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Cape Town and Kruger safari

Cape Town and Kruger safari tour is a journey into the rainbow nation to discover two must to see areas while traveling in South Africa: the Cape Peninsula and the Kruger Park. The Cape region amaze by its beauty with its vineyards and mountain range overlooking the city bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The tour of the Cape Peninsula takes you to the mythical site of the Cape of Good Hope, where many boats stranded on the spice route between Europe and India. After crossing of South Africa by plane, you discover the lush region of Mpumalanga, along the escarpment of the Drakensberg Mountains. You visit the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world and place of rupture between the highlands of the Highveld and the great plains of the Lowveld. You are at the gates of one of the largest wildlife parks in Africa: The Kruger Park. Enjoy a two-day safari in the Kruger National Park and two days of guided safaris in 4x4 vehicle in a private game reserve of the Kruger.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Cape Town Airport - Cape Town
  • Day 2: Cape Town
  • Day 3: Cape Town
  • Day 4: Cape Town
  • Day 5: Cape Town - Cape Town Airport - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - White River
  • Day 6: Blyde River Canyon - White River
  • Day 7: White River - Kruger National Park
  • Day 8: Kruger National Park - Klaserie Private Game Reserve
  • Day 9: Klaserie Private Game Reserve
  • Day 10: Klaserie Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Cape Town Airport - Cape Town

Meet and greet and assistance of our guide on your arrival.

You collect your rental car and drive to your hotel in Cape Town.
Overnight stay in a standard room at Hippo Boutique Hotel in Cape Town city center.


Included : reception with english-speaking guide, car rental, room & breakfast

Day 2: Cape Town

Day at leisure to explore Cape Town known to be one of the most beautiful city in the world!


Suggestions:


Take the cable car and ascend the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). The floor of the cable car rotates through 360 degrees during the ascent or descent, giving passengers a panoramic view of the city. From the top of the mountain at 1000 meters above sea level, a bordwalk will enable you to get different view point of the city and the Atlantic Ocean.


You can also visit the following sites depending on your area of interests:


- The National Museum of South Africa founded in 1825. This museum houses many diverse collections from fossils dating back millions of years to the clothing worn by our ancestors in the last century. All these collections have a common denominator to highlight the biological and cultural diversity of our planet,


- The Company 's Gardens founded in 1652 by the Dutch pioneers who plan to establish a Cape refueling station on the boat ride to India. Walk in Company 's Garden , which now houses the St Georges Cathedral, National Library, National Gallery, artworks and beautiful gardens,


- The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of the finest botanical gardens in the world, located at the foot of Table Mountain. Founded in 1913 to protect the diversity of South African flora, the garden is unique as only indigenous plants are cultivated. This is a rare opportunity to see the fynbos, endemic plants in the region of the Western Cape. More than 7000 species of plants are grown in Kirstenbosch, including many rare and endangered species,


- The colorful Bo-Kaap district . The museum located in the historic district showcases the culture of immigrants from Malaysia. A visit to the museum and the neighborhood, with its colorful houses, cobbled streets and calls to prayer of the muezzin, can soak up the cultural diversity of Cape Town,


- The African Craft Market of Green Market Square in the middle of the CBD.


- The Castle of Good Hope , one of the oldest buildings in the country, which houses a collection of antiques (furniture , paintings, objects) that tells a lot about the life of Dutch settlers.


- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is hosting a craft market, the aquarium " Two Oceans " and many restaurants. It is from this waterfront that boats leave to Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, as well as to navigate in the beautiful bay of Cape Town.


Other activity suggestions during your stay in Cape Town (please consult us in advance for booking):


- A Township tours ( 1 half-day )


- A culinary tours of the city ( 1 half-day )


- A cycling tours of the city (between 3 hours and 1 day )


- Shark cage diving to encounter the greatwhite (1 day )


- An evening discovering the origins of the Cape Town jazz


- An helicopter flight above the city and the peninsula ( between 12 and 60 minutes)


- An abseil of 112m on the Table Mountain (1 half-day )


- A paragliding experience on the Atlantic coast,


- A sunset cruise on board of a catamaran including sparkling wine.


