Cape Town and National Kruger Park Safari
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.
Departure/Return LocationLondon and other UK airport | Some EU and USA airports
Departure TimeWhat 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)
Return TimeCape Town | Mpumalanga | Kruger National Park
Dress CodeEnjoy the sophistication of Cape Town before heading for dramatic African scenery, and then one of the best safari destinations in Africa
Day 1 - 6 Cape Town ( 6 nights )
Day 7-9 Explore the Panorama Route ( 3 nights )
Day 10-11 Safari in Krueger National Park ( 2 nights )
Day 12 Depart South Africa
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)