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Cape Town & Kruger – beaches to Big 5

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Safari experiences that you will not find with any other travel company. We know Africa best and will get you to the right place & time to enjoy the greatest shows on Earth!

Our safari will romance you with the Mother City’s abundance of hip restaurants, sandy white beaches, outdoor activities, historic wine estates and iconic landmarks before sweeping you off your feet with wall-to-wall wildlife action in one of the private game reserves within the Greater Kruger area – just over 2 hours away by air.

From Pinotage to predators, this safari is packed with the best that South Africa has to offer

Blend vibey Cape Town & the Cape Winelands with exceptional Greater Kruger Big 5 game viewing in this classic bucket list safari

Overview

Length: 8 days or more, to suit your needs
Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party
Location: Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and Greater Kruger - South Africa
Departure Dates: To suit you

from ZAR 39, 660 per person sharing (8 days)

Prices and dates

Lodges visited: The Portswood Hotel + Africa on Foot

2024 Rates

8 days / 7 nights

JAN to MAR

Per person sharing

ZAR 42,240

Per solo traveller

ZAR 51,570

APR to SEP

Per person sharing

ZAR 39,660

Per solo traveller

ZAR 46,300

OCT to DEC

Per person sharing

ZAR 43,335

Per solo traveller

ZAR 53,440

Includes:

  • All airport meet-and-greet and transfers

  • All accommodations (4 nights at The Portswood Hotel and 3 nights at Africa on Foot)

  • All meals and local drinks at Africa on Foot, breakfast only at The Portswood Hotel

  • Dinner at Gold Restaurant (Cape Town)

  • Lunch on scheduled wine-pairing tour (Franschhoek)

  • Return flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit

  • Daily activities as specified in the itinerary

  • All park entrance fees and conservation levies

  • VAT

  • 24-hour office support

Excludes:

  • International flights

  • Airport departure tax (if required)

  • Transfers to Gold Restaurant

  • Visas, tests, or entry permits into South Africa

  • Excess weight charges

  • Telephone calls,

  • Travel cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)

  • Optional safari extension and any activities not specified in the itinerary

  • All charges of a personal nature

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Laundry

  • All drinks at lodges with meals, in and between activities

  • Most lunches and dinners in Cape Town unless specified

Lodges visited: The Winchester Hotel + Bateleur Safari Camp

2024 Rates

8 days / 7 nights

1-6 JAN

Per person sharing

ZAR 57,510

Per solo traveller

ZAR 82,930

7 JAN-MAR

Per person sharing

ZAR 52,510

Per solo traveller

ZAR 70,530

APR, SEP

Per person sharing

ZAR 51,330

Per solo traveller

ZAR 68,170

MAY-JUL

Per person sharing

ZAR 42,640

Per solo traveller

ZAR 52,250

AUG

Per person sharing

ZAR 49,550

Per solo traveller

ZAR 64,610

OCT

Per person sharing

ZAR 53,390

Per solo traveller

ZAR 72,025

NOV-23 DEC

Per person sharing

ZAR 54,330

Per solo traveller

ZAR 73,905

24-30 DEC

Per person sharing

ZAR 59,330

Per solo traveller

ZAR 86,305

Includes:

  • All airport meet-and-greet transfers to accommodations

  • All accommodations (4 nights at The Winchester Hotel and 3 nights at Bateleur Safari Camp)

  • All meals and non-alcoholic beverages at Bateleur Safari Camp, breakfast only at The Winchester Hotel

  • Dinner at Gold restaurant

  • Lunch on scheduled wine-pairing tour

  • Return flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit

  • Daily activities as specified in the itinerary

  • All park and reserve entrance fees and conservancy levies

  • VAT

  • 24-hour office support

Excludes:

  • International flights

  • Airport departure tax (if required)

  • Visas, tests or entry permits into South Africa

  • Excess weight charges

  • Telephone calls

  • Travel cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)

  • Return transfers to Gold Restaurant

  • Optional safari extension and any activities not specified in the itinerary

  • All charges of a personal nature

  • Alcoholic beverages at Bateleur ( a small selection of local beers, wines and spirits are available for purchase)

  • Any other charges not indicated in the inclusions

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Laundry

  • All drinks 

  • Most lunches and dinners in Cape Town 

Lodges visited: The Dock House Boutique Hotel + Chitwa Suites

2024 Rates

8 days / 7 nights

1-5 JAN, 1-6 FEB

Per person sharing

ZAR 126,780

Per solo traveller

ZAR 182,965

6 JAN-MAR

Per person sharing

ZAR 123,780

Per solo traveller

ZAR 176,965

APR, SEP

Per person sharing

ZAR 121,620

Per solo traveller

ZAR 172,645

MAY-AUG

Per person sharing

ZAR 118,400

Per solo traveller

ZAR 166,205

OCT

Per person sharing

ZAR 124,655

Per solo traveller

ZAR 178,460

NOV-24 DEC

Per person sharing

ZAR 126,155

Per solo traveller

ZAR 181,460

25-31 DEC

Per person sharing

ZAR 129,155

Per solo traveller

ZAR 187,460

Includes:

