10 Days
Air-Inclusive
Departs Daily

Overview

Enjoy the stunning views of South Africa, from Cape Town’s famed waterfront and world-renowned winelands, to the ultimate African safari at the Greater Kruger National Park.


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York JFK or Washington Dulles on your South African Airways flight.

Day 2

cape Town View Accommodation

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect for your two-hour flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met for the transfer to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Southern Sun Waterfront.

Day 3

Cape Town

After breakfast, depart on a scheduled full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Highlights of this tour include Chapman's Peak, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Boulders Penguin Colony. Stop at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Southern Sun Waterfront.

Day 4

cape town

You have a full day at leisure to explore Cape Town at your own pace.

Recommended activity: Two Oceans Aquarium located along the scenic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront or experience the breathtaking views of Table Mountain.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Southern Sun Waterfront.

Day 5

Cape Town

After breakfast your local English-speaking driver-guide will meet you at the hotel for a tour of the Cape wine region. You will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. Your first stop is for a morning wine tasting at Nelsons Creek Estate. After a tour through their cellars, there is a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as a cheese tasting. A brief city tour of Paarl follows, 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.

After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will be enjoyed in Franschhoek followed by a lunch stop and perhaps a chance to savor some of the fresh trout for which Franschhoek is renowned.

After lunch, 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 among the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all combine to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. Time permitting, you will also enjoy a third and final wine tasting. Then you will set off for your return to the Mother City.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Southern Sun Waterfront.

Day 6

KRUGER PRIVATE RESERVES View Accommodation

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to the Cape Town airport for your flight to the Hoedspruit airport.

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, which lies adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. Here you will enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures in both open Land Rovers and on foot.

The private reserve is home to an abundance of species including the "Big Five." Being predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari destination.

Overnight on a full board basis at a lodge of your choice: Serondella, Monwana, Jackalberry, Waterbuck.

Day 7

KRUGER PRIVATE RESERVES

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game safaris in the African bush with experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers. Safari game drives are undertaken at the best times of the day to avoid the harsh African sun while the rest of your day may be enjoyed at leisure at the lodge. From hearty breakfasts to gourmet dinners and enthralling game safaris, you are sure to be tantalized during your stay.

Overnight on a full board basis at a lodge of your choice: Serondella, Monwana, Jackalberry, Waterbuck.

Day 8

KRUGER PRIVATE RESERVES

Participate in the game viewing activities at the lodge or simply relax in the peaceful surrounds of the African bush.

Overnight on a full board basis at a lodge of your choice: Serondella, Monwana, Jackalberry, Waterbuck.

Day 9

Departure

After an early morning safari game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting flight to the United States.

Day 10

traveling

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airport.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York JFK or Washington Dulles airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (7x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities; Scheduled Cape Peninsula tour; Scheduled Winelands tour


Excludes

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers