Cape Town & Safari with Johannesburg

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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 co...
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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)
    • Journey to Freedom Tour (Full-Day)

What's this trip about?

    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. 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 transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityCape Town
End CitySouth Africa

Travel Themes

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


  • Africa
  • South Africa


  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Table Mountain


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Safari
  • 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 Waterbuck Lodge, or similar Lunch and dinner daily while at Thornybush Game Reserve
    • Twice-daily safari drives while at Thornybush Game Reserve One-way economy class flight from Hoedspruit Aiport (HDS) to Johannesburg (JNB)
    • 2 nights in Johannesburg at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, or similar
    • Journey to Freedom Tour (full-day)
    • Breakfast daily

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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 ...

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 m...

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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