8 Days Malaria Free Safari and Cape Town from US$4,017.-pp

Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria free area with the magnificent “Big-5” and a good chance to see the rare wild dogs.  Walk to the V&A Waterfront from your luxury hotel in Cape Town and choose from the many optional tours activities available. This itinerary is also ideal for families.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Safari in one of South Africa’s foremost “Big-5” malaria free game reserves
  • Excellent chance to see rare wild dogs and rhino
  • Bush Walk with professional ranger to explore the little things
  • Walk from your Cape Town Hotel to lively V&A Waterfront

ITINERARY MAP

Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Commodore Hotel Cape Town B&B 1x Luxury Standard Rooms 3 Nights
Tuningi Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve FB 1x Luxury Suite 4 Nights

PRICE

US$4,017.- per adult, from April through September 2022
US$4,169.- per adults, from April through September 2023
US$1,605.- for one child under 12 years sharing parents room 2022
US$1,883.-for one child under 12 years sharing parents room 2023
Price per person, double occupancy

Included: Accommodation in standard room/chalet. Full board on safari, bed and breakfast at Cape Town hotel. Morning and afternoon game drives daily on safari with sun downer cocktail. Return flight to Cape Town and road transfer to Madikwe. National Park fees, Cape of Good Hope half day tour.

Excluded:

Airport taxes and fees, international flights, optional activities and tours.

Note: Tuningi Safari Lodge is ideal for youngsters offering children program and babysitter. Children under 5 years old are not allowed on shared safari vehicle. If you like to bring under 5 year old on safari vehicle you can do so by hiring a private vehicle just for your family.

BEST TIME TO GO – year round

Accommodation: Luxury

Journey starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. Start any day and customize if you like.

 

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:            Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

South Africa

One of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth, South Africa, fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’,  boasts 11 official languages, and its inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife, and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban, or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its untamed wilderness is astonishing: wildlife roams freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park.

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.

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Cape Town for rest and relaxation. Stroll the vibrant V&A Waterfront within walking distance of your hotel.

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.

 Standard Rooms

All rooms are bright and spacious, decorated in a nautical style. All rooms have individual air conditioning, televisions, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath and shower, direct dial telephones, electric razor plugs, and hairdryers.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:            Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Activities

Cape of Good Hope with Penguin Colony, half day small group

Enjoy the breath-taking views along one of the world’s most scenic areas which stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. Also,stop at a picturesque coastal village which is home to a colony of penguins.

Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Continue via Chapman’s Peak (if open), one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach which is our last stop for the morning. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel in the early afternoon.Lunch excluded.

Optional – extra charge

Cape Winelands, Half day small group tour
Sea Kayak and Cape Point Tour with Lunch
Robben Island and City Tour with Table Mountain
Cape Town Arts & Culture Peninsula Tour, Full day, private tour
Heli Flight over Cape Town

Cape Winelands, Half day small group tour

Stellenbosch holds the honour of being the most well-known town in South Africa. History, culture, natural beauty, sport, education and wine has made the name ‘Stellenbosch’ resonate around the globe as one of South Africa’s premier tourist, business and education attractions, however, wine has made -and continues to make -Stellenbosch famous.

Head off to the historic heart of South Africa’s wine industry.Enjoy some time in the bustling town of Stellenbosch where solid, white-plastered buildings arose and the streets were planted with oak trees, giving it the name Eikestad (Town of Oaks), which is still used to describe the town today. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of those now giant oak trees and its beautifully preserved historic buildings. Stop in at one of the world-renowned estates for a wine tasting and tune into the soul of the region’s wine lands. Return to your hotel after an enthralling day in the countryside.
Includes 2 wine tastings. Morning or afternoon tour. Morning tour arrives back at hotel between 1 and 1.45pm.

Sea Kayak and Cape Point Tour with Lunch

Depart your city based hotel and travel to the naval hamlet of Simon’s Town which is located on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula. Embark on a sea kayaking adventure(scheduled) with experienced guides in in a twin or single-seater Fluid kayak accompanied by a knowledgeable, fully-trained and experienced sea kayak guide. Kayaks are stable and perfect for those with no experience. Head out to explore the waterways and secret coves hidden amongst pristine beaches and the natural environments of so many wildlife species that call the area home. After a beach landing you will return to Seaforth Beach to change into dry clothing. Before continuing your journey, visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony to witness the African Jackass Penguin in its natural environment.After this delightful visit, travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve –one of two world-renowned landmarks within the Table Mountain National Park. The Cape of Good Hope functioned as something of a beacon for sailors for years and is still widely referred to as ‘The Cape’ by sea farers. Most visitors to Cape Town regard a trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point (the tip of the Cape Peninsula)

Robben Island and City Tour with Table Mountain

The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison. Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people.In the heart of the city enjoy for a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds. On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu –lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. George’s Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. Continue the tour with a visit to the Castle of Good Hope –the oldest building in South Africa. The Castle acted as local headquarters for the South African Army in the Western Cape, and today houses the Castle Military Museum and ceremonial facilities for the traditional Cape Regiments. Alternatively, make a stop at Truth Café for a ‘cuppa’ at this ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (meal for own account). Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting) Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also,get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.Return to your hotel in the early evening. Excludes lunch and cable car.

