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From Cape to Kruger

From Cape to Kruger

Purpose: Safari, Wildlife, Ecology, Adventure
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: Cape Town - Johannesburg
Other cities: Dutch Country, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Kruger National Park
Starting cost: $1,389
 
 
 
South Africa: This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. At more than 5 million acres, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Because of its exceptional size you can experience amazing diversity – from the scenery and ecosystems to the correspondingly amazing array of animals, trees and birds. A trip to the Kruger National Park is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including Sweto and the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game.
 
Day 1: Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town Airport where you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of day is at leisure.
 
Day 2: Cape Town
After breakfast pick up for morning half-day Cape Town City and Table Mountain tour. Take a ride up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (weather permitting). On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south. The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360-degree view. After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colorful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments. The Waterfront is the heart of the tourist industry in Cape Town. Choose either to return to your hotel or explore the waterfront making your own way back. [B]
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Day 3: Cape Town
Enjoy a full-day tour of Cape Point. Transfer to Hout Bay and enjoy a half hour cruise to Seal Island. Then continue on to Cape Point and reach the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.  Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. The Flying Dutchman funicular takes visitors at Cape Point up to the lighthouse, where there is an outstanding view of the point and ocean. The funicular is named after a ghost ship whose destiny it is to sail the oceans forever. More information can be found at the museum. Afternoon visit to the Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. The pace is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents and large waves - but please always take care. It is a rare pleasure to swim with the penguins but don't touch or feed them. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose. [B]
 
Day 4: Cape Town
Depart for a Winelands Tour: Escape to the beauty and tranquility of the Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch Winelands at the center of South Africa’s award-winning wine industry. A mere one-hour drive from Cape Town lie the valleys and mountains which have become synonymous with some of the world's finest wines, spectacular mountain scenery, fine hotels and guesthouses, 300 years of wine-making history and many of the country’s top restaurants combine to make the Cape Winelands a much-desired destination. Visit the wineries of two well-known estates to sample wine of merit. Return to Cape Town for overnight at the hotel. [B]
 
Days 5: Cape Town, Kruger National Park
After breakfast transfer to Cape Town Airport to board a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport from where you’ll be transferred to a lodge in a private game reservation. Spend the day on safari and enjoy 2-game drives hoping to spot some or all of the “big 5”. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with Internet facilities, bar, huge sparkling pool and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art. [B/L/D/S]
 
Days 6: Kruger Private Reserves
After breakfast continue your safari with another 2 game drives scheduled for today. Shiduli Private Game Lodge offers an unrivaled African Safari experience where the warm atmosphere, friendly staff and fine cuisine compliment the excellent game viewing. Fringing the Karongwe Game Reserve the lodge embodies grace and elegance yet exudes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Relax, watch the rich bird life around you and take advantage of this last night in the park to enjoy the dark sky painted with the bright stars of the Southern Hemisphere. [B/L/D/S]
 
Day 7: Johannesburg
After the morning game drive and breakfast check out and transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for a flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for you to meet the surroundings of your hotel. [B]
 
Day 8: Johannesburg
Depart on a full-day Johannesburg Tour visiting the Apartheid Museum and Soweto. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, the first of its kind, illustrating the rise and fall of apartheid. The architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualizes the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand providing a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience. The exhibits have been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, filmmakers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas take the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. On 16 June 1976, in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, what began as a peaceful march in the name of educational reforms turned to chaos when police troops responded to the demonstrating students with a barrage of live bullets and teargas. One of the most tragic casualties of this debacle was 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, who was killed when he was caught in the crossfire. The Hector Museum, located close to the site of his death, was built to commemorate his untimely passing and the events that ultimately caused it. Return to the hotel and overnight. [B]
 
Day 9: Johannesburg, USA
Check out of hotel after breakfast. You will be met at the hotel and transferred to Johannesburg Airport to board your flight back home. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L/D/S] = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Safari


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Tour includes
  • Meet and greet upon arrival in South Africa
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation:
    • Cape Town – 4 nights
    • Kruger National Park – 2 nights
    • Johannesburg – 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 2 lunches
    • 2 dinners
  • Cape Town City Tour
  • Half-day Victoria & Albert Waterfront
  • Cape Point
  • Cape Point Funicular
  • Boulders Beach
  • Cape Winelands
  • 4 game-drives
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Soweto Township
  • Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Transportation during the tour
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fee where applicable, unless otherwise stated
  • Porterage for 2 reasonable pieces of luggage per person at airports
Not included in tour
  • International airline tickets
  • Taxes or surcharges related to airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extras and gratuities
  • Early check-in, late check-out
  • Expenses of personal nature

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Cape Town Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 4
Kruger Park Shiduli Private Game Lodge 4.5
Johannesburg Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season 2-3 Pax 4-5 Pax 6-7 Pax Single Suppl.
2020 Departures
Apr $1,459 $1,429 $1,419 $549
Jun-Aug $1,389 $1,359 $1,349 $519
Sep $1,459 $1,429 $1,419 $549
Oct-Dec $1,509 $1,485 $1,475 $499
2021 Departures
Jan-Mar $1,509 $1,485 $1,475 $499
Prices are per person and may change without notice
 
Tour Code: SA04CPT20ERM