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South Africa Safari

  • Private Journey
  • Land Based Adventures
  • 2 Capacity
  • 13 Days
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Summary : Start your introduction to Cape Town with a ferry island and tour to Robben Island followed by a bird's eye view of town from the top of Table Mountain. Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula/Cape Point before heading off to the Cape Winelands for beautiful scenery and wine tasting, and a full-day trip to the quaint seaside town of Hermanus. Fly from Cape Town to Durban to enjoy game viewing at the renowned Phinda Private Game Reserve before heading off for four nights at top-notch safari areas bordering Kruger National Park.

Note: We are able to modify this trip and can create a custom quote after speaking with you. This tour operates on request. Lodges and itinerary are subject to change, based on availability. Premium Upgrade lodges and camps fill quickly, please book early.

Activities : Birding, Culture, Hiking

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Itinerary
Day 1
Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa and transfer to your centrally-situated hotel. Check into the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure resting up after the long flight. Overnight accommodations available at assortment of deluxe or premium hotels.
Winchester Mansions

Day 2
Robben Island & Table Mountain

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be escorted to the Waterfront Complex. From here, depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway by boat (weather dependent) to Robben Island (a World Heritage Site). Spend the morning on a bus tour of this fascinating island and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated during the apartheid era. Return to the Waterfront Complex for lunch on own, and then transferred by your guide to the lower Table Mountain cable station. Take the cable car (weather permitting) to the top of Table Mountain and spend about an hour on top taking in spectacular views around the Cape Peninsula. Overnight accommodations available at assortment of deluxe or premium hotels.
Winchester Mansions

Day 3
Cape Peninsula

Depart the hotel after breakfast on a privately guided tour of the Cape Peninsula, traveling via the scenic Atlantic coastline, Hout Bay and over Chapman's Peak (conditions permitting). Drive to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Enjoy lunch at Two Oceans Restaurant, taking in fabulous views. Visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and time permitting, also visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain and internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. Return to the hotel for overnight. Overnight accommodations available at assortment of deluxe or premium hotels.
Winchester Mansions

Day 4
Cape Town / Stellenbosch

The morning is at leisure with lunch on your own before departing Cape Town for the Stellenbosch Winelands, a short 50 kilometers away. The areas of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek form the district of the Cape Winelands, the main wine region of South Africa. Winemaking is one of the main industries of the country, with more than a billion liters of wine produced each year. Stellenbosch is in the heart of this industry and is found on the popular Wine Route. Enjoy a stop at a wine estate to learn more about the area and sample various wines. Overnight accommodations available at assortment of deluxe or premium hotels.
Stellenbosch Hotel

Day 5
Hermanus

Embark this morning on a full-day guided tour in Hermanus with the hope to observe southern right whales. Hermanus is the best place in South Africa to see the annual migration (approx. June-Nov only) of southern right whales as they pass through Walker Bay. In recent years, as many as 2,000 whales have followed the annual migration from Antarctica to mate and calve in the warmer waters of the southern Cape coast. Hermanus, with a backdrop of mountains, a large lagoon and long white beach, deep rock pools, and a wealth of coastal fynbos, is beautiful in both spring and winter. Return to your Stellenbosch hotel for overnight. Overnight accommodations available at assortment of deluxe or premium hotels.
Stellenbosch Hotel

Day 6
Stellenbosch / Cape Town / Durban / Phinda Private Game Reseve

After an early breakfast and check-out, transfer back to Cape Town Airport for your scheduled two-hour flight to Durban. Upon arrival, you will be transferred via the scenic coastal road in a northerly direction to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Check into your safari accommodation and enjoy afternoon tea and a game viewing activity. Overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge, or similar.
Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 7 – 8
Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputoland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa's Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, and buffalo) and over 380 bird species, while the marine diversity off the nearby coast of Sodwana is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Enjoy two full days here to explore the reserve with inclusive early morning and late afternoon game drives and/or boat cruises – all with top notch safari ranger/guides. Overnight at Phinda Mountain Lodge, or similar.
Phinda Mountain Lodge

Day 9
Phinda Private Game Reserve / Northern Kruger National Park Area

After an early morning game drive and brunch, depart Phinda Game Reserve to connect with a scheduled air flight from Phinda airstrip to a Kruger area airport/airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Northern Kruger area Private Game Reserve safari lodge where you will check-in and enjoy a late afternoon game viewing activity. Overnight at Ngala Safari Lodge, or similar.
Ngala Safari Lodge

Day 10
Northern Kruger National Park Area

The Kruger National Park and surrounding private reserves are said to have the greatest variety of animals of any park in Africa, with the Big Five, cheetah, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, and many species of antelope and smaller animals. Witness this amazing diversity on morning and afternoon game drives from your Private Game Reserve safari lodge. Overnight at Ngala Safari Lodge, or similar.
Ngala Safari Lodge

Day 11
Northern Kruger National Park / Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

After an early morning game drive and brunch, you will be transferred by road from your Northern Kruger Private Reserve to Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve bordering Kruger National Park. Check into your safari lodge accommodations before lunch and a late afternoon game drive. Overnight at Inyati Game Lodge, or similar.
Inyati Game Lodge

Day 12
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand is renowned for having the best "Big Five" game viewing in South Africa. Spend a full day in search of the area's wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles accompanied by expert rangers and guides. Overnight at Inyati Game Lodge, or similar.
Inyati Game Lodge

Day 13
Sabi Sands / Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, check-out in time for your transfer to the Sabi Sand airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg. Lunch and dinner on own account today.

Notes

Included:
Accommodations as per itinerary (Deluxe & Premium Upgrade option available); breakfasts only while staying in Cape Town except on Day 3 lunch is included, breakfasts only while staying in Stellenbosch, all meals and drinks at safari camps/lodges (drinks excluded at Motswari and Inyati); daily game viewing activities at all safari lodges/reserves; guide and park fees in all safari lodges/reserves; sightseeing tours with professional local tour guide in Cape Town, Winelands and Hermanus as mentioned above; vehicle transfers as specified above.

Not Included:
International air fare (into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg); internal scheduled flights between Cape Town/Durban, Phinda Airstrip/Kruger, Sabi Sands/Johannesburg; gratuities for porters/guides/drivers/hotel and safari lodge staff, park rangers/guides; meals not mentioned above (mostly lunches & dinners in Cape Town and Stellenbosch); all items of a personal nature (i.e. communication charges; travel and personal insurance; passport and/or visa fees; excess baggage fees; inoculation fees; laundry; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks; airport and departure taxes, etc); extra tours and activities not mentioned above.

Approximate Internal Airfare: $1,795 per person (scheduled flights between Cape Town/Durban, Phinda Airstrip/Kruger, Sabi Sands/Johannesburg)