9 days from $2,952 per person*
  • Waddle with penguins at Boulders beach.
  • Embark on daily game drives in Kruger National Park.
  • Explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula led by expert guide.
  • VIP arrival assistance in Johannesburg, and private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Surrender to the sounds of the wilderness as you explore the Panorama Route and venture into Kruger National Park to meet wild elephants, lions and zebra. Explore chic Cape Town and see South Africa at her finest.

On this once-in-a-lifetime journey through South Africa you'll encounter elusive nocturnal wildlife, waddle with penguins at Boulders Beach, ascend soaring Table Mountain and stroll brightly colored African communities. Make your way through the lush Panorama Route and visit spectacular canyons stretching as far as the eye can see in the shimmering heat of Mpumalanga province. Track the Big 5 and more on morning and afternoon safaris amid the wild splendor of Kruger National Park. 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. Rounding off the trip, soak in the cosmopolitan flair of Cape Town where you’ll explore the diverse city, Table Mountain, the Cape and more on expert guided excursions. Experience natural wonders so beautiful that they'll leave you breathless. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Johannesburg
    Johannesburg
    • Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Johannesburg to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Hazyview
    Johannesburg to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Hazyview
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Johannesburg - Nelspruit (KMIA) [Direct (1hr)] - Economy
    • Nelspruit (KMIA) - Hazyview [Drive - 1hr] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Tour - Shared - Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Hazyview to Kruger
    Hazyview to Kruger
    • Tour - Shared - Half Day Panorama - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Hazyview - Kruger [1-3 hrs Scenic via Panorama] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 1
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Morning Game Drive 1
    • Night Drives
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Kruger to Hoedspruit to Cape Town
    Kruger to Hoedspruit to Cape Town
    • Kruger - Hoedspruit [ (30mins-2hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver(4)
    • Hoedspruit - Cape Town [Via Johannesburg] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
  • Day 7 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Shared - 1/2 Day City Tour & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Optional activities
  • Day 8 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Shared - Cape Point and Peninsula - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
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: Johannesburg

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa, 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.

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.

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Day 2: Johannesburg - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Hazyview

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Enjoy your direct flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport MQP.

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.

Private transfer from KMIA to Hazyview. This transfer will take approximately one hour.

A fascinating day tour which combines conservation, education and botany. Depart from your hotel at around 08h00 and drive to the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden situated about 15kms outside Nelspruit. You arrive in time to join the tour which includes the feeding of the chimpanzees at 10h00. This is a unique opportunity to view chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings. Visitors will be captivated by these primates who share 98% of mans’ DNA. With every visitor to the Sanctuary, you contribute to the rescue of another chimpanzee. After the tour you stop for lunch (own account) before travelling to the Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers, the 159ha garden is home to around 600 plant species. After a leisurely stroll through the gardens, you return to Hazyview, arriving at around 16h00.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Perry’s Bridge Hollow is located a short drive from the Kruger National Park in the heart of the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. This farmhouse style boutique hotel sits coolly amongst Baobab, Fig and Acacia trees, in a lovely indigenous garden setting. Spaciously spread though the grounds the 27 rooms and three family suites offer relaxed yet sophisticated accommodation.

Hazyview
Hazyview
Perry's Bridge Hollow
Perry's Bridge Hollow

Day 3: Hazyview - Kruger

For those with limited time, this tour offers guests the opportunity to experience the highlights of the Panorama Route including Graskop, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls and the Blyde River Canyon. No lunch included. 8:00am - 12:00.

Enjoy a private scenic transfer via panorama to Kruger National Park today. Depending on the location of your lodge and game viewing, this transfer could be from 1-3 hours in length.

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. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and 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 a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Kruger
Kruger
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room

Day 4: 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
Kruger
Kruger
Lion
Lion

Day 5: 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
Morning Game Viewing
Morning Game Viewing
Night Drives
Night Drives

Day 6: Kruger - Hoedspruit - Cape Town

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Kruger to your lodge in Hoedspruit. The time on the road can vary depending on the location of the lodge, from 30 min to 2 hours.

Today you'll fly to Cape Town via Johannesburg.

<i><small>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. </small></i>

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House

Overlooking Table Bay and the beautiful city of Cape Town, Abbey Manor is situated perfectly on the slopes of Table Mountain, only minutes away from the city center, the waterfront, the beaches, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Each room has been individually decorated to offer a romantic and serene atmosphere, with sweeping and dramatic views of either the city or the surrounding mountains. . Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the arts-and-crafts style, and has been fully remodeled to ensure the highest level of comfort. The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a wide range of famous buildings in Cape Town; he is more widely renowned for the arts-and-crafts movement in the Cape Province.

