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Guided Walking : Africa

South Africa Safari: The Cape & Kruger National Park

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 2 - 3 hours daily

South Africa Safari Map

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.


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.
  • Spend comfortable evenings immersed in nature at your deluxe lodge and remote bush camp.
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $6,698 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Victoria Falls
3 nights $2,098

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $5,498 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Trust our expertise with 38+ years in active travel.
  • Immersive experiences with our local guides.
  • Virtually everything is included, even beer and wine with dinner.
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  • We take care of our solo travelers.
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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Cape Town: Table Mountain

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 & Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve; Optional free time or cliff walk

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

Transfer to Kruger National Park. Plains Camp: Game drive

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 game drive with sundowners in the bush and a candlelit 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: Plains Camp

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 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: Rhino Post Safari Lodge

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: Rhino Post: 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 & 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 & Fernkloof Nature Reserve

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

Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve; Optional free time or cliff walk

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

Transfer to Kruger National Park. Plains Camp: Game drive

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 game drive with sundowners in the bush and a candlelit 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: Plains Camp

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 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: Rhino Post Safari Lodge

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: Rhino Post: 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.

Departure

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

Make the most of this last precious day with an early-morning rising and light breakfast in the lounge, preparing you for one final morning game drive. Take midmorning refreshment in the bush as you track the abundant wildlife. Return to the lodge in time for a leisurely brunch and shower before you pack up and decamp. You bid your hosts a warm farewell before boarding your flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your included international flight.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Post-Tour Extension: Zambia: Victoria Falls

3 nights from $2,098

  • Two nights in a luxury 5-star lodge on the Zambezi River and one night at a deluxe boutique hotel near the Johannesburg Airport
  • All meals, local drinks, and house wines (except bottled wines and premium-alcohol drinks) included at the lodge
  • Guided excursion to the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls 
  • Optional activities such as daytime or sundowner cruise, village visit, and guided walks (time permitting)
  • Flights to and from Victoria Falls (in conjunction with the Flight +Tour Combo)
  • Airport meet-and-greet service
  • Laundry
  • 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 explore it on your own terms, from the Knife-edge Bridge to deep gorges and rainforest trails. Africa’s great falls are sure to leave you awestruck—and make a tantalizing, easy addition to any itinerary.

Your luxurious five-star lodge could not be more perfect…close 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: $398

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • One night accommodation in Cape Town
  • One breakfast
  • 9 days, 8 nights South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park, with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Victoria Falls
3 nights from only $2,098

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Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Mar 12 - Mar 20 $5,498 $898
Sep 22 - Sep 30 $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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Mar 10 - Mar 21 $6,698
$998
Sep 20 - Oct 1 $6,798 $998
Oct 20 - Oct 31 $6,798 $998
*Savings applicable to new bookings only. 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.

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