Launch a splendid South African tour in beautiful Cape Town and conclude with an exciting Big Five safari in the Kruger National Park, visiting famous wine country and fantastically scenic coastal spots along the way.
The magical Mother City of Cape Town sidles up against the mountain slopes with oceans swilling at her skirts, and here there’s no end to the entertainments, scenery and cultural attractions on offer. First on most people’s lists is a visit to magnificent Table Mountain. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront attracts masses of visitors to its markets, shops, restaurants and cinemas. Take a harbour tour, or a boat trip to Robben Island.
If you’re wanting a stay in Cape Town fit for a king, Colona Castle won’t disappoint. This luxurious boutique-style hotel hugs the mountainside above a sparkling lake region in Lakeside. Panoramic views of Table Mountain, Cape Town’ s southern suburbs, Sandvlei Lake, False Bay, the South Atlantic Ocean and the mountains of the winelands are breath-catching.
Sightseeing and play options on the doorstep include:
· Magnificently scenic Cape Point (from Colona Castle you can get there before the crowds arrive)
· Picturesque Kalk Bay with its working fishing harbour, hip shops and eateries
· Historic Simonstown – quaint main street, naval headquarters, toy museum and beautiful sheltered bays for swimming
· Beach walks and swimming / boarding in the warm False Bay ocean
· Whale watching from May to November and shark breaching from May to September
· A round of Golf at one of 4 world-class Golf courses just minutes away
· A visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
· View the penguin colony at exquisite Boulders Beach
· Wine tasting on estates in the Constantia Valley
· A kayak ride in the Simon’s Town harbour
Not far from Cape Town, the acclaimed wine-producing regions have plenty to offer, including idyllic landscapes of vineyards set against majestic mountain ranges, state-of-the-art wineries on centuries-old wine estates, and all the pleasures that can be derived from good food and wine. Choose accommodation in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek.
Once you’ve had your fill of Cape Town, other stunning coastal areas to explore are Hermanus, Gansbaai, Arniston and the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These areas make appealing two or three night stays on the way to the wilderness of Kruger National Park.
The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most iconic regions. Located in Mpumalanga and more or less the size of Holland, this magnificent wilderness is home to a huge array of wild animals. Private safari lodges offer exciting safari adventures laced with plenty of luxury.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is a 15 000 hectare private concession in the southern part of the Kruger National Park – one of the last strongholds of the endangered Black Rhino. Sixteen spacious suites offer African-styled luxury and magnificent views of the wilderness. Enjoy exceptional 4×4 safaris and optional foot safaris. Inbetween bush excursions, there’s gym and spa luxury to keep you pampered. The lodge is fully geared to provide children with a memorable and well-supervised safari.
Singita Lebombo sits high on a clifftop in Kruger, where you can watch bushveld life unfolding from above. Singita Sweni is set on the shaded bank of the Sweni River. This beautiful lodge is elevated on stilts with decks of timber, bringing you close to the river and trees.
A more adventurous safari option in the Kruger park – and one which is every bit as luxurious as the others – is a close-to-the-earth walking trail with Rhino Walking Safaris. Choose a two-, three- or five-day trail and experience the awesome beauty of the Kruger National Park. These adventures incorporate stays at luxury lodges, and they also provide for close-to-nature sleepouts in the bush.
Mail our Getaway Consultants for a tailor-made Cape to Kruger tour with your particular preferences in mind, or call 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).