(Cape Town, Kruger)
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 private 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; explore the cobbled streets and brightly colored houses of the traditional Cape Malay community at Bo Kaap; witness the magic of the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at False Bay; frolic with the African penguins at their breeding colony at Boulders Beach; and soak in the traditional Cape Dutch culture of Stellenbosch in South Africa’s celebrated wine country.
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, private safari guides will take you closer to the action than you ever imagined possible -- and additional private vehicles are also available for charter if you crave more time on the stunning savannah.
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Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met at the door of the plane and escorted through Customs and Immigration, avoiding any queues.
Upon arrival you will receive all of your neccessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary, maps, restaurant suggestions, Top Tips for exploring each city or region and a 24 hour concierge service (for restaurant reservations, spa treatments, child minders, day tours etc).
Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.
La Splendida is ideally situated on the bustling Mouille Point promenade – Cape Town’s own “platinum mile”, minutes away from the sights and sounds of fantastic beaches and bars as well as the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The iconic hotel currently offers sea-facing and mountain-facing rooms and suites. The Café Splendida restaurant is a popular spot and the area alone offers majestic views of the one of South Africa's top cities.
Today you will be met by your guide for an exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour 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 our descent, we stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses.
This tour combines two of the highlights of the Cape: – The Cape of Good Hope and Stellenbosch, in the Winelands. Start by taking in 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. Proceed to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.
You stop for lunch in this area, (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and then visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach.
Onward to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Here you enjoy a wine tasting session and a cellar tour, before returning to your hotel late this afternoon.
Travel today between Cape Town and Hoedspruit via Johanneburg.
You will be met upon arrival in Hoedspruit and tranferred to the Kruger park. Drive time can vary from lodge to lodge on average it's 30 min to 2 hour transfer. Park Fees are not included and are to be settled direct at the gate (45 Rand p.p. per stay).
This transfer is shared with other guests staying at the lodge.
This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependent on availability.
An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo offers luxury in six beautifully furnished huts. The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.
Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability.
Depart today and head to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight. The time can vary from lodge to lodge on average it's 30 min to 2 hour transfer.
Take your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.
VISA/PASSPORTVisitors to South Africa for tourism, short business meetings, or those in transit do not require visas for stays of up to 90 days. We recommend that the passports of all travelers to South Africa contain at least two completely blank (unstamped) visa pages each time entry is sought. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages (as many as four) at the back of the passport. While South African statutes require only one completely blank visa page, this rule has been applied inconsistently by South African immigration officials. In addition, any trip to a neighboring country would necessitate another blank page upon return.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of South Africa for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are relatively wide spread and good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/south-africa.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Pretoria (administrative). Government: Republic. Gained independence from the UK in 1910. Language: The official languages are Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga. Religion: Most inhabitants profess Christianity. There are also Hindu, Muslim and Jewish communities, and traditional beliefs are still practiced widely, sometimes in conjunction with Christianity. Time: GMT + 2. Electricity: 220/240 volts AC; 250 volts AC (Pretoria), 50Hz. Three-pin round plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +27. Area codes are used even if you are making a call in the same area. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Coverage extends to most of the country except in the very remote areas. Internet: Internet cafes are present around the country and wireless is available at airports and in upmarket hotels.
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