South Africa

Kruger National Park to Cape Town: A Tour of South Africa

From safari’s, whale watching and wine to history and iconic national parks; this small-group, ten-day tour will take you face to face with the magnificent Big 5 while revealing the true beauty of South Africa. Enjoy nine nights of hand-picked accommodation, daily breakfasts, select meals, return airport transfers, as well as an included flight from Kruger to Cape Town, a full-day safari in a 4x4, winery tour & tastings, local expert guides, private transport throughout and much more.

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Embark on an adventure through the natural beauty of South Africa. From Kruger National Park to Cape Town, deluxe accommodation has been hand-picked in prime locations to make your adventure the very best. Get up close and personal with South Africa’s animal kingdom on a full-day safari tour in Kruger National Park and take a hands-on cooking class led by a member of the local Cape Malay community in Cape Town. Explore Cape Town and take an aerial cableway to the top of the iconic Table Mountain, where you’ll experience the wonderous beauty of South Africa’s capital city.

What You’ll Love...

The Location – Enjoy hand-picked accommodation in prime locations

Our tour creators have hand-picked deluxe accommodation in the very best locations, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the best South Africa has to offer.

Spend three nights at Muluwa Lodge, ideally situated on the edge of Kruger National Park – one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The view of the valleys and mountains, the enchanting sunrises and African sunsets and the variety of game species that graze nearby, create a serene ambience that makes the lodge a truly spectacular experience.

Enjoy three nights at the classy Cape Milner Hotel – a sophisticated Cape Town hotel set against the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain. Here, you’ll be a stone’s throw from the cultural hub of Cape Town featuring museums, aquariums, shopping strips and dining districts all within walking distance.

Spend two nights at Whale Rock Lodge in magical Hermanus, Western Cape. Wake up in a quaint and picturesque coastal village that is an iconic on-land whale watching destination where many come to spot marine life off the coast. The sapphire waters, stunning beaches, dramatic cliffs and unique grottos only makes the village of Hermanus that much more special.

The Wildlife – Get adventurous on a full-day safari in a 4x4 in one of Africa’s largest game reserves

Spend a full day exploring Kruger National Park on a game drive tour led by an expert local guide who will share personal stories and help you spot these animals in their habitat. You’ll makes various stops throughout the full-day safari in hopes of spotting the high-density of wild animals that reside in the iconic national park.

Visit the popular Boulder’s Beach Nature Reserve from Cape Town, a crystal-clear beach made up of gorgeous granite inlets and home to thousands of young African penguins.

Take a guided walk through the famous Cape of Good Hope – the most South-Western point of the African continent where the Indian and Atlantic Ocean meet – and explore the 7,680-hectare nature reserve that sits on a serrated headland and is home to ostriches, wildebeest, baboons and more.

Stay in the quaint town of Hermanus and embark on a different kind of safari: a marine safari! This cruise to Dyer Island will give you the opportunity to hopefully spot some Southern right or Bryde whales, great white sharks, cape fur seals, dolphins and more!

Tour Extension - Aquila Game Reserve

Experience the Aquila Private Game Reserve on this two-night tour extension that’ll take you back for more encounters with South Africa's Big 5. Stay in deluxe accommodation, enjoy all-inclusive meals and embark on three more game drives with local guides.

In your free time, indulge in one of the many body treatments at the on-site Aquila spa. Follow this with a dip in the 35-meter Aquila infinity pool and then relax under the warm African sun.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights of hand-picked accommodation, including three nights at Muluwa Lodge at the edge of Kruger National Park, three nights at The Cape Milner Hotel with Table Mountain as your backdrop and two nights at Whale Rock Lodge in the majestic town of Hermanus
  • Return airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Four dinners
  • One lunch
  • A full-day safari tour in a 4x4 with local expert guides in Kruger National Park
  • A marine safari cruise to Dyer Island
  • Included flight from Kruger to Cape Town
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and learn the treasured recipes of the Cape Malay locals
  • A Cape Winelands tour with wine tastings at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch
  • Local guide and private transport throughout
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

The ’7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for select departure dates below:

Low Season:

02 June 2018 SOLD OUT

13 August 2018

High Season:

17 October 2018

01 December 2018 SOLD OUT

07 January 2019

02 March 2019

International flights are not included and need to be purchased separately.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers must purchase the single traveller option and will get their own room throughout the tour.

