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Cape Town and National Kruger Park Safari

A beautiful fly drive in a beautiful country

Cape Town and National Kruger Park Safari

$ 3,114 from, per person

Enjoy the sophistication of Cape Town before heading for dramatic African scenery, and then one of the best safari destinations in Africa – the world famous Kruger National Park and the adjoining private game reserves. From National Parks Restcamps, intimate tented safari camps and small game lodges, to the latest in style & luxury. The private safari lodges and game reserves in and around Kruger National Park will satisfy the needs of the safari connoisseur!

The Winchester Mansions is an iconic building on the Atlantic seafront in Cape Town, perfectly located within close proximity to the V&A Waterfront, the central business district and only 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. Classic comfort abounds in the rooms and suites that boast either sea or mountain views. Children of all ages are welcome at Winchester Mansions and there is a large variety of amenities and services available to ensure a delightful stay for younger guests.

ROOMS & SUITES
51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite. Most rooms feature sea or mountain view, some face the beautiful Italian piazza style Courtyard. All rooms have satellite TV with international channels, telephone, wireless internet access, electronic safe, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and air conditioning.

DINING & LEISURE
Bistro by day and restaurant by night, Harveys at Winchester Mansions offers South African cuisine with a European twist. The Winchester’s beautiful colonnaded Courtyard is a tranquil oasis from the pace of city life. Encircled by palm trees and water fountains, it makes the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars. The Winchester Mansions’ Sunday Jazz Brunch is an absolute must (booking essential). The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa offers holistic treatments based on hands-on touch therapy or guests can simply relax at the hotel’s private pool. A regular complimentary shuttle service runs to/from the V&A Waterfront.

Rissington Inn offers affordable, award-winning accommodation in a bush setting just outside Hazyview, the heart of the Lowveld. Stylish but relaxed and informal, the inn is the perfect stopover on the way to the game reserves and an ideal base from which to explore the Panorama Route and all that Mpumalanga has to offer.

ROOMS & SUITES
Sixteen individual rooms and suites are surrounded by 10 acres of extensive colourful gardens and offer comfortable, spacious and airy accommodation. All rooms have their own entrances and verandahs. Each has a private bathroom and the wonderful garden suites and hillside suites also offer outside showers, and the hillside suites share a private swimming pool.

FOOD & DRINK
The restaurant at Rissington Inn is the perfect place to enjoy fine food, excellent wines, good company and the warmest South African welcome! An extensive à la Carte Menu with wonderful warming soups, an array of interesting starters, a variety of trout dishes, fine curries, some game, the best fillet steak in the land (so they claim!) and a range of vegetarian dishes. Rissington’s bar is home to many an interesting tale – a great place to enjoy a relaxing drink, discuss the day’s events or kick of your shoes and read the newspapers on the verandah.

In the heart of the African wilderness, lies the tranquil retreat of Mohlabetsi. Set in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the unfenced eastern boundary allows animals the freedom to roam. The team invite you to experience nature close-up in the intimacy of this small camp and will ensure a memorable safari. Many guests return to repeat their exceptional experiences. This is also reflected in the gourmet meals served in natural surroundings. Explore this unspoilt ecosystem with your ranger in an open Landrover or on guided walks. Relax at the sparkling pool or with an aromatherapy massage.

RONDAVELS & FAMILY LODGES

6 Rondavels and 2 Family Lodges
The rooms, with outside showers, have indigenous themes inspired by local tradition and culture. The Rondavels are styled on typical African dwellings, being round huts with characterful thatch roofs, and appointed with your comfort in mind. The family units have two rooms, separated by an interleading door, and each room has its own facilities and an al fresco shower.

LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
The principle reason to visit, of course, is to view and appreciate Africa’s spectacular wildlife, on evening game drives as well as an early morning safaris too. Of course the Big 5 is important but there is so much more on offer! The Greater Kruger area boasts 149 mammal species, as well as a spectacular variety of birds. Using specially modified Toyota Land Cruisers you will be amazed at how close you will get. For true lovers of wildlife, nothing beats the adventure of getting close to nature on foot! Your Guide will lead you through pristine African Bushveld, stopping for anything of interest. Animal encounters take on a completely different feeling, once you come down to their level.

