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South Africa Safari: The Cape & Kruger National Park

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 2-3 hours on walking days

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Enjoy all the best of South Africa on one indelible journey through two of its most compelling (and unique!) destinations. Savor a stay in Cape Town, where you encounter the region’s distinct floral kingdom—unlike any other in the world—during a stroll through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and atop Table Mountain. Stroll through the charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, sampling their wine over a picnic lunch. On dramatic coastal walks, meet entertaining penguins and keep your eyes peeled for southern right whales during migration. In Kruger National Park, experience the thrill of tracking game on foot with expert guides. Stay in a deluxe lodge and remote camp deep in the bush that hearkens back to Africa’s golden era. Savor both day and night bush drives—delighting in encounters with the “Big Five” and rare nocturnal animals as well. This is the ultimate way to experience the breadth of South Africa, from its most contemporary restaurants to its timeless wilderness.

What is a Guided Walking Safari?

Optional guided walks are a feature of CW Safaris, getting you out of your safari vehicle and into the incredible sights, sounds, and smells of Africa. You’ll learn tracking techniques from our expert, naturalist guides and revel in the tiny details that present themselves when you’re out in nature: flowers in bloom, birds on the wing, and newborn antelope foraging in the tall grass. On the days where walks are offered, they range from 1-3 hours, with shorter and longer options when feasible. Our goal is to offer as much walking as possible, but there are some days where due to park restrictions and/or transfers, game drives or water activities are included instead. Walks are in the bush and generally depart directly from the camps and lodges.


Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Cape Town, from its cosmopolitan downtown to the scenic summit of Table Mountain.
  • Experience the Southern Cape’s amazingly varied attractions: vineyards, beaches, botanical gardens, historic towns, penguin colonies, and more.
  • Track giraffes, zebras, hyenas and the famed Big Five while in Kruger National Park - a park that boasts the highest number of mammal species in Africa.
  • Spend comfortable evenings immersed in nature at your deluxe lodge and remote bush camp.
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $6,798 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Cape Town (2019 only)
1 night $298*
Victoria Falls
3 nights $2,248**

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $5,498 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Trust our expertise with 39 years in active travel.
  • Immersive experiences with our local guides.
  • Virtually everything is included, even beer and wine with dinner.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • We take care of our solo travelers.
  • Past guests and referrals always save.

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join your Country Walkers South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

Ascend Table Mountain by cable car this morning for wonderful perspectives over Cape Town. Afterwards, explore the city’s attractions on foot, finishing with a delectable seafood dinner.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Boulders Beach

Today you experience the Cape Peninsula’s myriad wonders: magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, the Boulders Beach penguin colony, Cape Point’s dramatic meeting of Indian and Atlantic Ocean waters, and the dazzling indigenous plants and birds of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 3

Wine Country & Coast: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

Discover South Africa’s wine country, strolling through both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek — charming Cape Dutch towns surrounded by mountains and vineyards—and walking in the hills above a historic wine estate.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 4

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

This morning, savor gorgeous views over Walker Bay from the coastal bluffs of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Linger over an elegant lunch at a local winery and then choose between free time or a cliff top walk.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 5

Fly to Kruger National Park; bush walk

Fly into the wilds of Kruger National Park and settle in at your remote bush camp overlooking the wildlife-rich Timbitene Plain. Toast your first afternoon walk with sundowners in the bush and a candle-lit dinner back at camp.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 6

Kruger National Park: walking safaris

Arise at dawn for a thrilling walking safari, discovering Kruger’s unparalleled wildlife and learning animal tracking secrets from your expert guides. Resume your quest for the “Big Five” on this afternoon’s bush walk and game drive.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 7

Kruger National Park: morning bush walk; afternoon game drive

After another morning walking safari, decamp to the luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Enjoy high tea overlooking the lodge’s waterhole, then set off to explore your new surroundings in a 4×4 Land Cruiser.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 8

Kruger National Park: Morning and afternoon game drives

From your base at Rhino Post Lodge, enjoy morning and evening game drives, interspersed with downtime by the pool and wildlife watching from your deck. Tonight, celebrate the week’s adventures with dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 9

Your South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour concludes

After a final game drive, fly to Johannesburg.

