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ZA01: 9 Days Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Cape Town

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Johannesburg! Your driver guide will meet you at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and transfer you to the hotel 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) away within 30 minutes. Johannesburg is the largest city and also the economic center of South Africa. You can go around and experience the unique culture and cultural landmarks of "the city of gold" in the rest free time.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton (4 stars)

Day 2: Fly to Kruger National Park, Private Panorama Route tour
In the morning, your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for the 1-hour flight to Kruger National Park. An experienced driver guide will greet you after arrival and lead you to start our best South Africa tours with Panorama Route. It is a road with splendid scenery which has connected several cultural and natural scenic spots like God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and the famous Three Rondawels.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rissington Inn (4 stars)

Day 3: Transfer to Kruger National Park, Sunset Safari
We will drive 2 hours to the Safari Lodge in Balule Natural Reserve. At night, the experienced ranger and local tracker will accompany you to enjoy a safari by an open-vehicle. They are very professional and will definitely help you to learn more about wild animals, plants and forests. It is important to find the big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros. Also, you have the chance to see other creatures. Finally, return to the lodge and enjoy the delicious dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge (4 stars)

Day 4: Full Day at Kruger National Park (shared vehicle)
Since the animals often begin their activities very early, we will start today's safari tour immediately after a cup of coffee or tea in the dawn. The ranger and local tracker forms a tight collaborative team whose tracking skills are really admirable. And the car will be close to the animals, so you can have many chances to take photos. After about 3 hour's safari, we will go back to the lodge for a big breakfast.

Afterwards, you can spend a relaxing time at the swimming pool or follow the ranger to enjoy a bush walk. For a true enthusiast for wild animals and plants, nothing is better than the adventure of having close contact with nature by a bush walk. The guide will lead you to go through the pristine Africa jungle and find the plants and animals you are interested in. The game drive tour in the afternoon is similar to that in yesterday.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge (4 stars)

Day 5: Sunrise Safari, Fly to Cape Town, Airport pick-up
After a sunrise game drive, you will be escorted to the airport for the 2.5 hours' flight to Cape Town After arrival, the private driver will transfer you to the hotel to check in. Cape Town is the mother city of South Africa which boasts the endless wonderful scenery of the Atlantic Ocean. The diverse cultures, delicious food, wines and various spectacular scenery are waiting for you to explore.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 6: Cape Town City tour, Table Mountain and Robben Island tour
In today's best South Africa tours, we will have a better understanding of Cape Town through the visit to the places of interest like the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. Then we will stop over at St. George's Cathedral and go to the cultural center Bo-kaap, also called Cape Malay quarter, via lush Company Gardens. Next, go sightseeing the top of the world - Table Mountain which is also named as God's Dinning Table. Reputed as one of the World's Seven Natural wonders, it has been the landmark of the city. If weather permits, we will take the cable car to its peak.

Afterwards, we will proceed to Robben Island by ferry to see the most notorious jail in the past in South Africa. The first black president and the father of the country Nelson Mandela were prisoned there for 18 years. Used to be the political offender or the guard of the jail, the guides there will explain its history from their own perspectives and memories.

Tips: Robben Island requires visitors to provide identifications when purchasing the ticket and boarding the ferry. So you need to take any one of the identification documents like passport, birth certificate, or driving license. The copies are accepted.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 7: Full day private Cape Peninsula tour
Today's best tours of South Africa is to explore Cape Peninsula. We will sail through the Sea Point, Clifton and Camp's Bay to the Hout Bay for the ship to Duiker Island where thousands of seals inhabit. To protect them, tourists can only view on the boat at a distance and are not allowed to disembark on the island. Then go to Cape Point Nature Reserve in the south end of the peninsula. It is the home to various small wild animals and boasts abundant plants, animals and beautiful scenery.

After that, we will take the funicular to the lighthouse on the altitude of 286 meters (938 feet), and then wander to the beach. The next stop is Boulders Beach which nearby Simon's Town is one of the habitats of endangered Africa penguins. Finally, head to the world-famous botanical garden of the country Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens via Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. There are about 7,000 species of plants.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 8: Full day private Winelands tour
South Africa is famous for the rich white, red, mixed and sparkling wines. Today, we will visit the main wine producing places of South Africa: Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. We will stop over along the way. You can not only learn the production and tasting techniques of wines, but also taste the world-class wines.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 9: Departure from Cape Town, Airport see-off
Today, we will escort you to the airport and see you off. Hope you have enjoyed the best tours of South Africa! Bon Voyage.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$3559 $3203$3189 $2870
May-Sep$3279 $2951$2909 $2618
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Johannesburg - Nelspruit / Hoedspruit - Cape Town.
  • Services of a professional English speaking drive-guide and air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Park fees and conservation fees.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of South Africa.
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for drive guide, hotel, lodge.
  • South Africa visa fees.
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