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9 Night - Cape Town & Kruger Experience Package

Uncover the treasures of South Africa from Cape Town to Kruger

Package Details

Overview

Escorted Tours Fly

From $8,538* per person

Package Provider: Peregrine
Package Type: Fly Stay
Region: Africa
Duration: 9 Nights


Description

Experience the beauty of Cape Town and Johannesburg and the safari splendour of Kruger National Park during this 10-day Peregrine Independent Travel Experience. Begin in Cape Town, famous for its gourmet cuisine, picture-perfect scenery and dramatic history and then board the luxurious Blue Train bound for Johannesburg, enjoying silver-service and sophisticated lodgings. Finally, explore the great wild of Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s vastest wildlife arenas. Wildebeest, zebra, elephants and eagles are just a handful of the beauties you'll likely spot while you drive and walk across stunning plains. Peregrine Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that offer freedom and autonomy in travel without the stress. Independent Experiences are for one to three travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine’s local offices and expert resident guides.


Your Fly & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight from Sydney to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg
  • 10 day Cape Town & Kruger Experience: Independent tour with Peregrine
  • Includes 9 nights accommodation (2 nights on luxury train), 16 meals, activities + more
  • Airline taxes

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Why you'll love this trip:

  • Witness some of the most breathtaking scenery in Africa, from Table Mountain to the rugged world’s end of the Cape Peninsula
  • Retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three-hour walking tour with a specialist local guide
  • Discover why Cape Town is one of South Africa's culinary hot-spots, sampling its fine restaurants, wines and cheeses
  • Traverse the South African landscape as the scenery changes from dry savannas to the great escarpment and Winelands, all in the comfort of the plush Blue Train
  • Embark on the ultimate South African wildlife adventure, exploring the country’s biggest reserve in a 4x4 with an expert local guide
  • Make one of the greatest road trips on the entire continent, past incredible landscapes of mountains and valleys, waterfalls and canyons, on the spectacular Panorama Route

Is this trip right for you?

  • Although this is an Independent Experience, your game drives within Kruger National Park will be by necessity shared game drives. Other guests from the lodge will accompany you.
  • The transport to and from Kruger National Park will be in a 13-seater minivan. This is a shuttle service that departs daily. You may be sharing this shuttle ride with other travellers booked on different trips and itineraries to you. The drive to and from Johannesburg and the Kruger area is long: it can take approximately 6–7 hours plus meal and bathroom stops.
  • Your lodge is situated within the Greater Kruger Park ecosystem. It’s a 40-minute drive to Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate. On this itinerary you will have game drives in both Kruger National Park and neighbouring private game reserves.
  • Our Independent Experiences have been designed for just one to three people. You will have local guides for the included activities in both Kruger & Cape Town but otherwise will be unaccompanied. It’s independent travel without the stress.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa. This Independent Experience begins in Cape Town, where on arrival you’ll be met by a Peregrine representative and transferred to your hotel (approximately 45 minutes). After you settle in, the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore your surroundings. Walk the laid-back streets of Tamboerskloof, with its Victorian style homes and great access to the nightlife found on the nearby Long and Kloof streets.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Room) or similar (1 night)

Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Day 2: Cape Town - Walking Tour & Cape Point Peninsula

Retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three-hour morning walking tour with specially trained guides. Learn about the dark times of slavery, colonial life in The Cape, the tragedy of apartheid, and the triumph of the new 'Rainbow Nation'. Your tour will take in historical sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and significant historic slavery sites such as the Slave Lodge and Slave Tree. In Government Avenue near St George’s Cathedral, Footsteps to Freedom tour guides will tell you about Cape Town’s three Nobel Peace Prize-winners: Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. You’ll visit the building where the apartheid laws were passed and where they were later repealed after De Klerk’s dramatic speech at the opening of Parliament in February 1990. In Greenmarket Square and St George’s Mall, you can’t help but feel the energy of the new South Africa. This afternoon you'll travel down the spectacular coastline to Cape Point. Along the way some of the highlights include Clifton Beach view, Camps Bay, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Room) or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Cape Town - Afternoon Cape Peninsula Tour & Cape Town - Morning Historic Walking Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Cape Town - Winelands

Enjoy a tranquil escape to the Winelands on a full day tour. Make your way to the Stellenbosch area for a cellar door tour and wine tasting to gain an appreciation for the wines of the area. Afterwards head into the town for a city tour through its leafy cobbled lanes and elegant mix of 18th-century architecture. Next stop is Franschhoek for a lunch and perhaps a wine while enjoying stunning views over the valley. After lunch head to Paarl via a prison that held Nelson Mandela captive for the final 13 months of his sentence to learn about his life. Once in Paarl visit a final wine estate for a cheese and wine pairing before heading back to Cape Town for the evening.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Room) or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Franschoek Winelands Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Blue Train

Enjoy a free morning until your transfer to Cape Town train station at 2 pm for a 4 pm departure. You can hike or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for fantastic view. Board the luxurious Blue Train bound for Pretoria. Enjoy pre-departure drinks and bid farewell to Cape Town. Settle into your suite with the help of the butlers and later enjoy high-tea. Sit down to a formal dinner on board the train in the evening. Men are requested to wear a jacket, and ladies to dress in elegant evening wear.

