9 Days Greater Kruger National Park Safari and Cape Town from US$2,953.-pp

Enjoy an exciting safari in the “Big-5″ Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino” Timbavati Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s undoubtedly best areas to observe wild life. Visit vibrant and colorful Cape Town where you stay at your luxury hotel within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Towns most prominent tourist enclave. Visit the scenic Cape of Good Hope followed by a wild penguin colony. Spend an afternoon tasting wines in the famous South African vineyards. This breathtaking journey combines the Big-5 of Africa with scenery and culture to never be forgotten.

*Safari in one of South Africa’s foremost “Big-5” game reserves

*Authentic safari style tent experience in small camp

*Walk from your Cape Town Hotel to lively V&A Waterfront

Accommodation style: Luxury in Cape Town,  Authentic comfort on safari

AccommodationDestinationNightsBasisRoom Type
Commodore HotelCape Town4B&B1x Double Room
Shindzela Tented Safari CampKruger4FB+1x Double Safari Tent

Key
B&B: Bed and breakfast
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

PRICE

2022:

US$2,953.- April through September 2022

per person, double occupancy,

Single supplement add US$293.-

Solo travel supplement add US$435

2023:

US$3,187.- per person, double occupancy April through September 2023

Included:  

Accommodations per package, Full board on safari, bed and breakfast at Cape Town hotel. 2 game activities daily on safari, All South African domestic flights and transfers, Safari National Park Fees, Cape of Good Hope Tour with penguins, Wine Tasting in the Winelands

Excluded:   International flight to South Africa, optional activities.

BEST TIME TO GO – Year round is good.

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 1:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

South Africa 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.

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 at Cape Town airport where our representative will meet your for your transfer to your V&A Waterfront Hotel. Rest of day at leisure. You might choose to stroll over to the V&A Waterfront.

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 2:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

This morning take a tour to the scenic Cape of Good Hope followed by a visit to a wild penguin colony. Afternoon at leisure or choose from the optional tours listed.

Cape of Good Hope  morning tour

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, 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. Goon 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 afternoon.

Optional tours – extra charge

Robben Island and City Tour
Table Mountain Hiking
Sea kayaking and Cape Point Tour with Penguins
Cape Winelands including lunch, full day, private
Cape Winelands – small group full day tour
Great White Shark Cage Dive
Walk To Freedom Tour Half Day
Cape Arts and Culture and Peninsula Tour
Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour
Horseback safari near Cape Town – full day

Cape Town City Tour with Table Mountain and Cruise

Robben Island and City Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

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 to the newly democratic South Africa and 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.

In the city itself 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. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). 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 the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.

Table Mountain Hiking

Pushed for time? Got something planned in the afternoon? Table Mountain was made for half-day hiking. Whether it’s a hike up and the cable car down or a hike up and down, you’ll be finished by lunchtime and have the rest of the day free. And if you want the sunset up there – well, half day Table Mountain hikes work just as well in the afternoon too.

The biggest determining factor is if you want to ride down with the cable car. If so, you have two options; if not, there are many excellent half day hikes all over Table Mountain but you’ll need to walk down as well. And I always take the easiest way down!

Sea kayaking and Cape Point Tour, Penguins

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), includes lunch.

Cape Winelands including lunch, full day, private tour

Head off to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry. Explore Stellenbosch and walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Return to the bustle of city life in the early evening after an enthralling day in the countryside. Lunch and 3 wine tasting included.

Wine Tasting in the Winelands – small group full day tour

Visit three premier wine regions, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl where you will savour enchanting scenery with delectable wines. Walk around historical Stellenbosch, visit a wine cellar. Enjoy some wine tasting on a wine estate in Paarl. Taste wine at a Franschhoek vineyard, stroll around the historical village with its galleries, shops and restaurant and find out about the importance of the Huguenot’s while viewing their memorial. A drive of scenic Helshoogte Pass will bring you back into Cape Town.