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Day 1

Join your Country Walkers South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

Your guide(s) will meet you at the More Quarters Hotel at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Ascend Table Mountain by cable car this morning for wonderful perspectives over Cape Town. Afterwards, explore the city’s attractions on foot, finishing with a delectable seafood dinner.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Today you experience the Cape Peninsula’s myriad wonders: magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, the Boulders Beach penguin colony, Cape Point’s dramatic meeting of Indian and Atlantic Ocean waters, and the dazzling indigenous plants and birds of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 3

Wine Country & Coast: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

Discover South Africa’s wine country, strolling through both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek — charming Cape Dutch towns surrounded by mountains and vineyards—and walking in the hills above a historic wine estate.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 4

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

This morning, savor gorgeous views over Walker Bay from the coastal bluffs of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Linger over an elegant lunch at a local winery and then choose between free time or a cliff top walk.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 5

Fly to Kruger National Park; bush walk

Fly into the wilds of Kruger National Park and settle in at your remote bush camp overlooking the wildlife-rich Timbitene Plain. Toast your first afternoon walk with sundowners in the bush and a candle-lit dinner back at camp.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 6

Kruger National Park: walking safaris

Arise at dawn for a thrilling walking safari, discovering Kruger’s unparalleled wildlife and learning animal tracking secrets from your expert guides. Resume your quest for the “Big Five” on this afternoon’s bush walk and game drive.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 7

Kruger National Park: morning bush walk; afternoon game drive

After another morning walking safari, decamp to the luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Enjoy high tea overlooking the lodge’s waterhole, then set off to explore your new surroundings in a 4×4 Land Cruiser.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 8

Kruger National Park: Morning and afternoon game drives

From your base at Rhino Post Lodge, enjoy morning and evening game drives, interspersed with downtime by the pool and wildlife watching from your deck. Tonight, celebrate the week’s adventures with dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 9

Your South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour concludes

After a final game drive, fly to Johannesburg.

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Flight

Overnight flight to South Africa

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrival in Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to your deluxe boutique hotel (the same hotel as night one of the tour). Settle into your room, where you have time to rest and relax before your tour begins the following day.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

Ascend Table Mountain by cable car this morning for wonderful perspectives over Cape Town. Afterwards, explore the city’s attractions on foot, finishing with a delectable seafood dinner.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Boulders Beach

Today you experience the Cape Peninsula’s myriad wonders: magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, the Boulders Beach penguin colony, Cape Point’s dramatic meeting of Indian and Atlantic Ocean waters, and the dazzling indigenous plants and birds of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 3

Wine Country & Coast: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

Discover South Africa’s wine country, strolling through both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek — charming Cape Dutch towns surrounded by mountains and vineyards—and walking in the hills above a historic wine estate.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 4

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

This morning, savor gorgeous views over Walker Bay from the coastal bluffs of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Linger over an elegant lunch at a local winery and then choose between free time or a cliff top walk.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 5

Fly to Kruger National Park; bush walk

Fly into the wilds of Kruger National Park and settle in at your remote bush camp overlooking the wildlife-rich Timbitene Plain. Toast your first afternoon walk with sundowners in the bush and a candle-lit dinner back at camp.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 6

Kruger National Park: walking safaris

Arise at dawn for a thrilling walking safari, discovering Kruger’s unparalleled wildlife and learning animal tracking secrets from your expert guides. Resume your quest for the “Big Five” on this afternoon’s bush walk and game drive.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 7

Kruger National Park: morning bush walk; afternoon game drive

After another morning walking safari, decamp to the luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Enjoy high tea overlooking the lodge’s waterhole, then set off to explore your new surroundings in a 4×4 Land Cruiser.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 8

