Big 5 Safari and City Break – 7 Nights
This week-long holiday in South Africa offers travellers the opportunity to explore both the wild South African bush at Madikwe Game Reserve and the urban beauty of Cape Town. This is a perfect combination of a Big 5 Safari and a City Break.
Madikwe is a malaria-free Big 5 reserve in the northern region of South Africa. The reserve is known for its excellent game rangers and guides, and experiencing safari here is unforgettable. Cape Town will provide a contrast to the wilderness, with a vibrant city center, cafe culture, great shopping and huge variety of activities.
Included in the Package:
- 3 nights at Rhulani Safari Lodge, including meals and game drives
- 4 nights at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, including breakfast
- All return airport transfers
- Please note that the price does not include international and domestic flights
Tailor Made Itineraries
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The Trip in Detail
A closer look at what your holiday could be.
Day 1-4 Rhulani/Madikwe Game Reserve
Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met by a driver who will drive you to the Madikwe Game Reserve. This is about a 4-5 hour drive.
Enjoy 3 nights in a luxury chalet at Rhulani, with 2 daily game drives, bush walks and private decks and plunge pools. The nearby waterhole at Rhulani will allow guests to watch game from the comforts of the lodge.
Experience a Big 5 safari from Rhulani's open Land Cruisers, or walks with experienced rangers. Morning drives last around 3 hours Guided stargazing is also on offer, and avid bird watchers will have plenty to see with over 300 species present in the reserve. Snacks and drinks will be provided on game drives, and fantastic meals at the lodge will not disappoint. Dont forget your camera and take warm clothing for early morning starts.
After your morning game drive and brunch at Rhulani your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport in Johannesburg from where you will fly to Cape Town to continue your South African adventure.
Amazing safari in a big five game reserve
Luxurious accommodation with private plunge pools
Malaria free game reserve
Day 4-8 Victoria & Alefred Hotel/Cape Town
Upon arrival in Cape Town you will be met be a driver who will take you to your hotel in the V&A Waterfront.
Finish your holiday in Cape Town, exploring the city bowl, enjoying the beautiful beaches, viewing the city from the top of Table Mountain and enjoying the great variety of bars and restaurants. Staying at the V&A Waterfront puts you in walking distance of a multitude of activities, shops, restaurants and more.
The Victoria & Alfred Hotel is a luxury hotel in the harbour itself, with great mountain and waterfront views, and close to the Nelson Mandela Gateway (from where Robben Island Ferry Tours depart), the Victoria Wharf shopping mall, the 2 Oceans Aquarium, great food and craft markets, Greenpoint and Clifton and Camps Bay beaches. Hop-on hop-off city tour buses also depart from the waterfront, and these are a great way to discover the city, as well as the Constantia wine region and Hout Bay. It is also recommended that you take a day exploring the Cape Winelands (just 45 minutes away by car) either with a tour or on your own.
Perfect location in the middle of the vibrant waterfront
Fantastic views of the harbour and Table Mountain
Excellent restaurant and bar