Spring flowers blooming in Cape Town, South Africa with Table Mountain in the background

Best of South Africa Safari & Tour: Cape to Kruger in 12 Days

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Celebrating the best of South Africa, this handcrafted safari is a mix of old favorites and new destinations. You will discover Table Mountain and Cape Town’s changing colors along with the wild and untouched West Coast. You explore changing trends in the Cape Winelands before flying to the Greater Kruger National Park for six days of incredible big game. Enjoy the complete safari experience here as you will combine a private Sabi Sands safari with an overland adventure.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend three days exploring the remote corners of Kruger National Park, a real adventure that will connect you to nature.
  • Discover the secrets of Cape Town, including local neighborhoods that are undergoing a colorful, multicultural change
  • Experience the indulgence of the Cape Winelands where over 400 vineyards await
  • Indulge in a superb, big-five safari experience during three days in the Sabi Sands
  • Soar in a Hot air balloon above the Kruger and watch how elephants roam below
  • Explore the whitewashed streets of Stellenbosch and dine in one of the town’s exceptional restaurants
  • Uncover the wild, western coast that is close to Cape Town on a private day tour that will include San bushmen, Darling wine, and deserted beaches
  • Complement game drives with nighttime drives and game walks, along with bush picnics and stunning, nighttime dining

Detailed Description

South Africa has an uncanny ability to melt around your travel mood. There is something of everything here. When downtime is required, there will be vineyard vistas and quiet evenings around a campfire. To satisfy your need for adventure, you can stand on Table Mountain or walk close to zebras and buffalos. To feel a local connection, you can spend a morning with an indigenous San bushman or track lions and elephants around a vast savanna. There is escapism here, especially when you journey to the forgotten corners of Kruger National Park. Then, when you are feeling travel weary, South Africa also reveals itself to be a very easy country to visit. The locals are not fond of stress, and they will pass this atmosphere onto you.

This handcrafted safari celebrates the country’s multifaceted appeal, offering you a mix of perennial favorites with new, standout experiences and destinations. For example, start with three days in Cape Town. Table Mountain also has to be part of your experience. Rather than visiting the incredibly crowded and touristic Cape Peninsula, you will travel north where the West Coast provides views, vineyards, and empty beaches. Later on your trip, you make a classic safari stop in the Sabi Sands where you will enjoy three days of famous wildlife encounters. That old favorite is complemented by an overland journey across Kruger when you track wildlife through landscapes that are partially unchartered.

You will overnight in four different destinations during your 12-day vacation. Three nights in Cape Town are followed by two nights in the Cape Winelands with lots of wine tasting, indulgent food, and tranquil views. Enjoy a classic Big-Five safari in the Sabi Sands with a handful of experiential extras such as a hot air balloon above the Kruger, exploring the sublime Panorama Route, taking a walking safari, and a nighttime drive and picnic in the bushveld. This is a famous destination that mixes wildlife encounters with contemporary luxury. Then, over the final three nights, you cross large parts of the Greater Kruger National Park where you will stop in comfortable bush camps, which is an experience that culminates your rugged safari adventure. This is a beautiful connection to nature and helps connect you to your wild side. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Africa, and see how you can customize your own dream vacation.

Starting Price

$6,235 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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