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Combine a charming stay in Cape Town, an adventurous exploration of Timbavati Private Reserve, and relaxing island getaway on this South Africa escape! In Cape Town, enjoy easy access to the water front, a tour of Robben Island, and a trip up Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city below. As you head out on safari be sure to keep a constant watch out for wildlife. Each day take game drives, bush walks, and over night walking safaris! To end your adventure, relax on the beaches of Benguerra Island. Kayak, snorkel, fish, or simply enjoy the view. This South African itinerary is the perfect getaway! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-3 : Welcome to Cape Town
Days 4-6 : Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Days 7-9 : &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge
Day 10 : Fly to Vilanculos Airport | Johannesburg | Return Home


  • Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town on your own
  • View charismatic wildlife on game drives in Timbavati Private Reserve
  • Gain a more intimate experience of the bush through walking safaris
  • Sea kayak, snorkel, and enjoy sunset dhow cruises off Benguerra Island

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  • Independent

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Trip Snapshots

African carvings are a traditional from of art and culture. A herd of elephants of all sizes make their way across the valley. The sun sets over Kruger National Park Family viewing wildlife on an African safari Cape Town sunset Tofo Beach, Mozambique An aerial view of Table Mountain, Cape Town

Day 1-3 Welcome to Cape Town

Welcome to Cape Town! You are met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You are then shown to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Settle into Kensington Place located on the slopes of Table Mountain. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, a bottle of wine in your room, and a free gym membership at nearby Virgin Active during your stay. There are numerous excellent restaurant options a short drive away.

With easy access to the waterfront, spend the next couple of days exploring Cape Town on your own. Additional tours to Robben Island, Table Mountain or Cape Peninsula are offered for an additional cost.

Day 4-6 Tanda Tula Safari Camp

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
On the morning of Day 4, take your private transfer to the Cape Town Airport for your flight to the Hoedspruit Airport. A private transfer is provided from the airport to your safari lodge. Tanda Tula Safari Camp is a tented camp situated in the unfenced Timbavati Private Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by large majestic trees, surrounded by riverine bush and overlooking an active waterhole.
Activities at Tanda Tula include morning and afternoon game drives, bush walks, and overnight walking safaris (additional fee).

Day 7-9 &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
On the morning of Day 7, board an early morning lodge-hop flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport then fly onward to Vilanculos Airport. From there, board the helicopter for your flight to your lodge, &Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge, where you can settle in and relax for the next three days.

Located on the protected north-west side of Benguerra Island, just 14km offshore from mainland Mozambique, is the relaxing Benguerra Lodge. Surrounded by turquoise Indian Ocean waters and white sandy beaches, it is a short scenic helicopter flight to Benguerra’s tropical setting.

Activities offered at Benguerra include sea kayaking, sunset cruises and village visits. The fully equipped PADI dive center offers snorkeling excursions, fishing charters, horse riding, and picnics.

Day 10 Fly to Vilanculos Airport | Johannesburg | Return Home

Transfer by helicopter back to Vilanculos Airport for your afternoon flight to OR Tambo International Aiport in Johannesburg (included in tour cost).

&Beyond Benguerra Island Lodge

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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

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  • 9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 9 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Hotel
    • 6 Nights Lodge
  • 6 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.


  • Optional Excursions
  • Domestic Flights
    • Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
  • Mozambique Visa
  • Gratuities
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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