Day 1: Kapama Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger Park


Welcome to South Africa! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board, and your documents will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs and assisted to your onward scheduled flight to Hoedspruit, 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, head out on your first game drive.


Kapama River Lodge

Four nights at Kapama River Lodge. All meals included.

Optional Kapama Sleep-out


The Kapama Sleep-out offers a night in the open bush, under a million stars in the massive African sky. Sleeping in the open air on the reserve, elevated high above the ground under the African night sky, is a uniquely wonderful experience. A raised platform is evocatively furnished with an over sized bed festooned in white linen and billowing mosquito netting. It’s completely safe, while being surrounded by only wilderness and wildlife. A truly breathtaking adventure.


You’ll arrive before sunset to watch the day fade into night and all of the spectacular colors it brings with it while enjoying a sundowner. The African bush fairy tale continues with a five-course dinner served by your personal chef at an intimate table for two on the platform. If you prefer, you may also enjoy dinner at the lodge and arrive at the sleep-out venue afterwards. By time the evening sky gives way to dark, dozens of lanterns will be glowing bright, circled around your private oasis.


The platform and luxury bathroom underneath are both animal proof, and both a two-way radio and cellular phone are supplied for additional peace of mind. With a flush toilet, shower and twin basins, the bathroom has all comforts catered for. Your private night in the African bush continues until after dawn, when you will call your ranger by radio to transfer you back to your lodge. An appointed pick-up time may also be arranged in advance.


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


Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies a vast area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserve with its 13000 hectares of pristine wilderness shares a large number of biomes with the Kruger Park and therefore are able to host all animals including the Big 5: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhinoceros, to name but a few of the approximately 42 different mammal species calling Kapama home. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad of smaller species can also be seen in their natural environment. Game drives are conducted twice daily with expert guides and trackers who will eagerly share their bush experiences and knowledge with you whilst driving through some of the most beautiful savannah woodlands, grassland and riverine bush which makes up the Kapama Game Reserve.


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.


Abbey Manor

Three nights at Abbey Manor. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Cape Peninsula


You will be picked up at your hotel and embark on a shared 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 shared 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 - 2017
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
April 16-September 15 $2,090.00 $934.00
January 6-April 15 $2,280.00 $1,002.00
September 16-December 14 $2,350.00 $1,034.00
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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