South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari

7 days from $2,156 per person*
  • Stay alongside Kruger National Park, with daily safari game drives for exciting wildlife encounters.
  • Private tour of Cape Town, including the alluring Table Mountain.
  • Domestic flights included.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Enjoy a front row seat as the sunrise casts a golden hue across the endless savannah and the wild local residents begin their daily parade.

Elephants, lions, leopards, zebras and cheetahs are just some of the animals you’ll spy on during sunrise and sunset safaris of the Kruger National Park as you came face-to-fang with the wild heart of South Africa. You’ll also take in breath-taking views of cosmopolitan Cape Town from your vantage point high on Table Mountain and explore the cobbled streets and brightly colored houses of the traditional Cape Malay community at Bo Kaap. Enjoy time at leisure to relax and explore at your own pace. From the Cape winelands to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, historic or cultural tours, shark cage diving to whale watching, or witness the magic of the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at False Bay and frolic with the African penguins at their breeding colony at Boulders Beach.

Accommodation at stylish city hotels in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant entertainment district and in traditional safari lodges on the edge of Kruger National Park will introduce you the best face of the city and the savannah. When it comes time to discover South Africa’s wild heart, safari guides will take you closer to the action than you ever imagined possible. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • VIP Meet & Greet - Assistant(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Cape Town - Hoedspruit [via Johannesburg] - Economy
    • Hoedspruit - Kruger [Airport to Garonga 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Morning Game Drive 2
    • Night Drives
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 7 Kruger to Hoedspruit
    Kruger to Hoedspruit
    • Kruger - Hoedspruit [Garonga to Airport 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Hoedspruit - Johannesburg [Direct (1hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your onward flight, or to your awaiting transfer vehicle. Should you be collecting a rental car, you will be shown to the vehicle rental collection office.

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop of times. This includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: Welgelegen

Welgelegen is an urban sanctuary that offers so much more than just overnight accommodation. The individually styled ensuite bedrooms provide a quiet luxury that embodies the entire hotel. A spacious high-ceilinged sitting room and a cozy, rich library adjoin a grand breakfast room, all filled with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art. The breakfast room opens out to a cobbled courtyard enclosed by ivy-draped walls that dips into a revitalising plunge pool, the perfect way for one to temper the sultry South African sun. The essential oils burn, the hearty African music resonates, and the old Victorian build lends to its old soul. One cannot help but feel at home, away from one’s own. Welgelegen is truly a sanctuary in the heart of town.

Cape Town
Cape Town
Welgelegen
Welgelegen

Day 2: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide for an exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. On your tour you will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On your descent, you stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.


*Table Mountain Cable Car will be closed from 27 July until 10 August for annual maintenance.

Accommodation: Welgelegen
Cape Town
Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Sign up for optional activities (not included in tour price); diving to see Great White sharks, whale watching, visit to Robben Island to see Mandela's prison, visit to local townships, walking tours, visit winelands, cycling, cultural tours and more.

Accommodation: Welgelegen
Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 4: Cape Town - Hoedspruit - Kruger

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Travel today between Cape Town and Hoedspruit via Johanneburg. 

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Garonga in Kruger. The approximate travel time is 1.5 hours.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. Kruger is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and was named the first National Park of South Africa in 1926. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Kruger covers nearly 2 million hectares of land. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself. The accommodation reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours and clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort, a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter, a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You can either try your hand at every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in the hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Kruger
Kruger
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room

Day 5: Kruger

Before first light you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Enjoy the tranquility of a beautiful sunrise over the unspoiled bush. Many species are still active in the early morning before the heat of the day sets in. With any luck you’ll spot some of the resident predators enjoying the spoils from their hunt the night before. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch you will continue your day with an afternoon game drive. Late afternoon is another productive time for game viewing as the day begins to cool, ensuring further animal movement. Watch as a massive, lumbering hippo emerges from the water to snack on nearby grasses. Observe the predators begin their nightly hunt as grazers peacefully occupy the plains. You’ll be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge to refresh before dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Lion
Lion
Kruger
Kruger

Day 6: Kruger

One of the more productive times to enjoy game viewing is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in. Kruger is home to the fastest mammal on earth – the Cheetah. Cheetahs are solitary creatures that hunt early in the morning, late in the afternoon and even at night when the moon is full. After a few hours of early morning game viewing, you will head back to your lodge for breakfast.

The night drives allow you the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. You'll share the drives with other guests from the lodge. The night drives are part of the afternoon game drive, as dusk falls. Your chances of seeing leopard in particular are a lot higher at night and with a bit of luck you might even encounter the predators such as lion and leopard hunting. During the night drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. Expect to see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, aardvarks, bat-eared fox, porcupines, bush babies, bushbucks, mongoose, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Night Drives
Night Drives
Morning Game Viewing
Morning Game Viewing

Day 7: Kruger - Hoedspruit

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Garonga in Kruger to Hoedspruit Airport. The approximate travel time is 1.5 hours.

Take your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 7Kgs.

Accommodation:
Johannesburg
Johannesburg
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Welgelegen: Cape Town

Welgelegen is an urban sanctuary that offers so much more than just overnight accommodation. The individually styled ensuite bedrooms provide a quiet luxury that embodies the entire hotel. A spacious high-ceilinged sitting room and a cozy, rich library adjoin a grand breakfast room, all filled with contemporary furnishings and eclectic African art. The breakfast room opens out to a cobbled courtyard enclosed by ivy-draped walls that dips into a revitalising plunge pool, the perfect way for one to temper the sultry South African sun. The essential oils burn, the hearty African music resonates, and the old Victorian build lends to its old soul. One cannot help but feel at home, away from one’s own. Welgelegen is truly a sanctuary in the heart of town.

Welgelegen
Welgelegen
Guest Room
Guest Room

Garonga Safari Camp: Kruger

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply and be yourself. The accommodation reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours and clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort, a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter, a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You can either try your hand at every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in the hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Dining
Garonga Dining
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Cathleen Werblin — July 07, 2015 — Africa

    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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