South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari

7 days from $3,591 per person*
  • Stay in the Greater Kruger area and take daily safari game drives.
  • Embark on a private tour of Cape Town and alluring Table Mountain.
  • Jet between destinations courtesy of included domestic flights and private transfers.
  • Spot penguins on a private tour of Cape Point Peninsula.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.
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South Africa’s staggering natural beauty and awe-inspiring wildlife will touch your soul in surprising and unforgettable ways. On this bestselling safari through the Kruger area, you'll come face-to-face with lions, elephants, leopards, zebras, cheetahs and other creatures during sunrise and sunset game drives. Take in breathtaking views of cosmopolitan Cape Town from soaring Table Mountain, opt to stroll the gorgeous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and see 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 imprisoned, go shark-cage diving or simply relax and watch the sun set, draping its golden light across the expansive landscape. You'll stay at stylish city hotels in the heart of Cape Town’s vibrant entertainment district and traditional safari lodges in the Kruger area. 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
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront At Leisure
    • Restaurant Recommendations
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - Cape Point and Peninsula (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Fine Dining Recommendations
    Breakfast
  • 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, 3.5 hrs] - 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
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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: 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.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Welgelegen Hotel
Welgelegen Hotel

Day 2: Cape Town

Beat the crowds and start the day early with your private guide by visiting Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. One of the most spectacularly bio-diverse places on Earth, an estimated 1,500 unique species of plant-life are found on Table Mountain alone, many of which are endemic and found nowhere else on the planet. Ascend by cable car as the mist from the clouds open up to the main plateau while striking views of Cape Town come into crystal-clear focus. Now with a better understanding of the city’s layout, walk past Cape Town’s storied past as your guide recounts the colorful histories of the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest building) and the well-tended Company Gardens. Bargain your way through the lively Greenmarket Square in search of souvenir while meeting local artisans along the way. As you enter another one of Cape Town’s famed stop at Bo-Kaap, learn how the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses became one of city’ most vibrant neighborhoods. There’s no better way of understanding local history than through your Capetonian guide. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to experience this landmark at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour. Should you choose to visit the waterfront, please speak to your Destination Expert for a range of recommendations for lunch.

The V&A Waterfront is surely one of the top attractions in Cape Town no matter your age, interests or group dynamic. To name a few highlights, the Two Oceans Aquarium is home is an incredible array of exotic, seemingly other-worldly creatures from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Behind the aquarium, a small colony of Cape fur seals are almost always found on the docks, ready and waiting to pose for your camera. Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town’s first fortification, is now a museum with artifacts from centuries past. At the heart of the waterfront lies the Clock Tower of Cape Town and for those wanting to learn more about the harbor's history, a stop at the SA Maritime Museum is a must. For your shopping needs, a visit to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center is the perfect stopover for designer items and authentic Cape souvenirs.

From street-side tapas to award winning cuisine, let our Destination Experts help you find the right dining option for your appetite. Some of our favorite spots include; Chef’s Warehouse, Bistro Sixteen82, The Foodbarn, Potluck Club, Plant, Shortmarket Club, Harbour House and Black Sheep Restaurant. To arrange reservations at any of these restaurants, speak to your Destination Expert. Please note: Reservations are subject to availability.

Accommodation: Welgelegen
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront

Day 3: Cape Town

After meeting your expert local guide in Cape Town, begin the day with a visit to one of the more popular leisure hubs for locals – the glorious beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, where impressive white sand beaches hug the shoreline with the Twelve Apostles as a stunning backdrop. Learn about the fascinating history of this breathtaking land from your Capetonian guide as you begin the spectacular sea-side drive to the quaint village of Hout Bay. After a stop in the village, you will track along the extraordinary Chapman’s Peak Drive, known as one of the most picturesque roadways world-wide. With the flexibility to spend as little or as long as you would like in this region crammed with incredible panoramic lookouts, the benefits of having a private vehicle and guide truly come into play. Further along you will reach the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where, at Cape Point, you will board a funicular or walk up the stairway that leads to the Cape Point Lighthouse; it is here that you will observe the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans while enjoying fantastic views of False Bay. Departing from Cape Point, head northward to Simon’s Town to enjoy lunch (included). Although the city is host to a number of tasty dining options, consider indulging in fresh-caught fish & chips, the town’s specialty. After a refreshing lunch and a bit of time to learn about Simon’s Town, set off with your camera ready to visit Boulders Beach, a nearby nature preserve that is home to a colony of African penguins. Wrapping up your day’s adventure, tour the idyllic Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a sprawling park brimming with rare and exotic plant-life that is surely one the finest examples of botany the world over, before being returned to your hotel.

