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South Africa Ocean View Lion on Game drive Franschhoek

One of our most popular itineraries, this 3-part itinerary takes in the iconic city of Cape Town, and its many attractions and is followed by a slowing down in pace in the picturesque South African winelands, known as the gastronomic route of South Africa. The third and final element of the trip is in the north of the country, a Big-5 safari in the Thornybush 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 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at The Clarendon Fresnaye | Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourselves to your hotel.

Room Type: Standard Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 7

2 nights at Avondrood Guest House | Winelands

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

Room Type: Standard Deluxe Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at Jackalberry Lodge | Thornybush Nature Reserve

Today you will drive yourselves back to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your domestic flight to Hoedspruit Airport. Here you will be met and transferred by road to the Thornybush Nature Reserve.

Room Type: Suite Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 12

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



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


  • 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


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International to Philadelphia International Airport

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