Overnight stay in a standard room at Hippo Boutique Hotel in Cape Town city center.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 3: Cape Town

Day at leisure to discover the Cape Peninsula and the legendary Cape of Good Hope.


Suggested itinerary:


You can commence this discovery with a little stop in the small fishing village of Hout Bay. This fishing village is a cosy little hamlet surrounded by mountains to the North, East and West and the Ocean to the South. Home to bustling craft markets, antique shops, a beautiful beach and a thriving fishing community. The harbour is also where many boat cruise departs from to Duiker Island. This small island is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and local birdlife. The boat ride lets you see the Cape Peninsula from a new perspective.


You can thereafter proceed and enjoy the twists and turns around the famous Chapman’s Peak scenic drive. Chapman’s Peak Drive is renowned for its spectacular 180° views of the Cape Peninsula as well as its 114 twists and turns. Viewpoints and picnic spots are scattered throughout its 9km length and its dramatic views have made it a favoured spot for photographers.


You enter the Cape Point Nature Reserve to reach the tip of the Cape Peninsula where you enjoy a dramatic view point located in a 17 750 hectare nature reserve. Looking out over the shining sea from the Cape Point Lighthouse truly makes you feel like you are standing at the edge of the world. The rich diversity of the nature reserve, part of the Table Mountain National Park, makes it home to a stunning array of animal and plant species.


After leaving Cape Point Nature Reserve you travel up the other side of the Cape Peninsula on the way to Simon’s Town and Boulder’s beach. Simon’s Town has been an important naval base and harbour for over two centuries and you can still see some historic naval vessels anchored just off-shore. Boulder’s beach is home of a colony of African Jackass penguins since 1985. These small citizens have been charming residents and tourists ever since.


A seafood lunch is highly recommended in this area but you can also have lunch in the Cape Peninsula Nature reserve’s restaurant.


As you head back towards Cape Town along the False Bay coastal road; you travel through Fish Hoek a little town with a long history. From Fish Hoek you drive past Muizenberg, another seaside town. The warm waters and long stretch of beach make this a popular spot for holidaymakers and there are a wide variety of activities, like kite boarding and surfing, for the adventurous.



Overnight stay in a standard room at Hippo Boutique Hotel in Cape Town city center.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 4: Cape Town

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you are looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbour, you can find it all here. The construction for the harbor began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: Victoria & Alfred after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred.

Our suggestions for the day are:

Visit the Two Ocean’s Aquarium: with more than 3000 marine creatures on view, including sharks, turtles and penguins, enjoy a sensory experience with kelp, shells and anemones at the Touch Pool. The Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in the world. The aquarium showcases the unique marine life of the Atlantic and Indian oceans which lie on either side of the Cape of Good Hope.

A Robben Island tour is a must when you are visiting Cape Town. It is a fascinating half-day trip to the former penal colony where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many leading members of South African political parties like the PAC and ANC were incarcerated alongside him. The tour guides are likely be ex-political prisoners. This gives you the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of prison life on Robben Island that makes it a truly priceless experience.

Overnight stay in a standard room at Hippo Boutique Hotel in Cape Town city center.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 5: Cape Town - Cape Town Airport - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - White River

Drive to the Cape Town airport where you drop your rental car off.



Domestic flight Cape Town-Johannesburg (flight time and number to be confirmed)
You collect your rental vehicle at the airport. Road to the Mpumalanga region that marks the boundary between the highlands and the "Lowveld", hotter region where a large number of wild animals has settled. Estimated travel time: 4 hours.


Overnight stay at Stille Woning Guest House in White River.


Included : car rental, domestic flight, room & breakfast

Day 6: Blyde River Canyon - White River

Day dedicated to the discovery of the Blyde River Canyon along the scenic route R532.

