10 Days Active Kruger Safari & Bike Cape Town, Scenic Coast and Winelands from US$3,207.-pp-pp

This active exploration includes Greater Kruger National Park Safari with its “Big 5”, Cape Town and five days moderate to easy biking the scenic surrounds. Bike the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands and enjoy some of the best vineyards and fine cuisine in the country.

* Big-5 Safari in Greater Kruger National Park

* Traditional vehicle safaris or bush walks

* Cycle the scenic routes along the Cape’s ocean’s edge

* Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

*Gourmet wine -pairing lunch in the Culinary Capital of South Africa – Franschhoek

*Taste award winning wines

Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
nThambo Tree Camp Klaserie Private Game Reserve 3 FB+ 1x Treehouse Chalet
Commodore Hotel Cape Town 4 B&B 1x Standard Room
Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek Franschhoek 2 B&B 1x Standard Room

Key
B&B: Bed and breakfast,lunch and beverages provided on biking days only
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Price

US$3,207.- Oct 1, to Dec 20, 2018
US$3,570.- April 1 – Sep 30, 2019

US$3,606.- Oct 1 – Dec 20, 2019

Price per person, double accommodation,

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, 2 daily safari activities during safari, domestic flights as per package, all transfers, National Park fees, Wine Tasting and Cellar tour, Penguin Beach entrance fee,
Biking Tours include: Bikes and all equipment, back up vehicle, beverages and refreshments, personal service from the best guides in the biking industry, special excursions as per itinerary;

Excluded

International flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Optional tours not included in itinerary, travel and evacuation insurance,

Day 1:           nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Johannesburg in the morning and take a flight to Greater Kruger National Park where our representative awaits you for the transfer to your safari lodge. Take your first game drive this afternoon.

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Situated on the northeastern edge of South Africa, Klaserie Private Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is one of the largest privately owned reserves in the country comprising 60 000 hectares of seemingly endless plains of unspoilt African bushveld. This scenic wilderness sanctuary is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as an impressive array of wildlife including: African elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, African wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of buck. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as guided walking safaris, game drives, and thrilling wildlife tracking excursions. The reserve is known for its incredible birdlife boasting over 500 species including the endangered Southern ground hornbill and the white-backed vulture.

Overnight: nThambo Tree Camp View iBrochure

nThambo Tree Camp is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger Park. There are 5 solar-powered wooden chalets on stilts with endless views across the wilderness.

Chalets are constructed from canvas walls and thatched roofs, and each one has a private wooden balcony. Guests have access to a small splash pool at the main lodge area, which is ideal for the hot summer months.

Big Five walking safaris can be arranged for after breakfast, and there is flexibility in terms of guests’ desires. nThambo Tree Camp is ideal for guests seeking an intimate safari in a relaxed environment. Food is simply traditional home cooking and often guests are treated to a braai (barbeque) in the boma.

The camp is unfenced, which means wildlife roams freely throughout. Elephants often drink from the swimming pool, which is a highlight for many guests!

Treehouse Chalet

There are 5 identical treehouse-style chalets at nThambo Tree Camp, each elevated on wooden stilts at eye level with the trees and overlooking the open area in front of the camp. Thatched, timber structures with private balconies, en suite bathrooms, and comfortable double or twin beds. There are luggage racks, mosquito nets, clothing shelves, safes, and desks in each room. There are no fences around the camp, so care should be taken when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back.

Included

Full Board and safari Activities

Day 2:           nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Activities

Game Drives in the Klaserie
Bush Walks
Traditional Safari Dining

Game Drives in the Klaserie

One of the main features of a safari is a 4×4 game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game than on a self-drive safari, as you are guided by experienced rangers and in appropriate vehicles. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This enables to you to get within five to 10 metres of the large animals – and safely!

All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Toyota Land Cruisers; which are perfect for photographic and video opportunities. The afternoon game drives generally leave at 16:00 and include late afternoon game spotting, a sundowner stop and a game drive that continues into the night.

Bush Walks

Our standard morning procedure is to take guests out on a game drive but if guests are interested we can arrange a bush walk after breakfast.

All Walking Safaris are led by qualified rangers who have had intensive specialised training in approaching dangerous game and we demonstrate how to behave when encountering animals. In addition to allowing you to view the larger mammals on foot, rangers will impart valuable knowledge about the surrounding vegetation.

A bush walk will allow you to track animals on foot and learn what types of tracks various species leave when traversing the bush. Bush walks are a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.

Traditional Safari Dining

We pride ourselves on offering an intimate safari dining experience, where guests dine together at a set time. A table is set up and guests can enjoy anything from a traditional braai evening to a homemade potjie.

The atmosphere is always casual and we create a homely experience. Once dinner is over both guests and rangers retire to the boma area where wildlife stories are exchanged around the campfire.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 3:           nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Included

Full Board and safari Activities

Day 4:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Enjoy your final game drive this morning prior your flight to Cape Town. Meet our representative and transfer to the Commodore Hotel. Enjoy your free evening at leisure – maybe take a walk over to  the famous V&A Waterfront for some shopping or dinner in these scenic surroundings.

Cape Town

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Take in a view from above by riding the cable car to Table Mountain or check out the tiny cell Nelson Mandela was kept in on Robben Island. Visit the V&A Waterfront near your hotel, a place for shopping or just hanging out to watch the world go by. Breathtaking natural scenery, long standing cultural heritage and world-class wine production estates characterize an area known as the Wine Lands where you will can taste the wines of the region. Drive through gorgeous scenery and hamlets on the way to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastline seafarers have respected and feared for hundreds of years. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Overnight: Commodore Hotel      View iBrochure

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is the Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town. Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists excited to experience all that is the Mother City.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Spend your day at leisure to explore the V&A Waterfront or souvenir shopping.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 6:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Today start exploring the area by bike.

