South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari

7 days from $3,325 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.
  • VIP arrival assistance in Cape Town, and 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.

South Africa’s staggering natural beauty and awe-inspiring wildlife will touch your soul in surprising and unforgettable ways. On this bestselling safari through Kruger Park, come face-to-face with lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, cheetahs and more during sunrise and sunset game drives. Take in breathtaking views of cosmopolitan Cape Town from soaring Table Mountain to the brightly colored houses of the traditional Cape Malay community at Bo Kaap. Explore the Cape, meet friendly penguins and more with your private guide. Then enjoy time at leisure and choose from an endless array of activities in the Mother City. Explore the cobbled streets and, stroll glorious golden beaches, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner, go shark cage diving or simply relax and watch the sun set, draping its golden light across the expansive landscape.

Stay at stylish city hotels in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant entertainment district and in traditional safari lodges on the edge of legendary Kruger National Park. Expert guides will uncover the stories behind the sites and 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
    • Documents Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - Cape Point and Peninsula - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    Cape Town to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cape Town - Hoedspruit [via Johannesburg] - Scheduled Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Hoedspruit - Kruger [Airport to Garonga - 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 1
    All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Morning Game Drive 1
    • Night Drives
    All Inclusive
  • Day 7 Kruger to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
    Kruger to Hoedspruit to Johannesburg
    • Transfer - Private - Kruger - Hoedspruit [Garonga to Airport - 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Air - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg [Direct, 1 hr] - Scheduled Flight
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 to Cape Town, you will be welcomed at the door of your aircraft by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. Alongside your assistant, you will be directed through immigration, baggage collection and customs before being directed to your onward flight, airport hotel, or to your awaiting driver and vehicle.

To ensure a seamless experience, a documents package containing useful information including a detailed itinerary with pick­-up and drop­-off times, emergency contact information, and relevant e­-tickets or vouchers will be provided to you.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House

Overlooking Table Bay and the beautiful city of Cape Town, Abbey Manor is ideally situated on the slopes of Table Mountain. Its ideal location is only minutes away from downtown, the waterfront, the beaches, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Each room is individually furnished to offer a romantic and tranquil atmosphere, with breathtaking and dramatic views of either the city or the surrounding mountains. Built in 1905, using an arts-and-crafts style, Abbey Manor has been fully renovated to ensure the greatest level of comfort.  Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the comfortable dining area or on the verandah.  The pool offers a refreshing option following a day of exploration, and the various lounge areas provide a peaceful resting post to reflect and refocus.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House

Day 2: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide to begin a half day of exploration around Cape Town, known affectionately as the "Mother City." During your tour, you will visit the Houses of Parliament and the Castle, which was constructed between 1666 and 1679 and is recognized as South Africa’s oldest building. Furthermore, your tour will take you to the Company Gardens and the lively Greenmarket Square that hosts an exciting daily market. Finally, you will visit Table Mountain which will offer spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On your descent, you will stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community featuring elegant cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location on your own, which consists of many shops, restaurants, and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.


*Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for annual maintenance from 25 July to 6 August.*

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Town
Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Today you embark on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. You will experience the breathtaking beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most astonishing coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula. Here you will witness the illustrative meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with spectacular views over False Bay. Enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before proceeding to Simonstown, and the naval base.  A visit to the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach will provide a diverse wildlife viewing encounter. While en route back you will have the opportunity to stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Penguins
Penguins

Day 4: Cape Town - Hoedspruit - Kruger

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Board a flight in Cape Town with service to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg. 

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 62 square inches (158cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17lbs (8kg). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Enjoy scenic views during your private transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Garonga near Kruger. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Having had the chance to settle into your lodging - and to prepare for an adventure - meet with other guests of the camp to set out on your first authentic game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when animals are most active, and the Greater Kruger Area features some of the largest private game reserves in Africa, home to an incredible range of wildlife including the Big 5: the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger Area covers a near unfathomable span of land upon which animals both large and small prowl, graze and roam free. Alongside an experienced ranger and tracker, you will explore fascinating and beautiful frontiers through the afternoon and until the sun sets, camera in hand, before returning to your lodge to prepare for a decidedly different adventure; a freshly prepared dinner that you won’t be soon to forget. 

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 6 tent camp that lies among the greater Makalali Conservancy, situated just west of the Greater Kruger Area. This unassuming sanctuary promises intimate wildlife encounters in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply, and truly enjoy yourself. The accommodations reflect the surrounding bush's textured, earthy colors. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul; unhurried and intimate wildlife game drives with plenty of time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. Fill you days with a range of activities or simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impalas.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Kruger
South Africa Kruger
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp

Day 5: Kruger

Ahead of first light it’s time set out on an early morning game drive to discover the many animals that stalk through the bush during the early hours of the day. This is one of the best times time to view game, and it is made all the more spectacular as the rising sun dawns upon the unspoiled African bush; the world over, this place is known as the Land of the Rising Sun. Prepare to spot resident predators enjoying the spoils of their hunt the night before and a dizzying range of smaller mammals and bird life. After a few hours of exploration, photography and education, you will return to the lodge for a mouth-watering, well-earned, fresh-made breakfast.