Kruger National Park: Morning and afternoon game drives

From your base at Rhino Post Lodge, enjoy morning and evening game drives, interspersed with downtime by the pool and wildlife watching from your deck. Tonight, celebrate the week’s adventures with dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 9

Your South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour concludes

After a final game drive, fly to Johannesburg.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Cape Town (**2019 only)

1 night for only $298*

  • One night at More Quarters
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • 1 breakfast

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in South Africa with an additional night in Cape Town. Once referred to as the “Tavern of the Seas,” Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city that boasts a rich history and culture. Take a ferry ride to Robben Island to learn about the struggles and triumphs of Nelson Mandela, or visit one of the city’s inspiring museums including the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the SA Museum and the Jewish Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can visit some of the nearby beaches and nature reserves, while food and wine lovers will enjoy dining in Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.

Single Supplement: $148*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.
**The Pre-Tour Extension to Cape Town is available for 2019 departures only.

Post-Tour Extension: Zambia: Victoria Falls

3 nights from $2,248**

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Deluxe 5-star lodge on the Zambezi River and boutique hotel near the Johannesburg Airport
  • All meals, local drinks, and house wines (except bottled wines and premium-alcohol drinks) included at the Zambezi Lodge
  • Guided excursion to the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls 
  • Optional lodge activities such as sundowner cruise, mokoro ride, and village visit (time permitting)
  • Airport meet-and-greet service
  • Park fees

Sending up columns of spray visible from miles away, Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s most spectacular natural wonders. On this extension, you can choose between a guided visit to the Zambia or Zimbabwean side of the falls (visas required) along with a number of active and cultural visits from your remote lodge.

Your deluxe, wilderness lodge could not be more perfect – accessible to the astonishing cascade, yet distant enough to enjoy peace, quiet, and personal space. The great Zambezi River provides a dramatic backdrop for your wanderings and meditations on this timeless landscape.

Single Supplement: $448*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.
**For 2018, the Post-Tour Extension price is $2,098. Single supplement is $398.

Tour Extension Available

Cape Town (2019 only)
1 night from only $298*

Victoria Falls
3 nights from only $2,248**

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Flight

Overnight flight to South Africa

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrival in Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to your deluxe boutique hotel (the same hotel as night one of the tour). Settle into your room, where you have time to rest and relax before your tour begins the following day.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then meet your guide(s) in the lobby at 9:00 a.m. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Your guide(s) will meet you at the More Quarters Hotel at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Ascend Table Mountain by cable car this morning for wonderful perspectives over Cape Town. Afterwards, explore the city’s attractions on foot, finishing with a delectable seafood dinner.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Today you experience the Cape Peninsula’s myriad wonders: magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, the Boulders Beach penguin colony, Cape Point’s dramatic meeting of Indian and Atlantic Ocean waters, and the dazzling indigenous plants and birds of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: More Quarters, Cape Town

Known for its tranquil atmosphere and ideal location just steps away from local eateries, boutique shops, and beaches, More Quarters offers a collection of spacious one-bedroom suites, each with a sitting area, en suite bathroom, and full amenities. The hotel’s public areas provide spots for relaxing and mingling in front of the fireplace or over board games in the library.

Day 3

Wine Country & Coast: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

Discover South Africa’s wine country, strolling through both Stellenbosch and Franschhoek — charming Cape Dutch towns surrounded by mountains and vineyards—and walking in the hills above a historic wine estate.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 4

Fernkloof Nature Reserve

This morning, savor gorgeous views over Walker Bay from the coastal bluffs of Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Linger over an elegant lunch at a local winery and then choose between free time or a cliff top walk.

