Wander through cities and adventure through African bush!
$3,813*PER PERSON – 7NIGHTS – AIR – TRANSFERS – HOTEL – BREAKFAST – TOURS
Begin your adventure through South Africa in Cape Town where tours and adventure await. Look out over the entirety of the cape from the flat peak of Table Mountain, taste wine through the surrounding areas, and tour through the city. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to see the wild side of South Africa. Board a plane to Kruger National Park and stay in the Thornybush Game Reserve.
On this private game drive, you’ll get to go on safari in the early morning and afternoon in search of the Big Five: African elephants, African leopards, African lions, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros. Zebra, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, a multitude of bird species, and more can all be found in this haven as well. Spend your down time lounging while looking out over the water, swimming in the pool, or enjoying activities provided by the lodge, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner served up daily.
- Roundtrip economy class airfare into Cape Town (CPT), out of Johannesburg (JNB)
- All airport transfers
- 4 nights in Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel, or similar
- Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
- Winelands Tour (full-day)
- Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (half-day)
- One-way economy class flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS)
- 3 nights in the Thornybush Game Reserve (Kruger National Park) at the Thornybush Waterside Lodge, or similar
- Lunch and dinner daily while at Thornybush Game Reserve
- Twice-daily safari drives while at Thornybush Game Reserve
- One-way economy class flight from Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) to Johannesburg (JNB)
- Breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
- Trek to the top of Table Mountain to enjoy the full beauty of Cape Town, with views stretching from the harbor to the city.
- Partake in a wonderful wine tour through the Paarl Wine Region, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch, each site rich in its own culture and history.
- Finish up in the city and take a plane to Kruger National Park, where you will spend three nights on a safari adventure.
- Have your camera ready while on safari, searching for lions, elephants, giraffes, and more.
- Choose which safari drives to go on or relax at the lodge at your leisure, enjoying your vacation to the fullest.
Explore South Africa, beginning in Cape Town. Tour through the beautiful city and experience its vibrant life in full, from the harbor to the mountains. Tour through surrounding areas in search of the best wine on a guided tour, and take in the full scope of Cape Town from the vantage point of the flat peak of Table Mountain. Once you’ve exhausted most of Cape Town, hop a flight to Kruger National Park, where you’ll go on daily game drives through Thornybush Game Reserve, a private game reserve stocked with native African animals.
Enjoy your downtime at the beautiful Thornybush Waterside Lodge, lounging while overlooking the water or swimming in the pool, and going on game drives, which depart twice a day. Look for the Big Five that call the reserve home: African lions, African elephants, African leopards, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros. Make the most of your three nights before being transported out for your flight home.
Day 1. Welcome to Cape Town!
Touch down in the jewel of South Africa: Cape Town. With everything from stunning views, amazing tours, and a thriving nightlife, this city is stocked with the best any city can offer.
Transfer to Cape Town hotel
Day 2. Cape Town
After breakfast you will be met by your local English speaking driver-guide for your full-day scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula. Some highlights include Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak and Boulders Beach which allows visitors the opportunity to experience the variety of landscapes and scenery Cape Town has to offer. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer.
Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
Day 3. Cape Town
After breakfast, you will depart the hotel for your full-day Winelands tour. Some highlights include the Paarl Wine Region, Franschhoek Valley and the town of Stellenbosch. Enjoy a brief city tour of Paarl before you make your way to Franschhoek, with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. This little village nestled among the mountains can easily be mistaken for a little Switzerland. The tour continues to the university town of Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village here.
Winelands Tour (Full-Day)
Tour through South Africa’s Winelands by starting with a brief tour of Paarl, home to wine producers such as Laborie, Nederburg, Fairview, KWV, Plaisir de Merle, and more. Work your way through to Franschhoek, a cozy little town home to some of the country’s top restaurants and where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990: Groot Drakenstein Prison.
Continue on to Stellenbosch where student life, oak-lined avenues, cuisine to delight any foodie, and architecture blend together harmoniously to create an atmosphere rich in art galleries, chic eateries, and charming boutiques.
Day 4. Cape Town
After breakfast you will be met to depart on your half-day City and Table Mountain tour. Take a trip up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views; the guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Afterward, enjoy a scenic coastal drive and a walk through the Company Gardens.
Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour (Half-Day)
Take a trip up one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature: the legendary Table Mountain. Accompanied by a scenic coastal drive and a walk through the Company Gardens, this tour was designed with the nature-lover in mind.
As you walk through the gardens, you’ll find yourself surrounded with stunning buildings and museums, such as St. Georges Cathedral, the National Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum, the Salve Museum, and more!
Day 5. Cape Town – Kruger National Park
Rise early and grab breakfast before flying to Hoedspruit Airport, then transferring to Thornybush Game Reserve in Kruger National Park. Check into the Thornybush Waterside Lodge on this private game drive and look forward to spotting the Big Five of the African safari animals. With game drives twice a day and activities around the lodge, there is plenty to keep you entertained, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily.
Transfer to Cape Town airport (CPT)
Fly to Hoedspruit!
Transfer to Kruger National Park lodge
Day 6. Kruger National Park
You can embark on early morning and late afternoon safaris and spend your days searching for animals in the reserve, relax at the lodge, or a combination of both. Look for lions, elephants, giraffe, and more among the African bush.
Day 7. Kruger National Park
You can finish up your last full day at the lodge on safari, swim in the pool, or lounge while looking out over the water, with the possibility of spotting animals in the distance. With two safaris a day, you have the flexibility to do more than one.
Day 8. Depart Kruger National Park!
Rise early for breakfast and a final safari excursion. Pack your things, pick up a souvenir and make sure you have all your photos taken, as you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport to begin your trip home.