Activities

Cape Peninsula Bike with Penguin Beach Visit

Cape Peninsula Bike with Penguin Beach Visit- Full Day

Savor the very best of the Cape peninsula on this unique guided cycle excursion. From the top of Signal Hill, we take in Lion’s Head and the iconic Table Mountain as well as a bird’s eye view of the Atlantic Ocean. We meander alongside the sea, through Camps Bay, Hout Bay Harbor and on to Chapman’s Peak for a superb lunch spread. In the afternoon, we make our way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, enjoying a guided cycle to Cape Point and short hike to the historic lighthouse, before making our way back along the eastern side of the peninsula and visiting the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach!

Riding time is 5-6 hours at moderate to challenging level.

Included

Bed & Breakfast, lunch

Day 7:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Alternatively you may embark on a Sea Kayak and Bike Adventure today.

Activities

Stellenbosch Forest Track Cycling Full Day

Stellenbosch Forest Track Cycling Full Day

Come ride with us in one of the Cape’s most spectacular mountain parks, on tracks suitable for all levels. Our experienced MTB cycle-guides will ensure an unforgettable day!

Cycle through indigenous forest alongside natural rivers, on dirt road and single track. Jonkershoek is arguably the region’s crown-jewel and an outdoors paradise!

The route comprises of a safe, scenic course which caters for all, from fun riders to serious mountain bikers You will find challenging hills and technical descents. For those not so serious and family fun riders, there are loads of jeep and single tracks and tranquil forest sections. All routes are well marked with skilled riders following technical sections and the rest of us enjoying a more laid-back program . Distances ranging from a 3km kiddies route to a technical 7km cross country route where the skilled riders will find themselves doing some short steep climbs, drop offs and rocks.

Afterwards enjoy an ice cold beer or glass wine, a light or heavy lunch, before returning to your hotel.
Riding Time is 4-5 hours at moderate to challenging difficulty level. Excellent and varied single track, forest trails and game viewing.

Included

Bed & Breakfast, lunch

Day 8:           Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Franschhoek

Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.

Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centered around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people.

In the village you will find wonderful crafts, art and antique shops and galleries. The main street is lined with coffee shops and restaurants. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town Franschhoek is the ideal base while you explore the entire Cape winelands.

Overnight: Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek

This picturesque guest house is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, situated in the peaceful Winelands country also known as the Franschhoek Valley. Avondrood’s original Victorian Cape-Dutch home offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with a rich historical feel of French Huguenot culture combined with all of the modern luxuries and amenities you desire.
If rest is what you need, stay in and enjoy the tranquil gardens at Avondrood. Private and scenic the 2000sq meter gardens surround a large pool, heated jacuzzi and outdoor breakfast veranda which boasts views of the mountains.
Inside the main house you can relish in the spacious lounge next to the grand fireplace or settle into your favourite cocktail at the fully stocked bar and watch the game.
There are eight large suites to choose from, all lavishly decorated with individual themes and character. Wake to a full breakfast with your stay, served with locally roasted coffee. We take personal care in your stay with Avondrood being a family owned and run business – rest assured that every detail will be taken care of.
Avondrood’s experienced team of staff takes pride in every aspect of Avondrood and the superior service they provide.

Standard Room

This room is situated in the main house facing the street side with its own separate bathroom with shower only. Bed is a King size Double.

Activities

Stellenbosch to Franschhoek Cycle – Full Day

Stellenbosch to Franschhoek Cycle

Explore the world famous Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands. This full day tour meanders through wineyards and along estates in the scenic wine valley. Riding time is about 4-5 hours with moderate to challenging difficulty level on varied tracks.

Included

Bed & Breakfast, lunch

Day 9:           Avondrood Guest House Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Activities

Biking and Wine Tasting in Franschhoek – Simonsberg Full Day

Biking and Wine Tasting in Franschhoek – Simonsberg

Our Wine tasting & Biking Winelands tour is arguably the crown-jewel in our collection. Just outside of Franschhoek proper, is Simonsberg (Afrikaans: Simon’s Mountain) which is part of the Cape Fold Belt and is located between the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek, forming a prominent 1,399m peak. It is named after Simon van der Stel, first governor of the Cape, founder and namesake of Stellenbosch.

We visit award-winning estates, such as Rupert & Rothschild,  Noble Hill,  Babylonstoren, Backsberg,  Anura,  Glen Carlou,  Vrede en Lust, and Plaisir De Merle. The new and the old winemakers conspire to bring you an unforgettable kaleidoscope of tastings and wines. We cycle between the estates and traverse a fairy-tale landscape with views of the Paarl Valley. The tour includes up to eight wineries, cellar tours, cycling from farm-to-farm, and a gourmet lunch – all at your own pace! If wine is your thing, then this is definitely the tour for you. At the end of a day we shuttle back to your accommodation.

Please let us know if you wish to substitute another tour if you are not interested in the wineries.

Included

Bed & Breakfast, lunch

Day 10:        Departure

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

Transport

Flight Information

Date Flight Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Scheduled OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] Greater Kruger Airport
Scheduled Greater Kruger Airport Cape Town International Airport [CPT]
Scheduled Cape Town International Airport [CPT] OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

Terms and Conditions

Note:

Daily departures (pending availability at hotels featured). Minimum 2 guests.

All reservations/quotes are subject to our Terms and Conditions as per our website: https://www.adventuretoafrica.com/Terms-and-conditions/ All participants required to sign liability release form. Images are for reference only. Malaria prophylaxis is highly recommended for this itinerary. Please consult with your travel clinic or CDC.gov  for complete advice. Price discounted for  deposit payment by credit card with final payment wire or check only. Travel and evacuation insurance is highly recommended.

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