9 days from $4,140 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 private 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)] - Scheduled Flight
    • Nelspruit (KMIA) - Hazyview [Drive - 1hr] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • At Leisure
  • Day 3 Hazyview to Kruger
    Hazyview to Kruger
    • Hazyview - Kruger [1-3 hrs Scenic via Panorama] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    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] - Scheduled Flight
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 7 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Optional activities
  • Day 8 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - Cape Point and Peninsula - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 9 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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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 your arrival, you will receive all of the necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop off times. Your document package includes, but is not limited to, a summary itinerary and any relevant e-tickets or vouchers.

Enjoy a private airport transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

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.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa Johannesburg
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Day 2: Johannesburg - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Hazyview

Enjoy a private airport transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

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 8Kgs.

At no time may a bag be accepted heavier than 32kg, this must either be repacked or be shipped as Cargo.

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

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

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.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Hazyview
South Africa Hazyview
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Perry's Bridge Hollow
Perry's Bridge Hollow

Day 3: Hazyview - Kruger

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.

This afternoon you will 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. The Greater Kruger Area feature some of the largest Private Game Reserves in Africa.  Although in proximity to the Kruger National Park, game drives do not take place within the confines of the National Park grounds. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger Area covers nearly 2 million hectares of land. Today, you will be escorted out into the Private Game Reserves for a few hours before returning to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12-bed camp that lies among the 22,000 hectares of the greater Makalali Conservancy, situated just 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 colors. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours on end. 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 try every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  South Africa Kruger
South Africa Kruger
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp

Day 4: Kruger

Before first light, you will meet up with other guests at the lodge and begin your early morning game drive. Enjoy the tranquility of a stunning 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 will spot some of the resident predators enjoying the spoils from their hunt the night before. You will be out in the Private Game Reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch, you will continue your day with an afternoon game drive in one of the Greater Kruger Area Private Game Reserves. The late afternoon hours are productive times 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 will be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge to refresh before dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Game Viewing - Leopards
Game Viewing - Leopards
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Family of Lions
Family of Lions

Day 5: Kruger

One of the more fruitful opportunities to enjoy game viewing is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day takes effect. The Greater Kruger Area is home to the fastest mammal on earth – the Cheetah. Cheetahs are solitary animals that hunt for food early in the morning, late in the afternoon and even at night under a full moon. After a few hours of early morning game viewing, you will head back to your lodge for breakfast.

The night drives allow you the chance 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 possibilities of seeing a 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 evening drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. Expect to see a wide variety of animals not typically 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
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cheetah
Cheetah
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Lion under the spotlight
Lion under the spotlight

Day 6: Kruger - Hoedspruit - Cape Town

Enjoy a scenic ride aboard your private vehicle transfer from the Greater Kruger Area to your lodge in Hoedspruit. The time can vary between 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the location of your lodge.

Today you'll fly to Cape Town via Johannesburg.

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.

At no time may a bag be accepted heavier than 32kg, this must either be repacked or be shipped as Cargo.

Enjoy a private airport 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 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 Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House

Day 7: 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 7 August.*

Enjoy time at leisure today to relax or 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, winelands, cycling, cultural tours and more.

Or explore the beaches, bays, quays, shops, restaurants and pubs that make Cape Town famous. As the sun sets, draping its golden light across the expansive landscape, you’ll wish your time here never had to end.

Accommodation: Abbey Manor Guest House
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 8: 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 Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Penguins
Penguins

Day 9: Cape Town

Enjoy a private airport transfer between the airport and your hotel. 

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the 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.

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.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  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.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Perry's Bridge Hollow
Perry's Bridge Hollow

Garonga Safari Camp: Kruger

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12-bed camp that lies among the 22,000 hectares of the greater Makalali Conservancy, situated just 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 colors. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and a tempting place to lie and meditate for hours on end. 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 try every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Garonga Safari Camp
Garonga Safari Camp

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 Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House
South Africa Highlights  Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Abbey Manor Guest House
Abbey Manor Guest House

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the 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.
  • 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

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

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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