Safari, Wine And The Mother City

Traversing various areas within South Africa this classic itinerary introduces you to the incredible scenery of the Panorama Route, the wildlife found in the nature reserves, iconic Cape Town and the famous Cape winelands.

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Car Rental as per itinerary
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Scheduled activities as per the itinerary

 

Destination: South Africa

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Day 1

Leaving Johannesburg behind, once you have collected your rental vehicle, travel north-east to the province of Mpumalanga. Fantastic sceneries, legends of various tribes, a huge diversity of flora and the fascinating world of animals make Mpumalanga one of the main destinations for travellers.  Check into Ikeltha Lodge, which is on a private nature reserve, close to the Blyde River Canyon.

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Car Rental
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Day 2

Refreshed after a good night’s sleep, you are ready to tackle your first African adventure.

The Panorama Route includes a variety of scenery such as spectacular canyons, rugged mountains, misty waterfalls and tranquil lakes. The route passes Ohrigstad and leads into the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and Blyde River Canyon. The 26 kilometre long valley is one of the most important natural wonders of South Africa. Viewpoints, spanning several hundred meters down into the Canyon, are situated all along the Panoramic Route.

North of the route lies the Three Rondavels, the Blyde River Canyon’s most striking feature. Huge rocks resemble mushrooms growing out of the mountain and are similar in appearance to traditional African round huts, namely Rondavels.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes are a complex of smooth, cylindrical potholes and natural rock sculptures that have been hollowed out by water erosion through the Blyde River over millions of years.

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Car Rental
3

Day 3

After breakfast, make your way to the Timbavati Game Reserve.

Enter Timbavati Private Game Reserve through its gate (remember you have to pay entrance fee at the gate) and proceed to your private Eco lodge, Umlani Bushcamp

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve comprises 53,000 hectares of savannah bushveld with typical tall acacias and Mopane trees. The Reserve has no fence to the adjoining Kruger National Park, allowing animals to roam freely.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Afternoon game drive
    • Car Rental
4

Day 4

Nothing makes you feel closer to nature than an early morning bush walk, a great way to start your day!

Return for breakfast, then hop into an open safari vehicle for some serious animal spotting. Feel the thrill and enjoy memorable moments in pursuit of the Big Five!

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Morning or evening game drive
    • Car Rental
5

Day 5

How would you like to spend your day?

Another game drive in Kruger or are you interested in something else?

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Car Rental
6

Day 6

Drive to Hoedspruit’s Airport, where you drop off your rental and check in for your flight (not included) to Cape Town.

You will be collected upon arrival and transferred to Kloof Street Hotel, which will be your hotel while in Cape Town.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Car Rental as per itinerary
    • Transfer as per itinerary
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Day 7

Put on your walking shoes for a half day Cape Town City discovery on foot….

Beautiful scenery combined with historical sites such as the Castle of Good Hope built by the Dutch, Cape Town City Hall, the Grand Parade, where Nelson Mandela first addressed the nation as a free man after 27 years in jail, Church Square, where slaves would wait for their owners under the slave tree, Slave Lodge, devoted to the history and experience of slaves and their descendants in the Cape, Greenmarket Square, with a daily crafts and souvenir market, surrounded by the Old Town House and art-deco architecture, St George’s Cathedral, known as the people’s cathedral for its role against Apartheid, the Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses and narrow cobbled streets, the Western Cape High Court, Company’s Gardens, South African Museum, South African National Gallery, Old Synagogue, Houses of Parliament, St Mary’s Cathedral and the District Six Museum where the walk ends.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Half Day Cape Town City Walking Tour
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Day 8

Bring your camera; we’re headed for Cape Point at the south-western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities.

Our tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point then Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. We’ll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island.

From here we travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17 300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here we have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife.

Following the coastline along False Bay, we’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where we visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Before our return, we’ll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens.

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Full Day Scheduled Peninsula Tour
9

Day 9

Our transfer company will look after you today and transfer your to Paarl, where you will spend the next two nights at Cascades Manor

Relax and unwind for the next two days and taste the lovely wine for which the area is famous!

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Transfer per itinerary
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Day 10

Enjoy the day at leisure.

We can organise a privately guided wine tour for you, visiting Franschhoek and Paarl or you might enjoy the wine tram tour in Franschhoek?

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
11

Day 11

Spend time at leisure until our transfer service will transfer you to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer as per itinerary

Tour Location

Cascade Country Manor in Paarl | Mont d’Or Swartberg Hotel in Prince Albert | Teniqua Treetops in The Garden Route | Skeiding Guest Farm in The Overberg | De Hoop Collection in De Hoop Nature Reserve | Platbos Forest in Gansbaai | Monkey Valley Beach Nature Resort in The Cape Peninsula