Cape Town and Kruger Park
» 12 day package tour
- Cape Point/Table Mtn
- Int'l and domestic air
- Private driver/guide
- 'Boland' Wine Lands
- V & A Waterfront
- Kruger National Park
- Elephant ride
- Panorama Route
$11,995 (per person sharing.. Single Supplement $1800)
$1,440 Optional 5-day Extension to Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls (per person sharing)
Trip Itinerary Summary:
Day 1: Departure- The adventure begins with an overnight flight from New York’s JFK airport to Johannesburg, South Africa. You will then connect directly with a short flight to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town- Upon your arrival at Cape Town, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel, the Waterfront Village, excellently located within the bustling Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The Waterfront Village offers the comfort of a hotel with the freedom of superior serviced apartments. Right outside your front door, you will find opportunities for dining, shopping, and sightseeing such as Robben Island. Enjoy Cape Town, the ‘Mother City’ of Africa, at your leisure for the rest of this day. Overnight 2 nights in Cape Town with breakfast included daily.
Day 3: Cape Town- After breakfast today, you will enjoy a tour of Cape Point where there is the unique opportunity to watch the waters of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans mingle as they come together at the Point. Afterwards, ride the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the top of Table Mountain for a scenic overlook of the Atlantic Ocean and the city below. Dinner is at your leisure tonight, with many choices available. Overnight again at the Waterfront Village. *** (B)
Note: additional nights in Cape Town and/or the Wine Lands are available at $450 per person per day.
Day 4: Cape Town to Stellenbosch- This morning, you will travel with a private driver/guide through the Western Cape Wine Lands region, making a leisurely circuit through the picturesque countryside. The Wine Lands consists of three very different regions: Dutch-inspired Stellenbosch, French Franschhoek, and Paarl. Your day will include a winery visit with tasting opportunities. You will overnight in Stellenbosch at the charming Bellevue Manor, a collection of Cape Dutch style cottages located on a boutique wine estate. *** (B)
Day 5: Stellenbosch to Hermanus- After breakfast, you will continue your drive along the spectacular coastline. There are many chances to stop at any attractions along the way, such as penguin colonies. Your final destination is thepicturesque fishing village of Hermanus, home to the best land-based whale watching in the world. Situated in the heart of the historic village, Harbour House Hotel has been modeled after its original architecture, a thatched roof seaside manor house built in 1920. Being perfectly located above the Old Harbour, the hotel’s understated luxury is offset by the soothing surrounds of the ocean. Stay for 2 nights in Hermanus at the Harbour House Hotel. *** (B)
Day 6: Hermanus- Hermanus is known for its whales and Southern Right Whales visit Hermanus between June and December. Should you visit during that time, included is a boat excursion to get closer to these amazing creatures. For the more adventurous, you may wish instead to experience the thrill of cage diving with Great White Sharks in neighboring Gansbay. There are also a variety of museums in town to explore. (Choice of one activity included) Overnight again at the Harbour House Hotel.
Day 7: Hermanus to Waterval Boven- Today you will travel from Hermanus back into Cape Town and fly to Johannesburg. You will be met upon your flight’s arrival by your guide who will take you to Waterval Boven to spend the night at the Malaga Hotel, situated on the banks of the Elands River in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Day 8: Waterval Boven to Kruger National Park- Today your driver/guide will take you along the impressive Panorama Route that follows the escarpment dividing the region’s High Veld and Low Veld landscapes. You will then enter Kruger National Park and stay for 2 nights at Satara Rest Camp within the Park. There is both a restaurant and a grocery store within the camp. Satara is the best camp to sight Lions, Leopards, Elephants, and Cheetahs. Night safari drives are available (at an additional cost) to search for the cats after dark.
Day 9: Kruger National Park- Today is a full day of safari in Kruger National Park. Kruger Park has the largest bio-diversity of mammals on the planet and is the largest as well as the oldest wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. There is no place in the world with as many mammalian species coexisting in one area. Game drives are offered at several times of day, each of which offers its own unique wildlife viewing experience. Morning bushwalks are also available for an additional cost. Overnight again at Satara Rest Camp.
Day 10: Kruger National Park- Today you will have a series of game drives as you make your way on safari through Kruger Park, journeying from Satara to Skukuza Rest Camp. Skukuza is the largest camp in the Park and all of the Big Five are frequently spotted. Game drives and bushwalks are available at Skukuza throughout the day and evening (additional cost applies). Overnight at Skukuza Rest Camp.
Day 11: Kruger to Waterval Boven- After a morning game drive, you will depart Kruger and make a stop at Elephant Whispers where you will experience an elephant ride in the African Bush and an interpretive show. Afterwards, your driver/guide will take you back to Waterval Boven for the night. Overnight at the Malaga Hotel.
Day 12: Waterval Boven to Johannesburg and fly home- Today, you will return to Johannesburg for your flight home to the United States. Optional 5-day Extension available to Victoria Falls and Botswana.
