Day 1: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park

Welcome to South Africa! You will be met at the door of your aircraft and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs and on to your onward scheduled flight to Nelspruit, where you will be met and transferred to your lodge. The enormous Kruger National Park is almost two million hectares of wilderness. Proclaimed in 1899 thanks to the vision of President Paul Kruger, its size continues to expand as private reserves on its borders remove fence lines and more recently, international borders between the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe have been removed to create the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park, effectively doubling the protected game reserve area. This afternoon set out on your first game drive. Overnight Notten's Bush Camp. Dinner and local drinks.

Notten's Bush Camp

Four nights at Notten's Bush Camp. All meals and local drinks included.

Day 2, 3 & 4: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park

The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is part of the largest conservation area in South Africa and it is the oldest of all the private reserves. It was formed in 1950 and comprises of many privately owned game lodges, covering an area of 65 000 hectare/ 153 000 acre of savannah thornveld. It is now part of the Greater Kruger National Park and there are no fences between them, so the game moves freely through this enormous natural reserve. This is one of South Africa’s most treasured natural sanctuaries. Notten’s forms part of the southern section of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Notten’s shares traversing with Sabi Sabi Game Reserve and has over 15000 acres of pristine land for game viewing. Driving or being guided on foot by the experienced rangers will bring you as close as you will ever get to true nature, the African way. Three nights Notten's Bush Camp. All meals, drinks and one bag of laundry per person per stay.

Day 5: Cape Town

Today enjoy one last game drive if time permits before returning to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight(s) to Cape Town to continue your safari vacation. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your guesthouse in the city bowl. The old and established suburbs of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. The narrow little streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many of which have been beautifully restored, some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants. Now known for its trendy and modern vibe, this region is often visited on foot, encompassing the historic parliament buildings, the Company Gardens and the lively café culture and boutiques of Kloof Street. Overnight Kensington Place.

Kensington Place

Three nights at Kensington Place. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Cape Peninsula

You will be picked up at your hotel by your local guide and embark on a private tour today which starts with the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where a funicular takes you to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. Stop for lunch in the area (own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and then visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. On the return trip, enjoy a stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel late this afternoon.

Day 7: Cape Winelands

On your last full day in South Africa, relax and enjoy a delightful drive through the Winelands; your private tour route winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Your first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you enjoy your first wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting. Onward over the scenic Helshoogte Pass, to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa. Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you and a further wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates in this area. Your final stop is at the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes where you do your last wine tasting of the day, before heading back to Cape Town.

Day 8: Depart

Today is at your leisure until it's time for your transfer to Cape Town Airport to meet your departing flight. We recommend getting up bright and early to be the first in line to visit iconic Table Mountain! Breakfast included.

Rates - 2016
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
January 6-April 30 $3,690.00 $2,090.00
Scheduled regional flights not included; please contact us for a quote. All South African safari rates are subject to change based on the current rate of exchange; please call for pricing for solo travelers or small groups.
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