Cape Town and Kruger Safari
Cape Town, Kruger National Park
The 12-day Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Holiday is an effortless combination of southern Africa's landmark attractions.
Cape Town , Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls : southern Africa's top three attractions. But don't worry it's not like Niagra Falls or the Eiffel Tower with millions of people everywhere waiting their turn for a glimpse of the action. Here in Africa, done right there's plenty of space for everyone all the time.
And rather grand space it is. You can do this trip in any order starting with either Cape Town, Kruger or Vic Falls and at each stop you get the best of southern Africa on your doorstep.
We recommend starting in Cape Town where you can fly in direct from Europe and the US to start enjoying your African holiday immediately with no connecting flights or transfers to worry about. From Cape Town you can fly directly to Kruger Park, depending on dates otherwise you fly via Jo'burg, and from Kruger Park you can fly directly to Victoria Falls. From Vic Falls you fly back to Jo'burg and home. Quick and easy, like all good holidays should be.
The attractions speak for themselves: a world-class African city with beaches, nature reserves, wine farms, steeped in history and culture and all rather picturesque about it; a world-class game reserve with the greatest wildlife diversity in Africa; and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Your Cape Town leg of the holiday is a self-drive tour where you can explore the beautiful Cape at your leisure, taking in the sights and activities that interest you the most; the Kruger National Park leg is a guided safari including transfers, meals, drinks, game drives and safari activities; the Victoria Falls leg is independent with your hotel and local operators providing transfers and activities.
This amazing holiday is more flexible than a yoga guru. You can reverse it, jumble it, add a Botswana or Zimbabwe safari to the mix, take in the Garden Route before heading up to Kruger… You get the picture, talk to your Travel Expert now and start planning your African holiday.
Arrive at Cape Town international airport, collect your hired car and drive to your Cape Town hotel, which will be your travel base for the next five days. Explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula at your leisure: the roads are excellent and finding your way around, with the help of a friendly GPS, is a breeze.
Our recommended Cape Town activities:
The list goes on and on and on. Talk to your Travel Expert about what to do in Cape Town while you're here (the season makes a difference and we can make all the recommendations and advance bookings you need).
Our recommended Cape Town hotels:
And this list also goes on and on and on. Where you stay depends on your budget, the type of accommodation you like (small and intimate? large and care-free?) and what you want to do in Cape Town. If you want to laze on the beach all day, then a hotel on the beachfront at Camps Bay is the best option. If you want to spend time exploring the city and the waterfront or you prefer the gentle mink and manure countryside of the winelands or a family-friendly beach holiday.
Your flight, usually via Jo'burg, will take you to one of several airports or a nearby landing strip depending on where you will start your Kruger safari. Transfer to your safari lodge for two days of excellent game viewing and then transfer to another lodge in the park for a different experience of this country-sized wildlife area.
From Kruger Park, you will fly back to Jo'burg and connect to your flight home after an amazing holiday.
Our recommended Kruger Park safari lodges:
After your morning game drive, transfer to KMIA (Kruger-Mpumalanga International Airport to be precise) for your direct flight to Victoria Falls . Both sides of the falls are safe, the Zimbabwean side generally offering the better views of the falls. Either way you'll be sipping a cold drink on the Zambezi River at sunset the same day you saw giraffe munching on the juiciest cuts of acacia in the Kruger National Park .
Spend the next three days exploring all that Victoria Falls has to offer. A UNESCO World Hertiage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, Victoria Falls is at once a terrifying volume of water thundering down a sheer chasm and a strangely calming experience.
After exploring the falls from the rain forest it's decision time: what next? Activity options are limitless. You could take a scenic flight over the falls; swim in devils pools metres from the edge; walk with lions or go on an elephant-back safari in the adjacent game reserve; hurl yourself from the bridge with a piece of rubber attached to your legs; shoot the best single-day rapids in the world; shop for Shona sculptures and African arts and crafts; paddle up the river... the list goes on.
On your last day, transfer to the airport about 20 minutes away and fly out with one last view of the falls and your wonderful holiday receding into a fond memory and dreams of your next visit.
Our recommended Victoria Falls hotels:
Customers who enquire about this tour end up making many changes to the standard itinerary. Below are the most recent variations of this base tour booked by us for our clients. Have a look at their itineraries, see what changes they requested, what the final cost was and read what they have to say about their holidays.
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