Tour Includes: International flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Johannesburg and return, internal flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town and return, airport transfers, 4 and 5 star lodging including 2 nights accommodation in Cape Town, 1 night in Stellenbosch, 2 nights in Hermanus, 2 nights in Waterval Boven, 2 nights in Satara Rest Camp,1 night at Skukuza Rest Camp, breakfast as specified, all ground transportation including services of fully qualified, experienced, English-speaking driver/guides, Elephant Whispers interactive show and elephant ride, wine tasting and cellar tour, choice of activity in Hermanus, safari game drives, park and attraction entry fees, air and lodging taxes. Tour cost is based on a group size of 4 to 8 travelers. Upgrades are available: business class flights, upgraded accommodations, extended stays, additional touring, additional activities.
Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park Extension:
Day 1:Johannesburg to Victoria Falls- Fly from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Upon your arrival, you are met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Overnight at the Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls, conveniently located within walking distance of the town center as well as from the Victoria Falls entrance gate. Relax and enjoy, you are at one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
Day 2: Victoria Falls- After breakfast today, enjoy a 2-hour tour of the Falls. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore town, curio shop at the market, and perhaps book a Zambezi River Cruise, or even a microlight or helicopter flight over the majestic Falls (cost-$200). This evening, experience a traditional 'Boma' dinner, complete with entertainment. Overnight at the Rainbow Hotel Victoria Falls.
Day 3: Victoria Falls to Botswana- After breakfast today, you will be transferred across the border into Botswana and Chobe National Park, home to the highest density of Elephants in Africa. Guided game drives are included to enjoy this amazing biosphere. Situated between Botswana’s northern towns of Kazungula and Kasane and opposite the Chobe River, Kwalape Camp offers the perfect base to discover the wonders of Chobe National Park and River, with its vast Elephant herds and wildlife populations. Kwalape is only an hour away from the magnificent Victoria Falls and a short distance from where four great African countries meet Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana making Kwalape an ideal location to explore from. Overnight at Kwalape Camp.
Day 4: Botswana- Today you will further enjoy safari game drives within Chobe National Park. Chobe has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. The Chobe River in the northeast of the park is the premier watering spot, especially in the dry season. There you will sight numberous Elephant groups, as well as families of Giraffe, Sable, and Cape Buffalo. Overnight at Kwalape Camp. *** (B)
Day 5: Home- Your adventure comes to a close and you are transferred to Victoria Falls airport for your flight to Johannesburg and the United States. ** (B)
Extension Includes: Flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and return, airport transfers, 2 nights accommodation in Victoria Falls, Falls Tour, Boma dinner, 2 nights in Chobe National Park/Kwalape Tented Camp, meals as specified, all ground transportation including services of fully qualified, experienced, English-speaking driver/guides, safari game drives, park and attraction entry fees.
Please note Entry Visas for Zimbabwe and Botswana are at your own additional cost.
Upgrades are available: business class flights, upgraded accommodations, extended stays, additional touring, additional activities.
Make sure you bring all of the following:
- 4 Khaki, Tan, Olive Colored Long Sleeved Shirts (Cotton)
- 3 Pairs of Comfortable Long Pants & Belt
- 2-3 Pairs of Shorts
- 1 Hat, Cap and/or Bandana
- 3 Pairs of Hiking Socks
- 1 Pair of Sneakers
- Flip Flops or Sandals (Optional)
- 1 Pair of Worn-in Hiking Boots
- 1 Light Jacket or Fleece
- 1 Warm Jacket
- Comfortable Casual Clothing
(jeans & T-shirts)
- Swim Suit / Shorts
- Cotton Socks, Underwear & Pajamas
- Toiletries and Medicine
- Sun Protection (high factor)
- Chap Stick
- Insect Repellant
- Binoculars (IMPORTANT)
- Camera & Video Camera
- Plenty of Film or memory cards & Batteries
- Good Quality Flashlight & Batteries
- International Power Adapters Note: Electrical Appliances should be set at 220 volts AC.
Africa Travel Safety Tips
Africa is no more unsafe to travel in than most other continents around the globe and even though one might never encounter any problems, it is better to be on the safe side whenever you travel to a new destination.
Here are some helpful tips...
- Do not leave your luggage unattended and keep it within sight.
- Try and avoid counting money in public.
- Southern Africa has well conditioned roads in most areas, but keep to the road signs and try not to take short cuts or lengthy detours.
- Plan your route for each day's travel the night before and leave an itinerary of such travel with someone at your hotel or lodge. Check back in with that person upon returning or when you arrive at your next destination.
- At night....stay within well lit areas and avoid following someone whom you don't know, anywhere, for any reason.
- Wallets & Cell phones should be carried on person and preferrably not in a bag.
- Try and avoid wearing excessive jewelry in public and not carrying too many cameras & electronics around.
- Be aware of where you leave purses or bags.... Do not hang them from the back of chairs, under tables, on hooks in restrooms .
- In South Africa - most of the National Roads (Interstates) are clearly marked on maps with a capitol "N" and in some cases are also Toll Roads, which are considered to be safer to travel by. Try to do all your driving in the daytime and spend evenings at your lodge, hotel or in well lit public places.
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