9 nights in South Africa
On a 10-day adventure in South Africa, discover why Cape Town is consistently named one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Then fly on to Johannesburg, gateway to some of the world's most renowned wildlife reserves. Scan the horizon of Kruger National Park for the "big five" and spend time in the wild with a conservationist. Experience Africa from the bottom up – while feeling as if you’re on top of the world.
|Hotel (3 nts), guest house (2 nts), comfortable safari camps (4 nts).|
|9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Dyer Island - Whale and Bird Watching at Dyer Island (1890ZAR per person) Table Mountain - Table Mountain Cable Car (290-330ZAR per person) Cape Town - Shark Cage Diving (2850ZAR per person) - Two Oceans Aquarium (185ZAR per person) - Cape Winelands Tour (950ZAR per person) - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Kruger National Park - Muluwa Nature Walk (100ZAR per person) - Kruger National Park - Afternoon Safari Extension (450ZAR per person)
The vehicle used will depend on the number of passengers as follows: 10-16 guests: 22 Seater Mercedes Bus (A/C) 6-9 guests: 14 Seater Toyota Quantum (A/C) 3-5 guests: Mercedes Benz Vito OR Similar (A/C) 1-2 guests: Nissan Livina X-G or Toyota Avanaza (A/C) This style of transportation is a comfortable way to travel through the region, allowing the group to travel through the cities and parks with ease, with more opportunities to stop and either wander around or view the sites. For the wildlife safari drives in the Kruger area we use an open safari vehicle. For group sizes of 10 to 16, you will have a dedicated driver and CEO.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (1.00 hour(s))
Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups — the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Included Activities: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour Guided Cape Town Orientation Tour and Excursion to Cape Point Transport: Private Vehicle
There is something for everyone in Cape Town. Visit Table Mountain, walk the V&A Waterfront or embark on a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch. For the adventurous, opt to go skydiving, abseiling, or, if you're really brave, cage diving for a close encounter with a great white shark. Wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa. Check out the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and many other museums and theaters.
Additional Notes: If you are interested in visiting Robben Island - you must book it directly with the museum on their website prior to travel: http://www.robben-island.org.za Due to high demand, it is common that this tour can be sold out over one month in advance.
Fly to Johannesburg, then visit Soweto, the former home of Nelson Mandela. In the evening, enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local guide and fellow travelers. Included Activities: Soweto Tour Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue) Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Enjoy a full day scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma.
Additional Notes: Today is a very long driving day; however, we will make many stops along the way at sites along the Panorama Route.
Included Activities: Panorama Route Scenic Drive
Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.50 hours, 500km)
At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.
Included Activities: Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Half day
Transport: Safari vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing. We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities).
Additional Notes: Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and Shangaan trackers who will share their vast experience of the African bush. On some occasions, if space is unavailable, we may need to change accommodations or even use a different private reserve. In such a case, be assured we will choose other lodges or comfort camps (of equal quality) within the Greater Kruger area.
Included Activities: Carnivore Conservation Experience
Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)
Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it's time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before dinner.
Included Activities: Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
After one last wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.
Included Activities: Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive
Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 500km)
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Start and end hotels on this tour offer comfortable accommodations with en-suite bathrooms, standard facilities, and wifi. Additional amenities vary from location to location. Please see the hotel listings on the Full Itinerary if you would like to learn more about the offerings of your accommodations. The tented camp accommodations on this tour are situated centrally, with easy access to the park for wildlife safari drives. Tents are typically spacious with mosquito-proof netting, comfortable bedding, and en-suite bathroom with flushing toilets and camping showers. Please remember that hotel/lodge/camp standards can be different from what you are used to in your home country, which is part of the appeal of adventure travel. Note: 1) Under certain circumstances we reserve the right to change accommodation and provide something slightly different to what is described, though it will always be of similar or better standard/level. 2) Most lodges and camps do not have 24hr electricity - they usually run on generators which are routinely shut off overnight from approximately 10pm to 5am. 3) Lodges and camps are NOT equipped with fans or air conditioning due to the electricity constraints listed above.
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