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South AfricaCape Peninsula, Swaziland and Kruger National Park

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Prepare for the ultimate South African safari and culture discovery adventure! Across 13 days, venture from the glistening coast of the Cape Peninsula through the Wine Country (stopping off  to taste some local produce), spot the 'Big Five' (lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhino) in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, and Kapama Game Reserve, take in some of the country's stagger...

Prepare for the ultimate South African safari and culture discovery adventure! Across 13 days, venture from the glistening coast of the Cape Peninsula through the Wine Country (stopping off  to taste some local produce), spot the 'Big Five' (lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo, and rhino) in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, Kruger National Park, and Kapama Game Reserve, take in some of the country's staggering natural sites such as St Lucia Lagoon and the Panorama Route, come face-to-face with the friendly wildlife of Moholoholo's Rehabilitation Centre, and round off your trip in Johannesburg city

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Trip highlights
  • City
    City
  • Local population
    Local population
  • Safari
    Safari
  • Savannah
    Savannah
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting

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Day 1: City tour of Cape Town

The vacation has begun! Starting with some sightseeing

• Set out to explore the city, including the Castle of Good Hope, Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap, and the Alfred and Victoria Waterfront.

• Take the cable car up to Table Mountain to discover the view across the harbor and bay.

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Leeuwenvoet House (Cape Town)

Day 2: ​Cape Peninsula 

The convergence of two oceans at your gaze

• Breakfast to start the day off right!

• Set off to visit the Peninsula. Take a detour to Hout Bay where you can board a boat to Seal Island and Chapman's Peak Drive.

• Finish off the day trip with a visit to Cape Point's Lighthouse.     

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Leeuwenvoet House (Cape Town)

Day 3: Wine route of Cape Town

• Today is a free day and we are here to recommend the absolute best activities!

• We highly advise a full-day visit of the Cape Wine Route which includes Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek.

• Along the way, wine estates will welcome you in to taste local wines and cheeses.

Accommodation
Leeuwenvoet House (Cape Town)

Day 4: Transfer to St Lucia

Fly and drive!

• Flight Cape Town to Durban. Upon arrival, pick up your rental car. Check to make sure everything is in order then hit the road in style.

• Head to St Lucia for your first stop and get acquainted with the new scenery.

Visited:
Cape TownJohannesburgSt. Lucia
Accommodation
Night at St. Lucia Wetlands Guest House (St. Lucia)

Day 5: St Lucia Lagoon

• Today we explore the little estuary town of Saint Lucia, known for its magnificent lagoon. 

• We will book a boat trip on the estuary to observe hippos and birds. This activity is optional and is only one of many we can recommend. 

Visited:
St. Lucia
Accommodation
Night at St. Lucia Wetlands Guest House (St. Lucia)

Day 6: Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Queue up 'The Lion King' soundtrack!

• Take advantage of the car and make your way over to the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. 

• This afternoon you will have a 4x4 game drive to spot the Big Five. Expel all of that energy scanning the horizon and listening to your expert guide.

• Tonight we spend the night in the reserve and enjoy a local dinner.

Visited:
St. Lucia, Hluhluwe
Accommodation
Night at Falaza Game Lodge & SPA (Hluhluwe)

Day 7: Game drives and craft markets

A mix of culture and wildlife!

• This morning we head out on a 4x4 jeep safari.

• Followed by a trip to Ezulwini Craft Market to meet the local population. We will discuss the local culture and how best to interact to show respect. 

Visited:
Hluhluwe, Swaziland
Accommodation
Foresters Arms Country (Swaziland)

Day 8: Kruger National Park

• Max your time in the National Park on safari from sunrise to sunset. 

​• Lunch in the park at a rest camp, or request a packed lunch from your hotel.
Afternoon game drive.

Accommodation
Night at Stille Woning Guest House (Kruger National Park)

Day 9: Exploring Kruger

• Today, you'll have several options: Take another game drive in Kruger National Park. 

• Head to Shangana Village in Hazyview to watch a cultural show and themed dinner. 

​• Or discover the park's cheetah conservation project, before setting off on the Panorama Route via car, stopping at stunning sites.

• Arrival in Kapama Game Reserve for lunch.
Evening game drive after dinner.

Visited:
Kruger National ParkKapama
Accommodation
Night at Kapama River Lodge (Kapama)

Day 10: Full day of game and driving

• Morning safari, then breakfast cause your hungry after all of that animal photography!

• Lunch, and back to the 4x4 for another game drive. 

Visited:
Kapama
Accommodation
Night at Kapama River Lodge (Kapama)

Day 11: ​Meet Moholoholo's wildlife

• Morning 4x4 game drive in Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

•Guided tour of the wildlife that Moholoholo is currently rehabilitating, breeding or housing. 

Visited:
Kapama, Mpumalanga
Accommodation
Hannah Lodge (Mpumalanga)

Day 12: Next stop: Johannesburg!

• Breakfast, then drive on to Johannesburg.

Accommodation
Night at Southern Sun Montecasino (Johannesburg)

Day 13: Johannesburg and day of departure!

• For a half/full-day tour of Johannesburg, head to the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, the former Crown Mine, and Soweto. 

• Then, your trip comes to an end! We hope you've had a fantastic time.

Visited:
Johannesburg

Cape TownStellenboschJohannesburgSt. LuciaHluhluweSwazilandKruger National ParkKapamaMpumalanga

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