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Cape Town & Kruger Game Park

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With optional extensions to Entabeni Game Conservancy or Victoria Falls

February 17 – 26, 2018

Visit the twoCape Town and Kruger Park Safari most popular areas in South Africa, Cape Town and Kruger Game Park.  The Mervis Diamond Importers ESPN Redskins Radio South Africa Safari delivers both the cosmopolitan city experience of Cape Town and exciting wildlife adventure including private game reserves and a walking safari.  This itinerary also offers several optional excursions and two amazing optional extensions to Victoria Falls, staying at Elephant Hills Resort, or game viewing throughout the ancient and beautiful hills of the Entabeni Game Conservancy, to further enhance your South African experience.

4 Nights at Cape Town’s SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT.  With breathtaking views of Table Mountain, located at the waterfront, this modern, chic, and spaciously comfortable hotel offers everything you would expect from a full service hotel.  Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront a preferred business and holiday destination. Modern, chic and spaciously comfortable, the hotel’s rooms offer guests a rejuvenating, fully serviced escape from the bustling energy of Cape Town, with décor that is tasteful and classy with an edge.  Each guest room offers wireless internet access and a host of channels available on satellite.  A mere 15 minutes’ drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 5 minute walk from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, the hotel’s superb location offers guests easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town.

3 Nights at KAPAMA RIVER LODGE. Style, elegance and excitement in one of South Africa’s most prolific wildlife sanctuaries.  Kapama River Lodge is so named because it lies in a curve of the Kapama River, which is usually dry but floods from time to time and can be reached from the steps of the lodge swimming pool. A small permanent water source lies just beyond Kapama River Lodge’s perimeter fence, attracting animals like antelopes, elephant and buffalo. Watch this truly African spectacle from the warm blue water of the big rim flow swimming pool or relax in the shade of an umbrella on loungers around the pool.

• 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners, including a special boma feast in the Bush at Kapama Private Game Reserve.

• Airport transfers with private vehicle and driver, including a private ‘Meet and Greet’ service on arrival into South Africa.

• Scheduled city tour of Cape Town, featuring a scenic cable car ride up Table Mountain.

• Full day excursion to Cape Point including a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.

• Opportunity to enjoy a game of golf at one of Cape Town’s many famous courses (cost not included).

• Full day excursion to the gorgeous Winelands, with a winery tour and wine tasting.

• Thrilling morning and afternoon game drives at Kapama Game Reserve, in specially designed open safari vehicles.

• Opportunities for walking safaris and night game drives.

Welcome to the ‘fairest Cape in the World’. Colonial monuments co-exist with delightful modernity in the glorious city of Cape Town. Basking in a Mediterranean climate for most of the year, veteran travelers insist this setting tops even the trendiest resort in the south of France. Certainly… the wines are just as delicious! Relax and enjoy guided sightseeing: a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a tour of the delightful city, a full day excursion along the full length of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach, and a full day excursion to the Cape Winelands with a winery tour and wine tasting.

Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari South Africa MapSouth Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, Kruger National Park, your safari paradise for 5 exciting days. Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your first lion on the hunt. Be prepared for non-stop action as you search for the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives at private game reserves. Open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers, allow for close-up encounters and superb photographic opportunities. During the quiet midday, a guided walking safari places you ‘nose to nose’ with the small denizens of the bush.

Optional Extensions

VICTORIA FALLS 2 Night extension to famed Victoria Falls and ELEPHANT HILLS RESORT.  The hotel is situated on a small hill overlooking the Zambezi River, upstream from the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. It has one the best golf courses in Zimbabwe and some amazing wildlife. Enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River and a guided tour of the mighty Falls is also included.  Read more…

Land rate $955  per person sharing
Supplement for single accommodation $255

ENTABENI GAME CONSERVANCY 2 Night safari / golf extension to ENTABENI GAME CONSERVANCY. Game viewing throughout these ancient and beautiful hills, or play the world-renowned LEGEND GOLF COURSE with its the famous and unforgettable 19th hole, the world’s longest par 3.  Read more…

Land rate $1,550 per person sharing
Supplement for single accommodation $485

LAND RATE FOR 7 NIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA: $3650 per person sharing
Supplement for single accommodation: $1195

AIRFARE: Round trip Economy Air aboard South African Airways direct from Washington DC from $1786, including taxes, fuel and the internal fares within South Africa; subject to change.

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Golden Triangle Safari featuring South Africa & Victoria Falls

South Africa & Victoria Falls

Cape Town | Sun City | Johannesburg | Victoria Falls

Tour Length: 10 days
From $2,895 per person

Our Golden Triangle Safari featuring South Africa & Victoria Falls links Cape Town’s waterfront beauty with Sun City’s The Palace of the Lost City, nestled in an extinct volcanic crater, surrounded by a Big 5 nature reserve. And to top it off, 2 nights in a luxury resort, set against the heart-stopping backdrop of beloved Victoria Falls.

Golden Triangle Safari Cape Town aerial view

Touch down in glorious Cape Town to begin this adventure-of-a-lifetime. Explore her peninsula, at the Cape of Good Hope – with its quaint fishing villages, colonies of barking seals and a most improbable collection of arctic penguins. Aerial View of Cape Town, South Africa Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands; tour a vineyard and stroll the quaint streets of Stellenbosch.

Then wing your way to Sun City and discover The Palace of the Lost City. Styled in opulent African colors and architectural features, The Palace is

Our Golden Triangle Safari featuring South Africa & Victoria Falls maprated as one of the Leading Hotels of the World.

