Classic South Africa
10 Days
South Africa
$
Price Guide

$ = LEAD-IN BUDGET

Typically starts at US$500+ per person, per day of service

$$ = MID-RANGE BUDGET

Typically starts at US$600+ per person, per day of service

$$$ = LUXURY BUDGET

Typically starts at US$750+ per person, per day of service

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wine and dine in the Cape region
  • Definitely see the Big 5
  • Embrace the rich diversity of people and landscapes
  • Great diversity in one trip
  • Perfect for those seeking variety of city and bush

Considered the gateway drug to the safari affliction, South Africa has it all within its bounds: stunning coastlines, diverse landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and prolific wildlife. In that sense, it is the perfect combination trip for those seeking a bit of everything. You will find its colorful people and welcoming culture make for a memorable adventure nearly year-round. Catering to all types – families, honeymooners, single travelers – it is a versatile destination and each stop will be distinct and unique.

The best combination is a visit to Cape Town, a meander through the Cape Winelands, and to Hermanus, and then a grande finale in the bush of Greater Kruger Park. Time-permitting, tack on an extension to Mozambique or South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal coast.

Overview

Day 1

After your arrival to Cape Town, you will be transferred to your accommodation The Clarendon in Bantry Bay where you’ll spend 2 nights. Conveniently located for the beach, restaurants and other Cape Town attractions, this 5* hotel is the perfect spot to start exploring everything the ‘Mother City’ has to offer.

View The Clarendon, Bantry Bay

Day 2 & 3

Spend your day exploring Cape Town.
Your accommodation: The Clarendon, Bantry Bay.

View The Clarendon, Bantry Bay

Day 4 & 5

Take a short 45 min drive from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands area, where you arrive to Babylonstoren. This Farm Hotel is made up of a range of quaint cottages and is set on the expansive, opulent grounds of the celebrated Babylonstoren Estate.

View Babylonstoren

Day 5 & 6

Head back toward the coast and Hermanus area, also known as Cape Town’s ‘Whale Coast’. Approximately 30 minutes outside of the small village Hermanus in a stunning nature reserve setting, you’ll stay a night at Grootbos; a 5* eco-paradise in a unique setting, nestled between the mountains and the ocean.

View Grootbos

Day 7

Drive to George and fly to the unfenced pristine wilderness of Timbavati. This Nature Reserve is bordered by the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Private Reserve, where animals wander freely between the reserves. Next to frequent Big 5 sightings, you will have the opportunity to see a broad spectrum of plant, animal and birdlife. Here you’ll spend two nights at Tanda Tula.

View Tanda Tula

Day 8 & 9

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Timbavati.
Your accommodation: Tanda Tula.

View Tanda Tula

Day 10

Time to head back home! Fly back to Johannesburg where you will connect with your onward flight arrangements. This is where your safari will come to an end – although why not consider adding a few more days of relaxation at Mozambique’s stunning coast or go for even more safari experience at KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

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