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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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Delight in a hiking tour of South Africa that takes you on an exciting adventure, from sophisticated Cape Town to the wilds of Kruger National Park. Savor a meal at a world-class restaurant on Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and take in sweeping views from iconic Table Mountain. Stroll through idyllic mountainside vineyards in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, sampling vintages from the heart of South Africa’s renowned wine country. An in-depth walking tour in Kruger National Park enriches the subtle sights and sounds of the African wild, as you anticipate an exciting encounter with the “Big Five.” Enjoy the comfort of deluxe lodges and bush camps, sundowner in hand. Memories of South Africa’s contemporary splendor and timeless wilderness will last a lifetime.

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:
  • Discover Cape Town’s cosmopolitan waterfront shops and restaurants, and marvel at panoramic views from the summit of nearby 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 in Kruger National Park – home to the largest number of mammal species in Africa.
  • Spend comfortable evenings immersed in nature at your deluxe lodge and remote bush camp.
  • Unwind at the end of your day in your deluxe bush camp, sundowner in hand, watching the sun set over the remote African wilderness.
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $7,998 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Cape Town
1 night $198*
Victoria Falls
3 nights $2,298*

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $6,898 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Your Tour Includes:

  • All meals except one dinner
  • Local wine and/or beer with dinner
  • Exceptional boutique accommodations
  • Local Guide(s) with you 24/7

Flight + Tour Combo Includes:

  • All tour inclusions
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Pre-tour night accommodations
  • Overseas airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Business-class upgrades available

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

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

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate. Optional free time or cliff walk; 1 hour, easy

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

1 hour, easy to moderate (time permitting). Evening 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 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

3-4 hours of bush walking, easy to moderate. Evening game drive

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

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 South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

Begin your hiking tour of South Africa, ascending Table Mountain by cable car, admiring sweeping views from the summit. Take in Cape Town’s impressive City Hall and lively Greenmarket Square, finishing your day with a glass of South African wine.

Accommodation: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

An integration of five heritage properties, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel is modern, luxurious, and ideally-located in the heart of Cape Town. Rooms include guest amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Ultra HD TV, in-room WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel features a spa, sauna, plunge pool, and fitness room as well as a gallery. A rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and Table Mountain, while many nearby restaurants cater to any taste.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Take in the wonders of the Cape Peninsula – magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, and dramatic views from the Cape of Good Hope. Stroll winding pathways through a remarkable collection of South African flora in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

An integration of five heritage properties, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel is modern, luxurious, and ideally-located in the heart of Cape Town. Rooms include guest amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Ultra HD TV, in-room WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel features a spa, sauna, plunge pool, and fitness room as well as a gallery. A rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and Table Mountain, while many nearby restaurants cater to any taste.

Day 3

Wine Country: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

In South Africa’s famous wine country, walk the lush vineyards and dramatic mountains surrounding the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. After a visit to a wine estate, arrive at the quaint hamlet town of Hermanus in the Western Cape.

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate. Optional free time or cliff walk; 1 hour, easy

Stroll trails through fields of wildflowers in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, enjoying magnificent views of Walker Bay below. After savoring lunch at a local winery, choose between free time at your accommodation or a guided walk along the Cliff Top trail.

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

1 hour, easy to moderate (time permitting). Evening game drive

Arrive at your remote, luxury bush camp in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. This afternoon, take your first guided walking safari and a game drive followed by sundowners 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: walking safaris

3-4 hours of bush walking, easy to moderate. Evening game drive

On this morning’s walking tour in Kruger National Park, discover the park’s natural wonders and learn about animal-tracking secrets. In the late afternoon, enjoy another bush walk or game drive as you seek the elusive Big Five.

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Appreciate a walking tour in Kruger National Park before transferring to elegant Rhino Post Safari Lodge. After a delightful high tea, depart on an afternoon game drive with an evening sundowner before returning to camp for a sumptuous dinner.

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

Your last full day in Kruger National Park includes two exciting game drives, interspersed with a dip in the pool, a spa treatment, or wildlife viewing from your private deck with – of course – a glass of wine in hand.

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

Venture into Kruger’s untamed wilds for your final game drive this morning. Your South Africa hiking tour comes to an end as you return to your lodge for a leisurely brunch, then depart for Johannesburg for your onward travel.