Accommodation: Ocean Eleven Guesthouse, Hermanus

Ocean Eleven is a Cape Cod, Colonial style luxury guest house, situated on the famous cliffs of Hermanus. The main house—with its high ceilings, tall windows and teak floors—retains the elegance, grace, and style of its original Colonial architecture, while each of the ten beautifully appointed guest rooms enjoys all-encompassing vistas over Walker Bay, framed by the gentle embrace of picturesque mountains.

Day 5

Fly to Kruger National Park; bush walk

Fly into the wilds of Kruger National Park and settle in at your remote bush camp overlooking the wildlife-rich Timbitene Plain. Toast your first afternoon walk with sundowners in the bush and a candle-lit dinner back at camp.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 6

Kruger National Park: walking safaris

Arise at dawn for a thrilling walking safari, discovering Kruger’s unparalleled wildlife and learning animal tracking secrets from your expert guides. Resume your quest for the “Big Five” on this afternoon’s bush walk and game drive.

Accommodation: Plains Camp, Kruger National Park

Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th-century naturalist’s rest, nestled in an acacia knob thorn thicket. Designed for splendid isolation, it offers just four tents, comfortably furnished in traditional African explorer style. En suite facilities with hot running water add to the ambiance, as does the African wilderness sitting at your threshold.

** Please Note:  You may be staying at the Rhino Post Lodge first.

Day 7

Kruger National Park: morning bush walk; afternoon game drive

After another morning walking safari, decamp to the luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Enjoy high tea overlooking the lodge’s waterhole, then set off to explore your new surroundings in a 4×4 Land Cruiser.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 8

Kruger National Park: Morning and afternoon game drives

From your base at Rhino Post Lodge, enjoy morning and evening game drives, interspersed with downtime by the pool and wildlife watching from your deck. Tonight, celebrate the week’s adventures with dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park

The luxurious Rhino Post Safari Lodge is built on the banks of the dry Mutlumuvi riverbed. Constructed of natural materials such as stone, wood, thatch, and canvas, it fits elegantly into the environment. Stilts raise the eight spaciously appointed suites along the riverbank for wonderful views from bedroom, bathroom, and private deck.

Suites are styled in open plan with wooden floors, thatched roofs, canvas walls, and glass doors and windows. En-suite facilities include a deep, freestanding bath, double basins, separate toilet, and outdoor shower surrounded by thick reed poles. Raised walkways link suites to the main area, so that wildlife meanders underneath, undisturbed.

Day 9

Your South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour concludes

After a final game drive, fly to Johannesburg.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Cape Town (**2019 only)

1 night for only $298*

  • One night at More Quarters
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • 1 breakfast

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in South Africa with an additional night in Cape Town. Once referred to as the “Tavern of the Seas,” Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city that boasts a rich history and culture. Take a ferry ride to Robben Island to learn about the struggles and triumphs of Nelson Mandela, or visit one of the city’s inspiring museums including the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the SA Museum and the Jewish Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can visit some of the nearby beaches and nature reserves, while food and wine lovers will enjoy dining in Cape Town’s world-class restaurants.

Single Supplement: $148*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.
**The Pre-Tour Extension to Cape Town is available for 2019 departures only.

Post-Tour Extension: Zambia: Victoria Falls

3 nights from $2,248**

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Deluxe 5-star lodge on the Zambezi River and boutique hotel near the Johannesburg Airport
  • All meals, local drinks, and house wines (except bottled wines and premium-alcohol drinks) included at the Zambezi Lodge
  • Guided excursion to the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls 
  • Optional lodge activities such as sundowner cruise, mokoro ride, and village visit (time permitting)
  • Airport meet-and-greet service
  • Park fees

Sending up columns of spray visible from miles away, Victoria Falls is one of Earth’s most spectacular natural wonders. On this extension, you can choose between a guided visit to the Zambia or Zimbabwean side of the falls (visas required) along with a number of active and cultural visits from your remote lodge.

Your deluxe, wilderness lodge could not be more perfect – accessible to the astonishing cascade, yet distant enough to enjoy peace, quiet, and personal space. The great Zambezi River provides a dramatic backdrop for your wanderings and meditations on this timeless landscape.

