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South Africa Cape Peninsula, Swaziland, Kruger

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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 st...

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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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: City Tour Of Cape Town

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 harbour and bay.

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Leeuwenvoet House (Cape Town)

Day 2: ​Cape Peninsula

Breakfast. 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.

Head to Cape Point's Lighthouse.     

Visited:
Cape Town
Accommodation
Leeuwenvoet House (Cape Town)

Day 3: Follow The Cape Wine Route

After breakfast, we recommend a full-day visit of the Cape Wine Route (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: Tranfer To St Lucia

Breakfast. Flight Cape Town to Durban.

Upon arrival, pick up your rental car (Avis Premium Cat D, 7-13 days) from the airport.

Set off to St. Lucia.

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

Day 5: St Lucia Lagoon

After breakfast, head to the little estuary town of Saint Lucia, known for its magnificent lagoon.

Book a boat trip on the estuary to observe hippos and birds

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

Day 6: Hluhluwe Game Reserve

Breakfast. We recommend spending as much time as possible in Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

Lunch, then set off on a 4x4 game drive to spot the Big Five.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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

Day 7: Game Driving

Breakfast, then morning 4x4 safari.

Take a trip to Ezulwini Craft Market to pick up a souvenir Swazi Candle. 

Visited:
Hluhluwe Swaziland
Accommodation
Forester’s Arms (Swaziland)

Day 8: Kruger National Park

After breakfast, 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: A Day Of Exploration

Breakfast. 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 Park Kapama
Accommodation
Night at Kapama River Lodge (Kapama)

Day 10: Full-Day Game Drive

Morning safari, then breakfast. 

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

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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

Day 11: ​Meet Moholoholo's Wildlife

Breakfast, then 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 - Departure

Breakfast. 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 Town Stellenbosch Johannesburg St. Lucia Hluhluwe Swaziland Kruger National Park Kapama Mpumalanga

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,700 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person $1,360

Included in price:

  • 12 night accommodation as per programme, 3 of which are in private game reserves where activities are included as per programme
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Car rental: from D1 01/03/16 00:00 (Cape Town) to D4 04/03/16 11:00 (Cape Town), from D4 04/03/16 00:00 (Durban) to D13 13/03/16 18:00 (Johannesburg)
  • Air Transport: from Cape Town to Durban
  • Local taxes as VAT or bed Levy are included at the rate applicable at the time the costing is done and can change without notice

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Unless otherwise indicated, our rates do not include the entrance fees for parks or game reserves. They are to be settled by the clients directly at the entrance. Unless otherwise indicated, our rates do not include the meals

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