Safari, Wine and Mother City, Private tour

Safari, Wine and Mother City, Private tour

  • 10 Days
  • From : Kruger National Park
  • To : Cape Town
  • Private
  • Guide : English
  • Minimum age : 10 Years Old

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Explore South Africa in this 10-day tour and learn all about the rich culture and historical heritage of this diverse continent. Get a real safari ride into the middle of the wilderness and watch the big five in their natural environment. Open your senses, uncover the country´s customs and traditions by exploring African cuisine in Cape Town, and taste the best wine and cheese form Stellenbosch region. By the visit of Robben Island get a clearer understanding of apartheid and political persecution of that period. The spectrum of activities is wide and this tour offers you the perfect insight into this fruitful land.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Kruger National Park – The largest game reserve in South Africa, home to a variety of different species of wild animals, including the Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.

Stellenbosch – Learn about South Africa’s colonial past and enjoy the delights of Stellenbosch.

Cape Town – Explore the charm of the ‘Mother City’ and taste some of its extraordinary gastronomy.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with an English -speaking local guide during the activities and tours on day 5-9
  • A specialized ranger at Kruger National Park on day 1-4 during safari game drives

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 9 nights´ accommodation 

MEALS:

  • 9 breakfasts  
  • 3 lunches (on day 1, 2, 3)
  • 3 dinners (on day 1, 2, 3)

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival transfer on day 1 from Phalaborwa / Hoedspruit airport to Kruger National Park (Day 1)
  • Departure transfer from Kruger National Park to Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit airport (Day 4)
  • Departure transfer from hotel in Stellenbosch to Cape Town International Airport (Day 10)

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary: Scheduled safari activities in Kruger National Park (on days 1, 2 and 3), full-day foodie walking tour through Cape Town on Day 5, full-day Cape Peninsula Discovery, Tour on Day 6, 12-minute Helicopter Flip and guided tour of Robben Island on Day 7, entrance fees for full-day, Winelands Tour on Day 8, half-day Culinary Stellenbosch Walking Tour and Farewell Dinner on Day 9

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet at Phalaborwa / Hoedspruit airport (Day 1) and at Cape Town airport (Day 4)
  • Open safari jeep during the game drives in Kruger National Park

Exclusions

  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Optional tours
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees
  • Visa

Please note

Recommended flights:

Flights Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit to Cape Town:

  • South African Airways (SA8852) | Operated by Airlink 11:20 am from Hoedspruit to Cape Town
  • South African Airways (SA8854) | Operated by Airlink 13:15 pm from Phalaborwa to Cape Town

Please provide your domestic flight details of arrival to Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airport, in order to arrange the pick-up.

Hotel early check-out, early check-in, late check-in, connecting or adjoining rooms are all subject to availability and not guaranteed

No refunds for unused services. Splitting the package is not allowed.

Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the contents of the tour without prior notice, including possible changes of hotels and/or itinerary

It is compulsory to sign an indemnity form when entering South African National Parks. More information in the regulation and the parks can also be found on the official SANPARKS website: www.sanparks.org

Parents travelling with children would now be requested to provide an unabridged birth certificate (including the details of the child’s father as well as the mother) of all travelling children. This applies even when both parents are travelling with their children. When children are travelling with guardians, these adults are required to produce affidavits from parents proving permission for the children to travel. The above applies to foreigners and South Africans travelling to or from South Africa as well as travellers in transit. Please note that the child must be the appropriate age (according to accommodation stipulated) at the time of travel

See your doctor for advice in regards to vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis

What do I need to bring?

Comfortable clothing is the most suitable for travelling. Trekking shoes for safari drives. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.  

Accommodation options

Day 1-3 Kruger National Park:

Standard Hotel Category = Sefapane Lodge or similar 3*

Superior Hotel Category = Shiduli Private Game Lodge or similar 4*

Deluxe Hotel Category = Kapama Southern Camp or similar 5*

Day 4-8 Cape Town:

Standard Hotel Category = Hollow On the Square or similar 3*

Superior Hotel Category = Townhouse Hotel or similar 4*

Deluxe Hotel Category = Table Bay Hotel or similar 5*

Day 9 Stellenbosch:

Standard Hotel Category = Eendracht Hotel or similar 3*

Superior Hotel Category = Protea Hotel by Marriott Dorpshuis & Spa Stellenbosch or similar 4*

Deluxe Hotel Category = Lanzerac Hotel and Spa or similar 5*

Cancellation policy

Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After landing at Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airport (specify the name of the airport of arrival, in order to arrange the pick-up), you will be met by a tour representative who will guide you to the transfer to your private game lodge adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. If you can’t wait to go into the bush, you can go for your first game drive in the afternoon. Or, if you feel like relaxing after the flight, you can simply lie by the pool and let the hours go by without a worry in the world. That way you will store up energy for the following day’s game drive.

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 2 :  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

A spellbinding experience awaits you this morning. Head out to explore Kruger National Park, often thought of as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. Wake up early in the morning and jump into a safari jeep with a specialised wildlife ranger-guide and drive over to Kruger Park for your very first safari experience. Enjoy a thrilling game drive and, like completing a wildlife bingo, try to spot all of Africa’s highly sought-after Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. You will make two stops during the day, one for breakfast and another for lunch, at different rest camps throughout the safari. That way you will be able to take advantage of your time in the game reserve to the fullest and make sure you don’t miss any animal you were longing to see in its natural habitat. You will be driven back to the lodge in the late afternoon, at around 16:00. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. 

