Enjoy a majestic eight-day tour of Cape Town and Kruger Park Safari, two of South Africa’s top highlights. You will take in the beauty of the Cape Peninsula, Winelands, and the city of Cape Town, followed by a great safari experience in the Kruger National Park, where the iconic African wildlife roam free.


  • Enjoy a classic African safari at Kruger National Park
  • Relax at some of South Africa's best hotels and safari lodges
  • Explore Cape Town, Table Mountain, and Robben Island
  • Take a tour through the famous Cape Winelands

Brief itinerary

Day Activity Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town Winchester Mansions, Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Peninsula Tour Winchester Mansions, Cape Town
Day 3 Robben Island Tour & Table Mountain Tour Winchester Mansions, Cape Town
Day 4 Cape Winelands Tour Franschhoek Country House
Day 5 Transfer to Kruger National Park Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Day 6 Safari Tour Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Day 7 Safari Tour Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Day 8 Depart  
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town

Winchester Mansions
Winchester Mansions (© Howard Spencer-Wilson)

On arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by your driver guide and be transferred to the Winchester Mansions at the Sea Point, facing the Atlantic Ocean and with the backdrop of the mountain, capturing the beauty of the area. Here you will spend three nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Cape Town is blessed with several attractions. With its harbor, beaches, vineyards, diverse flora and fauna, and mountainous surroundings, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit here.

Winchester Mansions is located on the Sea Point Promenade overlooking the Atlantic coastline. This hotel is the picture of elegance and luxury. Guests can unwind in style with spacious rooms and suites, all of which boast fabulous views of the sea, the mountains, or the hotel’s beautiful courtyard, built in the style of an Italian piazza. The Winchester Mansions feature a heated pool, a sundeck, and a renowned onsite restaurant offering excellent South African cuisine with a classic European twist.

Day 2: Cape Town Peninsula Tour

Cape Town
Cape Town

After breakfast, you will be taken on your full-day Cape Peninsula Tour, including a deluxe lunch and entry fees. The Cape Peninsula is a rocky peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean at the southwestern extremity of the African continent. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are at the southern end of the peninsula. On the northern end is Table Mountain, overlooking Cape Town.

The peninsula is 32 miles (52 km). long, and offers a spectacular combination of beaches and mountains, with wonderful areas, towns, and harbors. Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is ideal for families as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents and large waves. Enjoy the penguins, but don't touch or feed them as they will nip the odd finger or nose if feeling threatened.

The small fishing village of Hout Bay has a lovely family beach, including the World of Birds, a township tour to the vibrant Imizamo Yethu, arts and crafts, boat rides out to Seal Island, and some great, casual restaurants where you can relax.

On the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcase the Cape’s rich flora. The unique fynbos vegetation is all over, and those who get an appetite while exploring the garden can visit the restaurant or tearoom. In summer, Sunday music concerts provide sunset entertainment, and Kirstenbosch is rated the seventh-best of its kind in the world!

Day 3: Robben Island & Table Mountain Tours

South Africa, Robben Island - Banner on the wall at the dock on Robben Island. Home to where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned.j
Banner on Robben Island, home to where Nelson Mandela was famously imprisoned

This morning you will be taken on a half-day Robben Island Tour, followed by a great deluxe lunch, and continue on your private guided half-day Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour. Table Mountain is one of Cape Town's most prominent tourist attractions. It forms part of the National Park and sees many visitors using the cableway or one of the hiking paths to the top of the mountain. It is a flat-topped mountain with spectacular views of Cape Town City. A visit to Table Mountain is a must-do when you visit Cape Town.

Robben Island is South Africa's icon of struggle but also of hope and freedom. This is where Nelson Mandela spent was imprisoned. The island is now a World Heritage Site and has a museum that offers tours daily. The island is a quick ferry hop away and departs from the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The tour on the island is led by a former political prisoner who was a prisoner on Robben Island.

Day 4: Cape Winelands Tour

Franschhoek Country House
Franschhoek Country House (© Howard Spencer-Wilson)

This morning you will enjoy your breakfast before checking out.  You will then be taken on your full-day Cape Winelands Tour, which includes a deluxe lunch. In the afternoon, you will check in at the Franschhoek Country House, spending one night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Situated in the Cape Winelands, Franschhoek is a wonderful retreat to the country and is also one of South Africa's oldest towns. The name Franschhoek means "French Corner" and was founded by a group of French Huguenots. Franschhoek offered a secluded hideout for these French Huguenots who were fleeing from Europe. The heritage of Franschhoek can be seen at the Huguenot Memorial Museum.

The area is fertile and offers many world-class wine estates and a wide range of wines as well as restaurants. There are quaint shops and boutiques to be found in town, and guests can enjoy the Cape Dutch architecture of the area that has been well preserved to keep the look and feel created by the original settlers. Franschhoek is close enough to Cape Town to allow for day trips as well as trips to other areas of the Winelands, including Stellenbosch and Paarl.

The Franschhoek Country House is an exclusive boutique hotel and can be found on the outskirts of Franschhoek. This manor house is a former perfumery from the 1890s that has been lovingly restored. There is a world-class restaurant on site. Franschhoek Country House also offers two pools, villa suites, and 26 luxury rooms. Most of the luxury rooms have a patio or a private balcony with views of the mountains and vineyards. The villa suites offer luxurious accommodation with air-conditioning, two balconies, a fireplace, and more luxury amenities.

Day 5: Transfer to Kruger National Park

Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge (© Howard Spencer-Wilson)

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Cape Town International Airport, where you will board your flight to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect with your flight to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit.  

On arrival in Nelspruit, you will be met and transferred to the famous Kruger National Park, known for the Big Five and its beauty in bush and veld! Here you will spend the next three nights on a fully inclusive basis at the Lukimbi Safari Lodge. This will include all meals, teas, coffees & high tea, twice-daily game viewing activities, and safari walks.

The Kruger National Park offers a range of diverse ecosystems which correspond with a wide array of animals, birds, and plant life. This is one of the world's biggest and most diverse game reserves, at more than two million hectares. This will be your classic African safari adventure. The Lukimbi Safari Lodge can be found in the southern part of the Kruger National Park. This luxury safari lodge offers Big Five game viewing inside the park, where you can enjoy a wide range of habitats and wildlife.

Day 6 & 7: Safari Tour

Safari Tour (photo courtesy of Howard Spencer-Wilson)

Today is spent on safari in the Kruger National Park. Explore one of South Africa's most famous and diverse safari destinations with exciting game viewing activities at your luxury lodge. Enjoy open vehicle safaris in the early morning and afternoon with a great safari walk in between, getting to know the tracks of the animals roaming in this place!

Day 8: Depart

South Africa, Johannesburg - Johannesburg city skyline
Johannesburg skyline

You will be transferred after breakfast back to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will board your flight back to the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.  On arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect with your afternoon outbound flight back home.

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