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South African Programs

Cape Town 4n, Kruger National Park 2n, Mpumalanga 1n, Johannesburg 1n

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town where you’ll be met by your guide in the airport after you pass through customs and collect your luggage.

After the transfer to your hotel for check in, you can relax or walk around the beautiful Mother City.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Half-day city tour

On this tour you’ll get to see and experience the highlights of Cape Town – the center of town, where you can walk through Company’s Garden and visit the Castle of Good Hope, pass parliament and City Hall and visit Bo-Kaap, the colourful Malay Quarter. Weather permitting, you end the excursion with a highlight – a trip up Table Mountain.

Return to your hotel after lunchtime and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day Peninsula tour

Travel through the picturesque harbour of Hout Bay along beautiful mountainous roads towards the The Cape of Good Hope. A state-of-the-art funicular takes you up to the highest observation point. Following lunch, you proceed to Boulders beach, home to thousands of penguins. The tour also includes a cruise around Seal Island.

Return to your hotel after lunchtime and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day Winelands tour

A tour of the beautiful Winelands region of the Western Cape includes a visit to the historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, where you’ll learn about the history of the area and of winemaking in South Africa. You’ll also visit a number of farms where you’ll get to taste South Africa’s incredible wines.

Return to your hotel after lunchtime and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check out and transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Mpumalanga.

After arrival at KMIA, you’ll be transferred to your Lodge at Kruger National Park.

Time permitting, you’ll be able to enjoy a late-afternoon game drive followed by dinner.

Day 6

Typical day at a Safari Lodge (times may vary depending on season and sightings)

05:00 – Wake up for an early start.

05:30 – Meet your ranger tea and coffee before heading out on safari, typically on open 4X4 safari vehicles.

09:30 – Return from the game drive for breakfast.

13:00 – Lunch.

16:00 – Meet your ranger for afternoon tea before heading out for an evening game drive including a stop for a sundowner.

19:00 – Return to the lodge to freshen up before dinner.

20:00 – Dinner.

Day 7

After a morning safari and breakfast, you’ll depart on the Panorama Route Tour.

Drive through the picturesque mountainous regions of Mpumalanga, stopping en-route to witness the beautiful sights of God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, as well as numerous waterfalls. You’ll also pas through the Pilgrim’s Rest, a historical mining Town where you’ll get the opportunity to wander around and learn about the history of Gold in the area.

Arrive at your hotel for check in and dinner.

Day 8

After breakfast you’ll be transferred to KMIA for your flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival you’ll be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel via a City Tour of Johannesburg.

Pass through downtown Johannesburg where you can learn about the city’s rich history built of the discovery of Gold in the area. Then drive through the old affluent suburb of Houghton, past the former residence of Nelson Mandela before heading to Sandton – Johannesburg’s new financial district and business centre. You can opt to have lunch at one of the many restaurants in Nelson Mandela square, overlooking the famous statue that gave the square its name. The tour ends with a visit to the Montecasino leisure complex.

Day 9

After breakfast you’ll have some time for shopping and relaxation or, if time permits, a tour to the Lion Park.

Only a short drive from Johannesburg you can take a safari drive through a wilderness reserve where you can see numerous herbivore species, as well as predator enclosures housing Lions and Cheetahs. Animal interactions are also available, include petting lion cubs and feeding a giraffe!

Afterwards you’ll be transferred to OR Tambo International Airport to await your flight home.