Maximum tour capacity is 20 people, minimum tour capacity is four people.

All prices mentioned in this package are for AUD$ unless otherwise specified.

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates of purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a basic level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Tour includes accommodation in an entry-level room at the following hotels:

One night – Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank

Three nights – Muluwa Lodge

Three nights – The Cape Milner Hotel

Two nights – Whale Rock Lodge

Tour Extension

Two nights – Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari & Spa

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Please note, connecting rooms are not available.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. we accept no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. we accept no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this tour package.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

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Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. After arriving at the airport, you'll be met by a local representative before being transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is at your leisure.

At 6pm you will have a welcome meeting with your leader in the reception area of the hotel.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rosebank


Today you’ll head to Kruger National Park where you’ll stop at the Blyde River Canyon on the way. You’ll enjoy a stop at the picturesque God’s Window; an amazing viewpoint at the southern end of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve with vistas of lush greenery and verdant cliffs plunging hundreds of metres down into the valley. This is the third largest canyon in the world with many claiming it to be reminiscent of the Garden of Eden.

Then you’ll continue to Muluwa Lodge, your accommodation for the next three nights. On arrival at the lodge, freshen up before settling down to dinner.

Our total drive time today is appx. 7 hours.

Accommodation: Muluwa Lodge

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Today is an early start as you head into Kruger National Park for a full day 4x4 Safari.

Upon entry you’ll find yourself in prime game viewing territory, perched to catch a glimpse of the ‘Big Five’. Stop and enjoy a continental breakfast at one of the gorgeous picnic spots within in the park, fueling you for the full day of game viewing ahead.

You’ll continue through the park, stopping off at various points and waterholes to observe the incredible animals going about their daily life. One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including significant populations of all the members of the ‘Big Five’ – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino. The endangered African wild dog, herbivores like hippo, zebra, giraffe and numerous different types of antelope also enjoy the park’s rich mosaic of habitats – which includes savanna, mixed acacia woodland, rocky hills and mopane woodland.

Return to the lodge in the late afternoon and enjoy an evening of relaxation at your leisure.

Accommodation: Muluwa Lodge

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Today is a free day. Spend the day relaxing at the lodge or take part in the various optional activities on offer, including another full day game drive in Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Muluwa Lodge

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Today you’ll be transferred to Kruger International Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you will be transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your own leisure, consider venturing to the V&A waterfront area for a variety of restaurants, craft beer or even to take a walk and enjoy Cape Town’s working harbour.

If Robben Island was on your list, today is the day to see it. The UNESCO World Heritage Site that has the Dutch name for “seal island” and houses the prison that once held Nelson Mandela can be reached by ferry and is the perfect way to spend your afternoon. There are multiple ferry’s that depart daily with pre-booking being essential. Your tour leader can help you arrange this. (Weather dependent)

Accommodation: Cape Milner or similar

Meals: Breakfast


This morning your local guide will take you on a city orientation tour which includes a visit to the museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the Malay / Muslim quarters. You will drive through the city centre, see the houses of parliament and visit the company gardens created by the first European settlers of the region.

Begin with a walking tour of the historic, heritage-protected area and see the cobbled streets, colourful Georgian homes, community corner stores and several mosques dating from 1795 to 1958. Then, visit a Community Empowerment Project, the popular local Spice (Masala) shop and the Bo-Kaap Museum.

Then, visit one of the country’s oldest established communities, known as the ‘Cape Malays’, who were a group of talented and productive people deployed to build the Cape Colony. You’ll learn about a community who was confined to an area on the slopes of Signal Hill called the Bo-Kaap, or Cape Malay area.

