you will be overwhelmed by the raw energy of the bushveld and the luxury lodgings on offer. Your day will be taken up by morning and evening game drives, in search of the incredible variety of species that thrive in Kruger and the daily drama as the wildlife battles it out for survival in this raw, primal ecosystem.
Expect to see not only the Big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes) but also plenty more – from plum-coloured starlings flashing iridescence to massive regal martial eagles and busy banded mongooses. Get close to the ground to watch dung beetles roll their prizes away, and learn from your guide and tracker as they interpret alarm calls and other bush signals to make your safari a thoroughly absorbing experience.
In between game drives you can choose to go for a bushwalk, simply relax at the lodge pool, or catch up on some sleep in your room after a massage at the spa. Meals are exquisite, and your lodge chef is likely to surprise you with a variety of delectable offerings. Expect cakes and pastries for mid-afternoon tea, and don’t forget to save space for the snacks and drinks on the game drives and early morning coffee with rusks.
For the more adventurous traveller, try out a star bed for the night. Sleep in your own private bedroom under the Milky Way, elevated on a wooden platform or tree-house and safe from things that go bump in the night. It will be just you and yours, a mosquito net, five-star bed, and million-star sky.
Whether you are a safari newbie or an experienced bush fan, your safari in Kruger will recharge your batteries and provide lots of inspiration and ideas for your next adventure in Africa.
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Budget option – (refer to the blue route on the map below)
The Portswood Hotel (V&A Waterfront, Cape Town) and Africa on Foot Camp (Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park)
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Mid-range option – (refer to the red route on the map below)
Winchester Hotel (Cape Town) and Bateleur Safari Camp (Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park)
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Luxury option – (refer to the orange route on the map below)
The Dock House Boutique Hotel (Cape Town) and Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge (Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park)
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