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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 South Africa Safari: The Cape and Kruger National Park tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate. Optional free time or cliff walk; 1 hour, easy

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

1 hour, easy to moderate (time permitting). Evening 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 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

3-4 hours of bush walking, easy to moderate. Evening game drive

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

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

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

1 night for only $198*

  • 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 and galleries including the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the SA Museum, the National Art Gallery 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: $98*

*For 2019, the Pre-Tour Extension price is $298. The Single Supplement price is $148. Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Zambia: Victoria Falls

3 nights from $2,298*

  • 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

*For 2019, the Pre-Tour Extension price is $2,248. 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)
  • Small-group 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 Extensions Available

Cape Town
1 night from only $198*

Victoria Falls
3 nights from only $2,298*

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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

Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), South Africa, after retrieving luggage and passing through customs, a representative holding a sign with Country Walkers on it will meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area.

Accommodation: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

An integration of five heritage properties, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel is modern, luxurious, and ideally-located in the heart of Cape Town. Rooms include guest amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Ultra HD TV, in-room WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel features a spa, sauna, plunge pool, and fitness room as well as a gallery. A rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and Table Mountain, while many nearby restaurants cater to any taste.

Day 1

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

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

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

Begin your hiking tour of South Africa, ascending Table Mountain by cable car, admiring sweeping views from the summit. Take in Cape Town’s impressive City Hall and lively Greenmarket Square, finishing your day with a glass of South African wine.

Accommodation: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

An integration of five heritage properties, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel is modern, luxurious, and ideally-located in the heart of Cape Town. Rooms include guest amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Ultra HD TV, in-room WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel features a spa, sauna, plunge pool, and fitness room as well as a gallery. A rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and Table Mountain, while many nearby restaurants cater to any taste.

Day 2

Cape Peninsula: Cape Point & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Take in the wonders of the Cape Peninsula – magnificent beaches, quaint fishing harbors, and dramatic views from the Cape of Good Hope. Stroll winding pathways through a remarkable collection of South African flora in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Accommodation: Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel, Cape Town

An integration of five heritage properties, Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel is modern, luxurious, and ideally-located in the heart of Cape Town. Rooms include guest amenities such as a Nespresso coffee machine, Ultra HD TV, in-room WiFi, and air conditioning. The hotel features a spa, sauna, plunge pool, and fitness room as well as a gallery. A rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and Table Mountain, while many nearby restaurants cater to any taste.

Day 3

Wine Country: Stellenbosch & La Motte Vineyard

3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

In South Africa’s famous wine country, walk the lush vineyards and dramatic mountains surrounding the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. After a visit to a wine estate, arrive at the quaint hamlet town of Hermanus in the Western Cape.

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate. Optional free time or cliff walk; 1 hour, easy

Stroll trails through fields of wildflowers in Fernkloof Nature Reserve, enjoying magnificent views of Walker Bay below. After savoring lunch at a local winery, choose between free time at your accommodation or a guided walk along the Cliff Top trail.

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

1 hour, easy to moderate (time permitting). Evening game drive

Arrive at your remote, luxury bush camp in South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. This afternoon, take your first guided walking safari and a game drive followed by sundowners 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: walking safaris

3-4 hours of bush walking, easy to moderate. Evening game drive

On this morning’s walking tour in Kruger National Park, discover the park’s natural wonders and learn about animal-tracking secrets. In the late afternoon, enjoy another bush walk or game drive as you seek the elusive Big Five.

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

2-3 hours of walking, easy to moderate

Appreciate a walking tour in Kruger National Park before transferring to elegant Rhino Post Safari Lodge. After a delightful high tea, depart on an afternoon game drive with an evening sundowner before returning to camp for a sumptuous dinner.

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

Your last full day in Kruger National Park includes two exciting game drives, interspersed with a dip in the pool, a spa treatment, or wildlife viewing from your private deck with – of course – a glass of wine in hand.

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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Pre-Tour Extension: Cape Town

1 night for only $198*

  • 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 and galleries including the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the SA Museum, the National Art Gallery 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: $98*

*For 2019, the Pre-Tour Extension price is $298. The Single Supplement price is $148. Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Zambia: Victoria Falls

3 nights from $2,298*

  • 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

*For 2019, the Pre-Tour Extension price is $2,248. Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extensions Available

Cape Town
1 night from only $198*

Victoria Falls
3 nights from only $2,298*

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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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