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8 DAY CAPE TOWN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

 

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The 8 Day Cape Town Kruger Safaris comes down to the best South Africa has to offer in one tour, therefore this tour should be on everyone’s bucket list. Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international tourism destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

 

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DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Cape town
  • Table Mountain

Guests are met upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport their African Express Tours and Safaris tour guide. From the airport guests will make their way to Cape Town – South Africa’s “Mother City”. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring Table Mountain. A short cable car ride will take guests to the top of the mountain with breath-taking views of the city, Robben Island and the Peninsula.

 

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Day 2: CAPE TOWN
ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflower guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • CHAPMANS PEAK
  • Noordhoek
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape point
  • Simonstown
  • Muizenberg
  • Boulders Beach – African Penguin

Breakfast will be followed by a breath-taking drive, known as the Chapman’s Peak Drive. This drive hugs the near-vertical face of Chapman’s Peak, from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Cut into the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at that time regarded as a major feat of engineering. The road leads to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. In the nature reserve we visit Cape Point, where the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean. On the return journey to Cape Town we visit the towns of Simonstown and Muizenberg, both set along the shores of the Indian Ocean. On our way to Cape Town a visit is also made to Boulders Beach, an attractive secluded haven comprising a tumble of huge round rocks on a sandy shore. The boulders are ideal vantage points to watch the antics of the colony of mainland-based African penguins.

 

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DAY 3: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Hout Bay
  • Boat Cruise
  • Seal island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island

Depart for Hout Bay after breakfast to do a 45-minute boat cruise to Duiker Island to observe thousands of seals playing and feeding. Visit the amazing Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens who only grows indigenous South African plants. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. The afternoon, we visit the world heritage site of Robben Island, the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

 

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DAY 4: CAPE TOWN

ACCOMMODATION:

Bayflowers guest house

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Vergelegen Wine Estate
  • Die Bergkelder Wine Estate
  • Franschhoek
  • French Huguenot Monument
  • Wine Tasting

A 40 minute drive will lead guests to the heart of the Cape Winelands. Guest’s first stop will be at one of the oldest vineyards – Vergelegen. Vergelegen has a rich history dating back to the 16th century. Time will be devoted to explore the estate with some wine tasting. The Franschhoek Valley and the town of Franschhoek will be guests’ next stop. Time will be devoted to exploring the town, visiting the French Huguenot Monument and some wine tasting. Guests will return to their hotel during the late afternoon.

 

THREE RONDAWELS

 

HOEDSPRUIT

Resting at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg, in the beautiful Limpopo Province, the town of Hoedspruit is surrounded by the largest privately-owned conservation area in the world. It is sandwiched between the world-famous Kruger National Park and the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. Hoedspruit serves as a great base from which to explore the surrounding game reserves and natural attractions. This spectacular landscape features towering cliffs shadowing over enormous stretches of bushveld that give way to marula, acacia and mopane woodlands. Within this wilderness paradise, some of Africa’s most captivating wildlife can be spotted.

 

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DAY 5: PHELWANA GAME LODGE
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Bush Walk with a professional ranger
  • Drive to the lodge situated in greater Kruger park
  • WIldlife

Guests will be met and transferred to the Cape Town International Airport for their flight departing for the town of Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport guests will be met by their guide. A 45 Minute drive will bring guests to the Phelwana Safari Lodge situated in the greater Kruger National Park. When entering the reserve guests will make their way slowly to their overnight camp. After check-in and settling in, guests can join the other guests on their first afternoon bush walk in search of African Wildlife.

 

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DAY 6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Full day Kruger National Park Game Drive (Southern Kruger)
  • Lots and Lots of wildlife
  • Big Five

A day in the Kruger National Park starts early morning, after your wakeup call go for a safari in the Kruger National Park. Setting out early improves your chances or seeing more animals. Many animals are most active early morning or late afternoon. The Kruger National Park offers magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hopefully we will see at least one of the “Big Five” today – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Enjoy breakfast at one of the many locations in the Park .We also enjoy lunch in the Park after which we return to the camp for dinner and savor a nightcap around a cozy campfire.

 

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Day 7: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
ACCOMMODATION:

Phelwana Game Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:
  • Manyaleti Private concession Morning Game Drive
  • Lion
  • Buffalo
  • Leopard
  • Rhino
  • Elephant
  • Lots more wildlife
  • Manyaleti Private concession Afternoon Game Drive

We depart on an early morning game drive in Manyeleti which is a private concession in Kruger Park, offering magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hopefully we will see at least one of the Big Five today – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino, before returning to camp for breakfast.The rest of the morning is free for relaxing at camp or beside the swimming pool. Alternatively, you can enjoy a guided walk with a lodge ranger, to study some of the smaller animals, insects and trees of the park.In the afternoon, enjoy another open vehicle safari drive with your ranger. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park (Manyeleti), we hope to see hippos, crocodiles, cheetah, giraffe, kudu, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and a wide variety of other interesting animals.

 

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DAY 8: DEPARTURE

Breakfast will be followed by a slow transfer to a local airport from where a 90minute flight will bring guests to the OR Tambo International Airport after a memorable safari in the Greater Kruger National Park.

 

R43 450 pp sharing

**Africa Express Tours & Safaris receives payment in South African Rand only.

Some of the activities is weather dependant so your daily schedule can change due to the weather
TRANSPORT

All transfers to and from your hotel or lodge will typically be in private air-conditioned vehicles. This is also the case for any transfers to the activities that you will be partaking except for the game drives that will be hosted in an open 4x4 game drive vehicle.

Terms & Conditions

Included:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport as specified on itinerary.

Excluded:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport not specified on itinerary

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:    
  • Cape Winelands
  • Table Mountain
  • Whale Watching boat cruise
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Rout
  • Full day Game Drive in Kruger National Park
  • Morning Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve

 

Extend Your Experience:
  • 3 Day Victoria Falls Safaris
  • 3 Day Garden Route

 

Enrich Your Experience:

    Cape Town

  • Sunset Boat cruise – Table Bay
  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale watching boat cruise (seasonal)
Kruger Park
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Star gazing
  • Visit Jessica the Hippo
  • Morning Safari on day of departure
  • Panorama Route Tour

 

What’s included:
Cape town
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point
  • Chapmans Peak
  • Boulders Beach
  • Seal Island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island Fairy
  • Winelands Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Air Ticket to Hoedspruit airport
  • All entrance fees
Kruger Park
  • Bush walk
  • Full Day Kruger Park Safaris
  • Morning Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Manyaleti Private Game reserve
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • All entrance fees

 

What Is Excluded:
  • Lunch and Dinner will be for your account
  • Additional activities not mentioned
  • Gratuities for guides and porters
  • Personal expenditure