Cape Town & Safari

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
8 days
From: $ 4,742 $ 593 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

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

Short Description

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 Thornybush Waterside 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:

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Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Cape Town
End City Kruger National Park

Itinerary

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 landscapes and scenery Cape Town has to offer. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer. 

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 the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. This little village nestled among the mountains can easily be mistaken for a little Switzerland. The tour continues to the university town of Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village here.

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 Thornybush Waterside Lodge on this private game drive and look forward to spotting the Big Five of the African safari animals. With game drives twice a day and activities around the lodge, there is plenty to keep you entertained, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily.

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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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Independent

Accommodations

Commodore Hotel

Sit in the center of five stars in this stylish hotel that offers top tier service and a decadent atmosphere to unwind in. Experience the Mother City with the Commodore Hotel as your home base. Offering massages, beauty services in their full-service spa, and an outdoor pool, there are plenty of ways to relax when you're not sitting at the bar, either inside or by the pool.

Dine in at the Commodore's restaurant, enjoy tours through Cape Town, and find adventure in a city that had everything from harbor excitement to spectacular views from Table Mountain.

Thornybush Waterside Lodge

Experience tranquility on the shores of a serene lake while staying at the Thornybush Waterside Lodge. Instant relaxation greets all who spend their nights here. With amazing safari adventures led by skilled rangers and trackers working to provide plenty of opportunities to see the Big Five, you can choose to safari at dawn or dusk, or go on the more adventurous bushwalk.

Get a close brush with the wild nature of the surrounding areas, with the opportunity to return to the Lodge to lounge at the pool, relax in your suite, enjoy food and drink at the restaurant and bar, and spend your downtime in outdoor lounged along the lake.

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