Great White Shark Cage Dive

Ride early for a day trip to Gaans Baai’s Shark Alley, considered the Great White Capital in the World, to give yourself the experience of a life-time, a cage encounter  with one of the foremost predators in the world, the Great White Shark. Divers and non-divers alike can join in this adventure since no breathing equipment is used, you just hold your breath. You may also watch them from the top deck of the boat which, if circumstances allow, will carry on to Dyer Island to see the seals the sharks are in the vicinity for. Return to Cape Town along scenicly dramatic costal road. Breakfast and/or snack are offered on the vessel.
Please note that the drive along the coast to Gaans Baai and boat trip is a wonderful experience even if you choose not to partake in the actual cage dive. You will be able to view the sharks from the top deck of the vessel.

Walk To Freedom Tour Half Day

No easy road to freedom’ was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement’s campaigns, from the early days through to the late 1980s. Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice, the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. Freedom has not come easy. This tour offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cape Town, one of the world’s most varied and sought-after cities.

The Bo-Kaap

A look at the picturesque ‘Malay Quarter’, a dynamic, living museum and home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. We discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community and their contribution to South Africa’s development.

District Six

As a result of the Group Areas Act, 60 000 Capetonian families were forcibly removed from this once vibrant area between 1966 and 1982. The District Six issue remains crucial. We examine the now desolate area, Zonnebloem, which was District Six and visit the living museum which attempts to represent and recapture District Six in various ways – as a fine-spun tapestry of communal life torn apart but not forgotten.

Cape Arts and Culture and Peninsula 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.

Cape of Good Hope Cycling Tour and Penguins

For the energetic traveller who appreciates nature, this tour offers an alternative to simply watching the scenic splendour of the Cape Peninsula pass you by, allowing you time to cycle a section of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.
Depart your hotel in the early morning and travel along the spectacular Atlantic Seaboard, past Hout Bay Harbour and via the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Noordhoek Farm Village. Renowned for long white sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood forest, Noordhoek epitomizes a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle that is sought after by many environmentalists and artists, so don’t be surprised to find horses, pigs, cows, hens, ducks and rabbits roaming the gardens and open public spaces. Here you will enjoy some light refreshments to energise you for your visit to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.On arrival at the reserve, you will have the opportunity to cycle along the winding road to the historical landmark of Cape Point, the most South-Western point of Africa (weather permitting). The reserve is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra. Continue to enjoy views from Cape Point Lighthouse before travelling to the naval hamlet of Simon’s Town. Enjoy a delicious lunch before proceeding to Boulders Beach for a visit to the penguin colony. Well-placed wooden walkways allow visitors to see these delightful little creatures in their natural habitat without invading their privacy too much. After visiting the penguins,you stop (time & tide permitting) on a lovely semi-private beach for swimming.
Note: Cyclists must be 110cm or taller.Cycling takes place only within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Depending on the cycling abilities of the clients, the cycling can be adapted to their preferences in respect of distance –up to 30km of mountain biking trail is available in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Clients should take their own towels if they wish to swim at Boulders Beach. Safety gear is provided .If there are guests who do not want to cycle, they remain on the vehicle with the guide who follows the cyclists closely.
Lunch included.

Horseback safari near Cape Town – full day

Visit a game reserve for a full day outing of riding on horseback. You may slow walk across the plains or canter at full throttle. No experience is necessary for the horseback safari day tour. Included are a welcome drink, buffet breakfast, horseback safari, visit to Rescue and Conservation Center, buffet lunch. Full day tour.