End the tour by joining a local resident for an exciting, hands-on cooking class in her home. Participate in preparing and cooking samosas, Rooti (flat bread) and chicken or veg curry-in the kitchen and enjoy it all for lunch afterwards.

In the afternoon, you will visit the iconic, flat-top Table Mountain that overlooks the city of Cape Town. You will travel by aerial cableway which boasts amazing views over the city as you summit. There will be time to explore once you reach the top. (Weather dependent)

Tonight, your evening is at leisure.

Accommodation: Cape Milner or similar

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


After breakfast we head down the Cape Peninsula. We stop at the former Royal Navy base at Simonstown and take time to visit the famous resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

The highlight of the day is our visit to the famed Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which covers an area of 7680 hectares. The reserve is home to eland, bontebok, grysbok, springbok, wildebeest, baboon and ostrich. See rugged cliffs, unspoilt beaches, shipwrecks and beautiful flora as you’ll explore the reserve on a two-hour walk. First, you’ll head to the old lighthouse for the panoramic views, before following the pathway to the new lighthouse which offers even more spectacular views of the surrounding cliffs. Then, you’ll visit the Cape of Good Hope and the iconic board showing the most Southern Western point of the African continent where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic. You’ll follow the Atlantic Seaboard back to Cape Town via Chapman's Peak drive (weather dependant) and past the areas of Hout Bay, Llandudno and Camps Bay before returning to Cape Town.

Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Accommodation: Cape Milner or similar

Meals: Breakfast


Today you’ll venture out and explore the Cape Winelands. Stop at Vergenoegd, a unique wine estate in Stellenbosch. Here, you’ll get to meet the waddling workforce of runner ducks used to assist in the control of the snail and pest population in the vineyards. This is a practice the estate has been refining since 1984.

The area boasts a remarkable terroir and climate, with a high quality of soil that is optimal for producing distinct classic wines that have earned consistently good ratings. Enjoy some tastings after your winery tour as you take in the beautiful surroundings.

The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Accommodation: Whale Rock Lodge or similar

Meals: Breakfast


Today you’ll have an early start and head out on the Dyer Island Cruise. Dyer Island is where you will experience an amazing 'Marine Safari' where you’ll have the chance to spot beautiful marine wildlife such as; Southern Right and Bryde whales, Great White sharks, Cape Fur seals, dolphins, endangered African penguins and a large range of seabirds. Coffee, tea and muffins will be served before embarking on your boat adventure. Enjoy a warm bowl of soup upon your return.

Following the cruise, you can head back to Hermanus for some lunch and free time in the town.

Tonight, you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour group.

Accommodation: **Whale Rock Lodge** or similar

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Your tour ends today with a transfer to Cape Town International airport for your onward journey home.

Meals: Breakfast



After breakfast this morning you’ll be transferred to Aquila Private Reserve (approximately 2.5-hour drive). On arrival, you’ll enjoy lunch and some leisure time before your Afternoon game drive with your local expert guide who will help you to spot the Big 5, springbok, Cape porcupine, chacma Baboon and much more. Then, you’ll be taken back to the lodge to freshen up before dinner.

Accommodation: Aquila Private Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Today, you’ll wake up with a morning game drive, where you’ll be able to witness the animals waking up in their natural habitat. You’ll be guided by an experienced local who will share stories and help you spot the animals.

Then, you’ll return to the reserve for breakfast and some free time. After lunch, you’ll head out on yet another exciting afternoon game drive followed by a delicious dinner back at the reserve to celebrate your last night.

Accommodation: Aquila Private Reserve

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12

After breakfast, you’ll receive a transfer back to Cape Town airport for your onward journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

Getting to Johannesburg is easy. Regular flights departing major Australian cities are available with carriers including Emirates, Etihad, South African Air and Qatar Airways with an approximate flight time of 24 hours.

Book your flight through us. First, confirm your tour booking dates. Our Tours Concierge will then be in touch within 24 business hours to assist with additional arrangements, with no booking fee to you.

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