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Cape & Kruger Explorer

South Africa in 10 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of South Africa, including wildlife spotting in Kruger and the chance to explore Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Trip Highlights

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    Blyde River Canyon
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    Cape Town
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    Johannesburg
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    Kruger National Park
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    Pretoria

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 340

  4. Add up to 4 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 8 Nights

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Day 2 to 3

Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport

Location

Johannesburg

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo

Itinerary

Land in Johannesburg and admire its mixture of both historic and ultra-modern architecture. Get to know the wild side of South Africa as you embark on game drives in the Kruger National Park. Fall in love with Cape Town, explore the Cape of Good Hope and discover the beauty of the Cape Peninsula on an unforgettable journey through the most iconic destinations of this diverse nation.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrival at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight * to Johannesburg. Night on board.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomic). 

2nd Day: Johannesburg
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Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and it's diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries. The city is a real cultural hub and it a great place to catch live music performances and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court O.R. Tambo I... or similar

1071 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Adventure Package of 3 Excursions

Challenging

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Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions

Light

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3rd Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer by road to Mpumalanga. You're headed for Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa. Along the way, see some of the most iconic sights of the Panorama Route such as Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included). You'll fall in love with the natural beauty of South Africa's landscapes! * Arrive and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Dinner and overnight.

Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

included
Blyde River Canyon Highlights

Moderate

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4th Day: Kruger National Park
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Enjoy a Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park. Begin the day early on safari in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserves with breakfast on the go. The game viewing area is known as the 'Southern Circle' and is renowned for its rhinos and lions. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park and discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world's largest game reserves. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, warm and rainproof jackets, sunhat and protection and cameras to capture the beautiful wildlife. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Light

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5th Day: Kruger National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and the White River. We recommend an optional day trip to Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich eco-systems.* Dinner and overnight.

* Optional Kruger National Park Day Trip: Set off to the wilds of Kruger for your chance to spot the famous Big Five. Enjoy a slow drive through the national park, home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions. An unforgettable day in the wilds of Southern Africa. Packed lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Light

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6th Day: Kruger - Johannesburg - Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government.* Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, known as the 'Mother City', and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

included
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Moderate

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7th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the ticket hop on hop off tour in Cape Town. South Africa's capital combines cosmopolitanism, culture, architecture, and the best of nature. With the hop-on and hop-off ticket, you will be able to do over 30 stops to enjoy some of the most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain where you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Africa's landscapes.* Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Please note: the Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for maintenance from the 24th of July until the 6th of August 2023. If your trip coincides with these dates, you will enjoy an included Sunset Cruise instead and your included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets will still enable you to visit the lower station of the cableway if you wish. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Light

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8th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Cape Winelands excursion, especially if you're a wine lover as this region is known for its award-winning whites and reds.* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Optional Full-Day Wine Route Excursion with Wine Tasting: Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch for delicious wine tasting and a cellar tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Light

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9th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Full-Day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Optional Full-Day Cape Peninsula Excursion: Enjoy the delights of the Cape Peninsula including Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and see the local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the Penguin Colony and Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

Moderate

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10th Day: Cape Town - Night on board
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Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Blyde River Canyon Highlights

Included activity for day 3 in Blyde River Canyon

On the way to Kruger, enjoy the most captivating natural sights of the Blyde River Canyon such as the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included).

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Inside of the park, there is a rest area with restaurants.

Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Included activity for day 4 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day 4x4 game drive in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve. This is your opportunity to see the "Big Five" in-person!

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Included activity for day 6 in Pretoria

Stop at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of South African government.

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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The cable car ticket can be used from 13h, and if it is not possible to use the first day, it is possible to use it the next days.

Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Included activity for day 7 in Cape Town

Enjoy the a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour ticket to discover most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway up to Table Mountain for unforgettable views across the city and beyond.

Duration 09:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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You can only choose one of the two optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomy). The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 2

This package includes a Cape Winelands Excursion (day 7), a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice), a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour (day 8) and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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You can only choose one of the two optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomy). The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Adventure Package of 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 2

Experience unforgettable wildlife and landscapes with this package. It includes a full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (day 4), Shark Cage Diving experience (day 7) and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion from Cape Town (day 8).

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Optional
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Clients to remain inside the safari vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by the ranger.

Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Suggested activity for day 5 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day safari in South Africa's most famous game reserve. Take your chance to observe local wildlife in their native habitat.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional

Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Suggested activity for day 8 in Cape Town

Experience the delicious taste of Stellencosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines as you sip them paired with a delectable variety of cheeses to complement before embarking on a cellar your of another wine estate.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Johannesburg, Cape Town - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flights: Johannesburg - Cape Town. *
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  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels. **
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  • 8 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
  • Safari in Kruger National Park with an English-speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** White River: Family rooms are available only in the Karula Hotel in White River. 

Please note: This is not a fully guided tour. You will be accompanied by a guide during the Kruger National Park safari only and during any optional excursions if you choose to take them.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

* Please note: this optional package requires a minimum of 4 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip. 

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.*

* Please note: Children are not allowed to do the Adventure package.

Please Note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
* You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum validity of six months from date of entry and two blank consecutive pages. Check the special requirements for travelling with children in South Africa: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    South African Rand

  • Language

    Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa.

  • Electricity

    230 V 50 Hz

  • Health

    Vaccinations against Tetanus and Hepatitis are recommended. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    GMT+ 02:00

  • Other useful information

    South Africa is known as the

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice 

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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