Winelands in South Africa

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Safari Itinerary & Cape Town Tour

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Kalahari, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park

Suggested Duration

13 Days

South Africa's diversity is legendary. Admire Cape Town, the iconic city nestled beneath majestic Table Mountain. Explore the vast Kalahari desert with a complete range of safari activities, including horse riding and hot air ballooning. Then get lost in the magnitude of Kruger National Park, a place of long game drives and wilderness camps. Relish a scintillating Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Safari experience. By connecting Cape Town, Kruger, and the Kalahari, you explore the three colorful extremities...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the bounty of an African safari trip with two very different big-game destinations: Kruger National Park and Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
  • Enjoy long game drives through the vast wilderness of Kruger and spend the night in remote savannah camps
  • Experience the complete range of safari activities in Tswalu, including unique horse riding and hot air balloon safaris
  • Get close and then keep getting closer, with seven days of safari through some of Africa's most abundant reserves
  • Marvel at the diversity of South Africa's landscapes, swapping Table Mountain and the city of the Kalahari sand, then the iconic savannah of Kruger
  • Start the journey with four nights in Cape Town, an exquisite city that always reveals itself to visitors
  • Tour Robben Island with a former inmate, explore the city with a local guide and roam through the elegant vineyards of the Cape Winelands
  • Local flights provide a seamless transition as you connect three very diverse destinations

Detailed Description

For scenic diversity there are few rivals to South Africa. Rugged mountains dominate the Cape Peninsula, exquisitely hanging over the ocean and the city of Cape Town. Vast sandy desert fills the north, the Kalahari packed with unusual wildlife and unique safari adventures. The northeast delivers iconic African savannah, true uninterrupted bushland that's filled with rhinos, big cats, and much much more. The landscapes' variety is matched by the myriad of experiences on offer: hot air balloon rides, horse riding safari, helicopters above Table Mountain, camping in the savannah, dining on the sand dunes, admiring rock art, and enjoying the stars that shine every night you're in the wilderness. South Africa doesn't just show you its landscapes. It lets you discover it all through this wonderful array of fresh experiences.

This three-center vacation has been handcrafted to seamlessly connect the multitude of landscapes and activities. Start in Cape Town, a cable car to the Table Mountain summit a great introduction to the Cape and the city. Over four days you slowly explore the different sides; Nelson Mandela's incarceration on Robben Island, sensual treats in the Cape Winelands, a helicopter ride over the mountain, and an inspiring city journey through Bo-Kaap and Khayelitsha. Ebullient and creative, Cape Town's atmosphere helps you settle into the harmonious contrasts of South Africa. It's an introduction that brings together the city, mountain, and a fabulous coastline.

The Kalahari couldn't be any more different, an expanse of sand and desert that reflects the enormity of Africa. Elephants bulls migrate slowly across the horizon; black rhinos and Kalahari lions meet at a waterhole, and there's always an unusual bird or mammal fluttering around the camp. Spending four nights in a Tswalu Kalahari Reserve Safari enables you to enjoy the complete range of safari excursions. From cantering alongside zebra to walking with a bushman tracker, Tswalu is all about new experiences and inspiring days in the desert.

A Kruger safari is completely different. There's a greater concentration of wildlife here, especially the famed numbers of lion and white rhino. But you won't see everything in the same place. Over three days you drive around this huge national park, stopping at a different wilderness camp each night. It imbues the sheer scale and surprise of an African safari, taking you between habitats and into the lesser-seen parts of what is one of Africa's oldest and largest conservation areas. While Tswalu was about different angles, Kruger is all about the outdoor adventure and submersion in nature's thrilling realm. 

Starting Price

$9,745 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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