4 Barnard St, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

Call Craig: +27 82 091 7983 | Email: craig@southernafricantours.com

Call Bianca: +27 74 957 0355 | Email: bianca@southernafricantours.com

OVERVIEW

South Africa is a premier safari destination! Your tour explores the iconic Kruger where you encounter the Big Five guided by rangers in open-sided vehicles. From the Blyde River Canyon to Cape Town and beyond, this safari and private tour is an essential experience. The “rainbow nation” is renowned for its natural beauty, endless landscapes, two oceans, winelands, `mighty rivers, historical and cultural diversity, 12 UNESCO sites and the economic power of Africa. Your accommodation is 4 star!

South Africa 
StartJohannesburg (Day 1)
Day 1-2Kruger NP
Day 3Blyde River Canyon (Panorama Route)
Day 4Cape Town (City)
Day 5Winelands (Highlight)
Day 6Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula)
Day 7Table Mountain (Cape Town)
EndCape Town (City) (Day 8)

 

Activities & Transportation

 
  • game drivesevening/night game drivesnature hikes/walks & boat trip
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & minivan
  • Getting around: minivan & air transfer
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included
south africa map

Day 1

Transfer from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park – Sunset/Night Safari

You will be collected from your hotel or OR Tambo Airport between 6:30 am and 6:45 am, or from the airport shuttle and bus terminal between 6:45 am and 7:00 am. We’ll depart at 7:15 am. You can fly directly into either Skukuza Kruger National Park or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Your safari guide will collect you at no additional cost.

We travel directly to our lodge in Hazyview and arrive between 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. You have time to relax and enjoy a light lunch, thereafter, enjoy a swim or walk around the beautiful lodge and walking trail. We’ll depart the lodge at around 3.45 pm for a sunset/night safari in Kruger. The sun sets early in the winter months, which means you will have a longer night safari. In summer, we’ll enjoy beautiful sunsets while on safari, before returning to the lodge at around 8.00 pm for a lovely dinner and a good night’s rest, preparing for your full-day safari in the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: sA superb 4 star eco-lodge.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Best Time to VisitMay to September (Dry season)
High SeasonDecember to January and July to August
Best WeatherApr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)
 
 
Accommodation:

Umbhaba Eco Lodge

  • Mid-range hotel located just outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Full-Day Open Vehicle Safari in the Kruger National Park

All safaris start before sunrise. This is the best part of the day, not knowing what to expect. After a short drive, we’ll enter the park gates. Your guide will have an idea of the best areas to find the wildlife, including the Big Five and plains game. This is the finest time of the day to see predators.

The lodge will arrange breakfast packs and your guide will stop after about 3 hours for a breakfast and bathroom break and a chance to get a coffee. We’ll then continue with your safari. Kruger offers a variety of ecozones, each one with a different range of wildlife. We will visit rivers and watering holes as well as plains and bushveld regions.

We’ll stop for lunch at a rest camp, where this meal will be on your own account. You will have time to do some curio shopping or enjoy a cold beer! The guide will then continue with the safari, heading towards the lodge. We will arrive at around 3.30 pm or 4 pm, with time to relax, swim and have a great dinner.

Main Destination:
Kruger National Park
Accommodation:

Umbhaba Eco Lodge

  • Mid-range hotel located just outside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Full-day Blyde River Canyon & Panorama Route

We will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon (the world’s 3rd largest canyon), Lisbon Waterfall, the 3 Rondawels and the town of Graskop.

God’s Window allows people a window from the escarpment and a 1 300m drop below. One can see as far as the Kruger and beyond on a clear day. There is a fantastic short walk through a natural rainforest environment. Bourkes’ Luck Potholes is a stunning natural formation created by water erosion over hundreds of years. The potholes have round carvings and holes of different sizes formed in the Truer River and Blyde River confluence in the red sandstone. Your guides will brief you on the history of the region. You can use small footbridges and walk over the chasms, looking at the water flowing through the cracks and holes. There are also several small but beautiful waterfalls in the area. We spend about 1 hour here and it’s a great walk of about 1 km in total.

Back at the lodge, freshen up and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.

Main Destination:
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (Panorama Route)
Accommodation:

Umbhaba Eco Lodge

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Hazyview
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Morning Safari & Transfer Back to Johannesburg – Flight to Cape Town Included

Depart for Kruger before sunrise. Your guide will focus on animals we could not find on the first 2 days of safaris. We hope to see lions and leopards as they are most active in the early mornings. Kruger has 158 mammal species and over 550 bird species. Your guide will help you find as many as possible.

