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Experience the best of South Africa on this 8 day tour. Spot the ‘Big 5’ in a world-renowned private game reserve and appreciate the awe-inspiring sights of the Panorama Route and Cape Peninsula. Savour local cuisine and cherish true hospitality.

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8 days


Johannesburg to Cape Town



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Journey Highlights

Johannesburg Sights

Learn about the history of gold mining, hear stories of apartheid history and understand the triumph of modern Johannesburg while seeing the incredible sights of Johannesburg.

Kruger National Park ‘Big 5’ Game Viewing

Kruger National Park is one of the most popular safari destinations in South Africa. Kruger is home to a high density of wild animals, including the 'Big 5' - lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and the rare leopard.

Panorama Route

Panorama Route, one of the country's most scenic self-drives, explores the Mpumalanga highlands and the northeastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg.

Cape Town Sights

Nowhere else can you experience such a fusion of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes as Cape Town.


On arrival, you are met and transferred to the hotel. After lunch (own account) visit Constitution Hill, before returning to the hotel and enjoy time at leisure before dinner (own account).

  • Overnight at The Capital on Bath or similar
  • Breakfast

After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, visit the Voortrekker Monument which is one of the largest museums in South Africa where you will view the biggest marble frieze in the world. The tour continues to the Union Buildings, where you can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Enjoy lunch en route (own account) to the Lowveld. Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

  • Overnight at Country Boutique Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast and dinner

Wake up early and receive a breakfast pack to enjoy en route to the iconic Kruger National Park for a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. You can look forward to spotting the ‘Big 5’ and a variety of other wildlife and bird species. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience. The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account) and then later, exits at the Paul Kruger Gate to head to the hotel for dinner.

  • Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate
  • Breakfast and dinner

After an early breakfast, head to one of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.

  • Overnight at aha Makalali Main Lodge
  • Breakfast, dinner

Go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then returns to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where you can stop for lunch (own account) and take a short walk through the town (time permitting). Arrive in Johannesburg in time for an early evening flight to Cape Town. You are transferred from Cape Town International Airport to the boutique hotel. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel (own account).

  • Overnight at La Splendida Hotel
  • Breakfast

Enjoy 2 Full Days at Leisure in Cape Town.

Cape Town boasts a smorgasbord of delights, including an impressive mountain range, inviting nightlife, extensive shopping venues, world-class art and cultural events. You will have the opportunity to explore Cape Town and surrounds on your own, or select guided day tours to gain insight from local tour guides whilst experiencing the Cape in the most efficient way with total peace of mind. Be guided on a Cape Point full-day tour (own account) including Cape Point, Boulder’s Beach (entrance fee for own account) and Kirstenbosch Gardens, Winelands full-day tour (own account) or Cape Highlights full-day tour (own account) which includes a visit to Cape Point, a wine tasting and city sights. Or select a My Cape Town flexible private full-day tour (own account) to explore areas further from the city with a limit of 300km (or 9 hours) with a tour guide and private vehicle. Dinner is savoured at a V&A Waterfront restaurant or at the hotel (own account)

  • Overnight at La Splendida Hotel
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the last day of the tour at leisure. You can book Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and enjoy the revolving cable car ride up the mountain (own account and weather permitting). Table Mountain is a unique conservation area and affords its visitors the best views of Cape Town. You will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport.

Price is subject to the rate of exchange fluctuation based on day of full payment.
Availability based at the time of booking.
Travel Insurance highly recommended.

What's Included

  • 3 and 4-star hotels, 5 star private game lodge
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Transfers: 3 airport shared transfers
  • Entrance fees: Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation fees into Kruger National Park and a private game reserve
  • Excursions: Short Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives
  • Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Porterage
  • Visa fees
  • 7 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

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