  • All airport and airstrip meet-and-greet and transfers

  • All accommodations (4 nights at The Dock House Boutique Hotel and 3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa)

  • All meals and local drinks at Chitwa Suites, breakfast only at The Dock House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town 

  • Cape Point scheduled tour

  • Private guided wine pairing tour with lunch included 

  • Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit (subject to rate and seat availability)

  • Privately guided activities as specified in the itinerary

  • All park and reserve entrance fees and conservancy levies

  • VAT

  • 24-hour office support

  • Laundry at Chitwa Chitwa

Excludes:

  • International flights

  • Airport departure tax (if required)

  • Visas, tests, or entry permits into South Africa

  • Excess weight charges

  • Telephone calls

  • Travel cancellation and medical insurance (essential on all safaris)

  • Optional safari extension and any activities not specified in the itinerary

  • All charges of a personal nature

  • Any other charges not indicated in the inclusions

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Laundry at The Dock House

  • All drinks at The Dock House Boutique Hotel and all premium label alcoholic beverages at Chitwa Suites

  • Lunches and dinners in Cape Town 

  • Spa Treatments

We offer a range of prices to suit your budget and aspirations – from opulent to no-frills. Our tailor-made itineraries will help make your dreams come true – from wine-tasting tours and whale watching to ‘star beds’ and walking safaris in Big 5 country. The duration of your safari could be anything from less than a week to a couple of weeks in paradise - depending on your requirements.


Your accommodation in Cape Town will be at guest houses or hotels that are conveniently located near the major nighttime hub of the city centre and the V&A Waterfront. Your days will be spent exploring the popular landmarks of the Cape Peninsula - including Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, the most iconic landmark in South Africa, the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach for penguins that waddle along golden beaches amongst holidaymakers, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were imprisoned during the apartheid years and Cape Point. Crazy people might attempt to cram all of these iconic experiences into one day, but we recommend at least two to three days to ensure you get the most out of each experience.

And why not enjoy Cape Town from above, with a spectacular helicopter flip over the Mother City?

For the outdoor, sporty types, Cape Town is awash with mountain bike routes and hiking trails, abseiling and paragliding sites, diving, kayaking and surfing spots and boat-based activities such as shark, whale and dolphin spotting. After each thoroughly enjoyable day, you could retire to a quiet dinner at your hotel or at one of Cape Town’s famous restaurants.

The Cape Winelands - historic wine estates in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Constantia - are a 30 to 90-minute drive from Cape Town city centre. You could go out for the day on a guided tour or a self-drive in your rented vehicle. For serious wine tasters, staying overnight in a boutique Winelands hotel or farm manor house is also an option.


The famous Kruger National Park and neighbouring Greater Kruger (your destination) are a little more than 2 hours away from Cape Town by air. From the moment you arrive in this Big 5 paradise, you will be overwhelmed by the raw energy of the bushveld and the luxury lodgings on offer. Your day will be taken up by morning and evening game drives in search of the incredible variety of species that thrive in Kruger and the daily drama as the wildlife battles it out for survival in this raw, primal ecosystem.

Expect to see not only the Big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes) but also plenty more – from plum-coloured starlings flashing iridescence to massive regal martial eagles and busy banded mongooses. Get close to the ground to watch dung beetles roll their prizes away, and learn from your guide and tracker as they interpret alarm calls and other bush signals to make your safari a thoroughly absorbing experience.

In between game drives, you can choose to go for a bush walk, simply relax at the lodge pool, or catch up on some sleep in your room after a massage at the spa. Meals are exquisite, and your lodge chef is likely to surprise you with a variety of delectable offerings. Expect cakes and pastries for mid-afternoon tea, and don’t forget to save space for the snacks and drinks on the game drives and early morning coffee with rusks.

For the more adventurous traveller, try a star bed for the night. Sleep in your own private bedroom under the Milky Way - elevated on a wooden platform or tree-house and safe from things that go bump in the night. It will be just you and yours, a mosquito net, five-star bed, and million-star sky.

Whether you are a safari newbie or an experienced bush fan, this safari will recharge your batteries and provide lots of inspiration and ideas for your next adventure in Africa.

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