Cape Town
Cape Town
Abbey Manor & Table Mountain
Abbey Manor & Table Mountain

Day 7: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide and coach for a shared tour of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (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. You will 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 at the end of the tour.
*Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance on 25 July to 7 August.

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: Abbey Manor Guest House
Malay Quarter
Malay Quarter
Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 8: Cape Town

Today you'll join a small group (max of 12) to embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. You take 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. From here you drive 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. Here you will witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with spectacular views over False Bay. You enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and visiting the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. En route back you stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning back to your hotel.


*Tour runs with a minimum of 2pp and a max of 12pp.

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House
Penguins
Penguins

Day 9: Cape Town

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation:
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.

The Peech Hotel: Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Perry’s Bridge Hollow: Hazyview

Perry’s Bridge Hollow is located a short drive from the Kruger National Park in the heart of the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview, Mpumalanga. This farmhouse style boutique hotel sits coolly amongst Baobab, Fig and Acacia trees, in a lovely indigenous garden setting. Spaciously spread though the grounds the 27 rooms and three family suites offer relaxed yet sophisticated accommodation.

Perry's Bridge Hollow
Perry's Bridge Hollow

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. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and 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 a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Dining
Garonga Dining

Abbey Manor Guest House: Cape Town

Overlooking Table Bay and the beautiful city of Cape Town, Abbey Manor is situated perfectly on the slopes of Table Mountain, only minutes away from the city center, the waterfront, the beaches, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Each room has been individually decorated to offer a romantic and serene atmosphere, with sweeping and dramatic views of either the city or the surrounding mountains. . Abbey Manor was built in 1905 in the arts-and-crafts style, and has been fully remodeled to ensure the highest level of comfort. The house was designed by the architect William Black, who was responsible for a wide range of famous buildings in Cape Town; he is more widely renowned for the arts-and-crafts movement in the Cape Province.

Abbey Manor & Table Mountain
Abbey Manor & Table Mountain
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.
  • Janet M. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    My experience with Kensington Tours for my Safari was the best planned trip I have ever taken. The coordination, experience and knowledge of personnel during our visits excelled. I had high expectations but it exceeded all my thoughts!

  • Padma P. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    We were very happy with all the arrangements that were made for us. We will always use you for all our future trips.

  • Eve T. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    We cannot emphasize enough how amazing our guide was, both in personality and knowledge, and how much he added to our trip. We truly enjoyed spending time with him, which is a very good thing since much of that time included some very long car rides! We also loved how most accommodations had so much personality and life to them. We much prefer unique smaller accommodations that almost feel hand-crafted over a more standard experience you can get almost anywhere.

  • Beth N. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    THE TOUR WAS EXTREMELY WELL ORGANIZED. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES. Customer service throughout out South Africa was awesome!

  • Toni L. — June 15, 2016 — Africa

    Truly one of the most incredible experiences of my life's travels! Kensington guides were extremely knowledgeable and personable. I could only address them as guides for a few hours as they quickly became my friends. You customize every aspect of my trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to my liking. I could not have asked for more. Grateful for the professionalism and attention to detail as I traveled by myself as a female, always feeling safe. I wish I could find the words for accolades that adequately describe my journey.

  • Joel G. — June 08, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide, Fidelis was phenomenal. Not only a skilled tracker but a walking encyclopedia of history, geology, geography, animal behavior etc. Marc, our trip planner, was patient, understanding and pro-active in suggesting trip elements that he felt would meet our needs. Fantastic.

  • Nikhita D. — June 08, 2016 — Africa

    Our guide Steve was absolutely amazing. Have highly recommended the trip to many family and friends

  • David C. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    We were very pleased with the accommodation, our tour guide, the tour bus and all other aspects of Kensington's tour in Morocco. Well done!

  • Kristin S. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    It was an awesome trip to Africa! Seamless! Lovely people from the moment of booking until I arrive home. Have recommended you to everyone I know. Thank you for two back to back vacations to South America & Africa ??

  • George L. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    The service at Kanana Camp was outstanding, in fact the best I've received anywhere. What a wonderful group of warm, friendly and helpful people. Staff at Islands of Siankoba, Ngoma Safari Lodge, and Kirkman's Kamp were all excellent.

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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