Kruger and Cape Town create narratives from vacation fairytales. Intimate encounters with White rhinos, helicopter rides above Table Mountain, deluxe camps surrounded by four-legged silhouettes, luxuriant suites above the ocean; this romantic two-destination getaway serves up a feast of unique experiences, transforming African reverie into evocative reality. This is a South African romantic vacation for sharing, but only...
Lions and Rhinos: Welcome to South Africa
You may have watched the wildlife documentaries about Africa. You probably have preconceptions about what it's really going to look like. Yet you're still shaking your head in astonishment at the pair of White rhinos blocking the road. A few miles earlier it was a lion pride that lounged across the rugged track. Elephants have sauntered past, buffalo seem to hide behind corners, and there was even a spotted predatory cat in the tree. Are you looking for the Big Five? There's a good chance of seeing them all just on the drive to the camp. While you've probably envisaged spotting these wild animals on your African safari, few people predict the abundance of the sightings.
After your international flight, a rep meets you at O.R Tambo International Airport and assists with a transfer onto a short local flight to Kruger National Park. An expert guide is waiting, and what you would call an airport transfer anywhere else, is actually a dramatic first game drive through Big Five country. Depending on your arrival time there will also be opportunity for an afternoon game drive.
Day 2 - 4
Ultimate Safari Luxury in Sabi Sands
Day 5 - 7
Beautiful Private Adventures in Kruger National Park
Welcome to Cape Town and Table Mountain
A Private Helicopter Ride Above Cape Town
Discovering Cape Point in a Vintage Sidecar
Free Day in Cape Town
Hypnotic Journeys through Famous Vineyards
Farewell to South Africa
- Enjoy seven incredible days of safari in Kruger National park, one of Africa's largest and most authentic big game destinations
- Savor five days of new experiences in Cape Town, the iconic city surrounded by beautiful mountains and stunning coastline
- Elevate the romance with some of Africa's finest hotels and lodges, from bathrooms overlooking rhinos to deluxe suites standing above Cape Town's waterfront
- Discover the iconic wilderness of Kruger by journeying to remote corners of the national park and sleeping in custom luxury camps miles from any other tourists
- Get intimate with lions, rhinos, elephants, leopards, giraffe, hippos, and that's just on the drive to the lodge
- Helicopter above Table Mountain, take sensual tours through vineyards, and drive a vintage sidecar down one of the planet's most spectacular roads; just a sample of the highlights from your time in Cape Town
- This itinerary blends expertly guided experiences with lots of free time for you to discover South Africa in your own way
Two of Africa's most exciting destinations combine to create this dream city and safari vacation. You start in untamed safari wilderness, exploring exquisite landscapes that teem with the Big Five and more. Think lion prides, endless rhinos, huge elephant herds, and everything else that captures your imagination about African wildlife. Kruger National Park is one of the continent's largest and most abundant, and you've got a full week of spectacular safari experiences. Then it's off to Cape Town for five days in one of the planet's most beautiful cities. Helicopter rides, vineyard tours, opulent dining, sidecar journeys; this itinerary bursts with unique ways to experience a renowned city. An air of romance is threaded throughout it all. Sleep in the continent's finest lodges, eat at tables for two in the bush, and enjoy private customized tours throughout.
Let's start in Kruger, where the vast landscapes teem with ravenous lions and dramatic safari scenes. It feels almost fictional, the Big Five practically roaming past your private verandah. Private game drives offer intimate encounters, champagne picnics gaze down on predatory cheetahs, and walking safaris take you hand-in-hand through elephant country. For all the excitement, this Kruger safari is also indelibly calm and relaxing. Sit back, relax, pick up a book, and then put it down because a buffalo herd is wandering past. For the first four days you're based in the unparalleled luxury of Sabi Sands, a private part of the park that combines rugged surroundings with opulent interiors. Next you'll spend three days crossing Kruger, with private remote camps completing your absolute immersion in the big game delights of South Africa.
For seven days you'll hardly see another person. That changes as you fly to Cape Town, although the commitment to privacy and getaway remains firmly in place. A deluxe suite at the fabulous five-star Twelve Apostles is your base, views of both mountain and ocean available from the balcony. Romantic vacations are about special experiences and Cape Town revels in its ability to offer the unique. Soar above the city on a private helicopter ride, drive a vintage WWII sidecar to encounters with wild penguins, and meander through endless vineyards. Just like Kruger, Cape Town knows how to move the pendulum from surprise to grandeur.
With stunning safari adventures and unique city experiences, this itinerary showcases two of the continent's finest destinations. It's a vacation that needs to be shared; but not with everyone. Bring your partner and jump into an idyllic, personalized version of Africa.
$6,755 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.
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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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