One of the great African experiences is a Big 5 safari in a 4×4 safari cruiser, and you will enjoy two of these thrilling adventures in the Pilanesberg National Game Reserve. This exclusive safari opportunity is one of many exciting Sun City activities, which include world-class golfing, dining and touring.

Overland to Johannesburg, the vibrant and pulsing capital city, where you have a brief stop before winging to Victoria Falls – what the locals call the “Smoke that Thunders”. Delight in a guided tour of the Falls and ply the famed Zambezi River on a sunset boat cruise.

Golden Triangle  Tour Itinerary

Day 1-3 Cape Town (3 nights)
Spy penguins, seals, ostriches and cavorting baboons on a full day drive to the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. Standing at the edge of the continent, perhaps you can see where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Enjoy another full day of glorious scenery travelling through the Winelands: tour a vineyard, samples the wines and admire the old Cape Dutch architecture at Stellenbosch.

Day 4-6 Sun City (3 nights)
Sheer opulence awaits at the famed Palace of the Lost City – one of the most beloved and eclectic destinations in South Africa. Indulge in a huge array of activities and sports, including a man-made wave pool! During your 3 night stay you will enjoy exciting wildlife safaris within Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Open safari vehicles venture forth in pursuit of the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo.

Day 7 Johannesburg (1 night)
Drive to the ‘big city’, stopping enroute at a popular village where locals ply their wares and tourists bargain for the perfect souvenir. Arrive at your 5 star downtown hotel, for a perfect night’s rest.

Day 8-9 Victoria Falls (2 nights)
Wing to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy a multi-hued sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, watching out for crocodile and inquisitive hippos, while sipping wine and feeling the spray from the Falls. The following day, you will explore the impressive Falls on a guided walking tour.

Day 10 Depart Johannesburg
Fly back to Johannesburg and connect with your departure flight.

EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE
3 days Chobe National Park, Botswana. CHOBE GAME LODGE.
Per Person from $1,695 
Guests will explore the Chobe River and the abundant wildlife and bird species of Chobe National Park. Counter-balancing the wilderness is this restful, air conditioned, ensuite game lodge, with graceful high arches, quarry tiled floors and barrel vaulted ceilings that create an atmosphere of cool tranquility. The Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge located within the National Park.

3 days Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger Park, South Africa. SABI SABI BUSH LODGE.
Per Person from $2,450  (excluding air fare)
South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, this is home to all the Big Five. Venture forth on morning and afternoon guided game drives, in open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers. During the quiet midday, let your five senses guide you on a thrilling walking safari!

Cape & Kruger – Cape Town and Kruger Park Safari

Cape Town, North & South Kruger Park

Visiting Cape Town, North & South Kruger Park, the two most popular areas in South Africa, our Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari delivers both a cosmopolitan city experience and an exciting wildlife adventure including private game reserves and a walking safari.

Tour Length: 8 days

From $3,495  per person

Visiting the twoCape Town and Kruger Park Safari most popular areas in South Africa, our Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari delivers both a cosmopolitan city experience and an exciting wildlife adventure including private game reserves and a walking safari.

Begin your Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari experience in trendy, cosmopolitan Cape Town, with sightseeing attractions galore, then on to Kruger Park, South Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, and thrill to exciting game viewing.

Welcome to the ‘fairest Cape in the World’. Colonial monuments co-exist with delightful modernity in the glorious city of Cape Town. Basking in a Mediterranean climate for most of the year, veteran travelers insist this setting tops even the trendiest resort in the south of France. Certainly… the wines are just as delicious! Relax and enjoy guided sightseeing: a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a tour of the delightful city and an excursion along the full length of the Cape Peninsula. As a special treat: enjoy dinner in the home of a Capetonian family when traveling at the Classic, Luxe or Premier level.

Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari South Africa MapSouth Africa’s finest wildlife refuge, Kruger National Park, your safari paradise for 5 exciting days. Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your first lion on the hunt. Be prepared for non-stop action as you search for the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives at private game reserves. Open safari vehicles, expertly maneuvered by professional game rangers, allow for close-up encounters and superb photographic opportunities. During the quiet midday, a guided walking safari places you ‘nose to nose’ with the small denizens of the bush.

Designed for those who are serious about the wildlife, this program visits two different game lodges within Kruger, in two distinct eco-zones. Mix up the menu, meet your new game ranger and say ‘hello’ to a whole new batch of fellow safari enthusiasts.

Tempted to see a bit more? Think about adding Victoria Falls, Chobe Botswana or even an exciting extension to Kenya or Tanzania.

Cape Town and Kruger Park Safari Itinerary

Day 1-3 Cape Town (3 nights)

Two glorious days exploring the city and environs. Ride a cable car up to Table Mountain and tour the colorful Malay Quarter. Pose on the very edge of the continent on a Cape Point tour. Meet penguins, seals and playful baboons. As a special treat for Premier Level: a Home Host dinner with a Capetonian family!

Day 4-5 North Kruger Park Private Reserve (2 nights)

Wing to Kruger Park… wildlife heaven! Daily game drives at private game reserves allow for close-up encounters with elephant, lions, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, hippo, and hyena, to name a few.

Sabi Sabi Private Game Lodges. Selati, Bush Lodge, Little Bush Lodge, Earth Lodge

Day 6-7 South Kruger Park Private Reserve (2 nights)

Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari private game rexervesA new part of Kruger, a new lodge and a new venue to double your game viewing opportunities! Open safari vehicles plunge into the bush in pursuit leopard on the hunt. Don’t miss the midday walking safari for a true bush experience!

Day 8 Depart Johannesburg
“Farewell” to Africa. Wing back to Johannesburg and depart.