Holiday Details

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  • Departure/Return Location
    London and other UK airport | Some EU and USA airports
  • Important Notes
    What is Included • Return flight from London • Internal flight • Transfers and Car Hire • 6 nights stay in Cape Town at the 4* Winchester Mansions - (B&B) • 3 nights stay in Mpumalanga at the 4* Rissington Inn - (B&B) • 2 nights stay at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge in Kruger national Park at (Full Board including Game drives)
  • Main Destinations
    Cape Town | Mpumalanga | Kruger National Park
  • Incredible Moment
    Enjoy the sophistication of Cape Town before heading for dramatic African scenery, and then one of the best safari destinations in Africa
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Flights
    Internal Flights
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Guide
    Insurance

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1 - 6 Cape Town ( 6 nights )
On arrival into Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your first hotel / guesthouse for your 6-night stay. With plenty to offer the traveller you should never get bored. Table Mountain is the iconic backdrop of Cape Town rising over 1000m above sea level - it can be seen from all over the city. Taking the revolving cable car up to the top is a must or if you’re feeling adventurous there are several hiking routes to the summit. The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront is a prime attraction in the city, a working harbour and tourist attraction offering world class shopping, a huge variety of restaurants, cafes & bars and the Two Oceans Aquarium. The ferry trip to Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration for much of his 27 years in prison, leaves from here. • Hotel – Winchester Mansions, Cape Town • Room Type - Standard • Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 7-9 Explore the Panorama Route ( 3 nights )
This morning you will be transferred back to Cape Town airport for your 3 hour flight across this vast country to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Collect your rental car and using the directions provided head for Rissington Inn in Hazyview, your home for the next 3 nights. Rissington Inn is the perfect base from which to explore the attractions of the lowveld, the Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon. This is a very interesting and scenic area of the country and Rissington Inn are experts in assisting their guests on planning their days out. The Panorama route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. Scenic landmarks with evocative names like God's Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels beckon. Thread your way along the cliff tops 800m above the Blyde River Canyon, and at God's Window, be sure to walk in the thick, indigenous mist forest that's often among the clouds. Being in such close proximity to the Kruger National Park and its surrounding private reserves, this is a great itinerary to combine the self-drive scenic splendours with world-renowned game viewing. • Hotel – Rissington Inn, Mpumalanga • Room Type - Standard • Included Meals – Breakfast
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Day 10-11 Safari in Krueger National Park ( 2 nights )
The world renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in its diversity and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. A normal day on safari is an early morning game drive, breakfast or brunch, maybe a mid-morning walk, followed by lunch and then a siesta or just time relaxing around camp. Then back into the bush after tea, for an afternoon drive and (depending on your choice of lodge) a night drive. And finally dinner, possibly al fresco or in the boma. And then do it all again! • Hotel – Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge, Balule Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park • Room Type - Rondavels • Included Meals – Full Board and game Drive
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Day 12 Depart South Africa
Return your vehicle to the closest airport in time for your overnight flight, via Johannesburg, to the UK.

Details about this trip:

  • Return flight from London
  • Internal flight
  • Transfers and 6 days Avis Car Hire Group B
  • 6 nights stay in Cape Town at the 4* Winchester Mansions - (B&B)
  • 3 nights stay in Mpumalanga at the 4* Rissington Inn - (B&B)
  • 2 nights stay in Kruger national Park at (Full Board including Game drives)

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VISAS:
When visiting South Africa for a period of up to 90 days, travellers from the UK and most (not all) visitors from the European Union do not require a visa. Visitors who intend to work in South Africa must apply for a work permit abroad at the South African Consulate or Embassy. Before departing for South Africa, check with the nearest South African Consulate or Embassy for any possible changes regarding the visa requirements. Technically, your passport should be valid for at least 30 days beyond your intended date of exit from South Africa, in line with South African immigration regulations. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity on the date of entry to South Africa. To avoid problems at the airport on arrival, you’re advised to ensure your passport meets this requirement. Your passport should have at least 2 blank pages if you require a visa to enter the country. If you do not need a visa, one blank page will be sufficient.  
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