Accommodation: Blue Train (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Special Information: You will be unaccompanied for the duration of the Blue Train Journey.

Day 5: Blue Train

Breakfast is served on board between 6 am and 9 pm, and the first lunch sitting is between 1.15 pm and 2.30 pm. In the afternoon, stop Kimberly Station and make a visit to the Kimberly Open Mine Museum. Return to the train and enjoy a glass of sherry before departure at 7.30 pm. Dinner this evening will be served between 9.15 pm and 11 pm.

Accommodation: Blue Train (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Johannesburg

Breakfast is served between 6 am and 9 am on a first come first served basis. At 10.30 am, your luxury train ride comes to an end at Pretoria Station in Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Pretoria, you will transfer to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day to settle in and spend at your leisure. Perhaps visit the culturally rich areas of Newtown, Braamfontein or Maboneng. The eye-opening Apartheid Museum is well worth your time. It’s a good idea to get some rest tonight, as there’s an early start and a long day of travel tomorrow.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Rosebank or similar (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Greater Kruger National Park

Your Kruger adventure begins between 5:30am and 6:00am this morning. Leaving Johannesburg, ‘The City of Gold’, behind you will head for Greater Kruger National Park, arriving just in time for lunch. Your accommodation for the evening will be an intimate lodge with limited permanent safari tented rooms. Rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortably appointed with private ensuite and bath. The lodge also offers a comfortable lounge, perfect for chatting with the other guests over a drink or two. There is also a swimming pool, shaded deck area, dining tent and WiFi.

In the afternoon you'll be taken to a neighbouring game reserve for your first open 4x4 vehicle game drive by spotlight. This is a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the elusive animals that operate after dark.

Accommodation: Bundox Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Private Game Reserve - 4x4 Game Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Special Information: Today’s total driving time is approximately 8–9 hours, including stops. Your transfer from Johannesburg to Greater Kruger National Park will be a shared transfer and you will likely be joined by other passengers, including those from our sister brand Intrepid. Your afternoon game drive within the Private Game Reserve may also be shared with other lodge guests.

Day 8: Greater Kruger National Park

Wake early today and head into the park, where you’ll find yourself in prime game viewing territory, well-placed to catch a glimpse of the Big Five. Enjoy breakfast at one of the picnic spots within the park, fuelling for a full day of safari. Continue through the park, stopping off at various points of interest and waterholes to observe the incredible animals that call it home. One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 species of bird, 100 species of reptile and 150 species of mammal, including significant populations of all the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino. The endangered African wild dog, herbivores like hippo, zebra, giraffe and numerous different types of antelope also enjoy the park’s rich mosaic of habitats, which include savanna, mixed acacia woodland, rocky hills and mopane woodland. You will return to the lodge in the late afternoon and enjoy an evening of relaxation.

Accommodation: Bundox Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Kruger National Park - Full Day Game Drive

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Special Information: Your game drive within Kruger National Park will be a shared game drive. You will be accompanied by other guests from the lodge.

Day 9: Greater Kruger National Park

Today is your final day at the lodge, and there are no activities scheduled. If you’re interested in something other than soaking up the atmosphere then you may wish to return to the park on a day trip for more wildlife spotting. There is also an optional Panorama Route tour available. Travelling along the Panorama Route, you will experience some of the most glorious scenery in South Africa. The route in Mpumalanga province is one of the world’s great driving roads, home to mountain peaks, huge canyons and fertile valleys, rivers and massive caves. The views are spectacular throughout, with each corner bringing a new breath-taking vista, but a few of the sights stand out. God’s Window is an amazing viewpoint at the southern end of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, with vistas of lushly verdant cliffs plunging hundreds of metres down into the valley. The canyon is the third largest in the world and also the greenest, with the bright-green subtropical plant life said to be reminiscent of the Garden of Eden, hence the viewpoint’s nickname. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are incredible natural sculptures shaped by water and time. The Treur River cascades down to join the Blyde River and, thanks to underwater obstacles that creates high-powered vortexes, stunning cylindrical potholes have been eroded in the beautifully coloured rock. Ask your travel agent for information. Tonight, enjoy an outdoor dinner on the deck, looking out at the small watering hole which often attracts giraffe and zebra.

Accommodation: Bundox Safari Lodge or similar (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10: Johannesburg

There is another early start today for a guided bush walk, during which you’ll learn some interesting details about the identification of trees, spoors (the tracks or scent of an animal) and birds of Kruger National Park. Transfer back to Johannesburg, stopping en route to take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and see the pointed peaks of the Three Rondavels. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will be dropped at your nominated hotel or directly to the airport for any onward travel. If you are planning to depart Johannesburg today for an international destination, please ensure that your flight is later than 10 pm.

Included Activities: Morning Guernsey Bush Walk

Meals Included: Breakfast

Special Information: Your transfer from Greater Kruger National Park to Johannesburg will be a shared, as well as your morning game walk. Total driving time today is approximately 8 hours.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the best available price at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 13 March 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice. Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

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