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Embark on the journey of a lifetime through South Africa as you explore a world class metropolitan area and camp in the wildlife rich Kruger National Park. This 9 day tour highlights the best of South Africa and optimizes your time in this diverse region of the world. Begin your journey acquanting yourself with Cape Town on an in depth tour of around the city then, take a trip to Robben Island and learn about the Apartheid years while visiting Nelson Mandela's cell. Next, head for Kruger National Park where you will have ample opportunities to see and photograph some of the amazing wildlife that calls this region home. Extend your South Africa journey with a trip to Victoria Falls or Chobe National Park! 
A cheetah hides between the trunks of a tree to hunt its prey.Elephants wander outside of the Hoyo-Hoyo Safari LodgeA view of Cape Town.Enjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO RestaurantThe Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town looks beautiful on the water at nightSimbambili LodgeHoyo-Hoyo Safari LodgeA hyena gets a nice refreshing drink.A night shot of the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape TownSimbambili LodgeElephants like to wander the land around the Simbambili LodgeDine on the patio by the water at the V&A Hotel
  • Tour Robben Island and learn about the Apartheid years
  • Explore the main highlights of Cape Town the "Mother City"
  • View lions, zebra, and impala in Kruger National Park
  • Explore Kruger National Park by vehicle, on foot, or by hot air balloon
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa, on the flight of your choice. Airport assistance will meet you just outside the aircraft and escort you through immigration, baggage collection, and customs. Transfer to your hotel and settle in for the night. 

Day 2: Cape Town City Tour

Explore the "Mother City," Cape Town, South Africa today on a private tour of the city! Visit the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (South Africa's oldest building), Greenmarket Square, the Company Gardens, and Table Mountain. After an exciting morning of discovery you will be dropped off at the Waterfront to take in all the shops and restaurants. Explore the area independently this afternoon.

Day 3: Robben Island

This morning is yours to relax and spend as you would like. Stroll the beaches of Cape Town, go shopping, or explore one of many local attractions in the area. Make your way to the Clock Tower for your departure to Robben Island. (You should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time). Disembark at Murray's Bay Harbor on the east coast of the island and take a short walk to buses that will transport you to all the historical sites around the island. Meet your tour guide upon boarding the buses. Take a prison tour conducted by a Robben Island tour guide who will discuss the island's multi-layered 500-year-old history. Discover the graveyard of people who died of leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe's house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers, and the maximum security prison where thousands of South Africa's freedom fighters were incarcerated for years. End your tour with a viewing of Nelson Mandela's cell.

Note: Your Robben Island tour will be scheduled according to availability. Tours run at the following times: 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM.

Day 4: Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

After being picked up from your hotel this morning, travel along the picturesque Antlantic Seaboard and on to Hout Bay, a quaint seaside village with magnificent mountain views. Continue onto Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Enjoy the dramatic clash of the seas from the viewpoint before heading to historic Simons Town, home to a growing colony of the protected African penguin at beautiful Boulders Beach. Explore on foot to view these penguins in their natural habitat. End the day with a visit to the Kirstenbosch Garden, founded in 1913 in an effort to preserve South Africa's unique flora. Arrive back at your hotel and enjoy dinner on your own.

Note: A lunch stop can be arranged with your guide en-route to Simons Town. Please inquire for options. 

Day 5-6: Cape Town to Kruger National Park

This morning you transfer back to the Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Kruger National Park (flight excluded from rate). Kruger is home to cheetahs, leopards, lions, hyenas, zebra, and wild dogs, as well as kudu, eland, sable antelope, and impala. Other possible wildlife sightings on this amazing safari experience include white rhino, elephant, hippo, giraffe, and buffalo! Settle into your room within one of Greater Kruger's private reserves. 

Day 7-8: Kruger National Park

Discover private reserves around Kruger National Park at 2 different camps during your exploration, increasing the variety of possible game sightings. Kruger National Park and private land owners adjacent to the park have been working towards the conservation of the Big 5 since the 1950's. Explore by safari vehicle, by foot, or speak to your travel consultant about a hot air balloon ride or other safari options.

*Each day you will have the option to participate in 2 games drives

Day 9: Depart Kruger National Park

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the Skukuza Airport for your flight home, or continue on with an extension to Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, or Mozambique!


Notten's Bush Camp

Africa Safari at Notten's Bush Camp
Africa Safari at Notten's Bush Camp
Africa Safari at Notten's Bush Camp

Simbavati River Lodge

Relax for the evening in your spacious yet comfortable tent
Simbavati River Lodge's brightly decorated tents open onto private decks
Elephants congregate at the watering hole outside Simbavati River Lodge

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel

Bright and airy interiors at Cloud 9 hotel
Table Mountain dominates the skyline from the rooftop bar
Morning workout with a view

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  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Robben Island Entrance Fee
  • Local Beer, Wine, Spirts, and Soda while in Kruger
  • Park Entrance Fee - Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony & Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Fee - Weather Dependent
  • Internal Flight
  • Festival Surcharge - April 27-May 18
  • Cape Point Cable Car Fee


When to Go

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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