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Cape Town and the Best of Phinda Private Game Reserve

Inspirational safari holiday to South Africa

The perfect combination, an indulgent city break in the magical city of Cape Town and a thrilling Big 5 safari in Phinda Private Game Reserve. Starting in Cape Town with a 4 night stay at The Silo, arguably Cape Town's most elegant hotel. Situated within the V&A Waterfront you are perfectly placed to explore all that the Mother City has to offer. Spend your time exploring this incredible city from Table Mountain and Cape Point, to catching the penguins at Boulder's Beach and tours to Robben Island.

Then escape to Phinda Private Game Reserve where you will stay in 2 different areas of the reserve. Spending 3 nights in each, you will get to fully experience all that this remarkable reserve has to offer. Here you will enjoy exciting game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles, led by professionally trained rangers as well as safari walks, and conservation and community experiences. Combine this with the exclusive service, luxurious accommodation, and fine dining on offer at both Phinda Rock Lodge Rock and Phinda Vlei lodge and this is the perfect union for any safari aficionado.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Phinda Rock Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Phinda Vlei Lodge, Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Durban King Shaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights
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The Silo
Bed & Breakfast | Silo Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

Fly from Cape Town Airport to Durban Airport. Here you will be met and driven to Phinda Private Game Reserve.

  • 3 nights

Phinda Rock Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

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Day 8 - 11

Today you will be transferred to Phinda Vlei Lodge in a different part of the reserve.

  • 3 nights

Phinda Vlei Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

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Day 11

Today you will taken back to Durban International Airport for your flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks at the Phinda Lodges (excluding premium brands)
  • All scheduled safari activities at Phinda
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Car hire in Cape Town, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road transfers as specified
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Additional activities not included at Phinda
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Kudu
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Baboon
  • Southern Giraffe
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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