See Table Mountain, Pilanesberg National Park and more .
$3,315*PER PERSON – 8NIGHTS – AIR – TRANSFERS – HOTEL – BREAKFAST – TOURS
Get acquainted with South Africa on this 8-night vacation taking you to Cape Town and Pilanesberg National Park. Take a selfie or two atop the iconic Table Mountain, then mingle with packs of lions in the African savanna. You won’t miss a thing!
- Roundtrip economy class airfare into Cape Town (CPT), out of Johannesburg (JNB)
- All airport and inter-city transfers
- 4 nights in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan 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 Johannesburg (JNB)
- 3 nights in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park at the Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, or similar
- Lunch and dinner daily while in Pilanesberg National Park
- Daily safari drives while in Pilanesberg National Park
- 1 night in Johannesburg at the Sandton Sun Hotel, or similar
- Breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
- Take a walk through the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town, just steps from your hotel.
- Enjoy the scenic coastal views as you drive along Chapman’s Peak in the Cape Peninsula.
- Taste South African wine straight from the source on an included Winelands tour.
- Stay at a luxury lodge in Pilanesberg National Park, with an infinity pool and spa!
- Enjoy daily safaris in open vehicles at Pilanesberg, a national park on the site of an ancient volcano.
See South Africa’s classics on this 8-night vacation! From the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town to the wide open plains of Pilanesberg, this trip will take you to all of the must-see sites with guided tours and safari drives.
You will begin in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a top international destination. Experience the city’s fascinating history and culture, coastal beauty, and award-winning wines on three guided tours. Beaches, mountains, harbors and gardens: Cape Town truly has it all!
Then head to the safari portion of your trip at the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve. The park lies inside a 1300 million-year-old volcanic complex and offers a wide variety of beautiful landscapes, not to mention a great diversity of plants and animals. See the Big 5, wild dogs and 360 species of birds on daily game drives right from your luxurious lodge.
Day 1. Welcome to Cape Town!
Arrive in Cape Town and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Take a stroll on the historic V&A Waterfront, located near your hotel, to get a feel for this vibrant city.
Transfer to Cape Town hotel
Day 2. Cape Town
Today you will spend your first full day in Cape Town on a half-day tour taking you to the top of the iconic Table Mountain and the lush Company Gardens.
After the tour, consider a visit to the vibrant-colored Bo-Kaap district, which is rooted in Malaysian, African, Indian and Sri Lankan culture.
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 3. Cape Town
Today, enjoy a scenic full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula led by an English-speaking guide. Visit Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak and Boulders Beach!
Cape Peninsula Tour (full-day)
Day 4. Cape Town
Spend your last day in Cape Town with fabulous wine and beautiful landscapes on a full-day Winelands tour! Highlights include the Paarl Wine Region, Franschhoek Valley, and the town of Stellenbosch.
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 5. Cape Town – Pilanesberg National Park
After an early breakfast, enjoy a transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Once you’ve arrived, you will be transferred to your safari destination at Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve, one of the most popular reserves in South Africa.
Set within the crater of an ancient volcano, Pilanesberg is ancient history come alive. Embark on your first safari drive and see incredible wildlife up close!
Transfer to Cape Town airport (CPT)
Fly to Johannesburg!
Transfer to Pilanesberg National Park lodge
Day 6. Pilanesberg National Park
Continue exploring Pilanesberg National Park’s wildlife and terrain. The relatively small size of the park and its unusual ecological richness make seeing the Big 5 much easier. Virtually all of the animal species native to southern Africa can be found here, including wild dogs, sable antelopes and more than 360 species of birds!
Day 7. Pilanesberg National Park
On your last full day in Pilanesberg, consider pampering yourself with a relaxing spa treatment at your lodge or lounging by the infinity pool. Dine on exotic meats and sip South African wine as you embrace your last starry night on the African savanna.
Day 8. Pilanesberg National Park – Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Johannesburg.
Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps by strolling through Nelson Mandela Square, just minutes from your hotel in the suburb of Sandton.
Transfer to Johannesburg
Day 9. Depart South Africa
Say goodbye to South Africa as you transfer to Johannesburg’s airport. Take one last look at the city below as you fly home.