Suggestions: Go to the following sites for the best views of the canyon:

- God's Window, the "Window of God" which offers magnificent views across the Lower Veld,
- The Three Rondavels that resemble three typical African huts,
- Bourke's Luck Potholes and rock formations shaped pot created by erosion,
- Waterfalls Lisbon and Berlin,

Visit the mining town of Pilgrim's Rest where gold prospecting was in full swing during one century to the early 1970s.

Visit the Mac Mac Pools, natural pools in a forest setting where it is possible to do a little walking tour.

Overnight stay at Stille Woning Guest House in White River.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 7: White River - Kruger National Park

Road to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park and safari with your own vehicle in the footsteps of the "Big Five". Estimated travel time: 2 hours.

Kruger Park, with an area of nearly 2 million hectares, is the country's largest national park. Its great geological and climatic diversity gives its exceptional flora divided into 16 distinct vegetation areas. The park is not only home to the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino) but also giraffes, hippos, hyenas, wild dogs, many species of antelope and many other animals. Essential experience for wildlife & safari lovers, it offers a unique opportunity to approach and photograph these iconic and rare animals. Optional: 4x4 guided safaris in the morning, afternoon, evening and guided walks in the morning.


Overnight stay at Skukuza Rest Camp.



Included : car rental, room (without breakfast)

Day 8: Kruger National Park - Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Safari with your own car between the camp and an exit gate of the Kruger Park. Road to the Klaserie private game reserve.



This private game reserve is one of the largest of the "Greater Kruger National Park" with almost 60 000 hectares of unspoilt countryside that stretches along the banks of the Klaserie River. This river is a major asset of the reserve because it is a privileged place to observe the animals who come to drink to the river. The reserve is opened on neighbouring reserves and the Kruger Park. The fauna is very diverse: it includes the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and giraffes, hyenas, hippos, vervet monkeys and many other animals. It also offers the opportunity to see the rare white lion. The reserve is private, your ranger guide will make you live an intense experience as close as possible from the animals during safaris in an open vehicle or on foot. Engaged in a rhino protection program, the reserve is also conducting a study for the long-term survival of elephants.




Overnight stay at Xanatseni Private Camp. Two guided safaris in open game vehicles are included per day.
Night in a luxury room with a stunning view of the bush from your private deck.
Included : car rental, room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 9: Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Overnight stay at Xanatseni Private Camp. Two guided safaris in open game vehicles are included per day.
Night in a luxury room with a stunning view of the bush from your private deck.
Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 10: Klaserie Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Road to Johannesburg airport.
Estimated travel time: 6 hours.


Included : car rental

Hippo Boutique Hotel   Cape Town

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Hippo Boutique Hotel is a charming hotel with small capacity in the city center of Cape Town and close to the famous Kloof Street where there are several very good restaurants. The hotel has 20 rooms and 5 spacious and modern suites with ensuite bathrooms, kitchenettes, mini-bar and wi-fi. Its location is ideal for exploring Cape Town. An outdoor pool is available.

Stille Woning Guest House   White River

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Set amidst peaceful well established gardens, Stille Woning is a contemporary Guest House in White River, Mpumalanga. The spacious double volume sitting and dining areas are decorated with touches of Africa and the wide verandah is a place to relax in deep comfy couches. Stylish bedrooms offer the comfort of percale linen, DSTV, WiFi and tea trays. Delicious leisurely breakfasts with dinner by arrangement. Soak up the sun at the large pool set in lush garden, abundant with birdlife. Close to Kruger Park and on the Panorama Route.

Skukuza Rest Camp   Kruger National Park

Level : 2*
Included : room (without breakfast)

This is the main camp of the Kruger National Park. Accommodation is spread in small huts or equipped chalets. The camp is located near the Sabie and Sand rivers that attract animals in numbers. Restaurant and shop for supplies on site.

Xanatseni Private Camp   Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Completely renovated Xanatseni Private Camp offers maximum comfort while retaining the charm and ambiance of a bygone era of safari. It has 5 spacious and fully equipped rooms with private bathrooms, a boma area with a fire pit, perfect for enjoying a cocktail or other beverage around the fire.

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