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Classic Cape and Safari


Escape on this nine-night exploration into the best that the Cape and Safari has to offer. The first three nights are spent in Cape Town, touring the iconic Table Mountain and seeing the African penguins at Cape Peninsula National Park. Next, the trip moves to the Cape Winelands focusing on Franschhoek for two-nights where you can soak up all the charm and charactor of the French influence and award winning South African wines. End your journey at Kapama Private Game Reserve for the last four-nights, where you will see the renowned Big Five--lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, and elephants--in their natural habitat. Watch lions stalk the plains and elephants bathe in watering holes.

Trip Type: Adventure, Cultural, Wildlife

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Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive into Cape Town
Arrive into spectacular Cape Town where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.

Starting Accommodation: Victoria & Alfred Hotel

Day 2 – Cape Town City Tour
Today enjoy the ultimate 'Mother City' experience, designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town which includes iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City. First up, it's the cable car to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain - weather permitting - and from there, you'll be able to see to the end of our world, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (own account). Next visit the country's oldest building, The Castle (closed Sundays), and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. The drive continues past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, and you'll sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colorful, as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Enjoy an afternoon exploring Cape Town at your leisure.

Starting Accommodation: Victoria & Alfred Hotel (B)

Day 3 – Cape Peninsula Tour
Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard, to Hout Bay. From Hout Bay, travel to Noordhoek and through Ou Kaapse Weg. Proceed to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, where you are able to ride the Funicular (for your own account) to the viewpoint where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.  The Cape Peninsula is the thin finger of land in the southwestern most corner of Africa with the city of Cape Town at its head.  As you travel south towards Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the land gets narrower until the great Indian and Atlantic Oceans combine into one vast southern ocean, with nothing beyond except Antarctica. In 1578 Sir Francis Drake described it as 'The fairest cape in the whole circumference of the globe,' and it still is. The Peninsula can be divided into the Atlantic coast on the west (including the City of Cape Town) and the False Bay coast on the east.  With nothing but water all around the peninsula, the weather can be a little unpredictable and the wind can whip itself up into a fury.  Luckily when it is howling on one side it is normally quiet on the other, so you can always find a sheltered spot.  On leaving the Nature Reserve, proceed to Simonstown, where you stop for lunch (for your own account), as well as a short stop at Boulders Beach. Nestled in historic Simon's Town in South Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony is part of the Cape Peninsula National Park.  Almost 3000 African (jackass) penguins, so called because their call resembles the bray of a donkey, reign supreme amidst rounded rocks and fish-filled False Bay. These endangered, flightless birds are free to roam the seas and return to their private haven - Foxy Beach at Boulders.

Starting Accommodation: Victoria & Alfred Hotel (B)

Day 4 – Cape Winelands Tour
The Cape Winelands are amongst the most scenic in the world. A visual feast of lush green valleys, rugged mountains, fine cuisine, and world-class wine producing estates make up the Cape Winelands. Its many historic wine estates, characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with distinctive gables and thatched roofs, and massive vineyards, date back centuries. Wine estates are bordered by: the Hottentots, Holland; the Franschhoek Mountains; and in the North, by the Wemmershoekberg. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. The Cape Winelands offers some of the finest wine tasting experiences.

Starting Accommodation: Franschhoek Country House & Villas (B)

Day 5 – At Leisure in Frasnchheok
Enjoy your day at leisure in Franshhoek. The fertile green valleys of the Cape Winelands are surrounded by proud mountain ranges. It is the Mediterranean climate and winter rainfall of the south Western Cape that produces some of the best wines in the country. The rich, fertile soils along the Breede River and especially the areas of Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, have become world famous for their whites, reds, sherries, ports and brandies. With a selection of over 200 cellars to choose from, wine enthusiasts are guaranteed to taste some of the finest wines in the world here. The area also abounds with olive farms, hand-crafted cheeses, Pinot Noir honey and even hand-blown glass. Experience the rich historical and cultural heritage while visiting quaint villages, vibrant townships, museums and galleries.

Starting Accommodation: Franschhoek Country House & Villas (B)

Day 6 – Cape Town to Kapama Private Game Reserve
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Kapama accommodation. This afternoon enjoy a game drive in the African bush which offers a wide variety of wildlife including the Big 5 (Elephant, leopard, lion, African buffalo and rhinoceros).

Starting Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp (B, D)

Day 7 – Game Viewing in Kapama Private Game Reserve
The day will typically start with an early rise. Enjoy a light snack before departing on an activity, with a stop for a snack and tea/coffee en route. Upon return to camp (normally about three hours later) enjoy a sizeable brunch. Free time is them ample during the heat of the day to enjoy a siesta, or a dip in the pool. Mid-afternoon, tea, cakes and savories are served, before you depart on your afternoon activity, with a stop for cocktails en route. Return to camp and savor a sumptuous dinner.

Starting Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Game Viewing in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives.

Starting Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp (B, L, D)

Day 9 – Game Viewing in Kapama Private Game Reserve
Enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives.

Starting Accommodation: Kapama Southern Camp (B, L, D)

Day 10 – Depart Kapama Private Game Reserve
This morning enjoy your last morning game drive before transferring to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight. Fly to Johannesburg where you will connect with your onward flight returning to the USA (for your own account).

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Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
Cape Town
Superior:
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Franschhoek
Superior:
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Superior:
Kapama Southern Camp


Pricing

Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
Twin Share
1/6/2021 - 3/31/2021
Superior:
$3,720
4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021
Superior:
$3,630
5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021
Superior:
$3,450
6/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
Superior:
$4,140
9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Superior:
$4,395
10/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Superior:
$4,485
11/1/2021 - 12/19/2021
Superior:
$4,555
Single Traveler
1/6/2021 - 3/31/2021
Superior:
$6,190
4/1/2021 - 4/30/2021
Superior:
$6,010
5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021
Superior:
$5,645
6/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
Superior:
$6,795
9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Superior:
$7,305
10/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Superior:
$7,485
11/1/2021 - 12/19/2021
Superior:
$7,610

Add internal air to this package from $470*


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms