Luxury Safari and Cape Town Escape – 7 Nights
Spend a week in stunning South Africa, exploring the wildlife-rich wilderness of Kapama Private Game Reserve, and the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. With just 7 days, this package offers some of the best South Africa has to offer, a luxury big 5 safari and a Cape Town escape.
Kapama Private Game Reserve is one of the country’s finest reserves, with the Big 5 and plenty of other wildlife, experienced game rangers, hot air ballooning, elephant interactions and more. In contrast to the African bush, Cape Town is a lively and modern port city, offering heaps of history, incredible natural beauty and a rich café and nightlife culture.
Included in the Package:
- 3 nights at Kapama River Lodge in a Standard Suite, including meals and game drives
- 4 nights at the Cape Heritage in a Standard Room, including breakfast
- All return airport transfers
- Please note that the price does not include international and domestic flights
Tailor Made Itineraries
Please let us know if you would like to make changes to this itinerary, we are always happy to tailor-make your African dream vacation.
The Trip in Detail
A closer look at your holiday
Day 1-4 Kapama River Lodge/Kapama Game Reserve
Begin your South African adventure with 3 nights at Kapama River Lodge, enjoying daily game drives, great food and luxurious surroundings in the bush. Kapama’s rates include 2 daily game drives. Kapama is a Big 5 reserve, so look out for lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo. Morning game drives start early, around 5:30am, but enjoy tea or coffee and rusks (a South African specialty) to warm up before setting off. In addition to the Big 5, there is plenty more wildlife to see, including a huge variety of bird species. Be sure to bring your camera and warm clothing. There’ll be another stop for snacks and warm drinks before returning to the lodge for a full breakfast.
Free time at River Lodge can be spend lounging on the pool deck or swimming in the rim flow pool, enjoying a treatment at the spa or relaxing in the lounge areas. At 3:30 each day afternoon tea is served before setting off on your 2nd game drive. The afternoon drive includes sundowners in the bush – a great way to finish off a day of relaxing and game viewing, while watching the sun set over the reserve. The vehicle will return to the lodge around 7pm, giving you a chance to spot some nocturnal animals before heading back for a great dinner.
Bush walks are also included in the rates, should you wish to have an even closer experience with Kapama’s wilderness and smaller wildlife. There are also elephant interactions available (for an extra cost) and the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species is worth a visit (an extra fee also applies). Keen photographers can sign up for photographic safaris and there are hot air balloon rides available from nearby Hoedspruit.
Amazing game viewing in a private game reserve in the greater Kruger Park region
Stunning spa in the bush
Day 4-8 Cape Heritage Hotel/Cape Town
Finish your vacation with 4 nights in beautiful Cape Town. The Cape Heritage is located on Bree Street, close to many of Cape Town’s best attractions, and a mere 5-10 minutes from the V&A Waterfront. In walking distance from the hotel are a variety of great bars and restaurants, with a huge range of cuisine styles.
One of the best ways to see the city is from the upper deck of the red city sightseeing buses. Begin your trip from the V&A Waterfront, and choose either the red route or blue route. Buses are hop-on hop-off, giving you plenty of time to explore locations including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, World of Birds, Mariner’s Wharf, Constantia’s beautiful wine farms and more. Be sure to pay a visit to Clifton and Camps Bay beaches while in the Mother City, take a trip to the top of Table Mountain, explore Robben Island, walk through the Company Gardens and Green Market Square, and discover the many eclectic and interesting shops in Long Street.
It’s also advisable to take a day exploring the nearby Cape Winelands, either on your own steam or with a tour. Just 45 minutes by car will take you to the heart of the beautiful winelands area, and the picturesque historical towns of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.
Great location in Cape Town
Small and intimate boutique hotel