This itinerary unlocks huge savings on Road transfers and has it all. Combine these three top travel destinations in Southern Africa on this popular 12-day trip which places a strong emphasis on excellent game-viewing, cultural interest and scenic beauty: Kruger National Park, Cape Town and Victoria Falls. You can swap the order of destinations around, change the duration and choose accommodation according to your budget and bucket list
Summary of your trip
- 3 nights Big 5 Kruger National Park Safari at Maqueda Lodge on Half Board & Game Activities
- 3 nights Cape Town at Protea Breakwater Lodge on B&B
- 3 Nights Victoria Falls on B&B
Day 1: Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park covers 19,500 square kilometres which is the second larger game park in Africa and the largest in South Africa. The Kruger National Park spans 360 kilometres from north to south and 65 kilometres from west to east. The park holds the Big Five which is a dream come true to any avid game watcher and wildlife enthusiast. For the avid birdwatchers, this place can be simply described as pure heaven.
On arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, you will be welcome by the lodge’s team and transferred to the lodge. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and complete the check in procedure.
Enjoy being surrender by games freely roaming around the lodge as the rest of the day is at leisure to unwind before the next day Game drive in the Kruger National Park.
Maqueda Lodge is a Luxury Boutique Lodge that offers the highest standard of service in a tranquil exclusive private venue. Nestled in the heart of the Wild Frontier, bordering the Kruger National Park, this family run loge only accommodates 24 guests in plush and beautifully decorated surroundings. Its location means that the closest entrance to Kruger is a short 15 minutes’ drive from the lodge. In addition, we are also ideally situated to enjoy day tours of the fascinating country of Swaziland as well as the famous Blyde River Canyon – part of the beautiful Panorama Route.
With only 12 rooms Maqueda Lodge prides itself on a personal and relaxed atmosphere for its guests, hence a significant number of guests return repeatedly and become more like family members.
Enjoy a 3 course Dinner under the African stars.
Day 2: Kruger National Park
Guests will depart early to enjoy an exciting full day experience in the Kruger National Park. Depending on the season the game drive will depart either at 05h30 or 06h00. Packed Breakfast included.
Game drives are done in 4 X 4 open Safari Game Vehicles
Enjoy Lunch (own account) in one of the famous Kruger Camps
Back to the lodge in the late afternoon – You will have enough time to freshen before. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks (own account) at the lodge bar discussing about the day sightings with fellow guests.
Enjoy a 3 course Dinner under the African stars.
Accommodation is at Maqueda Lodge
Day 3: Kruger National Park
Today is your second Full Day to further enjoy thrilling game drives in the Kruger National Park.
Lunch will be on your own account at one of the Kruger national Park restaurants before continuing through the afternoon with the game drive.
Back to the lodge in the late afternoon – Freshen up before dinner
Day 4: Kruger National Park – Cape Town
Today enjoy a Morning walking safari in Marloth Park Private reserve (depending on your departure time this walking safari can be converted into an afternoon walking safari on the day of arrival)
Back at the lodge and enjoy breakfast before completing the check-out procedure.
Transfer back to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for onward flight to Cape Town.
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time you will still be able to catch the Ferry boat to Robben Island (own account) for a guided tour of the prison (now a museum) where Nelson Mandela was held captive as a political prisoner.
Accommodation is at The Cape Milner Hotel
The next morning, we can have a rental car delivered to your hotel if you wish to explore Cape Town on your own. Alternatively, you can book a selection of guided day tours and activities which will depart from your hotel.
The Cape Milner Hotel
The four star Cape Milner Hotel lies cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof. This stylish hotel offers a sophisticated and contemporary ambience with the highest standards in service and luxury. Guests enjoy accommodation in luxurious rooms, each offering spectacular views of Table Mountain or Signal Hill. The hotel mixes old-style elegance with modern contemporary comforts. If not available, our alternative is The Three boutique hotel
Day 5 – 8: Cape Town
Spend three nights at this hotel located in the trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof on bed and breakfast basis. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant or at any of the many great restaurants in surrounding areas or at the V&A Waterfront.
Possible day tours and activities include the following (many of them can be done on a privately guided basis, or as scheduled bus tours, or on your own, using a rental car):
- Day tour of Cape Point National Park, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. This is a scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula with opportunities to see seals at Hout Bay, penguins at Boulders Beach, baboons at Cape Point, and of course the spectacular coastline and scenery of the peninsula.
- Visit the top of Table Mountain by cableway, for the most spectacular views in Africa.
- Ferry trip to Robben Island, for a guided tour of the prison (now a museum) where Nelson Mandela was held captive as a political prisoner.
- Day tour of the scenic Cape Winelands, including wine tasting and cellar tour at some of South Africa’s top wine estates.
- Full day Walk to Freedom scheduled tour
- Whale watching in Hermanus, an hour east of Cape Town.
- Shark Cage Diving
- Guided township tour and cultural experience
- Shopping, fine dining and entertainment at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, South Africa’s most visited destination.
- And lots more
Day 8 – 11: Cape Town – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
Today bid farewell to Cape Town as you are being transferred back to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg for onward journey to Victoria Falls.
On arrival in Victoria Falls Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation is at Cresta Sprayview hotel
Spend three nights exploring the Victoria Falls area.
Optional activities (at an additional cost) in the area include the following:
- Guided tour of the Victoria Falls
- Zambezi river sunset cruise
- Canoeing on the upper Zambezi
- Whitewater rafting on the lower Zambezi
- Scenic microlight or helicopter flight over the falls
- Game drive in the Zambezi National Park
- High wire and zip line (flying fox)
- Giant gorge swing or bungee jumping
- Craft markets and local museum
- Full Day Chobe National Park
- And lots more
Day 12: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
After breakfast at the hotel guests will complete the check-out procedure.
Depending on your flight departure time, you may still be able to squeeze a morning activity before being transferred to Victoria International Airport.
Cost per person sharing