Cape Town and Kruger Big 5 Safari

Cape Town and Kruger Big 5 Safari

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Cape Town and Kruger Big 5 Safari

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This is a week that combines luxury accommodation in the vibrant V&A Waterfront with the untamed African beauty of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Greater Kruger, one of the best wildlife viewing spots on the whole continent.

The Commodore Hotel overlooks the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.  A few minutes walk gets you into the heart of the Waterfront, where indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views. The fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add to this cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere.

During your time in Cape Town, enjoy a guided morning tour to the top of the iconic Table Mountain by a revolving cable-car, giving you 360 degree views on the way up and down of the City. Once back at ground level you are taken around the city to see some of the highlights en-route back to your hotel.

You will also head off on a scenic full day guided tour down to the Cape Peninsula and enjoy the crips, clean air and spectacular views from the high cliff tops.

Then you'll fly to the Kruger National Park to stay in a luxury thatched safari chalet at Inyati Private Game Reserve, situated on the banks of the Sand River - a location that allows for fantastic game viewing without even leaving the camp. You'll be treated to 2 game drives per day as the sun rises and sets over Kruger. At night, wildlife sounds fill the star-studded sky. Lions roar, jackals howl and hyenas laugh. A truly wonderful experience.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

Holiday Title: Cape Town and Kruger Big 5 Safari

Countries Visited: South Africa


Day 1

Arrive into Cape Town Airport, collect your luggage, then make your way into the Arrivals Hall. You will be met by your driver who will be holding a signboard with your name on it and transferred to your hotel.

The Commodore Hotel is situated at Cape Town's vibrant V&A Waterfront, one of the city's main attractions.


Day 2

This morning you will be collected from your hotel at 08:00. Your tour to the city centre takes you past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As you follow the city's main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, you will see St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay's, settled here. Continue to join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car. Here, you'll see wildflowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. You will arrive back to your hotel about 12:30.


Day 3

Bring your camera - you are heading today to Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula, and the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. Your tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. You will continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Seal Island (for own account and time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the island. From here you travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, reebok, Cape mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers, too, will find many fine species to observe. The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show". Following the coastline along False Bay, you will return to Cape Townvia Simon's Town, where you visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (for own account) and Fish Hoek fishing village. You return to Cape Town, passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.


Day 5

After breakfast you will be collected and transferred back to the airport where you will check in for your flight to the Kruger National Park.

Airlink 4Z663 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 10:25 to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP), arriving at 12:50

You will be met in the Arrivals Hall and transferred to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Inyati Game Lodge is situated in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve which is a private game reserve sharing a common unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. It is renowned for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. Inyati's rangers drive specially designed safari vehicles which are allowed off-road, ensuring you get exclusive and intimate game viewing opportunities. The reserve has a dense concentration of wildlife and is home to the Big 5 - elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. Cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wild dogs and a vast variety of antelope and other species may also be closely observed, free roaming within their own territories. Inyati is also one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with the elusive leopard.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

3 nights at Inyati Game Lodge


Day 8

After you return from your morning game drive you will be able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge before checking out of your room. You can then remain at the lodge and relax around the main guest areas before you are collected and transferred back to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight to Johannesburg.

Airlink 4Z822 (Economy Class): Fly from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) departing at 16:15 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 17:10

Collect your luggage then make your way to the International Departure Terminal and check in for your flight home.
 
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Holiday Title: Cape Town and Kruger Big 5 Safari

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

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