Continue your day after lunch with an exciting afternoon game drive. Perhaps the day will include massive, lumbering hippos emerging from the water to snack on nearby grasses, or predators beginning their nightly hunt as grazing antelope roam the plains. Out on the open reserves, trace across new lands as you gain a deeper and more intimate understanding of the South African bushveld before returning to the lodge for another fantastic dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Leopards in Kruger
Leopards in Kruger
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Pride of Lions
Pride of Lions

Day 6: Kruger

Before the blistering sun takes its place high in the African sky make use of the opportunity to discover even more wild game. First thing in the morning, depart to discover the animals of the Greater Kruger Area, home to herds of trumpeting elephants that gently wander through the savannah; will today be the day you see them first-hand? As in the day before, you will be returned to your lodge after a few hours of game viewing to enjoy a complete and hearty breakfast.

Night drives allow you to see nocturnal animals that are not encountered during the day, and a host of daylight animals behaving quite differently. Setting out as dusk begins, you may spot leopards in particular, and with a bit of luck, you may even encounter these predators while on the hunt. During evening drives, trackers employ a powerful spotlight to search for and showcase predators and prey. Lions, hyenas, aardvarks, bat-eared fox, porcupines, bush babies, bushbucks, mongoose, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars are just some of the animals fortunate guests may spot this evening under the African starlit sky.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cheetah in Kruger
Cheetah in Kruger
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lion Under the Spotlight
Lion Under the Spotlight

Day 7: Kruger - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

Enjoy a private transfer from your lodge in Garona to Hoedspruit Airport. Approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Board a flight in Hoedspruit with direct service to Johannesburg. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 62 square inches (158cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17 lbs (8 kg). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

Accommodation: Depart (B) (Int`l airport)

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa 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.

Abbey Manor Guest House: Cape Town

Overlooking Table Bay and the beautiful city of Cape Town, Abbey Manor is ideally situated on the slopes of Table Mountain. Its ideal location is only minutes away from downtown, the waterfront, the beaches, Camps Bay and the Cape Town International Conference Centre. Each room is individually furnished to offer a romantic and tranquil atmosphere, with breathtaking and dramatic views of either the city or the surrounding mountains. Built in 1905, using an arts-and-crafts style, Abbey Manor has been fully renovated to ensure the greatest level of comfort.  Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast in the comfortable dining area or on the verandah.  The pool offers a refreshing option following a day of exploration, and the various lounge areas provide a peaceful resting post to reflect and refocus.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House

Garonga Safari Camp: Kruger

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 6 tent camp that lies among the greater Makalali Conservancy, situated just west of the Greater Kruger Area. This unassuming sanctuary promises intimate wildlife encounters in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply, and truly enjoy yourself. The accommodations reflect the surrounding bush's textured, earthy colors. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul; unhurried and intimate wildlife game drives with plenty of time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. Fill you days with a range of activities or simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impalas.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp

Depart (B) (Int`l airport): Johannesburg

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

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.
  • Robert M — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    It was simply an amazing trip! Our guide and driver were the best. Everything went smoothly and they made life very easy for us. I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington to anyone. Hotels were unique and exceeded expectations. Thank you for the significant room upgrade at the 4 Seasons on our last night. That was a huge surprise!

  • Mike Desmarais — July 20, 2017 — Africa

    Went on a tour in Morocco with Kensington tours. We visited the cities of Casablanca, Tangier & Chefchaouen and had a wonderful time. Our guide (Mohammed Salmi) and driver (Eunice) were absolutely excellent and very professional. Mohammed was very knowledgeable regarding the cities and places we visited. Mohammed spoke very good English and was easy to talk with and a pleasure to be with for the 6 days we were in Morocco. We could not have asked for a better guide and/or driver during our time in Morocco. Our vehicle was a newer model Mercedes van that was very comfortable to be in for the long drives we had between cities, and our hotels were much better than expected.

  • Misty N — August 22, 2017 — Africa

    This was our 4th Kensington Trip (second to South Africa), I cannot say enough about Andrew Drummond and his ability to put a PERFECT trip together. I trust him completely and would plan trips with him over and over. Now looking at a trip to Peru and yes, we are talking to a professional at Kensington.

  • David S — September 08, 2017 — Africa

    This tour exceeded our expectations in all respects! Only words cannot describe the adventure.

  • Barbara Cox — August 03, 2017 — Africa

    Christine did a fabulous job planning our safari. We followed the migration from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara staying in an assortment of tented camps. We loved ALL our guides and drivers (Duncan, Waziri and Charles).

  • Edward C. — March 24, 2017 — Africa

    Our guide and driver were above and beyond our expectations.

  • Mary Ann B — March 17, 2017 — Africa

    I would definitely recommend Kensington Tours. Very well pleased with everything they provided. Accommodations were excellent as well as tour guides. Gareth at Kensington was a tremendous help in planning our trip. Thank you so much Kensington for a great trip to South Africa.

  • Elizabeth E — February 07, 2017 — Africa

    Both our guides from Rwanda to Tanzania were the best. Everything was FLAWLESS, the guides, transportation, the accommodations, the food, the safaris, etc. We actually went to the villagers home and met the kids who performed their native dance for us. It really was an emotional connection that was one of the highlights of the whole trip for us. Thanks so much for putting this all together for us!

  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

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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