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Highlights of South Africa Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger

Inspirational safari holiday to South Africa

A very popular routing, this 3-part itinerary takes in the iconic city of Cape Town, the picturesque Cape Winelands and concludes with a thrilling Big 5 safari in South Africa's famous Kruger Park. Kick off in Cape Town staying at a boutique guest house Four Rosmead. With your own car you will have the freedom to explore the city's many attractions including Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. Then slow the pace somewhat at Franschhoek Country House in the winelands, known as the gastronomic route of South Africa. Eat and drink to your heart's content whilst also enjoying the beautiful scenery.

The third and final element of the trip is in the north of the country, a Big-5 safari in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve bordering South Africa's famous Kruger National Park. Spend your time on exciting morning and afternoon game drives. During your down time you can laze by the pool or have a siesta. Candlelit evening meals will be spent under the African night sky.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Winelands, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Kambaku Safari Lodge, 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 10 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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Highlights

  • Cape Town, one of the worlds most beautiful cities
  • Picturesque Cape Winelands, fine dining and wine tasting
  • A luxury Big 5 safari in the private reserve of the Kruger
  • Luxury boutique guesthouses in the Cape
  • Thrilling night drives in search of leopards and other nocturnal animals
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

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 guesthouse in the city.

  • 4 nights

Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse
Bed & Breakfast | Luxury Room
South Africa

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Franschhoek country house and villas swimming pool 1280
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Day 5 - 7

Today you will drive yourselves to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands for your 2 night stay.

  • 2 nights

Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Bed & Breakfast | Standard Room
South Africa

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Day 7 - 11

Return to Cape Town Airport and board a flight to Hoedspruit Airport. Here you will be met and transferred by road to the Timbavati Reserve.

  • 4 nights

Kambaku Safari Lodge
Full Board | Thatched chalet
South Africa

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Day 11

Today you will be met and transferred by road back to Hoedspruit Airport for your domestic flight to Johannesburg and your international 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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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group B car (Toyota Yaris or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

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
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • 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 Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Honey Badger
    Honey Badger
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Baboon
    Baboon
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries

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