Single Supplement: $448*

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.
**For 2018, the Post-Tour Extension price is $2,098. Single supplement is $398.

Tour Extension Available

Cape Town (2019 only)
1 night from only $298*

Victoria Falls
3 nights from only $2,248**

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Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Aug 24 - Sep 1 $5,498 $898
Sep 22 - Sep 30 $5,498 $898
Oct 8 - Oct 16 $5,498 $898
Oct 22 - Oct 30 $5,498 $898

Flight + Tour Combo

2018 Dates WASHINGTON (DULLES) Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Aug 22 - Sep 2 $6,698
$998
Sep 20 - Oct 1 $6,798 $998
Oct 6 - Oct 17 $6,798 $998
Oct 20 - Oct 31 $6,798 $998
Additional gateway cities available; please call for details. Standard Terms & Conditions apply when purchasing this trip. Prices include all airline surcharges and Government taxes and fees. Call for details. All prices are subject to change. Departure dates and prices shown may be updated several times daily, and apply to new bookings only. We reserve the right to correct errors.

Tour Only

2019 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Mar 10 - Mar 18 $6,898 $998
Sep 8 - Sep 16 $6,898 $998
Oct 6 - Oct 14 $6,898 $998
Oct 27 - Nov 4 $6,898 $998

Flight + Tour Combo

2019 Dates WASHINGTON (DULLES) Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Mar 8 - Mar 19 $7,998
$1,098
Sep 6 - Sep 17 $8,298 $1,098
Oct 4 - Oct 15 $8,298 $1,098
Oct 25 - Nov 5 $8,298 $1,098
Additional gateway cities available; please call for details. Standard Terms & Conditions apply when purchasing this trip. Prices include all airline surcharges and Government taxes and fees. Call for details. All prices are subject to change. Departure dates and prices shown may be updated several times daily, and apply to new bookings only. We reserve the right to correct errors.

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Rod Prodgers
Rod Prodgers

Rod Prodgers has always found himself fascinated and enchanted by South Africa’s rich history, the beauty of its natural areas, and the variety of cultures of its people. He considers it his mission to provide visitors from far and wide with a memorable experience when they visit his corner of the world and loves sharing information and insights about past and current affairs. When not guiding, Rod enjoys volunteering at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town, where he offers tours highlighting the city’s Jewish community and history.

Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas is a Cape Town native who studied at B.Com after finishing school and 2 years in the army. A runner and cyclist, Alan has cycled the Karakoram Highway from Islamabad to Kashgar as well as from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp. Having travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Southern Africa, and Australasia to rid himself of wanderlust, he returned to his beloved Table Mountain and the Mother City. Tour guiding seemed a natural progression and for the last 6 years he has concentrated on taking guests around South Africa. When he is not guiding he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and hiking and cycling around the peninsula.

Erica Vink
Erica Vink

Born in the North Western Cape on a Karoo sheep farm, Erica Vink is an outgoing and energetic guide. She feels that it is a privilege to share the vibrancy and beauty of South Africa with guests and is both passionate and optimistic about the future of her country. Erica is fluent in English, Afrikaans, and German and received her education at the University of Stellenbosch. Her professional experience has ranged widely, from working in the wine lands in Stellenbosch to the medical industry, with many other roles in tourism in between. She is an active member of a local hiking club, a passionate advocate for sustainable tourism, and a volunteer mountain guide for Table Mountain National Park. When not guiding, she enjoys spending time with her spouse and two sons.

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Erica Klocke

Erica Klocke is a born and bred South African who has forever been passionate about her native country and its people. Starting over 20 years ago as a driver-guide, she worked her way up to the National Guide level and has also led several tours that have taken her across the border into Zimbabwe and Namibia. Erica speaks and guides in German, English, and Flemish and her interests include history,  music, art, wine, food, and anything having to do with nature.

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