9 Day South Africa Highlights

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  • South Africa
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  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
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9 Day South Africa Highlights

Trip Summary

This is an all encompassing itinerary that takes in all of the highlights of South Africa. Tour the top sights in the Kruger Area and Cape Town. All of the tours on this itinerary can be substituted for others and we have an amazing selection of both shared and private tours to suit your budget and your style. If you're active, you could look at a morning walking tour in Kruger or for something different ask about a visit to Jane Goodall's Chimpanzee Institute or the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Center. Those looking for something more exclusive, ask about our private safaris in Kruger where you'll have you're own personal guide & ranger for the day. In Cape Town, we include the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, Simon's Town and penguins at Boulders Beach. If you want something really special we have options like Kayaking with the Penguins or Walking with the Baboons. This itinerary is great the way it is but if you want to personalize it even more just let us know and we would be happy to create the perfect trip for you. As always, if you want to change your accommodation, just ask it's not a problem.

Day 1 - Johannesburg

Upon arrival into South Africa you will be met at the door of the plane and escorted through Customs and Immigration avoiding any queues. You will also recieve all of your neccessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary, maps, restaurant suggestions, Top Tips for exploring each city or region and a 24 hour concierge service (for restaurant reservations, spa treatments, child minders, day tours etc).. Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). Located in Johannesburg, the Metcourt Laurel at Emperors Palace is an excellent choice for accommodation. A spacious and well-maintained property, the 80 rooms promise solid furnishings and contemporary decor. All rooms have TVs, armchairs, and a large desk. Restaurants offer a satisfying array of cuisine, including everything from western favorites to popular African dishes. There is always something to do at the hotel and in its surroundings. Visit the casino, spend some time at the night club, or simply mingle with other guests in the lobby areas. Otherwise, get out on the town and check out the vibrance of Johannesburg. Johannesburg or Jo'burg, as the locals call the city of the gold, is the biggest metropolis in South Africa. With its 3,2 million citizens the city on the Witwatersrand is the predominant commercial centre and the economic motor of the Republic of South Africa. It is the international flight gateway for most of southern Africa.

Day 2 - Johannesburg - Kruger

Fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. Private transfer to your lodge from KMIA Airport Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply, and be yourself. Kruger National Park was established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, and is nearly 2 million hectares. It is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park.

Day 3 - Sabi Sands

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Nkorho Bush Lodge is situated in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. An African Jewel, with a diverse abundance of wildlife. Set in a comfortable environment, Nkorho Bush Lodge offers a true safari experience extraordinaire whereupon guests become one with nature. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Reserve and the wildlife roams freely between the two game reserves. Some of the best and most exclusive private game lodges in the country are in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the chances of seeing the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are excellent.

Day 4 - Sabi Sands

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability. Enjoy lunch (included in tour price). This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability. Enjoy dinner (included in tour price). Overnight at Nkorho Bush Lodge.

Day 5 - KMIA - Cape Town

Fly from KMIA to Cape Town Private transfer from your lodge from to KMIA Airport Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price). Airport transfer with private vehicle. Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). A Dutch colonial allure shades the Welgelegen Guest House, a quaint but sleek city haven. Shielded by leafy canopies and placed in a quiet neighborhood of Cape Town, the hotel offers two Victorian houses with a total of 12 rooms. High quality bath products, dressing gowns and crisp white linen are just few of the pleasant features that make a stay at Welgelegen enjoyable. Meals may be taken in the dining room, or outdoors. with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Also visit popular restaurants in the area, which are just in walking distance. Plan a daytrip and visit Cape Point, or the Kirstenbosch Gardens. Otherwise, simply wander around the city of Cape Town. Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport located north east of Nelspruit. It serves travelers to Kruger National Park.

Day 6 - Cape Town

Today you'll join a small group (max of 12) to embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. We take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here we drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans as well as have spectacular views over False Bay. We enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and visiting the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. En route back we stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning back to your hotel. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price). Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). Overnight at Welgelegen. Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Popular day activites include; Robben Island (Nelson Mandela's prison), Cape Point, Stellenbosh winery tour, diamond buying shops, and great white shark diving.

Day 7 - Cape Town

You will be met this morning by your guide and small group and set off for the Winelands, a delightful drive which winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Our first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where we enjoy our first wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting. Onward over the scenic Helshoogte Pass, to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you and a further wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates here. Our final stop is at the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes where we enjoy our final wine tasting before heading back to Cape Town. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price). Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). Overnight at Welgelegen.

Day 8 - Cape Town

Sign up for optional activities (not included in tour price); scuba diving to see Great White sharks, visit to Robben Island to see Mandela's prison, visit to local townships, and more. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included in tour price). Enjoy dinner at leisure (not included in tour price). Overnight at Welgelegen.

Day 9 - Cape Town

Airport transfer with private vehicle. Depart from Cape Town international airport - end of itinerary.

Trip Includes

All ground transport in a comfortable vehicle - Guaranteed departure - Airport transfers as per the itinerary - Meals as per itinerary

Trip Excludes

Laundry - Tips - Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages including mineral water - International airfare - Visas - Optional activities/extras - Vacation insurance

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