Day 1: Australia – – Johannesburg
Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari!
Day 2: Johannesburg – – Kruger National Park (D)
On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation. After check-in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. Later this evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner to round off the day.
Overnight at either at either Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge
Day 3: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.
Day 4: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in an optional excursion to Swaziland.
Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour at your own expense. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community.
Day 5: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.
Day 6: Kruger National Park (B,D)
Today is a free day.
Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour – Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon.
Optional tour (at your own expense): Sunset Game Drive
Day 7: Kruger National Park – – Cape Town (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.
Overnight at Winchester Mansions or similar
Day 8: Cape Town (B)
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own expense). Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.
Day 9: Cape Town (B)
After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 10: Cape Town (B)
Today is yours at leisure
Optional tour (at your own expense): Wineland tour – Franschoek. After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a Wine Tram excursion tour in Franschoek. Enjoy some wine tasting, buy some excellent Cape wines, enjoy a cellar tour or lunch. Later that afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Optional tour (at your own expense): Robben Island
Day 11: Cape Town – – Australia
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.
Day 12: Australia
Arrive home to Australia.