Cape Town City Tour with Table Mountain and Cruise

Offering a comprehensive tour of the Mother City, from her historical beginnings to visiting iconic landmarks and activities which make Cape Town such an extravaganza for the senses, this tour is not to be missed. Experience the inner-city vibe created by the many cultures which call this city home and be inspired by her beauty from its highest and shoreline viewpoints.
Start the day with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. 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. 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 on a drive via colourful Bo-Kaap and De Waterkant to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Embark on an afternoon cruise and enjoy the views of Cape Town from her magnificent Atlantic Seaboard shoreline. Spend some leisure time at the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront before returning to your hotel in the early evening. Excludes lunch. Duration 9 hours.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 3:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Join a half day wine tasting tour to South Africa’s wine lands, includes the tasting.

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 winelands. Return to your hotel after an enthralling day in the countryside.Includes 2 wine tastings. Arrives back at hotel between 1 and 1.45pm.

Included

Bed & Breakfast, wine tasting

Day 4:           Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Explore Cape Town and surrounding areas on your own or choose from the listed optional tours.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Timbavati Private Game Reserve shares a common, unfenced border with Kruger Park and encompasses many exclusive private lodges. The region is best known for the ‘white lions of Timbavati’, two unusually pale lion cubs discovered here in the 1970s, their colour due to a rare recessive gene.
The Timbavati is a “Big Five” Game Reserve: Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo roam freely as do many more species of predators and antelopes. Over 40 mammal species and 350 bird species have been identified within the area. This, together with the abundant variety of flora, the tranquillity and the natural beauty of the land, ensures an adventure to be remembered. It said to have the densest giraffe population in the world.

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Greater Kruger National Park area for your safari. Meet our representative at the airport for your transfer to the safari lodge. Join your first safari in customized open safari vehicle this afternoon.

Overnight: Shindzela Tented Safari Camp          View iBrochure

We know that an African safari is a very special experience – we invite you to join us for a journey of discovery on a wildlife safari. Shindzela is a small wilderness camp, and hosts a maximum of 16 guests. We focus on game drives in open 4×4 vehicles (day & night drives), and walking safaris.

Our walking safaris and game drives place an emphasis on understanding the wild environment, and tracking and viewing animals in their natural surroundings. We are able to drive off road in search of African predators and Big Five animals.

Situated in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Our tented accommodation consist of 8 canvas tents set on wooden decks with a little porch, each with their own en-suite bathroom (shower, hand basin, flush toilet). Each tent has got a mosquito net over the bed, and canvas flaps for windows also lined with mosquito nets.

Our camp runs on Solar powered lights in each tent and dining room area, and your hot/cold shower is regulated by our gas geysers. Shindzela Tented Safari Camp offers a back to basics, affordable Kruger safari holiday, without compromising on important safari experiences; the thrill of viewing African wildlife, marveling at a beautiful sunset, or relaxing around the camp fire with a drink.

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Activities

Game Drives at Shindzela

Shindzela offers morning and afternoon/evening game drives of about 3-3.5 hours.  Shindzela conducts their safaris in 4×4 Landrover vehicles (seating 8 guests per vehicle max) and guests are taken out by professional qualified field guides & trackers.  Prior to each safari activity guests are given a thorough safety briefing before embarking on their safari adventure.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 6, 7 and 8:           Shindzela Tented Safari Camp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Day Itinerary

Search the African savanna for the “Big-5” lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino during your morning and afternoon safaris.

Activities

Walking Trails at Shindzela
Game Drives at Shindzela

Walking Trails at Shindzela

Shindzela offers walking trails of about 2.5-3 hours in the morning instead of doing a game drive.  Each walking trail is lead by a qualified lead and back up trails guide.  The walking safaris are mainly focused on nature as a whole, focusing on fauna and flora as well as animal tracks, insects, bird life and the occasional encounter with one of the Big five. No children under the age of 16 years are allowed on these trails.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 9:           Departure

Day Itinerary

This morning, enjoy your last safari prior transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onto USA.

Flight Inclusions: Cape Town To Greater Kruger National Park return

Note: Tour starts and ends in  Cape Town. This is individual tour and can be adjusted to your liking and start any day. Terms and Conditions apply. 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. Accommodation subject to availability.

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