Zebras in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Tinga Narina Safari Lodge Itinerary & Wines

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Nelspruit, Kruger National Park, Tinga Narina Concession, Franschhoek...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

South Africa has it all, and this itinerary connects all of its charms and colors. Big Five safari in the redolent wilderness, whale watching on pristine beaches, city sights framed by Table Mountain, and elegant tones of the Winelands. This 12-day Tinga Narina Safari Lodge itinerary provides a complete snapshot of South Africa, immersing you in the different paradigms and imbuing the captivating atmosphere of the country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Start the adventure with three days of luxury safari in Africa in the Tinga Narina concession of Kruger National Park
  • Enjoy all the safari angles with a mix of activities that safely encounters rhinos, big cats, elephants, and much more
  • Relax amongst the enchanting landscapes of the Cape Winelands and sample the best grapes from world-renowned vineyards
  • Spot whales breaching in the bay of Hermanus, with the great mammals often visible from the shore
  • Spend four days discovering the charms of Cape Town, including Table Mountain and the sumptuous Waterfront area
  • Journey to the southeastern tip of Africa, stopping to see fishing villages and waddling penguins en route
  • Settle into a handpicked selection of South Africa's finest boutique accommodations

Detailed Description

The Rainbow Nation delights in its diversity, effortlessly bringing together a myriad of faces and experiences. It's a country that can pull you in many directions and immerse you in a series of paradigms. The experiences are so different that it almost feels as if you're traveling in multiple countries. But the warm smiles and friendly greetings provide an assuring reminder that you're exploring South Africa. On this 12-day Tinga Narina Safari Lodge itinerary, you discover four unique destinations, each a snapshot of the Rainbow Nation and its kaleidoscopic tones. There's big five safari in world-famous Kruger National Park, elegant luxury in the Cape Winelands, whale watching from beautiful beaches, and four days in the iconic city of Cape Town. Each is unmistakably South African yet dappled with new cultures and experiences.

A big game safari introduces you to Africa. Hundreds of rhinos roam freely around the lodge, big cats hunt on the open savannah while large elephant herds rumble past the safari vehicle. Kruger is a place of phenomenal abundance and at many moments, you're not sure where to look. Staying at the Tinga Narina concession adds exclusivity and intimacy, along with the old-world luxury of safari lodges. Drive off road, walk through antelope-covered bushes, and watch a procession of life roam past your room. Three days ensures you're constantly finding a new angle and can seek out all the famous animals.

Then, you travel to Franschhoek, South Africa's oldest town, nestled in the Cape Winelands. Vineyards fill the panoramas, and you spend two days sampling the wine and fine dining of the region. A personalized wine tour unveils the area's hidden boutique farms while the town is filled with gourmet options. Heading to the coast, you relax in the quaint town of Hermanus. Whales raise their young in the bay, and they're easily seen from the coastline. Get even closer to the 15-meter giants with a whale watching safari. A private driver transfers you between destinations, but you can also elect a self-drive experience during this portion of your trip.

Eventually you've reached Cape Town and the dramatic postcard image of Table Mountain. Head straight up the mountain to get a feel for the city's design, with the suburbs nestled between the 3,000-feet peaks and glistening Atlantic Ocean waters. Two free days enables you to explore at leisure: Mandela's history on Robben Island, vivid street markets, sublime restaurants, and an atmosphere that's always inviting. The following day, you're guided to the very tip of Africa and Cape Point. Expect to see penguins, fishing villages, and countless panoramic views en route. As you traverse South Africa, you travel from its rhino-filled savannah to its serene southern tip, taking in all the tones that have created the Rainbow Nation. It's South Africa in a snapshot, but also South Africa at its immersive best.

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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