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Cape & Kruger tour (14 days)

kruger_l.jpg This package is special in the sense that it combines two of SA's biggest attractions, the Kruger and the Cape area.

DAY 1:
Highlights: WINELANDS AREA and HISTORIC STELLENBOSCH

Arrival in Cape Town. Your guide meets you at Cape Town International Airport.
Today we visit the Winelands area to see some of the Cape Dutch wine farms in this area, including a cellar tour; wine tastings and the opportunity buy wine.

We have time to enjoy the quaint town of Stellenbosch – South Africa’s second oldest town and home to the famous University of Stellenbosch. Here we stop at ‘Oom Samie se winkel’, a shop with a wonderful historical flavour and also some of the other beautiful heritage sites in the town, including the Stellenbosch Museum.

Overnight: Stellenbosch

DAY 2:
Highlights: HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS, FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE
Drive along the beautiful False Bay Coast line through the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and stop at the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. Pollination, seed dispersal and germination - there is always something happening and a story to be told.
Visit Fernkloof Nature Reserve - This predominantly fynbos reserve is conveniently situated almost in the centre of Hermanus and all along the coast and gives very easy access to a number of the region’s special bird and plant species.

Overnight: Hermanus

DAY 3:
Highlights: MARINE BOAT TRIP, LOCAL CHEESE FACTORY, WINE TASTING
Enjoy the opportunity to go out on a Marine Boat excursion with the possibility of seeing penguins, dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, Great White Sharks and Southern Right Whales in season.
Also have the opportunity to visit a wine estate and cheese factory.

Overnight: Hermanus

DAY 4:
Highlights: SCENIC SIR LOWRY’S PASS DRIVE TO CAPE TOWN, TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM
Drive through the Overberg, over the scenic Sir Lowry’s Pass back towards Cape Town.
In the afternoon visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, a great opportunity to learn more about the astounding marine diversity found here at the tip of the African continent.

Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 5:
Highlights: KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS AND LOCAL ARTS & CRAFTS
Breathtaking Kirstenbosch, one of the world's most famous botanical gardens and renowned for the splendour and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Be enriched by the incredible beauty of the Cape Floral Kingdom at its best. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country. An exquisite trip no visitor to Cape Town can go without.
In the afternoon there will an opportunity to visit some of the local arts & craft markets, workshops and galleries.

Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 6:
Highlights: CAPE POINT, AFRICAN PENGUINS
A tour to Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is managed by the South African National Parks. The Nature Reserve is recognized globally for its extraordinary land formation, rich and diverse fauna and unique flora.

Fauna includes, to name a few, the mountain zebras, antelope, about 160 species of birds and several troops of baboons. Nowhere else in the world does an area of such spectacular beauty and rich biodiversity exist almost within a metropolitan area - the thriving and cosmopolitan City of Cape Town.

Also included in this ecological tour is a visit to Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, where there will be unsurpassed opportunities for photography and observation of the rare African Penguin. From mating to molting, breeding to bathing, their daily lives are played out within a few meters of fascinated visitors.

Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 7:
Highlights: TABLE MOUNTAIN
Visit one of South Africa's most famous landmarks Table Mountain (Weather dependent)
The rocky outcrops and steep cliffs of the mountain play home to a number of plants and animals. Table Mountain alone is home to approximately 1470 species of plants - more than the entire British Isles. Many of these are endemic (meaning they occur nowhere else on Earth).

Exhilarating trip in a rotating cable car to the top of Table Mountain where the Dassie (Rock Hyrax), the closest living relative to the elephant, roam wild. Be guided through the natural wonders on the flat quartzite top whilst enjoying an awe-inspiring view of the Cape of Storms.

Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Nelspruit.

DAY 7 – DAY 14:
Explore the Kruger National Park and experience beyond the Big Five with your highly qualified guide and your own personal safari chef in this scheduled safari itinerary.

This safari is undeniably the most well-organised once-in a-lifetime opportunity for African wildlife enthusiasts to visit the world’s most prolific southern African game reserve. We offer this package only on the selected date above and have restricted guest numbers to 8 people sharing on this trip.

Your safari is conducted by specialists in their field, professionals that deliver the very best service levels, and that are recognised as leaders in offering personal and exclusive guiding.

Seven incredible days exploring and experiencing the ultimate South African journey provides visitors with a fantastic small group safari in the inspiring and world-famous Kruger.

Spend early mornings tracking wildlife in our open safari game viewing vehicle with perfect photographic opportunities. Then back for a hearty breakfast and a nap before lunch followed by more game viewing in the late afternoon. Watch the sun go down with the obligatory gin and tonic around a roaring bush fire complete with good food and wine courtesy of your own personal chef.

YOUR KRUGER ITINERARY

This is a small group private safari (max 8 people) and the accommodation is really luxurious.
Your first three nights are spent at Biyamiti Private Bushveld Lodge, where you will stay in an en-suite luxury cottage (private). The accommodation is wonderful with ceiling fans under thatch, and is situated deep in the southern Kruger – so plenty of noises (like hyenas and lions roaring, etc). Your highly qualified guide and his chef, will host you, cook for you and of course conduct the game drives in our own luxury open game drive vehicle.

We have also included a night drive to maximise your sightings of nocturnal animals.
Nights three to six are spent at Talamati Private Bushveld Lodge in the central Kruger. You will stay in a private en-suite cottage with ceiling fans under thatch and, as with Biyamiti, Talamati accommodation is serviced complete with fresh linen and towels.

With hippos, elephants, giraffes and lions below you, the night sights and sounds are extraordinary -- Africa is truly all around you.

Included in this safari are return Nelspruit airport transfers, all accommodation in private bushveld lodges, all meals and refreshments, all game drives and guiding in our private open-sided game viewing vehicle, your own safari chef and a night drive in an open vehicle.

Excluded: International/domestic flights, tips, souvenirs and travel insurance.

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Joan Ramo
Dear Ince:
As i think about the last year, I remember well the wonderful trip that led us on in Johannesburg, a trip which was so well organized and fun and carefully planned by you.
My whole family is still raving about your professional, yet personal, guidance.
We are grateful.
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