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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! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Cape Town
Day 2 : Cape Town City Tour
Day 3 : Robben Island
Day 4 : Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
Days 5-6 : Cape Town to Kruger National Park
Days 7-8 : Kruger National Park
Day 9 : Depart Kruger National Park


  • 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

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Kruger National Park
  • Timbavati Private Game Reserve


Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level


Trip Snapshots

Dine on the patio by the water at the V&A Hotel A cheetah hides between the trunks of a tree to hunt its prey. Elephants wander outside of the Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge A view of Cape Town. Enjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO Restaurant The Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town looks beautiful on the water at night Simbambili Lodge Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge

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 1 PM departure to Robben Island. (You should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time). Upon arrival to the island meet your guide, someone who spent time here during the Apartheid years. Learn about the political climate of the time, witness the harsh conditions prisoners endured, and visit Nelson Mandela's cell. Take the ferry back to the V&A waterfront and enjoy dinner on your own before you make your way back to your hotel.

Day 4 Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Today you visit the beaches Clifton and Camps Bay. Our first stop will be at the Simonstown Naval Base with a visit to Boulders Beach, the African Penguin breeding colony. You will continue to the Cape of Good Hope National Reserve via Chapman's Peak where you will take a cable car to view where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, as well as fantastic views of False Bay. For lunch, you will stop at the renowned Foodbarn in Noordhoek. Run by the talented Franck Dangereux of La Colombe fame, you’ll enjoy a 4 course set menu with wine pairing. You’ll then head via the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive to Hout Bay, driving back to Cape Town along the Atlantic Seaboard, passing the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Explore the local area independently for dinner.

Day 5-6 Cape Town to Kruger National Park

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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

  • Hotel
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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!

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  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
    • 4 Nights Hotel
    • 4 Nights Lodge
  • 8 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Local Beer, Wine, Spirts, and Soda while in Kruger
  • Robben Island Entrance Fee


  • International Flights
  • Internal Flight
  • Require Travel Insurance
  • Festival Surcharge
    • April 27-May 18
  • Optional Gratuity


  • $75 Meals not Included
  • $20 Table Mountain Cable Car Fee
    • Weather Dependent
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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