Sophisticated fine dining, Japanese-Peruvian modern fusion, fresh-caught south Atlantic seafood, and farm-to-table organic delights complimented by incredible views and award-winning, locally-sourced wines; Cape Town has it all. Among many options for high-end dining in Cape Town, the most highly recommended by our Destination Experts are: Aubergine, Nobu, La Colombe, Signal, Roundhouse, The Test Kitchen, Greenhouse and La Moutte. To arrange reservations at any of these restaurants, speak to your Destination Expert. Please note: Reservations are subject to availability.

Accommodation: Welgelegen
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Penguins near Cape Town
Penguins near Cape Town
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Chef in the Kitchen
Chef in the Kitchen

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. Approximate travel time is three hours and 30 minutes.

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.

Start your safari with a private transfer from Hoedspruit 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

Transfer from your lodge in Garona to Hoedspruit Airport with a private driver and vehicle. 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.

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.

South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Welgelegen Hotel
Welgelegen Hotel
South Africa Cape & Kruger Safari Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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.
  • Julia S — November 09, 2017 — Africa

    Abdulatif was an incredible guide and made our trip amazing. The La sultana and hotel in Skoura were incredible.

  • Thomas M — November 07, 2017 — Africa

    We could not ask for anything better. Everything was perfect from the greeters at the airports to the hotel accommodations and safari camps selected for us.Thank you so much for making this one of the very best vacations we have ever had!

  • Robert P — October 25, 2017 — Africa

    Chelsea made the recommendations and the arrangements and everything went smoothly. She answered a lot of pre-travel questions which was very helpful. The trip was amazing - another trip of a lifetime with Kensington Tours. We were blessed with a guide (Martin) who took care of us - he was the key to the trip. The accommodation's were just grand. We would recommend anyone to take this trip with Kensington Tours - The food at the Lodges was great - Looking forward to our next Kensington trip to Machu Picchu in April.

  • Cora C — October 25, 2017 — Africa

    The trip was great. All drivers were early for pick-up, room accommodations were comfortable and centrally located, great excursions, delicious food, and we were treated like royalty. Good Job Kensington!

  • Kathryn L — November 07, 2017 — Africa

    We had the trip of a lifetime to Kenya and Tanzania. Kensington took great care of us and all the details, allowing us to relax as a family and have a great time. I would absolutely recommend Kensington's Africa team to anyone looking to plan a trip!

  • Marcia F — October 25, 2017 — Africa

    We were extremely pleased with our tour. The guides, their knowledge, the accommodations, the game lodge including staff, game drives, and lodging exceeded our wildest expectations.

  • Nisha C — November 09, 2017 — Africa

    This was one of the best trips we have ever taken. We are avid world travelers and everything was amazing. We loved both our tour guide Ahmed and driver Mohammed. Both were knowledgeable and understood what we wanted out of our trip including " going local" We can't wait to plan our next amazing trip through Kensington Tours.

  • Sylvia S — November 07, 2017 — Africa

    The trip was great and everything worked like clockwork as usual. Guides were great and it was an amazing trip!!

  • Sharon R — November 07, 2017 — Africa

    I was very happy with all aspects of my trip to Maasai Mara. It was my second trip to the Mara, and as such I knew what to expect and what I wanted out of it. I appreciated that my guide was knowledgeable about birds and bird life.

  • Susan U — November 09, 2017 — Africa

    Amazing from beginning to end. Second time using Kensington. First time Asia, this Africa. Will absolutely use again. Louise is great!

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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