Cape Town & Safari

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Explore South Africa, beginning in Cape Town. Tour through the beautiful city and experience its vibrant life in full, from the harbor to the mountains. Tour through surrounding areas in search of the best wine on a guided tour, and take in the full scope of Cape Town from the vantage point of the flat peak of Table Mountain. Once you've exhausted most of Cap...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
    • Winelands Tour (Full-Day)
    • Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (Half-Day)

What's this trip about?

    Explore South Africa, beginning in Cape Town. Tour through the beautiful city and experience its vibrant life in full, from the harbor to the mountains. Tour through surrounding areas in search of the best wine on a guided tour, and take in the full scope of Cape Town from the vantage point of the flat peak of Table Mountain. Once you've exhausted most of Cape Town, hop a flight to Kruger National Park, where you'll go on daily game drives through Thornybush Game Reserve, a private game reserve stocked with native African animals. Enjoy your downtime at the beautiful Jackalberry Lodge, lounging while overlooking the water or swimming in the pool, and going on game drives, which depart twice a day. Look for the Big Five that call the reserve home: African lions, African elephants, African leopards, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros. Make the most of your three nights before being transported out for your flight home. The fun doesn't have to stop in Cape Town! Check out our other available extensions and take your South African adventure above and beyond: Cape Town & Safari with Johannesburg Cape Town & Safari with Mozambique Cape Town & Safari with Mauritius Helpful links for travel to South Africa: Visa & Passport Info Vaccines & Medications Info Traveling with children

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCape Town
End CityKruger National Park

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Safari


  • Africa
  • South Africa


  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Table Mountain


  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Safari
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Cape Town (CPT), out of Johannesburg (JNB)
    • All airport transfers
    • 4 nights in Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel, or similar
    • Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
    • Winelands Tour (full-day)
    • Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (half-day)
    • One-way economy class flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS)
    • 3 nights in the Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) at the Jackalberry Lodge, or similar Lunch and dinner daily while at the Jackalberry Lodge
    • Twice-daily safari drives while at the Jackalberry Lodge One-way economy class flight from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) to Johannesburg (JNB)
    • Breakfast daily

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Day 1 Welcome to Cape Town!

Touch down in the jewel of South Africa: Cape Town. With everything from stunning views, amazing tours, and a thriving nightlife, this city is stocked with the best any city can offer.

Day 2 Cape Town

After breakfast you will be met by your local English speaking driver-guide for your full-day scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula. Some highlights include Cape Point, Chapman's Peak and Boulders Beach which allows visitors the opportunity to experience the variety of la...

Day 3 Cape Town

After breakfast, you will depart the hotel for your full-day Winelands tour. Some highlights include the Paarl Wine Region, Franschhoek Valley and the town of Stellenbosch. Enjoy a brief city tour of Paarl before you make your way to Franschhoek, with a photo stop at ...

Day 4 Cape Town

After breakfast you will be met to depart on your half-day City and Table Mountain tour. Take a trip up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views; the guide will point out the highlights of one of the world's most famous views and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Afterward, enjoy a scenic coastal drive and a walk through the Company Gardens.

Day 5 Cape Town - Kruger National Park

Rise early and grab breakfast before flying to Hoedspruit Airport, then transferring to Thornybush Game Reserve in Kruger National Park. Check into the Jackalberry Lodge on this private game drive and look forward to spotting the Big Five of the African safari animals...

Day 6 Kruger National Park

You can embark on early morning and late afternoon safaris and spend your days searching for animals in the reserve, relax at the lodge, or a combination of both. Look for lions, elephants, giraffe, and more among the African bush.

Day 7 Kruger National Park

You can finish up your last full day at the lodge on safari, swim in the pool, or lounge while looking out over the water, with the possibility of spotting animals in the distance. With two safaris a day, you have the flexibility to do more than one.

Day 8 Depart Kruger National Park!

Rise early for breakfast and a final safari excursion. Pack your things, pick up a souvenir and make sure you have all your photos taken, as you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport to begin your trip home.

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