Cape, Kruger & Spa | Luxury 13 Day Tour
The Ultimate South African Holidaybegins with 4 days in the “Mother City” of Cape Town, with it’s iconic Table Mountain and pristine beaches.
Sip Award winning wines in the Franschhoek Winelands before heading off to Mpumulanga , where you will relax enjoying Spa Treatements at Cybele Forest Lodge.
Use this time to explore the Panoramic Route before being whisked away on a Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park.
Day 1 Arrive in the Mother City of Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town and collect your rental vehicle. A leisurely drive will take you to the heart of Cape Town – the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where you will be spending the following four nights at the lovely Victoria & Alfred Hotel.
Situated in the heart of the Waterfront, a short walk will take you into the midst of this bustling and vibey area, with a wide choice of restaurants and shopping.
Day 2 – 4 Explore Cape Town
The following three days are your own, dedicated to exploring the delights of Cape Town. Take the Cable Car to the Summit of Table Mountain, and sip cocktails at Sunset overlooking Camps Bay Beach.
Visit Cape Point, or watch the penguins frolicking in the waves at Boulders Penguin Beach. Take a morning to walk through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or is history is your thing – take the Ferry to Robben Island , where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
Shop up a storm at one of the city centre markets and browse through the curio shops at the V & A Waterfront.
You will be spoilt for choice -Cape Town offers a host of activitiesto enjoy.
Day 5 – 6 Visit the rolling Vineyards of the Cape Winelands
Depart the city centre of Cape Town, and head off to the French Huguenot town of Franschhoek, in the heart of the Cape Winelands for a couple of days of exceptional wine tasting and gourmet delights.
Take time to visit Stellenbosch, with it’s oak lined avenues and Cape Dutch Architecture and explore the quaint shops in Franschhoek.
Franschhoek is the Gourmet Capital of Cape Town, and you will enjoy top quality meals for both lunch and dinner.
You will be spending two nights at Franschhoek Country House, with it’s beautiful views over the Vineyards.
Day 7 Mpumulanga awaits you
Today you will depart Cape Town and drop off your hire car at Cape Town Airport.
Depart on a Scheduled SAA flight to Nelspruit ( costs not included ) and collect another hire car.
Drive to Cybele Forest Lodge & Spa, where you will be spending the following 3 nights in utmost relaxation.
Day 8 – 9 Explore the Panoramic Route & Spa Treatments
At Cybele there is so much to explore including forest walks to the nearby waterfall, the panorama route, helicopter flips, and spa treatments at our world renowned Clarins Spa in the Forest or simply soaking up the warm sun at one of the swimming pools. But, at the end of the day, it’s about getting away from it all and simply relaxing in the calm of a living forest.
Use Cybele as a base to explore thescenic Panoramic Route, taking time to visit Bourkes Luck Potholes, Mac Mac Falls and Pilgrims Rest.
Day 10 – 12 Safari in the Kruger National Park
Depart Cybele Forest Lodge and head off to the Kruger National Park, most certainly one of the highlights of your holiday in South Africa.
An easy drive will take you to Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Kruger National Park, where you will be spending the following three nights on Safari in search of the Big Five at Shumbalala Lodge
Thrilling morning, afternoon and evening game drives await you in the prime big game country in open safari vehicles with experienced rangers. Enjoy an optional game walk with rangers to experience the bush from the ground.
Take a stroll to the lodge’s waterhole to watch the animals that gather around for a drink – a great photographic opportunity right on your doorstep.
Evenings will be spent around the campfire, enjoying fine South African wine and listening to the sounds of the African Bush.
Day 13 Your adventure comes to an end
Enjoy your last early morning Game drive hopefully spotting the elusive leopard not yet seen.
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive to Hoedspruit Airport where you will drop off your hire car. Take a scheduled SAA flight back to Johannesburg