No game drive is ever the same and Kruger has a huge network of roads to choose from. Guides will drive in different areas of the park in different seasons, giving you the chance for more sightings. After a short breakfast and coffee stop, continue on safari, returning to the lodge at 11 am. Say goodbye to your guide and freshen up before the journey back to Johannesburg at around 11.30 am. Arrive at OR Tambo Airport between 5 – 6 pm, check in for your flight to Cape Town.

On arrival, you are met by either myself or Gerry and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to the most beautiful city on earth!

Your hotel is in the Waterfront Precinct with its many restaurants and activities.

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City)
Accommodation:

Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Cape Town
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch &/or Whale Coast (Seasonal – May to December)

Today, we drive to the Cape Winelands, a fertile area where vines and oak trees quickly replaced the giraffes, elephants and Khoisan people. Stellenbosch is known for its beautiful architecture, wines and university. We’ll visit a historical shop and partake in a cellar tour, before traveling over the beautiful Hel’s Hoogte Pass on our way to Franschoek. We will break for lunch and visit the Huguenot Museum. You can also visit an exceptional boutique wine farm to taste local vintage wine, including a Pinotage, South Africa’s own unique cultivar. Next, near Paarl, we’ll stop at Mandela’s statue at the entrance to the prison where he was liberated in 1990. View the Taal Monument, dedicated to the Afrikaans language, the world’s only monument to a language.

Please note: You can combine a half-day Winelands & Whale Coast tour. On the Whale Coast, you get to see the largest African penguin colony, Clarence drive, Hermanus & Southern Right Whales. End your day with dinner at the Waterfront.

Main Destination:
Stellenbosch (Highlight)
Accommodation:

Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Cape Town
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 6

Cape of Good Hope, Boat Cruise, Boulder’s Penguins, Groot Constantia & Cape Town City Tour

The route today is surrounded by a UNESCO Heritage Site for its floral diversity. We’ll follow the West Coast via Clifton, with a stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy a magnificent view of the 12 Apostles & Camps Bay. Continue to Hout Bay, a charming town where you enjoy a boat cruise to Duiker Island, home to the world’s largest fur seal colony (included). The world-class Chapman’s Pass offers breathtaking views. Then we enter the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which is where the cold Atlantic waters meet the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This famous landmark was named by the early Portuguese mariners. We’ll then journey to False Bay coast with lunch at the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. After lunch, visit the well-known Boulder’s Beach, home to Africa’s largest land-based penguin colony. Visit Groot Constantia (if time permits), South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch manor house & wine estate.

I’ll make time for a historical Cape Town tour. I’m also available for dinner transfer.

Main Destination:
Cape of Good Hope (Cape Peninsula)
Accommodation:

Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Cape Town
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Leisure: Table Mountain, Township Tour, Kirstenbosch or Adventure Activities

This morning, ascend Table Mountain via cable car (optional), views over the city, Table Bay and Robben Island are stupendous. Table Mountain is a New Seven Wonder of the world and a UNESCO Heritage Site. Visit the inner city and places like the Dutch East Indian Garden, Cape Castle, Malay Quarter & Green Market Square. Visit the only botanical garden situated on a world heritage site. The garden has more endemic plants than any other in the world.

Experience Cape Towns oldest township with an excellent local guide.

Late afternoon, head along the west coast where you’ll enjoy an amazing “postal card” sunset view of Table Mountain, Robben Island & Table Bay.

Please make use of our discounted rates on activities, like helicopter flips, shark diving, ballooning, township tour, whale cruise, surfing lesson, snorkelling, paragliding, guided hiking etc.

Dine at Gold African restaurant, exceptional cuisine from across the continent. Participate in interactive drumming, song & dance.

Main Destination:
Table Mountain (Cape Town)
Accommodation:

Radisson RED V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Cape Town
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Activities Are Available > Departure

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Depending on your departure time, various activities are available to you at great rates!

Take a historical half-day tour to Robben Island, which has been used as a prison and a place where people were isolated, banished and exiled for nearly 400 years. Or visit the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, and make time to see the Two Oceans Aquarium!

Main Destination:
Cape Town (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not include

I’m happy to say that our private guided safaris offer unbeatable value. We are owner/guides, which means you shall experience Africa with a dedicated and enthusiastic team.  Call Craig +27 (0)820917983