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11 Days South Africa wildlife and Cape Town

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11 Days South Africa wildlife and Cape Town

11 Days South Africa wildlife and Cape Town

South Africa is one of the top wildlife destinations in Africa; the country’s favourable climate supports a wide range of ungulates including Burchell’s zebra, impala, greater kudu, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, warthog, Cape buffalo, giraffe and hippopotamus. There are also black and white rhinoceroses, African elephant, African wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion and spotted hyena, besides wildlife the landscape and the history is extraordinary.

Safari highlights

  • Kruger national park east gate
  • Mluwati concession
  • Cape Town

Detailed Trip itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Johannesburg international airport and transfer to your hotel

On arrival at Johannesburg international airport our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation and overnight.

Day 2: Drive from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

After an early morning breakfast you will start your drive to Kruger national park’s east gate on arrival at Hamilton’s camp you will check in and enjoy the stunning views of the Nwatswitsonto River and offers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular wildlife and bird life sightings.

Day 3: Full day game drives in Kruger national park

 After morning breakfast you will head in to the park for game drive in an open safari vehicle, Kruger national park is one of the premier game-watching destinations in the world. Approximately 145 mammal species occur in the park. It is possible to see all the classical African big game, including elephant, black and white rhino, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, warthog and predators like lions, leopards and many antelope species, in the between the game drives you may return to camp for lunch or you may take packed lunch and spend the entire day game driving in this true wildlife paradise.

Day 4: Drive to Mluwati Concession within Kruger National Park

You will leave Hamilton’s Tented Camp and head to Mluwati Concession; you will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and a wide variety of wildlife, bird life and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, on arrival you will check in to the lodge and relax at the lodge or you may join an evening game drive to search for the abundant wildlife in this game rich area of Kruger national park.

Day 5: Full day game drives in Mluwati concession

The Mluwati Concession is a 10 000-ha private reserve east of Talamati some 40km from Orpen Gate. It has three luxury camps which overlook the beautiful riverine bush of the N’waswitsontso and Mluwati rivers. Game drives may be done only in lodge vehicles. Large herds of grazers are common, which inevitably are followed by an impressive entourage of predators. Game Drives/Safaris here are never without encounters, and you are sure to see lions, zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, elephants and more.

Day 6: Day at Leisure or optional game drives in the park

On this day you will spend the lodge enjoying the great views from the lodge as you will take a great relaxation and spot birds around the lodge premises or you join the lodge morning or evening game drives in search of wildlife and you will pay the lodge directly.

Day 7: Flight from Kruger national park to Cape Town

After morning breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight to Cape Town, This area is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. A rare cultural gem, Beautiful white sandy beaches along the coastline frame the Cape Peninsula; famed for its unique floral kingdom, on arrival at the airport you will be received by our guide and transfer to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 8: Visit to Table Mountains

Table Mountain and the Back Table are home to more than 1470 floral species, many of them endemic to the area. The vegetation is mainly endangered Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos, but you’ll also find critically endangered Peninsula Granite Fynbos, Peninsula Shale Renosterveld, and small sections of Afromontane forest depending on your choice you may choose to explore the mountain by hiking which requires significant level of fitness or by the cableway, which has attracted a whopping 24 million visitors since it first opened in 1929. Significantly revamped in 1997, the cable cars now carry up to 65 passengers per trip. The journey up the mountain takes about five minutes and the cars rotate through 360 degrees during the trip, giving you spectacular views of the mountain below. Cars depart from the lower cable station on Tafelberg Road every 10 to 15 minutes, but you can expect to spend a fair amount of time in the queue during peak season.

Day 9: Visit Cape winelands

After morning breakfast you will visit the Cape Winelands District is very accessible from the city of Cape Town. In fact, the first point of entry to the district, historical Stellenbosch, is a mere 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. The district covers an area of around 24 000 km2 that is mostly made up of agricultural land and indigenous fynbos vegetation (proteas, Erica’s, etc.), and is home to five municipal jurisdictions that include 14 towns. The valleys are protected by majestic mountains, many of which hold ancient rock paintings, and are ideal for climbing and abseiling (for the more adventurous). As one of the world’s most ecologically diverse areas, the Cape Winelands is also rich in fauna with a variety of birds and wild animals such as the shy mountain buck, sometimes seen wandering on trails. There are 1 000 things to do before you taste our award-winning wines, beer, gins, and brandies.

Day 10: Day at Leisure

Today will be a day at leisure at your lodge or you may choose to arrange optional activities through the lodge at your own expenses.

Day 11: Departure

After breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and drive to Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey.

Trip includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Park entrance
  • Game drives as indicated on the itinerary
  • Meals and drinking water
  • Domestic flights
  • Cape Town activities
Trip excludes
  • International flights
  • South African Visa
  • Tips for guides and hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari package

We recommend booking this South African holiday 1 year in advance but last minute Enquiries can be made through our office in South Africa.

Best to travel to South Africa for a vacation

Best time to travel to South Africa in the cooler winter months (May to September), when game-viewing conditions are superb.

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