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10 days South Africa Victoria Falls combined holiday
7 Days South Africa safari tour Kruger, Mpumalanga, Cape Peninsula, Capewinelands
Day 1: SA
Breakfast and transfer to airport for your flight to Johannesburg city. Transfer to Sandton and check in at Airport Grand hotel or similar for dinner and overnight. D
06:15 Very early departure from Johannesburg leaving the bustle of the City behind us as we head towards Mpumalanga – The place where the sun rises. With fresh air and open fields around us, we sit back and relax as we head down the Escarpment to the “Lowveld”. Right in the heart of Mpumalanga, lies the Kruger National Park. The park was established in 1889, is more than 2 million hectares and bigger than the countries Wales or Israel. More than 146 mammal species, 507 bird
species and 400 different tree types call this spectacular “Bushveld”, home. Upon arrival at the Park
we check into our up market Lodge, with its luxury en-suite bungalows. We have time to explore the Lodge and enjoy lunch (own expense) before we embark on our first afternoon Game Drive. Our open 4X4 Game Drive vehicles are the perfect vantage point and will prove to make this an unforgettable experience. We will arrive back at the lodge before dark. Dinner is served and we have time to enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows at Umbhaba Lodge. B, D
We start at dawn and on this day and do a full day Game Drive to try and spot as many animals as possible. We will stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast at the lodge or at one of the rest camps along the way. We also stop at a rest camp where we take time to have lunch (own expense). We will also visit Skukuza, the main Camp in the Park where we will have time to visit the fascinating Stevenson Hamilton Library. We embark on an afternoon Drive to see if we can spot some more of the magnificent creatures that roam this area. Our Game Drive vehicles are radio
linked to other vehicles in the Park and therefore we have an advantage in tracking down the elusive “Big 5”. We will return to our lodge in the late afternoon and have some time to relax before we enjoy dinner and talk about everything we experienced on this day. Dinner and overnight at Umbhaba Lodge. B, D
We again start at dawn and have another enjoyable morning drive taking in as much as possible on this, our last day in the Park. By this time hopefully we have caught a glimpse of the elusive Leopard. We have a late breakfast and depart thereafter for our scenic drive towards Johannesburg. We explore the Mpumalanga Panorama route, and along the way we visit some breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. Our first stop is God’s Window, an overwhelmingly beautiful viewpoint with a 1000m-drop into the “Lowveld”. At the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Blyde (Happy) and the Treur (Sad) Rivers meet up and form a magnificent display in the Blyde River Canyon. We stroll back in time, down the historic main street of Pilgrim’s Rest. It takes us back to the days when dreamers and desperadoes from around the world converged on this little-known valley in a hectic scramble for the riches that lay beneath its grassy hillsides. After a late lunch (own expense) we return to Johannesburg and arrive in the late afternoon. Fly to Cape Town where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Portswood Hotel B
08h30 Depart for a Cape Peninsula and Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Tour along one of South Africa’s most beautiful coastlines. Your journey takes you through Sea Point and Hout Bay via Chapmans Peak Drive and on to Cape Point where the two oceans meet. You continue along the coast to the lovely town of Simonstown where you visit the rare Jackass Penguins at Boulders Beach.
From Simonstown you travel via Kalk Bay, Fishhoek and Muizenberg to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens. Kirstenbosch was established as a centre for the preservation and study of the indigenous flora of Southern Africa. One can enjoy glorious living displays of wild flowers and the magnificent collection of cicadas, silver trees and other shrubs, plants and trees. Return to your hotel at approximately 17h00. Dinner and overnight at the Portswood Hotel B
Depart on ahalf dayCape Winelands tour through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Visit Paarl and the Nelson’s Creek cellar for a tour and wine tasting. Continue to historic Stellenbosch and the famous Dorp Street and Oom Samie se Winkel. Enjoy lunch before travelling to the Cape Town International airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Met on arrival at OR Tambo and transfer to the Airport Grand Hotel for overnight. B
This morning check out at 08:00 after breakfast and transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight.
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Price per person US$3995 in lodges/ hotels/ tented camps, joining others
on safari. Minimum 2 people.
NB: Departures are daily.
USA citizens don’t require visas to South Africa.
Included: Transport in luxury vehicles, accommodation and meals as mentioned above at the establishments mentioned (if available at time of booking). English speaking tour guide on tours, Full day Cape Peninsula Tour including Table Mountain and Boulders Beach, ½ day winelands tour.