Cape Town & Safari with Johannesburg

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Travel Style: Array 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*)
10 days
From: $ 6,776 $ 678 / 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)
  • Journey to Freedom Tour (Full-Day)

Short Description

South Africa is filled with one breathtaking sight after another. Get to see some of the prettiest landscapes, cities, and wildlife on this 9-night vacation with guided tours. You will begin in vibrant Cape Town, journey to the famous Kruger National Park then end in Johannesburg's urban jungle. Enjoy delicious food and wine as you discover what makes this country so special.

Land in Cape Town and kickstart your South African journey. Enjoy three guided tours in the city, known for its melting pot of culture and scenery. Drive along the peninsula, sip a glass of red in the Winelands, and climb to the top of Table Mountain. See why Cape Town is beloved by both tourists and locals. 

Then make your way to South Africa's can't-miss Kruger National Park. Enjoy a stay at an authentic lodge while you embark on twice-daily safari drives on one of Africa's largest game reserves! Get up close with lions lounging in the sun, watch an elephant bathe in the water, and maybe even catch a glimpse of an elusive leopard if you're lucky! 

End your trip in Johannesburg, or "Joburg", as it's commonly known. In South Africa's economic capital, get a deeper understanding of the country's intricate and complicated past on a full-day tour. Visit the Apartheid Museum and much more as you gain a greater appreciation of South Africa.

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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 South Africa

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Cape Town!

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you'll be met for your private transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy your first day in South Africa at your leisure.

Day 2 Cape Town

On your first full day in Cape Town, enjoy a scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula led by an English-speaking guide. Visit Cape Point, Chapman's Peak and Boulders Beach!

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and enjoy a sunset stroll on the historic V&A Waterfront right outside your hotel.

Day 3 Cape Town

Today, enjoy fabulous wine and see beautiful landscapes on a full-day Winelands tour! Highlights include the Paarl Wine Region, Franschhoek Valley, and the town of Stellenbosch.

Day 4 Cape Town

Begin your last day in Cape Town with a half-day tour taking you to the top of the iconic Table Mountain and the lush Company Gardens.

After the tour, consider a visit to District Six Museum which celebrates the multi-racial area of Cape Town that was destroyed by apartheid in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Day 5 Cape Town - Kruger National Park

After an early breakfast, transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. Then, enjoy a transfer to your lodge in Kruger National Park! Enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures.

Go on morning and late afternoon game safaris on the private reserve, enjoy other activities at the lodge, or simply relax in the peaceful surrounds of the African bush. 

Day 6 Kruger National Park

Spend your first full day exploring the African savannah! Situated within thousands of acres of pristine wilderness and adjacent to Kruger National Park, Thornybush Nature Reserve is truly a nature lover's dream come true.

Enjoy two safari games in the morning and afternoon and get up close to some of your favorite wild animals. Snap amazing photos of the Big 5, plus many other mammals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians.

Day 7 Kruger National Park

On your second and last full day at Thornybush Nature Reserve, explore more of the facilities at the lodge. Dine on fresh and delicious cuisine at the restaurant and enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. Sip a glass of 'Cap Classique' sparkling wine as you watch the golden sun dip over the savannah. 

Day 8 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps by strolling the multi-cultural old city that's a mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers.

Day 9 Johannesburg

Today you will learn about South Africa's complicated past on a full-day "Journey to Freedom" tour, taking you to important landmarks dotted throughout the city.

Day 10 Depart South Africa

Say goodbye to South Africa as you transfer to Johannesburg's airport. Take one last look at the city below as you fly home.

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Honestly this is one of the first times I ever buy a package deal like this one and I was very impressed with how professional and well timed everything was. They had all of our paperwork and tickets ready, I can’t even think of one time where anything went wrong or was wrong, very nice people I will definitely buy another trip soon!
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Good value and ligit package.

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I love discounted and the reservation was quickly.

Too many flight changes

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Too many flight changes, so that was a nightmire. Lost luggage, wrong seats. Couldn't upgrade hotels.
So was adequate, but took away from the enjoyment
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We had an amazing time in Iceland

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We had an amazing time in Iceland. The excursions with our package were very good. We had one small issue and customer service worked it out. Very happy
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WARNING!

This company seems like the right choice based on price. BEWARE! DO NOT USE! They are not helpful prior to trip. They mislead you when you speak with customer service. We took a trip to Ireland and were told by customer service that the hotel was in Sligo and Cork after asking prior to our trip. When we arrived, the hotels were both over one hour out in very small towns. This is one hour to the city we were told we were going to by customer service and one hour back.

The rental car we got prior to trip with our package, we paid to upgrade to a larger car. Then we paid extra to have an automatic car. When we arrived, we were told that we could have paid much less by just doing it onsite at Dublin airport. The car rental was in shock for how much Great Value charged us for the car rental.

You can save a lot of money if you book this Ireland trip on your own. And save many headaches. The kicker to all of this is when I got home and tried to speak with customer service. The lady told me she could not do anything to help me. I must instead email a supervisor. I did have email communication with GVV and they were quite snappy and rude. They refused to help me in any way. I asked them to change their wording so that the next customer would not be misled like we were. I would NEVER recommend nor use this company. There are too many reputable tour groups out there.

Please don't waste your money on a company that does not care about you.

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In response to the reply that GVV gave to my negative review.

It is pleasing to see how quickly you can reply to a negative review. If only you were so quick to respond to my queries prior to my trip.

To begin, my review is public. However, it is NOT OK to include my name when replying to a review when the name was not included by me in my review of you.

Next, when responding to my review you must be truthful. For you to say: "We are not surprised to receive this review as we did not agree to your request for a cash refund in exchange for you not posting a negative review." is false. In my initial phone call to customer service I was told to tell you what I wanted. Since you never asked, in my email communication toy I stated "I will be happy to complete your survey with my negative concerns and complete multiple reviews on your company if you choose to not correct this grand misleading mistake. I do not want to receive a discount for a future trip. I believe some money back to me is fair due to the amount of gas money and time I lost for travel due to the poor locations of the hotels."

I did not say I was disappointed with the hotels in Cork and Sligo. I said I was angered that I was misled by customer service prior to my trip when they did not inform me the distance to the cities on the tour. I asked if they were centrally located and was told that they were. Again, when I arrived, I discovered that they were over two hours round trip, without traffic. My initial communication to you was to inform that this was misleading. Your company seemed to be defensive of my comments from the start.

I called customer service before the trip because you switched my hotel in Dublin. My original hotel was one 45 minutes away from the city. You switched me to a hotel that was in Dublin after finding the original hotel was unable to host us. The new hotel in the city was centrally located. Great news. But the closest parking garage was 3/4 mile away. Perhaps you could suggest a hotel in the future that has closer parking so that when your flight is at 7am one does not need to walk the streets of Dublin at 5am.

My complaint to you is the absolute disdain and lack of concern that you have for customers after the trip. Even after my trip was booked I was unsuccessful at receiving any positive support.

I do not want this communication to continue. You are trying to prove your point as I am mine. But keep in mind, you should not use the name of the consumer if they did not disclose first themselves. Please check
in house legal for affirmation. Also, please be accurate and truthful when disclosing your side.

Just as you had to get the last word to our email thread by sarcastically stating "dully noted".

Your lack of professionalism speaks volumes. Perhaps this is why you get so many complaints and low stars on your reviews.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

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Accommodations

  • Commodore Hotel
  • Thornybush Waterside Lodge
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch

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