Classic Cape Town and Kruger's Private Reserves

Cosmopolitan Cape Town and South Africa Safari

Don’t miss the chance to explore Cape Town while you’re in South Africa. But while you’re assured of beautiful beaches, award-winning wines, cutting-edge culture, and some seriously gourmet food in the Mother City, you’ll need to head north for your safari. Enjoy this Cape Town and South Africa Safari.

Kruger National Park is one of the world’s greatest wildlife watching destinations, and you’ll stay in lodges on two excellent private reserves – which means you can drive off-road and at night, something not allowed in the main park. No luxury is spared while you’re on the safari part of this trip, but it’s balanced by value-for-money accommodation in Cape Town – making this the perfect mid-range itinerary.

Cape Town and South Africa Safari: 10 days/9 nights

DAYS 1, 2, 3 & 4:

Arrival Cape Town, Four Rosmead

DAYS 5, 6 & 7:

Fly to Balule Private Nature Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park), Pondoro Game Lodge 

DAYS 8 & 9:

Road transfer to Savanna Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

DAY 10:

Return to Kruger airport for your flight to Johannesburg, depart

Highlights of our Cape Town and South Africa Safari

  • This 10-day itinerary starts in Cape Town, where you’ll stay at Four Rosmead Boutique Hotel on a quiet tree-lined street in the shadow of Table Mountain
  • Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, for spectacular views over False Bay. Spend a half-day exploring the Cape Winelands by bike, sampling some of the best wines the region has to offer
  • You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to activities in Cape Town: take a cable car ride up Table Mountain, explore the vibrant city center, visit Robben Island, or have a relaxing picnic on the beach
  • Fly to Hoedspruit Airport and transfer to the exclusive Pondoro Game Lodge in Balule Private Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Enjoy morning and evening game drives and bush walks while looking for the Big 5. Other activities include boating down the Olifants River, visiting a cultural village, horse riding, white water rafting, and hot air ballooning. Spend your downtime relaxing on your private deck or at the spa
  • Take a private transfer to Savanna Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is surrounded by five waterholes that offer fantastic views of game. Sabi Sands shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and is named for the Sabi and Sand Rivers which flow through it, which support a tremendous diversity of wildlife and provide a scenic backdrop to some of the best game viewing in Africa


$5,600-$6,300 per person sharing in 2023

Easy Extensions to this Cape Town and South Africa Safari

  • Extend your time in Africa with a direct flight from Kruger to Vilanculos, Mozambique, for a couple of days at the beach on the mainland, or on the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. Alternatively, fly to Victoria Falls for an adrenaline-fueled adventure along the Zambezi.

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Four Rosmead

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Pondoro Game Lodge

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

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