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Cape Town, Panorama Route and Kruger Holiday

Inspirational safari holiday to South Africa

For those who love a road trip. Discover South Africa's spectacular scenery, iconic tourist attractions, and luxurious accommodation. Cape Town first. Whilst staying at your boutique guesthouse Kensington Place, you will get out and about in the car exploring the city's many famous sights from Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront to the penguins at Boulder's Beach. Then take a slow drive through the gastronomic route that is the Cape Winelands.

Staying at the exquisite Boschendal Wine Estate you can enjoy their picnics and or go wine tasting on the famous Franschhoek Wine Tram. Then fly to the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga Province for a chance to catch some of the most beautiful scenery in Africa including the Blyde River Canyon. End on a high with a Big 5-safari at Kambaku River Lodge in the Timbavati Private Reserve bordering the Kruger Park.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - Kensington Place, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Boschendal, Winelands, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, Panorama Route, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Kambaku River Sands, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
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  • At-your-own pace road-trip adventure
  • See South Africas most iconic tourist attractions
  • A Big 5 Safari in the Kruger Park
  • Gourmet picnics with the Capes finest wine
  • Panoramic views and scenic waterfalls of the Blyde River Canyon
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport where you will collect your hire car and driver yourselves to your guesthouse in the city.

  • 4 nights

Kensington Place
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 7

Today you will take the scenic +- 1 hour drive to the Cape Winelands.

  • 2 nights

Bed & Breakfast | Garden Cottage
South Africa

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Day 7 - 9

Drop your vehicle at Cape Town Airport today and fly to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in Nelspruit. Collect your next hire vehicle to explore the Panorama Route.

  • 2 nights

Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury Double Room
South Africa

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Day 9 - 13

Drive today to the Timbavati Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park and to your lodge.

  • 4 nights

Kambaku River Sands
All Inclusive | Thatched Suite
South Africa

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Day 13

Today you will take the drive to Hoedspruit Airport where you will board your flight home via Johannesburg.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Car hire, group B car (Toyota Starlet 5dr or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • 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
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
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.

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  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • White Water Rafting Icon White Water Rafting
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • 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.

  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Baboon
  • 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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