Cape Town Arts & Culture Peninsula Tour, Full day, private tour

Explore the aesthetic production of South Africa, Africa and further afield whilst learning about the history and culture of art in the Cape. The programme boasts awe-inspiring scenery along the Cape Peninsula. Magnificent beaches, breath taking views and picturesque coastal villages.

This morning we head to the fishing village of Hout Bay for a visit to Sembach Gallery (open on weekends and by appointment only on weekdays). Sophisticated art works with exquisite style and contemporary beauty by some of the most talented South African Artists are showcased here. In its new home, the gallery features a unique setting of shabby chic meets industrial, snugly ensconced in the vibrant, hustle & bustle, precinct of the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay. In response to the gallery owners’ passions and commitment to upliftment of individuals artists and communities, they have therefore invited Intle Art to share their space. Intle Art enables aspiring and disadvantaged young artists in Hout Bay to develop artistic and entrepreneurial skills. Travel via Chapman’s Peak Drive (provided the road is open), which winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoekon the Atlantic Coast on the south-western tip of South Africa. Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world.At Noordhoekwe make a stop at the Farm Village to appreciate the unique local South African handmade craft. Worth a visit is Noordhoek Art offering an eclectic mix of collectables, photography, paintings by famous SA Artists, designer jewellery, porcelain artifacts and more. Continue to the coastal village of Kalk Bay where we stop to visit Kalk Bay Modern located on Main Road. The gallery holds one of the largest collections of contemporary San art from South Africa, Namibia and Botswana.Situated above the famous Olympia Bakery with arguably the best view of Kalk Bay Harbour and False Bay, Kalk Bay Modern offers a unique selection of fine art prints, oil paintings, photography, ceramics and its own range of Art-I-San textiles (previously known as Ekoka textiles).Just a short 5 min walk further, you will find Artvark Gallery –a classic and contemporary gallery with a keen eye for folk art, specialising in paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, craft and unique
custom-made steel works. It has been a long-time favourite of Cape Town art lovers and tourists visiting Kalk Bay’s galleries.The drive following the beautiful False Bay coastline takes you to the distinctly bohemian seaside village of Muizenberg. Enjoy lunch (to own account) before exploring the colourful street art and décor that is simply everywhere in this surfers’ village and is a reflection of a community that believes in self-expression, while still maintaining an overall aesthetic that is pleasing to all, whether resident or visitor.End the day with a visit to the Norval Foundation which is a centre for art and cultural expression,dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th-and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Located in the Steenberg area of Cape Town, adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation combines the experience of art with an appreciation for nature.The Sculpture Garden, outdoor amphitheatre, purpose-built exhibition spaces and research library are situated in a unique setting that offers visitors a multi-sensory experience.

Note: Gallery visits are subject to exhibition schedules. Alternate visits may be arranged.
Lunch excluded.

Heli Flight over Cape Town

A City Helicopter scenic flight along the Atlantic Coast viewing famous spots like the Cape Town Stadium, the 4 Beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. . Aprroximately 12 minutes.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 3:            Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Explore the scenic area on your own or choose from the optional tours on the previous day.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 4:            Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Game Reserve

Bordering Botswana in South Africa’s North West Province, the lesser-known Madikwe Game Reserve is the fifth-largest reserve in South Africa. It is home to a wild dog reserve and is home to abundant wildlife including the world-renowned Big Five and over 300 bird species such as vulture, ostrich and the large kori bustard. The landscape is characterised by vast grasslands, woodlands, and the rugged Tshwene Tshwene hills sheltering a host of wildlife. Visitors can look forward to sunset drinks overlooking the Madikwe Dam, ample game viewing opportunities and a variety of accommodation options ranging from community lodges to luxury safari lodges in a malaria-free zone.

Day Itinerary

Take a flight to Johannesburg and transfer to your safari lodge in malaria free Mawidke Game Reserve. Join your first safari this afternoon.

Overnight: Tuningi Safari Lodge        View iBrochure

The 5 star Tuningi Safari Lodge is set in a valley on the Western side of the Madikwe Game Reserve.  The theme of the interiors is “Colonial African Chic” and the main lodge offers beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, an elegant dining room and a magnificent rim flow pool that overlooks a waterhole.

This is all interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck that leads to a boma under an ancient fig tree.  Perfect for dinners around a blazing log fire.  Tuningi is one of the very few lodges in South Africa that welcomes children and by doing so avails them to the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system.

Luxury Suite

Luxury suites with en suite bathroom and outdoor shower

Private wooden viewing deck

Fireplace

Mosquito nets

Robes

Slippers

Hairdryer

Umbrella

Safe

Tea and Coffee facilities

Mini bar stocked on request

Mammal and bird reference guide

Air-conditioning and heating

Activities

Transfer to Lodge and evening game drive
Game Drives and Nature Walk

Game Drives and Nature Walk

Each day brings something different, as your explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open Land Cruiser.  Enjoy refreshments on morning and afternoon game drives.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5:            Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Activities

Game Drives and Nature Walk
Animal Hide

Animal HideGet up close and personal in our new underground hide.  Keen photographic enthusiasts will love the new addition at Tuningi.

Swimming Pool

Relax at the rim-flow pool overlooking the waterhole where you can indulge in the sights and sounds from a just a few feet away.

Optional

Tuningi Kids

Tuningi is one of the few lodges in a Big 5 reserve specialising in families with children of all ages.

Children are kept busy with activites such as treasure hunts for natural items collected from the bush.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6:            Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7:            Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8:            End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

After your morning safari transfer to the airport.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

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

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