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South Africa Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. The park spans over the two provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Its known for the high density of wild animals including the Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

The park’s landscape is home to a number of rivers notably; Limpopo in the north and the Crocodile in the south which act as barriers while others wind through the park. A vast network of paths and wilderness trails allow visitors to explore by self-drive. This comprehensive journey with South Africa highlights, including Kruger National Park, Botswana and Victoria Falls is one of our favourite itineraries. You will experience fascinating cultural touring, stunning landscapes and luxury safaris in two of the best game-viewing destinations in the world.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 13-DAY SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER NATIONAL PARK…
And, experience Cape Winelands, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls.
 

What We Love
  • Enjoy personalised wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards
  • Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the most spectacular waterfalls in the world
  • Take game drives at two separate game reserves renowned for their wildlife.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout South Africa. 

South Africa Kruger National Park Cape Winelands, Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Okavango Delta
(13 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 01 – Arrive Cape Town
Cape Winelands Arrive in Cape Town, where you will be met by your private guide for the transfer to the Cape Winelands. Spend two nights at a luxurious retreat in Franschhoek with private touring in the region, including personalized wine tastings at some of South Africa's premier vineyards and a visit to the charming town of Stellenbosch. There will be ample time to explore the town, browse high-end artisan boutiques and indulge in some of the country's most acclaimed gourmet restaurants.
Overnight La Residence (D)

Day 02 – Explore
Cape Winelands Your full day excursion takes in the tranquillity and beauty of the Cape Winelands. Spend some time exploring Franschhoek on foot - a host of shops and galleries line the Main Street, providing a wonderful choice of antiques, a world class collection of artworks and interesting bric-a-brac to browse through. After a picnic lunch (own account) at a well-known wine estate, we travel to Stellenbosch and onto Spier Wine Estate.
Overnight La Residence (B, L, D)

Day 03 – Tour
Cape Town Private transfer to Cape Town for two nights, with touring en route and afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel. Enroute, visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and ride the funicular to the viewpoint of the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. From Cape Point, travel to the naval town of Simonstown for lunch (not included) at Seaforth, and then visit Boulders Beach to see resident African Penguins. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 04 – Tour
Cape Town Cape Town or The Mother City, as its warmly known – is recognized as one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful cities, and for visitors, there’s no finer place to examine the exquisite lay of the land than from the cable car as you travel right up to the very top of aptly-named Table Mountain. The views from on high are breathtaking.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 05 – Safari
Sabi Sand or Singita Private transfer and scheduled flight to the Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park for a three-night luxury safari. Stay at an ultra-luxurious safari lodge and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks during your stay.
Overnight Singita Lodge of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 06 – Safari
Sabi Sand or Singita Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris. Sabi Sand Reserve or Singita's private concession in Kruger National Park is renowned for their diverse wildlife—including the Big Five.
Overnight Singita Lodge of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 07 – Safari
Sabi Sand or Singita Continue twice-daily game drives, with option for a walking safari. There will also be time to indulge in spa treatments and enjoy elaborate gourmet meals paired with South Africa's best wines. Return to Johannesburg, where you will be assisted to your international flight.
Overnight Singita Lodge of your choice (B, L, D)

Day 08 – Transfer
Victoria Falls Transfer and scheduled flight to Livingstone for two nights at Victoria Falls. Private sundowner cruise
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 09 – Tour
Victoria Falls Private walking tour of the falls, elephant-back safari and helicopter flight over on of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Enjoy a private sundowner cruise, a private walking tour of the falls, a scenic helicopter ride over the falls, and an elephant-back safari. Other activities can be arranged as per your interests, such as kayaking on the Zambezi River or a visit to a Mukuni village.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 10 – Transfer Botswana
Okavango Delta Private transfer and scheduled flight to Botswana for three-night safari at the Okavango Delta
Vumbura Plains (B, L, D)

Day 11 & 12 – Safari
Okavango Delta Games drives and water activities, including twice-daily outings on mokoro or motorboat safaris.
Vumbura Plains (B, L, D)

Day 13 – Airport Transfer
Depart Johannesburg Private transfer and scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Connection assistance to onward flight (B)

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199
     

Getting There Johannesburg with its O.R. Tambo International Airport is the air transport hub of Southern Africa and is linked to the rest of the world by major airlines. Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination. There is a good network of internal flights.

Travelling around South Africa is mostly by car and a good range of car rental companies are available. The road system is amongst the best in Africa. However, travelling off the beaten track to the national parks is virtually impossible by public transport. This is mostly organised by local tour operators.

When to go The best time to visit Kruger and most wildlife parks in South Africa is from May to September. This is the dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. The climate of South Africa is generally mild throughout the country with warm, sunny days and cool nights. There's really not a bad time to visit, but winter is a good time (especially October) if you are going for a safari – grass is short, and the animals tend to gather around watering holes.

In winter, due to altitude, temperatures drop to the freezing point, and in places even lower. Snow is a possibility June-August in the mountain areas. It generally rains in the afternoon during the summer (November-February) everywhere in the country except in the Cape Province, where it rains during the winter.