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 3 :  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Rise and shine for another African morning in the wilderness, then get ready for your second safari adventure. Today you can choose from an exciting array of activities, encompassed by a comfortable accommodation, friendly staff, great food, and a professional health and beauty spa set in the most amazing bushveld gardens in South Africa, where birdwatching and fishing are two favourite pastimes. There are exciting activities suited to absolutely everyone’s needs, including but not limited to open-vehicle safaris, bush braai evenings in Kruger Park, guided walks in the bush, mountain bike trails, trips to animal rehabilitation centres and much more.

Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 4 :  DEPART KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – CAPE TOWN (3.5 h by flight, not included)

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast and enjoy your last game ride (time permitting) before leaving for either Phalaborwa or Hoedspruit Airport, where you will catch your onward flight to Cape Town. After landing, there will be a Meet & Greet with your local tour guide at Cape Town International Airport. The tour representative will then assist you with the short transfer to South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town. Your accommodation is located right in the city center, surrounded by shops and restaurants, and the famous V&A Waterfront is only a short drive away. Spend the rest of this first day in Cape Town at leisure, either hitting the streets to start familiarising yourself with the new surroundings or putting your feet up in the hotel and making the most of the available services.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 5 :  CAPE TOWN: FOODIE TOUR

After breakfast in the hotel, it’s time to put on your trekkies and go enjoy a full-day foodie tour of Cape Town on foot. Meet your guide in the hotel reception and start strolling down the streets of the city. So much about a country and a culture is expressed through its cuisine! In South Africa much of the cuisine is typically homemade, and to get a taste you really need to search hard. This tour aims to combine the history of this city with exploring its back streets to find the tastes that represent all the rainbow nation. As you walk the streets of Cape Town, experiencing its history and people, you’ll stop to taste a mixture of traditional South African street food and to visit some artisanal foodie and coffee shops. During the walk you will get to taste pap, samp & beans, a meat stew and vetkoek; Falooda, a traditional Muslim Rose Milkshake; a gourmet bunny chow to get a little taste of Indian Cuisine; coffee from one of the micro artisan coffee roasters in the city; and bobotie pies, a modern take on the traditional bobotie, which both the Cape Malays and white Afrikaners claim as their traditional dish. Then return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 6 :  CAPE TOWN: DISCOVERY TOUR

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide in reception and get ready for your next African experience. Today’s full-day Cape Peninsula Discovery tour will start with a surprise coffee stop along the Southern Peninsula. Next, take a stroll along Kalk Bay’s Main road, with its interesting antique and bric-a-brac shops. A gem of the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all! Then visit the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and proceed to the world-famous Cape of Good Hope. Climb the stairs or use the funicular to get to the Lighthouse; the view from the top is spectacular! You will receive a certificate to celebrate this moment before continuing with your journey back to Cape Town. In the afternoon, your will be transferred back to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 7 :  CAPE TOWN: ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR

After breakfast, meet your guide and start your day at the famous V&A Waterfront, where we will take you on a 12-minute Helicopter Flip over the Mother City (included)! After this exciting experience, you will have the opportunity to spend some time discovering Cape Town’s Waterfront. Later, weather permitting, hop onto the ferry that leaves from Mandela Gateway to Robben Island, a small landmass that served as a prison for political prisoners during apartheid. Nelson Mandela was its most famous prisoner. Today it is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Tours on Robben Island are guided by former inmates and last about 5 hours. Once back in the hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 8 :  CAPE TOWN: THE WINE TOUR

Today’s journey will take us to the most beautiful and interesting parts of the Western Cape’s wine lands. After breakfast, meet your guide in reception and start your full-day tour, beginning with a trip journey to Paarl, a small town where one of South Africa’s main languages, Afrikaans, was born. Here we’ll visit the Taal Monument. The third oldest settlement in South Africa, Paarl is steeped in history, culture, natural splendour and a centuries-old tradition of winemaking. In 1657, Abraham Gabemma set out from the Cape in search of resources. On his journey, he came across a giant granite rock gleaming in the distance. He called it Pearl Mountain, and the town that grew at its base eventually became known as Paarl. The Lovely Fairview Wine estate will host us for a wine & cheese tasting. Founded in 1693, it still is a working farm, housing a collection of micro-businesses all striving towards a common goal: to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese. Our next stop is Franschhoek, featuring South Africa’s famous French Hugenotte Heritage. Here you will have some time to explore the village on your own before we head back to Cape Town.

Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 9 :  CAPE TOWN – STELLENBOSCH (40km – 1h)

Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your next experience. Today you’ll go on a half-day culinary walk to discover South Africa’s second oldest town, Stellenbosch. The tour starts at 10:00 just around the corner from your hotel. Your guide will accompany you on this luscious experience, which includes a walk through the historical centre of Stellenbosch, a taste of typical South African delicacies and a light lunch. Return to your hotel in Stellenbosch in the afternoon, where you will have some time at leisure before ending today’s adventure with a farewell dinner (included).

Overnight in Stellenbosch.

Day 10 :  STELLENBOSCH – DEPARTURE CAPE TOWN (40km – 1h)

Wake up to one last breakfast in the hotel surrounded by stunning natural beauty, and at the indicated time get ready for your departure transfer back to Cape Town International Airport, where you’ll catch your flight back home or to your following destination. We hope the memories you take home with you from this tour will last a lifetime.