Best of South Africa
Cape Town & Kruger Area
10 Day/9 Night Safari
The Mother City & unsurpassed Wildlife viewing
Today, South Africa is coming into its well deserved own as a holiday destination. Nowhere else in Africa can you experience the wide variety of activities available, as in this forward-looking country!
From the sophistication of the Mother City to shopping at roadside craft stalls, experiencing local culture, driving through spectacular scenery and of course incredible game viewing in renowned Game Reserves – South Africa offers a whole world of adventure in a single itinerary!
This Best of South Africa itinerary provides a wide-ranging introduction to a travel destination less familiar to travellers than it deserves to be.
Your overseas flight takes you directly to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Here you will connect to Cape Town airport where you will be met by your Mafigeni Safari guide and depart on your exciting adventure.
Visit the world renowned V&A Waterfront, Cape Winelands, Kruger National Park, Tribal Villages to gain insight into the local culture, Wildlife centres where you can get up close and personal with our animal species, bargain for curios en-route and take a walk in the wilds for a personal Bushveld experience.
Besides scenery and wildlife viewing, this unique itinerary also spotlights the history and diverse cultures that give South Africa its distinctive flavour.
Superb dining, Gold Rush outposts, tropical vegetation, Wild African Animals in abundance – they’re all part of this comprehensive itinerary.
Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:
Cape Town: Boat trip to Robben Island * Seal Island Tour Great White Shark Cage Diving * Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden * Groote Schuur Heart Transplant Museum * Fort Tour Deep Sea Fishing * Whale Watching * Two Oceans Aquarium * Surfing Diamond Tour * Parasailing * Abseiling * Spa
Kruger Area: Nature walk with lion/cheetah * Hot Air Ballooning over nature reserve * Bird Watching * Walking safari in Big 5 area * Tracking Rhino * Microlight flight over nature reserve * Canopy Tour (Zipline) * Sekororo Traditional Dancers * Helicopter flight into Canyon * Wellness therapy in the bush * White-water Rafting (seasonal) * Quad Biking * Golf * Elephant Back Safari * Spa *Game viewing on Horseback * Kloofing * Abseiling * Fishing
Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg, clear customs and connect to Cape Town. Your safari guide will meet you after the baggage claim area and transfer you to the guest house/hotel. Overnight Cape Town.
Explore the Cape Peninsula, which includes the historic Bo-Kaap, Penguins at Boulders beach & the tempestuous Cape Point. No visit to the Cape would be complete without a drive along the spectacular Chapman’s Day 2: Peak , as you head back to your hotel. Weather permitting, enjoy a trip up Table mountain (additional cost to guest). Overnight Cape Town.
Today enjoy the scenic wine route to Day 3: Franschoek via Stellenbosch. Enjoy wine tastings, watch the theatrical Duck Parade, be creative as you master the art of blending your own signature Wine, Olive Oil, Tea or Coffee and savour the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Cape Vineyards. This is a spectacular day in the Winelands! Overnight Cape Town.
Day 4: Transfer to Cape Town airport and fly to Hoedspruit. Transfer to the Mafigeni Safari Lodge. Afternoon at leisure or enjoy a guided game walk/drive/ride on this private reserve.
Your first day in the Lowveld! This morning Day 5: participate in an African Wildlife orientation tour at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, followed by a tranquil cruise on the Swadini dam to view one of only 5 Tufa waterfalls in the world. Overnight at Mafigeni.
Day 6: Get your binoculars and camera ready! Travel to Kruger Park and enjoy a full day of superb game viewing in the Park. This evening option of accompanying a Park Ranger on a Sunset Drive in the Park (additional cost to guest). Overnight in Kruger National Park.
Day 7: Another magnificent day of game viewing in the Park, as you make your way out of the park just before dark. Overnight at Mafigeni.
This morning, you will enjoy a nature walk in a Big 5 private reserve accompanied by Day 8: cheetah. After the nature walk, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, before heading to Nyani Tribal Village for an insight on local cultural. Overnight at Mafigeni.
Day 9: After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive along the Blyde River Canyon and view the Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Graskop and various waterfalls as you wind your way along the 3rd largest canyon in the world. Overnight Mafigeni.
Day 10: Sadly, you have reached the end of your safari. Transfer to the Hoedspruit airport and connect to Johannesburg before boarding your International flight back to the USA.
All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis.
A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.
Accommodation Grading and Description:
Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)
Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4-star accommodation)
Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5-star accommodation)
Safari Price Includes:
Accommodation during safari
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Services of English speaking guide
Bottled water in safari vehicle
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Drinks (local beer, local wine and sodas)
Laundry services at Mafigeni Lodge
Airport transfers as per itinerary airports
Services of travel agent for airline reservations
Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary
Government tax of 15%
Safari Price Excludes:
Accommodation prior & post safari period
Optional extra activities added to
Additional vehicle hire during safari
French, German, Spanish guide/translator
Top shelf drinks not included
Visas for countries that require entry visas
Medical & Travel insurance
All airfares required for the safari
Equipment hire on safari
Personal item purchases
Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)